I'm lying because I realized that I've heard and enjoyed them on XM
Yeah ill echo the praise on Opposites.
this* article from a few weeks ago, which is completely mouth-watering.
And in that same vein, one of this year's best albums of kinda-sorta-shoegaze is Out of View by The History of Apple Pie. The music is great, but their name is so awful that it's hard for me to take them seriously.
MARCH IS HERE. JUSTICE 'ACCESS ALL ARENAS' xoxoxo
Can't get over how good New Moon is. It's the perfect combination of the raw loudness of Leave Home and airier moments of Open Your Heart. I'm especially happy to see such a warm response to it; I was worried it would be really polarizing amongst their fans but it seems most people are really open to it.
Doldrums - Lesser Evil has its moments. It can be a barrage of electronic missile attacks at times and disturbingly overwhelming but there are some gems in this battlefield for sure. Anomaly, Sunrise, Egypt, and the title track are all good to me.
I finally dug into New Moon today. I love the progression they have taken. Candy from Open Your Heart reminded me of the Grateful Dead or Stones and some of the newer tracks have that feel as well. I think its partly Perro's voice and partly the big open jams.
I'm listening to the Cheatahs EP SANS right now. It's a pretty good 90s rock album with a shoegazy psych feel. Some big harmonies. Can't figure out who the vocalist reminds me of, but its on the tip of my tongue.
I also listened to New Moon for the first time today. Supermoon is my song of the year at this point. Holy shit.
There is some really awesome stuff going on in New Moon. This band continues to evolve into something really great and its really exciting. I feel like every release is a step in the perfect direction.
O god the new Johnny Marr is so much fun. Had absolutely zero expectations of this and its SO GOOD. Excited for him to be making it to Indio this year.
The new Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something to Happen is full of all kinds of lovely jangly pop-hooks and sweet melodies.
And Shlohmo's Laid Out EP just proves that he's one of the most innovative and interesting beat producers out there these days.
1/17: Marching Church @ Rickshaw Stop
1/23: No Age @ Starline Social Club
1/26: The She's, Terry Malts @ The Independent
1/27: Heron Oblivion @ The Chapel
1/27: Christopher Rau, Jordan @ f8
1/29: Silver Shadows, CCR Headcleaner @ Hemlock Tavern
02/02: Lily's @ The Chapel
I think I'm going to check those out, since I trust your judgment. Have heard multiple people raving about Veronica Falls.
Both veronica Falls records are very nice. If you like that, i also recommend Ex Cops' True Hallucinations, Breathless' Green To Blue, and the new Beach Fossils, Clash the Truth.
8/7/16 - Sufjan Stevens @ Hollywood Bowl // 8/8/16 - Radiohead @ Shrine // 8/8/16 - Boris @ Regent
9/14/16 - Wilco @ Theatre at Ace Hotel // 9/18/16 - Kraftwerk @ Hollywood Bowl
Is Veronica Falls a better lay than Ramona Falls?
Something about getting older makes me love country-tinged music more and more. I can't stop listening to the new Phosphorescent record. It's a great expansion on Here's To Taking It Easy, with Matthew Houck venturing even further outside of that strict alt-country box, but ultimately my favorite songs are those with their roots deepest in that style ("Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master)" and "The Quotildian Beasts"). It has a little bit for everyone.
Speaking of country, did anyone ever check out the new Mount Moriah? It gets better and better.
ps Free ep will be given out on their tour