Hear a clip of a Zavalaz (Cedric Bixler's new band)
After seeing that The Quietus called Standish/Carlyon's Deleted Scenes their favorite album of the year so far, I put it on today. It's good...there are a lot of different genres and influences that they're pulling from. But, I wasn't all that taken by it. It kind of reminded me of when everyone was all bananas for How to Dress Well's first record and I didn't quite see what everyone else saw in it. I'd be very interested to hear what you guys think of it.
Deafheaven is happening very shortly. I've been waiting to listen to it at home with my good speakers, and have been gone a lot.
Listening to the new Baths record and I like it a lot. Very weird, dark glitchy stuff going on here. I like his seemingly always trembling voice too.
EDIT: Yeah this is AWESOME. Everyone listen to this asap.
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I think the Disclosure album is really solid and a lot of fun with some exceptional dance floor bangers, but I was honestly hoping for at least a few tracks without guest vocals.
I guess this doesn't really count as a 2013 release but I don't know where else to put it: It looks like all of the PJ Harvey albums are being reissued on 180g: http://www.musicdirect.com/search.as...rm=pj%20harvey
Price is a bit steep, but better than paying the $80+ for a single shoddy copy on discogs or whatever.
Elephant Stone's 2013 self-titled album is really good. Lo fi/psych sounding band with pop undertones.
EDIT* I think Tame Impala fans would dig this band.
The Rock Gods have shined upon us! Church of Misery's Thy Kingdom Scum is the absolute epitome of stoner rock - thundering doomy riffs, groovy rhythm section, and just balls to the walls stoney headbanging rock for 50 minutes. This is one of the best straight-ahead examples of the genre I've heard in years.
The new Mount Kimbie is very good. Definitely one of my best of the year thus far. I like it much better than Crooks and Lovers; it's more fully developed and has a deeper feel. I like the tracks with King Krule, too.
I've been trying really hard to get into more metal and more often than not it's just exhausting me because it's not where my brain's at lately. I've heard a few things I've liked pretty well but a lot of the time it's a bit of a slog. It's not something I'm naturally in tune with so it takes a bit longer for me to process. But so far I've listened to Inter Arma, Portal, Deafheaven, Ghost B.C., Cough + Windham (I was half asleep for this though), Nails, and Kvelertak. And I've got a few others downloaded.
Portal took the most work I'd imagine. It's a great, crusty death metal record, but it is fucking inaccessible. The Windhand half of the Cough/Windhand split is probably the most thrilling metal release of the year, but hot damn if Deafheaven doesn't just get me excited.
I was . . . distracted during the Portal listen, so I can't say I honestly gave it a ton of attention aside from background noise. The Cough/Windham definitely sounded like the kind of metal that hits the sweet spot most directly for me, I'll throw that on again so I can digest it while awake. I listened to Deafheaven after work today and while there were parts I enjoyed, I felt like maybe the production is a little too muddy? This happens with a lot of soaring, ambitious metal albums where I want to hear more detail and for it to be louder in general but it all seems kind of washed out without a lot of range. Maybe I'm projecting that on there. I'll give it a few more spins. Maybe I'll just go see them live and make up my mind that way.
I've listened to the Deafheaven twice now on really good studio monitors and found the mix to be really sharp and crisp, actually.
K guys. I never really listen to metal, but since I've seen Deafheaven mentioned like a dozen times I am going to download it.
In other news, the Boards of Canada Japanese itunes leak is making my ears extra happy right now. So fucking good.
7/29 - Anderson Paak - House of Blues - LV
8/5 - 8/7 - OSL - Golden Gate Park - SF
We need to create a thread that gives bmack space to convince a message board of mostly non-metal people to listen to metal.
August 26-28 - Psycho LV
September 7 - Cobalt
September 12 - Kraftwerk
September 17 - Melvins
September 20 - Wolves In The Throne Room
September 21 - Kanye West
September 30-October 2 - ACL wk.1
October 7 - ACL wk.2
October 11 - Failure
November 6 - Sia
November 12 - Black Sabbath
So I just finished 13.
It's easily the best Black Sabbath album since Heaven and Hell and the best album Ozzy has been a part of since Diary of a Madman. They chose a fantastic time to come back and put out what feels like a vital and strong album, what with the increased focus on doom and the prevalence of bands who show obvious debts to their early work (Pallbearer comes to mind.) I didn't hear a single weak track on it and some of the solos are as strong or stronger than anything Iommi's done. The radio edit of End of the Beginning had me concerned, but the bridge on it really makes the song and gives it some oomph. It's exciting to be surprised by these old dudes.