Rock/Indie/Alt Era |OT| Same as it ever was

Futureman

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Oct 26, 2017
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For some reason I thought this thread was dead...

4/26 Kevin Morby - OMG
5/3 Vampire Weekend - FotB
5/3 Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
5/10 Mac Demarco - Here Comes the Cowboy

what a great string of releases. Similar for me last year when Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts and Malkmus dropped albums with a week or two.
 

Futureman

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OH remembered another.

5/10 Radiator Hospital - Music for Daydreaming

officially the most condensed period of time with bands I like releasing records.
 

Teggy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nothing new is speaking to me lately. Can anyone recommend a newish band with some energy to it (ie not like a Beach House kind of thing)?

For reference my favorite record last year was Hop Along. I checked our PUP but it was a bit too jokey for me.
 

ForgeForsaken

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nothing new is speaking to me lately. Can anyone recommend a newish band with some energy to it (ie not like a Beach House kind of thing)?

For reference my favorite record last year was Hop Along. I checked our PUP but it was a bit too jokey for me.
Weakened Friends, Sidney Gish, Palehound, Pile, Potty Mouth, Fucko, Vundabar

These bands all have something in common a star to who figures it out.
 

andrew

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nothing new is speaking to me lately. Can anyone recommend a newish band with some energy to it (ie not like a Beach House kind of thing)?

For reference my favorite record last year was Hop Along. I checked our PUP but it was a bit too jokey for me.
Here's some rock/punk stuff from the last few months. I love the PUP record but I can get finding it jokey.

Control Top - Covert Contracts ("Unapologetic")
Martha - Love Keeps Kicking ("Love Keeps Kicking")
Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel ("Liberty Belle")
Juliana Hatfield - Weird ("Everything's for Sale")
Baus - Songs To Snake To ("Pop Song")

Weakened Friends, Sidney Gish, Palehound, Pile, Potty Mouth, Fucko, Vundabar

These bands all have something in common a star to who figures it out.
I know Vundabar and Pile are Boston bands and I believe Potty Mouth started there (but are in Los Angeles now? Can't remember) so I'm going to guess it's Boston bands
 

Teggy

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Cool, that’s a nice long list to dig into (more are welcome).

And ahem Juliana Hatfield is not “newish” ;)
 

Teggy

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I’ve heard about backyard shows but I guess playing living rooms is a thing now?
 

Icolin

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Oct 25, 2017
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i'm on a lykke li kick right now

little bit has got to be one of the best songs of the 2000s
 

Futureman

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Nothing new is speaking to me lately. Can anyone recommend a newish band with some energy to it (ie not like a Beach House kind of thing)?

For reference my favorite record last year was Hop Along. I checked our PUP but it was a bit too jokey for me.
Their new record is a little too... sleepy for me I think. But have you listened to Big Thief? Their first album "Masterpiece" is just amazing. Lots of energy.

I second Sidney Gish as well though her songs are kind of jokey as well. Every song is kind of a little in joke or sarcastic but the music is so damn upbeat and catchy.
 

Sabot

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Oct 31, 2017
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New Pile album is probably their best album since Dripping just thought ya'll should know. Not to poopoo on their other works between them of course, their whole discog is excellent
 

Futureman

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An album a year plus EP's for a very long time, so a lot to get into. I've never really dug into them, even though French Disko is one of my all time favourite songs.
Pitchfork just posted some live videos and that's the song that grabbed me.

Started listening to Transient Random-Noise and I'm liking it so far.
 

Bonefish

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Oct 28, 2017
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So, was supposed to see MGMT live here in Houston, and the show got canceled at the last minute by the venue due to the crazy weather as it was an outdoors show.

Then apparently the band performed an hour long DJ set indoors for the people who were still hanging around the venue.

Pretty pissed at the piss poor communication by the venue. :/
 

yagal

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Oct 25, 2017
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A disappointing year for me so far, good albums here and there but nothing special
 

Macadinho94

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Nov 4, 2017
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Seeing the last show on the Better Oblivion Community Centre Tour tonight, I’m sure it’ll be amazing per reactions to shows so far this tour
 

Servbot24

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Oct 25, 2017
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The National album sounding good so far. There are a lot of female vocals, almost a duet album. Sounds good.
 

King_Moc

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On a first listen, it's my favourite National album for quite a while. Most songs are working for me on a first listen. 'Not in Kansas' is brilliant in particular, and it's good to see them not being afraid of nailing their political colours to the wall.
 

Futureman

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I'm pretty much just an Alligator/Boxer fan, but I was reading someone say this reminds them a lot of Boxer so I'm gonna give it a listen.

Plus I think the main issue I have with National albums is Matt's vocals just slogging me down during the course of a ~50 minute album. So all the female guest vocals could help.
 

Mifune

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Oct 30, 2017
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The new National album is almost unbearably gorgeous. Those warm synth textures and choral vocals make me feel things.