White Rabbits - Milk Famous (way better than It's Frightening)
Brilliant! I didn't even know this was out yet. I loved It's Frightening.
So far I've only listened to two albums this year, fortunately I really like them both! 1. Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself - I think I like this album much more than his last one. It's still a long way from Armchair Apocrypha, however. 2. Fanfarlo - Rooms Filled with Light - I don't think it's as strong as their debut, but I really like the funky sounds and experimental stuff they're doing. Also, I really like that this has kind of an 80s feel to it.
1. Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour / Golden Mile 2. New Build - Yesterday Was Lived and Lost 3. VCMG - Ssss 4. Zammuto - S/T 5. Julia Holter - Ekstasis 6. John Talabot - fin 7. From the Mouth of the Sun - Woven Tide 8. Peter Broderick - www.itsartshear.com 9. Grimes - Visions 10. Mirrorring - Foreign Body
Phenomenal new record from one of my favorite bands of the past few years. Rock and roll through and through. Their record label describes it much better than I will ever be able to:
"Ironically referred to by Timeout NY as “Thurston Moore & the E Street Band,” The Men have never been a band to play by categorical punk subgenre rules. Instead, over the last three years, this band has dabbled in everything from hardcore punk to psych to shoegaze to black metal; and they have done all of it effortlessly, and for the most part, flawlessly. Totally removed from the current climate of ADD-youtube-blog-hyped generation of musicians under 21, The Men stand out from the pack as both scene elders and actual record collectors. What makes this band so unique is their ability to synthesize their influences rather than just regurgitate them.
On Open Your Heart, the band’s 3rd full length, the NY quartet explore twangy country music, guitar solos, surf-ish riffs, psych, and just about everything in between. Erring on the side of literal as opposed to ironic, the song titles here (“Oscillation,” “Country Song,” “Ex-Dreams,” etc.) blatantly celebrate the band’s “you get what you pay for” DIY aesthetic. Beyond their genre-defying writing experiments, some of the band’s finest singles to date are on this record; “Open Your Heart,” “Please Don’t Go Away,” and “Candy” all demonstrate a new pop sensibility that previous albums only hinted at. Additionally, having four songwriters in the band lends itself to a truly unpredictable and thrilling live experience. With Open Your Heart, The Men embrace what is truly their calling, and flower into the fully diversified punk band their fans have always championed them for being."
Adding to my list: Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions Julia Holter - Ekstasis The Men - Open Your Heart Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (This is seriously phenomenal, you guys) Grimes - Visions Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land (I'm surprised I like an album from a band with such a shitty name)
Ok, just how the fuck does one go about searching for this band or artist or whatever it is on the internet? Does no one take these kind of things into consideration when naming themselves? Christ, I'm just waiting for someone to call themselves "the."
Band names have always intrigued me. In fact when I bored in class I often try to think up names for no reason at all. I really like indie music, but it seriously hard to get into some band when there name is too dumb to even say out loud. But I guess that's probably said about 'The Band' when they came out, but in their case in actually made sense.