Death Grips - The Powers That B Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit FIENDS IN LOW PLACES: HEAVY VIBES INTERNATIONALE Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer Keith Sweat Torche - Restarter Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire Butcher's Waltz Volume 2 (Learning Curve Records V/A)
I figured I would get one of these posted to attempt to get the ball rolling. I decided to do an album from a Sasquatch 2015 artist. Courtney Barnett is not only my number one must see on the 2015 lineup but she was one of my most anticipated acts from the Julysquatch that never happened. Her new album is really good and I am still digesting it. Before that was the Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. It has ten songs spanning over 46 minutes. Every one of these songs is great. Courtney is from Melbourne and her style of witty song writing and adorably lazy singing are made 10X more awesome with her accent. If anyone has seen me post on this board they know how much I love Helms Alee. There is no way in hell I would miss this Courtney Barnett set...even for Helms Alee.
The Double EP has some standout tracks despite them all being excellent. "Avant Gardner" hits home. While I was dealing with significant anxiety I felt this song was personal due to her having so much trouble breathing in...although I am a little better with smoking bongs than she is.
"Anonymous Club" makes me feel all romantic. My wife and I don't get sexy with it or anything but it is one that makes us think of each other.
It is easy to focus on the vocals and songwriting when it comes to Courtney Barnett but give her guitar skills respect, too. She can shred with the best of them. I finally found a reasonably priced copy of this album on Discogs and can't wait to add it to my vinyl collection. We had an emergency c-section on 3/20/15 and are lucky enough to welcome our daughter to the world without any complications despite being nearly a month premature. I have never been good at arts/crafts or keeping track of mementos. The "Baby Book" that we are supposed to be starting for our little girl has blank pages you are supposed to put things like first step, first word blah blah blah. I decided to include the first albums that she listened to and the very first one was Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. I love this album so much and if you haven't given it a chance you need to take it for a spin.
Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer Botch - We Are The Romans ( botch.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-the-romans-remastered-reissue ) The Residents - Nibbles (First thing I have heard from them. A co-worker gave me some vinyl to listen to and this was one of them. It has that Santa Dog song on it and I understand the obsession)
I'll go check 'em out tonight, my dude, but hold the internet for a second. You've never listened to Botch?!
Haha, there are a lot of bands out there that I missed the boat on. It is cool though...now I get to listen to Botch for the first time. I am listening to We Are The Romans right now and I get why they are so critically acclaimed. Would love to play on good speakers at a high volume! Wicked stuff. I am glad you got to check out SUMAC. They were filthy.
This show was fan-fucking-tastic. Two of these bands visit Bellingham a couple of times per year. Grenades brought their usual energetic, noisy, spaced out rock but it had an extra oomf tonight. Lozen is the most adorable band in the loud rock scene that is so booming in the PNW. These two ladies can make you fall in love with them by watching them throughout the set or crush you until you turn to a tiny poof of dust. Bad. Ass.Ladies. My buddy and I were smoking a bowl after their set and the drummer joined us while loading the van. She is a doll and you all should check out their music. Then it was time for SUMAC. This is a band that has Brian Cook (Botch, Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes), Aaron Turner (Isis, founded Hydra Head) and Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists). Their new record, The Deal, has been an intense one to digest. After seeing them live I can officially put this one on my favorite of the year list. It was my favorite set I have seen in over a year. And I have seen a lot of sets that I am in love with. Brain massage to the max. If you get a chance to see them play you need to make that happen. Everything that Brian Cook has been a part of I have loved. The one band I haven't heard yet is Botch but that is my next one to check out. Gah. Fuck. Bed time is now. Boomshackalacka.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2015 0:56:49 GMT -8 by badchoices