The NEW Official indie/alternative music thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by hipsterjoe, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Cornelius Suttree

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    I don't listen to music while running but if I did I would probably rely on lots of Protomartyr, Nots, Preoccupations, Ex Hex, Oh Sees, Sheer Mag, Bully, Parquet Courts, Omni, The Courtneys, Pile, Institute, White Reaper, etc.

    some recent Parquet Courts stuff might not fit the bill but most of their stuff would
     
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  2. TC

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    Whoa. Country Westerns is awesome :clap:

    I'm not a big country fan so wasn't sure if I would like based on the name. Reminds me a little bit of the vibe from the Ryan Adams 1989 album
     
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  3. Upton^2

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    Have been listening to a lot of Antlers in quarantine. Are they still together?
     
  4. Degausser

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    Man, the first few guitar notes of the Pure X album just hook me every time.
     
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  5. kezarmyaj

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    I think theyre on 'hiatus' the lead singer released a solo album a couple of years ago that was pretty good
     
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  6. Upton^2

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    thanks. ill check that out
     
  7. hipsterjoe

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    lead singer is going deaf. they’re probs done
     
  8. TC

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    Well that’s almost as sad as “putting the dog to sleep” :ohdear:
     
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  9. hipsterjoe

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    wear earplugs to shows, people
     
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  10. Cornelius Suttree

    Cornelius Suttree I am a landmine
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    And basketball games or really crowded football games. There's not enough being done to educate young people about the dangers of hearing loss or inner ear disorders IMO. Especially as everyone is seemingly wearing Air Pods all the time
     
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  11. ugafish

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  12. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Woke up at 330, did some work work, some yard work, made coffee and took the dog for a 4 mile walk. I forgot ultimate success today was out, giving it a spin now.
     
  13. Degausser

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    This song sounds like Cass McCombs and Mac Demarco's love child.

     
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  14. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    I’d dig pretty much anything they’d put out. That said early favorites outside the singles we had.

    bridge & crown
    Tranquilizer
     
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  15. Degausser

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    About to give this whole Protomartyr album a listen to see if it clicks with me. I've never been able to get into them, mainly due to the vocals.
     
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  16. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Last piece and I will shut up. They need money and I don’t collect vinyl so I bought some shirts and the “dad-hat”, lol.

     
  17. Cornelius Suttree

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    I never know what to expect from various forms of cottons. Like does 100% ringspun cotton shrink? Going back 15-20 years or so I've purchased a number of medium shirts that ended up shrinking and became unwearable and so many larges that didn't shrink like I had expected and also became unwearable. Love those tri-blends as a result, because they're soft as shit and I know a medium is what I actually wear

    bought a shirt. Also went on the King Gizzard and Bully merch stores and bought shirts. Nice link there
     
  18. Jimmy the Saint

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    I love tri-blend shirts. Pretty much all I wear these days.
     
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  19. Degausser

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    Just realized the killer harmonies in Phoebe's Graceland Too are Lucy and Julien, so we basically got a new boygrnius song.
     
  20. SC

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    Graceland Too was the creepiest, craziest place. I'm so glad she named a song after it.
     
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  21. Shiggityshwo

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    WE DID IT!

    :swagstrut:
     
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  22. Shiggityshwo

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    was pretty excited to be floored again by Michigan Hammers after the second listen of it a few weeks ago not living up to the first
     
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  23. Cornelius Suttree

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    haven't had a chance to listen to it in its entirety just yet but will be doing so on the porch with a lot of weed in a bit

    gosh I love this song so much

     
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  24. Cornelius Suttree

    Cornelius Suttree I am a landmine
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    A wonderful feeling:

    Pulling up to a stop light with your windows down and Processed By the Boys just beginning as other people at the light with their windows down look at you and wonder why they aren't listening to such awesome music
     
  25. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Agreed, I can’t even imagine what’s going to happen when I’m wearing my proto dad hat. Arrives today.
     
  26. Shiggityshwo

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    I can't pull the stop light window down unusual music blasting thing off anymore, lost that ability somewhere along the way :(
     
  27. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    No better time than now
     
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  28. Shiggityshwo

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  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    oh snap

    new METZ album out in October

    first single is called A Boat to Drown In

     
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  30. Cornelius Suttree

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  31. hipsterjoe

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    it's honestly been surprising that there aren't more stories like this that have leaked. this is unfortunately super super common in the scene (and everywhere else) because it's super easy for these idolized musicians to prey on young girls. it really is surprising to me that stories about some of the NY indie labels haven't leaked out yet
     
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  32. Cornelius Suttree

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    Sylvan Esso - Ferris Wheel

     
  33. Cornelius Suttree

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    Protomartyr with a video for June 21

     
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  34. Upton^2

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  35. SC

    SC It's All Happening.
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    Is it common for smaller labels like this to not have contracts with their artists? With Burger announcing they were shutting down, the head guy told Pitchfork he hated lawyers so they didn’t have to worry about contracts going forward because they never signed any.
     
  36. hipsterjoe

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    no that’s dumb as fuck
     
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  37. TC

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    Forgive my ignorance -- what does a record label even do these days. Why do you need one
     
  38. SC

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    That's what I thought reading it, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
     
  39. hipsterjoe

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    it’s very very difficult to do things DIY. distribution and press alone can make having a label worthwhile
     
  40. TC

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    Press I get. What does "distribution" mean in a digital age
     
  41. hipsterjoe

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    less important now from a traditional standpoint, but getting a record pressed is still very expensive and most people can’t afford to do it themselves. but getting content added to streaming services, using label connections to get featured in prominent playlists or as a featured artist, helping navigate the royalty market with ASCAP and BMI, radio, etc is why labels still have a place
     
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  42. TC

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    I know this still happens, but it seems so niche and boutique. What is the last record that sold 100k copies I wonder?
     
  43. hipsterjoe

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    from March of this year:

    So far in 2020, total vinyl album sales stand at 4.88 million (up 42.2% year-to-date). Further, vinyl album sales comprise 22.6% of all albums sold in 2020, and 33% of all physical albums sold.
     
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  44. TC

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    I've been reading a lot of old musician bios and there's so much talk about labels and I just skim over it. Atlantic this, CBS this, it's just names to me. Guess the business side just isn't very interesting to me, though it seems marginalized today (or at least changed from the giant corporate structures of old). I'm the generation that quit paying for music in the early 00s
     
  45. hipsterjoe

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    industries always change and that includes music. it’s becoming more common for labels to be a little less hands off during the recording (at least in terms of smaller labels) but they still have a place because they can be a big help in guiding the other processes. It’s easier now than it ever had been to go DIY, but it’s still extremely difficult
     
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  46. Cornelius Suttree

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    another single from Hoops :fap:

    Hoops - Glad You Stayed

     
  47. Cornelius Suttree

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    Protomartyr with a video for Day Without End

     
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  48. Cornelius Suttree

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    new Fuzz album out in October

    first single is called Returning

     
  49. fattmante

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    Cornelius Suttree

    I’ve really been getting into the Waterfall II lately and saw you’ve posted about them a few times. I’ve heard some other tunes of theirs that I enjoy, such as Lay low, Gideon, What a wonderful man, Wordless chorus, etc. What albums should I listen to first?
     
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