The NEW Official indie/alternative music thread

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  1. Homo Erectus

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    Dig her music in the background.

    Off today and sitting by the pool with a drink in hand. Maybe this belongs in what I'm listening to thread.

     
  2. FelipeG

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    Sounds like a bad mix from the '90s.
     
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  3. Shiggityshwo

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    gives me strong vibes of Pavement's Jackals, False Grails, which maaaaaaaay be my favorite song by them, definitely up there at least
     
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  4. Cornelius Suttree

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    some best of 2019 (so far) lists below. Gorilla vs Bear put out theirs about a year ago so I'd expect that soon

    my top 10 so far:

    Ex Hex - It's Real
    Chris Cohen - Chris Cohen
    William Tyler - Goes West
    Nots - 3
    Shana Cleveland - Night of the Worm Moon
    Hand Habits - placeholder
    Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club
    Nilufer Yanya - Miss Universe
    Kevin Morby - OMG
    Pile - Green and Gray

    https://uproxx.com/music/best-albums-of-2019-so-far-ranked/
    https://www.stereogum.com/featured/best-2019-albums-so-far/
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/06/best-albums-2019.html
     
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  5. Shiggityshwo

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    ***UPDATE***

    Just finished Pile's 2012 offering "Dripping" and they are now 3 for 3, this is fun

    Early Power Rankings
    -Magic Isn't Real
    -Green and Gray
    -Dripping
     
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  6. Shiggityshwo

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    As far as my current '19 list goes, there are a few albums I like outside of this list that could make my end of the year best of, but these are pretty much locks:

    Brutus - Nest
    The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery <--first time I've actually noticed the album title here, quite the mouthful
    My Diligence - Sun Rose
    Pile - Green and Gray
    Soen - Lotus
     
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  7. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Haven't been listening to a ton of new music this year, but of what I did hear, this is what I enjoyed this most.

    2019:

    Vintage Crop - Company Man
    Nots - 3
    Amyl and the Sniffers
    Prude Boys - The Reunion / Daddy
    Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
    Ex Hex - It's Real
    Martha - Love Keeps Kicking
    Paint Thinner - Sea of Pulp
    Mike Krol - Power Chords
    Bars of Gold - Shelters
    Golden Pelicans - Grinding for Gruel
    Low Life - Downer EDN
    Steve Adamyk Band - Paradise

    Notably absent is Priests - Seduction of Kansas. Love the band, just didn't love the record. Still, some of you guys might dig it so thought I'd mention.
     
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  8. Shiggityshwo

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    Thought it was really disappointing, was hoping it'd grow on me like their last album but that doesn't seem to be the case
     
  9. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Since I probably didnt do anything for 2018:

    Album of the year: Viagra Boys - Street Worms

    Marked Men - The Other Side (comp)
    Your Pest Band - Automatic Aspiration
    Shark Toys- Labyrinths
    Bichcraft - 800
    Rik and the Pigs - A Child's Gator
    Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
    Sauna Youth - Deaths
    Proud Parents
    Lavender Flu - Mow the Glass
    Vintage Crop - New Age
    The Hunches - Same New Thing (comp)
    Neighborhood Brats - Claw Marks
    The Cowboys - Vol 4
    Art Brut - wham bang pow let's rock out
    Aquarium
    Lithics - Mating Surfaces
    Bad Sports - Constant Simulation
    Bat Fangs
    Timmys Organism - Survival of the Fiendish
    Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
    Gloom Sleeper - Luminous Galaxies
    Mexican Knives - II
    Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning
    Corner Boys - Love Tourist
    Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
    Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
    Protomartyr - Consolation
    Protomartyr - Spray paint split 7"
    Protomartyr - Preoccupations split 7"
    No Age - Snares Like a Haircut
    Mind Spiders - Furies
    The Men - Drift
    Titus Andronicus - A productive Cough
     
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  10. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Glad I'm not the only one. Was hoping it wasn't just a function of my rockist tendencies with them adding more funk and dance type stuff. But man, let Gideon turn his damn guitar up.
     
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  11. TC

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    These two will definitely be on mine. Other favs from the first half of the year:

    Foals -- Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
    Better Oblivion Community Center
    Vampire Weekend -- Father of the Bride
    Girlpool -- What Chaos is Imaginary
     
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  12. TC

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    Listening to Nirvana this am because I'm going to this tonight:

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    ashy larry SC y'all going to this? Sounds like it's gonna be really cool

    13 Years Into Their Career, Megan Jean and KFB Reimagine Nirvana as Jazz
    Megan Jean is the enigmatic frontwoman backed by the Klay Family Band — aka the KFB, aka her husband, Byrne Klay. She has a commanding presence and sings with a voice that will raise hairs on your arm. She is every bit the valkyrie she describes herself as with pride.

    Anyone who has seen the Charleston-affiliated nomads live is familiar with her firebrand wit, equal parts entertaining and enlightening. For the past 13 years, it’s helped them make a name for as a roots-leaning alternative rock band, as on last year’s Tarantistas, which features lush arrangements and the kind of soul-folk made famous by contemporary crooners such as Lake Street Dive.


    Speaking to Free Times, there’s a fluid and earnest immediacy in how she extrapolates on topics of feminism and jazz — and Nirvana, all three of which will be incorporated when she and Klay bring their Lounge Act: The Songs of Nirvana as Jazz back to Columbia this week.

    “I grew up in the Pacific Northwest.” Jean offers. “I was 11 years old when Kurt Cobain died, but I was really into Nirvana.”

    Jean grew up 26 miles from Seattle. Although when she was a child, Seattle was far from the forward-thinking utopia it is nowadays.

    “It was a mix of logging and working class peoples,” she adds.

    As a kid, Jean found comfort in the regional celebrity of Cobain and his mates. Even as a child, the landscapes of Cobain’s songs were present in her everyday.

    “They weren’t rich kids,” she notes, “and that was a big thing for me.”

    “We would go to vacations on the Washington coast,” she continues, “and I would hang out under the bridge in Aberdeen that he wrote ‘Underneath the Bridge’ about.

    Her love of Nirvana — and music at large — drew her to study at New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts, where she met Klay and began to study jazz while working on her degree.

    Last year, as the album cycle for Tarantistas slowed, Byrne and Jean began to feel artistically constrained by the regimented expectations of Americana. With their next album already written, they had some time between releases. Feeling at a crossroads, they sought another avenue.

    “Here we are 13 years into our own band, we have another album written and I just thought, you know I’m going to revisit jazz,” she explains.

    Still, while Jean was excited by the prospect of playing jazz again she felt apprehensive about approaching its traditional modes.

    “I’m a white woman, I’m not going to sing ‘Strange Fruit,’ I’m not going to sing Nina Simone,” she offers. “I didn’t want to appropriate the work of black artists that I admire so much.”

    At the same time, she mulled the idea of doing something Nirvana-related. Eventually, she and Klay had their epiphany.

    “We were just kind of toying with these two separate projects,” Jean says. “And [Nirvana has] this song called ‘Lounge Act’ and it all kind of snapped one day.”

    And though it might seem counterintuitive, she reports that it wasn’t much of a challenge to take Nirvana’s music and bring out it’s implied jazz.

    “You just add more notes, you complicate the voicings but the actual changes, the melodies — those are jazz,” Jean explains. “We haven’t changed the lyrics, we haven’t changed the melody, the chord progressions remain the same but the voicings are different.”

    “And lo and behold it is one of the headiest jazz sets I have ever performed in my life.”

    The result is an exciting opportunity for the band to flex their chops, taking the show to more listener-oriented rooms allow them to demonstrate dynamic range that traditional rock clubs don’t allow.

    The band plans to soon record at Columbia’s Jam Room, knocking out its next album of original material along with two Nirvana jazz records.

    And it’s unlikely that they will slow down after that. Jean is insistent on continuing to push her musical ambitions.

    “I have no designs on eternity or fame,” she says. “I’m just trying to the best that I can with my artistic life and my personal life while I’m here on this planet.”

    What: Megan Jean and the KFB’s Lounge Act: The Songs of Nirvana as Jazz

    Where: Curiosity Coffee Bar, 2327 Main Street

    When: Friday June 14, 7 p.m.

    Price: $5

    More: curiositycoffeebar.com
     
  13. Jimmy the Saint

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    Lack of Big Thief mention is appalling.
     
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  14. TC

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    I'm still exploring it, but upon initial listens I gravitated to Hand Habits much more
     
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  15. SC

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    Sounds like a super cool concept, but I'm just not much of a Nirvana person at all. I'll tend toward Mother Love Bone/Soundgarden/Melvins if I'm in a grunge mood.
     
  16. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj super great
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    my top 10 thus far

    steve mason - about the light
    default genders - main pop girl 2019
    stephen malkmus - groove denied
    clinic - wheeltappers and shunters
    barrie - happy to be here
    sharon van etten - remind me tomorrow
    deerhunter - why hasnt everything already disappeared?
    aldous harding - designer
    toro y moi - outer peace
    avey tare - cows on hourglass pond
     
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  17. FelipeG

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  18. CTownND

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    Haven't been reading this thread as closely, but remember you probably have the closest taste to me in this thread. Do you listen to Prince Daddy & The Hyena at all? Their new album is out June 28th and will probably takeover my album of the year; the four singles they've released from it have all been absolute heaters and the punk folks I follow on twitter who've had it for a while have been nuts about it.

    As it stands now, PUP's Morbid Stuff or Mike Krol's Power Chords are probably my co-album of the year so far. Excited for the Titus Andronicus record produced by Bob Mould, new singles seem much better than last year's record. I'm also confident enough to say I love the Billie Eilish record. Fontaines DC, Weyes Blood, all the other standard ones too.

    Priests record also didn't do it for me. But I'm a little surprised by the craziness over the Charly Bliss record - sounds like kind of straight down the fairway pop-punk that bores me a bit, and it's on all the mid-year lists I've seen so far.
     
  19. Jimmy the Saint

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    I'm still weeks (maybe month+) behind on new stuff but whoever recommended Morabeza Tobacco :thumb:
     
  20. Jimmy the Saint

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    Gave Hand Habits another spin tonight. Soooo good.
     
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  21. IvanTheTerrible

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    I’m wine drunk and saw a very small show tonight. The lead singer made me realize how much the lead for Hop Along is is my type and I also love her singing/style
     
  22. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Haven't heard that but will definitely keep it on my radar. Also pumped for Titus Andronicus' return to form.

     
  23. Shiggityshwo

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    got excited, and a little confused, when I saw Khruangbin was releasing another album next month, but then I noticed it's just a dub remake of Con Todo El Mundo and realized why it was apparently flying under the radar

    ahh well
     
  24. CTownND

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    Probably better for the punk thread, but this one in particular reminds me of early Titus with Monitor type subject matter.

     
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  25. afb

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    katie toupin's new album came out yesterday
     
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  26. SC

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    I loved the first single off that one, so definitely going to check it out.
     
  27. Jimmy the Saint

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    I’ve enjoyed her solo stuff.

    Houndmouth fucking sucks without her though. Damn shame, they used to be one of my favorites.
     
  28. Shiggityshwo

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    my baby girl, she's back :badger:

    Alexandra Savior - Crying All the Time

     
  29. mointegra90

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    Florida State Seminoles

    Love
     
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  30. PeterGriffin

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    Album of live songs released by Car Seat Headrest today (at least on apple music). Nothing new, although a Frank Ocean cover in there.
     
  31. hipsterjoe

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    another decent track from richy mitch & the coal miners

     
  32. Cornelius Suttree

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    Molly Burch - Only One

     
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  33. FelipeG

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    Any recs on good free YouTube > mp3 converters?

    I've been using videosoft's for awhile but they seem to be wanting folks to buy the premium version now. The old version won't work and the new one won't allow playlist downloads and is slower than the old one for single files. I could download whole albums 10× faster than I can download a single song now.
     
  34. Cornelius Suttree

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    New Sheer Mag album out August 23rd. It'll be called A Distant Call

    First single is Blood From a Stone and in the spoiler below. Wooo!

     
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  35. Cornelius Suttree

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    B Boys - Pressure Inside

     
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  36. Tex

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    Thanks for all the top album lists. Just downloaded alllll the albums. Time to explore.
     
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  37. Cornelius Suttree

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    King Gizzard metal LP out August 16th :fap:
     
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  38. afb

    afb Spoiler Alert: Pawnee, IN may not be on a map.
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    http://listentoyoutube.online

    just pay attention on what to/what not to click on
     
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  40. NYGator

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    I took my wife, my daughter and her friend to the Forest Hills Stadium Alt 92.3 Summer Open yesterday featuring Matt Maeson, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sharon Van Etten, Revivalists, and The Lumineers. I really went for my wife and daughter because it’s not in my wheelhouse. That said, I have to say that it was pretty damn good. Maybe because of the short sets, they all came out with a ton of energy and played higher profile songs. The crowd was really good too. Revivalists were amazing, Lumineers and Catfish right behind. There were 15,000 people and I had no idea that place could hold that many people. I always figured it as 6-8k person venue. It was super crowded but we had a great standing spot up close. Here is some highlights...











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  41. TC

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    Saw Vampire Weekend in Charlotte last night. It was dope. Played mostly stuff from the new album
     
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  42. NYGator

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    So after how good last night was I am trying to convince my family to go back and see the lead singer from dashboard Confessional, Young the Giant, Head and the Heart, and Fitz and the Tantrums for day two. Anyone have any experience? Am I setting myself up for disappointment?
     
  43. hipsterjoe

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    Probably yeah those bands are all shit so you know the crowd will be full of the worst kinds of white people
     
  44. NYGator

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    I hear you, but the crowd last night, while it had some very, very white people, also was pretty cool and fun. Do you think differently about the Revivalists and Lumineers, and Catfish, or basically same category? Like I said, I don't listen to those bands, but Revivalists really turned my head last night. They put on a great show. Catfish was also a big surprise.
     
  45. hipsterjoe

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    today’s crowd sounds like it’ll be even whiter than yesterday’s
     
  46. Cornelius Suttree

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    Better Oblivion Community Center full KEXP performance below

     
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  47. Cornelius Suttree

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    TEEN - Doctor

     
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  48. NYGator

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    Pretty cool aerial footage of Forest Hills Stadium for anyone who has an interest. The music is not synced to thee performance as the video looks like the beginning of their set when not everyone was in the stadium yet, and the music was the last song when the sun had already gone down.

     
  49. Tex

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    I like the new Orwell’s album.