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Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:52 am
by momjeans
cassie's vocal performance on me & u is straight up amazing i love pop music

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:13 am
by jrisk
new sufjan stevens out on March 31st! preview below:

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Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:57 am
by dzogchen
A big music review site here in Belgium just called Alt-J "the Radiohead of our generation". And they weren't ironic. smh. Don't wanna complain too much but music journalism here is a joke. it's a shame.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:36 pm
by thephfactor
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I for sure want to go. A very solid, consistent lineup imo.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:00 pm
by thephfactor
ugh my bro lives in Eau Claire and that festival sounds awesome but this is better imo. I'm planning, as heavily as you can five months in advance, to go. I'll buy the tix probably Tuesday or Wednesday. And we should 1000% meet up, maybe get some chicago c-ters in on it too.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:26 pm
by alby
I'm so torn between P4k (better lineup imo) and going camping in Claire. I could probably get the p4k tickets for free, which also makes it mildly more appealing.

@eufemism check your local radio stations, that's where I will try to get them from. Last few years my friend did that and she brought me along last year (thanks karen (love))

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:57 pm
by thephfactor
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT HOW THE FUCK DID I MISS I LOVE YOU HONEYBEAR
i'm so ashamed
father john misty is LITERALLY my jam. cannot believe this. god dammit.
EDIT: I've been looking forward to this since NOfuckingVEMBER how did I not realize

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:04 am
by Chimpskibot
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLQoG01PFs[/youtube]

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:23 pm
by JewTurk
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Dr. Dog was fucking amazing, I got to talk to Scott in the parking lot, they parked their tour van right by the venue and were walking around talking with people up until the show. They grabbed people to sing on stage, they jumped into the crowd and were going nuts, it was fucking awesome.

Scott was a cool dude, he walked around barefoot and looked like a little hobbit drinking his tea, he was probably 5'3" or so, super cute.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:09 pm
by momjeans
http://www.thefader.com/2015/02/17/cover-story-tink-is-a-no-bullshit-feminist-with-a-timbaland-deal

Tink seems so cool. Her mixtapes aren't perfect in my eyes, but they show a ton of potential, and I'm super excited for her work with timbaland.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:18 pm
by ramseames
"But what can he [timbaland] teach her that she doesn't already know?"

Lmao

I liked her on movin bass but that's a foolish thing to say

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:25 am
by prawnzee
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NEØV are a cool band from my hometown, Kuopio. They released their second full length album 'Dominique' today - which is quite fantastic in my opinion - go have a listen if you happen to like tender vocals, mellow floating melodies, shoegaze and layered guitars. That's not all though, they have a distinct sound, but the sound is quite international - I'm surprised that they haven't gained that much traction overseas, and I'm hoping to see that change. All the best to these guys, they are amazingly talented musicians after all.

LP: http://bit.ly/1GaPnOP
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1JtenWW
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1CRW2wa
Deezer: http://bit.ly/1AqLDXe

Spoiler:
’DOMINIQUE’ MESSAGE FROM ANSSI
It’s Thursday, February 19, 2015 and the clock is determinedly ticking on the wall. Tomorrow we’re gonna share our second album ’Dominique’. Can’t describe how good it feels.
We’re grateful to everyone who has offered a helping hand along the way. The album wouldn’t exist without Sampsa (who recorded and mixed it), Jaakko (who mastered it), Ville (and everyone else at Fullsteam and Sony) and of course our families and friends. We want to thank everyone who has lent us instruments or other gear, everyone who has helped us with means of transport, everyone who has not locked his/her home door from us (whether it was for recording, sleeping or something else), everyone who has come to see our live shows (especially when there has been a plenty of bands playing in the same city at the same time) and everyone who has offered flintstone by sharing a moment (in reality or somewhere else) with us. Not to forget Anka Zhuravleva whose wonderful photograph provides the visual significance for the album. To put it in a few words, we’re grateful to everyone who has supported us by any means. It means a lot.
’Dominique’ contains nine songs that are based on something that has happened, although much has been modified for musical purposes. The making of the album was a liberation and we hope that you can feel it when listening to the songs.
We’re celebrating ’Dominique’ with a tour and we want to invite you to be part of it. During the past year or so, we’ve been lucky to have a chance to play our first shows in Belgium, The UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Sweden. With those enriching experiences, it feels great to tour in Finland after a long while.
We’re also gonna share the fourth music video from ’Dominique’ pretty soon. Like three previous ones, the video for ’Woolen Pumpkin Shirt’ is directed by Appu Jasu. We hope you like it.
Feeling very lucky,
Anssi

If listening to the whole album or some random song sounds intimidating, here's a music video for your enjoyment:


I'll be seeing them next week, they're performing in a movie theatre over here which sounds pretty special and awesome!

Let me know what you think, if you dared to listen :wink:

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:58 am
by stappard_
FKA Twigs is ace live highly recommended

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Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:45 pm
by CPV1
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Oh my God.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:41 am
by CPV1
So yeah, really incredible night. Probably in the top 10 that I've ever been to.

Thought Loefah and Plastician had the best sets. The highlight of the night being Plastician playing '3k Lane' into 'Intensive Snare' into 'Japan' into 'Shallow Grave' into 'Round the World Girls'.

Kode9 was seriously wicked as well. As the only real DJ with the authority to play Burial tunes, it was nice to hear him close his set with 'Archangel'.

I suppose what was cool was that it was all about the nostalgia. Like everyone there knew we'll probably never see a lineup like this ever again so we had to make the most of it. It was getting quite emotional in there by the end.

Normally at dubstep nights these days when tunes like 'Midnight Request Line' and 'Anti War Dub' get played people roll their eyes. But on Saturday that was exactly the kinda thing that people wanted to hear.

Here's Benga and Skream droppping '26 Basslines' - https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153084245760185

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:47 pm
by eufemism
PND, Earl, and La Dispute concerts all really close to each other


r.i.p my wallet

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:37 pm
by sparkyoriental
Interpol is coming to my city soon! Cue nostalgia for Antics and Turn on the Bright Lights.

Also, bands similar to La Dispute? I'm just starting to get into that genre of music.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:45 pm
by prawnzee
punk rules
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Finnish punk band with a difference take a punt at Eurovision title

oh and the NEØV show was really really good! never seen anything quite like that before, it was something really special honestly

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more images from the concert here (bonus points if someone locates me)
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Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:46 pm
by Yoder
wow, seeing cage the elephant and bleachers in june at this new festival in town for only 15 bucks!

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:37 pm
by silvaeri
barley hay Jepsen is catch as fuck


Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:40 pm
by mc-lunar
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Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:27 pm
by ervhio
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All about that scaling

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:30 pm
by Thomnd
Pretty cool talk with Sam Shepherd with some nice tunes thrown in

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:58 pm
by CleanThug
New Kendrick album is available via iTunes and spotify. Haven't listened to all of it yet so I can't comment on the thing as a whole just yet but there are some sick tracks on there.

Wesley's theory is gr8

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:20 pm
by nevergreen
anyone going to coachella?

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:43 pm
by anonomous
Such a funky, jazzy album. Can't find anything that I don't like about this album.

Production: Very solid and tight production, lots of layers upon each other and different sounds happening in the background yet they don't clash with each other. This is one of those albums you just have to listen from beginning to the end to understand exactly the theme/concept that Kendrick is trying to convey. This is most probably the most cohesive album I've ever heard in a while.

Lyrically: Very strong, deep and self conscious lyrics that talk about self realisation, depression, his rise to fame, how he handles fame, self-love, caterpillars, butterflies and ultimately racial issues. One of my favourite things about Kendrick is his spoken word poetry. He really knows how to deliver a story to the listener yet grab your emotions. Listening to his conversation with Tupac is truly interesting and a good outro to the album.

Fav Songs:
These walls - The first beat drop just sets the mood for the whole song and gives an overall 'feel good' jizz is what I loved about it.
Wesley's theory - Such a good intro to the album.
Alright - Very chill beat with amazing flow, delivery and lyrics.
Hood Politics - The intro to the beat is just so catchy. Did you guys hear the shout out to killer mike?
The Blacker the Berry - Very upbeat and the drums 'bang' very hard. Kendrick's delivery and flow on this song is really good. I love that there has been this recent rise of hip hop artists having Assassin feature in their songs. (e.g. I'm in it - Kanye)
i - I kind of prefer the album version to the radio version as it feels more cohesive in the album and feels more raw than what the radio version can offer.

In conclusion, I find it very interesting that he would use funk/jazz as the main sound of this album because if you put it together with his lyrical content, it is essentially very deeply rooted into the african american culture/music. This album is very different sounding compared to what he has done in the past so I don't think I should be comparing this album against things he has released in the past. In some ways this album is very polarising but i love it. People expecting bangers and upbeat hip hop beats will come in and leave disappointed for sure. But most importantly, will this album stand the test of time like GKMC did? We shall know.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:30 pm
by frogosaurus
Def agree with the Section.80 comparison heck, feels like much less of a focused story (a la GKMC) and is more flowing and expansive as a whole. Also expands on some of the spoken word stuff he did then.

Things I really like:

- The different version of "i" – fits much better into the album IMO, and when's the last time an artist changed the lead single for an album this big to better fit with said album?

- The repetitions -- there's a particular set of lines, can't remember which right now cause I'm at work, that he repeats throughout the middle of the album about struggling with his fame and influence in a very profound way.

- The production – fucking wow is all i can say. I love that I frequently can't tell when one song ends and another begins, love the jazz influences, love the looseness of it, love everything about it.

- The Blacker the Berry - wasn't crazy about it the first time I heard it but when it came on I had to sit the fuck down I was so excited. Incredible track.

It sounds corny, but this album feels very Important -- for music, popular culture, Kendrick, me, everybody. I also like how it fits in with You're Dead! and D'Angelo's Black Messiah, they have a similar feel to them and TPAB fills in a lot of the gaps in between.

What a time to be a music fan.

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:36 pm
by anonomous
listening to the album again while high is blowing my mind even more [8] :sweg:

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:36 pm
by eufemism
Earl bout to drop the hottest album of the year

the devil wears prada just announced a new ep this summer


not to mention all the hip hop and r&b albums that are coming out

Re: Music, Conversation

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:33 pm
by zayg
while you're all listening to mac demarco and ducktails and other jangly stuff (jk you're actually listening to kendrick and i don't blame you), you should also be checking out spectrals