two members, Tamás Kátai (vocals, keyboards, guitars, programs) and János Juhász (guitars) many guest musicians : - Attila Bakos (Woodland Choir, Taranis) / vocals - Ágnes Tóth (The Moon And The Nightspirit) / vocals - Balázs Hermann (Gire) / bass guitar - Zoltán Kónya (Gire) / guitar - Ádám Tóth (Mocun) / violin - Anita Bíró / violin - Andrea Derdák / cello - Sándor Deák / clarinet - Viktória Varga / narration
"The [album] is filled with meticulously composed kazoos, violins, violas, piano, guitars, choir-y vocals, synths, and even some whistling. It doesn't really sound like Battles-- but it's [totally] schizoid nonetheless."
Sooo cool. I'm hoping it lasts longer than Mirrored did.
They had a great album before this, Jokes. It was great. It was great but sort of didn't last very long. This feels more concise and, like, HERE YOU GO, immediate? also the production is much better this time round. as in mixing. like, you can hear the guy's voice this time, haha.
Country music. You either love it or hate it. I'm wondering if anyone likes it? Or dislikes it, whatever. I come from a rural cowboy town. So I am surrounded by much country. It is not as bad as you think! It has actually some incredible musicians. Johnny Cash for example ( http://www.myspace.com/johnnycash ) Check out his cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt. I am a big fan of the Outlaw movement. Haha I don't know where I'm going with this. Guess I'm looking for other punk rawker cowpokes ;P These are some of my favorite country artists
What's the latest thing(s) you purchased? Today, I got:
Comeback Kid - Turn It Around Queen - Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection Scorpions - Bad For Good: The Very Best of Scorpions Thrice - Vheissu (Special Edition)
My dad came home today from work, so he bought me the Queen cd, since he knew I wanted it, and the Scorpions cd, cuz he wanted me to listen to them. I bought Comeback Kid and Thrice myself. Queen, of course, is amazing, as is Comeback Kid. I haven't listen to Scorpions yet. The Thrice is ok, definitely not as good as their other cds. If you like ambience, you'll like it though. And if you're gonna get it, shell out a few extra dollars for the special edition. It comes with a little booklet that gives lots of commentary on each song, like how it was made or recorded.
One of the best, if not the best, newer horror punk bands. Many of you have probably seen one of the members posting on the board. If you haven't checked them out I highly suggest you do. They have recently decided to part ways but anyone into old AFI/Misfits/Samhain check them out for sure! Zombeast
We just wanted to let you all know that we’ve decided to part ways with Island Records. Over the past couple of years, we’ve realized that we have different visions for the band’s future and we both agree that we’d be better off going our separate ways at this point. We’re very grateful for all the help and support they’ve given us for the past four years. Thankfully, they’ve been generous enough to let us keep the record we’re currently recording, and we’re hopeful that this change in plans won’t delay its release. We’re currently in the process of finding a new home, and will let you all know once we do so.
As with every twist and turn of our careers, we made this decision based on trust and belief: belief in what we’re creating and our future, and trust in each other and you all as fans.
We’re excited to finish this album, get it out later this year, go on tour this fall with one of our favorite bands, and for everything our future holds.
Thank you all for your love and support, it means the world to us.
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I can't sleep. Again. So I'll write about this copy text from another website instead.
Phil Elverum is drawn to forces that are bigger than himself. Throughout his discography as Mount Eerie and The Microphones, death is often personified as an unconquerable mountain, while booming tympanis signal frenzied funeral marches and failed relationships serve as metaphors for mortality. On his solo acoustic recordings, Elverum's vulnerabilities become even more pronounced, and those forces that are bigger than him swallow him whole. At first listen, Mount Eerie's latest album, Wind's Poem, buries its themes under a swarm of distortion and synths. But, really, he's found a way for the sound to swallow the world whole.
Elverum's inspiration for Wind's Poem comes from two strange, seemingly disparate places: David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks and black metal. Both feature otherworldly ambiance and an estrangement from life that's sometimes reaffirming. You can hear the detached noir-lounge of the Twin Peaks soundtrack in the warbled synths that lace the album, but Lynch's abstract cinematography also seems to translate here as shadowy echoes of sound.
Still, fans who follow Mount Eerie know that Elverum has become a real metalhead in recent years. Last year's Black Wooden Ceiling Opening hinted at this — it re-imagined old songs as if they were Neil Young & Crazy Horse tracks performed by hardcore punk rockers. But Wind's Poem isn't a constant blistering buzz of guitars. Instead, Elverum touches more on black metal's dark atmospherics, as heard on Xasthur's Subliminal Genocide, an album Elverum claims as a direct influence. It's a style that he's come to call, appropriately enough, "black wooden."
The whole album is streamable here: FUCK IT I JUST STREAMED THIS A DAY AGOnevermind fuck it. fuck. whatever. go find it yourself.
I never really liked the Microphones, and I haven't heard any of his stuff as Mount Eerie except for this—which I totally just streamed from NPR a day ago; I guess they don't leave that stuff up forever—because I assumed I probably wouldn't like it. That thing I quoted up above looks nice, but it doesn't really mean anything unless you're a total nerd. It's not as bad as pitchfork, but I generally hate the way music critics talk about music. Anyway, I was really hoping the stream would still be up and then I wouldn't have to say anything. Let's see, words, words, words. See that cover there?right hereThat's what it sounds like.
Apparently you can hear it here, at LALA, but you have to, you know, sign up, which might be asking too much of you.
from that last.fm: Chris Clark is an English idm artist currently signed to Warp. With the 2006 release of Throttle Furniture, he shortened his alias to Clark. The latest release is his latest LP Totems Flare, released on Warp Records, a follow up to last year’s Turning Dragon, his most upbeat record to date. His music is described as dirty, gritty electronic music, sometimes melodic and rough around the edges.
awesome stuff. probably the best electronic artist making music today. check out Body Riddle and Totems Flare.
They were one of my favorite ska bands before they asked me to join, and so I figured I would share. It's definitely not the traditional two-tone ska people are growing tired of, and the lyrics don't suck. We're a 9 piece band looking for a violinist to create 10.
The first song I recorded was Isabelle Blue with them (demo). Don't mind how out of tune we sound at one point 'cause we found out one of the parts we wrote ended up creating dissonance, so we fixed that. Eeps.
Our next show (my first show) is the Ska is Dead Tour IV, February 8th at the House of Blues, with The Skank Agents (the other big SD Ska band), Buck-o-nine, Deals Gone Bad, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and the Toasters.
The best part is, we support free music, so you can download all of the albums! Yayy!
If they do, I'd be eternally grateful for a download. I heard 30 seconds of their cover of Moz's Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself, now I really want the whole thing. For your troubles, I'm willing to put up my favorite live record ever, Jesse Lacey's acoustic set Live at the Downtown. Really personal show, features covers from Jawbreaker, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Spill Canvas. Also has Moshi Moshi. Thanks.
If you like music that is at once ugly and beautiful, that respects and borrows from pop songwriting without bowing to it, that is intense without being metal, and that marries frenetic punk rock energy to a classical care for craft, then this is the band for you.
They aren't big yet but they've got a unique sound that'll sure put them on the map sooner or later. Their new album, Reality Vs. the Optimist, was originally set to be released on Sept. 26th but it was delayed for this winter. Get ready for your mind to explode.
Kiss Kiss has a range of various influences: The Beach Boys, Eric Satie, Björk, Blonde Redhead, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Stravinsky, Mogwai, Neutral Milk Hotel, Tiny Tim, Tripping Daisy, Kingston Trio, early Motown, Olivia Tremor Control, Ramona Cordova, Hollywood Bukkake, Circulatory System, Radiohead, Mr. Bungle, Nirvana.
They're like, one of the best bands ever and I love how they deal with alienation and politics, the 2 main themes of my life. Currently I am listen to their latest cd, Journal for Plague Lovers, which is so awesome. Anyone else like them???
Yea. It's not goofy so much as bizarre cuz it's like nothing you've ever heard before (as though you've never heard that phrase). No but this IS THE ONE where that phrase can fit because, upon hearing the orchestra of voices caught unawares (they don't know they're making such a symphony), you'll fall from wherever you find yourself into a great mossy lake with all sorts of critters drinking at its brim, having always been there this lake (you just haven't noticed it till now), at the end of the fall to find yourself swimming around for many years, your skin pruning down there, and, after a bit, after going a little silly, you come to believe you're not in a large mass of earthly water anymore but in outer space, some otherworldly place, you know right, and it's here that you say you've transcended even tho you haven't at all because you're still on earth, but that's just SO HARD TO BELIEVE once you've listened to this.
...cause this is the creepiest music you'll ever listen to. Listen to Garp Gadriel, and tell me that couldn't be in a scary movie. FUCK. Only 3 songs on the new AMAZING album, it's 22 minutes long, so it shouldn't be much of a hastle to listen to it.
Looking for a bit of inspiration and want some good suggestions, so throw down whoever you think is/was a fantastic performing lead singer. For my sake let's exclude guitarist/vocalists. The obvious choices being Freddie Mercury and Cedric Bixler, both fantastic. Yours?
i just thought of this while i was looking through the featured bands in my old Hardcore Ink magazine and saw A LOT of really shitty band names (funny because the name of the magazine sucks pretty bad too). here are some of the bands that were in HI:
Three Inches of Blood Death Icepick Decapitated Obituary
i mean come on, were they even trying to be creative when they named their bands? what are some of the worst band names you've heard? (they don't necessarily have to be a crappy band, just have a stupid name.)
Check out my band. We're called the Atmosphere and the Astronaut. I play bass. Let me know what you think. My personal favorites are "The Deeper Sea", "Meteors in Transit", and "Like Holes Punched in the Firmament".
In an effort to stay organized by the end of the year, I'm going to start listing the albums I love now. So far, it's been a good year for music. Here's my top 10 albums followed by some honorable mentions. I stuck with full length albums that were released physically in the US before April. Click the album art to go to the myspace!!
10. Bell Orchestre - As Seen Through Windows Canadian instrumental band featuring members of Arcade Fire. Beautiful post-rock stuff that focuses more on traditional instruments as opposed to rock instruments.
9. Zombi - Spirit Animal Spacey prog rock duo that pretty much sounds just like Goblin, but is still good. They did a split with Maserati which is incredibly good.
8. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules Lounge-y dance music with a clean, adult contemporary feel. Sounds like it shouldn't be good, but I definitely have a thing for it. Erlend Řye from the Kings of Convenience is the singer for this band that started out completely electronic. And by the way, the song 1517 is pretty much a lounge version of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".
7. Balmorhea - All Is Silent, All Is Wild Mostly instrument classical with a bit of folk in there. This album sets such a great mood, very haunting and beautiful stuff.
6. Dan Deacon - Bromst Extremely upbeat and cartoonish electronic music. Very hyperactive stuff (except for the song Wet Wings, which strangely may be my favorite...). If you get a chance, please check out his live show. I hear it's incredible and I'll be seeing it soon.
5. Röyksopp - Junior Nice poppy, synth driven electronic music. They have some amazingly cool sounding synths on this record (most notably the "rubbery", stretched out synth that appears in a few songs). They don't have a myspace proper that I could find, so I just linked directly to their site where you can still hear the stuff. By the way, check out the Boyz Noise remix to the song Happy Up Here. That's definitely my favorite remix of the year so far (though the version on the site is an edit). DANCE.
4. Zu - Carboniferous "Highly intricate, experimental , metal/math/no-wave/free/noise/punk/jazz inspired work..." Yeah, this album is fucking nuts. It will punch you in the face, no doubt about it.
3. Marissa Nadler - Little Hells Psychedelic, dream-folk done by an absolutely wonderful woman. This is her first album backed by a full band, but surprisingly it works. This album sends chills down my spine.
2. Kylesa - Static Tensions Sludgy metal mess with two drummers. I absolutely love this. It's so rhythm heavy and it drives me crazy.
1. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light Chamber pop sort of stuff led by none other than Antony Hegarty, one of the strangest voices in modern music. If you listen enough, you'll get over the voice. This album is perfection. Extremely moving and beautiful.
I made a thread like this before. No one got it right but I eventually did, so that's all that matters.
I was lying in bed, stuffed, when this little bass ditty came into my head. I'm thinking it's something new, meaning new this year, but I could be wrong. It's something I've probably been listening to a lot lately. Maybe in/near the post rock genre? Grails? I skimmed through Doomsdayer's Holiday really quickly when it first came into my head, but I wasn't listening very attentively because I didn't want the sounds I was hearing to erase the sound that was stuck in my head. That always happens! So I quickly recorded the following. You really only need to listen to the first 15 seconds to get the idea, but it's only about a minute anyway. Also I'm not sure that anything past the first 3 different notes are even right, they're just what seemed to fit.
Finnish pop. Experimental. Makes me feel all fuzzy and warm inside, which is gross, but this is so amazing. Honestly, I've never heard anything like this before. Gives me shivers.
Their label sez, "Rubik’s self-produced second album, Dada Bandits, does a scary little high-wire dance between the intimate and the elephantine, the melodic and the noisy, the gorgeous and the hideous. They can be as withdrawn and obtuse as the artiest rock band out there and then bust out with a melodic hug potent enough to enclose the globe. Rubik can go from sounding like a well oiled, world-conquering machine to a broken down, cigarette encrusted bar piano."