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Looking foxy there, Robin. (Sorry not sorry? ...actually, yeah, kinda sorry.) Also, argggh, I want them to play a show near me so bad.
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June 17, 2017 on Watch Fleet Foxes Perform On Colbert & CBS This Morning
Oh man, I wasn't even taking her third album into consideration for this list, since I've always thought of it as more dream pop, but hey, there is a Cocteau Twins song here, so.
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June 17, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
(...the prospect of her getting somewhat more mainstream recognition is looking a little less far fetched, that is.)
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June 16, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
IDK, I'm not really a metal fan, so I'm not coming at it from that lense, but on first listen or two I feel like "16 Psyche" sounds a bit more mainstream than her previous releases... which have already progressed pretty far from her murky underground beginnings. Granted, it's a very well done song, and don't get me wrong, I don't think she's intentionally jockeying for mainstream rock radio airplay, but that prospect is looking a little less far fetched than it did a few years ago.
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June 16, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Oh man, apparently that hot minute was back in the too-brief period when Caitlin used to write for this site. ::pours a shot out::
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June 16, 2017 on Young Ejecta – “Build A Fire”
Thirded on Tamaryn. I was crossing my fingers that we'd get to see "Love Fade" on this list.
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June 16, 2017 on 31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks
In a similar vein, I find this notion irritating that if a piece of music doesn't aim to be a vessel that the broad populace can pour themselves into, then it's inherently inferior to music that does do this. I feel like I see that a lot on this site. (Though I will give the caveat that maybe, just maybe, I haven't picked up as much on instances where the opposite may happen.) I get that we all have different facets we like about music, and it fulfills different functions for everyone, but there's nothing wrong with making music that doesn't aim to please as many people as possible by making something "universal."
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June 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
I mean, this IS a Premature Evaluation. (Ah, sorry, Premie Evie.) I'm with ya on some of your other points, and, granted, the album did leak about a month ago so who knows how much Tom as actually listened to it, plus it's not like his review indicated a desire to keep listening to the album... but still.
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June 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
It looks like she's been posting lyrics from other songs on her site/tumblr over the past week, "Reincarnation" among them, so it looks like that song will most likely be on the album too. Which, I dunno, this song and "Reincarnation" are alright, but this album might not entirely be my cup of tea...
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June 6, 2017 on Susanne Sundfør – “Undercover”
I consider this a people's victory.
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June 6, 2017 on Susanne Sundfør – “Undercover”
Seconded on Song Exploder, it's really interesting to hear the different approaches towards writing and constructing the songs. The first one I heard was for Kelela's "Rewind," which is one of my favorite songs of this decade, and I about died when they started playing clips from the earlier versions of the songs.
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June 6, 2017 on Hear A New Ep Of U Talkin’ U2 To Me?
I'm tempted to try and polish up my (very rudimentary) recorder skills, but I don't think that's going to work on these guys.
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May 31, 2017 on Fleet Foxes Are Hiring
Hmm, that's a little surprising to me that people can't put a copyright or some type of license on a typeface. Granted, differences between fonts can be so subtle sometimes I can see how putting this through the legal system could be a nightmare... it seems like it would come down to a lot of Vanilla Ice-esque moments. So I can see how the restrictions on the font itself might be a better way of going about this.
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May 27, 2017 on Frank Ocean Accuses Forever 21 Of Biting His Fonts
I'm no copyright expert, but if the font is available for others to buy and use, I don't think there would be a case here. I believe any copyright on a font would be similar to a pharmaceutical patent in that you would just be trying to prevent someone else from making it and cutting into your profit and/or distribution, it's not about preventing individual use. Now, you can copyright a logo, but there's not really enough similarity here for there to be a case. Forever 21 *could* be in trouble if the font is not available for use, or they just didn't obtain it legally, but I'm pretty sure that it would be up to the font designer, not Frank Ocean, to take legal action.
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May 27, 2017 on Frank Ocean Accuses Forever 21 Of Biting His Fonts
Yeah, I saw her live at the end of February, and she said during the show that the album was almost ready... IIRC it's all done and in the mixing phase... but she didn't want to announce the release until all her ducks were in a row, so she doesn't have a repeat of what happened with Hallucinogen. So soon...!!
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May 25, 2017 on New Avey Tare Album Eucalyptus Announced Via Jigsaw Puzzle Mailed To Fan?
That's so crazy, I wonder how Domino decided who to send this to... they just chose someone with one of the highest numbers of AnCo and affiliated orders? Between this and the Fleet Foxes test pressing thing, maybe I need to step up my fandom game. I guess I should get on Instagram and be like Kelela, FKA twigs, if you want to send me shit about your new music, I am here yo.
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May 25, 2017 on New Avey Tare Album Eucalyptus Announced Via Jigsaw Puzzle Mailed To Fan?
Yeeeeah, as much as I often love long hair on guys, hopefully he realizes soon that the hair is not working for him. Also, seeing "No You Girls" and "Ulysses" on that setlist reminds me, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand was so fucking underrated.
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May 24, 2017 on Watch Franz Ferdinand Play New Song “Huck & Jim” In Charlotte
Lynch has also said that he doesn't want to do anymore movies, so this may be the last thing like this that we get from him. That being said... I dunno! I'm trying to have an open mind, and obviously both the 25 year gap and Fire Walk With Me were strong indicators that this wasn't going to exactly replicate the original show, but I was hoping for Twin Peaks with a strong shot of Lynch. Instead it looks like we have pure Lynch with a splash of Twin Peaks. So I'm a bit disappointed so far. But we'll see how it shakes out.
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May 22, 2017 on Chromatics – “Shadow” Video
Oof, that's all so heartbreaking. I'm glad you were able to find some solace in loved ones and music. Facing loss and mortality like that just highlights how important that stuff really is.
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May 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah, I had a dorky, embarrassing-now AIM screenname too, in my case based off of a Tori Amos song. It was blackdov--oh, wait.
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May 20, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Pretty Noose" is great, but I could never get 100% into the album version, just because my first exposure to that song came from their blistering SNL performance. In the late 90s my sister and I used to record on VHS whatever music videos, late night performances, 120 Minutes snippets, and music specials caught our fancy, and our taping of a rerun of that performance got so many plays. So. Good. https://youtu.be/B2KblF8dW0Q Goddamnit, this sucks. We miss you Chris. Rest in peace.
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May 18, 2017 on R.I.P. Chris Cornell
Last year, a few weeks after the fact, I was talking to a friend about Bowie passing away, and how I was really surprised at how genuinely upset I was, even though I had never considered myself much of a Bowie fan. He said that while he personally never cared for Bowie's music, it still had an impact, because it felt like a passing of one of the gods. I feel like that's kind of the same thing here--regardless of whether or not Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc were your thing, they and Cornell were obviously very talented, and Cornell had a motherfucker of a voice.
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May 18, 2017 on Chris Cornell’s Death Ruled Suicide By Hanging
Yeah, I think you have a good point as to what might have been going through his mind. I did legit feel kinda bad for the band when I saw them on their opening tour date a few weeks ago... they were headlining this evening festival put on by one of the radio stations in the area, playing in this big arena, and looking down on the GA, and it was barely a third full at the start of their set... then things got a bit rough in the middle of their set, and a lot of even that cleared out by the end. Plus, the audience just seemed to be very low energy overall, and I was wondering how many people were there more so to see the other bands. I left feeling kinda annoyed and disillusioned with my town, and I'm sure for them it was not the best way to start their tour. I imagine they had better receptions elsewhere along the way, but definitely not helpful when you're facing the reality of being, as you put it, a forgotten legacy act.
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May 18, 2017 on Watch Chris Cornell Sing His Final Song At Last Night’s Soundgarden Show
I also like that someone appears to be beaming up Daniel Rossen in that lead photo.
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May 17, 2017 on Grizzly Bear Announce New Album Painted Ruins, Tour Dates
Painting With. Painted Ruins. Damnit, Dave Longstreth, you fucked it up.
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May 17, 2017 on Grizzly Bear Announce New Album Painted Ruins, Tour Dates
Thanks everyone! Yeah, that's a less interesting answer than I was expecting... I was wondering if they were off of some obscure compilation or something. Good to know though. Also, I guess my original comment makes less sense now that this article has been updated with a band statement, though statement was just what I wanted. :)
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May 17, 2017 on Beach House – “Chariot”
Anyone else insanely curious about where some of these songs come from? I mean, I know "rarities" is in the title, I'm just wondering where my completionism was deficient. I haven't found any mention of it so far, so I guess it's time to be the music journalism you want to see in the world...? I'll start: 01 “Chariot” - New song (duh) 02 “Baby” - Zebra single (for Record Store Day?) 03 “Equal Mind” - Lazuli single (for Record Store Day) 04 “Used To Be (2008 Single Version)” - Used to Be single (also duh) 05 “White Moon (iTunes Session Remix)” - I'm guessing this is a previously unreleased remix of "White Moon" 06 “Baseball Diamond” - New song (duh yet again) 07 “Norway (iTunes Session Remix)” - Samesies as the other iTunes Session remix 08 “Play The Game” (Queen Cover) 09 “The Arrangement” - Zebra single (for Record Store Day) 10 “Saturn Song” - The Space Project 11 “Rain In Numbers” 12 “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun” - Rando Soundcloud upload 13 “10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)” - Zebra single (for Record Store Day) 14 “Wherever You Go” I guess tl;dr where did "Rain In Numbers" and "Wherever You Go" come from?
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May 17, 2017 on Beach House – “Chariot”
I noticed that too, but the Sub Pop site at least mentioned the b-sides and rarities comp a few months ago, when word first came out. Though now there doesn't seem to be mention of the new song/track list on their site... maybe this is due to it being pretty late in the day for this news, or...?
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May 17, 2017 on Beach House – “Chariot”
WHOA HI EMBEDDED WIDGET FEATURE. Yeah, forgot about that. Yo Scottgum, looks like we found a bug, which the LoveTrue Opening Alt embed is the victim of.
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May 16, 2017 on Flying Lotus – “Night Grows Pale”
It looks like a little later in the day he also put up four more songs: https://soundcloud.com/flyinglotus/youre-dead-you-and-your-friends-are-dead-thunderdeth-lotus https://soundcloud.com/flyinglotus/lovetrue-opening-alt1 https://soundcloud.com/flyinglotus/lovetrue-opening https://soundcloud.com/flyinglotus/captain-murphy-crowned FlyLo is definitely one of those artists that makes me glad that YouTube/Soundcloud/et al ripping sites exist.
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May 16, 2017 on Flying Lotus – “Night Grows Pale”