Comments from mikeyetc

Primrose Green was one of my favorite albums from last year, glad to see the quick follow-up! Hopefully this means fall tour.
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May 31, 2016 on Ryley Walker – “The Halfwit In Me”
Holly Herndon was one of the coolest shows I saw last year, not sure how it would translate to an afternoon festival set though.
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February 19, 2016 on Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 Lineup
Will headline Coachella 2020.
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February 1, 2016 on Trevor Powers Ends Youth Lagoon
First I've seen Bill Callahan's name in a while. Hopefully he's working on some new material.
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December 8, 2015 on Noise Pop 2016 Lineup
I caught Deerhunter's show last night at 930 club in DC. "Nothing Ever Happened" was jammed out for like 30 minutes, with Bradford singing a seemingly improved bit about Scott Weiland. Lyrics were like "Scott Weiland achieved a lot, made it to the top, of the mountain. Slid down, slid down. Back of a tour bus, back of a tour bus." It was bizarre. Curious if anyone else was there and caught more of the lyrics.
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December 6, 2015 on Bradford Cox Recounts Backstage Fight With Billy Corgan Over A Water Bottle
"A source says that the band will join U2 onstage for their final song, and that Josh Homme, who doesn’t normally tour with the band, will be present." Sounds like this would have been a powerful, emotional surprised. Glad it leaked and it's not a surprise anymore!
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December 4, 2015 on Will Eagles Of Death Metal Perform With U2 In Paris This Weekend?
Chastity Belt too!
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Here's my five faves from the year, surprised they're all absent from this list! Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After Ryley Walker - Primrose Green Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home Holly Herndon - Platform Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
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December 1, 2015 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2015
Live b-52's interests me, that's about it. The Devo "Live at Max's Kansas City" release from a year or so ago was really good.
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October 28, 2015 on Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 List Revealed
Pretty sure Eddie's a third base coach. WHY GO HOME? WHY GO HOME?
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October 8, 2015 on Eddie Vedder Is Basically A Chicago Cub Now
I'm partial to Murmur's follow-up, Reckoning. HHHAARRRBBOOORRCOOOAAAAATTTT
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September 10, 2015 on R.E.M. To Trump: Go Fuck Yourself
Personally I think this is awesome. 'Te Amo' is king jam.
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August 25, 2015 on The Bradford Cox Revue: Deerhunter Announce Tour With Atlas Sound
Instead of a set break after Atlas Sound, how about an hour-long 'My Sharona' jam with the other members of Deerhunter joining in one by one?
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August 25, 2015 on The Bradford Cox Revue: Deerhunter Announce Tour With Atlas Sound
The opening couple seconds of 'Magazine Called Sunset' has been my ringtone for years.
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July 17, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars
Pretty sure Document was REM's last album on IRS.
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June 12, 2015 on The War On Drugs Sign To Atlantic
It seems like streaming music is heading towards the direction of multi-platform AAA video games. Destiny releasing extra content early for Playstation, Call of Duty releasing map packs early for Xbox, etc. Not looking forward to 'timed exclusives' for new releases across Spotify/Tidal/Beats/etc.
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May 5, 2015 on Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming
The Men will probably release something in 2015, and it will probably be great.
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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
Thumbs up for "It was an after-the-fact association that seems to have displaced the actual meaning and power of the song." Here's my interpretation of the song, the knock-out closer on an album I consider my all-time favorite (sorry, You & Me). Like rasm, I'm likely projecting too much from own life on it. Alligator's all about the post-college years finding your footing as an adult. You're falling out of touch with friends, you're full of anxiety over your job. You've got relationships going but are always looking for something more. To quote the great Aquarium Drunkard, you're "striving for human connections while at the same time flirting with anonymity". After 12 songs you're stumbling home drunk, fantasizing about something better while asking yourself "is this it?". Nothing drives this home better than the last half of "City Middle": "I wait for the click, I wait but it doesn't click in." Then there's Berninger's swaying "la da de da de da", which is the closest audible equivalent to a drunken stumble these ears have heard. "I have weird memories of you." The album could end on "City Middle" and it would be perfect somber summation of the album's themes. Then "Mr. November" comes in and throws some ice cold water in your face. "This is nothing like it was in my room, in my best clothes, trying to think of you." Adulthood isn't how you imagined it. All those times growing up, getting dressed for church or weddings or what not, you've put on your suit and tie and thought about your future. Now you're at adulthood, and you realize, this is it. You may ask yourself, how did I get here? But with all respect to Mr. Byrne, IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER. You're here now. You could keep having secret meetings in the basement of your brain, or you could strive to be better. And it will be better. You're the new blue blood. You're the great white hope. You won't fuck us over, you're Mr. November.
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April 11, 2013 on The 10 Best National Songs
Haven't heard Helplessness Blues yet (holding out for release day) but wanted throw Destroyer's Kaputt into this uncool/cool genre discussion. 80s soft-rock isn't considered 'cool' like witch house, dubstep, or whatever new microgenres are trendsetter-approved today, but the songwriting on Kaputt is so strong, all the genre tropes associated with 80s soft-rock become secondary to the songs themselves.
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April 1, 2011 on Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Premature Evaluation
Upvote this list for the Owen Pallett respect. Downvote this list for the lack of The Walkmen.
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December 9, 2010 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010
"But Win, what if you win? Wouldn't it be weird?"
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December 2, 2010 on Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy
Better find 2, I logged in to upvote this.
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October 27, 2010 on Charlie Sheen Doesn’t Need Your “Get Well Soon” Balloons
<3 <3 <3 this story
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October 26, 2010 on @birdiepup
At their Pittsburgh show a few weeks ago, I got a swig of Matt's wine. I'm pretty sure I'll live for eternity now.
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October 25, 2010 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Bert Is Gay
If it's any consolation, I said "OOF! DING DONG! Classic long cat." to myself so many times on Friday to get me through the work day. AND IT WORKED!
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October 24, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Thank goodness, I never wanted to be a step-dad anyway.
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October 22, 2010 on Jennifer Lynn Petkov Update