Comments from rockhouse

Just want to acknowledge the TWO Marshall stacks behind Nathan that he's not even plugged into.
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June 22, 2017 on Watch Mac DeMarco Perform “On The Level” On Conan With Nathan Fielder On Fake Guitar
Man that time signature change in the chorus is so close to taking off in a really cool way. I hope they record a studio version of this, it's got potential to be a real fuckin jam.
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June 20, 2017 on Watch Crying Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”
Hot take: he's being (purposely?) petulant but he's right.
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June 7, 2017 on Ricky Eat Acid Shares Essay-Length Car Seat Headrest Takedown
Counterpoint: whoa what's going on with No Friend?
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May 12, 2017 on Stream Paramore After Laughter
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May 4, 2017 on Grizzly Bear – “Three Rings”
Mad respect for your choice of that version of The Chain.
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May 1, 2017 on The Chainsmokers Are Second-Ever Act To Spend A Year In The Top 10
As a distant fan of Paramore (really just heard a few singles): this is dope.
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April 19, 2017 on Paramore – “Hard Times” Video
A bit of weirdly specific knowledge about a stranger: Phil and Genevieve met after his arctic cabin phase which was post-Microphones. That said this album definitely casts a new light (or is it shadow?) on his older stuff. Break ups and conceptual thoughts about Big Ideas seem very different compared to actual overwhelming grief. I think there's still plenty of room for that stuff in a lifetime and all those older albums are still wonderful and thoughtful, but the callbacks to his older stuff on this album really drive home how much this death has completely upended every part of his reality.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
To me it always sounded like someone creating a modern soundtrack to a Kurosawa film.
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March 7, 2017 on Forest Swords – “The Highest Flood”
To be honest this kind of just sounds like a less catchy retread of Seasons. Glad they're moving back towards the sound of In Evening Air/On the Water though, the songs on Singles were real good but the clean production killed their energy a bit.
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February 1, 2017 on Future Islands – “Ran”
Yeah, No More Stories gives me hope since it's my second favorite Mew album despite the missing member. I guess for me Mew has always been about the intersection of Bo's guitars and Jonas's vocals, so it's weird to hear one of those things missing. But I'm not against the idea of a tight pop album from these guys, I'm sure it'll still be good, though maybe less "essential" than previous releases.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Really worried about the lack of Bo on this album, new track is nice but it's missing that energy his playing brought. Easily the weakest closer of any of their albums which isn't a great sign. I'm still excited though, Mew are one of my all time favorites.
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January 24, 2017 on Mew – “Carry Me To Safety”
Counterpoint: it 100% is ok when they're fucking Nazis. Half the world went to war to do far worse than punch them in the face and it was generally considered a good move.
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January 22, 2017 on Tim Heidecker Wrote A Song About Richard Spencer Getting Punched In The Face
That's a pretty solid list, I'd love to hear a Kanye song inspired by Okami.
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December 9, 2016 on Kanye West Returns To The Studio With Pete Rock And A List Of Videogames
Real post: this cover and video are gorgeous.
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September 28, 2016 on Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video
Like if Kingdom Hearts brought you here.
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September 28, 2016 on Shakai Mondai – “Hikari” (Utada Hikaru Cover) Video
You've got to go through hell to get to heaven, or something.
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September 23, 2016 on Corey Feldman Plans Another Today Performance, But Not The Voice
Feel like this gets weirdly close to an Amber Coffman diss track at a couple points, and overall the lyrics just sound really amateur. If this leads to some beef I think I'm going to have be #Team Amber.
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September 22, 2016 on Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” Video
Good to see these guys still know how to open the fuck out of an album.
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September 8, 2016 on Stream Cymbals Eat Guitars Pretty Years
Why not take the money and then donate it to a charity or something? Maybe one that brings music programs to underprivileged schools? All this bitching about capitalism and the state of the world doesn't mean anything if you aren't willing to redirect that shittiness into a force of good whenever you get the chance.
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July 26, 2016 on Father John Misty Releases “Real Love Baby,” Rejects Burrito Money
Oh man, did you miss this? You're in for a treat:
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July 13, 2016 on The Tenors Bench Member Who Worked “All Lives Matter” Into “O Canada” At MLB All-Star Game
I feel like a lot of people will turned off by the fact that it's mostly kind of minimal ballads but I'm really enjoying this. Probably the strongest first impression one of her albums has made on me.
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June 23, 2016 on Stream Bat For Lashes The Bride
Phil wrote a really beautiful thing explaining the situation and detailing their relationship and desire for privacy: Can't believe something this shitty can happen to such good people.
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June 2, 2016 on Help Phil Elverum Fund His Wife’s Cancer Treatments
Just off the top of my head, Owen Pallet does this kind of stuff all the time. Usually with much more interesting melodies.
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May 3, 2016 on Radiohead – “Burn The Witch” Video