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They might quite possibly have the best band name ever.
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August 11, 2015 on Fern Mayo – “Going Somewhere” (Stereogum Premiere)
Success! Thanks for the update, RJ! You're at least better off than me in the download department - it took me a whole AOL-like 11 minutes!
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June 5, 2015 on Death Grips Share Mysterious New Album By The I.L.Y.’s
I was hoping you guys would eventually do a FNM Worst To Best! Thanks for making my dreams a reality, SG ;) I agree with all the KFAD love, I would put that album at #3 on my own personal list, right behind The Real Thing and Angel Dust. It's hard to argue with Angel Dust being the clear winner at #1 - it's brilliance hasn't aged a bit. I actually just recently watched a live-stream of FNM's show in Detroit and it was pretty great - definitely one of the better reunion shows I've witnessed, that's for sure. Well, with one exception: they had Mosley come out during the encore to sing lead on "We Care A Lot" and it was pretty bad. To be fair, I was never a fan of the 2 earliest albums... but that performance not only did nothing to redeem his vocals for me, it was downright cringe-worthy.
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June 5, 2015 on Angel Dust (1992)
Add trying to download one of their spur of the moment albums to that "what's harder" list... just tried and the page is already offline and unavailable.
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June 4, 2015 on Death Grips Share Mysterious New Album By The I.L.Y.’s
Give Scott a break guys... I have to imagine we're all a little rusty in our Rockband skills these days.
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May 1, 2015 on Scott Weiland Gives Tragic Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline” In Texas
Yea, so... even with the forewarning, I STILL was unprepared for that slo-mo upchuck shot; which, just in case anyone was wondering, is totally real according to HEALTH's most recent tweet. Grossed-out feelings aside though, this track is fan-freaking-tastic and I'll most definitely be adding Death Magic to my album pre-order list.
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April 24, 2015 on HEALTH – “New Coke” Video + Death Magic Details
This. A million times over. I live in Chicago and even though I think it's a decent line-up... I just can't do it. The disinterested crowds, overpriced everything, and extremely unbearable August heat and humidity are the 3 strikes against it for me every year. Admittedly though, I've reached the age where I'm just entirely unable to conquer 3-day fests like I used to. *sigh* It's been a hard road learning to accept the truth of my age of its limits... alas, I have risen above, and come to terms with just seeing the artists I want when they come back around on their individual tours.
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March 26, 2015 on Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup
Upvote this X10000... you nailed it. Tuesday was great for "New Release Day" because it gave me something to look forward to during the week. My Tuesday routine was always: get to work, fire up the computer, check out every music site and/or the list I keep on my phone - yes, I'm one of those list nerds - and add all the new albums I remotely have any interest in into my Spotify 2015 (or whatever year it is) playlist. If it was album I hadn't pre-ordered already, I had the rest of the week to take note of which ones I enjoyed enough to go out over the weekend and buy. Plus, like you said, it also gave me the perfect amount of time to have an album resonate, that by the time Friday would roll around, I would have my weekend "jam out" albums/tracks all ready to go. The same thing goes for my group of friends, so I'm going to miss all of us getting together over the weekend and discussing what new music we found and trying to one-up each other, haha. Alas, I suppose now when we all hang out we can discover new music and tunes collectively at the same time which is kinda cool. #RIPNEWMUSICTUESDAYS.... you will be missed.
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February 27, 2015 on Friday Is Officially The New Global Record Release Day
I'm, admittedly, a huge Alice In Chains fan... or, was, anyway. Anything post-Layne isn't really "Alice In Chains" to me, but that's a whole other topic entirely so I'll save my thoughts on that issue and just comment on the one at hand... This is pretty darn hilarious! In the AIC "Music Bank" box set, it includes a couple of songs that were pre-Facelift, late '80's hair-metal style: "I Can't Have You Blues," "Whatcha Gonna Do," "Social Parasite" etc... and I confess, I can't help but totally love them. It's also interesting to listen to that box set and hear the complete 180 progression of the band throughout the coarse of it. It starts with those mindlessly fun songs and then each disc progressively gets deeper and darker with songs about addiction, helplessness, and despair. Facelift will always be my favorite AIC album because it includes a little bit of both sides of the band. Oh, and Cerebus is totally right... the media definitely created the term "grunge" and initiated all the hype around it. It's still unclear who exactly coined it first, but from what I remember, it was first derived from an album review printed in a UK magazine or newspaper that described the guitars on the record as "grungy." The rest is "he said/she said" on who labeled the entire genre as grunge, but as Cerebus said, it was solely created due to the Seattle scene blowing up and the media needing a way to market it. It's for those reasons that the bands and their fans during that time-period wanted and still want nothing to due with the word.
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February 26, 2015 on Watch An Unearthed Video From Alice In Chains’ Early Hair Metal Days
My condolences, RJ... so sorry to hear about your grandma. I lost mine as well at the very beginning of the year, she was admitted to the hospital on NYE to be exact... so to say that I can relate would be an understatement. Your analogy was beautifully perfect, hang in there my friend. *hugs* Bugs aside, I dig the new layout and think it will be better in the long-run once everything gets sorted out. I know as far as the mobile version goes, it's a MILLION times better and a hell of a lot easier to navigate. I also had NO IDEA The 'Gum Mix even existed until today! How did I miss that thing over the years? Welp, the important thing is, I found it now and bookmarked it. Just like the Goonies, #MP3SNEVERSAYDIE
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February 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments + Redesign FAQ
19 track picture disc for $16... yep, I'll admit, I whipped out my credit card faster than lightening haha I agree that the locked grooves is a little bit of an annoyance and it definitely won't be a record I'll throw on during my workout routines, that's for sure... alas, for $16, great bands, and the proceeds going to charity, I can look past it.
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February 19, 2015 on Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Dan Deacon, & More Contribute To Basketball-Themed Carpark Comp
Nevermind! Crisis averted. It's on youtube now so I'll just rip it from there. Here's the link if anyone else would like to do the same:
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February 18, 2015 on Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)
Haha well played... I picked up what you were puttin' down, so I decided to play along :) and I agree about his cadence as well... similar, yet definitely easier to understand. Omg though... there is pressing matter at hand: IT'S GONE!! The track has vanished!! I went to go listen to it (again) and it's not on his SoundCloud page anymore, not is it popping up here on SG. Do you mind doing me a huge favor? Like, save my life huge? Could you send me a copy of that download you so brilliantly decided to rip from SC before this travesty occurred? If so, just click on my profile name and my FB account is listed under the website section. Shoot me a PM and I'll shoot you over my email address. It would be super, duper, greatly appreciated!
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February 17, 2015 on Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)
#311TRUTHNOW Haha seriously though, I don't think his voice is similar to Cobain (in my opinion anyway, music is subjective after all, and I personally just don't get the same vibe tone-wise) and to be 100% honest, while I have complete respect and admiration for Cobain himself, I was never the biggest fan of Nirvana's music growing up. I loved the "grunge" scene in my youuth - actually just read an incredible oral-history type book on it called "Everybody Loves Our Town" that I can't recommend enough - but as hard as I tried, Nirvana was one of the few bands of that era that - save a few tracks - just didn't resonant as much as the likes of Alice In Chains, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden, Tad, and many others did. That all being said... I cannot stop listening to this, Tillman knocked it out of the park and I honestly haven't been this obsessed with a cover in a long, long time. Sometimes less is more, and while the song may be minimal in the actual instrumental department, the choice to leave the primary focus on his haunting and impassioned - but not over-doing it - voice was a wise one. Sorry for the ramblings, but I hadn't heard this until this morning upon doing my daily visit to the 'Gum and I have been coming back to this page every hour since. I decided it was finally time to commit to leaving a damn comment already, haha
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February 16, 2015 on Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)
I met Unwritten Law in 2002 at my local Tower Records when they were doing an acoustic show and a album signing for Elva. They were 2 hours late and completely piss ass drunk when they finally showed... but, in their defense, they brought a bunch of pizzas for everyone waiting in line... so I forgave them. The moral of the story: Pizza heals all wounds.
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January 27, 2015 on Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus & Travis Barker Detail Tom DeLonge’s “Disrespectful And Ungrateful” Behavior
D'aw... these two... they never fail to fill my heart with utter joy and love. <3 I honestly didn't know what to expect from this as I had never heard of Rookie or this column until now; was initially expecting maybe a joke-type skit or something. So happy to see the guys stepping up and being honest, sincere, and just awesome role-models in general. This totally just made my day! Come to think of it, I've honestly lost count at how many times RTJ have made my day, period.
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January 21, 2015 on Watch Run The Jewels Give Advice To Teenage Girls
Holy wow guys... welcome to the first full-stacked, amazingly awesome, new release Tuesday! I can't think of any more that hasn't already been said (nice review btw, RJ!) so I'll just simply add to the praise: Viet Cong are great. The End. Other releases that have kept me busy all-day and/or I'll be blasting in my car on my ride home from work: S-K Cloakroom Joey Bada$$ Until The Ribbon Breaks Petite Noir Thanks to HartfordTheWhale, I have discovered Ghost Culture and I am forever grateful! Really digging their album thus far. Aaaand, last but certainly not least... The Sidekicks' new album is fantastic and everything I hoped it would be since they popped up on my radar quite recently. Whew... why, hello there 2015! You and I are going to get along just fine ;)
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January 20, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Viet Cong Viet Cong
Great interview! It also reminded me to check out the rest of the True Trans series as I had only seen the first 4 episodes when they initially popped online. Definitely hope that Laura continues to work on that book she mentioned as well, I'd purchase that in a heartbeat!
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December 17, 2014 on Laura Jane Grace Reviews 2014: The Against Me! Leader On Transitioning In Public, Getting To Know Her Fans, And Seeing A Ghost
Speaking of MM and dicks... remember all those rumors way back when that he removed his ribs so he could, ya know, pleasure himself? Too bad that happened then and not now... Mark Kozelek could have had another hit on his hands: "Marilyn Manson, Suck Your Cock"
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December 12, 2014 on Marilyn Manson Explains Leaked Lana Del Rey “Rape Video”
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December 5, 2014 on 2015 Grammy Nominees Announced