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Steve's set is so fucking good right now, I highly recommend everyone going to see him if he's through your town.
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July 17, 2016 on Watch Steve Gunn & The Outliners Play CBS This Morning
Just got that email as well. The impulsive collector in me is itching to hit order (as well as needing to pre-order Heart Like a Levee). Also, this track is gorgeous. I wasn't familiar with her previous work, but will make that a priority.
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July 13, 2016 on Itasca – “Buddy”
So excited for this. What an incredible year for psychedelic- and folk-tinged rock.
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July 12, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Biloxi”
Maybe your excitement asymptotes at impossible?
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July 12, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Biloxi”
It really is. A few years back I spent part of the summer in a village in Mali that devoutly followed Islam, and was there during Ramadan. At no point was there any contention about what we (non-Muslim folk) did during the day that was out of alignment with their practices. Because reasonable people know that people of different cultures do things, well, differently. Anyway, during the weeks there I bonded a bit with some of our friends in the village over music. It was a few weeks after Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' came out and I had it on my iPod and was listening to it non-stop. I talked to them about AF and some of my other favorite musicians and they told me about theirs. Coincidentally, that's when I realized Malian music (and their guitar players) is fucking awesome. Point being, during the time, music was a cultural exchange and somewhat of a common currency -- and I think it was a really nice experience for everyone. So to your point Kirsty, the fact that this community event was unjustly and severely penalized is truly sad. It begs the of question whether anything is truly sacred.
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June 18, 2016 on Radiohead Listening Event In Istanbul Attacked, Band Responds
Life's pretty cheap to that type, Janet. But really, hope he's ok.
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June 17, 2016 on Meat Loaf Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage In Edmonton
And the Black Keys are a handful of moldy grapes?
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June 16, 2016 on Patrick Carney Criticizes YouTube Over Artist Payouts
Listened to it again today uninterrupted at work. I think I need a few more of those 70 minute blocks without someone tapping me on the shoulder -- especially for those 10 minute jamzz.
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June 16, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Yeaaa, I just haven't given CSH it's fair share of spins. I think the length is the deterent, at least right now.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Based on this list is Kevin Morby going to be the most overlooked/underrated album of 2016? I honestly can't stop playing it. But I think I knew my favorites would be different and more narrowly focused this year since it's been sooo so good for folk and psychedelic. My faves so far, in no particular order other than Kevin Morby at #1: Kevin Morby "Singin Saw" Sturgill Simpson "A Sailor's Guide..." Steve Gunn "Eyes on the Lines" Woods "Sun City Eater..." Dead Tongues "Montana" William Tyler "Modern Country" Jenks Miller & Elysee Thebner Miller "Blues from WHAT" Parquet Courts "Human Performance" Mind Spiders "Prosthesis" Diarrhea Planet "Turn to Gold" Anticipated: Hiss Golden Messenger
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Second to the dude himself singing, my favorite part of this is the audience going fucking nuts.
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June 8, 2016 on Enjoy This 82-Year-Old Man Singing Drowning Pool On America’s Got Talent
Favorite show this year so far, I think. Still have Kevin Morby and Steve Gunn within the next month, though.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
If you can get your hands on Tired Hands Trendler, I highly recommend it.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Also, always enjoy a when there's a lovefest of this kinda music on 'gum.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Highway Anxiety might be my favorite single recording of the year so far (Kevin Morby is my current AOTY). I've had Eyes on the Lines on repeat since Friday and keep finding more to love each spin. John Truscinski's drumming is particularly good.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
Saw Chris Forsyth open for Heron Oblivion a few weeks back and hoooly shit, what a set. I almost cried at the climax of High Castle Rock.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
I feel you on K Morbs -- it is currently my AOTY.
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June 7, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold
We also get new Hiss Golden Messenger in October and a new one from Daniel Bachman "late Fall" according to Instagram.
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May 31, 2016 on Ryley Walker – “The Halfwit In Me”
Nice -- sounds like he got a few more of his Chicago jazz friends on board!
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May 31, 2016 on Ryley Walker – “The Halfwit In Me”
He did it on Fallon back in 2011, does that count? Either way, love his take on the track.
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May 27, 2016 on Watch Bon Iver Cover “I Can’t Make You Love Me” At In-The-Round Vivid LIVE Show
Oh I agree, which makes it even more uniquely Neil. I love the idea of it being 1981, putting Reactor on the turntable and waiting for a massive post-RNS opening track... and you get Opera Star. After 35 years I think you can say it's kinda funny.
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May 27, 2016 on Watch A Loopy Neil Young Talk About PONO & GMOs On Colbert
Trans is underrated! Also, only Uncle Neil can follow an album like RNS with one like Reactor.
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May 27, 2016 on Watch A Loopy Neil Young Talk About PONO & GMOs On Colbert
To (somewhat) quote Andrew Savage when Sheer Mag opened for Parquet Courts in Philly last year, "You guys are lucky to have bands like Sheer Mag in Philly because Sheer Mag fucking rules." This performance just reinforces that.
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May 27, 2016 on Watch Sheer Mag Kill Their TV Debut On Late Night With Seth Meyers
Yea, I probably woulda done the same. Still very cool you got an unsmashed copy.
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May 26, 2016 on Car Seat Headrest Expands On Licensing Fiasco, Recall Cost Matador Over $50k
Reminds me of the '10 Best Elliott Smith Songs' thread from a few years ago.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Dammit, if I'd gotten an unaltered copy I'd be hesitant to even open it. What a potentially legendary rock n roll story with 10,000 copies being destroyed and you having one of the few originals. As a vinyl collector as well, that's pretty damn awesome.
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May 26, 2016 on Car Seat Headrest Expands On Licensing Fiasco, Recall Cost Matador Over $50k
And 'The Only Thing'
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Never before that track had I thought I'd want sawtoothy synths on a William Tyler track.
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May 26, 2016 on Stream William Tyler Modern Country