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The Lagniappe Sessions are such a great feature. Looking forward to checking these out. Steve Gunn and HGM's were both really good.
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February 22, 2017 on Hear Strand Of Oaks Cover The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, & Phish For Lagniappe Sessions
I can't wait for Blink 182 to win Best New Artist.
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February 11, 2017 on A Look At 15 Artists Up For Their First Grammy
Lot's of really great acts doing weird and different things with guitars -- just gotta venture past conventional "indie." Look what Dave Harrington did with Darkside. Or Steve Gunn's unique-ish fingerstyle melds into neo-psychedelia (Ocean Parkway and Eyes on the Lines are good example of this, I think). Or fuck, Six Organs of Admittance has a new record out in two weeks and I've read diddly shit about it outside of AD. This all said, does noise/drone/psych rock not count as indie anymore?
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
Drag City is on BandCamp now! But yea, still gotta YouTube Thee Oh Sees.
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
Maybe not influential per se, but it was a culminating event, I think. It was a gathering of many of the the who's who at the time and some really great stuff came out of it -- especially if you consider it a 'B' sided and demos kind of album. In a time when I am increasingly aware of my whiteness (which I'm fine with), talking about the cultural impact of Dark Was the Night on Obama-era indie rock really takes the cake.
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
What a unique -- and awesome -- charity. When my grandfather had Alzheimer's his memory triggers were so weird and unpredictable. After reading this I'm kind of ashamed I didn't think of playing him his favorite music.
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February 10, 2017 on Watch Elvis Costello’s “Music & Memory” Alzheimer’s PSA
That seems pretty apt. Dark Was the Night was important. Like the Woodstock of indie rock... or something. I also feel like the start of "indie" codification goes back to the early 2000's with Shins and Postal Service and... everything on Garden State.
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
Pranav has been posting some great stuff. I don't comment really because I never feel like a discussion will ensure. Prisoner's Dilemma-ish. Keep it up Pranav!
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
lol @ Garden State-core. I agree 100%. And that's just the stuff coming across places like here, p4k, CoS, DIY Mag, etc. I feel like the stuff that I'm listening to in 2017 is grittier than in 2009. Granted, tastes have expanded and I've gotten way better at seeking out new jamz, but yea, agreed -- lots of really great, raw, gritty, organic (? kinda hate to say it) music out there.
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
I sometimes think that too, but then I stumble on a band not covered by the major sites and I discard that thought. Like last month I was reading Aquarium Drunkard and came across 75 Dollar Bill, and just thought, "fuck, where was this all year." I think my point is the rawness is there, definitely, it's just not being widely covered.
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February 10, 2017 on Dirty Projectors, Fleet Foxes Frontmen Discuss The “Both Bad And Boujee” State Of Indie Rock Today
I think Warm Hands is the albums besylt song but this one is also very very good.
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February 9, 2017 on Watch Ty Segall Rip Through “Break A Guitar” On Seth Meyers
Agreed https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/p/2/005/086/233/2dd2e35.jpg
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February 9, 2017 on Watch Ty Segall Rip Through “Break A Guitar” On Seth Meyers
Hey that new Wooden Wand track "Mexican Coke" is really great.
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February 4, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'm really happy that's your epitome of NEPA, because it's so on point.
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February 3, 2017 on Wasted Days
Maybe not Ryan, but I do. Small world.
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February 2, 2017 on Wasted Days
That is terrific. I hope it happens someday.
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February 2, 2017 on Wasted Days
Nice piece, Ryan -- gets me really amped for the new release. And it appears you and I grew up in close proximity to each other. Timmy also has a seemingly Wilkes-Barre inspired song called 'Giant's Despair' on Pope Killdragon! Also, let's not forget his drummer Mike Sneeringer also played in the wonderful Philly outfit Purling Hiss.
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February 2, 2017 on Wasted Days
I'd also add "I Went to the Store..." to that list. The way he uses diminished and 7th chords to creep from chord to chord is really satisfying. Paul Simon is a classic chord-changer writer person too! I'd recommend an interview of him talking about writing "Still Crazy After All These Years." An overthinker? Perhaps a bit, but he has a songwriting ability few have.
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February 1, 2017 on Mac DeMarco – “This Old Dog” & “My Old Man”
Oh hey cool, I actually know Rachel. This band is good.
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January 31, 2017 on Stream Open City Open City
He's got a pretty long tour coming up, so maybe a full release?
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January 31, 2017 on Looks Like Vince Staples Is Releasing Something New This Week
My Old Man reminds me of something that coulda been on side B of Childish Prodigy, which is a good thing.
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January 31, 2017 on Mac DeMarco – “This Old Dog” & “My Old Man”
Sweet. Can we work on Drag City next, plz?
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January 30, 2017 on Spotify Teases Return Of Prince Catalog To Streaming Services
I think Side B of On the Beach is my favorite B side of all time.
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January 28, 2017 on Neil Young Will Induct Pearl Jam Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
How the hell has Jackson Browne been inducted into the RNRHOF before Joan Baez?
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January 28, 2017 on Neil Young Will Induct Pearl Jam Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Delicate Steve, too!
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January 24, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Migos Culture
Dancy and vibey! Really excited for this release.
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January 23, 2017 on Tinariwen – “Assawt”
Just here to reflect the above sentiment! Interesting timing too as I randomly decided to toss Bird & Diz on over lunch.
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January 20, 2017 on Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2017