antigone

Comments from antigone

The name is supposed to be take to be a verb, then I think it’s dope as fuck as bands that have names that suggest movement or action I think are rad and underrated (Mirroring is a personal favourite). If it’s literally just a misspelling of spelling itself, the I think it’s superficially clever and funny, but not great. In any case, I’ll check this out based on then Sacred Bones sign alone, altho the writeup certainly added to the intrigue!
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February 19, 2019 on Album Of The Week: SPELLLING Mazy Fly
“Not your best take feat. Really Living Up to Your Current Handle” by YBB
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February 18, 2019 on Bloodshot Records Responds To Lydia Loveless’ Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Co-Owner’s Domestic Partner
Remember when Alex and Victoria from Beach House organized that thing where the played Gene Clark's "No Other" in full and it featured the likes of Robin Pecknold, Daniel Rossen, Hamilton Leithauser etc. on vox? I wish there were more things like that. That fucking ruled.
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February 18, 2019 on Watch Post Malone, Pistol Annies, & More Perform On Elvis All-Star Tribute TV Special
I think you seriously misrepresented my argument. I did not say that it is up to men and men only to fix this, but rather that (we) men need to do a much better job and play a much more active role in the holding of accountability of friends and peers who are being shitty. It seems as if it too often falls upon women and non-cis identifying folk to do most of the work and labour around educating, providing networks of support/solidarity and creating spaces for discussion, and my point is that if this problem is ever to be seriously and adequately addressed, then men need to step up in serious ways by making use of their power to address the problem in the same way that women do. It is not enough for men simply to chime in ex post facto; the lending of one's support is no doubt important, but should not become an acceptable standard. I would never suggest something so banal as that only men can be abusers as that is demonstrably false, and that it glosses over the violence that can and does occur in same-sex couples, and amongst queer communities (one here need only think of the PWR BTTM fiasco), and such an argument is unproductive and reductive. But I think it would be hard to disagree with the fact that as it stands, the duty of increased action and solidarity falls upon men, who so often get a pass for even the most superficial and performative forms of 'feminism' (I say this as someone who is and has been rather involved in the indie music scene for quite some time, and who has seen so many shitty dudes perpetuate the culture of misogyny in their own actions, despite knowing the proper vocab and jargon, and who are never geld accountable for their actions, and who are in fact constantly protected by fellow musicians -generally but not exclusively male - and thus only serve to contribute ever further to the problem, despite seeming progressive).
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February 18, 2019 on Phoebe Bridgers Shares Statement Following Ryan Adams Accusations
A real important message. We men need to hold ourselves and our friends to a much higher standard of accountability if anything is to change in a concrete way, and this sort of thing cannot continue to be the duty of women and non-cis folk in terms of calling-out, educating and holding folks accountable. We must be and do better.
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February 17, 2019 on Phoebe Bridgers Shares Statement Following Ryan Adams Accusations
Also I think that de la Rocha is a seriously underrated lyricist/rapper who I think often gets unfairly left out of discussions due to Rage's weird occupancy of the space between rap & rock. If there's any doubt, here's him over a proper hip-hop beat, absolutely killing it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoOlru0ZAKk
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February 15, 2019 on Watch Denzel Curry Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”
you're not the Stereogum Content Judge and you know it, Scott.
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February 14, 2019 on Halsey Got A Giant Marilyn Manson Tattoo
Wow! So happy to see this write-up. Hex is an absolute classic in the post/art- rock cannon, and one that is terribly under appreciated/rated/acknowledged. Easily the closest thing to the last two Talk Talk records, but at the same time in a world of its own!
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February 14, 2019 on Post Mortem: The Legacy Of Bark Psychosis’ Hex At 25
I feel like musicians getting tattoos is more tabloid content than actual interesting music news and would appreciate maybe less of those posts?
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February 14, 2019 on Halsey Got A Giant Marilyn Manson Tattoo
He’s clearly working class; half the lad’s garage rests empty, collecting cobwebs and dust.
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February 13, 2019 on Sleaford Mods Frontman Explains Why He Hates Idles
Damn, as a big fan of IDLES and as someone generally ignorant and uninitiated to Sleaford Mods, this is a pretty fair although complicated critique. I always took IDLES to be working class so it’s interesting to learn they’re not, and I get that this can make their stance and lyrics seem appropriative or performative. But at the same time, if they are genuine in their message and their goals - which they truly seem to be, to me - then I think that it’s fair play, for if we really want to address issues of class, then their needs to be some accountability held by those who occupy the middle and upper tiers, and who can become critical of where they stand, and not let it fall solely on the working/lower class to launch critiques. Curious to see if The lads reply, in any case.
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February 13, 2019 on Sleaford Mods Frontman Explains Why He Hates Idles
Singing Saw is an incredible record that just keeps getting better and better with time. A modern day folk classic, I’d say.
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February 12, 2019 on Watch Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee Cover “It Ain’t Me Babe” At Sydney Opera House
Despite Tim being one of my favorite artists of all time, Konoyo took quite a bit of time to digest, and I feel as if it's only been in the past month or so that I'm really getting into that work. Which is all to say, this is great timing, and I'm looking forward to having the negatives of those tracks to delve into in the near future!
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February 12, 2019 on Tim Hecker – “That World”
Is this just a pseudonym/alter-ego of Cardi B??
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February 10, 2019 on Grammys 2019: Winners List & Comment Party
Nivhek has for me the Top 5 songs Of the week, easily. That album is an absolute gift.
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February 8, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Obviously ineligible this week, but Grouper/Nev
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February 8, 2019 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I mean, Liz already had me entirely, but you especially had me at 'practically Burial-esque expansions and unfoldings of movements'
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February 8, 2019 on Grouper’s Liz Harris Releases New Double Album As Nivhek
Ahah I wasgoing thru the same dilemma. But I just fucking went for it. I regret so much not buying the Alien Observer record when it came out, so I didn't want to miss out on this one. Plus, if I can support Liz and allow her to make more music, then I'm there for that.
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February 8, 2019 on Grouper’s Liz Harris Releases New Double Album As Nivhek
Defintely my favorite of his films, and probably in my Top 10 (or 5!) of all time. Looking forward to the moment I can see it on the big screen! I agree with the Roma connection, too. I thought of him immediately during the opening shot, where you have just the blankness of the grey, and then suddenly thru the pouring of water (which T. obviously uses infamously throughout his films), this sense of world is opened upon before you by way of the reflection. Easily the best opening sequence I've seen in awhile. Also, the shot of Cleo wading out into the water made me think of the ending of Nostalghia, and the walking with the candle in the pool. Love the track also, finally got to listen to it! Bibio is just a treat (the video for Capel Celyn also gives me heavy Tarkovsky vibes, btw!!)
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February 6, 2019 on Bibio – “Curls”
Damn that song description basically functions also as a synopsis of Tarkovsky’s Mirror, which makes me excited to listen to this, as I’m sure Bibio is not infamiliar with that work.
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February 6, 2019 on Bibio – “Curls”
beans you should come to a Montreal show sometime - if you don't get asked this within the first 10 minutes, you probably actually didn't even make it to the show.
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January 31, 2019 on 7 Observations From Kacey Musgraves’ Oh, What A World Tour