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That Green-House album is super great, good pick. I would also recommend: Leo Takami - Felis Catus and Silence. This has really made my year. Not ambient but very much New Age a la Windham Hill, like William Tyler's Goes West meets a Studio Ghibli soundtrack. Nathan Salsburg - Landwerk. A collection of old 78 rpm record loops accompanied by some twisty repeating guitar lines. Hypnotic, relaxing stuff.
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July 15, 2020 on Mary Lattimore – “Sometimes He’s In My Dreams”
Really honored by this theory/ wish I hadn't revealed so much personal information about my age
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July 9, 2020 on Selena’s Family Threatens Legal Action Against Texas Man Who Put A Trump Hat On Her Statue
Quite the ironic twist that statues are complaining about being desecrated by Trump.
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July 8, 2020 on Selena’s Family Threatens Legal Action Against Texas Man Who Put A Trump Hat On Her Statue
I like Alligator the best. Also I think "The Geese of Beverly Road" is their best song. It's a staple on my "Songs About Geese" playlist, most of which is just different versions of Michael Hurley's "Wildegeeses."
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July 2, 2020 on Bartees Strange – “Looking For Astronauts” & “The Geese Of Beverly Road” (The National Covers)
Lately I've been watching hours of television about Michael Jordan and blasting Hum. Just today I got really excited when I heard there was a new season of Beavis & Butthead on the way. I am apparently still the same person I was when I was 10 years old.
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July 1, 2020 on New Episodes Of Beavis And Butt-Head Announced
As someone who loves the U Talkin' series and listened to a lot RHCP from the ages of 8–16, I expect to be delighted by this.
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July 1, 2020 on Scott Aukerman & Adam Scott Launch Red Hot Chili Peppers Podcast
I too generally dislike podcasts but I love the Scotts. Seriously, just listen to the first U Talkin' U2 2 Me? ep and tell me it's not the best possible use of medium.
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July 1, 2020 on Scott Aukerman & Adam Scott Launch Red Hot Chili Peppers Podcast
"Goodbye to All That" is either a Joan Didion reference or about the cancellation of his favorite Nickelodeon show.
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June 30, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens Announces New Album The Ascension
Their version of "Simple Man" is still inescapable in small town bars, to the extent that I think very few people realize it's a cover.
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June 29, 2020 on Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?
"The internet would go black without you" is a great starting point for an emo song about a long distance relationship.
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June 29, 2020 on Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp
Slay on Cue also the name of Spoon's new line of barbecue accoutrements.
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June 29, 2020 on Spoon Announce Slay On Cue Reissue Series
Let's Save Scott Lapatine's Website! I look forward to chipping in.
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June 29, 2020 on Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp
Very brave of him to venture into the veritable lion's den of the racist far-right that is Olympia, Washington.
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June 28, 2020 on Disguised Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Far-Right Rally With “Inject Obama With The Wuhan Flu” Sing-Along
True, though I think "I've Made Up My Mind..." is my favorite non-"Murder Most Foul" track on that one.
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June 26, 2020 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
"The “Batter Up” video is still the best baseball-themed rap video ever made[.]" Maybe so, but I'm still partial to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVnoNpncfh0
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June 26, 2020 on Country Grammar Turns 20
Would be a baller move to write a different song with the same title.
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June 25, 2020 on Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record
I was thinking about Inlet in relation to both mbv and Beyond, which is funny because both of those bands were seemingly major influences on Hum.
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June 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet
Lionheart was great, really looking forward to this.
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June 24, 2020 on H.C. McEntire – “Time, On Fire”
Well after a quick discogs search I can say I've tracked down the aforementioned sampler. It's a wonder I didn't become a Truck Stop Love fan. https://www.discogs.com/Various-Discovery-Sampler-Alternative-Volume-One/release/2729201
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June 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet
Weirdly, I learned about Hum when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old because "Stars" and "I Hate it Too" were on a free sampler cd that came as part of one of those Columbia House/BMG cd club things my parents signed up for. I don't remember anything else that was on that sampler because I was so obsessed with those two Hum songs. It's so rad to have a new Hum album and for it to be this good.
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June 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet
The last three tracks are especially great.
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June 23, 2020 on Hum Surprise-Release First Album In 22 Years, Inlet
Hey that was a good read, nicely done.
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June 23, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Pottery Welcome To Bobby’s Motel
I always reckoned that You'd Prefer an Astronaut had the better individual songs—I mean, fuck, "I Hate it Too"—but thought Downward is Heavenward was the better album. A couple of weeks back I relistened to both while on one my semi-regular quarantine nostalgia sessions and think it might be a dead heat. They were (and apparently are!) a rad band.
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June 23, 2020 on Hum Surprise-Release First Album In 22 Years, Inlet