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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Orcusmars on 01 Jan 2009, 02:34

I know theres no requests, but if anyone has their 2003 album (All your summer songs), I would love you forever ;)

Cheers!


Think I found it - I'll post it once I zip it all up.

EDIT:

Happy New Year, IamTCM.

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I await your forever love.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 01 Jan 2009, 09:49
New Damien Jurado

Caught In the Trees

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If you don't know him, his style lies somewhere in the vincinity of Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Ryan Adams


AH! thank you!!  listening to it right now and this is pretty different from his other stuff.  in a good way.  but different.  more up beat.

please take this as a big hint...... i loooove damien and only have a bunch of random crap downloaded from limewire...........  :wink:





Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 01 Jan 2009, 10:17
Hay guys

Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts

http://www.mediafire.com/?1zjz2ow3ynz

Still Sonic Youth-ish. I think it may be slightly more approachable at times.

I'm pretty sure nobody has posted this yet. And seeing as how it is such a great album, I decided to put it up.

Enjoy
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: epoch on 01 Jan 2009, 14:00
can someone re-up animal collective (merriweather post pavillion) please?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Samchez on 01 Jan 2009, 14:34
Here's a solid hip-hop album in my opinion. His style is pretty oddball. He's a talented rapper, but has several awkward songs, with awkward hooks, just very unique and some humorous references. Somewhat along the lines of Busdriver.


Homeboy Sandman - Actual Factual Pterodactyl
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 01 Jan 2009, 14:59
Here's "Chemistry for Changing Times" by The Blacktop Cadence.  Recorded wayyy back in 96/97, and remastered/rereleased in 2003, it's a fairly varied take on the Braid/American Football midwestern emo sound, and features Chris and George (vocals/guitar, and drums, respectively) from Hot Water Music.

Some of us cannot work with .wma files. Can you rip to .mp3 and re-upload this, please?

sorry, i keep forgetting - i left media player on the default rip settings when i first got my laptop, and i just keep it that way now, for continuity's sake... but yeah, here's an mp3 version:

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i converted the files with THIS (http://www.download.com/Free-Mp3-Wma-Converter/3000-2140_4-10442362.html) converter program, you might find it useful if anyone else makes the same mistake as me, but doesn't have a converter.


also, shouldn't there be an '09 reboot of this thread now? 
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MrBlu on 01 Jan 2009, 15:37
NO


I haven't gotten all the NMH albums yet... >.>
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 01 Jan 2009, 15:54
wait.... if an '09 thread is started, does that mean this whole one gets deleted?  cuz if that's true... that's kinda retarded.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: KvP on 01 Jan 2009, 16:02
That's what happened last time, by accident. We'll probably lock and unsticky the thread and start up a new one with a link to this one in the first post.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 01 Jan 2009, 16:08
capital idea old chap!

i've gotta say when i look through this thread, probably only about 1 in 10 uploads interest me enough to actually download, but those i have downloaded since joining the forums have all been pretty amazing, and more often than not i've ended up forking out the cash and actually buying the album after a few listens.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 01 Jan 2009, 16:45
Death Cab For Cutie -- Something About Airplanes (1998)
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Death Cab For Cutie -- We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes (2000)
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Death Cab For Cutie -- The Photo Album (2001)
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Death Cab For Cutie -- Transatlanticism (2003)
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Death Cab For Cutie -- Plans (2005)
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Death Cab For Cutie -- Narrow Stairs (2008)
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I do not have You Can Play These Songs With Chords because I do not have that one.
All songs in 128kbps .mp3, but I can re-encode them if you need something fancy.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: RedLion on 01 Jan 2009, 18:45
All of those albums are wonderful and often moving.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MrBlu on 02 Jan 2009, 00:39
Oh, hey, DCFC before they started to suck.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 02 Jan 2009, 01:23
You're from some weird future where Death Cab started to suck, then?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: IamTCM on 02 Jan 2009, 06:38
Orcusmars,

I really appreciate it. If there's anything I can do to return the favor let me know.

Next time you come to D.C., the beers are on me ;)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 02 Jan 2009, 07:20
also, shouldn't there be an '09 reboot of this thread now? 

If there is, can we make me first post? It's vanity issues. I started this bitch way back in 07.

(cheers for the mp3 rip, man!)

The Queers - Don't Back Down
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It doesn't get any better than this. On Don't Back Down the rip-roaring punk songs with no melody ("No Tit," for instance) are more than counterbalanced by the many mind-blowingly catchy songs ("Punk Rock Girls," "Number One," "Janelle, Janelle," ad nauseam). Some of the songs, dare it be said, even surpass many of Brian Wilson's perfect pop songs. Whereas the Ben Weasel-fronted group the Riverdales aspire to be nothing more than Ramones imitators, the Queers successfully use the musical vocabularies developed by the Ramones (as well as Brian Wilson and others) and take their songs to new levels.

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Stupid Babies Go Mad - Let's Go To The Off Limits
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?2jwdjwzfdakI think this is another one that had some production help from Atsuo. .m4a files, can rip to .mp3 if you guys need it (not my link).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MrBlu on 02 Jan 2009, 08:43
You're from some weird future where Death Cab started to suck, then?
GMT -5

 :-D
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MobyDickhole on 02 Jan 2009, 10:47
ha.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 13:26
ALRIGHT PEOPLE LISTEN UP!  I deeply urge you to download this album, Nomad, by Lotus.  I upped this last month and I was really hoping for people's responses because I think this is one of the greatest albums ever. Period.  It is so great, the melodic rhythms and the chill vibes it creates through each song just destroy you and get you going. I don't know how to explain it, its sort of jam, electronic, dance-tronic type of music. I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD.  I'm talking some of the best electronic jam music ever.  And i've listened to so much of that stuff, I'm an audiophile, and I spend most of my life listening to music,  but never have I ever heard an album so amazing, that flowed so well, and is just so fucking GREAT.  This is as good as it gets folks.  This album completes my life.  Please download, and tell me what you think, I guarantee you will be pleased.
Lotus - Nomad

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www.mediafire.com/?jqwdxmjunnwListen to Livingston Storm, Spirtualize, Ball of Energy, hell listen to THE WHOLE DAMN THING. It's so great.  Sorry about the outrageous enthusiasm but I just can't stand keeping this to myself.  I need other people to know about them, because very few people do. Check it out folks!  :-)  Enjoy!


Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 02 Jan 2009, 14:04
Could be better if you actually, y'know, linked it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 14:13
hahaha im so sorry, i was so excited and in a rush i forgot haha, ill fix that.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 14:43
I saw that the rap-duo Cyne was posted earlier, and there's a couple EP's that were left out.  Here they are.
Cyne - Grey Matter
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Cyne - Due Progress
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Cyne - Growing
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Just in case you've never heard of Cyne, their a rap group that has avoided the material trappings of mainstream “hip-hop” as well as the lyrically self-congratulatory social consciousness of much of today’s underground, the 2 emcees and 2 producers of CYNE are everything hip-hop should be - lyrical commentary that opens minds and moves bodies. Hailing from West Africa and the cultural melting pot that is Florida, CYNE has spent the past four years working to make sense of the world through the introspective interplay of emcees Akin and Cise Star. Akin attacks the mic with a conversational flow that runs with a sense of impassioned urgency, while Cise Star’s delivery rolls over the listeners with an uncanny self-assured smoothness. Together, they reach back to the self-reflective days of hip-hop’s past, they engage themselves and the world in discussion of matters social and personal import.  Beneath the lyrical venom of Akin and Cise Star is the dynamic, layered genius of Speck and Enoch. Combining elements of rock, trip-hop, jazz and countless other influences, they create atmospheric landscapes of simple complexity that push the creative capabilities of hip-hop.  You have to check these guys out.  Best hip-hop you will ever hear.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 15:17
Here's a solid hip-hop album in my opinion. His style is pretty oddball. He's a talented rapper, but has several awkward songs, with awkward hooks, just very unique and some humorous references. Somewhat along the lines of Busdriver.


Homeboy Sandman - Actual Factual Pterodactyl
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Samchez this is awesome, i love this, parts of it are pretty funny too.  Good upload man!
This is a little different this guys called Jay Electronica.  This was the first Jay Electronica project I heard. To this day, I still haven't heard a hell of a lot from him, I know he's got a few compilations and a super-rare War With The Dragon tape out there (by the way, if anyone's got that tape...holla!). This is a short 9-minute EP (not counting the Foreward), that has influences from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I don't know how it connects to the movie (I never saw it), but this is an excellent and interesting EP. It's full of quirky distorted music samples that seem to come in and out at their own will. The production is just as weird, yet in a good way - it seems almost like a fantasy movie/video game soundtrack. When Jay does spit, which isn't long on this short EP, he tears up the mic. He's got a fast, clear delivery and has a strong presence on the mic, and lyrically, he kills it. Unfortunately, there's not much here to judge him on so far, but he's definitely one to watch. Please download this, its quality hip-hop.
Jay Electronica - Act 1 The Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Samchez on 02 Jan 2009, 15:51
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Homeboy Sandman. It's just a surprisingly fun album to listen to. Was curious to hear some feedback from those who downloaded. I'll have to check out that Jay Electronica when I get home from work. Also, if anyone's interested, I could upload Homeboy Sandman's first album Nourishment (Second Helpings). A little less oddball than the one I posted, but yet still fun to listen to. He also has a 32 track mixtape called There Is No Spoon that's given away as a free download on his website, I could post up.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 16:05
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.

Here's a post-rock/electronica band called Tortoise.  Their from my hometown Chicago, and their decent.
Tortoise - TNT
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Tortoise - Its All Around You
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Tortoise - Tortoise
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Check them out.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 02 Jan 2009, 18:26
wut
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 02 Jan 2009, 19:20
Well, for my first contribution to the '09 thread, i'm gonna go with "100 Broken Windows" by Idlewild.  If you thought Mogwai were the best thing to come out of Scotland, think again.  Idlewild are an indie-rock band that mix the harsher end of indie-rock with some punk/post-punk-ish tendencies, huge melodies, a slight REM influence, but most of all, some amazing songwriting.  "100 Broken Windows" is their second full length album (not counting the "Captain" mini-album), and was released in 2000.  It's generally considered to be their best, a sentiment shared by the band's vocalist Roddy Woomble, and its sound seems to be heavily influenced by the cold, bleak Scottish countryside the album was written in.  I seriously cannot stop listening to this album, it's fast becoming one of my favourites of all time.  Here's a (very well written) review by a guy I know on the same site I often review for:  http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1305 (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=1305)

Anyway, without further ado, "100 Broken Windows" by Idlewild

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For once, I HAVE actually remembered to convert to mp3 first, and since I'm feeling extra generous, I've thrown all the b-sides associated with this album into the package too!  Enjoy!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: memann on 02 Jan 2009, 20:00
TNT is orgasmic. Thanks mate.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 20:26
What would we do without This Will Destroy You?  This band is simply amazing.  If your into post-rock, you will surely enjoy them.  They just kick ass. Period.

This is their first full-length album, Young Mountain.

This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain
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And their other album, which is almost even better than Young Mountain, their s/t.

This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5twldbar9y4I assure you that this band will make you rock so hard you will be left mesmerized after listening.  Download now.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ragnarjon on 02 Jan 2009, 20:37
Deserves to be heard; thanks for all the good stuff; first post.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Be My Head on 02 Jan 2009, 20:51
Why do we need two mediaf!re threads?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: youthcant on 02 Jan 2009, 20:52
as soon as something great comes out this year, i will post it.
i swear.

did everyone get that mr. bear album i posted last year?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 02 Jan 2009, 21:11
Why do we need two mediaf!re threads?

well we should have one for every year.  the 08 thread was so amazing, so i felt that i should start an 09 thread and try to make it even better.  we got to keep this going, and spread good music.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Samchez on 02 Jan 2009, 21:34
Alright....in case those 10 people or so that downloaded the Homeboy Sandman album enjoyed, here's his debut album, plus a mixtape he released. The mixtape contains 32 tracks, some of the tracks on it, however are tracks from both his albums.


Homeboy Sandman - Nourishment (Second Helpings)
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Homeboy Sandman - There Is No Spoon (Mixtape)
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: bff on 02 Jan 2009, 22:41
I thought we were going to use a thread title less likely to end up on google's top searches.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Joseph on 02 Jan 2009, 23:07
Why do we need two mediaf!re threads?

well we should have one for every year.  the 08 thread was so amazing, so i felt that i should start an 09 thread and try to make it even better.  we got to keep this going, and spread good music.

Why?  Why not just keep using the old one.  Bad idea.  As long as the old links still work, why change?  The old thread was only rebooted to remove many pages of dead links.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Spluff on 02 Jan 2009, 23:10
I'm pretty sure there would be many pages of dead links in the 08 one.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: St.Germain on 02 Jan 2009, 23:26
Okay, I'm gonna give this a try. If it doesn't work or I don't do it right, let me know and I'll try to fix it.

Ether Hour - A Plan Designed At Home

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Ether Hour is a small, local band from Pullman, Washington, and apparently described as "Alternative Indie Pop". I would describe it as "Excellent". It's a little hard to describe, in a musical sense. I'd suggest just giving it a listen.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lightfuzz on 02 Jan 2009, 23:50
Good idea i think, like Spluff said and i know for a fact there's definitely alot of dead links on the old one. And it's always great to start fresh for a new year. I'm going to upload some Twilight Singers later if anyone is interested. Hey VSnaresFreak thanks for the tortoise stuff i've been meaning to check out there stuff for a while now. Twilight Singers Later...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Vendetagainst on 02 Jan 2009, 23:55
Millions Now Living Will Never Die is actually It's All Around You, and also doesn't work.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Joseph on 03 Jan 2009, 00:42
I'm pretty sure there would be many pages of dead links in the 08 one.

Less than a month ago I was downloading things which were within the first ten pages.  I'm all for deleting some old pages, if they're worthless, but really, leave the thread.  Retitle it, keep all the music readily available at the top of the page, and let life go on.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pebaker2 on 03 Jan 2009, 05:12
VSnaresFreak: Great first post of 2009. (Got 5ive Style?)

Also, Welcome to the 2009 board haters!

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 03 Jan 2009, 06:10
I'm pretty sure there would be many pages of dead links in the 08 one.

there are.  i can't remember specifics, but i know i went to get a few fabriclive albums for my brother and quite a few were down. 

we can still keep the '08 thread - just lock it, unsticky it, sticky this one, and then put the link to the '08 thread in the rules box that gets posted on every page.  that way there's always a link to the old one close to hand.  i like the idea of having a new thread for a new year, gives us all an incentive to outdo our last year's posting!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lightfuzz on 03 Jan 2009, 06:22
Well if your familiar with the genius of The Afghan Whigs, Then you'll love this, which to me is even more genius. This is The Twilight Singers...
The Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle (My Favourite !!!)
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Greg Dulli returns to his Twilight Singers project with the atmospheric Blackberry Belle. This time around, the dirtily soulful self-hater/lover is joined at one point or another by multi-instrumentalist Mathias Schneeberger, guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, the incomparable Petra Haden, and Mark Lanegan, who takes main vocal duties for the shadowy devil of closer "Number Nine." Apollonia even makes an appearance as a backing vocalist for a few tracks. Somehow, even with its grainy appropriations of trip-hop (especially "Teenage Wristband," which sounds like a holdover from the first half of the Singers' 2000 debut), everything on Blackberry Belle begins to eventually sound like Leonard Cohen. The moody black-and-white palm tree cover art is no joke — this is an album that views sunlight through the cracked blinds of a claustrophobic hotel lounge. "There's a riot goin' on/Inside of me/Won't you come inside/See what I see?," "I think we're lost, don't worry/I've been here before," "If you're in trouble then I'll follow" — it's melancholy and death wishes in the first person here, and love only exists as a means to a bitter end. These are themes that Dulli has made a habit of discussing; nevertheless, they're made newly potent over Blackberry's dusky, shifting rhythms. Things are too scary to be danceable, although the album definitely has a groove. "Decatur St." mixes Massive Attack with Afghan Whigs, while "Follow You Down" is shimmering and stripped-down, with only frail guitar and piano to guide its death wish lyrics. Drummer Moore injects some funk into "Feathers," and "Esta Noche" finds the inherent beat in a European dial tone. Quietly building opener "Martin Eden" might make the defining statement of the record with its initial lines: "Black out the windows/It's party time." Cohen's melancholy is coursing through Dulli's tortured veins; it's good to see that he's still getting top-notch talent to aid in the nightly bloodletting.

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Addiction, as Greg Dulli knows, is an all-consuming occupation. Finding your next fix is what drives every move, every breathe, every word. It is your devil and it is your god, your sickness and your well-being. It is, in short, your entire life. And so the fact that Dulli sobered up in the time between the Twilight Singers' previous album, She Loves You, and Powder Burns doesn't make it surprising that this latest release is about that disease. But Dulli's too smart — and was too intimately involved with drugs — to make a nice, clean record with easy, straightforward statements that float like bubbles into his audience's outstretched, pudgy fingers. Instead, he spits and growls and coughs questions into our thin, gaping faces, questions that he knows have no answers, and that even if they did, he wouldn't want to hear them anyway. Because Powder Burns is too personal. It's a debate within Dulli himself, an argument that twists and wrenches itself through 11 different conversations and ends up with nothing more than a sigh and a wistful prayer for salvation. Musically, the album is as hard as the group has ever gotten. From the intense, driving opener that crashes into "I'm Ready" like a wall of water, to the hedonistic snarl in "My Time (Has Come)," Dulli is pure carnal emotion. Even in the slower songs, with the slinking drums of "Candy Cane Crawl," or the greasy, nasally promises he offers in "Forty Dollars," it's nothing but his own blood that's pushing the music along, pulsing with the beat itself. Though he's singing from different perspectives, trying to take on other personas, it's obvious that everything he's saying is about him, his own problems, his own story. The songs reference each other, reference other songs and literary works, bite into one another like a pack of hungry dogs and leave blood and patches of hair wherever they've been, but continue to limp down that smudged path that separates pleasure from pain. And Dulli's a genius at straddling that line, sliding into that muddy spot between sobriety and being high ("daylight is creeping, I feel it burn my face," he moans), that dangerous place between the flame and the coals, where he crouches, the hair on the back of his hands singed, hoping that maybe somehow he'll be able to get out successfully. If Powder Burns is any indication of his strength and cunning, he's already found an escape.

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The Twilight Singers - A Stitch in Time [EP]
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In anticipation for the Gutter Twins' debut, and following up an excellent album, Greg Dulli and the Twilight Singers released A Stitch in Time in late 2006 on iTunes, which did well enough for One Little Indian to issue the EP in physical form in January of the following year. Though the two songs with the former Screaming Tree Mark Lanegan are covers, the way the singers' voices, both rough with cigarettes and acceptance, work together, especially on the darkly pulsating version of Massive Attack's "Live with Me," promises something spectacular to come on their original material. The longing present in their voices becomes a nearly tangible being, subject to the same suffering that everyone else is, and as the guitars howl in the background, there's a sense of foreboding danger in the request, "I've been thinking about you baby; come live with me." Dulli's work with Joseph Arthur on "Sublime" is good, too, showing off his softer, less anguished side, and the originals, "The Lure Would Prove Too Much" and "They Ride," reflect the two types of songs, the sweeter, reflective ballad and the driving, carnal rock, that were found on Powder Burns. At this point, Dulli has already proven his versatility and immense talent as a musician, but that just means A Stitch in Time is a gift that you should be grateful to receive.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 03 Jan 2009, 06:52
Once the old one goes away, I suppose I'll do another Boris Megapost/discog.

Though, I still don't have the split with Tomsk.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 03 Jan 2009, 08:32
can someone re-up animal collective (merriweather post pavillion) please?

yeah. this.




I though it was cool to request re-ups, you tryin to say its not?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 03 Jan 2009, 09:12
Dude, I think that was an agreement.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 03 Jan 2009, 09:41
This is retarded.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 03 Jan 2009, 10:26
For the most part, the only links that expire in the other thread are "big name" artists, and those are the albums you should just be able to hit filestube for anyway.

I download extremely old links all the time from the existing thread.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 03 Jan 2009, 10:55
One of the wonderful things about mediafire is that the files actually stay up unless the site purposefully takes then down or the uploader takes them down. Having a 2009 thread is just redundant /redundant sentence.

Thanks for playing though!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: devomedes on 03 Jan 2009, 12:35
alright, since the old thread has been needlessly and confusingly locked, i'm going to repost my last contribution with proper links here. and i'll comfort myself with the fact that more people have a shot at these albums. so. again.

amadou and mariam. they are blind. they are married. they are from mali.

this one is called dimanche a bamako, and it's really excellent:

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this one is called welcome to mali, and it's fun and wonderful, too:

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 03 Jan 2009, 16:08
Alright folks, here's a rising electronic duo from Fort Collins, CO.  Their called Pretty Lights.  I didnt want to upload the music because its free on their site.  Check it out, it will be the best free music you will ever lay your hands on. Assured.
http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/

Download the first two albums, Filling Up The City Skies Disk One and Disk Two.

The first one is good, the Taking Up Your Precious Time, but nothing comparable to the new albums by Derek Smith, the producer for Pretty Lights.  Please, everyone, if you like to party, listen to electronic music, party music, whatever it might be, I urge you to check out this rising artist.  You'll thank me later.   :-)
(http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/COVERARTPrettyLights-FillingUpTheCitySkies.jpg)

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 03 Jan 2009, 16:25
The threads have aligned and conjoined to become one sickening frankenstein-esque monstrosity that will one day bring about our very destruction - MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Awesome.


Here's a face-rockingly rifftastic album from 1993.  

Quicksand - "Slip"

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Pretty much a post-hardcore masterpiece.  Guys from various NYC hardcore bands, led by Walter Schreifels (previously of Gorrilla Biscuits, went on to form Rival Schools), playing a rhythmic blend of alt-metal and punk, not a world away from Helmet's "Meantime"-era material.  It took a few listens for this to really sink in for me, but it's worth it - it's easy to see why it's considered a classic; the songwriting is top-notch, the riffs and vocal melodies are catchy, and it's gritty and unrelenting throughout.  The album is incredibly influential, and it's influence can be heard in the vast majority of rock music that's come along since.  In particular, the nu-metal movement seems to have been massively influenced by the lumbering metallic riffs that Quicksand and their peers dealt in.  However, blaming nu-metal on Quicksand is like blaming NWA for Soulja Boy.  There's a very slight sonic similarity, but inevitably the copyists entirely missed the point.  Probably realising they'd never top "Slip", Quicksand released a good, but inferior, followup in the form of "Manic Compression" two years later, and promptly split up.  Reunions gave rise to a tour and a failed studio session before a final breakup in 1998.

N.B. Download also contains the Japanese bonus track, a cover of The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?"
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: A Shoggoth on the Roof on 03 Jan 2009, 19:11
I've taken a metric shitload of music from this thread, so here's some in return.

Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: bff on 04 Jan 2009, 08:08
Well if your familiar with the genius of The Afghan Whigs, Then you'll love this, which to me is even more genius. This is The Twilight Singers...

I am very excited to listen to this
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 04 Jan 2009, 09:15
Dude, I think that was an agreement.

Oh I'm a dumbass.

Heres some awesome music to make up for it.

Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

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It took me a couple listens to get into it, but this has been on regular rotation since. Pick this up, its good.

Here's allmusic's opinion
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The music of Brooklyn's Yeasayer is an eclectic, genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub. Vocalist/keyboardist Chris Keating and vocalist/guitarist Anand Wilder were both raised in Baltimore, where they honed their vocal skills in a barbershop quartet and played in a high-school band, Sic Transit, before leaving town to attend different colleges. Years later, the two relocated to New York and began shaping the project that would soon become Yeasayer. Wilder's cousin, Ira Wolf Tuton, joined as the group's bassist, and drummer Luke Fasano was the last member to climb aboard in May 2006. The band set to work on recording its debut album, All Hour Cymbals, which was unveiled to much critical acclaim (not to mention a healthy blogosphere buzz) in October 2007. International tour dates followed, during which the band honed its blend of live instrumentation and prerecorded samples.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 04 Jan 2009, 17:25
great post albatron, Yeasayer rocks. Just out of curiosity, did anyone check out Pretty Lights?  Please do if not, I highly recommend it.  Also I know your not supposed to request but I'm trying to find a 12" by Cyne called Movements and also African Elephants, another Cyne 12".  If someone has some extra time and could fetch or find both those for me that'd be solid.  :mrgreen:
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: marty_jannetty on 04 Jan 2009, 21:02
Been a long time but i give you
The new Morrissey album

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: De_El on 04 Jan 2009, 21:56
Got a couple CDs for very cheap at a used store, and I figured I'd share them here. My computer is set to rip at a really high quality so consider yourselves warned as far as file size goes.

The Coathangers - s/t
(http://www.thecoathangers.com/images/st.jpg)

Raucous and silly girl-punk. Basically a really good time.

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http://www.mediafire.com/file/anzamqkzjxx/09 Dont Touch My Shit.m4a

http://www.mediafire.com/file/xqjlkz1jwmr/coathangersp2.zip

Edit: this is taking a ridiculous amount of time I will have to get back to you on this, with another One AM Radio album coming up.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 05 Jan 2009, 11:52
Does anybody remember the Westside of the Moon mixtape I posted a few pages back?

Well now Dert (aka Dert Floyd) has a new mixtape out. However instead of cutting up Pink Floyd tunes, this time he's tackling the music of Bjork.

Dert - Talk Strange

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Just like Westside, Dert is giving this one away for free.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Orcusmars on 05 Jan 2009, 16:07
Because I love you all, I'm going to post one of the better albums I've had the privilege of hearing this year.
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Hope you all enjoy it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Beast on 05 Jan 2009, 16:49
Starfucker
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this is extra decent
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 05 Jan 2009, 17:44
But what is it?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 05 Jan 2009, 17:48
extra decent.

duh.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Beast on 05 Jan 2009, 17:54
'tis "indie" rock from Portland
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Ballard on 05 Jan 2009, 19:03
Once the old one goes away, I suppose I'll do another Boris Megapost/discog.

Though, I still don't have the split with Tommydski.

What I read.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 05 Jan 2009, 19:13
Stuff

Every time you post albums it's always such a grab bag of excellence.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: tigrar on 05 Jan 2009, 20:24
Soooo good. I personally like it more than the album.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9610/20080603nas1ask3.th.jpg) (http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20080603nas1ask3.jpg)

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: timmykillah on 05 Jan 2009, 22:58
Ghostface Killah- Ironman (1996)
Hip-Hop
"Good"
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Peter Tosh - Legalize It (1976)
Reggae
"Chillin"
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http://www.mediafire.com/?c02yd4xnjow"Whatcha Gonna Do" will get stuck in your head and never get out, but you'll love it.

P.S. thanks to whoever posted the Dark Captain Light Captain a shitload pages back, that's a great find.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Jan 2009, 06:48
Once the old one goes away, I suppose I'll do another Boris Megapost/discog.

Though, I still don't have the split with Tommydski.

What I read.

I don't have that one, either.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: greencons on 06 Jan 2009, 06:56
my band toured the US in May, and we played with a lovely band from Olympia called "Lake".
This is their debut, and I believe their next record will be out on K recs.

this was my summer soundtrack, and pairs well with Sandro Perri's "Tiny Mirrors".
Enjoy.

ps. also, thank you for showing me this BB katiejoy. i'm pretty excited to share muzaks with the folks here. yesssssss sir.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 06 Jan 2009, 07:00
Here are two EPs apiece from my two favourite bands of the moment.

I already uploaded Algernon Cadwallader's full-length album a few pages back. Here are a demo they released in 2006 and a fresh, new 7" called Hot Green.

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If you like Algernon, it's likely you will enjoy Look Mexico. They aren't as energetic, but they have just as much fun. In this link are 2005's Crucial EP and last year's Gasp Asp.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Jan 2009, 07:34
Oh man, I'd been meaning to check out Algernon Cadwallader. last.fm keeps suggesting them to me whenever I listen to Colossal. Thanks!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: greencons on 06 Jan 2009, 07:49
let's try that again.
perfect summer loveliness is here for you in the form of:

LAKE "Oh, The Places We'll Go"

(http://i37.tinypic.com/2clxsh.jpg)



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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 06 Jan 2009, 08:22
Oh man, I'd been meaning to check out Algernon Cadwallader. last.fm keeps suggesting them to me whenever I listen to Colossal. Thanks!

No prob. I would probably say that Look Mexico is more similar to Colossal, though. Algernon Cadwallader is more like the carefully considered guitar arrangements of American Football and the wonderfully messy energy of Cap'n Jazz got into a high-speed head-on collision.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: greencons on 06 Jan 2009, 08:28
THANK YOU for uploading this.
I've been scouring record stores and the internet for a long time for this record.
I used to work at the local campus community radio station here in Ottawa, but always neglected to rip the album.
sweet times!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Jan 2009, 08:53
Oh man, I'd been meaning to check out Algernon Cadwallader. last.fm keeps suggesting them to me whenever I listen to Colossal. Thanks!

No prob. I would probably say that Look Mexico is more similar to Colossal, though. Algernon Cadwallader is more like the carefully considered guitar arrangements of American Football and the wonderfully messy energy of Cap'n Jazz got into a high-speed head-on collision.

I'm digging both.

edit: I told Jonas in meebo that I'd upload this for him. You guys can have at it, too.

Fu Manchu - California Crossing
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Anytime a band tinkers with its core sound, inevitably fans will be won and lost. California Crossing has a strong up side; Fu Manchu's distinctive fuzzy guitar sound has been refined into polished nuggets served fresh from the land of palm trees and endless summers. Its still hard rock, but this is a smoother machine that eases off the gas to feature breezing So-Cal hooks on "Thinkin' Out Loud," "Wiz Kid," "Mongoose," "Squash That Fly," and "Hang On." Wisely conjuring '70s pop sensibilities more closely resembling Cheap Trick than oft-compared Sabbath might realistically break Fu Manchu into radio markets and attract larger audiences without mosh-pits. However, there is a down side that may lose the interest of diehards still hell-bent on 1996's sludgy classic In Search Of or expecting King of the Road II. Scott Hill's reluctant vocals are usually nestled in amplified feedback and heavy drumming, but on this outing they are lifted to the surface exposing moments of range limitations with occasionally vague lyrics. Also, Brant Bjork's drums sound muted in the overall mix; only on "Ampn" and the juicy ending instrumental "The Wastoid" does he really gallop. Amicably leaving the Chu after this recording to pursue solo endeavors, Bjork was replaced by Scott Reeder (of Orange County's Smile) who's technical drumming suits CC's sound better. Lastly, Mammoth's delays and promotional copy proliferation several months prior to the official release hardly fueled precious momentum. Despite waves of bad timing for this album, these songs nevertheless strengthen Fu Manchu's status as a premier live band while showing future promise as musicians.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 06 Jan 2009, 12:17
Burning Airlines - "Identikit"

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EDIT:  Apparently the track "The Surgeon's House" might be a bit fooked (Thanks for the heads-up, Bowers).  Here's a link to just that song:
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Here's a fine blend of post-hardcore and indie-rock, featuring J. Robbins (formery of Jawbox).  There's a huge variety of sounds on this album, strange beats and changing tempos, elaborate and occasionally funk-influenced basslines, and varying levels of guitar abuse, from clean picked parts, through chunky riffs, to full on coruscating noise.  Robbins' vocals are melodic and distinctive, and his lyrics thoughtful and individual.  This should especially to fans of later Fugazi, Braid, Jawbox, and that Shiner album that was posted a few pages back, but generally, there's something here for anyone who's into inventive rock music.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Bowers on 06 Jan 2009, 13:44
fuck yes I love that burning airlines album.

One complaint though, the track 'The Surgeons House' freaks out at about three quarters of the way through and goes a bit mental and then skips onto the next track.
Any chance of a re-up of that track? I was really enjoying it until my speakers went crazy.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 06 Jan 2009, 14:14
sure  :-)  i've added the link for that track to my original post ^

i think it must be errors with either uploading or downloading that's caused that, as the mp3 works straight out of the archive for me.  i seem to have bad luck with my uploads, there always seems to be one or two tracks that screw up  :?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Bowers on 06 Jan 2009, 14:39
Thanks man, works fine now.


Wow, what an awesome album this is!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 06 Jan 2009, 16:56
i bought it purely because it was going cheap on amazon, i'd heard good things about the band, and i fancied something new and random.  and i fucking love it too.  i'll be ordering their other (earlier) album soon too, so i'll post that when i get it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: rudyjenkins on 06 Jan 2009, 17:14
since i've been cold pimpin this thread for such a long time i figured i'd add something to it.

the complete original soundtracks from all wes anderson's films. enjoy!

bottle rocket
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rushmore
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the royal tenenbaums
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the life aquatic with steve zissou
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the darjeeling limited
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Jan 2009, 17:29
wow, the new Animal Collective is fucking sweet. the last track espescially blew me away.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Jan 2009, 17:50
Pretty Lights is sooooooo sick thank you thank you thank you
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Post by: fatty on 06 Jan 2009, 18:27
2008 saw me finding a sweet spot for skip hop in conversation with elcapitan. While he is off in India, there doesn't seem to be that much of it on this thread, so I thought I might share some new stuff. Some really good stuff on this thread already, is Urthboy and Drapht.

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Can't go past TZU, love this album.

TZU - Computer Love (2008)

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Absolutely addicted to these guys, signed to Elephant Traks and straight out of NSW

Hermitude - Threads (2008)

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These guys are more famous, getting a lot of airplay. It's certainly well deserved.

Bliss N Eso - Flying Colours (2008)

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Freddybear on 06 Jan 2009, 18:33
Since I have ingested much music from the thread, I give you:

The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets - Cthulhu Strikes Back

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I have "Great Old Ones" too, if anybody's interested.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Jan 2009, 22:09
So, to reiterate, Pretty Lights is sick.

I feel like it is only fitting to respond with dance/electronica/downtempo/party music of equal dopaliciosity.  This thread is in need of ...

Beats Antique - Tribal Derivations

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I don't feel like digging up a quote.  Basically, think about what would happen if a subwoofer and a belly dancer had kids.  Those kids would be these songs.  Some dance music makes your head bob, some makes your feet move ... this stuff makes your torso shudder and twist, and listening to it essentially raises your sex appeal in and of itself.

I can't remember if Clintaga (who introduced me to Beats Antique) upped their more recent album "Collide" on this thread or not ... I can't find it in any case, so I'm still looking for it.  Either way, if you've heard "Collide," this album is a bit less glitched out and the belly-dance vibe is a thicker.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: KurtMcAllister on 06 Jan 2009, 22:47
since i've been cold pimpin this thread for such a long time i figured i'd add something to it.

the complete original soundtracks from all wes anderson's films. enjoy!


Thank you so much, this is awesome
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 06 Jan 2009, 22:57
let's try that again.
perfect summer loveliness is here for you in the form of:

LAKE "Oh, The Places We'll Go"

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?qtin5zwmyw0

so i just got home, and checked out mediaf!re, and i see this, Lake "Oh, The Places We'll Go", so i figure why not download it, and all be damned if it's not fucking awesome! seriously. i don't know how to describe it, but it's great!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 06 Jan 2009, 23:22
so this is going to be my first time posting music. One of my favorite bands, as i've seen them live 3 times with my homeboy chris...Minus the Bear!!!! This is their latest album, Planet of Ice, i hope you all enjoy, i know i do! Probably their best album in whole, but i love all their albums and EPs.


http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=3e20d3961632d5a391b20cc0d07ba4d2755169b2de52dcac (http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=3e20d3961632d5a391b20cc0d07ba4d2755169b2de52dcac)

hopefully i did this right, let me know if i didn't...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ragnarjon on 06 Jan 2009, 23:52
Yura Yura Teikoku; Japanese psych-band, no mean psych...


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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 07 Jan 2009, 09:10
Allright, Since Onewheel had to go and call me out like that, I guess I can post this frickin' sickhouse album that I have literally been meaning to upload for about 2 months. OneWheel's description of Beats Antique is pretty good, but this album is a lot more glitchy/Scratchy, than the other one, however, the strong Classical Indian instruments are still really integral to HOW FRICKIN' SWEET this record is.

Also, when you go to see them live, the girl on the cover of the CD is dancing next to the short asian Nerdy-tech DJ on Stage. It was like watching a sexy lava lamp, her movements were so fluid. The only things he said, in between driving the crowd nuts, was just "How you doin' PHILLY!? You Have FUN! HAVE FUN! DANCE AND HAVE FUN!"

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P.S. You really need to listen to pretty lights. When the first song I hear is just Baby Huey ultramixed into a Dance for days remix, you gotta give them some love.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Liz on 07 Jan 2009, 10:07
Here are two EPs apiece from my two favourite bands of the moment.

I already uploaded Algernon Cadwallader's full-length album a few pages back. Here are a demo they released in 2006 and a fresh, new 7" called Hot Green.

When I glanced at the art for this I thought it said "A Large Canadian Fellow."

I was a bit disappointed.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 07 Jan 2009, 13:14
Matthew Dear - Beginning Of The End: The Spectral Sound Singles (2008) [320kbps]

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Couldn't find many reviews of it but trust me most of this is definitely worth your time.

from Ghostly International (The Label)
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Back in 2003, Matthew Dear was a little-known DJ, but a handful of singles on an unkown label changed all that. EP1 and EP2 were some of the first waves of “microhouse” to emerge from American shores and their impact on DJs and producers is truly palpable. One of the true classics of this period, Dog Days was the first single from his Leave Luck To Heaven album and features a killer remix by Perlon’s Pantytec. Spectral Sound presents a compilation of the singles that started it all. The highly influential Irreparably Dented, Stealing Moves, EP1, EP2, Dog Days and Anger Management/Future Never Again are all accounted for here. In celebration, we have released a limited re-press of these 12”s but none of these singles have been released digitally before. Beginning Of The End: The Spectral Sound Singles, which will carry all 19 tracks along with 2 never before released tracks from the EP1/EP2 sessions.

*Bonus Fun*

Fennesz - June (2008) [V0 (VBR)


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12" one-sided clear vinyl with an etching by Savage Pencil. Table of the Elements continues to celebrate its 15th anniversary with the ninth installment in its Guitar Series Vols. 3 & 4. It’s a 12xLP romp of deviant fretnoise by some of experimental music’s most prominent players, including Christian

Table of the Elements say: "Simply put, Christian Fennesz is a pioneer. As much as any artist, he is responsible for establishing the laptop computer as both a compositional tool and concert instrument. Subsuming electro-acoustic strategies into a bedrock of pop, he terraforms vast new worlds of sound, within which both AMM and the Beach Boys can cozily coexist. His Guitar Series contribution, June, is a suitably lush transformation, as electric guitars flow into deep streams of sound."



Built To Spill - Ultimate Alternative Wavers (1993) [192 (VBR)]


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What a mess -- from all the sloppy guitar ramblings to the constant rhythm changes assuming that the rest of the band was barely aware of Doug Martsch's tempo swings, Ultimate Alternative Wavers is all over the place. But somehow, Built to Spill bounce off each other by using this technique of improvising what direction the sound is going to next. And with this being their first record, it's almost as if they're taking a cue from the likes of early Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. when it comes to their more experimental influences. But what keeps it together are Marsch's soulful but bleak vocals, which make lyrics like "nowhere, nothing, f*ck-up" seem like a pleasant singalong.


re-up of:

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009) [320kbps]

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 07 Jan 2009, 16:12
Hot Water Music - "Caution"

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Picking up where A Flight and a Crash left off, Hot Water Music is all about delivering tight and melodic hardcore on Caution. With even less vocal interplay between singers, the band further refines its music and allows its songs to shimmer with more production gloss. This only helps the group, which has an incredibly tight sound but hasn't always had the resources to make sure it sounded right. Here you can hear every little guitar flourish and snare snap nicely, which reveals the wealth of excellent melodies and lyrics the band is capable of. Every song hits the ground running, offering bountiful amounts of anthemic choruses and ringing guitars, while the music alternates between flattening listeners with a sonic barrage ("It's All Related") and lightheartedly bringing them along for the ride ("Not for Anyone"). Most importantly, the bandmembers display variety that doesn't intrude on their songwriting style but instead complements their thuggish attitude and aggressive delivery. They manage this by taking the general structure (i.e., fast tempos, singalong choruses, dynamic chord changes) and tweaking it so that certain songs are guitar-heavy romps while others allow the bass to carry the vocals on a bouncing beat. They've always hinted at this sort of songwriting strength, but they just needed the right people behind the boards to bring it out of them. By offering stronger melodies than last time but generally following the same pattern, Caution is the strongest album from the band since Fuel for the Hate Game.

I should point out that "melodic hardcore" is a bit misleading.  This is more post-hardcore mixed with rock and a little punk.  It's also a fucking flawless album, one of my favourites, not a single bad song on it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 07 Jan 2009, 17:03
Boris - Vein (hardcore version)
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YESSSS BORIS THAT I HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE NOM NOM <BONER>
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Dimmukane on 07 Jan 2009, 20:28
Man...that Pretty Lights is pretty awesome.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 07 Jan 2009, 20:50
FUCK YEAH. Matthew Dear is the man.  And I'm glad all you guys enjoyed Pretty Lights, they make the dankest music ever.  As for Beats Antique, I started listening to them when Bassnectar's Heads Up was released with the Roustabout remix.  That stuff is sick.  Check them out.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 07 Jan 2009, 22:12
I'm uploading an album called Cardboard Wings by a folky band called Birdlips.  This is the single most perfect album to which I have ever listened.  I hope someone else enjoys it as much as I do.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 08 Jan 2009, 01:32
Hey You beautiful people.

I'm doing a dj set in a cocktail bar in Copenhagen soon, and I'm thinking I'd do it purely in slightly-to-highly pornographic rock and roll, along the lines og EoDM, Grinderman and stuff like that. I have lots of ideas, but thinking as you can never have enough, I'm wondering if you guys have some ideas you'd throw at me!?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2009, 07:08
Boris - Vein (hardcore version)
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YESSSS BORIS THAT I HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE NOM NOM <BONER>

Have you heard the droney version of Vein? I think I posted it back there..somewhere.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2009, 07:10
It's getting so hard to find stuff I haven't either downloaded from here or have already uploaded. Here's some more goodies, three albums, two EPs and a live set from one of my favorite bands.

The Bye Bye Blackbirds - Apology Accepted EP

While hanging out with Yelley, Jason, and Patrick in California, we went to Amoeba Records in Berkeley. I found myself intrigued by the album cover for "Hollywood", which came out in '06. This is the only thing I've been able to find online (they have a higher bitrate version on their website). I like to think of them as a more mellow version of Teenage Fanclub. 

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Chick Magnet 225 - '65 EP

This is the original incantation of my friend Noel's band, Next President (http://www.myspace.com/nextpresident). I think they put this out in '99? It was a few years before I met him, anyway. Next President is still playing some of these songs live (seeing that it IS 3/4 of Chick Magnet 225).

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The Lawrence Arms live @ The Fest 6

The sound quality is surprisingly good. This show was late in October '07, about a week and a half after I saw them in Boston.

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The Broadways - Broken Star
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The Broadways were another one of the bands coming of the breakup of Slapstick in the mid-90s. See also: Tuesday, Smoking Popes, and Alkaline Trio. After the Broadways split up, Chris McCaughan and Brendan Kelly went on to form The Lawrence Arms, which explains the two Broadways covers on the live set above.

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Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan - Getz Meets Mulligan
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Two of my favorite West Coast jazz artists collaborating on an album. This is from 1957, so it's as old as my mom.

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Death From Above 1979 - Romance Bloody Romance: Remixes & B-Sides
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There's a remix of "Blood On Our Hands" by Justice that ended up on a mix CD Emilio had made for me as a part of Secret Santa. I also really dig Sammy Danger remix of "Black History Month". It's DFA 1979, do you really need more info? I will tell you that most of the mixes are either of "Black History Month" or "Romantic Rights".

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Jan 2009, 10:53
Jens, forget the title, are you looking at those sunglasses on the cover?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 11:35
A whole lot of Will, Part 1.

The Continental OP - Slitch Music

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Could not find a decent review, but this is golden. Grab it.

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Amalgamated Sons of Rest - S/T

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In September 2001, Will Oldham, Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia, and Alasdair Roberts of Appendix Out met up in Louisville to record what would become this EP, a one-off project called Amalgamated Sons of Rest. Given the core trio of forlorn voices involved, this seven-song (including a bonus cut) album sounds like about what you'd expect: dark, wistful, and sparse. A general format is followed: One singer takes lead vocals and the other two add backup. The instrumentation is mostly acoustic, with drums and piano making brief appearances. Roberts starts things off with a reading of the traditional "Maa Bonny Lad." Oldham follows with an almost spoken-word interpretation of the whaling ballad "My Donal," while Molina completes the circle with his own brooding tale, "The Gypsy He-Witch." Roberts' "The Last House" and Oldham's "Major March" pass somewhat unnoticed, but the EP ends nicely with Molina's "Jennie Blackbird's Blues." The trio finally jelling, it's the only song that doesn't sound at all tossed off. (The EP ends in earnest with an obligatory-sounding hidden track, "I Will Be Good," which was written by Oldham and sees the trio singing in the round, trading off lead.) While there aren't a lot of surprises here, Amalgamated Sons of Rest is a pleasant enough curiosity for fans of any of these three indie folk standard-bearers.

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Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back - Original ST (Boxhead Ensemble)

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The collection of musicians on this album is incredible: Jim O'Rourke, David Grubbs, Douglas McCombs, and many others. But, despite the caliber of the performers, something seems to be missing. This album was recorded as the soundtrack to the movie Dutch Harbor, and consists of improvised pieces recorded in one day. The film is a documentary about the fishermen of Alaska, and some of the scenes are rather bleak and depressing, but unfortunately most of the music is as well. This is not to slander gloomy music, but the compositions on this album are depressing from a thematic standpoint. There is no doubt that this is a collection of more than apt musicians, but the feeling perpetuated on this album is one of over-electronic and expansive monotony. This music might be ample accompaniment to the film itself, but lacks concrete direction and enthusiasm. The mere comparison of this effort to Last Place to Go, the improvised pieces taken from the movie's European tour, evidences the disappointing nature of the original soundtrack. Both O'Rourke and Grubbs experiment with ambient, synthesized guitar sounds on tracks like "Introduction" and "Ship Supply" to no avail. The highlights of the album come with the more organic sounding "At Sea," "In Closing" and the Will Oldham composition, "Ebbs Folly." Despite these high moments of more inspired playing the lack of continuity remains. Perhaps if more time had been allotted to record this album better results might have resulted. Although admirable for its completion in one day, the Dutch Harbor Original Soundtrack could still use some work.

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Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You

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Will Oldham's first album under the Palace rubric, There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, seemed to emerge from under a cloud of mystery on its first release in 1993. The first edition had no credits save a list of names under the heading "Impossible Without," leading to all manner of speculation in the indie community about who was responsible; the album sounded as if some ancient songsters who had somehow escaped Harry Smith's attention years before had recorded a session in their living room, which somehow found its way to the offices of Drag City. On There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, Oldham sounds like a lost-lost cousin of the Louvin Brothers who, after ending up on skid row, is equally convinced that Satan is real, since he smells his foul breath every waking moment of his life. Oldham's stark, intimate tales of sin, lust, alcohol, and hopelessness are fascinating, horribly compelling stuff, and while it would be easy for this material to sound ironic or condescending, it isn't -- Oldham makes his characters' shame, confusion, and desperate search for grace real and genuinely moving. There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You may not be the best Palace album, but it is the work where Will Oldham's obsession with sin and redemption shines forth with the most painful and absorbing clarity.

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Palace Brothers - Days in the Wake

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The second album from Palace Brothers would seem to barely qualify on either count -- at a shade over 27 minutes, Days in the Wake seems a bit skimpy in the era of the 80-minute CD, and only one song, "Come a Little Dog," clearly features any musicians besides Will Oldham and his rickety acoustic guitar. But the stark simplicity and audio vérité ambience of Days in the Wake builds on the already dramatic emotional power of There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, and if Will Oldham's obsession with sin and retribution is less forcefully stated in these songs, that's not to say it isn't clearly present on most of these songs, especially the cautionary tale "You Will Miss Me When I Burn," the mournful but fiercely proud "No More Workhorse Blues," and "Pushkin," which begins with the declaration "God is the answer/God lies within," without making it sound like a concept in which Oldham can take much comfort. Oldham's lyrics would become increasingly cryptic from this point on, but while the literal meaning of songs like "Wither Thou Goest" and "I Am a Cinematographer" is elusive, the emotional power of these performances is as eloquent as anyone could hope for. Days in the Wake is the simplest work in the Palace canon, and among the very best. (Days in the Wake was originally released simply as Palace Brothers.)

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Tortoise and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Brave and the Bold

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Well, this one is a surprise. The Brave and the Bold is an all-covers collaboration between Bonnie "Prince" Billy (Will Oldham) and Tortoise, and it's got a set of songs that has to be among the most eclectic of any such project, ever. From Melanie to Devo to Richard Thompson to Lungfish to Milton Nascimento, this is one interesting mix. Some of the songs are done reasonably faithfully to the originals. "Some Say (I Got Devil)" is so faithful that the gender is left intact! And while "Cravo é Canela" keeps the rhythm and melody of the original, it benefits from beefed-up instrumentation, great production, and a surprisingly spirited Portuguese vocal from Oldham. "Love Is Love" trades the guitar grind of Lungfish's original for an industrial synth sound. Others are completely transformed, like the brooding "Thunder Road" and the newly ominous "Daniel." The Minutemen's "It's Expected I'm Gone" loses its tense punk rock edge but gains a great "out" solo section, and the cover of "Calvary Cross" is fantastic, but they should have let the guitar outro go on longer. This is a fun project to be sure, but don't expect more than that. It sheds a bit more light on what kind of eclectic music fans these guys are, and shows that Tortoise are consummate musicians, able to tackle virtually any style convincingly. It's not the new Tortoise album (that comes later in 2006), and it's clearly not your standard Bonnie "Prince" Billy effort, either. Approach it as a slightly goofy one-off, and you won't be disappointed.

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Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Superwolf

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Will Oldham's musical personality is strong and distinct enough that when he collaborates with another artist, with rare exception he firmly takes the lead (whether or not that was the intention). And while guitarist Matt Sweeney (formerly of Chavez and Zwan) gets equal billing with Oldham's alter ego Bonnie "Prince" Billy on 2005's Superwolf, one listen confirms that this is primarily Oldham's work, with Sweeney obviously second in command. (The liner notes state that Oldham wrote the lyrics and Sweeney wrote the music, though to these ears Sweeney is either remarkably gifted at channeling Oldham's musical notions or the lyricist passed along a few melodic ideas as well.) However, this isn't to say Sweeney's presence isn't strongly and clearly felt here -- Superwolf exists in a musical landscape very much like Bonnie "Prince" Billy's earlier recorded work, such as Ease Down the Road and I See a Darkness, but Sweeney's periodic interjections of hard guitar lines give this a firmer musical texture and a stronger structural backbone than one might expect. Also, with Sweeney on hand, Oldham has kept some of his less appealing musical eccentricities in check -- this is one of his strongest and best-focused works in years, with the slow tempos adding drama to songs that manage to go somewhere in dramatic fashion despite their deliberate pace, and Sweeney's spare but evocative guitar lines fill the spaces without cluttering the frames. Even if Oldham ends up being front and center on Superwolf, the results make it clear the man works best with a strong collaborator, and it's hard not to hope Oldham and Sweeney continue to work together in the future.

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Will Oldham and Rian Murphy - All Most Heaven

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One of the more perplexing of Will Oldham's between-album projects, All Most Heaven is also one of the most satisfying once fully digested. A joint release with well-traveled Chicago sideman Rian Murphy (who produces here), this release is the lighthearted counterpart to the somber and prayer-like Get on Jolly EP, which was released around the same time. Grandiose and overblown in almost every way except it's length, this four-song, bite-sized EP has the sound of a Disney movie soundtrack. Arranger Jim O'Rourke leads an indie rock all-star team which includes a good chunk of Drag City label roster -- from Smog's Bill Callahan to David Grubbs to Edith Frost -- not to mention Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier and Archer Prewitt. On top of this lush, intentionally overwrought musical backdrop, Oldham, with his trademark warble, belts out some of the best nonsense verse since Lewis Carroll, which, hilariously, is printed on an enclosed lyric sheet. (Sample: "fame I'd a said all a ba hoo/fame all a nod is a game/a fagen horror/and a low berra don.") The effect of all of this, because Oldham only just hints at actual English words, is that not only do you hear something different instrumentally with each listen, but you hear different words too. For those willing to put in the effort, All Most Heaven has one of the best four-song payoffs of anything in Oldham's canon, not to mention a ridiculous must-see rear cover showing he and Murphy leg wrestling.

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Palace Music - Arise Therefore

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Once again, Will Oldham emerges out of the murky, Midwestern haze with another helping of lovely, low-key musings on his fourth full-length album, Arise, Therefore, this time recorded under the name Palace Music (previously Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, or just plain Palace). Much quieter than Viva Last Blues and less-Appalachian in its folk spirit than Palace's earlier music, the songs on Arise, Therefore shift and moan with breathy cracks and shivers; Oldham's meandering, poet-speak vocals; and guitar accompanied by his brother, Ned's bass, David Grubbs' piano, and (surprise!) a Maya Tone drum machine. The lyrics (included for the first time) are beautiful in their stark, pale honesty as often as they are indecipherable. "I watch things painted on public walls/Now but I see other things as well/Behind but right f*ck in front of my spirit is how the real road's laid out in a line," he sings on "Kid of Harith." Don't ask for an interpretation: It will come with time, or it won't.

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Palace Music - Viva Last Blues

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This incarnation of Palace, one of its more impressive, sees frontman Will Oldham turning out some of the strongest bleak country-rock in his career and taking the music in a few intriguing and even upbeat directions. With a great supporting cast that includes, among others, Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein on drums and Oldham's brother Ned on bass, the group busts out laid-back twangy tunes that can really rock when the opportunity comes up. Most notably, tracks like "Work Hard/Play Hard" and the opening "More Brother Rides" are brimming with energy that may not overwhelm, but certainly provides a hefty backbone. Alternately, slower brooding tracks like the longing "New Partner" see the band proving their chops in a more refined setting. Oldham's cracking backcountry voice may be a bit of an acquired taste, but it's worth the time, as his inflections are capable of powerful feelings and certain honesty. The Palace team has put out many a record, but as far as accessible and slightly upbeat musical ruminations go, Viva Last Blues certainly sees the players near the top of their game. Things are a little thicker and dirtier than on the more laid-back acoustic records this prolific artist has put out, but the rock approach adds worlds to the delivery and creates a powerful palette for the equally important lyrics. Oldham is a truly underrated American talent, and this is among his best work, so take the time to find it.

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Palace Music - Lost Blues and Other Songs

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Despite the overall excellence of albums like There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You and Viva Last Blues, Will Oldham tended to save his best Palace offerings for the group's singles; Lost Blues & Other Songs is a career-capping collection of those 7" releases which serves as a superb overview of the Palace project's mercurial history. Although a few stray tracks (like the German-only "Gezundheit," a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Every Mother's Son," and the live Lounge Ax single) are MIA, the set includes all of the truly crucial Palace singles from the first (1993's "Ohio River Boat Song") to the last (1997's "Little Blue Eyes"), along with unreleased material like "Valentine's Day," "Lost Blues," and a more ragged rendition of the debut album's classic, "Riding." The highlights are many, but the true standouts are the anthemic cover of the Mekons' "Horses" and both sides of the "West Palm Beach"/"Gulf Shores" single, a luminously pastoral effort reminiscent of Red House Painters. A stunning recapitulation of a truly unique musical vision, Lost Blues & Other Songs is an essential record from an essential band.

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Post by: Orcusmars on 08 Jan 2009, 11:51
Prepare yourself for some quality Black Metal, courtesy of Fen, one of the rising stars of the genre.

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Fen - The Malediction Fields
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To describe their sound is to describe the very essence of atmosphere and sorrow, because few bands can conjure these in perfect conjunction within the black metal context. Not only do Fen excel, but they do so with a near mint mix and an onslaught of clean chorus like vocals, some acoustics and beautiful songwriting. "Exile's Journey" is an excellent opening track, conjuring directly to the front the band's heavier side with some beautiful blasted riffs under swelling ambient synthesizers. "A Witness to the Passing of Aeons" begins with a subversive, swampy vibe, some flute like sounds and creepy whispered rasp over a plodding bass line, almost as if a corpse were rising slowly to it from the depths of a peat bog, waterlogged and horrifically preserved by natural forces. "Colossal Voids" is a dreamlike post-rock segue which breaks into melodic shoegazing riffs under snarls. "As Buried Spirits Stir" is another glorious track with several captivating layers of subtle melody. "The Warren" is a delightful, bluesy and folkish piece which finally shifts into the driving black form near its climax. "Lashed by Storm" is the most black metal and 'epic' of its kind on the album, and "Bereft" is another haunting but melodic piece which ends the album much as it opened.

This is the very substance of a job well done, a lovingly crafted piece of atmospheric and sad black metal which should appeal to both the kvlt sects of the depressive, tortured style and the multitude of artsy, romantic black fans who adore bands like Lifelover or Agalloch. I'll go out on a limb and say it will also tickle the bearded and braided chins of the epic Viking/folk metal crowd. It's a phenomenal debut album deserving much time and attention, and there is nothing quite like it haunting the weed choked waterways and shadowed glens of the Isles of late.

Also, @ Tyler -
I think I just clogged up my intertubes trying to get that whole post at once - Loving that "The Continental OP" album
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Metope on 08 Jan 2009, 12:31
Tyler,
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 08 Jan 2009, 12:35
Commence Giant Post-Hardcore Link Dump:

valley_parade, your mention of Chick Magnet reminded me of the similarly named Bitch Magnet.  They were a post-hardcore band, active during the late 80s and very early nineties, and would appeal to fans of Fugazi, Jawbox, etc.

Bitch Magnet - "Umber/Star Booty" & "Ben Hur" (1989 & 1990)

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Part of the extended Squirrel Bait family tree, Bitch Magnet was one of two bands that guitarist David Grubbs joined in the wake of his departure. Unlike the other one, Bastro, Grubbs wasn't a charter member of Bitch Magnet, nor was he the leader; that duty fell to bassist/vocalist Sooyoung Park. Much like Bastro, however, Bitch Magnet played a blistering and intellectual brand of post-hardcore punk, which often drew comparisons to Steve Albini's Big Black; they were also grouped with a more direct Squirrel Bait descendant, Slint, albeit more relentless and somewhat less nuanced. Sooyoung Park founded Bitch Magnet in 1986 while a student at Oberlin College in Ohio, joining with guitarist Jon Fine and drummer Orestes Delatorre (aka Orestes Morfin); despite their Oberlin roots, the trio was actually based in Chapel Hill, NC. Bitch Magnet signed with the indie label Communion and debuted in 1988 with the Star Booty 12" EP, which was produced by Steve Albini himself and earned the band some notice on the underground rock scene. For the follow-up, 1989's full-length Umber, they added second guitarist David Galt (a later CD issue appended Star Booty as well). Galt's place was taken by David Grubbs later in 1989, and Grubbs toured with the group in between commitments with Bastro. Grubbs appeared on the EP Valmead and on Bitch Magnet's final album, Ben Hur, both issued in 1990. After Bitch Magnet's breakup late that year, all four members went on to other projects: Park formed the acclaimed Seam; Grubbs returned to Bastro, which evolved into the seminal Gastr del Sol; Fine played with Vineland and Don Caballero; and Orestes Morfin resurfaced in Walt Mink.

I found these albums among my uncle's awesome collection of 80s/90s punk/hardcore/etc. CDs.  The guy introduced me to Rocket from the Crypt and The Replacements, among others!  Personally I find "Umber/Star Booty" to be the better of the two albums, and apparently it's out of print now (although "Ben Hur" is still fairly easy to get hold of).



In Pieces - "Lions Write History" (2005)

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These guys play an epic and kinda progressive form of post-hardcore.  Imagine a slightly rawer take on Thrice's "Vheissu," but with a little more variation, and the same brooding atmospheres.  HERE (http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=6760) is a pretty spot-on review, that's a little long to be pasting here.  A couple of the ex-members (the band broke up not long after this was released), are now in the post-rock/shoegaze band Have a Nice Life.



Throat - "Knievel Is Evil" (2002)

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The first and only album from this Irish band, who sound like a cross between Quicksand (the riffs) and Jimmy Eat World (the melodies).  Also features a cover of The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses" featuring a guest appearance from Neil Fallon of Clutch.



And finally, something a little different...  This is a comedy rap album by 50Sniffs, the chav alter-ego of my mate Jim.  If you're from the UK, you're probably familiar with the whole "chav" thing, if not THIS WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chav) sums it up pretty well.  It's a bit of a piss-take, but pretty funny if you've ever had hassle from these sort of twats in the street (which, coming from Boston, Lincolnshire, I have had to suffer a LOT).

50Sniffs & The D.K.C. - "Get Laid or Die Tryin'"

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Post by: michaelicious on 08 Jan 2009, 13:03
I strongly recommend starting with the first Palace records and working forwards.

Tommy you should write a piece about Will Oldham like the one you wrote about Chapel Hill for the music blog. Since the music blog doesn't seem to exist anymore, you can just PM it to me.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 14:12
Will, continued.

Will Oldham - Joya

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Retiring the Palace moniker for no reason other than a whim, Will Oldham doesn't necessarily explore new territory on his first official solo album, Joya. He sticks to the simple, slow, acoustic country-folk songs that dominated the latter-day Palace albums, and like before, the songs teeter between apparent sincerity and inscrutable irony. The hushed dynamics of the music and his whispered vocals suggest that Oldham means what he's saying, but his appropriation of American folk imagery and impenetrable wordplay suggest otherwise. As always, there are a few songs that have a quiet power (including "Antagonism" and a collaboration with the Silver Jews' Dave Berman), but the overall effect of Joya is a familiar one -- it's a promising, ultimately unfulfilling record that doesn't quite prove whether Oldham is a songwriter of pretense or genuine talent.

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Will Oldham - Western Music

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Keeping up to date with Will Oldham's complete output can be an arduous task -- he has always exploited the shorter formats of the 7" and EP, producing a healthy amount of material in between his full-length releases. However, seeking out the 7" and EP formats can be rewarding, as the material often matches -- and occasionally surpasses -- the quality of his albums. The genesis of Western Music (released by the combined forces of two obscure labels for The Affliction Series) is typical, coming from a variety of sessions. Two tracks are solo Oldham, while Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three and former Gastr del Sol member David Grubbs play anonymous roles elsewhere. On nearly every song, Oldham approaches the level of his best work although, ultimately, each has its shortcomings. "Always Bathing in the Evening" relishes in its simple language. "Wade in/Wade in," he sings, as voices in the distance chime in with "Blowing/Jump in/Waiting/Jump in." While there is little lyrical matter to speak of, it sounds fantastic. Western Music's most complete song is "Jump In Jump In, Come In Come In," though even this, with its plodding tempo, feels more like a rehearsal on disc. Inspiration only seems to strike with the final verse. Only on "Three Photographs" (an oddity in a career full of them) does Oldham manage to throw us yet another curve. It's an intriguing, fragmentary story told through pictures. Over the most rudimentary, lo-fi guitar strum, Oldham's voice is sped up slightly, producing a humorous, Paul Simon effect. Western Music came during a particularly prolific time for Oldham, though Joya, his full-length album from the period, is more consistent.

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Will Oldham - Black/Rich Music

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Throughout his career, Will Oldham has returned to the setting of Black/Rich Music. Beginning with his 1994 Palace Brothers album Days in the Wake, some of Oldham's best songs have been recorded solo. Not a great guitar player, Oldham relies on a basic, strummed accompaniment for the acoustic material on Black/Rich Music, and songs seem to have been written and recorded with little editing or refinement. Still, the simply hewn melodies and one-take feel of the performances are all part of what is endearing about Oldham's approach.

The EP is a miniature song cycle commissioned by Estep Nagy for the film The Broken Giant. It consists of four songs (two originals and two covers) linked together by their melodic "themes." Played on guitar and organ, the latter are brief and primitively constructed, so the heart of Black/Rich Music rests in the four songs they revolve around. One "cover" is a lengthy excerpt from D.H. Lawrence's poem The Risen Lord. Attempts to put such weighty material to music are typically unsuccessful and often awkward at best. In this case, it's a rambling narrative set to an unadorned backing of acoustic guitar. For better or worse, the performance is effective, because Oldham's own songs can seem similarly cumbersome. "Black/Rich Tune" passes by, failing to offer much that's musically memorable. The two covers come too close to Oldham on autopilot; thankfully, the best songs here are the two originals. He seems most engaged on "Do What You Will Do," and "Allowance" features the collection's best melody. Stripped of his peculiar vocal inflections in this intimate setting, it's a reminder of why Oldham should continue to record in this manner.

Black/Rich Music definitely has a place in the Oldham fan's collection. For others, he has recorded better material in this vein and the EP should be passed over for his next full-length release.

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Will Oldham - Ode Music

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Will Oldham's Ode Music, the soundtrack to Kelly Reichardt's film of the same name, takes the simplicity of his style to an extreme -- with just a few simple, endlessly repeated acoustic guitar figures and some muted pianos and organs, he creates a subtly captivating suite of film music. The album's hypnotic nature also makes it pleasant background music; the Eastern music-meets-bluegrass feel of "Ode #2" and the brittle sadness of "Ode #4" are particularly affecting. Though this album lacks the sweep and scope of Joya and I See a Darkness -- or any of Oldham's Palace material, for that matter -- it's still an enjoyable album that will please completists.

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Will Oldham - Guarapero: Lost Blues 2

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Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 gathers seven years' worth of rarities from Will Oldham, including an unusual reading of D.H. Lawrence's poem The Risen Lord, with a clunky, cheesy drum machine in the background, as well as a radical reworking of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Every Mother's Son." Several of these songs come from BBC sessions, but the sound quality on tracks like "Gezundheit" and "Let the Wires Ring" suggests they were recorded on wax cylinder and transmitted by a crystal set, which, of course, only amplifies the songs' sparse, timeless feel. "The Spider's Dude Is Often There" and "For the Mekons Et Al" are among the most exuberant Palace songs on Guarapero, while Oldham tracks like "No More Rides" and "Sugarcane Juice Drinker" trace his development as a performer and songwriter. Due to the time span it covers, it's natural that Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 is a bit disjointed; nevertheless, it fills in the gaps for Oldham completists and is an entertaining, if scattered, look at some of his musical sketches over the years.

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Will Oldham - Seafarers Music

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One of many non-full-length releases Oldham churned out during his solo career, the four-song, 27-minute EP Seafarers Music is wholly instrumental soundtrack music to a documentary about seafarers in Rotterdam. Each of the four meditative acoustic pieces served as a theme for one of the four sailors profiled in the film. It's the kind of stuff where you can hear the fingers sliding on the strings and the strings hitting the instrument, soothing but not so tranquil that it's devoid of moodiness. It's pleasant, slightly somber ambient music, but not one of Oldham's more notable side projects, the tracks probably working better in the context of the documentary than they do as naked listening.

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Black Dissimulation

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With his gentle guitar picking and detailed lyrics of heartfelt relationships from yesteryear, Bonnie Prince Billy is actually Will Oldham taking a break from his full-time Palace project. But what makes this alias solo project impossible to separate from the aforementioned band is Oldham's distinctive vocals that never stop cracking. But this "Peter Brady syndrome" is part of his appeal for both Palace and Bonnie Prince Billy -- the later of which also carries a rocking influence of Neil Young. Best listened to alone with all the lights out.

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy's album I See a Darkness seems to pick up where Will Oldham's 1997 album Joya left off; a more melodic style than the veteran Palace listener might be used to. Oldham definitely hasn't abandoned his foundation of mordant lyrics and minimalist arrangements, but he has built a variety of different layers that make this album an emotional and pleasurable listening experience. In "Nomadic Revery," Oldham draws upon his classic Appalachian sound; it's the kind of song that begs you to join in. Oldham has always given the kind of energy to his character's voices that most people are afraid to relate to. This is all too evident in "Death to Everyone," Oldham punches out his bitter poetry in his most somber voice. The album takes its most surprising turn on "Madeleine-Mary," a Celtic-style folk song set to a Rastafarian guitar sound. "Today I Was an Evil One" introduces a horn section that drives home his morbid words in a strangely elegant manner. The album closes with a short and rare love song called "Raining in Darling"; Oldham stretches his voice to its most impressive limits, and the number is touching and hopeful.

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ease Down the Road

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Will Oldham has long confused record buyers with his constantly changing monikers. Though the persona attached has remained fairly consistent, his releases under Bonnie "Prince" Billy brought a subtle but undeniable shift. Following the cracked, wayward style he adopted on 1997s Joya, Oldham settled on the steady understated "Bonnie" voice of I See a Darkness. The lyrics became more direct and the narrator's strange mythology deepened. If that album embraced its subject as a necessary, even beautiful aspect of life, Ease Down the Road finds the singer comfortable with this new-found acceptance. Backing Oldham is a cast of new and old faces who deliver their parts with an unusually soft, smooth touch. The singer eases into this setting, singing of his estranged upbringing, plans to construct his own kingdom (through questionable means), and love. The latter is Oldham's biggest preoccupation, finding its way into nearly every song, like the album's subplot. Though unable to choose between the love of one woman and the ability to be with whomever will suit his needs, the narrator is largely unconcerned with the conflict. Ease Down the Road features some of his most direct dealings with the subject on "May It Always Be" and "After I Made Love to You." As the album develops, this material is balanced with the more characteristic musings of "The Lion Lair," "Sheep," and "Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness": songs that trace the same fictional histories found on I See a Darkness. The end result is the natural and necessary expansion of a unique songwriting voice. Seeming more confident than ever, Oldham's Ease Down the Road is a wonderful addition to a catalog that should earn him a place among the finest songwriters of his age, or any age.

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone

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The fourth Bonnie 'Prince' Billy record in six years finds Will Oldham relaxing into a beautiful groove; similar to 2001's Ease Down the Road, Master and Everyone is quite melodic compared to his Palace or self-titled releases, with less of the dire apocalyptic imagery and more reflections from his literate, anti-romantic backwoodsman. Like most of Oldham's recordings, this one rewards close attention, which reveals recording ambience ranging from creaking wood to a soft patting on the floor (a foot keeping time), and, of course, Oldham's half-resigned, half-plaintive croon. Little gets in the way of these songs. Circular lines from an acoustic guitar demarcate the choruses, a cello adds a bit of emotional warmth to one song, and a few others have the wheezing keys of what sounds like a pump organ. Fortunately, the songs stand up to the examination. "The Way" ("Love me the way I love you") is very nearly sweet, stranded between desperation and hope. Elsewhere Oldham is a true fatalist, resigning himself to the inevitable power of love to ruin his life and using the creepiest of old-timey metaphors to get his point across. On the title song, he explains the situation ("You tell me there are other fish in the sea, and another gathers roses for me/On this we will agree"), then uses the chorus to illustrate his worst fear: "I'm now free, master and everyone/Servant of all and servant to none." "Wolf Among Wolves" is especially eerie, with the merest whisper of feedbacked guitar and a wordless vocal punctuating the puzzled lyrics, "Why can't I be loved as what I am?/A wolf among wolves, and not as a man among men." One of the few guests on Master and Everyone is Marty Slayton, who contributes duet vocals to a pair of songs, a surprisingly close crossover to the folk crowd sparked by the success of O Brother, Where Art Thou? Mostly, though, Oldham concentrates on crafting unremittingly introspective and confessional material in a spare, old-timey format. As sometimes happens on the recordings of his kindred spirit Cat Power, however, such unstinting uniformity can be a curse as well as a blessing.

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Brightblack and Bonny Billy - Pebbles and Ripples

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Ask Forgiveness

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As 2007 wound down, Will Oldham, as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, entered the Hexam Head studio in Philadelphia with Greg Weeks and Meg Baird and recorded seven cover tunes and a lone original. Given Oldham's delightfully idiosyncratic method of working, one would expect these tunes (titled only by their writers' names, so it's up to you to figure out what songs he's actually singing) to be radically strange versions of songs both popular and somewhat obscure. While it's true that these are not straight-up readings, they are also far from strange. In fact, what Oldham has done is create a half-hour of relaxed -- if sometimes harrowing and melancholy -- personally interpreted music he enjoys performing. Despite the fine sound and full presence of both Oldham and Baird, there is the distance of reverie, memory, regret, and distance in these songs. There are no stutter steps, loose lyrics, or unexpected interruptions that have made earlier records more marginal, and perhaps -- to some -- more interesting. The bottom line is that only a songwriter could read these songs so subtly and yet inflect them with the kind of immediacy that makes them sound as if they were his own. This is no mean feat when some of the tunes here are considered -- in their respective circles -- as having already been read that way. A case in point is Oldham's version of Gayle Caldwell's "Cycles," which is (and will continue to be) utterly defined by the persona of Frank Sinatra reading it. Nonetheless, as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, he and Baird in duet sing it as if it were some self-reflective back-porch ballad looking on the passage of time and the stages of life. Unless you actually knew this tune well enough, you'd never associate the two versions -- though Weeks does a nice job of injecting some of the original's instrumental and sonic tropes.

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Post by: pat101 on 08 Jan 2009, 14:46
The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart - ST (2009) [V2 VBR]

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Some new Indie popish stuff, I really enjoy it

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    Imagine if Stephen Pastel actually threw Aggi off the bridge and married Black Tambourine’s Pam Berry and had three four babies that formed a pop band.

    Meet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, a New York four-piece who plays sweet & noisy POP with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies and blistering drums.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Jan 2009, 14:58
someone tell me where to start with all that Oldham stuff because it's a little overwhelming and i can't decide where to begin.
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Post by: Cernunnos on 08 Jan 2009, 15:20
Tyler i love you
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Post by: pat101 on 08 Jan 2009, 15:32
Bon Iver - Bloodbank EP (2009)

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New EP
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Post by: VSnaresFreak on 08 Jan 2009, 16:09
Some eliot lipp sickness. 

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No AMG for this one, but this will some of the funkiest, break-beat electronica you'll hear.  His style is so clean, and when this guy puts on a show he destroys the crowd.  Eliot Lipp owns the Moog and every other synthesizer he puts his hands on.  This guy's got talent, and you won't hear anything like him.  Check it out.
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Post by: pebaker2 on 08 Jan 2009, 17:40
Excellent, excellent Will Oldham retrospective. I agree with the other comments that, generally, from the beginning is the best way to dig his music. I personally think that the hight of his career in terms of listening enjoyability is way back in the mid 90s: Palace Brothers: There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, Days in The Wake, Viva Last Blues, but the absolute best is Master and Everyone.
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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 19:29
So yeah. This is maybe less exciting than Mr. Oldham.

Beck - Mellow Gold

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From its kaleidoscopic array of junk-culture musical styles to its assured, surrealistic wordplay, Beck's debut album, Mellow Gold, is a stunner. Throughout the record, Beck plays as if there are no divisions between musical genres, freely blending rock, rap, folk, psychedelia, and country. Although his inspired sense of humor occasionally plays like he's a smirking, irony-addled hipster, his music is never kitschy, and his wordplay is constantly inspired. Since Mellow Gold was pieced together from home-recorded tapes, it lacks a coherent production, functioning more as a stylistic sampler: there are the stoner raps of "Loser" and "Beercan," the urban folk of "Pay No Mind (Snoozer)," the mock-industrial onslaught of "Mutherfuker," the garagey "Fuckin' With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)," the trancy acoustic "Blackhole," and the gently sardonic folk-rock of "Nitemare Hippy Girl." It's a dizzying demonstration of musical skills, yet it's all tied together by a simple yet clever sense of songcraft and a truly original lyrical viewpoint, one that's basic yet as colorful as free verse. By blending boundaries so thoroughly and intoxicatingly, Mellow Gold established a new vein of alternative rock, one that was fueled by ideas instead of attitude

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Beck - Stereopathic Soul Manure

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Within months of the release of Mellow Gold, Beck released his second album, Stereopathetic Soul Manure, a schizophrenic collection of lo-fi recordings from between 1988 and 1993. Much of the music on the album draws from the noisy, experimental post-punk of Sonic Youth and the dirty, primitive junk rock of Pussy Galore; his absurdist sense of humor surfaces only rarely, and only in the guise of such sophomoric cuts as "Jagermeister Pie" and "Satan Gave Me a Taco," while his sense of songcraft is inaudible. Essentially, the record was both a palate cleanser, one designed to scare away the "Loser" fans, and a bid for indie credibility, since the music on Stereopathetic is equally as uncompromising and as unlistenable as Sonic Youth or their many imitators at their most extreme.

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Beck - One Foot in the Grave

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One Foot in the Grave appeared not long after the noisy freak-out of Stereopathetic Soulmanure, and its quiet, folky textures couldn't be more different than those of its predecessor, or the genre-bending Mellow Gold, for that matter. Recorded before Mellow Gold, the record showcases Beck as a postmodern folkie, and the results are revelatory. Stripped of the intoxicating production that dominated Mellow Gold, Beck's songs prove to be wonderful, vibrant tunes, teeming with emotion, haunting wordplay, and simple, memorable melodies. It's alternately haunting and jubilant, and Calvin Johnson's occasional harmonies lend the record an intimate warmth. It's a gentle record, and its collection of small gems are every bit as impressive as the songs on Mellow Gold or its 1996 follow-up, Odelay.

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Beck - Odelay

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Beck's debut, Mellow Gold, was a glorious sampler of different musical styles, careening from lo-fi hip-hop to folk, moving back through garage rock and arty noise. It was an impressive album, but the parts didn't necessarily stick together. The two albums that followed within months of Mellow Gold — Stereopathetic Soul Manure and One Foot in the Grave — were specialist releases that disproved the idea that Beck was simply a one-hit wonder. But Odelay, the much-delayed proper follow-up to Mellow Gold, proves the depth and scope of his talents. Odelay fuses the disparate strands of Beck's music — folk, country, hip-hop, rock & roll, blues, jazz, easy listening, rap, pop — into one dense sonic collage. Songs frequently morph from one genre to another, seemingly unrelated genre — bursts of noise give way to country songs with hip-hop beats, easy listening melodies transform into a weird fusion of pop, jazz, and cinematic strings; it's genre-defying music that refuses to see boundaries. All of the songs on Odelay are rooted in simple forms — whether it's blues ("Devil's Haircut"), country ("Lord Only Knows," "Sissyneck"), soul ("Hotwax"), folk ("Ramshackle"), or rap ("High 5 [Rock the Catskills]," "Where It's At") — but they twist the conventions of the genre. "Where It's At" is peppered with soul, jazz, funk, and rap references, while "Novacane" slams from indie rock to funk and back to white noise. With the aid of the Dust Brothers, Beck has created a dense, endlessly intriguing album overflowing with ideas. Furthermore, it's an album that completely ignores the static, nihilistic trends of the American alternative/independent underground, creating a fluid, creative, and startlingly original work.

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Beck - Mutations

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According to party line, neither Beck nor Geffen ever intended Mutations to be considered as the official follow-up to Odelay, his Grammy-winning breakthrough. It was more like One Foot in the Grave, designed to be an off-kilter, subdued collection of acoustic-based songs pitched halfway between psychedelic country blues and lo-fi folk. The presence of producer Nigel Godrich, the man who helmed Radiohead's acclaimed OK Computer, makes such claims dubious. Godrich is not a slick producer, but he's no Calvin Johnson, either, and Mutations has an appropriately clean, trippy feel. There's little question that with the blues, country, psych, bossa nova, and folk that comprise it, Mutations was never meant to be a commercial endeavor — there's no floor-shaker like "Where It's At," and it doesn't trade in the junk culture that brought Odelay to life. Recording with his touring band — marking the first time he has entered the studio with a live band — does result in a different sound, but it's not so much a departure as it is a side road that is going in the same direction. None of the songs explore new territory, but they're rich, lyrically and musically. There's an off-the-cuff wit to the songwriting, especially on "Canceled Check" and "Bottle of Blues," and the performances are natural, relaxed, and laid-back, without ever sounding complacent. In fact, one of the nifty tricks of Mutations is how it sounds simple upon the first listen, then reveals more psychedelic layers upon each play. Beck is not only a startling songwriter — his best songs are simultaneously modern and timeless — he is a sharp record-maker, crafting albums that sound distinct and original, no matter how much they may borrow. In its own quiet, organic way, Mutations confirms this as much as either Mellow Gold or Odelay.

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Beck - Midnite Vultures

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By calling the muted psychedelic folk-rock, blues, and Tropicalia of Mutations a stopgap, Beck set expectations for Midnite Vultures unreasonably high. Ironically, Midnite Vultures doesn't feel like a sequel to Odelay -- it's a genre exercise, like Mutations. This time, Beck delves into soul, funk, and hip-hop, touching on everything from Stax/Volt to No Limit but using Prince as his home base. He's eschewed samples, more or less, but not the aesthetic. Even when a song is reminiscent of a particular style, it's assembled in strange, exciting ways. As it kicks off with "Sexx Laws," it's hard not to get caught up in the rush, and "Nicotine & Gravy" carries on the vibe expertly, as does the party jam "Mixed Bizness" and the full-on electro workout "Get Real Paid," an intoxicating number that sounds like a Black Album reject. So far, so good -- the songs are tight, catchy, and memorable, the production dense. Then comes "Hollywood Freaks." The self-conscious gangsta goof is singularly irritating, not least because of Beck's affected voice. It's the first on Midnite Vultures to feel like a parody, and it's such an awkward, misguided shift in tone that it colors the rest of the album. Tributes now sound like send-ups, allusions that once seemed affectionate feel snide, and the whole thing comes off as a little jive. Musically, Midnite Vultures is filled with wonderful little quirks, but these are undercut by the sneaking suspicion that for all the ingenuity, it's just a hipster joke. Humor has always been a big part of Beck's music, but it was gloriously absurd, never elitist. Here, it's delivered with a smug smirk, undercutting whatever joy the music generates.

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Beck - Stray Blues

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Beck - Sea Change

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Beck has always been known for his ever-changing moods — particularly since they often arrived one after another on one album, sometimes within one song — yet the shift between the neon glitz of Midnite Vultures and the lush, somber Sea Change is startling, and not just because it finds him in full-on singer/songwriter mode, abandoning all of the postmodern pranksterism of its predecessor. What's startling about Sea Change is how it brings everything that's run beneath the surface of Beck's music to the forefront, as if he's unafraid to not just reveal emotions, but to elliptically examine them in this wonderfully melancholy song cycle. If, on most albums prior to this, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope — each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations — this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop. This, as many reviews and promotional interviews have noted, is indeed a breakup album, but it's not a bitter listen; it has a wearily beautiful sound, a comforting, consoling sadness. His words are often evocative, but not nearly as evocative as the music itself, which is rooted equally in country-rock (not alt-country), early-'70s singer/songwriterism, and baroque British psychedelia. With producer Nigel Godrich, Beck has created a warm, enveloping sound, with his acoustic guitar supported by grand string arrangements straight out of Paul Buckmaster, eerie harmonies, and gentle keyboards among other subtler touches that give this record a richness that unveils more with each listen. Surely, some may bemoan the absence of the careening, free-form experimentalism of Odelay, but Beck's gifts as a songwriter, singer, and musician have never been as brilliant as they are here. As Sea Change is playing, it feels as if Beck singing to you alone, revealing painful, intimate secrets that mirror your own. It's a genuine masterpiece in an era with too damn few of them.

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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 19:30
Beck - Guero

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Ever since his thrilling 1994 debut with Mellow Gold, each new Beck album was a genuine pop cultural event, since it was never clear which direction he would follow. Kicking off his career as equal parts noise-prankster, indie folkster, alt-rocker, and ironic rapper, he's gone to extremes, veering between garishly ironic party music to brooding heartbroken Baroque pop, and this unpredictability is a large part of his charm, since each album was distinct from the one before. That remains true with Guero, his eighth album (sixth if you don't count 1994's Stereopathetic Soul Manure and One Foot in the Grave, which some don't), but the surprising thing here is that it sounds for all the world like a good, straight-ahead, garden-variety Beck album, which is something he'd never delivered prior to this 2005 release. In many ways, Guero is deliberately designed as a classicist Beck album, a return to the sound and aesthetic of his 1996 masterwork, Odelay. After all, he's reteamed with the producing team of the Dust Brothers, who are widely credited for the dense, sample-collage sound of Odelay, and the light, bright Guero stands in stark contrast to the lush melancholy of 2002's Sea Change while simultaneously bearing a knowing kinship to the sound that brought him his greatest critical and commercial success in the mid-'90s. This has all the trappings of being a cold, calculating maneuver, but the album never plays as crass. Instead, it sounds as if Beck, now a husband and father in his mid-thirties, is revisiting his older aesthetic and sensibility from a new perspective. The sound has remained essentially the same — it's still a kaleidoscopic jumble of pop, hip-hop, and indie rock, with some Brazilian and electro touches thrown in — but Beck is a hell of a lot calmer, never indulging in the lyrical or musical flights of fancy or the absurdism that made Mellow Gold and Odelay such giddy listens. He now operates with the skill and precision of a craftsman, never dumping too many ideas into one song, paring his words down to their essentials, mixing the record for a wider audience than just his friends. Consequently, Guero never is as surprising or enthralling as Odelay, but Beck is also not trying to be as wild and funny as he was a decade ago. He's shifted away from exaggerated wackiness — which is good, since it wouldn't wear as well on a 34 year old as it would on a man a decade younger — and concentrated on the record-making, winding up with a thoroughly enjoyable LP that sounds warm and familiar upon the first play and gets stronger with each spin. No, it's not a knockout, the way his first few records were, but it's a successful mature variation on Odelay, one that proves that Beck's sensibility will continue to reap rewards for him as he enters his second decade of recording.

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Beck - Guerolito

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When all is said and done, Beck's Guero might be the quintessential album of 2005. Not the best, nor the one that captured the sound of the year, but the album that illustrates that in 2005, there was no such thing as a finished album — that a set of songs could be packaged and repackaged in so many forms, it never really seems to exist as a finished work. That's because in the course of the year there were roughly five different incarnations of the album. At the beginning of the year, the unfinished album was leaked on the Internet, causing such a commotion that it was reviewed on the front page of Salon. A couple months later, the album was officially released as a 13-track edition, along with a greatly expanded 20-track special edition, containing a few remixes and several songs that didn't appear on the 13-track album but did appear on the leaked bootleg. Then, after a couple of import editions containing various bonus tracks, Guerolito appeared at the end of the year. Guerolito is a remix of the entire album, with each track being remixed by a different act, including Air, Boards of Canada, Octet, and Ad-Rock. Sometimes these songs bear different titles than their source material — "E-Pro" became "Ghost Range," for instance; this practice was in place for the deluxe version of Guero as well — and Guerolito itself had its own alternate edition, which was packaged and sequenced slightly differently from its main edition, plus an import with a bonus track. All this packaging and repackaging, mixing and remixing, titling and retitling has the effect of diluting a good set of songs by Beck — there may be many ways of enjoying these songs, but having them exist in different physical and musical forms makes them harder to grasp, not easier to appreciate. And while the mixes on Guerolito are, by and large, good, they neither illuminate the original songs, nor do they offer much new — they don't expand the songs, they still try to keep the basic structure in place, so it's not a good showcase for the remixers. Instead, they just reconfirm the suspicion that this set of songs was never quite finished or sequenced, it was just released. And while that may be a very 2005 experience, that doesn't mean that each grouping makes for satisfying listen. After all, given all the capabilities you have at home these days, why not make your own mixes and play lists of the Guero material? The deluxe edition of Guero even gives you the ability to remix it on your computer — which means there may be many more versions than five of this album floating out there in the ether.

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Beck - The Information

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Beck began work on 2006's The Information after Sea Change but before he reunited with the Dust Brothers for 2005's Guero, eventually finishing the album after Guero was generally acclaimed as a return to Odelay form. So, it shouldn't come as a great surprise that The Information falls somewhere between those two records, at least on sonic terms. Musically, it's certainly a kindred spirit to Guero, meaning that it hearkens back to the collage of loose-limbed, quirky white-boy funk-rock and rap that brought Beck fame at the peak of the alt-rock revolution, with hints of the psychedelia of Mutations and the folk-rock that was the basis for Sea Change. Since this is a Nigel Godrich production, it's meticulous and precise even when it wants to give the illusion of spontaneity, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, since it also pulls the album into focus, something that the generally fine Guero could have used. Guero had many strengths, but its biggest weakness was the general sense that it was unfinished, a suspicion fostered by its endless issues in deluxe editions and remixes. Beck embraced these changes, most extravagantly on the cover of Wired, where he was hailing the future of the album, which would now no longer be seen as finished: it would be a project that covered a certain amount of time, the artist would package it one way, then listeners would offer their own spin. That is precisely what Guero turned out to be, so it would have made sense that The Information would run further down that field, particularly because it has a design-your-own-art for its cover and is supplemented by a DVD filled with quick-n-dirty videos for each of its songs. But Beck isn't so easily pigeonholed: as it turns out, The Information is far more of a proper album than Guero, coming fully equipped with recurring themes and motifs, feeling every bit the concept album Sea Change was. Credit might go partially to his collaboration with Godrich -- who is nothing if not a taskmaster, helping to sharpen and focus erratic talents like Paul McCartney and Stephen Malkmus (for good in the former, not as good in the latter) -- but this also feels like the work of a refocused Beck, who shook off the cobwebs by reuniting with the Dust Brothers, thereby getting his "return to Odelay form" notices out of the way, and then getting down to the real work here on The Information, as he tackles the hyper-saturated info-world of the new millennium here...

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Beck - Modern Guilt

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At first glance, it seems like the teaming of Beck and Danger Mouse is a perfect pairing of postmodern pranksters, as neither musician has shaken the first impression he's made: for most, Beck is still seen as that ironic Loser, trawling through pop culture's junk heap, while Danger Mouse is the maverick of The Grey Album, the mash-up of the Beatles and Jay-Z that reads like a joke but doesn't play like one. Close listening to either man's body of work easily dispels these notions, as Beck has spent as much time mining the murky melancholia of Mutations as he has crafting neon freakouts like Midnite Vultures. He's made a career bouncing from one extreme to the other, occasionally revisiting the cut 'n' paste collage that would have seemed like a natural fit for the sample-centric Danger Mouse, but when he partnered with Danger Mouse in 2008, Beck's pendulum was swinging away from the Odelay aesthetic, as he spent two records on the lighter side, thereby dictating a turn toward the dark. As it happens, this is Danger Mouse's true forte, as his productions have almost uniformly been dark, impressionistic pop-noir, whether he's working with Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz or the Good, the Bad & the Queen, or collaborating with Cee-Lo as Gnarls Barkley (whose fluke hit "Crazy" had nasty rumbling undercurrents) or even blues-rockers the Black Keys. So, he turns out to be a perfect fit for Beck, just perhaps not in the way that many might expect, although the title of their album Modern Guilt should be a big tip-off that these ten tracks are hardly all sunshine and roses...

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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 19:34
Beck - Loser EP

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An EP. Its pretty ok!

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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Jan 2009, 20:13
dude Tyler you are the shit.

i just wanted you to know that.
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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 20:51
Just to make it 40 uploads today

Jason Forrest - The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash

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Jason Forrest's The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash is a Day-Glo burst of wacked-out samples, clattering percussion, sun-kissed melodies, and general electronic insanity. Unless you are the sourest of electronica purists, you can't help but be knocked out by the sheer amount of wit, skill, and joy on display here. Forrest has a knack for the perfect sample and a predilection for classic rock. So you get bits of Starship's "Jane," the Cars' "Let the Good Times Roll," Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets," and plenty more chopped and manipulated in strange and supercool ways. Which could come off as just cute and silly, but Forrest builds dazzlingly constructed tunes around them that would be swell even without the samples. The most impressive on the album do need their samples, however: "10 Amazing Years" folds, mutilates, and spindles the Who's "Who Are You" into a glittering cube of post-postmodern art that will leave you shaking your head in admiration. You could lump Forrest in with fellow sample-mad groups like the Avalanches, and that would make a lot of sense as they certainly share an everything-but-the-speaker-cables approach. Or with mash-up artists like Soulwax, though Forrest does more than just juxtapose. Whatever you do, make sure you track down The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash because it is the feel-good record of the summer of 2004.

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Jason Forrest - Shamelessly Exciting

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Jason Forrest's brilliant The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash announced Forrest to the electronic masses as the new king of sample-tronica, and while it can't replicate the shock to the system that Unrelenting provided, his follow-up, Shamelessly Exciting, is just as impressive a record and just as full of dazzling technical and musical achievements. In fact, it is a perfect follow-up record, giving plenty of what you loved about the previous record but tweaking it enough to keep things exciting and fresh. As with Unrelenting, it is a blast throughout to play "find the sample" and marvel at the skill and dexterity Forrest uses to fit them together. Check the ease with which he turns his 36 favorite punk songs into "My 36 Favorite Punk Songs," the little riff fragments and occasional shouts blending into a storming electro-punk track. Or check "Dreaming and Remembering," a track that manages to melt '70s soft rock, disco and hardcore techno into a glittering treasure. Forrest is less apt to sample AOR references; he's gone the soft-rock route this time digging into Gary Wright, Gerry Rafferty (with a cool mashed-up "Baker Street" sample on "Skyrocket Saturday" [an awe-inspiring track that also features a cameo by the hook from Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right"]) and Seals & Crofts, among others. The whole record is filled with these head-shaking moments of wonder, as on "New Wave Folk Austerity" (which somehow manages to sample both Yes and Blondie and make it work), the thundering "War Photographer" (which features chopped up Blood, Sweat & Tears samples), the foundation-shaking, slide-guitar workout "Storming Blues Rock" and the surprisingly gentle and sweet electro-pop ballad with lyrics penned and sung by one-time fellow WFMU DJ (and alt-country goddess) Laura Cantrell. "Nightclothes and Headphones" is a tribute to the late John Peel that gives the album some soul and depth and captures the feeling of being enraptured by the radio perfectly. "Evil Doesn't Exist Anymore" closes the album on a dramatic, epic-length note with guest vocals by Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, who unleashes Björk-on-Red Bull voices over a thumping, clattering beat and a melody that sounds like the funeral march of a Eastern European dictator. It is a bracing and satisfying way to bring Shamelessly Exciting, an album that truly lives up to its billing, to a close. You will find yourself playing this record over and over, hipping your friends to it and generally wishing everyone else with samplers had as much imagination as Forrest.

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Post by: Tyler on 08 Jan 2009, 22:57
And just because I cannot stop listening to it and anyone that listens to music should hear it.

Joni Mitchell - Blue

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Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity; even tracks like "All I Want," "My Old Man," and "Carey" -- the brightest, most hopeful moments on the record -- are darkened by bittersweet moments of sorrow and loneliness. At the same time that songs like "Little Green" (about a child given up for adoption) and the title cut (a hymn to salvation supposedly penned for James Taylor) raise the stakes of confessional folk-pop to new levels of honesty and openness, Mitchell's music moves beyond the constraints of acoustic folk into more intricate and diverse territory, setting the stage for the experimentation of her later work. Unrivaled in its intensity and insight, Blue remains a watershed.

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Post by: GnarlsBroccoli on 09 Jan 2009, 00:17
Awesome posts, Tyler.  And to the Beck list I will add this gem:

Beck - Hell Yes EP aka Gameboy Variations

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Post by: Clintaga on 09 Jan 2009, 07:29
So far, this Matthew Dear is rocking out loud. Everyone should continue to throw down the Hawtsauce please. BTW, The Bassnectar Heads Up Remix of Roustabout is way better than the original, IMO.

Good Lord that is a lot of Beck. I never could get into him, but let's say I wanted to, is there a grab bag album that showcases all his different musical directions?
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Post by: BlahBlah on 09 Jan 2009, 09:03
Sonic Youth - 4 Tunna Brix

A four track EP they released in 1990 that consists of a Peel session they did. All of the songs are Fall covers:
Psycho Mafia
My New House
Rowche Rumble
Victora (Kinks song, but The Fall covered it too)

It's alright, enjoyable for a quick fanwank.

They hardly know the songs though, Thurston Moore said that he had never even heard of the Fall before, although he was probably lying. MES hates Sonic Youth now, but I don't think it was just due to this EP.

EDIT: Sorry guys, something's gone wrong. It crapped out during veryifying and now my upload is too slow to do anything. I might get this up tomorrow.
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Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 09 Jan 2009, 10:18
i'm not personally a sonic youth fan, but for those who are, you might wanna edit in the link  :wink:
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Post by: imapiratearg on 09 Jan 2009, 10:58
Oh man, thank you Tyler.  I've been meaning to listen to Joni Mitchell for months.
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Post by: Mr. Tool on 09 Jan 2009, 12:06
Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground

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Do you remember the days when psychedelic rock reigned supreme on the radio airwaves with Norman Greenbaum’s tune, “Spirit in the Sky,” and the carnival-tinged atmospherics of The Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was played 24/7? If you are like me, you probably were not even born yet, but you know this music by heart because its played daily on classic rock radio stations around the world. Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground have revived the fuzz rock and flower power child pop of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s on the band’s self-titled debut release. Made of two former members of Gatsby’s American Dream, lead vocalist/guitarist Kirk Huffman and keyboardist Kyle O’Quinn, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground’s music feels like it was greatly inspired by the soundtrack from the Las Vegas show, “Love” which is based on the music of The Beatles. With the addition of cellist/backup vocalist Phillip Peterson, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground’s debut release blends rock and orchestral tones like they were made to be paired.

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Howling Bells – Radio Wars

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This is an advance so there's no reviews or anything yet.

Genre: Brit-pop with female vocals

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The Shortwave Set – Replica Sun Machine

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Magnolia Electric Co. – Sojourner (Box Set)

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A four-CD-plus-DVD behemoth packaged in a wooden box, Sojourner was recorded in four different locations by Magnolia singer/songwriter Jason Molina with help from a cast including engineer Steve Albini, Cracker's David Lowery, and singer/violinist Andrew Bird. In small doses these acoustic dirges and country-rock laments -- played at tempos that make Crazy Horse sound like Slayer -- pass by indistinctly, but over time, the slow-blooming guitar solos and age-old folkie melodies of tracks like "Bowery" and "Trouble in Mind" reveal their sturdy, dignified strengths.

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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 09 Jan 2009, 15:59
re-upped by request

Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends

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uploaded in two parts because mediafire was being a jerk.


P.S. i want to thank Tyler again for his generous uploading, and also Mr. Tool for that Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground album; it's awesome.

way to go, team!
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Post by: Zombietramp on 09 Jan 2009, 16:00
Would anyone happen to have Johnny Foreigner's "Waited Up 'till It Was Light"?
Thanks in advance.
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Post by: ragnarjon on 09 Jan 2009, 16:25
Interesting elctronica, breakbeat, drum n bas...

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 09 Jan 2009, 16:25
Some awesome stoner/psychedelic rock for you guys.

Causa Sui - Summer Sessions Vol. 1

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This is perfect for fans of Colour Haze and Kyuss, and you know who you are.  If you don't already know that you're a fan of these bands, you should listen to them, and this, anyway.  Causa Sui know their shit.  This 4-track album leads off with a 24-minute epic that I really cannot stop digging on like crazy.

Nebula - Heavy Psych (EP)

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The name says it all.  Nebula are seasoned masters of their trade and this is one of their best efforts.

Poseidotica - La Distancia

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Still heavy, still psychedelic, got a tinge of post-rock in there for good measure.  Really good music.

Thanks for the Elliot Lipp, I haven't gotten too far into it yet but I like what I've heard so far.  I'm excited for the Jason Forrest, too!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 09 Jan 2009, 16:57
Trap Them - "Seizures in Barren Praise"

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YOUR FACE  +  A BRICK  x  1000Holy Shit!  =  THIS ALBUM.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 09 Jan 2009, 18:00
Note to Zombietramp: This thread is no request, please read the rules


That aside, it would be rather callous to deny Johnny Foreigner to an expectant listener so here we are

Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up 'Til It Was Light

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With lesser songs to call his own *Johnny Foreigner *vocalist Alexei Berrow would struggle to tempt the average listener through even three of the thirteen tracks that make up this debut album proper after last year’s Arcs Across The City EP. His shrill shrieks, at times matched wince for wince by back-up screamer Kelly Southern, a bassist likely to be a fixture on the bedroom walls of indie kids too young to have caught Melissa Auf der Mar or Charlotte Hatherley a few years back, are an acquired taste to say the least; some will flee as he crams syllables too many into a timeframe too short. Those that last the length, though, will be rewarded handsomely.

Like many music lovers unable to keep perfect pace with the ever-shifting landscape of the British underground, I was first alerted to the potential of Johnny Foreigner – affectionately known by fans, and certain DiS staffers, as JoFo, and so they shall be henceforth here – by this site’s review of Arcs Across The City (find it here). Ten out of tens are rightly rare, and while I couldn’t agree wholly with the perfect score after sampling the seven-tracker for myself, there was no denying its positives: once the barrier of that voice is broken down, one swiftly realises the excellent songwriting in action, the masterful combining of avant-indie guitar tendencies with immediate pop hooks the size of battering rams (and possessing all the subtlety). Clearly JoFo have influences that most mainstream radio listeners will never have heard of, but by manipulating these touchstones into manageable portions of frenzied riffing and fret twiddling they’ve successfully made their own material hugely accessible.

A couple of Arcs tracks make the jump from short-play release to fully formed album: ‘The End and Everything After’, essentially the opening to Harvey Danger’s ‘Flagpole Sitta’ given the once over by indie-punks super short of attention spans, is characterised (as so many of these songs are) by Berrow’s breathless diatribes, Southern chipping in to add a little sweetness to shout-along chants of “God knows what you think of us”. Throughout, third member Junior, drummer and keys, provides an essential backbone to proceedings; without this anchor of sorts, chances are the furious guitar lines would run riot entirely out of control. JoFo would display the necessary energy but lack the even more vital pop nuances. The band is, clearly, far more than the simple sum of its parts.

The other EP song to progress to this LP is ‘Yes! You Talk To Fast’, again opened by guitar work that’s impressive of pace but controlled by some propulsive drum pummelling. What Berrow is actually on about – pirates are mentioned, and there’s a decent “yo ho ho!” in there – is anyone’s guess (it’s their Blues Brothers song according to our Track-by-Track - Ed) but there’s a naggingly addictive edge to it, ensuring the song’s one of many here that firmly bed themselves into the grey matter after but a week in the album’s company. Of a similarly speedy execution are album-preceding singles ‘Our Bi-Polar Friends’ and ‘Eyes Wide Terrified’, although both also display a tenderness not always evident on JoFo’s wilder arrangements. The latter, in particular, is notable for its softly sung opening 30 seconds – a chance for Berrow to take a breath proper prior to launching into the band’s formulaic – that’s not meant in a disrespectful sense – structure of verse, chorus, verse, scream a lot.

In the album’s middle section sit two of its true standouts, ‘Hennings Favourite’ (should that have an apostrophe? It doesn’t here…) and ‘Salt, Pepa and Spinderella’. The first is in the vein of much that surrounds it – bombast and bluster, squeals and screams – but latches a sizeable motif that recalls Minus The Bear’s experimental pop-rock meanderings to a structure that’s already considerably memorable. The result is a track that’s both weirdly alien and infectious like the finest Girls Aloud offering, a song that knows not its place in the genre scheme of things. ‘Salt…’ might be named after a popular hip-hop group, but it’s sure as hell not a rap number. Rather, it rides a pulsing keys ‘n’ beats intro which Southern and Berrow vocally joust across the top of before tripping into a spoken-word tirade from our frontman. Everything’s weirdly tranquil until two minutes and six seconds in, and then: bang. Everything’s rocked up to eleven, Southern’s repeated “do-do-do”s seeping into the bloodstream. Addiction to JoFo comes easy, then, given just the right amount of exposure.

Which is, by my reckoning, roughly three and a half plays of this debut album, a record that shows other sides to this band’s personality – ‘DJs Get Doubts’ is a sweet paean to the touring life, while many lyrics relate to events unfolding in their hometown of Birmingham; ‘Cranes And Cranes And Cranes And Cranes’ shouts its fuck-yous the way of developers destroying England’s second city’s cultural draws to erect housing blocks – without ever allowing them to stray too far from the source: the yelp-at-home histrionic rock ‘n’ roll that’s already won over legions of admirers. Me, I’m another recruit to the campaign – given touring enough, and a little radio luck, it’s impossible to imagine Johnny Foreigner not becoming a household name.

Not with the parents, you understand; even I’m almost too old for this sort of passionate squall. No, the kids: it’s the kids who are going to make sure Johnny Foreigner matter for the foreseeable future. So long as they’re dancing to songs as near perfect of pop-rock shape and size as these, the world is a better place. Waited Up ‘Til It Was Light is an album of escapism, of sorts: sweat your troubles away, guys, because tomorrow’s another day and we can all deal with that shit then. It’s no 10/10 – to award such a mark for a debut album would be to ask the band to call it quits, as they’re unlikely to ever trump it – but it is a definite contender, alongside Los Campesinos!’s Hold On Now, Youngster, Foals' 'Antidotes' and Wild Beasts’ forthcoming Limbo, Panto, for home-grown debut of the year.

    * Johnny Foreigner 8 / 10

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Johnny Foreigner - Arcs Across The City

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It’s funny how Birmingham has spawned two bands of such differing quality that one is practically the critical polar opposite of the other. On one side you have The Twang, purveyors of lad-rock dirge and kings of all-things shit-core; on the other, Johnny Foreigner. Surely you don’t need a diagram to clarify which act is just about the best damn band to emerge from the nation’s second city for a long time.

Their first album – a seven-track mini-album, Arcs Across The City – introduces Johnny Foreigner as the excitable kids of new-wave indie music. This is pop music packaged with added E-numbers and dancing feet that never misstep.

The boyx2 girlx1 three-piece make clever, fast, instant guitar music. Throwaway, you say? I can tell you, with conviction, that this record hasn’t left my earphones in weeks, save for a couple of days of obligatory Radiohead listening. Be it the sweet, closely matched male-female vocal interplay that sounds the length of ‘Suicide Pact, Yeah?’, or the ADHD guitar on ‘Champagne Girls I Have Known’, this band leave you reaching for the repeat button. They’re everything good you can say about Sonic Youth, Bloc Party and Los Campesinos!, taking the best parts of said bands and twisting the mixture it into something original.

Brilliance extends way past any collective influences, though, as Johnny Foreigner have enough of their own fuel for nostalgic nuances to be ignored.‘Sofacore’ adopts a hyperactive rapid-fire formula and morphs it into a short two-minute manoeuvre, while slower acoustic number ‘All Moseley Gardens’ is tagged on as a hidden track for necessary respite – a move which should put a hush to naysayer tongues suggesting the band are limited to one cheap trick. Come the release of their debut full length, Johnny Foreigner will be unstoppable, if they’re not already at that stage already.

Arcs Across The City is the counter argument to empty bands with emptier songs, to the indie lyricists solely reliant on quick wit and cool urban references. There’s nobody in this band with a fuckwit ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ moniker, there are no retrospective ska leanings, and nothing to chant along to in drunken karaoke. It’s too fast and too clever for the usual clichés. People will complain that it would be impossible to make a music video for them without shooting it in double-speed a la _something from the television show of famous milkman Benny Hill, and that there are too many _twists and turns and bangs and wooshes for a three-minute slot on daytime radio. But I’ll tell you that the usual methods of criticism cease to matter, because this is_ a ten-out-of-ten record if ever I heard one, and I can’t name one other British band deserving of the highest accolade this year. Johnny Foreigner will have you revert to the excitable teenage fanboy that would go out and buy a band’s single in every format just for the b-sides. Y’know, _just because.

Seven songs, 21 minutes, and some of the most exciting indie-pop sounds committed to record by a British band in a long while. Arcs Across The City is the domestic debut album release of the year, hands down.

    * Johnny Foreigner 10 / 10

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Spluff on 09 Jan 2009, 18:01
Yessssss onewheelwizzard is posting again.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 10 Jan 2009, 02:44
This is what I have been listening to lately:

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It actually took me a while to get into The Gaslight Anthem, and I frequent Punknews.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: dinkum on 10 Jan 2009, 05:25
The Geraldine Fibbers - Butch (1997)

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Awesome album, give it a try!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 10 Jan 2009, 09:39
so i know there's no requests...however; does anyone know if anyone posted any of the beatles albums...i'm in desperate need of them all! aside from the greatest hits of course...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 10 Jan 2009, 10:00
It actually took me a while to get into The Gaslight Anthem, and I frequent Punknews.

I'd kinda been avoiding this because it got such critical acclaim..now I see why. That's a fuck of a good album.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 10 Jan 2009, 10:59
I waited an hour between downloads for my 3.15 gigs of The Beatles, using Rapidshare.  I did a quick search and didn't see any blogs using MF to share it, and I think I'd go mad uploading it all myself.   Sawwie.
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Erik Mongrain is an unbelievable lap-tapping guitarist.  Check it out. This album is called Fates.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Caseydog on 10 Jan 2009, 12:19
My first post here.  Tyler is officially the 2009 Time Man of the Year.  Great stuff!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 10 Jan 2009, 12:26

I'd kinda been avoiding this because it got such critical acclaim..now I see why. That's a fuck of a good album.

I listened to it and at first nearly vomited from the blatant Springsteen vocal rip.  I soon got over it for the same reason you sited above.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 10 Jan 2009, 13:18
so i know there's no requests...however; does anyone know if anyone posted any of the beatles albums...i'm in desperate need of them all! aside from the greatest hits of course...

i'm on it

Let me know if you need any assists in this effort. Once I am done with my uploads for today, I can probably start working on the Beatles tomorrow.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 10 Jan 2009, 13:33
so i know there's no requests...however; does anyone know if anyone posted any of the beatles albums...i'm in desperate need of them all! aside from the greatest hits of course...

i'm on it

Let me know if you need any assists in this effort. Once I am done with my uploads for today, I can probably start working on the Beatles tomorrow.

thank you both...it's greatly appriciated.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 10 Jan 2009, 16:40
I listened to it and at first nearly vomited from the blatant Springsteen vocal rip.  I soon got over it for the same reason you sited above.

I've heard all the Springsteen comparisons, but I'm not one to notice them.  Mostly because I have never had the chance to listen to him.  I wouldn't know where to start, really.

Oh gawd, Beatletasttic.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 10 Jan 2009, 17:01
For anyone who liked that Burning Airlines album I uploaded a coupla pages back, here's the first two albums (and EP) by J. Robbins' (guitar/vocals) old band Jawbox.  Kinda like a mix between the more straight ahead Burning Airlines songs and Helmet, but not quite as heavy.  Really good stuff.

Jawbox - "Jawbox E.P.""Grippe" & "Novelty"

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: StaedlerMars on 10 Jan 2009, 17:22
although I have what they've supplied already, I just gotta say:

ben792x and Tyler,
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 10 Jan 2009, 17:54
thank you guys so much for the beatles stuff...i can't tell you how happy i am! lol
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 10 Jan 2009, 18:18
I realize that a lot of this forum has not really dabbled too much in the absolute wonder that is Joni Mitchell. The argument could be made that she is probably the best female singer/songwriter of the last century. A few of the larger albums I had to split, so youll need to do some copypasta action.

Song to a Seagull

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Joni Mitchell's debut release is a concept album. Side one, subtitled "I Came to the City," generally exhibits songs about urban subjects that are often dour or repressed in some way. "Out of the City and Down to the Seaside," by contrast, is a celebration of nature and countryside, mostly containing selections of a charming, positive, or more outgoing nature. What sets this release apart from those of other confession-style singer/songwriters of the time is the craft, subtlety, and evocative power of Mitchell's lyrics and harmonic style. Numbers such as "Marcie," "Michael From Mountains," "The Dawntreader," and "The Pirate of Penance" effectively utilize sophisticated chord progressions rarely found in this genre. Verses are substantive and highly charged, exhibiting careful workmanship. "Song to a Seagull" has graceful and vivid lyrics about the joys of freedom set to a haunting, wide-ranging vocal line. Conversely, "Cactus Tree" explores the downside of a no-strings-attached approach to life, the fear of committing to a relationship (ironically wedding these words to a hopeful melody and pulsating guitar texture). "Marcie" utilizes poignant, twisting music set to desolately lonely lyrics about a jilted woman; the recurrent use of red and green imagery in the verses is especially clever. Character studies such as "I Had a King" and "Nathan la Franeer" are painfully bleak in contrast to the lithe domestic scene of "Sisotowbell Lane" and the winsomely reserved love song "Michael From Mountains." Unusual in her oeuvre are the overlapping dialogue prose manner of "The Pirate of Penance" and the jaunty honky tonk stylings of "Night in the City." Mitchell sings in a light, gossamer, at times diffident manner; vocal harmony is sparingly employed here. David Crosby's production is simple and effective. This excellent debut is well worth hearing.

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Clouds

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Clouds is a stark stunner, a great leap forward for Joni Mitchell. Vocals here are more forthright and assured than on her debut and exhibit a remarkable level of subtle expressiveness. Guitar alone is used in accompaniment, and the variety of playing approaches and sounds gotten here is most impressive. "The Fiddle and the Drum," a protest song that imaginatively compares the Vietnam-era warmongering U.S. government to a bitter friend, dispenses with instrumental accompaniment altogether. The sketches presented of lovers by turns depressive ("Tin Angel"), roguish ("That Song About the Midway"), and faithless ("The Gallery") are vividly memorable. Forthright lyrics about the unsureness of new love ("I Don't Know Where I Stand"), misuse of the occult ("Roses Blue"), and mental illness ("I Think I Understand") are very striking. Mitchell's classic singer/songwriter standards "Chelsea Morning" and "Both Sides Now" respectively receive energetically vibrant and warmly thoughtful performances. Imaginatively unusual and subtle harmonies abound here, never more so in her body of work than on the remarkable "Songs to Aging Children Come," which sets floridly impressionistic lyrics to a lovely tune that is supported by perhaps the most remarkably sophisticated chord sequence in all of pop music. Mitchell's riveting self-portrait on the album's cover is a further asset. This essential release is a must-listen.

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Ladies of the Canyon

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This wonderfully varied release shows a number of new tendencies in Joni Mitchell's work, some of which would come to fuller fruition on subsequent albums. "The Arrangement," "Rainy Night House," and "Woodstock" contain lengthy instrumental sections, presaging the extensive non-vocal stretches in later selections such as "Down to You" from Court and Spark. Jazz elements are noticeable in the wind solos of "For Free" and "Conversation," exhibiting an important influence that would extend as late as Mingus. The unusually poignant desolation of "The Arrangement" would surface more strongly in Blue. A number of the selections here ("Willy" and "Blue Boy") use piano rather than guitar accompaniment; arrangements here are often more colorful and complex than before, utilizing cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, and percussion. Mitchell sings more clearly and expressively than on prior albums, most strikingly so on "Woodstock," her celebration of the pivotal 1960s New York rock festival. This number, given a haunting electric piano accompaniment, is sung in a gutsy, raw, soulful manner; the selection proves amply that pop music anthems don't all have to be loud production numbers. Songs here take many moods, ranging from the sunny, easygoing "Morning Morgantown" (a charming small-town portrait) to the nervously energetic "Conversation" (about a love triangle in the making) to the cryptically spooky "The Priest" (presenting the speaker's love for a Spartan man) to the sweetly sentimental classic "The Circle Game" (denoting the passage of time in touching terms) to the bouncy and vibrant single "Big Yellow Taxi" (with humorous lyrics on ecological matters) to the plummy, sumptuous title track (a celebration of creativity in all its manifestations). This album is yet another essential listen in Mitchell's recorded canon.

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Blue

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Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity; even tracks like "All I Want," "My Old Man," and "Carey" — the brightest, most hopeful moments on the record — are darkened by bittersweet moments of sorrow and loneliness. At the same time that songs like "Little Green" (about a child given up for adoption) and the title cut (a hymn to salvation supposedly penned for James Taylor) raise the stakes of confessional folk-pop to new levels of honesty and openness, Mitchell's music moves beyond the constraints of acoustic folk into more intricate and diverse territory, setting the stage for the experimentation of her later work. Unrivaled in its intensity and insight, Blue remains a watershed.

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On For the Roses, Joni Mitchell began to explore jazz and other influences in earnest. As one might expect from a transitional album, there is a lot of stylistic ground explored, including straight folk selections using guitar ("For the Roses") and piano ("Banquet," "See You Sometime," "Lesson in Survival") overtly jazzy numbers ("Barangrill," "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire," and hybrids that cross the two Let the Wind Carry Me," "Electricity," "Woman of Heart and Mind," "Judgment of the Moon and Stars"). "Blonde in the Bleachers" grafts a rock & roll band coda onto a piano-based singer/songwriter main body. The hit single "You Turn Me on I'm a Radio" is an unusual essay into country-tinged pop, sporting a Dylanesque harmonica solo played by Graham Nash and lush backing vocals. Arrangements here build solidly upon the tentative expansion of scoring first seen in Ladies of the Canyon. "Judgment of the Moon and Stars" and "Let the Wind Carry Me" present lengthy instrumental interludes. The lyrics here are among Mitchell's best, continuing in the vein of gripping honesty and heartfelt depth exhibited on Blue. As always, there are selections about relationship problems, such as "Lesson in Survival," "See You Sometime," and perhaps the best of all her songs in this genre, "Woman of Heart and Mind." "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire" presents a gritty inner-city survival scene, while "Barangrill" winsomely extols the uncomplicated virtues of a roadside truck stop. More than a bridge between great albums, this excellent disc is a top-notch listen in its own right.

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Court and Spark

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Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album -- a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise -- moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

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Miles of Aisles (live album)

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Like most live albums, this two-record set was a profit-taking release on which the artist re-presented many of her old songs for a new acceptance now that she had a larger pop audience. Backed by the pop-jazz ensemble the L.A. Express Mitchell reprised the best from her first five albums, pointedly ignoring Court and Spark, and including two new cuts, "Love or Money" and "Jericho."

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The Hissing of the Summer Lawns

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Joni Mitchell evolved from the smooth jazz-pop of Court and Spark to the radical Hissing of Summer Lawns, an adventurous work that remains among her most difficult records. After opening with the graceful "In France They Kiss on Main Street," the album veers sharply into "The Jungle Line," an odd, Moog-driven piece backed by the rhythms of the warrior drums of Burundi -- a move into multiculturalism that beat the likes of Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, and Sting to the punch by a decade. While not as prescient, songs like "Edith and the Kingpin" and "Harry's House -- Centerpiece" are no less complex or idiosyncratic, employing minor-key melodies and richly detailed lyrics to arrive at a strange and beautiful fusion of jazz and shimmering avant pop.

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Joni Mitchell's Hejira is the last in an astonishingly long run of top-notch studio albums dating back to her debut. Some vestiges of her old style remain here; "Song for Sharon" utilizes the static, pithy vocal harmonies from Ladies of the Canyon's "Woodstock," "Refuge of the Roads" features woodwind touches reminiscent of those in "Barangrill" from For the Roses, and "Coyote" is a fast guitar-strummed number that has precedents as far back as Clouds' "Chelsea Morning." But by and large, this release is the most overtly jazz-oriented of her career up to this point — hip and cool, but never smug or icy. "Blue Motel Room" in particular is a prototypic slow jazz-club combo number, appropriately smooth, smoky, and languorous. "Coyote," "Black Crow," and the title track are by contrast energetically restless fast-tempo selections. The rest of the songs here cleverly explore variants on mid- to slow-tempo approaches. None of these cuts are traditionally tuneful in the manner of Mitchell's older folk efforts; the effect here is one of subtle rolls and ridges on a green meadow rather than the outgoing beauty of a flower garden. Mitchell's verses, many concerned with character portraits, are among the most polished of her career; the most striking of these studies are that of the decrepit Delta crooner of "Furry Sings the Blues" and the ambivalent speaker of "Song to Sharon," who has difficulty choosing between commitment and freedom. Arrangements are sparse, yet surprisingly varied, the most striking of which is the kaleidoscopically pointillistic one used on "Amelia." Performances are excellent, with special kudos reserved for Jaco Pastorius' melodic bass playing on "Refuge of the Roads" and the title cut. This excellent album is a rewarding listen.

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Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

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A big chunk of the pop audience Joni Mitchell had earned with Court and Spark in 1974 deserted her in 1975 and 1976 when the follow-ups, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Hejira, proved more difficult works. With the pretentious double album Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Mitchell lost many of the loyal fans who'd stuck with her from the beginning, but who, upon hearing her here as she spread her obscure poetic observations and thin melodies across whole sides of the album, found her disengaged from the close, personal observations that filled her best songs. This was Mitchell's last album to go gold.

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In the months prior to the passing of legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, Joni Mitchell had been personally summoned by the bop pioneer to collaborate on a musical version of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. The project would entail Mitchell to condense the text for Mingus to score instrumentally. He planned on utilizing a full orchestra, as well as the more traditional guitar and bass. They would accompany Mitchell's vocals and the narration of selected portions of the text. After a few weeks of consideration, Mitchell's reaction was that "[she]'d rather condense the bible." Mingus then bestowed Mitchell with six melodies -- "Joni I" through "Joni VI" -- penned specifically for her. Mitchell spent a few weeks with Mingus -- who was totally immobilized from amyotropic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) -- during the spring of 1978. Their partnership advanced the half-dozen tunes. More importantly, it shook Mitchell from a three-month long writer's block/drought -- yielding two of her best late-'70s compositions: "God Must Be a Boogie Man" and the revisitation and completion of a track she'd been wood-shedding, now titled "The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey." Incidentally, the former piece was inspired by the opening chapters of Mingus' autobiography, Beneath the Underdog. Initial recordings during Mitchell's stay with Mingus in New York City produced several interesting experimental sessions with the likes of Stanley Clarke (bass), Jan Hammer (keyboards), John McLaughlin (guitar), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), and Tony Williams (drums). A few of these recordings -- while rumored to have been lost, destroyed, or made otherwise unavailable -- were leaked into the trading community in the late '90s. Arguably, Mitchell could not have chosen any finer musicians than the sextet she ultimately incorporated into this work. The luminaries include Herbie Hancock (electric piano), Wayne Shorter (soprano sax), Jaco Pastorious (bass/horn arrangements), Peter Erskine (drums), Don Alias (congas), and Emil Richards (percussion). Sprinkled amongst these soulfully jazzy pieces are five "raps," or aural snapshots of the time Mitchell and Mingus spent together. Sadly, Charles Mingus passed before he was able to listen to this timeless and ageless paean to his remarkable contributions to bop and free jazz.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 10 Jan 2009, 18:27
Joni, continued

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Shadows and Light is Joni Mitchell's second live album, and it serves as a good retrospective of her jazzy period from 1975-1979. As expected, she assembles a group of all-star musicians including Pat Metheny (guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Lyle Mays (keyboards), and Michael Brecker (saxophone) who give these compositions more energy than on the studio recordings. The musicians are given room to jam, and they sound terrific on uptempo songs such as "Coyote" and "In France They Kiss on Main Street." If there is a general theme of these songs, it's about growing older and maturing after the failed idealism of the late '60s (the album opens with audio clips from the movie Rebel Without a Cause). Although this album is pleasing, the live arrangements are not different enough from the studio versions to warrant higher marks. In fact, Mitchell has always been an album artist who recorded studio albums that had a sound and feel all their own. While Shadows and Light provides a nice summary of her experimental period for casual fans, interested listeners should start with Hejira or The Hissing of Summer Lawns.

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On her first new studio album of original material in five years and her debut for Geffen Records, Joni Mitchell achieved more of a balance between her pop abilities and her jazz aspirations, meanwhile rediscovering a more direct, emotional lyric approach. The result was her best album since the mid-'70s.

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Joni Mitchell here turned to guests like Michael McDonald, Thomas Dolby, Don Henley, James Taylor, and Wayne Shorter, continuing to straddle the worlds of California folk/pop and jazz fusion. Musically, it worked, although as a lyricist, Mitchell again took off after abstractions (one song railed against "The three great stimulants of the exhausted ones/Artifice, brutality and innocence"), such that, even when you could figure out what she was talking about, you didn't care.

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Long before Frank Sinatra made his Duets album, Joni Mitchell cast a variety of name singers in prominent roles for the songs on Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm. Peter Gabriel sings with her on the leadoff track, "My Secret Place," and Don Henley is heard on "Lakota" and "Snakes and Ladders," Billy Idol and Tom Petty have roles in "Dancin' Clown," and Willie Nelson brings his dry phrasing to "Cool Water," while ex-Cars singer Benjamin Orr and ex-Prince associates Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman also have backup parts. Mitchell uses the vocal firepower over spare tracks heavy on percussion (by Manu Katche) and programming to tell stories and comment on social issues. "Lakota" deals with Native American and environmental matters, "Cool Water" (a Mitchell rewrite of the Bob Nolan original) discusses water pollution, "The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms)" and "The Beat of Black Wings" tell war-related tales. But Mitchell's main theme, which encompasses those topics, concerns the evils of contemporary culture in which one struggles to be "Number One," rises and falls like a game of "Snakes and Ladders," and suffers "The Reoccurring Dream" brought on by advertising. Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm rarely makes these points personally enough to stir the listener, and the trendy percussion sound (popular with artists like Gabriel and Kate Bush in the '80s) is already beginning to sound dated. But the songwriting and Mitchell's voice remain impressive, especially when she recalls her past with a revised version of "Corrina, Corrina" at the end.

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Cutting back on the guest musicians of her previous effort and paring down to a basic small group of musicians helps add immediacy to Night Ride Home. While this release features several of Joni Mitchell's favorites, nothing here would become a hit, as Joni tended to buck trends and follow her own beat. Very involved and a rather tough listen, but well worth the attention, this would be her last for Geffen, where she languished unnoticed while the label went heavy metal crazy.

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Joni Mitchell returned to the relatively spare style of albums like Hejira and her early folk collections on Turbulent Indigo, emphasizing her acoustic guitar strumming and singing on a series of songs that detail the political and social discontent she had previously explored on Dog Eat Dog and Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm. In the brief opener, "Sunny Sunday," a woman tries to shoot out a streetlight with a pistol and misses every night, a metaphor for the individual's futile struggle against civilization, and Mitchell repeats much the same message in songs like "Sex Kills," a generalized criticism of everything from lawyers to the hole in the ozone layer; "Turbulent Indigo," which describes the inability of people to understand artists; "Last Chance Lost," which treats romantic disappointment; and "Not to Blame," about spousal abuse. The low-key music and restrained vocals stand in contrast to the lyrics — over and over, Mitchell's imagery refers to guns and violence. Turbulent Indigo provides a disturbing view of modern life made all the more compelling by its calm presentation.

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This 1998 disc from Joni Mitchell harks back to the days when she heard the hissing of summer lawns and the jazzier essays of her Hejira days. The only difference between then and now is her use of a guitar synthesizer for her aural textures and melody templates. Always employing the best of musicians to help her out, Mitchell takes off on a trip through "Harlem in Havana" and ending up with "Tiger Bones" to show for it. Along the way, she puts forth "No Apologies" and rocks things up with "Lead Balloon" (which will remind one of "Big Yellow Taxi"), and contains one of her best opening one-liners ever. With "Taming the Tiger" dedicated to her newfound daughter and grandson, "Stay in Touch" could be about them, or almost anyone Mitchell's been close to. Either way, it's a great tune. Taming the Tiger is her most pleasing and consistent disc since the mid-'70s; even after all these years, Joni Mitchell continues to expand her music while keeping her integrity intact. This is definitely one of her best.

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Ex-husband Larry Klein, who serves as co-producer and musical director, explains in his liner notes that Joni Mitchell intended to tell the story of a "modern" romantic relationship in the songs, most of which come from the '30s and '40s. If so, her concept of a modern relationship is very troubled -- most of the selections are unhappy love songs. Vince Mendoza's arrangements -- a third of them played by a gigantic 71-piece orchestra, a third by a regular-size orchestra, and a third by a swing-style big band -- often suggest the oceanic sweep and serious, melancholy tone of film noir movie music. They also do a lot of Mitchell's work for her. As a singer, she has never had much projection or power, but she is a master of phrasing and tone. Mitchell often sounds like an alternate Billie Holiday, with the breathiness and note decay characteristic of later Holiday, if none of her delayed timing. Both Sides Now is not revelatory in a musical sense, but it does achieve its intention of reconceiving Joni Mitchell as an interpretive singer.

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According to Joni Mitchell, Travelogue is her final recorded work, and if that is so, it's a detailed exploration of moments in a career that is as dazzling as it is literally uncompromising. Over 22 tracks and two CDs (and as stunning package featuring a plethora of photographs of Mitchell's paintings), Travelogue is a textured and poetic reminiscence, not a reappraisal, of her work -- most of it from the 1970s through the 1990s. A 70-piece orchestra, as well as jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Kenny Wheeler, drummer Brian Blade, bassist Chuck Berghofer, producer Larry Klein, and organist Billy Preston, among others, accompanies her. It's true that Mitchell dabbled in this territory in 2000 on Both Sides Now, but that recording only remotely resembles this one. Cast in this way it is true that this is no easy cruise, but given the nearly 40 years of her sojourn in popular music, Mitchell's work, particularly from the mid-'70s on, has been difficult for many to grasp on first listen and always gives up its considerable rewards, slowly making her records age well over time; they are not disposable as much of the music from her peers is. These completely recast songs cover the entirety of her career, from her debut, Song From a Seagull, to Turbulent Indigo (with certain albums not being represented at all). It's true there aren't high-profile cuts here except for "Woodstock," which is radically reshaped, but it hardly matters. When you hear the ultrahip, be-bopping "God Must Be a Boogie Man," there is an elation without sentimentality; in the scathing and venomous "For the Roses" and "Just Like This Train," the bitterness and aggression in their delivery offers the listener an empathy with Mitchell's anger at the recording industry -- and anyone else who's crossed her. But while there is plenty of swirling darkness amid the strings here, there is also the fulfillment of prophecy; just give a listen to this version of "Sex Kills" that bears its weight in full measure of responsibility and vision. Her voice, aged by years of smoking, is huskier and is, if anything, more lovely, mature, deep in its own element of strength. The restatement of W.B. Yeats, "Slouching Toward Bethlehem," is more stunning now than ever before as is "Hejira." In "The Circle Game" and "Slouching Toward Bethlehem," you hear the ambition in Mitchell's musical direct as she has moved ever closer to the tone poem as a song form. Though it may not be as easy on first listen as Court and Spark, Travelogue will continue to unfold over time and offer, like her best work, decades of mystery and pleasure.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 10 Jan 2009, 20:43
Tera Melos - Idioms Vol. I

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MobyDickhole on 10 Jan 2009, 21:01
New Franz Ferdinand leaked:

http://www.ziddu.com/download/3155159/TonightFranzFerdinand2009.rar.html

I'm downloading it now.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 10 Jan 2009, 22:13
I was playing on youtube and realize I never posted this last year. Kid Beyond is a livelooping beatboxer who more or less builds a song then sings over it. The EP includes a Portishead cover and is truly astounding.

Kid Beyond - Amplivate

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Beatboxing -- using only one's voice to create often highly intricate and funky drum patterns -- is a well-respected art in the hip-hop community. But if the ability to beatbox well commands respect, the ability to do so at a virtuosic level commands something more along the lines of disbelief and can give rise to suspicion that the beatboxer has crossed the line into mere gimmickry. Kid Beyond goes one step further than virtuosity, not only creating beats and sounds that seem humanly impossible, but looping and layering them with his sung vocals and thereby creating complete musical compositions. If he could beatbox in a manner that would have you disbelieving your ears, that would be interesting for about three minutes. But because he invests his amazing skills in the creation of fully realized music, the result is music that is interesting in and of itself, regardless of how it was made. Kid Beyond's debut release is an eight-track EP containing three original compositions, a jaw-dropping arrangement of Portishead's "Wandering Star," and four remixes, all of which are fun enough but (ironically) none of which is as interesting as the original on which it's based. Highlights include the frenetically jungly "Mothership" and the more meditative and dreamy "Deep Inside." There's a deeply human sweetness to Kid Beyond's attitude, yet another aspect of his art that tends to set him apart from the hip-hop mainstream. The full-length follow-up can't come soon enough.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 11 Jan 2009, 00:34
New Franz Ferdinand leaked:
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Bleugh link doesn't work.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: RedLion on 11 Jan 2009, 03:46
I listened to it and at first nearly vomited from the blatant Springsteen vocal rip.  I soon got over it for the same reason you sited above.

I've heard all the Springsteen comparisons, but I'm not one to notice them.  Mostly because I have never had the chance to listen to him.  I wouldn't know where to start, really.

You can't go wrong with Born to Run. The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle is a good starting point, too. After that, his work got a lot more brooding and serious. Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Nebraska are all excellent, but they're dark, dark albums.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pentaen on 11 Jan 2009, 10:14
A friend of mine's older brother sythpop band. It's like teenie bopper tracks high on crack rock candy.

http://www.med!afire.com/download.php?d1zj5qynoyd (http://www.med!afire.com/download.php?d1zj5qynoyd)

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Post by: pat101 on 11 Jan 2009, 10:41
Panthu Du Prince - Diamond Daze (2004)

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When Hendrik Weber isn't playing bass for Stella or making tracks as Gluhen4 or Panthel, he's producing haunted microhouse as Pantha du Prince. This is Weber's first album under the alias, following a 12" from 2002. The reasons why he's on Lawrence and Turner's Dial label are made apparent right off the bat. Not unlike Lawrence or Carsten Jost, Weber's tracks are equally fit for the club and as a companion for staring out of your bedroom window on a lonely overcast day. Cavernous 4/4 rhythms are joined by downcast elements — subtle clicks and pops, gentle swarms of synthetic strings, snow-blind keyboards, dulled-out chimes. Weber's own infatuation with '80s miserablists is often in effect; while Lawrence has swiped Morrissey lyrics for track titles, Weber either approximates or lifts the sounds of the frostbitten guitars from early Cocteau Twins and Cure records. "Eisregen" twinkles darkly, while "Circle Glider" — its frantic palsy coming off like a missing track from Herbert's Globus Mix, Vol. 5: Letsallmakemistakes mix — opens and closes with samples from the Chills' fatalist classic "Pink Frost." The concluding "Glycerine," cloaked in midnight fog, is the eeriest of all, with panning ripples inducing further turbulence. A deep male voice intones like it's spinning a ghost story: "So we went down that way to the castle/Everything was...foggy." If it hadn't already been made readily apparent, Dial has positioned itself as the premier goth (not Goth) label. This album challenges Lawrence's The Absence of Blight as the label's best to date.

Black Tambourine - The Complete Recordings (1999)

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Black Tambourine was one of the first (and finest) bands to grace the Slumberland catalog -- the label's reissue of their work collects all of the material from the short string of singles they released before moving on to other projects. Slumberland's decision to collect and reissue the material is commendable -- Black Tambourine's work can truly be described as seminal, not only because the band's members moved on to such excellent projects (Archie Moore and Brian Nelson to Velocity Girl, and Pam Berry to the Glo-Worms and the Castaway Stones), but also because the band's sound practically defines the state of indie rock in the early '90s, when many American bands were looking to Britain's shoegazing trend for inspiration. As one might expect, Black Tambourine's noisy guitars and ethereal female vocals tend to sound like a more conventionally indie pop-based warm-up to the blissful noise of Velocity Girl's Copacetic -- in fact, the material on Complete Recordings frequently surpasses Copacetic, with its shambling and C-86 influences lending it a purity and indie charm that was traded for focus and complexity at the onset of Velocity Girl's career. The album also serves as a time capsule for the indie-pop culture of its contemporaries -- there's the inordinate number of songs about crushes, songs about crushes on Stephen Pastel ("Throw Aggi from the Bridge"), a high level of attention to British music, and all of the other indie-pop hallmarks that spread during the '90s (as typified by some wonderfully nostalgic liner notes). It's doubtful that too many of the bands that followed in this vein drew their inspiration specifically from Black Tambourine, but there's still a heavy debt owed to them, and Slumberland's reissue of Complete Recordings is an excellent way to pay it.






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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 11 Jan 2009, 12:41
I've heard all the Springsteen comparisons, but I'm not one to notice them.  Mostly because I have never had the chance to listen to him.  I wouldn't know where to start, really.

You can't go wrong with Born to Run. The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle is a good starting point, too. After that, his work got a lot more brooding and serious. Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Nebraska are all excellent, but they're dark, dark albums.
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I would say Greetings From Asbury Park is my favorite at this moment and time, and it's pretty upbeat as well.  Nebraska is a monumental work and a pretty unique album in the Springsteen catalogue.  
If I understood anything about this mediaf!re uploading business I would potentially upload them.  Maybe that could be a motivator to start contributing to this thread.

edit: I got beaten to the punch!  Thanks, though, for the uploads!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 11 Jan 2009, 16:49
(Lots of The Boss.)

I may have fallen in love.
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Post by: memann on 11 Jan 2009, 17:41
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4. Love Athena - The Olivia Tremor Control
5. NYC 25 - The Olivia Tremor Control
6. The Afternoon - The Apples in Stereo
7. Snorkel - The Gerbils
8. Lead - The Gerbils
9. Spiral Stairs - Elf Power
10. Old Familiar Scene - Elf Power
11. Karaoke Free - Pipes You See, Pipes You Don't
12. I Have Been Floated - The Olivia Tremor Control
13. (Filmstrip Intermission)
14. Kolyada #2 - Julian Koster
15. No Growing - The Olivia Tremor Control
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17 . Devils - 63 Crayons
18. Back to the Web - Elf Power
19. The Arrow Flies - Elf Power
20. Songs for Oceans Falling - The Music Tapes
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22. Cynicism - Nana Grizol
23. Ginsberg - Nana Grizol
24. Two Skies - The Gerbils
25. My Honor - The Gerbils
26. Mister Henry - Pipes You See, Pipes You Don't
27. Solid Forms Dissolve - Circulatory System
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30. Sunshine Fix - The Olivia Tremor Control
31. The Fool - Neutral Milk hotel
32. Life Forms (Transmission Received) - Major Organ and the Adding Machine
33. Everything You Ever Hoped or Worked For - Nana Grizol
34. Blackbox (Constellations) - Nana Grizol
35. Glue - The Gerbils
36. The Opera House - The Olivia Tremor Control
37. Skyway - The Apples in Stereo
38. Neon Globe - The Olivia Tremor Control
39. Manifest Destiny - The Music Tapes
40. Forever - Circulatory System
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 11 Jan 2009, 18:43
Holy crap that Gaslight Anthem album is good.  The music is great, and the lyrics are right down Springsteen's alley.  The vocals reminded me of if Brandon Flowers Springsteen impersonation was good and mixed a little with non-raspy Tom Gabel vocals.  Or "Hungry Heart" type Springsteen.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 11 Jan 2009, 22:20
re-upped by request

Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends


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anybody else having problems with part one of this? I tried it twice, wouldn't open. Part 2 seemed fine though.

Oh yeah, thanks for more Causa Sui, and the rest of that stuff onewheelwizard. I'm diggin it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: minus_the_david on 11 Jan 2009, 22:34
so i don't know if this is considered a request or not, but back on page 38, some one had posted some CCR albums, Bayou country, Wily and Poor Boys, and Cosmo's Factory. i tried to download them, and thanks to sendspace, it wouldn't le me. so is there a way to re-up them? cause i would love to have them as well...hopefully this is not a request, just a re-up plead!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: blashco on 12 Jan 2009, 01:37
This is a really really embarrassing question, but it is for a girl (uhoh)

I accidently let my girlfriend know that I sometimes posess the ability to obtain albums before they are released (did it with coldplay, shins, etc etc)

Now she thinks that there is some magical site where all albums are available.

Anyway... here it goes...




Does anybody know anywhere I can get the new The Fray album.




Ugh, I can't believe I am asking you guys this.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 12 Jan 2009, 06:07
Ben you beat me!  I was gonna put up a Springsteen mega-post too.

FYOI: for those of you just getting into the Boss, after Tunnel of Love his albums sort of started sucking.  There were some decent singles, but that's about it.  The Rising is absolutely worth having, however.  Magic was hit or miss, and he has a new album out in like two weeks.

If I have time I'll get to the rest of his stuff this afternoon, unless someone else beats me to it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2009, 10:25
The Elephant 6 Orchestra Live at Chicago Oct. 21 2008
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: snakes on 12 Jan 2009, 10:34
Hey, what is the deal with the
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Timeless classics:

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BlahBlah on 12 Jan 2009, 10:42
The e6 concert is taken straight from an NPR recording IIRC.

It's very good.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2009, 11:07
yes. yes, it is.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 12 Jan 2009, 11:43
Jets to Brazil

I'm pretty much gonna let AMG do all the work for me with this post, since they sum up Jets to Brazil's backstory and sound better than I could...

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Consisting of ex-Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, ex-Texas Is the Reason drummer Chris Daly, and ex-Handsome vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Chatelain, Jets to Brazil could be considered an amalgam of their forefathers with a slightly darker and more mature musical perspective. With the 1998 release of their first LP, Orange Rhyming Dictionary, Jets to Brazil took the expectations of their peers and turned them on their heads, surprising most with their breed of music that is fresh and excitingly powerful. As the bandmembers continue to move away from their namesakes and become more comfortable with their expanding sound, the world could see something quite intriguing evolve. Jets to Brazil followed up with Four Cornered Night in August 2000. Two years later, the band returned with their darkest, most inspirational material to date; Perfecting Loneliness appeared on Jade Tree in October 2002 and reflected mega-tight musicianship from the band.

So, the full discography:

"Orange Rhyming Dictionary" (1998)

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Being one of the more anticipated independent releases of 1998, Orange Rhyming Dictionary combines emo-inflected pop sensibilities with the occasional keyboards. Despite the occasional use of wah-wah pedal guitars in "I Typed for Miles," which sounds almost identical to Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," Jets to Brazil live up to their hype. Most of the songs clock in at an epic length while containing storytelling lyrics with Blake Schwarzenbach's (formerly of Jawbreaker) trademark raspy vocals. Mood swings also accompany the sound of Orange Rhyming Dictionary, which can move from laid-back and gloomy too upbeat and not as gloomy, all in a good sort of way though. Definitely recommended.



"Four Cornered Night" (2000)

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Leaving his punk roots completely behind him, Blake Schwarzenbach, former singer/guitarist for Jawbreaker, plays it very sweet on Four Cornered Night, the second record from his slightly arty indie rock project Jets to Brazil. His songs have always been melodramatic, even Jawbreaker's most fiery, emo-punk classics like "Chesterfield Kings" or "I Want You." But with Four Cornered Night, he indulges in the sort of over-the-top sentimentality that is more reminiscent of a lengthy novel by Proust than anything you'd expect from a rock band. But these ballads do rock at a lazy pace, and while "All Things Good and Nice" is too sappy and self-centered, other numbers like "In the Summer When You Really Know" and "Pale New Dawn" are lovely, heartfelt beauties and among the best tunes Schwarzenbach has ever penned. With Four Cornered Night, it is obvious that Schwarzenbach is making exactly the sort of record he wants, and though his old punk fan base has long since fled, indie kids go bonkers over his more sensitive side, as they should.



"Perfecting Loneliness" (2002)

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Perfecting Loneliness finds Jets to Brazil continuing their trajectory from Jawbreaker to Orange Rhyming Dictionary to Four Cornered Night. With this outing, the band develops their folk-pop repertoire via a set of summer-tinged, bittersweet memories. With deeper instrumentation, undone piano melodies, and larger-than-life orchestration, Schwarzenbach and company manage to turn intimate observations into moments of transcendent grandeur — and while the album might not sound exactly like Nick Drake, the effect is the same. It's an emotional journey for sure, as songs like "Psalm" drift into the territory reserved for the likes of James Taylor. But Jets to Brazil maintains just enough rock crunch to keep the album driving. It's not all gloomy and glum — "Autumn Walker" and "William Tell Override" still seethe with the punk-pop power of Hüsker Dü and Sugar and a relentlessly optimistic groove. But the final song, "Rocket Boy," is the most ambitious, and it will leave listeners welling up with nostalgia and yearning.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 12 Jan 2009, 11:45
The E6 live recording doesn't sound very good through my crappy speakers :(

I am just going to listen to some Major Organ and sulk.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ellis on 12 Jan 2009, 12:43
Oooooo...I lost most of my Jets to Brazil a while ago and have been missing it a little.  Thanks a ton! 
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 12 Jan 2009, 13:09
The Elephant 6 Orchestra Live at Chicago Oct. 21 2008

Whoever you are, I love you.

EDIT: Except the songs aren't tagged properly.  Oh well, better than nothing.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Genbot2500 on 12 Jan 2009, 13:22
The branflakes - Bubbles

Incredibly upbeat electronic, usually mixed using spoken word or audio books. I think you can find their albums for free on the internet, but alright then.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 12 Jan 2009, 14:02
I *love* Bonnie 'Prince' Billy now.  Thank you introducing me to this loveliness.



howsabout 3 Brett Dennen Albums.
http://www.last.fm/music/Brett+Dennen

Brett Dennen - Brett Dennen
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Brett Dennen - So Much More
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Brett Dennen - Hope for the Hopeless
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2009, 14:18
I am just going to listen to some Major Organ and sulk.

impossible!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 12 Jan 2009, 14:32
JAWBREAKER

Unfun

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Jawbreaker could be easily described as a pop-punk band with more of a dark side. Not that this isn't true, but it just wouldn't do this trio any justice to their poetic lyrics and complex song structures. With Unfun, a very influential record way ahead of its time, they make a name for themselves -- not as your run-of-the-mill punk band with a verse-chorus-verse style, but rather as a band that provides fitting background to the personal side that they're not afraid to show. For example, take one of the more energetic songs on the album, "Busy," in which the person offers a helping hand to a friend on the verge of mental collapse ("When nothing seems to be quite worth it and sleep becomes the only sure thing/I'm here to help you out of it/Come and see me for a lift"). But two tracks later, self-doubt and guilt are present in "Wound": "Feel my burning rash/Old scabs on my back/Deep red welts from hating myself/I was once, once so strong." Quite an emotional roller coaster, but at the same time it gives Unfun its edge and originality.



Bivouac

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Listening to Jawbreaker is likely to get you thinking about countless other grunge/thrash pop bands, from Nirvana to Sugar to Helmet. That shouldn't scare you away from Bivouac...Guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach is a ferocious string mauler who adds deft twists and turns to his ultra-loud rush of chords, vocalizing in a scream/sing/shout manner...Bivouac is for the most part a faster and louder proposition defined by speedy guitar raunch and smart (smartalecky?) songwriting. "Chesterfield King" is a wonderful boy-meets-girl story rife with understated awkwardness and sexual tentativeness, while "Tour Song" succinctly and accurately sums up the pros and cons of gigging...



24 Hour Revenge Therapy

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More trials and tribulations than an average episode of Melrose Place, Jawbreaker continues to explore their personal struggles on their third album, fittingly titled 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Continuing on the Jawbreaker tradition of poetic lyrics that provide a mental image to each song, the band deals with their endeavors through music instead of wallowing in them, making this record not entirely bleak. "Do You Still Hate Me," for example, has the persona dishing out the friction of a relationship gone sour through talking to the person in question: "I wrote you a letter/I heard it upset you/How can I do this better/We're getting older/But we're acting younger." Being critiqued and ostracized from their scene during the height of their popularity was another headache singer/songwriter Blake Schwarzenbach dealt with around the time this album was released (their previous album, Bivouac, provided them with a huge cult following). This no doubt inspired the song "Indictment," which talks about not caring what anyone thinks of their songwriting ("I just wrote the dumbest song/It's going to be a singalong/Our enemies will laugh and be pointing/It wont bother me, what the thoughtless are thinking"). Providing the perfect flow of temperamental pop to go along with these stories is proof enough that 24 Hour Revenge Therapy is the pivot of Jawbreaker's creative output.



Dear You

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1995's Dear You finds Jawbreaker cleaning up and streamlining their punk-pop sound and coming up with a sleek, slick punk-grunge classic that relies as much on clever songwriting and restrained emotions as it does on the group's trademarked high-energy attack. From the opening chords of the anthemic "Save Your Generation," Blake Schwarzenbach's vocals are the star. He was coming off of throat surgery that robbed him of a lot of his vocal power but gave him a smoky intimate sound that gives the feeling that he is whispering right in your ear. On songs like "I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both" or "Jet Black," he sounds wounded in a way that screaming could never convey. The album is a powerful mix of jumpy punk-pop like "Bad Scene," "Everybody's Fault," "Fireman," and the aching "Chemistry" and mid-tempo tracks like the amazing "Jet Black," "Million," and "Basilica that escapes being tied to the time of grunge-by-the-numbers by being melodic and heartfelt without going over the top, by being just punk enough to be real and just epic enough to rise above the often boringly earnest approach of too many punk bands. Along with Weezer's Blue Album, Dear You is one of the cornerstones upon which emo and late-'90s punk-pop were built. Certainly Jimmy Eat World wore out their copy, as Bleed American sounds like a less produced younger brother, and Dashboard Confessional's whole oeuvre sounds like a lesser version of Dear You's acoustic "Unlisted Track." Depending on how you feel about emo, there is either a lot to blame Jawbreaker for or be thankful for here. Either way, Dear You is one of the best rock records of the '90s and a fitting last testament to a great band.

That's every album except Etc. and Live 4/30/96.  I tried to upload Etc. but it's over 100MB and I don't really have enough time split it up and upload it again.  I don't have the live album.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 12 Jan 2009, 15:13
I am just going to listen to some Major Organ and sulk.

impossible!

I soon found that out! It was never a combination I had tried before.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 12 Jan 2009, 15:28
Number Girl - School Girl Distortional Addict
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I just noticed that this had been posted a little while ago and would like to bring it back to your attention.
Why? This CD is a testament to the Japanese music scene.
Number Girl, a band of the 90's in SGDA, took its influences from quite an array of bands. They drew from Sonic Youth, the Pixies, and Hüsker Dü, among others. (Read: track 2 Pixie Du)
Before I tell you about the other CD's which I've uploaded, I'm going to give credit to Pogotross for uploading this album. It's one of my favorites.

Number Girl - Sappukei
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Number Girl - Num-Heavy Metallic
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Sappukei came after School Girl Distortion Addict, and Num-Heavy Metallic followed Sappukei. All amazing albums in their own right. Then, suddenly, Number Girl split.
From there singer/guitarist Shutoku Mukai went on to form mathy punk band Zazen Boys. Here is their second release.

Zazen Boys - Zazen Boys II
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I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: memann on 12 Jan 2009, 16:23
The Elephant 6 Orchestra Live at Chicago Oct. 21 2008

Whoever you are, I love you.

EDIT: Except the songs aren't tagged properly.  Oh well, better than nothing.


Put them into itunes. The song info is there, I just realized i forgot to name the actual files themselves.
I love you too.

EDIT: Yes it is taken straight from the NPR site, but I separated it into 40 tracks, instead of just one big fucking one.
Heres some background info: (from here:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96105602 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96105602))

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October 27, 2008 -  It was a magical and historic night for indie-rock. For the first time in more than a decade, the founding members of the widely adored and influential Elephant 6 Collective, including Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo) and the famously reclusive Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), took the stage together for a sprawling live performance. The group, which featured 15 artists from 10 different bands, served up more than three hours of joyous, psych-tinged singalongs under the glow of the rainbow-colored lights at Chicago's Bottom Lounge on Oct. 21, 2008.
The Elephant 6 Collective "is definitely back," tour organizer Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes) said after the show. "Somehow, everything's happening for us now. I don't know why we were ever interrupted, and why all this is happening now. But we're all just so happy. It just seems like a fact now. [Elephant 6] is back."
After forming in the early '90s and releasing a number of acclaimed albums, The Elephant 6 Collective — a large family of likeminded bands — eventually dissolved, as members moved on to other projects or went on indefinite hiatus. Though loose configurations of the group have given a handful of one-off performances since, most recently in 2005, the current tour marks a new beginning.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 12 Jan 2009, 16:40
Oooooo...I lost most of my Jets to Brazil a while ago and have been missing it a little.  Thanks a ton! 

no probs man.  i've added the link for Orange Rhyming Dictionary back in that post.  whatever was wrong with mediaf!re seems to have been fixed  :-)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 12 Jan 2009, 17:43
I have heard a rumor that new Asobi Seksu is out....can anyone confirm this? or is this just another person who found an album that has been out for a long tim?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2009, 17:48
i can confirm that. i haven't listened to it but i saw a couple links for it somewhere.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 12 Jan 2009, 17:54
Dam well you should let me and all these other fine people know were these links might be...because i would sure like to hear it
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 12 Jan 2009, 17:55
By any chance is it called....... Hush?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 12 Jan 2009, 18:03
sordomusic.com
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 12 Jan 2009, 18:08
There, that Jawbreaker is finally up.  I really hope Blake puts something out with The Thorns of Life.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 12 Jan 2009, 18:17
Asobi Seksu-Hush

http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?mulziomkwnv

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 12 Jan 2009, 21:11
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mcmjzjndd4o

Frightened Rabbit-Sing The Greys

Sing the Greys is Frightened Rabbit's first full-length album.
They are a Scottish Folk Rock band.
They are just good and that's all you need to know.
I will post their latest album very shortly.

I'm new to this tell me what I did wrong because I know something isn't right.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: memann on 12 Jan 2009, 21:16
Asobi Seksu-Hush

http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?mulziomkwnv


Either this is down, or med!afire stopped making me happy.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 12 Jan 2009, 21:24
i just tried it and it is def not down
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: blashco on 12 Jan 2009, 21:26
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mcmjzjndd4o

Frightened Rabbit-Sing The Greys

Sing the Greys is Frightened Rabbit's first full-length album.
They are a Scottish Folk Rock band.
They are just good and that's all you need to know.
I will post their latest album very shortly.

I'm new to this tell me what I did wrong because I know something isn't right.

Their new album is better.

Put the link in a text field next time.  (it is the button that looks like a pound

Thanks, a great addition.  I love Frightened Rabbit.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 12 Jan 2009, 21:30
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Frightened Rabbit-The Midnight Organ Fight.
GET IT. Trust me on this one.

Yeah this album is much much better.
I just discovered their older one earlier this morning so I uploaded that one first.
Thanks for the pound sign tip, I was boggled on what I was supposed to do.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Moose on 12 Jan 2009, 22:50
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009)

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This was leaked yesterday, amazing album, EVERYONE should download this and buy the album when it comes out in March.

For those of you who don't know, Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson (half of The Knife) new solo project

More stuff, including the video for the single 'If I had a Heart' here - www.feverray.com

{sorry about the file being on Megaupload, Mediafire is down for another couple hours}

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: memann on 12 Jan 2009, 22:55
Fuck Buttons remix of Fever Ray's 'If I had a Heart' (just an mp3 stream, don't get your hopes up):
http://stereogum.com/archives/new-fever-ray-if-i-had-a-heart-fuck-buttons-remix-stereogum-premiere_044931.html (http://stereogum.com/archives/new-fever-ray-if-i-had-a-heart-fuck-buttons-remix-stereogum-premiere_044931.html)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Moose on 12 Jan 2009, 23:00
What do you mean 'don't get your hopes up'?

Never mind the remix, the entire album is up there^^  :-D
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 13 Jan 2009, 08:06
That Fever Ray album is all kinds of awesome.

Here's another leak:

Handsome Furs - Face Control

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Note: for whatever reason the leaked copy is missing track 10
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Post by: Bowers on 13 Jan 2009, 09:52
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009)

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Any chance you could put this on medaf!re?
Megaupload is doesn't seem to be working and I'm super excited to listen to this :(
Thanks
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 13 Jan 2009, 11:14
Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009)
Any chance you could put this on medaf!re?
Megaupload is doesn't seem to be working and I'm super excited to listen to this :(
Thanks
Here ya go:

(it's 320 kbps and the files are just a little over 100 MB, so I had to split it into two)

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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 13 Jan 2009, 11:24
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Led Zeppelin-Presence
Another Musical Sacrifice to the Forum Gods.

The 76' album.
Amazing. Amazinng.
It's Zeppelin come on??
I didn't really see much of them on here so I will also be posting Early Days and Latter Days.
If someone could please tell me how to put Album covers on here as well, I'd appreciate it.

Here is Early Days and Latter Days.
If you need information about it, I'm just going to say take the 0.2 seconds and google that shit.
OR take the download and understand the album titles, If you're a zeppelin fan you'll get it.
Early Days-
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 13 Jan 2009, 12:29
Death Cab For Cutie
The Photo Album
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=7e9d47b3a7647737d2db6fb9a8902bdaSeveral Pages back someone posted SomethingAboutAirplanes, saying it was the only dcfc album anyone needed to know.
While it IS in fact an excellent album, It is not the only "need to know" album.
They have many great albums. Although I cannot feel their newest album, there are a few really good songs but that's all.
This is their third album.
This is a piece of a review by Pitchfork:
Ben Gibbard has attempted to capture in his lyrics the verbal equivalent of amateur photography.
That's not to say there's anything amateur about the poetry in his lyrics-- quite the contrary, in fact-- but he captures those same little secondary emotions of the moment that cameras capture so well. Add to this the fact that every song here contains at least one vividly rendered image in its lyrics, and The Photo Album, rotten pun aside, seems a fairly appropriate title.
I don't know, it's really good and is one of my favorite dcfc albums. If you don't like it, simply, someone else will.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 13 Jan 2009, 12:35
New coconut records out...anyone find it? It's called Davy
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 13 Jan 2009, 13:25
New coconut records out...anyone find it? It's called Davy
It's on Sordo
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 13 Jan 2009, 13:50
One more fantastic heavy-psych/post-stoner album for you guys ...

My Sleeping Karma - Satya

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Best comparisons are to Ahkmed, Colour Haze, Thumlock, SubArachnoid Space, and other bands that subscribe to that brand of epic journeying through soundscapes of soaring fuzzed-out majesty.  Beautiful stuff.  I put up their debut self-titled a while back, if anyone missed it and would like it just give a holler.

Link fixed!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 13 Jan 2009, 14:47
Wasn't really a request more like did anyone run over it...all i was looking for was a "yes it's out there". I could of found it on my own.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 13 Jan 2009, 15:47
The obvious followup: why didn't you, and then post it here if you wanted people to know about it?

I think "Posts: 7" might have something to do with it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 13 Jan 2009, 16:31
Alright man your right...you win....
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 13 Jan 2009, 16:35
My sister demanded new music, so I figured I could spread the wealth. Some of this is good/neat!


!!! - Myth Takes
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Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?25zjlzjrznnI do not own any other Architecture In Helsinki albums. This one is fun though.

Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?jkmueyjyywfAbout as close as I could ever possibly get to country music.

Explosions In The Sky - How Strange, Innocence
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Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
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Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
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Justice - Cross
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?miyvz3q4zolBEEP BLEEP BLOOP.

Minos El Oso - Interpretaciones Del Oso
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Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
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Mogwai - Mr. Beast
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?rmm2gbninzyOh man this is so good.
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Post by: Melodic on 13 Jan 2009, 16:36
Mogwai - Young Team
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?z4dmnzymdmgI guess Mogwai hated this album but nobody else does.

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mmzzev0xm4wSO GOOD.

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy Appendix
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Orba Squara - Sunshyness
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?4zymglj04jgReally light, fluffy, summer's-eve bedtime music. Pretty much every song is in a commercial somewhere.

Radiohead - Amnesiac
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Radiohead - In Rainbows
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Radiohead - Kid A
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?tjwmzg2myymUh huh.

Radiohead - OK Computer
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?woqt2qzjqvvThis is the best one.

Sigur Rós - Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zfem4mgezowReally beautiful music. The opening track is so uplifting.

Sigur Rós - Takk...
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?qyzyex4ioa0Beautiful, but less focused, music. Fewer strings, too.
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Post by: Melodic on 13 Jan 2009, 16:37
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mnzbqhyznz0Really different from Funeral. Quiet and somber.

The New Pornographers - Challengers
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TV On The Radio - Dear Science
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?gxvmxytvtxqWay better than any other thing.

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?h2y3jd5ntjzNot as good as the original, but it has "The Grey Estates" so it makes up for things.

You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ykomd3mlcymThe lead singer is really cute I swear!
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Post by: Dimmukane on 13 Jan 2009, 16:40
Man, I appreciate the megaposts that everyone's been making, but it's getting kind of hard to keep up.  I come home from work and find 10 albums, and nowhere near enough time to listen to them all.

What I'm saying is keep doing it because summer happens 25% of the year.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 13 Jan 2009, 16:46
Bit of a random mixed-bag here.  First of all, to (almost) complete the Jawbreaker discography that Cire27 posted above, here's...

Jawbreaker - "Etc." (2002)

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Basically, all of their b-sides, compilations appearances, covers, and outtakes.  Consistently high in quality, both in terms of songwriting and recording quality, and it contains arguably their best song, "Kiss the Bottle."  Also, although I can't help with the live album, I do have a pretty good bootleg, apparently recorded live at CBGB, just before the release of "24 Hour Revenge Therapy:"

Jawbreaker - "Live at CBGB" (1992/1993 ??)

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No Trigger - "Canyoneer" (2006)

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Pretty much the best melodic hardcore album I've heard in the last five years.  If you like Rise Against's earlier stuff, Strike Anywhere, A Wilhelm Scream, or anything in a similar vein, you need to hear this.



A - "A Vs. Monkey Kong" (1999)

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Hard to believe this is ten years old already.  Real upbeat pop-punk/pop-rock from the UK with quite aggressive yet high-pitched vocals, synths, and some of the catchiest melodies ever.  If lines like "The old folks are losers, they can't work computers" doesn't even raise a slight smile, then you're probably dead inside.



Drive Like Jehu - "Yank Crime" & "Bullet Train to Vegas EP" (1994) & (1992)

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Post-hardcore/math-rock/punk'n'roll/whatever CLASSIC.  Sounds like a mountain crashing down the side of a mountain, crashing down the side of an even bigger mountain.  On fire.  In space.  While screwing your mother.



Lights Out Asia - "Eyes Like Brontide" (2008)

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Atmospheric post-rock, some of the best I've heard in ages, with an almost poppy sense of melody in places.
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jan 2009, 17:23
Just recommended this in another thread so thought i'd post it here for everyone else.

Dananananaykroyd - Sissy Hits EP

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Dananananaykroyd were due to release their debut mini-album in early March. This has been scuppered by, apparently, a lack of money at Jealous Records. Seeing as this only happened a few days ago, it seems a little premature to be begging the band to hear it and writing a glowing review because you're scared that no labels will go after it and give it the release it deserves. But here we are.

Sissy Hits could be a very important recording, and not just for Dananananaykroyd. So concentrated and consistent is its brilliance that you wonder whether they'd be able to keep it up for a whole LP… but we don't have to think about that until it happens. Even if they did bugger it all up on a full-length release, we'd all still have this work to appreciate. Their clarity of musical expression is blinding, but with intricacies that suggest something far cleverer. This doesn't mean the whole changing time signatures instrumental wizardry thing, nor does it mean the whole lyrical-constructs-beyond-comprehension thing either. What it does mean is utterly delirious, insane fun with subtle touches in each corner to elevate these already-brilliant songs to a territory clearly marked 'genius'. This territory is located between other territories clearly marked 'stupidity' and 'ecstasy', obviously. Those are good too.

'The Greater Than Symbol And The Hash' takes delight in its struggle, the initial double-drummer marching insistency finally giving way to a demented acceleration and the kind of squealing guitars we haven't seen this convincingly since Siamese Dream. Vocalist Calum S. Gunn barks amiably about musical terminology ("dotted lines mean that you repeat it!") over a particularly tight din, and the overall effect is simple exhilaration. But the struggle,_ the struggle. Things reach optimum velocity, those squealing guitars are held, built, bred with so much percussion and finally released. Things are, you feel, stretched as far as they might go. But the struggle continues. A solemn hi-hat beats four and we're dragged by the teeth through a deformed version of earlier themes while Gunn's head explodes. Finally, _finally we can see the end in sight when the toms are beaten, oarsman-style, slower and slower and slower and slower and slower, accentuating the off-beats, until we're completely fucking dead.

That's the first song done.

Ha! Obviously it can't continue at such bollocking ferocity, and we kind of calm down after that. The light pomp of the verses in 'One After One' is a daintily perfect antidote to the grungy chorus and chant of "WE ARE THE PARTY!", for example (I think that's what they're shouting). Then we begin to realise all that stuff about these being astonishingly catchy pop songs. 'Cleaning Each Other' has a particularly righteous guitar-harmony-led chorus that, for all the world, is better than any of Thin Lizzy's. Similarly, '1993' is the right side of funky to retain its rock credentials in some completely, idiotically, carelessly colossal riffs. Another epic in the vein of the opening 'The Greater Than Symbol…', this closer (effectively, seeing as the last track is less than a minute's doodling) shows ample evidence that this band could survive on its melodies and nothing else. David Roy's carefully widdled guitar lines during the second section are beautifully played, and flanked by dinky xylophone and vocal scales. Then it blows your brains off again for a few seconds. After that, the final doodle, 'Infinity Milk' stomps around and finishes with wild and hilarious screams. Wicked, thanks. These are the best twenty minutes of music you'll hear all year, probably.

We could carry on and describe the glumly effervescent humour that pervades each track, or the idiosyncratic nods to music theory and tour bus larks, but you can discover those yourself. Treat!

As you, the readers of DiS, are fully aware, comments left after reviews tend to disagree with the review more often than they agree with it (that might just be mine). So, conversely, I'm personally appealing to anyone who may disagree with this review and asking them not to comment. If you agree with it (even if only partly) then leave a comment saying that you think Dananananaykroyd deserve a record deal and lots of money so they can take over the world in the most rocktageous way imaginable. It'll be right good.

    * Dananananaykroyd 10 / 10

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Post by: snakes on 13 Jan 2009, 17:50
I saw that Wes Anderson's soundtracks were posted, so I decided to upload Seu Jorge's full album of Bowie tracks recorded for Life Aquatic.

Seu Jorge - Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
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Here are some other things:

Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts
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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
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The Word - The Word
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Totally fucking sweet could-be-confused-with-a-jam-band album, but don't let the jam-band thing put you off if that's not your cup of tea. All the musicians are excellent, and it's apparently a gospel album, which guides it in the direction of being a very cool groovy, bluesy affair. Highly recommended.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 13 Jan 2009, 18:28
 :-o LOTS of good stuff got put up. My ears will be bleeding for ages.
I want to thank the person who put up the Modest Mouse album,
someone stole my copy out of my car a while ago and I never bothered to get it back.
Here,
Modest Mouse Everywhere and His Nasty Parlor Tricks.
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?zjgymzmdnyjThe Lonesome Crowded West
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?j2jgogzzziyThe Moon and Antarctica
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?23khxm1cnzlThree of my favorite MM albums, if you don't have them, get them. If you do then keep on looking dowwnn.
If anyone wants, I know someone does, I can put up basically all of Bright Eyes albums??
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Post by: Jughead5267 on 13 Jan 2009, 19:41
New M. Ward album, courtesy of Sordo

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M. Ward - Hold Time
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Oh, and go ahead with the Bright Eyes. And in the future, up whatever you'd like, if nobody likes it, oh well, you tried
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jan 2009, 20:20
Indie band from Leeds, England currently on indefinite hiatus.

¡Forward, Russia! - Give Me A Wall

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¡Forward, Russia! - Life Processes

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Despite being a cliché of the laziest type, the idea of the ‘difficult’ second album is one that has endured simply because so many bands seem to be unable to avoid falling into its trap. Leeds’ ¡Forward Russia! launched themselves into so many people’s hearts two years ago with Give Me A Wall, an album so tightly coiled that every one of its enigmatic songs seemed to be bursting under the force of its own tension. It was a collection of songs defined by the whip-crack of drummer Katie’s snare and hi-hat, which meant that while it was instantly recognisable as part of the post-DFA dance/punk buzz it stood out enough for it to be a still-stunning work that can justifiably be called of the best debuts of the century so far.

And Life Processes is by no means a sequel; it feels more like the work of an entirely different band. Where …Wall was concise and focussed this sprawls and swirls, with a new label (Cooking Vinyl) signifying their break with the past in the form of no longer working as closely with Dance To The Radio. Sod Joe’s Well, this is a record pitched at Brixton Academy: every note drips with a laudable ambition and vision that is lacking in so many bands around nowadays who simply want to retread some half-arsed scene or exist in a lineage that immediately bestows upon them some kind of credibility. And while ¡FR! aren’t wholly successful – Life Processes is flawed, but agreeably so – at least they’re trying ridiculously hard.

First, the bad news. ‘We Are Grey Matter’ is symptomatic of the album as a whole, anchored as it is by a horribly tacky synth line and a mawkish “Call… response!” lyric that is so poorly executed it’s impossible not to question what they were thinking. Despite the song soon progressing beyond the aberrant opening into something recognisably ¡FR! (riffs that slice over one another in rigid straight lines, Tom’s histrionic, earnest vocals, a real punchy energy), it’s not until ‘A Prospector Can Dream’ that the album starts to fall into place. But even this is handicapped by the lyric “Did you ever study the Israelites? / They made a new life for themselves with such a peculiar change” – is anyone really going to be able to reply in the affirmative? Again, it’s hugely impressive that they’re trying to hard to gain such an epic scope in their music when, arguably, no one would have expected them to move in such a direction, but they fall short of unequivocal success. And ‘Fosbury In Discontent’ is a fine attempt at real emotional nakedness, populated by just Tom and an airy piano that does battle with the singer for domination of the upper register, but has none of the raw power or rawness you’d expect from such a stripped-back song.

But while it undeniably takes a few listens before everything clicks into place (first-time ¡FR! listeners will be able to approach the album quicker – fewer expectations, y’see), it’s the most outwardly inaccessible song that proves the real gem of the album. ‘Spanish Triangles’ has already been unveiled – all nine minutes of it – but it demonstrates a stunning calmness and fluidity. It builds slowly, powerfully but effortlessly, growing organically into itself. It’s worth noting that ‘Gravity & Heat’, for example, is almost three minutes shorter but feels much longer – ‘Spanish Triangles’ is the real culmination of their work post-…Wall and stands as the impressive, brilliant centrepiece. And ‘Don’t Reinvent What You Don’t Understand’, one of the shortest songs on the album, managed to move from one-two dance-punk to something undeniably epic, helped no end by Whiskas’ chiming guitars that seem air-lifted in direct from Explosions In The Sky’s Those Who Tell The Truth… era. And ‘Some Buildings’ is a three-minute lament stretched gloriously out for almost seven minutes, again given the chance to breath and mutate on its own. It doesn’t cut right to the feet like their earlier material but instead takes up residence in the gut, and by the third time you hear it all doubts will be blown away.

So it’s a second album, and it’s certainly difficult. But it’s also an album peppered by moments of brilliance and not held back by its few brave failures and one that no one can have reasonably expected the talented quartet to have come up with. It’s not the instant adrenal injection some were hoping for, but it is certainly more than worth your time.

    * ¡Forward Russia! 8 / 10

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Post by: marktwainaster on 13 Jan 2009, 21:01
Here's the new Coconut Records
   

 http://rapidshare.com/files/182997131/CoREDa_Vic.zip
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 13 Jan 2009, 21:35
Thanks, I think it's already up though, like up above us. haha

anyway BRIGHT EYES! This isn't all of his stuff, It's enough though. I regret not being able to put up Noise Floor, It's too big.
I don't feel like chopping it in half right now, I think it's on Sore-dough.com if you really want it.
A Collection of Songs-
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zay2nfmxkyiBright Eyes and Neva Dinova: One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels EP-
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?hdwnygrgyzmWell that's all the Bright Eyes I have. I have some Conor Oberst solo cd but I think I got it from here.
 
Oh man, Thank you sooo much for the new M. Ward.
You're the man, I've been looking for more of his albums I think I have 4,now 5, but I can't find anymore.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jan 2009, 01:21
Hella Mogwais

Noooooo Mediafire is down right now why must I be taunted like this

(thanks though Melodic)
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Post by: Melodic on 14 Jan 2009, 08:54
What the hell MediaFire he is trying to music.

(no problem though dude)
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Post by: pat101 on 14 Jan 2009, 10:23

Radiohead - Kid A
THIS is the best one :wink:

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Jan 2009, 15:40
So, um, anyone here like smoking weed?  Because this post is about music that is really good to smoke weed to.  I mean, like, really, really good.

Ott - Skylon

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And where do we find The Ott (yes, this is the only name he provides; them studio techies love their pseudonyms) in this year of 2008? Not moving that far, to be honest. Much of his psy-dub execution remains unchanged, within his sonic scope and the genre as a whole; anyone who’s had a passing familiarity with this kind of music since even the Megadog era won’t find much innovation. Reggae rhythms, trippy atmospherics, cultural-fusion, ethnic samples... stop me if you have heard this before.

What Skylon lacks in inventiveness, however, Ott more than makes up for in musicianship. Mellow melodic moments that move the mind and soul? Yep. Catchy chants that hook into your mind? You bet. Intriguing effects-play that tickle the ol’ psyche in imaginative ways? Ya’ guy. Beats and bass giving your feet a case of the funky shuffles? F’sure. There may not be many songs offered on this album, but each one delivers in a way that is quite satisfying as the CD plays through.

In case that broad stroke of a description isn’t incentive enough for you to check Skylon out, here are some highlights to pique your curiosity further: The Queen Of All Everything, after lazily cruising along with melody, hits a lovely little synth climax -not to be outdone, dub-cut Signals From Bob pulls the same, with results that are thrilling for the ears; Daisies And Rubies is quite the free-flowing bit of spacey dub, with musical indulgences to spare -but the theremin towards the end is a delight to hear; if Ott was ever given the opportunity to cross over, the bhangra-influenced Rogue Bagel proves he definitely has the chops to pull it off; just as potent a dancefloor weapon is Roflcopter, where dubby breaks, cheeky samples, and trippy effects make this track a potent weapon for those outdoor parties.

Lowlights, then? None, really. About the only fault one could be nitpicky about is sometimes Ott’s production can come across as too polished. While it never seems as though he’s unintentionally stripped the soul of his music in the way other studio-obsessives have, nor does Skylon really have any of those pure unpredictable psychedelic moments that some of the best psy-dub albums of the past contain.

Of course, there’s also the argument this isn’t the kind of music that everyone will enjoy, but if psy-dub isn’t your bag then chances are you haven’t even read this far to begin with. Besides, Ott has managed to produce an album that should be appealing to those looking to get their feet wet. Although long-time connoisseurs of the genre may come away somewhat underwhelmed, Skylon offers more than enough infectious rhythms, pleasing melodies and engaging harmonies to please all parties.

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Qaballah Steppers - Dub In Fusion

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The debut album from this Brooklyn-based dub-and-downtempo collective helped define the architecture of a sound that would come to be uniquely identified with the Brooklyn scene: a dark, slow and almost mystical fusion of dub reggae rhythms, Middle Eastern textures and sophisticated jungle elements, all of it leavened with a sometimes explicit religiosity that teeters between Islam and Rastafarianism. The approprately-titled Dub in Fusion blends all of those different styles and elements quite nicely, though not always completely successfully. "Ancient of Days" takes the ethereal and wordless vocals of Divaship and weaves them through a rich mix of hip-hop beats, North African stringed instrument samples and treated electric bass and guitar; "South Side" features the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System, which appears to be primarily a vehicle for the dubwise junglisms of Dr. Israel. "The Conqueror and the Mute Sea" is a nice piece of dark exotica that would have been much better if Dr. Israel had contributed more than grunts and yelps. The album's only real misstep comes with a contribution from former Last Poet Umar bin Hassan, whose "Trust" consists of 6 minutes of cliches delivered in his typically overwrought and arrhythmic rapping style. Highly recommended overall.

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DJ Wally - The Creepy Crawlies

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From Dusted:
Somewhere between the modern noir that DJ Shadow perfected in the suburbs of San Francisco and the Gallic stonerism of DJ Cam lies New York's DJ Wally, except he's significantly weirder than both and he knows it. He'd like you to know it, too. Compared to other DJs who ooze understated coolness, Wally is an oddball, having worked with David Byrne's misfit Luaka Bop imprint and also collaborated with Luscious Jackson on the Titan A.E. soundtrack (?!). Recognizing this, the idea of his recent signing with a small Belgian label for some reason doesn't seem too strange, nor do the two costumed Children from the Corn on the cover of The Creepy Crawlies, his latest album.

Picking and choosing among his obviously deep collection of vinyl, Wally serves up a huge blend of music slathered on top of straight-ahead hip-hop drum beats. Sometimes the breaks are perky, sometimes they're foreboding, but then sometimes they're just ill. The boundaries for sound sources run as far and wide as reggae, Bill Haley and the Comets and porno orgasms, all fair game for DJ Wally's mixer. Running throughout The Creepy Crawlies are liberally used samples of tight-assed Wonderbreads saying corny things for comedic effect. It's an entertaining smorgasbord, perfectly designed for those who choose to smoke the reefer (one sample on the last cut, entitled "Out There in Dub Minor," features some guy yelling "I'm stooooned!" in case you didn't get it over the previous 11 tracks).

"The Crawlies," the third track, is probably the most exemplary of the album. Warbling strings melt on top of a very thick heard-it-before drum beat and then the whole mix is slashed with a heavy guitar riff until the kitschy Hollywood finale suddenly appears and simmers away. But wait! Those are only the main parts and there are easily half a dozen other minor things going on in the background. You could either take a Ritalin and listen to it again in case you missed something or kick back in preparation for "Walk With Limp," a mellow, psychedelic chunk of Saturday afternoon. Acoustic guitars, dub synths and loopy tracers abound on this one like so many curls of smoke. "Hybrid Sermon" is a good demonstration of DJ Wally's skill at sound manipulation. The opening beat grinds down into nothing and is then followed by more sluggishness. It's ugly and discordant but the humorous payoff comes halfway through the track when, during a momentarily pretty switch, a voice informs the listener "In fact, it's so beautiful, it has many magical powers," presumably referring to the track itself.
DJ Wally's ability to paste together disparate sounds into something clever and new deserves respect but the best aspects of The Creepy Crawlies tend also to be its problems. DJ Wally has a healthy sense of humor and he is too eager to show it off. The many, many ironic soundbites from TV shows and movies become repetitive at times. He also has a good ear for what sounds dope but too soon his attention wanders elsewhere, often leading to inexplicable alterations in his tracks just when a nice groove is being built. Maybe it's all part of having a little short-term memory.

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Broadway Project - In Finite

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Though Dan Berridge is not a hardcore veteran producer, he is quickly becoming one of the most accomplished. As much as there was stylistic improvement from Compassion to The Vessel, so is the improvement from The Vessel to In Finite. Even the most inattentive listener could hear this, as Dan himself said, "It's my 3rd album, but at the same time my first. I've found a sound that I've been looking for." Relevant to this continuing evolution is the complete lack of vocals on this album, instead placing focus solely on aural construction. Far less noticeable sampling takes place here as James White returns from Vessel with several new guest musicians to give BP's chamber cinematics a more visceral, live atmosphere, with less of a static approach to the record pop loops which come standard on almost every Broadway Project track produced.

"Raga" basks in Capitol K's "City" territory with that trip-hop filtered guitar reminiscent of the distorted guitar-like vocal sample from the peak of Blockhead's "Insomniac Olympics," but the advancing aptitude of Berridge's production and white noise/picture show style, obvious and distinct to anyone who hears all three projects, is present throughout. He just keeps getting better. Album highlight "Blood In The Temple" may be the darkest and hardest BP song yet, matching a hard-hitting DJ Shadow growl beat with his own delicate layering of menacing organic sounds. Simply put, In Finite is more intelligent and better mixed/mastered than BP has ever been.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 14 Jan 2009, 17:43
I don't know if this has already been posted. New Matt and Kim.

Matt and Kim - Grand


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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Jan 2009, 18:41
Right, after 3 mediaf!re cock ups time to be indiecredible...

Please don't maim me  :oops:

This band released 1 single and are now defunct.

Elle S'appelle - Full Collection

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Dance indie band from Liverpool, England. Self-described as writers of "Hyperactive Nursery Rhymes". Similarities to Los Campesinos! are well-founded through quick paced guitars and playful synths while lyrics are slightly under par. However, well worth a listen.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: RedLion on 14 Jan 2009, 19:14
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Really different from Funeral. Quiet and somber.

Also really much better than Funeral!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 14 Jan 2009, 19:18
Yeah Neon Bible is really good.

More MM. The two crucial ones, Building Nothing out of something and Long Drive, I couldn't upload.
When a file is too big for mediaf!re do you guys just seperate the file into two and upload them separately?
That's what I'm thinking. Let me know.

Modest Mouse-Sad Sappy Sucker
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MM The Fruit That Ate Itself-
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Now I've molested this site enough to know that I CANNOT request items, specific albums, to be posted to the forum.
So now,
I'm not asking for something to be posted, I'm asking for someone to point me in the direction of Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again.
I can't find it anywhere, there's a few places I still have yet to search but maybe someone knows?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 14 Jan 2009, 21:02
Architects - Hollow Crown

for those who are fond of: Converge, Meshuggah, 8-string guitars, G# tuning, diminished scales. This also has a lot more melody than their previous albums, like more clean singing (see: title track), pretty ringing and tapping leads, and melodic hardcore rhythms.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 14 Jan 2009, 21:32
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Really different from Funeral. Quiet and somber.

Also really much better than Funeral!

It took a while for Neon Bible to get good. It was such a departure from the energy of Funeral that I sat down, played it a few times, and said it was garbage. But now it's pretty okay.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Jan 2009, 22:17
I don't know if this has already been posted. New Matt and Kim.

Matt and Kim - Grand

(http://rockonthestreets.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/matt_kim.jpg)

I don't know if it may not be for everyone else, but for me it says that it won't play because, "the file is corrupt or invalid"
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 14 Jan 2009, 22:43
yeah now i'm getting invalid file page, can we get a re-up? Im excited bout this
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: AdAstra on 14 Jan 2009, 23:41
you are all the bomb, so i'm posting the Octopus Project discography for you.

those who posted the Lake, Night Beds, and Pretty Lights are more human than human. I was also enjoying the Fabric updates a ways back.

Hello, Avalanche 2007 (Originally posted by Beast)
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The House of Apples and Eyeballs 2006 w/w Black Moth Super Rainbow
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One Ten Hundred Thousand Mililon 2004
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Identification Parade 2002
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 14 Jan 2009, 23:53
OK guys I know I'm triple-posting on this page but HOLY FUCK THIS SHIT IS INSANE.

Kid Beyond - Amplivate

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This album is ENTIRELY BEATBOXED, with fantastic singing laid over top.  Kid Beyond is a single dude with a microphone, a MIDI foot pedal that controls looping, and Ableton Live.  I've heard some pretty insane beatboxing but nothing on this level before.  You literally wouldn't even know it's a guy's mouth and not some high-quality production at work.  It's seamless.  Here is a video of Kid Beyond explaining his setup:
http://www.ableton.com/_common/downloads/pages2/artist_kid_beyond/kid-beyond.mov
Once you watch this video, you will almost certainly want to hear the album.  And you will absolutely not be disappointed.  It's mindblowing.

Edit: correction!  This album is not entirely beatboxed.  There are some remixes of the songs as well that are actually produced, as in by other people with non-beatboxed loops ... I think.  If every sound on this album is actually beatboxed, Kid Beyond isn't even human.

I've got another DJ Wally album I want to put up, two more by Broadway Project, an album by Juno Reactor that's really impressing me, and this other stuff by someone called Stylus Rex that's really really good, but I'll give it a break for a bit so people can absorb what's already there.  I just found a gold mine of a blog (I Killed The Darkness) and I'm milking it for all it's worth.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Spluff on 15 Jan 2009, 00:04
Man you triple posting is not a bad thing

[EDIT - The My Sleeping Karma Link doesn't appear to be working ]
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Jan 2009, 00:08
Wow, yeah, the link for the first half of the album is already down.  Weird.  Working on that ...

Edit: Done!  Both halves should be active links now.

Edit: I don't know what the hell's up with mediaf!re, the Kid Beyond is already down.  I think the site might just be flubbing my files.  Either that, or some member of mediaf!re's police team has found my account and decided to start removing my shit.  Re-ups are forthcoming ...

Kid Beyond fixed.  Apparently Qabbalah Steppers and DJ Wally pt.1 are down.  I'm going to bed though, so I'll reup them later.  Sorry guys!  Blame mediafire!  Oh, and most of these I got from I Killed The Darkness, so if you're impatient (or you want a wider selection) hit that blog up, yo.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pebaker2 on 15 Jan 2009, 00:29
Here is a gem in the world relating to Modest Mowse: Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth. Its too bad that this album never received a follow-up. Sharpen Your Teeth is an achievement, a junk folk classic by a super group comprised of Isaac Brock (MM), Brian Deck and Tom Rutili (both of Califone and Red Red Meat), John Orth (amazing printmaker, designer and musician, also known as Holopaw), Paul Jenkins (Black Heart Procession and Three Mile Pilot). I have no idea what the dynamic of Ugly Casanova would have been like in the studio, but as UC is all over the internet as a Brock side project, I imagined Isaac Brock as the main songwriter. The album sounds like more of a Holopaw/Califone album than one would expect though. What Im trying to say is that Ugly Casanova is awesome, cooler than Modest Mouse, and its a dissapointment that there wasn't more output from them. In light of that, the closest thing to a follow-up has to be Holopaw's self titled album...many of the same synth sounds, banjos, and flimsy guitar (much like the incredible "Smoke Like Ribbons" from Sharpen Your Teeth).

Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (Sub Pop - 2002)
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 15 Jan 2009, 06:35
Liars Academy - "Demons"

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Liars Academy boasts powerfully crafted rock n roll layered with poignant melodies, irresistible hooks and earnest lyrics - a combination all too rare in "underground" music today. For its sophomore album Demons, Liars Academy joined forces with producer J. Robbins (Promise Ring, Jets to Brazil, Jawbox, Government Issue), bringing forth a mature and honest display the band hardly knew they had in them. Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Shelkett gives a particularly cathartic performance, exorcising ghosts and confiding innermost secrets throughout. Autobiographical themes of despair, regret, hope and redemption abound, complementing a superlative musical performance, making Demons Liars Academy's defining release.

Generally just really well-written, fairly laid-back, but still kinda rocky indie-rock.  Pretty cracking record I reckon.  Bit of trivia: this band featured Matt Sherwood of Strike Anywhere, although the two bands sound nothing alike.  He left shortly after the release of this album and although they found a replacement, Liars Academy split shortly thereafter.



This one's been ripped directly from the original vinyl by a mate of mine, and considering the general quality of vinyl rips I've previously come across, this sounds pretty amazing.

Masters of Reality - "Masters of Reality" (1988)

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Led by singer/guitarist Chris Goss, Masters of Reality were something of an anomaly on the late-'80s/early-'90s rock scene, playing a strongly Cream- and Zeppelin-influenced brand of hard rock with modern touches. Their original members included bassist Googe, guitarist Tim Harrington, and drummer Vinnie Ludovico.  Because they took their name from the title of a scorching Black Sabbath album, some assumed they were a heavy metal band. But in fact, their forte is a bluesy approach with a late-1960s/early-'70s type of appeal. Though subtle traces of Sabbath can occasionally be heard on a few of their songs, their sound owes a lot more to Ten Years After and the Doors. This impressive offering was produced by Rick Rubin and has the markings of a Rubin production.  Goss broke up the band shortly after their well-received, self-titled debut album in 1989; he reformed the group as a trio a few years later with Googe and legendary ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker.  However, Masters of Reality never quite fit into prevailing hard rock trends, and they remained a well-kept secret to most of the listening public. In hindsight, their retro obsessions and warm, spacious guitar sound set a clear precedent for the '90s stoner rock movement; while the Masters' less metallic sound wouldn't have been a perfect stylistic fit, the link was reinforced by Goss' acclaimed production work on three of the four Kyuss albums.

You can definitely hear where Josh Homme got some of his influences when you listen to this, especially when you hear Goss' singing style.  Despite a couple of slightly pub-rock missteps, this is a solid album.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 15 Jan 2009, 06:54
That Kid Beyond album isn't working for  :| and it sounds so cool too.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 15 Jan 2009, 07:35
I don't know if Mediaf!re is slutting it up or what but like Catacombs said,
That Kid Beyond isn't working and neither are any of those Octopus Project albums?
I do want to lay a slip and slide in my backyard and rock out with that guy who put up Ugly Cassanova. Soooooooo gooood.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 15 Jan 2009, 07:39
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Christophe on 15 Jan 2009, 07:51
Dogg I think they took it down already. :(

Clever naming, though.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 15 Jan 2009, 08:01
Naw it's still up there.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Christophe on 15 Jan 2009, 08:06
When I try to download it, it says that the file is no longer stored on Mediafire.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 15 Jan 2009, 08:11
I literally posted that Kid Beyond album two pages ago. I am quoting it here. The link should still work

I was playing on youtube and realize I never posted this last year. Kid Beyond is a livelooping beatboxer who more or less builds a song then sings over it. The EP includes a Portishead cover and is truly astounding.

Kid Beyond - Amplivate

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Beatboxing -- using only one's voice to create often highly intricate and funky drum patterns -- is a well-respected art in the hip-hop community. But if the ability to beatbox well commands respect, the ability to do so at a virtuosic level commands something more along the lines of disbelief and can give rise to suspicion that the beatboxer has crossed the line into mere gimmickry. Kid Beyond goes one step further than virtuosity, not only creating beats and sounds that seem humanly impossible, but looping and layering them with his sung vocals and thereby creating complete musical compositions. If he could beatbox in a manner that would have you disbelieving your ears, that would be interesting for about three minutes. But because he invests his amazing skills in the creation of fully realized music, the result is music that is interesting in and of itself, regardless of how it was made. Kid Beyond's debut release is an eight-track EP containing three original compositions, a jaw-dropping arrangement of Portishead's "Wandering Star," and four remixes, all of which are fun enough but (ironically) none of which is as interesting as the original on which it's based. Highlights include the frenetically jungly "Mothership" and the more meditative and dreamy "Deep Inside." There's a deeply human sweetness to Kid Beyond's attitude, yet another aspect of his art that tends to set him apart from the hip-hop mainstream. The full-length follow-up can't come soon enough.

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EDIT: I think mediafire is just having major issues. Most of the mediafire links have not worked for me when I tried to use them this morning.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 15 Jan 2009, 08:32
Yeah I just listened to that Abe Vigoda, quite good indeed. Thanks

I was a little upset that no one put this up yet sooo naturally,
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-Some Loud Thunder
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-S/T
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Their lyrics are amazing. You'll find random catchy nonsensical things and then you will find philosophical tendencies dancing around every crash of a cymbal and scrape and scratch of a guitar string. leaving lines like "We can do the Zarathustra!" stuck in your head and leaving you wondering what exactly is a Zarathustra? Until you realize it wasn't a 'what' but a 'who' and that who was a Prophet conjured up by the 19th century philosopher by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. Once you've realized that, you know you've found someone to be stuck in your zune, ipod, or sony mp3 player or just gracefully dustless on your dusty computer's hardrive.
The music is very catchy, you'll find yourself moving in irregular ways in no time, unable to understand how you got from your computer chair to the smooth kitchen floor doing circles, clapping your hands, and burning holes in your socks.
His voice at first is like huh? then you're like..Fuck yeah I wish I could sing like that!
There is no need to really explain any band because that band can explain itself and that's what they are there for.
We only explain for fear that someone will not wish to experience them and potentially lose out on something great.

Then there is Pitchfork's more subtle and proper approach for trying to hook you to a  great band.

Maybe no one told Clap Your Hands Say Yeah that first impressions are important. Or maybe they've just got massive sack. Either way, their self-released, self-titled debut CD opens with the weirdest, most potentially grating bit of snake-oil salesmanship you're likely to hear until Tom Waits puts out another record. I happen to dig the song, entitled "Clap Your Hands!" (a theme is emerging), but a maniacal carny barking over a stuttering calliope isn't for everyone. Those who persevere, though, will quickly discover that this garish foyer gives out onto spacious, elegant chambers of clean lines and soft lights.
Clap Your Hands are a five-piece from Brooklyn who're known to break out both harp and harmonica. They've recently been garnering rave press in their home city, and, over just the past two weeks, burning up the internet like a vintage Lohan nipslip. The pundits are saying Wilco (not hearing it), Talking Heads (okay), and Neutral Milk Hotel (getting warmer), but if it checks in with a number of modern and classic new wave referents, the music sings for itself: Clap Your Hands traffics in melodic, exuberant indie rock that pairs the shimmering, wafting feel of Yo La Tengo with a singular vocal presence that sounds like Paul Banks attempting to yodel through Jeff Mangum's throat. Or imagine the Arcade Fire if their music were more fun-loving and less grave.

A little long, but a lot of worth it.




Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 15 Jan 2009, 10:29
I'm guessing at least a few of you are familiar with UK folk/acoustic singer/songwriter fella Frank Turner, yes?  Well he used to be in a post-hardcore band called Million Dead and they rocked giant balls.  Hear fer yerself:

Million Dead - "A Song to Ruin" & "Harmony No Harmony"

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Despite having possibly the worst band name EVER, upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start make some of the most beautiful and epic post-rock around, but it's busy and intricate enough that it'll never just blend into the background.  Got some interesting percussion and electronic doohickeys in there too.

upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start - "Embers"

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 15 Jan 2009, 11:06
It drives me nuts that there are bands both named "upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start" and "up up down down left right left right b a start"


****About Matt and Kim. I just successfully downloaded it and played it in Winamp. Unfortunately this version is the only active one I can find out there.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Jan 2009, 11:28
I literally posted that Kid Beyond album two pages ago. I am quoting it here. The link should still work

Wow, I didn't even check.  I've been getting a ton of new music over the past few days from a bunch of different sources, and (of course) this forum is one of them.  They all get thrown together, I lsiten to them all eventually, and this one blew my mind enough that I went straight to "post this on QC forum!" without passing "did I get this from QC forum?"  Sorry for seeming like I tried to take credit or something?  Also, thank you!  Everyone get that album.

I'm fed up with mediafire until I know it's back to reasonable status so I'm'a change the links for my uploads that are down to megaupload links.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 15 Jan 2009, 11:36
Tyler, thanks for pointing that out.  I remember reading your original post and thinking 'wow, i need to come back and download this' but i forgot.  But it downloaded fine!  And I also had no trouble getting that Embers album, I think (hope) mediafyre figured it self out.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: VSnaresFreak on 15 Jan 2009, 13:01
basssssssssssssneeeeeeeccccccccctttttttaaaaaaarrrrrrr commmmin yoooooo wayyyyyy
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tom on 15 Jan 2009, 13:07
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: kaelling on 15 Jan 2009, 13:56
For my first post here's some danish pop/rock. Just check it out, it's excellent.

Diefenbach - Set & Drift

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Post by: pat101 on 15 Jan 2009, 14:46



I don't know if it may not be for everyone else, but for me it says that it won't play because, "the file is corrupt or invalid"

it's the re-up anthem

Matt & Kim - Grand



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also,

A Guy Called Gerald - Black Secret Technology (1995) Remastered (2008) I don't remember what bit-rate it's in but at least 192kbps

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Link to a worthwhile Coke Machine Glow review http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4007/aguycalledgerald-blacksecrettechnology-2008 (http://www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/4007/aguycalledgerald-blacksecrettechnology-2008)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 15 Jan 2009, 14:48
Some modern folk for all you people out there

Horse Feathers - House With No Home

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/livbarrob/housewithnohome.jpg)

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Norfolk & Western - Dusk In Cold Parlours

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My Brightest Diamond - Bring Me The Workhorse

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Jan 2009, 15:18
More DJ Wally goodness.

DJ Wally - The Stoned Ranger Rydes Again

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: jimstark on 15 Jan 2009, 16:16
Ben Nichols - The Last Pale Light In The West
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Ben Nichols of Lucero - this is his solo album, it's honestly amazing. It's different from Lucero, but just as good.

Along with those Horse Feathers albums!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Jan 2009, 16:49
So I just found an artist in my collection that I hadn't really listened to before now, called Soul of the Phoenix.  I googled it, and it turns out that I got this stuff from the Sordo Music website God knows how long ago, because Sordo features artists every now and then as their own recordings.  I've listened to the first of these albums that I'm posting, and it's fucking dope as hell.  Part drone/ambient, part trip-hop, part dirty electronica, all awesome.

Links are not mine, they are the band's.  All of these links can be found on their MySpace, I'm just forwarding them.

Soul of the Phoenix - Release The Drones

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From the farthest reaches of space and the soul comes Release the Drones, a collection of various songs that go from psychedelic doomy to fun and groovy. Layers of guitar, drum machine, samples, effects, filters, and just general weirdness. Darkly psychedelic and dangerously hypnotic, emotionally charged and slightly neurotic. So stomp your feet, clap your hands, drink some booze, take some Shamanistic substances, and lock yourself in the darkest room in the house with a lampshade on your head. The main thing is, enjoy yourself.

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Soul of the Phoenix - Deconsecration

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Soul of the Phoenix - Release Through Smoke

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Soul of the Phoenix - Hallow EP

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 15 Jan 2009, 18:12
That Ben Nichols is sooo sweet. :-)
I LOVE Lucero. Thanks like a trillion.
There is nothing wrong with it at all.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 15 Jan 2009, 21:10
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The Maple State - Say Scientist
Good.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 15 Jan 2009, 21:14
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Sweet Indie/Pop Punkish...not really bad from Scranton Pa. I hope you get to see them one day.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 15 Jan 2009, 21:17
And I was wonder if the band   The Paper Tiger Sounds    is out there somewhere because i dk if i'm not looking hard enough or what but i have one song by them and can find any more.

!!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!    !!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!   !!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!   !!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!    !!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!    !!!!THIS IS NOT A REQUEST IT IS A QUESTION!!!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 15 Jan 2009, 21:47
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Umm electronica meet house meet some beatboxing from the drummer. It's just all around awesome. Female vocal on the second album Gone Gone Gone....it's the more recent of the two.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 15 Jan 2009, 22:00
Dude, thanks so much for The New Deal.  I've been meaning to get into them for a while.

BreakBeatBuddha - Mind Bombin'

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Mind Bombin’ is a nice mixture of glitchy breaks and heavy down-tempo with some good guest vocals/ MC work mixed over a sonic palette that very much leans towards the low end. The tracks here ooze with ridiculously hefty bass and beats that completely embrace the digital realm of musical expression and totally ignore convention when melding their influences. I mean seriously, in theory it’s easy to think that combining hip-hop, dancehall, IDM glitch, digital funk, down-tempo and breakbeats would work, but in execution it’s no small feat. And 3B makes it look silly easy here.

BreakbeatBuddha’s latest offering is a great attempt at interjecting a bit of social awareness into the dance scene via breakbeat and come-down-tempo. Mind Bombin’ presents the ideals of collective consciousness to crowds who, let’s be honest here, sometimes have a difficult time even grasping its simpler, more marketable little brother – PLUR. But too few have made the effort to positively influence dance culture and 3B has to be applauded in this regard.

The point here is made with a solid musical backdrop and playfully accessible titles like ‘Buddha Bounce’ and ‘Sleezy Geeza’. The tracks ably blend a large array of influences (musical and otherwise) into one very cohesive thump, and on the dancefloor the outcome is more than a good effort - it’s a good time. As a whole, this album manifests its artists’ passions and lets the message mix with the music and makes them both bump.

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If you like BassNectar you are basically guaranteed to like this.  Outrageously bumpin' bass and glitchy breaks are a good formula in my book!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: devomedes on 16 Jan 2009, 08:37
Because we have seen a lot of The Boss on this forum lately:

Bruce Springsteen- Working On A Dream [2009]

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 16 Jan 2009, 08:49
Aargh! Mediafire refuses to upload. I hate everyone who has posted in the last 12 hours :x



So now that thats out i will be posting:
Rosie Thomas - These Friends Of Mine
                   - If Songs Could Be Held
                   - Only With Laughter Can You Win
                   - When We Were Small

Page France - ...and the Family Telephone
                  - Come, I'm A Lion
                 - Hello, Dear Wind

Lavender Diamond - Imagine Our Love

The Innocence Mission - Befriended

when i can finally upload again.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Dimmukane on 16 Jan 2009, 09:25
Everyone should get that Kid Beyond album.  Like I was telling OWW, the dude is like DJ Frane except that the turntable is his mouth.  It is really impressive stuff.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 16 Jan 2009, 09:29
i fail to see how posting "THIS IS NOT A REQUEST" with a blatant request makes it not a request.  if you really must break the rules, at least have the stones to do it blatantly.  or better yet, here's a tip:

"INSERT ARTIST NAME HERE"+"INSERT ALBUM NAME HERE"+"INSERT NAME OF UPLOAD SITE HERE"

^ put this in google.  not really that difficult.  i do this all the time and it's rare there'll be anything i can't find within a few minutes.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: RedLion on 16 Jan 2009, 10:09
Awesome devomedes, Thanks for the new Bruce!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 16 Jan 2009, 10:50
Alright spoon.....sorry i asked some advice about if anyone knows if a band is out there...so fuck off....yeah i can find music all day on google doesn't mean the shit is able to be downloaded
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Melodic on 16 Jan 2009, 10:54
i fail to see how posting "THIS IS NOT A REQUEST" with a blatant request makes it not a request.  if you really must break the rules, at least have the stones to do it blatantly.  or better yet, here's a tip:

"INSERT ARTIST NAME HERE"+"INSERT ALBUM NAME HERE"+"INSERT NAME OF UPLOAD SITE HERE"

^ put this in google.  not really that difficult.  i do this all the time and it's rare there'll be anything i can't find within a few minutes.

You're like a page and a half late mang.
(Don't have a flamewar in this thread, fuckers).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 16 Jan 2009, 10:58
Not trying to. It's not like there is a list somewhere of every music forum every created that uploads albums. I was asking to see if there is one that someone knows about that has thats band. All i was looking for was a website name...all i could come up with is streaming files and their myspace stuff.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 16 Jan 2009, 11:13
request or not, this is not really the place for that.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 16 Jan 2009, 11:17
Alright i'm going to go back to being a lurker peace.....
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 16 Jan 2009, 11:45
a lurker peace.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 16 Jan 2009, 11:45
i fail to see how posting "THIS IS NOT A REQUEST" with a blatant request makes it not a request.  if you really must break the rules, at least have the stones to do it blatantly.  or better yet, here's a tip:

"INSERT ARTIST NAME HERE"+"INSERT ALBUM NAME HERE"+"INSERT NAME OF UPLOAD SITE HERE"

^ put this in google.  not really that difficult.  i do this all the time and it's rare there'll be anything i can't find within a few minutes.

You're like a page and a half late mang.
(Don't have a flamewar in this thread, fuckers).


really? maybe i've got different posts-per-page or something, but it's only up there *points up a bit*.  anyway, yeah you're right, i'm done with the anger-age.

also...

Soul of the Phoenix - Release The Drones

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^ this is pret-ty fucking awesome, i'm'a get downloading the others you've posted there too!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 16 Jan 2009, 12:47
This is a very fun and lovely band from Cambridge, Mass. Their sound varies a lot from track to track, but it is all rather spectacular pop/rock.

Bon Savants - Post-Rock Defends the Nation

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If Broken Social Scene had come not from Toronto, but from the brainy enclaves of Cambridge, MA (where leader Thom Moran is a research scientist at MIT), they would have sounded quite a bit like the Bon Savants. With tongue in cheek lyrics heavily informed by Moran and guitarist Kevin Haley's day jobs -- the title track is about their time working in Germany after the end of the cold war, "I Am the Atom Bomb" concerns the conflicted feelings of the scientists who split the atom, and as a local in-joke, the title of "Mass Av and Broadway" namechecks the east-west boundaries of MIT itself -- and a with name that means "good scientists" in French, the band has the potential come off as a sort of clique-ish giggle, not unlike, say, hockey-themed pop-punks the Zambonis. However, Moran has an unexpectedly appealing voice and conversational singing style that's far removed from the angsty whine of so many contemporary indie rock singers and a perfect vehicle for his smart, funny lyrics. Similarly, the band takes the placid atmospheres and slow-building dynamics of post-rock and sharpens them into concise three-minute pop songs with prominent hooks and actual choruses. A deeply satisfying debut, Post Rock Defends the Nation proves that bands can be book-smart and musically accessible at the same time.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Hyperbowl on 16 Jan 2009, 14:40
And I was wonder if the band   The Paper Tiger Sounds    is out there somewhere because i dk if i'm not looking hard enough or what but i have one song by them and can find any more.

Not what you're after, but thank you for reminding me to post this.

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Paper Tiger - While You Are Gone

Indie pop from a fantastic Adelaide group who only put out the one EP before they split up in 2005. They played with The Lucksmiths and Architecture In Helsinki (Fingers Crossed era) and would not have sounded out of place on Candle Records . Boy/girl vocals, glockenspiel, a soundtrack to a sunny summer afternoon.

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Oh god, I feel an Indie Pop renaissance coming on, with Paper Tiger being just the band to herald it in. Folk infused pop, or vice versa - While You Are Gone showcases five intricate and predominantly acoustic tracks that unravel in the melding of the musical minds and instrumental diversity of this Adelaide sometimes four piece. Think melodica, viola, glockenspiel, Hammond, dual vox and the intelligence to contextualise them perfectly in endearing melodies; it's bound to rival your favourite Candle records release as a trademark of Oz indie pop gods [think Lucksmiths et al]. Hell, there are even pop sensibilities here to rival the kings and queens of that department, Belle And Sebastian, with the same lyrical naivety and discovery of the quirky banal.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Jan 2009, 15:16
This is a very fun and lovely band from Cambridge, Mass.

DEAR THIS BAND,

come hang out with us tonight?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 16 Jan 2009, 18:40

Paper Tiger - While You Are Gone


Sogood.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: thedudeoflife on 16 Jan 2009, 18:42
Paper Tiger and The Papertiger Sound is not the same...the one i'm looking for is a UK band
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 16 Jan 2009, 19:53
Paper Tiger is still quite quite good.  :-D
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: medicatesleep on 16 Jan 2009, 20:36
spoon_of_grimbo: Almost everything you've posted in this thread is sickie gnar gnar. Thank you.

You like Toadies? I make post for you.

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Rubberneck
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Hell Below/Stars Above
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No Deliverance
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: medicatesleep on 16 Jan 2009, 20:38
Oh and here is a Fucked Up album I have been meaning to post for sometime.

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Listen to the song "Generations" and try to tell me punk is dead.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Jan 2009, 21:13
spoon_of_grimbo: Almost everything you've posted in this thread is sickie gnar gnar. Thank you.

And I thought Cicero was hard to understand.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 17 Jan 2009, 05:45
sickie gnar gnar

this means good, right?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: toxic shock on 17 Jan 2009, 06:23
Oh and here is a Fucked Up album I have been meaning to post for sometime.

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Listen to the song "Generations" and try to tell me punk is dead.

pretty hot compilation. colour removal's the best track on there though. everyone should check out career suicide - the drummer from FU is the guitarist, and as FU have got worse CS have got better. i'll upload one of their records later when i have full use of my bandwidth.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 17 Jan 2009, 06:42
Samiam played emo in the original sense.  Proper emotional post-hardcore/rock, in a similar vein to Jawbreaker, but with cleaner and more soaring vocals, and a little more straightforward in terms of song structure.  Still an amazingly catchy album though (and for the fella who was after Beatles stuff a few pages back, you might be interested to hear the cover of "Cry Baby Cry" on here too).

Samiam - "You Are Freaking Me Out"

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Dark, tortured, whiskey-soaked, nicotine-stained, self-loathing, fucking nasty rock, with a hint of post-hardcore (that's getting to be a recurring theme with my posts here...).  Depressing as fuck, but impressive and gripping throughout.

Planes Mistaken for Stars - "Mercy"

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More post-rock, but with a much more experimental electronic edge.  The emphasis here is on weird mechanical soundscapes full of strange synth textures, programmed drums and the occasional appearance of vocals, courtesy of ex-Earthtone9/The Blueprint/current-Twin Zero vocalist Karl Middleton.

Princess - "Superstructure of an Era"

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 17 Jan 2009, 07:10
Wasn't there an NN2S strip where they said Samiam is just punk rock for grown ups?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: eddie on 17 Jan 2009, 07:18
Oh and here is a Fucked Up album I have been meaning to post for sometime.


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Listen to the song "Generations" and try to tell me punk is dead.

pretty hot compilation. colour removal's the best track on there though. everyone should check out career suicide - the drummer from FU is the guitarist, and as FU have got worse CS have got better. i'll upload one of their records later when i have full use of my bandwidth.

How the hell have FU got worse? Oh generations has no meaning whatsoever the band wrote it as a joke. Smiam is punk rock for old people
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 17 Jan 2009, 09:20
the songs i've heard off their newest one are kinda punk-for-oldies.  a bit too laid-back for my liking.  but that album i've posted is (mostly) sheer brilliance.  seriously, check it out.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: eddie on 17 Jan 2009, 09:52
I've got on CD and I agree it is awesome.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 17 Jan 2009, 10:08
basssssssssssssneeeeeeeccccccccctttttttaaaaaaarrrrrrr commmmin yoooooo wayyyyyy

Is Bassnectar comin my way? JSYK Mesmirizing the Ultra and the Heads Up EP are both in this thread already, so if you got something more to share I will basically run around West Philly singing the praises of VSnaresFreak for a while.

Also, Onewheel and I had a ballin' party at his frat last night, and he turned me onto an absolute treasure trove of Dubstep and DnB websites, one of which had the absolutely most amazing selection of free Dubstep downloads, including this EXCLUSIVE Caspa (As in Fabriclive 37 Caspa & Rusco) gotdarker.com mix set. It's the Hawt Sauce.

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Oh whatever, here's the Distance "Dubpressure" Mix
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Uhhh.... Hmmm, oh yeah, he's a Skream Mixset from Rinse FM, Early 2007
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Oh by the by, Enduser's "Calling the Vultures" was totally frickin' bawls out incredible, is that the only track he's released?
oh, and 'nthing Amplivate, shit was ridiculous.

I look back on the last year of my life, and I can safely claim my personal discovery of Dubstep and Glitch/Break as two very tall Highlights, like, top 3 and 4 "Things I wish i'd done 5 years ago" of 2008. For anyone who feels that way, in the PA Region, there's now a monthly dubstep party at the Barbary in Philadelphia, which sadly jives with me, seeing as I'm not 21 yet *Sadface*.

And because this doesn't get said nearly enough, thank you everyone on the QC Forums musical community for your selfless acts of unabashed big pimpitude (ladies is pimps too). I honestly don't even read this comic, never have, but this music share jazz is basically off the hook, as anyone who like me has probably download 100+ albums, even if you only keep a third of them, probably doesn't want to think of their lives without some of the amazing gems we got crawling around up in this bandwith /gush.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 17 Jan 2009, 11:47
Album dump!

Here is something by a member of The Olivia Tremor Control!

The Sunshine Fix - Age of the Sun

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Here is a pretty good album by an indie pop band!

French Kicks - One Time Bells

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This is a mighty fine debut album by a psychedelic pop (psychedelia?) band!

Apollo Sunshine - Katonah

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Also, here is an EP released last year by a band from my state which I cannot stop showering with glowing compliments.  They make excellent tunes.  The EP was released for free on their website and Myspace and is their finest (if shortest) collection of songs yet.

The Year's Best - 2007 EP

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Highlights: "I Had a Friend," "Where It Hurts" and "The Day You Let Down Everyone."
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 17 Jan 2009, 12:51
Well, finally mediaf!re works for me again so here is part of what i promised.

Lavender Diamond - Imagine Our Love

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Becky Stark's vocals soar and dive from whispery soprano to somewhere deeper and darker, backed up by pianos, violas, violins and cello. It's no longer anything new to blur the line between the musical worlds of classical and pop but rarely are they brought together as well or as beautifully as they are here.

The band do fast and furious on Oh No and Side Of The Lord; slow and heartbroken on Garden Rose, I'll Never Lie Again, Bring Me A Song and the lullaby-like closer When You Wake For Certain; pure pop on Open Your Heart and Here Comes One. Add in tribal beats on Like An Arrow, while on Dance Until It's Tomorrow, you can almost hear the glass beginning to shatter as Stark's voice reaches higher than any human should be allowed to before My Shadow Is A Monday wanders through a bar where the moonshine flows freely, sweetly and illegally.

And so it goes on, across 12 tracks of pure musical perfection. Forced at gunpoint to pick a favourite, it would have to be the piano tip-toe and brass reply of Bring Me A Song or perhaps Find A Way, which channels the ghost of Nico and teaches it to sing, but in truth there's not a single duff track showing its face anywhere remotely close to here.

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The Innocence Mission - Befriended

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As with their 1995 breakthrough, Glow, the Innocence Mission's Befriended is an album of small gifts rendered with a craftsman's touch. Karen Peris has an endearing and pure voice, her refined intonations glide over the music like a brave bird singing on an cold autumn morning. She and guitarist (and husband) Don and bassist Mike Bitts, works in ethereal atmospheres on such songs as "Sweep Down Early" and "Tomorrow on the Runway." These songs revolve around past lives, families, and reminiscences -- sort of an emotional scrapbook of music and memories.

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Page France - Hello, Dear Wind

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There is an edge of melancholy throughout: the jangly guitars, ringing bells, and joyous keyboards betray talk of fear, of being blown away by the wind—and lead singer Michael Nau admits that we are all dogs, begging for scraps from the divine. In “Junkyard,” the most cryptic, and the darkest track, Nau tells us that this Christianity not only requires us to "lie there patiently" but to have life "shake us like a bad dream," even if the dream was about "the truest song that was never true."

If all of this sounds oddly intense, it should. Hello, Dear Wind feels like people talking quietly in a circle, a collection narratives of confusion and shame. Things you would hear at retreat centers, AA, the confessional booth, bible studies, and the like. It is easy to mock lo-fi emo boys with their four-track, singing love songs to girls who will never really love them—now imagine finding that girl who will love them forever: all of that trepidation about adolescent desire remains, but there is a surety amongst the doubt.

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Page France - Come, I'm A Lion

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One of Come, I'm a Lion's biggest strengths is its ability to be full without being stuffed, to sound uncluttered but never sparse. Every sound and word contained herein comes across as necessary, and in most cases it is. Michael Nau and his band of musical collaborators has forged a real gem with this album. They've managed to pull off poetry without pretentiousness, and without sacrificing a solid musical backbone. Both are vital organs, and on Come, I'm a Lion they combine beautifully.

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Page France - ...and the Family Telephone

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This braiding of the unconscious with the Unknown, as crookedly rendered as it might be, is Telephone's greatest charm-- an inventive intertwining that gives the record a woozy, playful charisma. Like Danielson's Daniel Smith, Nau creates a loopy musical world concerned with the extratextual elements of organized religion, with any converts he attracts along the way merely interested in playing along. Like religion, music only exists inasmuch as it is performed, and on Telephone's closer "Casting Day", Nau seeks to recruit a new crop of participants for his next show, asking: "Who do you wanna be? In that crooked afterlife, at the bottom of the sea?"

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: memann on 17 Jan 2009, 14:01
Circulatory System - Circulatory System
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This, the self-titled debut from Olivia Tremor Control mastermind Will Cullen Hart, is one of the few albums I've heard that can effectively blur the line between real-world time and dream-world time. With its illusory, ethereal production, wistful melodies, and oft-funereal pace, this is one of those rare albums that can completely absorb you in such a way as to almost dissolve the world around you, and make you feel like you've been transported to another realm of existence within the course of 58 minutes.

While not an Olivia Tremor Control release by name, there are very few elements here that will be unfamiliar to fans of the band. Aside from Bill Doss, just about everyone who's ever contributed to an OTC release is present, making for a grand total of 21 musicians involved in its making. Given the sheer volume of people contributing, and Cullen Hart's history with layering sound, it's no surprise that Circulatory System is a sonically dense album. But here, more than on any Olivia Tremor Control record, Cullen Hart displays an almost supernatural talent for melding these sounds into a single entity that is absolutely enveloping, and for shaping that entity around a powerful melody. In some ways, the absence of Bill Doss seems to be a blessing, turning the once-Olivia sound inward as Hart is left to explore his own lyrical and sonic ruminations on time, death, and the nature of humanness.
9.5/10
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 17 Jan 2009, 16:36
Here is the rest of what i promised plus a bonus

Rosie Thomas - These Friends Of Mine

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These Friends of Mine doesn’t feel quite as hurried as her last two records, especially 2003’s Only with Laughter Can You Win. “Whether you are a musician, painter, or whatever, there is a passion that sometimes gets lost because all of the sudden you have to clock-in or have deadlines”, she says in her press literature. “I sort of wanted to get back to that time when I played music for nothing”. She seems to have found the right vibe: there’s a lot of joking between tracks, and the songs have a very pleasant, comfortable air that works well with Thomas’ childlike voice and the spare instrumentation. Stevens’ banjo shows up on “Why Waste More Time” to great effect and there are a lot of songs built around simple, finger-picked guitar. Thomas is in fine form, and songs like “Kite” and “Much Farther to Go” and “If This City Never Sleeps” are as good as anything she’s done.

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Rosie Thomas - If Songs Could Be Held

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When Rosie Thomas isn’t careening through adorable acoustic songs, she’s a stand-up comic. Her alter ego is named Sheila. This, along with her previous album title (Only With Laughter Can You Win), leads us to believe comedy plays an important role in her artistic existence. On her latest musical venture, If Songs Could Be Held, we find her music is no laughing matter. No chuckles, giggles, cackles, or guffaws.

As Rosie Thomas grows older, it seems her main struggle remains in the department of love. Her songs reflect her frustration, lost and rediscovered hope, and desire to find companionship and reliability. The songs on this album are full of remorse and regret, as well as a shot or two of encouragement. Thomas, through her simple and clean arrangements, aims to make sense of her problematic relations. As she presses on, trying to keep cheerful, we think back to Sheila. A sad clown situation comes to mind. The victims in Rosie Thomas’ songs are pained but try to mask grief with unconvincing hope. Her vulnerability pries through the gentle instrumentation and gains our sympathy.

Unlike her labelmate Sam Beam, Rosie Thomas suffers from a lack of mysticism, folklore, and grit, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing; but her safe approach and noble pursuits of happiness may keep her in the coffee house. There is obviously something deeper brewing here. Behind the funny girl and simple, cozy-sweater ballads, there must be some sort of filth or corruption. Granted, Thomas does handle her songs well — the nursery rhyme innocence of "Pretty Dress" and the airy rendition of "Let It Be Me" are both intriguing and captivating. But with the bare bones approach of song and singer, there must always be an additional "something." An error, a secret, a myth. Rosie Thomas is just a little too ordinary, despite her concealed alter ago.

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Rosie Thomas - When We Were Small

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I stand steadfast. I will not be shifted. It may have taken six months for this undeniable feeling to bloom, but now it's here and will not budge. If you told me a debut concept album about childhood, written and performed by a female stand up comic would be my favourite, most dearly loved album of the year at the beginning of 2002, I would have laughed and sneered at you. With derision. But then again life isn't a linear path, shaped by your own solid rock sense of predestination. It constantly surprises, shocks and disappoints. When We Were Small is a beautiful surprise.


Rosie Thomas was born into a family of musicians in Detroit, yet she first gained some popular currency as a stand up comic in the guise of a neck braced uber-geek called Sheila. She started playing her solo scripted songs (she served time in a Detroit band called Velour 100) to live audiences as well as starting an association with fellow troubador Damien Jurado. Jonathan Poneman of Sub Pop, a man not known for his appreciation of melancholic folk pop, caught her act and signed her up without due hesitation. Set free in the studio she was told she could do what she wanted. Well, as long as it was the same array of affecting delicate songs he had seen her hypnotise audiences with.

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Rosie Thomas - Only With Laughter Can You Win

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Mostly, the contradictions that Thomas deals in are still the contradictions that have pained—and secretly pleased—knowingly sensitive souls with instruments since the 1970s. Though narcissism from the likes of Joni Mitchell (from whom the album title is drawn) leaves Thomas’s own feeble self-involvement eating dirt, there remains the faint hint at times of someone pleased at finding out what delightful playthings her own emotions make. When that happens, and it happens too often, the album is reduced to mere prettiness, perfect music for self-reflecting—cup of tea in hand, of course—at the end of a tiring day.

In theory, I believe that art should do more than simply giving its audience that easy, reassuring feeling. But for those who have no problem with art doing “only” that, they could do much worse than making a home for Rosie Thomas’s humane, unsmug optimism. And even if you agree that art should inspire more than a nice, toasty feeling, “Sell All My Things” and “Red Rover” (and “Tell Me How” in its lines about death and God) make a compelling case for this album indeed doing more.

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Bonus of solo album from lead singer of Idlewild

Roddy Woomble - My Secret Is My Silence

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When Idlewild lead singer Roddy Woomble turned up on Kate Rusby's last album, his low tones jarred with her sweet singing, so it comes as a surprise to find that when it's Kate supplying the harmonies, it works brilliantly.

With due respect to Woomble's songwriting, it's the harmonies of Rusby, along with the production and violin of her husband John McCusker, that make the solid bed to build his beautiful songs on.

That said, it's a close call whether the epic "Waverley Steps", sung with Rusby, or the heart-bursting title track, which sees the fantastic Karine Polwart on harmony duties, is the real show-stealer.

Tender and epic, enormous yet touching, Woomble's secret may not be his silence, but the brilliance of his musical friends.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 17 Jan 2009, 17:36
Try to remember to add descriptions for your albums.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 17 Jan 2009, 18:00
Sorry. All previous albums now contain reviews.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: toxic shock on 17 Jan 2009, 18:10
Oh and here is a Fucked Up album I have been meaning to post for sometime.


Epics In Minutes
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Listen to the song "Generations" and try to tell me punk is dead.

pretty hot compilation. colour removal's the best track on there though. everyone should check out career suicide - the drummer from FU is the guitarist, and as FU have got worse CS have got better. i'll upload one of their records later when i have full use of my bandwidth.

How the hell have FU got worse? Oh generations has no meaning whatsoever the band wrote it as a joke. Smiam is punk rock for old people

progressionally not as good live and on record really really fuckin disappointing with the most recent one. who gives whether generations has no meaning? isn't it obvious from the lyrics. irrespective it's still a really good song.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tom on 17 Jan 2009, 19:15
progressionally not as good live and on record really really fuckin disappointing with the most recent one.

How so?
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 17 Jan 2009, 19:32
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Rules:

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Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

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Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 17 Jan 2009, 21:05
Circulatory System - Circulatory System

Oh my fucking goodness.  Thank you so much.  I could not find this anywhere.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 17 Jan 2009, 22:17
Wow guys, the past few pages have been excellent (as the thread always is).  I thank whoever upped the Gaslight Anthem album, I'm really digging it.  Also, thanks to whoever upped the new Springsteen, though a few of the tracks were missing/screwed up.  Was yours like that too or did it just get lost in translation?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: hubbabubba on 17 Jan 2009, 23:23
I've taken quite a bit, so I thought I would post a few.
Just a few albums I don't remember seeing in the thread.


Travis - The Man Who (with 3 bonus tracks)

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Amazon.com's Best of 2000
With The Man Who, Scottish quartet Travis captured the very essence of their homeland, and unassumingly blew us away. The moderately paced, longing melodies, and lead singer Fran Healy's quietly desperate vocals, provide a haunting mask on what is actually a rugged, enduring, and entirely beautiful slice of Brit-rock.

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Elastica - Elastica

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Elastica were accused of many things in the wake of this debut album, not least that many of their songs bear a striking resemblance to stuff from New Wave punks Wire ("Connection" is said to have the same riff as their "Three Girl Rhumba"). But that's all missing the point. Here we have 15 spiky songs crammed into less than 40 minutes, a hit-and-run of an album in which Justine's detached, bored rich-girl vocals complement the addictively energetic "Stutter" and "Waking Up". There's a satisfying smattering of filth throughout, too, as "Car Song" has Justine cooing, "Every shiny bonnet / makes me think of my back on it," and it doesn't take a genius to work out what she's on about on "Vaseline". This stunning debut is bloody good fun. It's frantic, sexy and makes you want to leap about like an idiot, and, really, nothing else matters.

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Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come

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If not the album of the year, it's at least the punk-rock album of the year, fiercely representing a musical ethos that has suffered the ignominious shame of commercial popularity. "We want the airwaves back!" shrieks singer (if you can use that word) Dennis, and over the course of The Shape of Punk to Come's 12 sonically stunning tracks, they reclaim the right to rage, rant, and innovate. The Refused broke up soon after recording this album, but they've left behind an invigorating manifesto.

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For Stars - We Are All Beautiful People

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For Stars' brand of sadcore packs a punch on its third disc. "Wires" thunders along after its tentative start; "How It Goes" is expansive synth rock. Though Carlos Forster's vocals waver on the edge of annoying ("People Party"), there's a containment in his delivery (as on the ballad-like "Back in France" and "The Astronaut Song") that reveals he could sing just about any way he wants if he chose to. It's the silly but modern keyboard sounds that really distinguish what For Stars are doing: A mix of ethereal indie rock and space rock with traditional pop that's so unselfconscious there's every chance the band has no idea how timeless it is. If a young dBs were making records these days, they'd sound like For Stars.

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Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville

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At the time, Phair's gleefully profane, clever lyrics received endless attention (there's nothing that rock critics love more than a girl who plays into their geek fantasies, even -- or maybe especially -- if she's mocking them), but years later, what still astounds is the depth of the writing, how her music matches her clear-eyed, vivid words, whether it's on the self-loathing "Fuck and Run," the evocative mood piece "Stratford-on-Guy," or the swaggering breakup anthem "6'1"," or how she nails the dissolution of a long-term relationship on "The Divorce Song." Each of these 18 songs maintains this high level of quality, showcasing a singer/songwriter of immense imagination, musically and lyrically. If she never equaled this record, well, few could.

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Frente! - Marvin the Album

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Angie Hart's little-girl voice is startlingly fresh with subversive beauty. Fresher still is the way this Aussie foursome's lean folk-art arrangements (spare piano, acoustic guitar) propel snappy rhythms and jazzy melodies. Off-kilter pop, their songs boast a dry poetic suggestiveness (think Suzanne Vega or Nick Drake) – they come across like knowing nursery rhymes for sexy, wised-up children. Fourteen gemlike tunes, Marvin is a superb first album – "Labour of Love," a classic single about the ambiguity of desire (catchy, too); "Ordinary Angels," an emancipatory life lesson ("Don't be smart, be a beginner"); "Most Beautiful," a bent bossa nova. And Hart's a real find, whether belting like a Swinging London dolly bird ("No Time") or straight-talking smoothly ("Girl").

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Hopefully I did this right. I'm new to this.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 18 Jan 2009, 01:03
I think all the Modest Mouse albums are up now except this one,
Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again. and now I present it.
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Enjoy!

P.S If anyone has anything in the same music style as Holopaw, can you please post it?
That's a request! BUT, that's a request for a certain style of music, and nowhere does it say I can't request genre's of music. thnx
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 18 Jan 2009, 07:28
More albumy goodness for everyone as a gift from me

The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes

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Dance indie music from girl band The Pipettes. This album contains the original line-up and the single 'Pull Shapes'.

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Perfume - Game

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J-pop/technopop from one of Japan's most famous current bands.

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If you can't find it in you to like at least one of these albums clinical depression is the only symptom i can diagnose. Now brighten up!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 18 Jan 2009, 16:39
Looky what i found floating 'round the internets.

This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc System - Field Studies

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I've only listened to this once but i like it so far. More of the same awesome from TWDY and the Lymbyc Systems half is quality stuff too. I couldn't find a large enough cover image to bother posting, but I put a little one in the zip.
 
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Post by: michaelicious on 18 Jan 2009, 16:43
Sweeeeet. When I found out about this split I tried to find it every day for like a month then I forgot about it till now.

PS:

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There's the cover.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Albatron on 18 Jan 2009, 17:14
Sweet thanks man.
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Post by: lauraelise204 on 18 Jan 2009, 19:52
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Rosie Thomas - These Friends Of Mine

Rosie Thomas - If Songs Could Be Held

Rosie Thomas - When We Were Small

Rosie Thomas - Only With Laughter Can You Win




thank you for the AMAZING posts!  rosie thomas is one of my favourites.  i own "these friends of mine" and have dowloaded a ton of her stuff previously, but am missing various tracks.  also love page france and lavender diamond!!  have you heard lavender's cover of "like a prayer"? it's great.

and just in case anybody wants it.....
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Post by: pat101 on 18 Jan 2009, 22:56
The Mystic World Of Augustus Pablo - The Rockers Story (2008, Shanachie)

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Jamaica's Augustus Pablo took what was essentially a child's toy, the melodica, and turned it into something else again. The exotic, eerie, slightly Far Eastern and delicately mournful sound that Pablo coaxed from the instrument soon became a staple of Jamaican reggae and dub releases in the 1970s. Given his reticent nature, though, and his tendency to avoid the limelight, Pablo never achieved commercial stardom (if indeed that was ever even an aim of his) and while his influence on modern Jamaican music is immense, he actually only had one hit on the island, his 1971 single "Java," which single-handedly ushered in the so-called "rockers" style (the version collected here is a re-do from 1982). This five disc (four discs of music and a disc of videos) overview of Pablo's life and canon probably won't change that, but this kind of survey of his vital and unique achievements in the recording studio is exactly what his many admirers have been waiting for, and for the most part, it delivers the goods in fine style. Every aspect of Pablo's talent is touched on here, from his session work with seemingly every musician on the island, his innovative dub efforts, his fascinating solo projects, and his later work as a producer and nurturer of new talent. Among the key tracks included here are "East of the River Nile" (in its definitive 1977 version), "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" (a restructuring of "Cassava Piece" and an acknowledged dub classic), and the intriguing "AP Special," which features Pablo playing the xylophone (Pablo could play countless instruments, including guitar, piano, and organ, as well as the melodica). Pablo was partial to minor key arrangements, and the so-called "Far East" sound that resulted from this fascination is as haunting as it was influential and pervasive, and aside from maybe Yabby You, few Jamaican musicians pursued the dark, lonely beauty of the minor keys with Pablo's focused devotion. This set shows the breadth and consistency of Pablo's musical vision, but it really isn't for the casual listener, since Pablo's sound can get a bit overwhelming and it really doesn't vary a whole lot, so a single disc selection like Original Rockers or East of the River Nile might make for a better starting point for those new to this utterly unique musician.


Nodzz - Nodzz (2009, What's Your Rupture?)

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Combined Rating: 80%

“But who knows if ‘eight days a week is not enough to show I love you’ is a good idea, or a bad idea, or any kind of idea at all? And who cares? The joy of pop music is that it can deliver you from such questions by its immediacy, and provoke them by its impact.” – Greil Marcus, Mystery Train: Visions of America in Popular Music

“It’s all controlled karaoke / la la la la la / this song is phony.” – Nodzzz, “Controlled Karaoke”

There are a lot of hard lessons underneath the choruses of Nodzzz. That may be an odd thing to say for an album so brimful of juvenile enthusiasm; if songwriters are chefs, then Nodzzz are confectioners, their songs made entirely of sugar and syrup, shaped into something either airy or brittle. They seem liable to crumble under the slightest scrutiny; but there’s a real sense of disillusionment, slash cynicism, slash a hundred other things underneath a song as effortlessly brilliant as “In the City (Contact High),” the best Guided by Voices song Bob Pollard never got around to writing. “You got no money? / then beat it buddy / or stand there looking cool,” Anthony Atlas sings, letting out a sarcastic “cool!” over a drum fill. It’s easy to read this as a lazy indictment of The Scene, and perhaps it is, but the way the singer sings “You got no talent? Then beat it, buddy” suggests a direct quote, a remembered insult. Slagging the scene is a rite of passage for all of us, of course, as is the humiliation of walking into any situation without the right currency—money, knowledge of the bands on the Dangerhouse roster, being at a specific basement shows six months ago. So when he sings the song’s second title in the chorus, is it a dig at a poseur—someone not participating in the events of the room but being there anyway—or is it a lived-in sketch of the wallflower? Or is it a simple admonition: hey kid, fake it till you make it?

Or is it none of these things? It takes a writer a good half hour to think that all up and write it out; the song is over in 2:15, and the album itself is only seventeen minutes long. All of this I offer as evidence that the pop music found on Nodzzz is top shelf. Recorded on a four-track, physically only available as a 12” LP (a digital copy is available) and influenced by “British New Wave singles of the ’70s and ’80s” (so they say on their Myspace, but they never specify which ones, so you can only surmise they mean all of them, which seems about perfect), it’s the kind of album that gets passed around like a secret that everyone wants to share. Us writer types like it because it lets us play Connect the Influences: Alan tells me that it reminds him of “Dirt Dress, if Dirt Dress decided to be the Feelies and the Feelies decided to be Weezer circa Green.” That’s totally fine, but I prefer my own RIYL (“Jonathan Richman, Sebadoh, Vivian Girls/Jay Reatard/Brooklyn generally, ice cream, the ocean breeze, wet kisses, life itself”). Fans like it because it’s catchy, well performed, and funny. Sentimental types like it for songs like “Losing My Accent,” an impossibly left-handed and sly coming of age analogy about moving out and, possibly, down. “Think I traded it for rent,” the vocalist mutters of his titular childhood possession, and one has to whistle: yeah man, growing up sucks, and it only gets worse.

Those kind of songs in that kind of aesthetic make it hard to get an exact bead on the band. Atlas speaks, whines, and squeaks his way through the record, and in every song he hits at least one note that is just so wrong. Check the chorus of “Simple Song,” which is actually about outgrowing simple songs and ends on a catastrophe of a note (re: my notes; “this really puts the false in falsetto, n’yuk n’yuk”). But then he hits the same note again on the next chorus, and the brain demands to know if it’s being put on, whether its love of the goofy pop hook is luring it into deeper water or into sudden exposure, that a practical joke is around the corner as penance for your enthusiasm. I doubt it means any of that. Nodzzz is, finally, the ultimate fuck you to the aging process, a glorious embrace of sugar rushes and wide-eyed enthusiasm.


Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista (2008, Fonal)

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Rating: 84%
Combined Rating: 82%


The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to instrumentation is typically associated with lo-fi aesthetics. Paavoharju are out to change that. Even more than the fantastic Yhä Hämärää (2005), Laulu Laakson Kukista translates the homespun psych-folk that distinguishes the Fonal label into near-epic, shockingly lush strokes of impressionist pop. Here also is everything that lies in between classical orchestration and musique concrete; the music of Paavoharju constantly expands and contracts in ways which are humble, majestic, and just out-and-out phenomenal. The fact that the band happens to be part of a mysterious Finnish commune of devout Christians is probably dwelt on too much in reviews, but it’s pertinent in at least one way: how else do you explain something so labored over and yet so earnest and void of pretension, except to say that the band’s channeling something greater than themselves? Suffice it to say speculation about what exactly makes this band so vivid and unlike anything else out there at the moment is bound to produce hypotheses of questionable substance and more than a little delirium, but bear with me—this music is more than worth it.

Comparisons to other music are as inevitable as they are insufficient; there’s any number of maverick acts out there that I could compare Paavoharju to. But that comparison would only work to describe a sense of shared ground with other bands that use any and all means to achieve a specific sound. Rather, I’d hazard to say that Paavoharju are one of the first bands to fully incorporate what found-sound masters like Philip Jeck have developed into a pop framework. Which is to say that Laulu Laakson Kukista sounds like fragments of a thousand pop records, but rather than assembling them into a drifting ambient landscape like Jeck the band build these fragments back into pop songs. Now, they don’t try and pass it off as straightforward pop; they allow all the static, disembodied voices and samples, and lost/undiscovered choral etudes to organically coalesce into silken, marmoreal slices of transcendence, and then they allow them to break apart again. For example, the fact that “Kevätrumpu” carries melodies that wouldn’t be out of place on an Annie or Róisín Murphy single is astounding in itself; the fact that the static and backwards AM radio samples are always poised around its Röyksopp-esque production in an almost subliminal way is something like a miracle. The modus operandi of this album, besides attempting to unite virtually every contemporary strain of Scandinavian music from Peter Bjorn & John to Kemialliset Ystävät, could be to show how much even the slickest pop will someday become an artifact.

Still, the fact that it’s not—that this is the premeditated, controlled work of a specific group of people (even if the details and credits are somewhat hazy)—is what casts this beast beyond the realm of accidental masterpieces. Leena Uotila’s voice is central, or at least as central as it’s possible to be in a sonic universe where everything is ephemeral, and she sings in crystal-clear soprano, offering up the strange persistence of clarity amidst the blooming chaos of nature. Some of the more pop-oriented tracks feel like lost torch songs, blasting through the fury of static and crumbling instruments as if they needed to announce themselves with unabashed grandeur before they drown in the noise. This quality is equally evident on the tracks where whoever handles the male vocals sings, especially “Uskallan”: opening and closing with the cut-up sound of a baby gasping for air, the track builds into a disco-rhythm with synths alternately smooth and static-drenched threatening to consume the vocals halfway through.

The melodies are astounding on their own—even if you don’t speak Finnish—but far more important is how the band refuses to take them for granted. Outside of the disco-pop of “Uskallan” and “Kevätrumpu,” melody is treated in a similar way to Alejandra & Aeron’s documentary/folk field recording Bousha Blue Blazes (2003): melodies are employed as a means of evoking another time and place, and considering how much of Laulu Laakson Kukista picks through Romantic and Baroque relics, it succeeds brilliantly. Of course, in the spirit of an album which constantly refuses to be pinned down, this is only half the story: sometimes the band breaks through with something so immediate and bracing it’s hard to believe it sits perfectly alongside the album’s restless experimentation. “Italialaisella Laivalla” is instructive in this regard: it starts as a simple folk song with gentle guitar-picking and vocals but then begins to introduce menacing electronics and bows scraping against strings erratically. But this dark shroud is only hinted at; the song breaks off into an outro of slow, carnivalesque French accordion. It sounds like something that should be too suffocating in its wealth of ideas to be evocative, but somehow in combination it creates something listless and urgent at the same time, like The Catcher in the Rye.

If there’s any relationship between Paavoharju and other contemporary Christian music, it lies in the fact that both tend to completely ignore all sense of “fashionable” melody in favour of something achingly naïve and immediate. There are also the traditional choral arrangements of piano/organ/vocals on tracks like “Sumuvirsi” and “Kirkonväki”; these melodies reflect Bach and a long tradition of church music moreso than anything current. The latter track also happens to feature some demented, horribly distorted and slowed-down voices, though oddly they only add to the reverence of the track as a whole.

Which brings me to my one point of contention, or at least confusion. The band makes a point of stating their Christian beliefs in what little publicity they offer and even state in their website’s 10-point primer that they’re “against the use of drugs.” Far be it from me to challenge the band’s beliefs, and I can even understand to a certain extent the latter point—when Agaetis Bryjun (1999) dropped Sigur Rós made a point of disavowing any relationship between their music and narcotics and perhaps Paavoharju have a similar agenda—but it seems that as a perceptual experience Laulu Laakson Kukista is too open to decry any method that one might use to approach it, drugs included. And while much of its strength lies in its sense of sober precision, it’s a long cry from asceticism. Maybe I need to understand the Finnish lyrics to comprehend the band’s spiritual convictions, and yet when I listen to them I can’t help but feel something that transcends any specific religion: something that involves purity and innocence, and darkness and light and struggle. Perhaps it’s proof that an artist’s statement always betrays the intentions of the artist, as all these emotional triggers will combine in different ways for every listener. Maybe that’s the real spiritual value of the album: rather than impress their personal convictions, the band acts as a conduit for all these forces to combine and radiate like a prism.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 19 Jan 2009, 01:58
progressionally not as good live and on record really really fuckin disappointing with the most recent one. who gives whether generations has no meaning? isn't it obvious from the lyrics. irrespective it's still a really good song.

I respectfully disagree.  Chemistry is a barnstormer of an album.  Taken as a whole, it's probably the best thing they've ever done.  Admittedly, I do like many of the individual songs on Hidden World a notch better, though.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 19 Jan 2009, 08:21
The Mystic World Of Augustus Pablo - The Rockers Story (2008, Shanachie)

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Fuck yessss.
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Post by: GMM on 19 Jan 2009, 12:08
Huge thanks to Tyler for that massive Beck dump [IN A GOOD WAY] a few pages back and for the Jason Forrest. Also props to whoever put up the !!! and Justice (bleep bloop indeed, sir or madame). And based on the description I think I'll give that Post-Rock Defends the Nation thing a go.

Mediaf!re Thread, you are the best thing on the internet.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 19 Jan 2009, 14:01
ONEWHEELWIZARD,

Seriously mang that Rise of the Phoenix is so fucking dope I am going to go get high as fuck.  You are my new favourite person in the world.
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Post by: You Are Brahman! on 19 Jan 2009, 18:34

I do not own any other Architecture In Helsinki albums. This one is fun though.

This is eargasmic! 
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Post by: MrBlu on 19 Jan 2009, 22:19
The Mystic World Of Augustus Pablo - The Rockers Story (2008, Shanachie)

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Man, I'm Jamaican and I've never heard of him. I think I'm doing something wrong.
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Post by: altered_carbon on 19 Jan 2009, 22:51
Time for a Velvets megapost.
This is Peel Slowly and See. It's all their studio albums, plus outtakes and early demos.

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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 20 Jan 2009, 12:07
I will post the other two Architecture in Helsinki albums.

Architecture in Helsinki-Places Like This
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Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 20 Jan 2009, 14:10
Three absurdly atmospheric and HUGE-sounding, vaguely-experimental rock albums for your good selves to enjoy:

Devin Townsend - "Synchestra"

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Although the two aren't musically alike, Neil Young and Devin Townsend follow a similar approach to making music. Young uses his hard-rocking band Crazy Horse to recharge his batteries, so that he can go off and pursue other musical areas of interest as a solo artist. And Townsend has the same setup — returning time and time again back to "the band thing" (heavy metallists Strapping Young Lad) before tackling other styles as a solo artist. While Townsend's 2006 solo outing Synchestra does let quite a few headbanging elements slip through the metal detectors, Townsend's quirkiness continues to bubble to the surface throughout. Since Townsend first broke on the scene as a member of Steve Vai's band (1993's Sex & Religion), it's understandable that a few obviously Vai-ish bits should be detected, such as the track "Babysong." But Townsend is certainly not a one-trick pony, as evidenced by the Faith No More-ish instrumental "Vampolka" and a quartet of prog metal epics stacked side by side: "Gaia," "Pixillate," "Judgement," and "A Simple Lullaby." As evidenced by Synchestra, Townsend seems to be getting more musically daring with each subsequent release, unlike some other veteran rockers who start to play it safe as the years roll on.



Aereogramme - "Sleep & Release"

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On Sleep and Release, Aereogramme combines abrasive guitars, feedback, and distorted vocals into rock that, in its own way, is as crunchy and dynamic as Weezer, though as decidedly outsider as Mogwai. "Indiscretion #243" is a beautiful way to start an album: a mash of assaulting guitars, moaning keys, a strange hymnal chorus, and enough exploding melodicism to render their debut meek by comparison. From there, the band soars with Sigur Rós grandeur-gone-folk-rock (the string-laden "Black Path"), subtle electro-psychedelia (the glitchy and somber "A Simple Process of Elimination"), and slinky post-rock that would find a kindred spirit in the 90 Day Men ("No Really, Everything's Fine"). What sets these Scots apart, though, from their massive contemporaries (like Godspeed You Black Emperor! or Mogwai) is their ability to unleash simple and sunny pop hooks, and then pile layers on top of them, like on "Wood." Of course as soon as the song catches your attention with these grooves, the band totally destroys them, clearing the table in one fell swoop of epic heavy metal. Then they come back to the pop. It's brilliant and, in a word, riveting.



Mr. Bungle - "California"

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Four years after Disco Volante, Mr. Bungle returns with California, which immediately distinguishes itself from its predecessors — it's probably their most heavily orchestrated record to date and their most melodic overall, as well as the least dependent on rock styles. That's certainly not to imply that this is a tame or immediately accessible record, nor that Mr. Bungle has suddenly gone sane. There is a stronger lounge-music orientation to the group's trademark rapid-fire genre-hopping; we hear more pop, swing, rockabilly, country & western, bossa nova, Hawaiian and Middle Eastern music, jazz, Zappa-esque doo wop, arty funk, post-rock, space-age pop, spaghetti-Western music, warped circus melodies, and even dramatic pseudo-new age, plus just a smidgen of heavy metal. Sure, some of those sounds have appeared on Mr. Bungle records past, but the difference this time is the focus with which the band deploys its arsenal. California is their most concise album to date, clocking in at around 45 minutes; plus, while the song structures are far from traditional, they're edging more in that direction and that greatly helps the listener in making sense of the often random-sounding juxtapositions of musical genres (assuming, of course, that you're supposed to even try to make sense of them). As with any Mr. Bungle album, California requires at least a few listens to pull together, but its particular brand of schizophrenia isn't nearly as impenetrable as that of Disco Volante, even if it will still make you marvel at the fact that such a defiantly odd, uncommercial band recorded for Warner Bros.
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Post by: HotwiredUterus on 20 Jan 2009, 15:15
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones
(from some members of Women)

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In Flesh Tones should appeal to fans of the laptop-ier side of Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins (specifically, Adore), the Notwist, and Broken Social Scene-- maybe imagine an album's worth of "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl"-- but these comparisons are insufficient, and this is a crucial part of Azeda Booth's appeal. At a time when many popular bands' touchstones can be divided without remainders into Blogger tags, there simply isn't anyone doing exactly what these guys are doing right now. From the first fluctuating tones and galloping, hard-panning snares of "Ran"-- even before the first airy gusts of singing appear-- you feel yourself immersed in a profoundly intuitive musical vision.
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Post by: jackrabbitslim on 20 Jan 2009, 19:48
I don't know if anyone else does, but I find it hard to keep up with this thread. To fix this, I spent tonight hacking together a parser in python that creates an RSS feed for the mediafire thread. It crawls the latest page of the thread, and generates a list of links contained within. It *tries* to get a title and description from the post as well, but is only successful around half the time, depending on how people format their posts. Hopefully I'll be able to improve this when I get some more time.

The feed is at http://chrisgrice.com/rss/mediafeed.rss.xml . It updates twice a day; again, this will be improved once I have some time.

If anyone wants to improve the parsing, or just the code in general, you can grab it at http://github.com/cgrice/qc-musicthread-scraper/tree/master

If doing this is a Bad Thing, or if people would rather I didn't, let me know and I'll take it down. Hopefully some people will find it useful though! Also any suggestions to improve it will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by: Be My Head on 20 Jan 2009, 20:28
Awesome, python is a bitch to code in, so I never stuck with it. But I subscribed to the RSS, hopefully you can get it working better.

I'll have a look see anyway, and mess around to see if there's anything I can improve with it.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 20 Jan 2009, 23:39
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones
(from some members of Women)

 

My name is Patrick Bruce and I fully endorse this album
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MobyDickhole on 20 Jan 2009, 23:49
I don't know if anyone else does, but I find it hard to keep up with this thread. To fix this, I spent tonight hacking together a parser in python that creates an RSS feed for the mediaf!re thread. It crawls the latest page of the thread, and generates a list of links contained within. It *tries* to get a title and description from the post as well, but is only successful around half the time, depending on how people format their posts. Hopefully I'll be able to improve this when I get some more time.

The feed is at http://chrisgrice.com/rss/mediafeed.rss.xml . It updates twice a day; again, this will be improved once I have some time.

If anyone wants to improve the parsing, or just the code in general, you can grab it at http://github.com/cgrice/qc-musicthread-scraper/tree/master

If doing this is a Bad Thing, or if people would rather I didn't, let me know and I'll take it down. Hopefully some people will find it useful though! Also any suggestions to improve it will be greatly appreciated.

AWRSSOME!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: fatty on 21 Jan 2009, 01:08
I checked out this thread and found it entirely lacking in RJD2. I set out to fix this immediately, but mediaf!!!re has not been kind to me.

Possibly the best RJD2 album I've heard is his first a 'mixtape' created in quite an unusual way.

RJD2 - Your Face or Your Kneecaps (2001)

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Before he hit the big (or at least moderately sized) time as a solo artist with the release of his official debut, Dead Ringer, on El-P's Definitive Jux label, RJD2 put together the extremely limited-edition Your Face or Your Kneecaps more or less as a promotional item. Irregardless of its semi-legitimate status, the album managed to get the producer noticed by Rolling Stone magazine, and it is definitely worth tracking down. It is conspicuous as the rawer blueprint for what Dead Ringer would eventually succeed fully at becoming: self-contained instrumental hip-hop of the highest order. Your Face or Your Kneecaps is of a much rougher finish -- it is a self-described "mix CD," after all, and lacks the glossy veneer of a studio product -- but it also has spontaneity and a ragged bedroom soul in spades. The album's main course is "Poorboy Lover Megamix," a virtuoso display of the art of the sampler. The song's 37 snippets (the majority of them cherry-picked out of the 1960s and '70s) mostly run no longer than 30 or 40 seconds apiece, but the whole 39-minute collage comes together like the greatest obscure, free-form funk 'n' jive live jam you've never heard. Both "Rain" and "Find You Out" have the same sort of effect, but on a much smaller scale. While they feel much more rooted in the earth, they are just as haunting as the mystical landscapes of DJ Shadow. And they help make the album more than simply a warm-up from a extraordinary artist.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 21 Jan 2009, 03:34
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones

More.

More of this.

I don't care if this is a no-request thread.

Post more.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Freddybear on 21 Jan 2009, 04:02
Frank Zappa / Captain Beefheart - Bongo Fury

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Bongo Fury captures Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet with Frank Zappa during their brief reunion for a series of shows in the spring of 1975. This album is a pastiche of both live performances -- taken from two evenings at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, TX -- and studio recordings that were almost a year-and-a-half old. This is the last album to feature the highly technical jazz fusion of Mothers of Invention, whose roots can be traced back to 1973 circa Over-Nite Sensation. The live portions are highlighted by the latest addition to the band -- frenetic percussionist extraordinaire Terry "Ted" Bozzio, who would stay with Zappa for a majority of the '70s. Most Zappa enthusiasts either love or hate Bongo Fury. Much of the disparity has to do with the lack of the extended fusion-based instrumentals that had graced their predecessors One Size Fits All and Roxy & Elsewhere as much as it does with the inclusion of Captain Beefheart. Conversely, those consumers whose passions tend toward both Zappa and Captain Beefheart consider this disc as a mutual zenith.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 21 Jan 2009, 11:20
This thread has been fucking awesome lately.

My Education - Bad Vibrations

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The Austin-based instrumental quintet My Education composes wordless songs through vast, gorgeously orchestrated soundscapes. From squealing electric guitar wails to screeching viola yelps, the band's music has all the vocals it needs, drawing its narrative tension from ambient dischord.

Each track on the group's new album, Bad Vibrations, offers a buildup and release that's equally commanding and cathartic. But with all the musical strife, much of the album proves tranquil and soothing in its atmospheric nature, as the band paints a beautiful musical picture with layers of brooding instrumentation.

The album's title track places a simple, rhythmically strummed and picked acoustic guitar against a rich orchestra of floating strings and ambient keyboard dips and swells. The composition creates a vivid aural landscape, lending the song an ethereal feel. This lush tapestry of sound proves mesmerizing for its eight-minute entirety.

Really incredible post-rock.  I believe it is drums/guitar/bass/viola/piano?  Beautiful stuff.  Highly recommended ... I know a bunch of people in this forum like post-rock, and this is essential for them.

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Post by: Clemsin on 21 Jan 2009, 11:23
I wanted to check this album out again.    I downloaded a version and came up with this.  Does anyone know anything about this version?

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Thanks for any help.

http://rapidshare.com/files/99822990/MEY.rar
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MrBlu on 21 Jan 2009, 13:47
Yeah, I'm not clicking that.


Also: Thanks for the RJD2 Fatty!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: HotwiredUterus on 21 Jan 2009, 16:08
Regarding Azeda Booth: that was their debut.
they upped their EP for free download.

Azeda Booth - Mysterious Body

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http://www.craftydeer.com/content/marc/azedabooth_mysteriousbody.zip
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Post by: Cire27 on 21 Jan 2009, 19:26
The other Gaslight Anthem album:

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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 21 Jan 2009, 20:06
Lullaby for the Working Class.
Hypnotist-
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These guys were an indie folk rock band from Lincoln, Nebraska, active from the mid-to-late 1990s. Fronted by Omaha, Nebraska singer-songwriter Ted Stevens (of the bands Mayday and Cursive), the group also featured multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, his brother, producer A.J. Mogis, and drummer Shane Aspegren of Berg Sans Nipple.

They are really good,
I seriously can't get enough of them. Violins, chill drums, other things, acoustic strings and well really good lyrics.

Oh and thanks for the gaslight anthem, i just started getting to them.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 22 Jan 2009, 02:35
This great forum of ours has some serious lacking of Postal Service.
Is it because everyone has them already and is too greedy to post them?
I think not. Sooo of course I'm going to post everything I have of them!  :angel:
Here are 4 albums, I'm not sure if there are any more but if there is I'll find them and post them as well.
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For those of you who don't know, The Postal Service is lead by Front man Ben Gibbard of Deathcab For Cutie.
Electronica music with lyrics of love and heart break and everything nice. They are great. Get at it.
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Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 22 Jan 2009, 09:20
Leatherface - "Mush" (1992)

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Ever listened to those really gruff voiced punk/post-hardcore vocalists and thought "Holy fuck, how does he sing like that?!"  Well prepare to be flabbergasted by Frankie Stubbs of Leatherface, a guy who sounds like a rusty tractor engine singing the blues.  The best reasonably well-known (well, more so than Leatherface themselves) point of reference for their sound is one of the bands they had great influence on, Hot Water Music.  Catchy, hard-edged, but extremely melodic punk/post-hardcore, "Mush" is something of a lost classic, drifting in and out of print since it's original release in 1992.  This version includes the bonus tracks "Trenchfoot," "Scheme of Things," and the dirtiest yet most awesome cover you'll ever hear of The Police's "Message in a Bottle."



Bash & Pop - "Friday Night Is Killing Me" (1993)

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This is essentially the first solo project by Tommy Stinson after the breakup of The Replacements in the early 90s.  Although band members are listed and tours took place, Stinson handled most the instruments and all of the vocals himself.  The sound is similar to The Replacements' later, poppier material, and I've been told theres a distinct Faces influence (I'm not familar with much of their material so I can't really comment, although at times, Stinson does sound like a young Rod Stewart in his vocal delivery).



Fugazi - "Red Medicine" (1995)

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Picked this up for several reasons: I was in a mood for more Fugazi (I already had "13 Songs" and "Repeater" and after having not listened to them for ages, I gave them a whirl and finally realised their inherent awesomeness), Jackie Blue recommended "Red Medicine" in another thread, the artwork looks kinda cool, and screw taking the discography in chronological order!  Anyway, point is, I got this album, and it immediately revealed itself to be completely kickass from start to finish, and a lot more experimental in sound than the two Fugazi albums I'd heard previously.  The vast improvement in the vocal department (especially on Guy's part) made it much more accessible from the off.  Definitely worth checking out for those who haven't already.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: phooey on 22 Jan 2009, 10:21
I would be lying if I said I didn't take a lot of stuff from this thread so here's a little something. 

Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra - s/t
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I couldn't find the art online so I picked the most entertaining one of the band.  This is basically some fun, cotton-candyish songwriting with some bizarre instrumentation (sousaphone, ukulele, clarinet ITT).  It's catchy, but not all that deep.  I've thrown a Divine Comedy song that I think falls under the same sort of description, and it also took me forever to find, so don't be surprised when that is in the folder too.

William Shatner - Has Been
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If you have heard of William Shatner, give this a listen.  If you haven't heard of William Shatner, give this a listen.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Jan 2009, 11:05
Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Reckless Burning
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Taking what talents they've garnered from previous bands such as Hominy and Whiskeytown, lead singer Jesse Sykes and guitarist Phil Wandscher are onto something far bigger than the two could have foreseen. The opening title track lends itself as much to Margo Timmins as it does to a latter-day Lucinda Williams à la "Lonely Girls" in its almost morose tempo and arrangements, making the nearly seven-minute song glide along effortlessly and, to the listener, far shorter. The following numbers offer the same barren sounds, evoking images of members recording the songs in a log cabin. The well-trodden but solidly produced tracks never waver, especially "Doralee" and the slightly upbeat, honky tonk of "Lonely Hill." Resembling a trace of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon," the tune discusses heartbreak over a cross between Appalachian music and traditional country twang. "Don't Let Me Go" is another fine gem that doesn't stray too far from Sykes' strong points. While not having a dynamic range, she certainly knows what works. Only on "Drinking With Strangers," with its harmonies and backing instruments, does it sound a bit forced and too over-the-top. Returning to the melodic, swaying sound of "Love Me, Someday," the band is very well versed in a quasi dirge-country. A very sound and gentle series of heartbreaking vignettes makes this album so adorable.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ex_penumbrae on 22 Jan 2009, 11:11
Here's the first solo album from Steven Wilson, the musician behind Bass Communion & Porcupine Tree. It's a really amazing release, containing the best elements of those acts, as well as bringing to mind, at times, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead & even Scott Walker. It's rare to hear avant rock, ambient, shoegaze & even classical be combined with such effortless brilliance. Limited edition is sold out, but the commercial release comes out in late February/early March. (http://www.insurgentes.org/)

Enjoy.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: phooey on 22 Jan 2009, 11:12
We are the coolest
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 22 Jan 2009, 13:04

pardon, piedpiper, but could you do a re-up of "hello dear wind" and "...the family telephone"?  the links were down before i got a chance to download :(





Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 22 Jan 2009, 13:09
Madlib - Beat Konducta 5 Dil Cosby Suite (2008)

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Beat Konducta 5 a J Dilla tribute.


Group Bombino- Guitars From Agadez Vol. 2 (2009)

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Group Bombino is the latest salvo from the Agadez music scene. Led by the guitar virtuoso Omara Mochtar (Bombino), the group’s debut LP-- Volume two in the Guitars from Agadez series, represents the latest chapter in the modern sound of the Tuareg revolution. As of 2008, the Tuareg rebellion is in full force again, and Bombino is in exile to parts unknown. Agadez has been cut off from the rest of Niger. The only road that connects this legendary city with the rest of the country is littered with land mines and the only escorts are the military. This music and its messages of hope, justice, and desire for validation of the Kel Tamachek way of life ring louder than ever. Group Bombino are gaining mythic status in and around the Tuareg community for their incendiary live performances. Coming from the same scene as Group Inerane and sharing some of the same musicians, Group Bombino showcase both sides of the Tuareg Guitar style. Side one features the “Dry Guitar” sound, an unplugged selection of songs sung among the dunes and stars of the Tenere desert. Side two showcases the electric fury of the full band, a melding of heavy, psychedelic guitar heroics with a raw garage sound, back beat percussion, all swirling in extended trance rock moves. Recorded live and unfiltered in Agadez and the surrounding desert in early 2007, with the band’s equipment powered by generators and an unflinching dedication to the rebellion, Group Bombino’s music transcends any influence and ignites the raw passion of its message to the outside world.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 22 Jan 2009, 13:59


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i love this.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: the_pied_piper on 22 Jan 2009, 16:26
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Page France - Hello, Dear Wind

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There is an edge of melancholy throughout: the jangly guitars, ringing bells, and joyous keyboards betray talk of fear, of being blown away by the wind—and lead singer Michael Nau admits that we are all dogs, begging for scraps from the divine. In “Junkyard,” the most cryptic, and the darkest track, Nau tells us that this Christianity not only requires us to "lie there patiently" but to have life "shake us like a bad dream," even if the dream was about "the truest song that was never true."

If all of this sounds oddly intense, it should. Hello, Dear Wind feels like people talking quietly in a circle, a collection narratives of confusion and shame. Things you would hear at retreat centers, AA, the confessional booth, bible studies, and the like. It is easy to mock lo-fi emo boys with their four-track, singing love songs to girls who will never really love them—now imagine finding that girl who will love them forever: all of that trepidation about adolescent desire remains, but there is a surety amongst the doubt.

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Page France - ...and the Family Telephone

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This braiding of the unconscious with the Unknown, as crookedly rendered as it might be, is Telephone's greatest charm-- an inventive intertwining that gives the record a woozy, playful charisma. Like Danielson's Daniel Smith, Nau creates a loopy musical world concerned with the extratextual elements of organized religion, with any converts he attracts along the way merely interested in playing along. Like religion, music only exists inasmuch as it is performed, and on Telephone's closer "Casting Day", Nau seeks to recruit a new crop of participants for his next show, asking: "Who do you wanna be? In that crooked afterlife, at the bottom of the sea?"

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Re-upped with new links.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: snakes on 22 Jan 2009, 20:16
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Fugazi - "Red Medicine" (1995)


appreciated. i've been meaning to get my hands on this for a bit now to no avail, but here it is, so thanks.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 23 Jan 2009, 10:54
New Beirut

Beirut - March of the Zapotec / Realpeople - Holland

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It's a split release that's all Zach Condon. March of the Zapotec is Condon backed by the 19 piece Jimenez Band, while Realpeople is Condon performing solo (the band name was one he used before starting Beirut)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 23 Jan 2009, 11:44
sweeeeet
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: mkd8919 on 23 Jan 2009, 12:36
The Bridges - Limits of the Sky

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On their Verve Forecast debut album Limits of the Sky, the Oxford, Alabama-based quintet the Bridges unveils a disarming brand of heartfelt, harmony-laden pop-folk-rock that combines youthful exuberance with surprisingly mature songcraft.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 23 Jan 2009, 12:46
now for something a little different

Al Franken - Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (2003)

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an awesome audiobook I listened to recently and I figured the masses may enjoy it.

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right is a book of political commentary and satire by comedian and political commentator Al Franken, published in 2003 by Dutton, a subsidiary in the Penguin Group. Franken had a study group of fourteen Harvard graduate students known as "TeamFranken" to help him with the research.[1] The book's subtitle is an ironic parody of Fox News' tagline "Fair and Balanced." Fox sued Franken over the use of the phrase in a short-lived lawsuit, which has been credited with increasing the sales of the book.

Lies is one of several books published in 2003 written by American liberals challenging the viewpoints of conservatives such as Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Bill O'Reilly. These books by Franken and fellow authors such as Joe Conason, Michael Moore and Jim Hightower were described by columnist Molly Ivins as the "great liberal backlash of 2003."
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: runinit on 23 Jan 2009, 12:48
New Beirut

Beirut - March of the Zapotec / Realpeople - Holland

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It's a split release that's all Zach Condon. March of the Zapotec is Condon backed by the 19 piece Jimenez Band, while Realpeople is Condon performing solo (the band name was one he used before starting Beirut)

yay yay yay yay

thank you thank you
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Kyros on 23 Jan 2009, 15:06

Matt & Kim - Grand



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Anyone else having problems putting this on iTunes? It'll only add like 4 of the tracks.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: runinit on 23 Jan 2009, 15:26
First problem is that you are using iTunes.

install foobar2000, drag the songs into a playlist and right click them. There is an option to rebuild the mp3 stream (there is another option for VBR ones too). That seems to fix most of my itunes problems. I discovered that i can be free of itunes with my ipod touch using media monkey. I highly suggest mediamonkey (windows only though), its far superior to ANY media player i have seen.


Matt & Kim - Grand



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Anyone else having problems putting this on iTunes? It'll only add like 4 of the tracks.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 23 Jan 2009, 15:42
there's also a plugin for foobar2000 that allows you to manage your ipod (http://yuo.be/ipod.php), although it's not as robust/user-friendly as other methods of ipod management
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 23 Jan 2009, 16:10
Converge - Jane Doe

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With the 2001 release of their fourth official studio album, Converge has put the final sealing blow on their status as a legend in the world of metallic hardcore. A relatively logical extension from the chain of events that led from Halo in a Haystack up to their split LP with Agoraphoric Nosebleed, Jane Doe seems completely watertight and flawless. Their churning, chaotic guitars are more dense and layered -- fleshed out. Jakob Bannon's vocals seem somehow even more raw in the right places, more beautiful and ethereal in the others. Rhythms are as hectic and ADD-driven as ever, ripping back and forth, locking into mindless grooves, and then blurting back out in a structured mess. Experimentation with texture and mood unravels itself throughout the 12 tracks, yet maintains some cohesive element of undefined focus. Throughout all of the morphing and movement, some element of feeling remains, insisting that this album is an experience -- an encyclopedic envelopment of so much at once.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 23 Jan 2009, 16:37
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Page France - Hello, Dear Wind

Page France - ...and the Family Telephone

Re-upped with new links.



sadly, they're down again.  thanks for fixing them, though!  shame they're already down.  don't worry about fixing them a third time.  page france is great, but i can live with out.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: hubbabubba on 23 Jan 2009, 17:55
Bjork - Debut     1993

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Freed from the Sugarcubes' confines, Björk takes her voice and creativity to new heights on Debut, her first work after the group's breakup. With producer Nellee Hooper's help, she moves in an elegantly playful, dance-inspired direction, crafting highly individual, emotional electronic pop songs like the shivery, idealistic "One Day" and the bittersweet "Violently Happy." Despite the album's swift stylistic shifts, each of Debut's tracks are distinctively Björk.

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Pink Floyd - The Final Cut     1983

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The last release from the Roger Waters-led incarnation of the band, The Final Cut is easily the most darkly provocative entry in the entire Pink Floyd catalog. Many fans and critics tend to think of it as a Roger Waters solo album, though it certainly hangs together much better than The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking or Radio K.A.O.S.. Others view it as a sequel to The Wall--and indeed, The Final Cut tackles many of the same issues (the futility of war, the innate powerlessness of the individual in modern society), albeit with twice the bile and intensity. The anger that fires songs like "The Hero's Return" and "Not Now John" is certainly legitimate, and Michael Kamen's orchestral arrangements are absolutely stunning, but the entire listening experience can be pretty draining. On the other hand, if you found The Wall to be too soft or commercial, The Final Cut is definitely the record for you.

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Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins     2006

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Conor Oberst may grow to regret encouraging Jenny Lewis, leader of the idiosyncratic California band Rilo Kiley, to release her debut solo album on his label. The inviting, country-fried disc -- with its warsh-your-sins-away vocal harmonies (from folk duo the Watson Twins), barbed lyrics and homespun arrangements -- makes her a strong contender for his crown as Gen Y's premier old-school singer-songwriter. Her girlishly seductive vocals are more versatile than ever; she sounds like Lucinda Williams' clean-living little sis on the gorgeous, full-moon ballad "Happy" and delivers a poppy chorus with Sheryl Crow-ish Zlan on "Rise Up With Fists!!" Perhaps best of all, Lewis enlists Oberst and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard to risk their indie cred with an affectionate cover of a dad-rock fave, the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care."

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Bang Camaro - Bang Camaro     2007

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Boston's Bang Camaro is more than a metal band. It is its own metal universe; a self-contained cosmos encompassing the last quarter-century of metal – pop metal, hair metal, speed metal, thrash metal, glam metal – writ large, loud, and proud.Yes, you've heard all the riffs before, back when you were a kid hanging in a heavy metal parking lot in the 'burbs, cranking Dio or Iron Maiden, and plotting the weekend itinerary for the Def Leppard concert (cue up "Pleasure [Pleasure]"). Which is precisely the point. Like fellow throwbacks Waltham and Damone, Bang Camaro – a local supergroup of sorts comprised of members of some of Boston's best past and present rock bands (the Good North, Model Sons, Taxpayer) – is all about the good times that were shunted aside and put away all too soon when "adulthood" beckoned. The Camaro's debut full-length rights this egregious wrong with tracks like the Thin Lizzy-esque, shredded-be-thy-name rock holiness of "Rock of Mages," the narcissistic grandeur of "You Know I like My Band," and, of course, a power ballad ingeniously titled "The Ballad" (one for the ladies, and lovers everywhere). Fear not: Bang Camaro have come to save our sorry, rock-depleted souls, and they're taking no prisoners. They've brought "electric fire," a gazillion guitars, and, like, 20 singers, dude. Sure, KISS may have had their Army, but Bang Camaro *is* the Army.

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Leadbelly - King of the 12-String Guitar

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Leadbelly is a folk musician by association not art. He was a bluesman, pure and simple: a howler, an astonishingly prolific composer, and a murderously driving guitar slinger. His catalogue is immense, and though the complete Folkways Leadbelly Legacy series is probably the best way to get a picture of his importance, this single disc of early 1930s field recordings, made shortly after Leadbelly left prison, has some crucial tracks and rare, alternate takes like "Packin' Truck Blues," "Roberta 1 & 2," "You Don't Know My Mind," and "Pigmeat."

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Josh Ritter - Golden Age of Radio     2002

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Few young singer/songwriters have quite so quickly won the sort of acclaim that Idaho-born Josh Ritter gained with his first self-released album, which won rave reviews, earned him slots opening for Bob Dylan, and made him a minor celebrity in Ireland, where he's already headlined several tours. Ritter's second disc (and first nationally released album), Golden Age of Radio, makes it clear that his sudden success is well deserved, and based on genuine talent. Ritter's moody, evocative songs seems to reside in a middle ground between Richard Buckner and Ryan Adams, but without suggesting he's lifted anything from either of those performers; his quiet but assured vocals and carefully drawn verbal images on numbers like "Come and Fine Me" and "Lawrence, KS" are the work of a writer far more mature than his years would suggest, while the more up-tempo numbers with his band (especially "Me & Jiggs" and "Golden Age of Radio") have a scrappy enthusiasm that suggest early Whiskeytown, without their overbearing arrogance. As both as writer and a performer, Ritter displays a modesty that's at once winning and just a bit of a drawback; a few of the acoustic numbers are just a shade too spare for their own good, and he works well enough with a band that it's hard not to wish that they'd be willing to put a little more of their weight behind the arrangements. But the best moments on Golden Age of Radio are truly splendid, and if the album suggests that Josh Ritter is still learning the ropes, what he knows already is more than many artists will ever figure out. Great stuff.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 23 Jan 2009, 18:01
Hubbabubba, that is basically the sickest megapost I have seen here in a long time (No offense, but you got to admit that is just basically a classy as hell megapost).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 23 Jan 2009, 19:34
IF you really want that page france, I have 3 albums in my f!re account.
I don't see how you could possible live without him.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2009, 19:43
Page France is a band.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2009, 20:27
I was only trying to be helpful.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scarychips on 23 Jan 2009, 20:29
@Clapyourhandssaywwhaatt: That was still a useless post. You could've just edited it.

Anyways, I'm uploading the first Bicycles album and a couple of others. Will edit when it'll finish.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 23 Jan 2009, 20:49
Sorry I'm cranky.

Page France Hello, Dear Wind- as a token of apologies.
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Who are the Bicycles?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2009, 20:50
The Bicycles are an incredible pop band that you will probably enjoy.
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Post by: lauraelise204 on 23 Jan 2009, 20:55
IF you really want that page france, I have 3 albums in my f!re account.
I don't see how you could possible live without him.

haha, it is true that i do enjoy there tunes, so if you could post them meh i wouldn't hate it ;) lol.  thanks for offering!
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Post by: lauraelise204 on 23 Jan 2009, 20:57
Sorry I'm cranky.

Page France Hello, Dear Wind- as a token of apologies.
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just saw this!  thanks!! downloading now :)
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Post by: Scarychips on 23 Jan 2009, 21:32
Fabulous Muscles - Xiu Xiu
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Xiu Xiu continue to push the envelope with their third album in two years, Fabulous Muscles. While their mix of low-res electronics, flamboyant synth pop, and experimental rock sounds slightly more accessible than it has before, that just makes it easier for Jamie Stewart's confrontational vocals and lyrics to sink in that much deeper. As always, Xiu Xiu juxtapose their heroic doses of misery with lovely, if rough-edged, music: the drooping synth lines and chunky beats on "Crank Heart" and "Brian Vampire" sound like the music from some unspeakably sad video game, while "Little Panda McElroy"'s acoustic guitars have a hesitant prettiness that makes lyrics like "I can stop hating my own heart/I can do it because of you" even more intimate. Stewart either whispers obsessively or shout-sings, as if he's trying to drown out his own thoughts, and does both on the brilliantly morose "I Luv the Valley OH!," on which he vows, "It's a heart that you made/And I won't rest until I break it." More so than with many other bands, Xiu Xiu's music immerses the listener in the band's world view and the songs' characters: "Bunny Gamer" is an extraordinary portrait of yearning and self-loathing that begins as an internal monologue of an unrequited lover and then becomes a painful dialogue between him and the object of his affection, who is much more careless and carefree. The song's dead-calm desperation borders on the creepy and pathetic, but this is the uncomfortable territory that Xiu Xiu claim as their own. Much like the musical equivalent of Todd Solondz or Harmony Korine, Xiu Xiu set out to disturb their audience in pursuit of higher artistic goals. More often than not (and arguably more often than Solondz and Korine), the group succeeds. "Support Our Troops OH!," which graphically depicts a U.S. troop killing a young girl, could have been played for shock value, but the palpable anger that runs through the track is more implosive than strident. Similarly, "Nieces Pieces (Boat Knife Version)" explores a dysfunctional family with quiet contempt and dark humor rather than outright rage. It all culminates on "Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Widow Version)" — its effeminately macho title is yet another one of Xiu Xiu's dualities — a mix of sex, violence, and sadness that features the lyrics "Cremate me after you come on my lips, honey boy/Keep my ashes in a vase beneath your workout bench" and manages to be horrific, romantic, and funny at the same time. Fabulous Muscles might be the best expression of Xiu Xiu's unrepentantly original music; even if the world that the band creates isn't necessarily one you'd want to visit all the time, it remains fascinating.

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About A Girl - Winter Gloves

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Winter Gloves are so new on the Canadian music scene that these Quebecers don’t even have a Wikipedia entry yet (the gold standard these days of determining a band’s freshness). The group originally began as leader Charles F’s solo project but was soon fleshed out with three additional members (Vincent Chalifour, Pat Sayers, and Louis Fernandez) to form a quartet.
Recorded with a single microphone and tinged with ambient noise, their synth-laden debut About a Girl features hand claps, a strong focus on melody, and a Wurlitzer that Charles F certainly charms some pretty sounds out of.
A glockenspiel tings sweetly in the background of “Party People,” “I Can’t Tell You,” and “The Way to Celebrate” to name a few, leading the band to jokingly refer to themselves as “glock-rock.” Undulating waves of synth and an electronic horn section blare in “Factories,” one of the album’s more danceable tracks, while “Glass Paperweight” is a more stripped down, more guitar driven tune. They save the best for last with “Piano 4 Hands,” which has a sweet, hummable, and most importantly, memorable melody.
Winter Gloves’ lyrics are steeped in urbanity; these suburb kids are open about their love of the city. Charles’ vocals are not unlike sushi in that they’re a bit of an acquired taste, but that statement could really be made about the band’s eclectic sound in general. That being said, even though Winter Gloves are fresh faces on the scene, there’s always a first time for sushi.

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Le Volume Du Vent - Karkwa
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I can't find any review in English.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Cuddly - The Bicycles
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The Bicycles are a five-piece group from Toronto and The Good the Bad and the Cuddly is their brilliant debut album. Taking the best of pop (with a capital P) music from the last 40 years, like chamber/baroque pop horns and strings, bubblegum melodies, indie pop charm, Brill Building-worthy songcraft, the energy of garage rock, and new wave do-it-yourself attitude, the band's sound is a glorious testament to the beauty and wonder of pop music large or small. Using the classic pop lineup of guitars, vocal harmonies, various keys, and small doses of horns, the Bicycles and their friends from similar bands like the Hidden Cameras, the Golden Dogs, and the Meligrove Band have created something very cool here. The Good the Bad and the Cuddly is made up of hard-charging rockers ("B-B-Bicycles," "Please Don't Go"), ramshackle rockers ("Gotta Get Out," "Luck of Love"), rollicking Kinksy pop ("Paris Be Mine," "Sure Was Great"), good old breezy indie pop ("Homework," "Longjohns and Toques") and surprisingly poignant ballads ("I Will Appear for You," "Australia," "Ghost Town"), each song arranged simply and deftly, and sung with innocent fervor or heart-stopping sweetness as the occasion dictates. The only thing that slows down the record a bit is the cover of the Harry Nilsson-penned Monkees song "Cuddly Toy"; it somehow breaks the spell that has been cast over the previous ten songs. Maybe it's because it makes specific reference to the group's influences; maybe it's due to the band's original being so strong. Either way the album would have been better off omitting it. Still, we're talking magic here, a record that knocks the competition out with ease. For example, fans of the Apples in Stereo or the Elephant 6 scene and alumni who thought they had the market cornered on this kind of stuff will be floored by this little band that wears matching shorts emblazoned with the letter B. Maybe the only other band to recently work such a magical blend of influences, hooks, and inspired playing is Bikeride on their criminally ignored 2002 masterpiece Morning Macumba. Like that album, The Good the Bad and the Cuddly is a tiny moment of genius destined to be overlooked by all except for an very lucky few.

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Post by: michaelicious on 23 Jan 2009, 21:35
I saw Winter Gloves a couple months ago. They were pretty awesome live. Also, have you heard the newer Bicycles album?
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 23 Jan 2009, 21:52
OH MAN. I have been loving pop/ twee pop lately. I don't know, it just suckers you in with all it's charm and wonder.
This forum is starting to get good again, for a while there I was rather disappointed; disappointment no more!
Somewhere in here I posted 3 albums by Lullaby for the Working Class, if you like indie folk rock PLEASE do not miss out on them!
Anyway here is another one by them.
I Never Even Asked For Light-
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..andthefamilytelephone
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nnk22zyzgamsister pinecone
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nvnmyw2joydwell that's all he's got, except for tomato morning EP and i can't nor really want to find it, i didn't hear good things. ENJOY!

Also while I was looking at it, here is Two Tongues. They are a collaboration of Say Anything's Max Bemis and Saves the Day's Chris Conley. I've only listened to one song so far and I'm not much of a Saves the Day fan buttttt I do enjoy say anything soooo
Two Tongues-s/t
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Algernon Cadwallader-Live on WKDU @ Temple University
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I don't know if I should have even posted this they are too good.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MrSteevo on 23 Jan 2009, 22:03
About A Girl - Winter Gloves

This is a good album, I bought it awhile ago and listen to it regularly.
I have the Library Voices EP and Rah Rah's Debut album if you want some more good, new Canadian Indie.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clemsin on 24 Jan 2009, 05:38
Hi again,  I didn't expect the paranoia.  I guess it's is somehow justified.  I wonder if just one person downloaded the album.  When I did this is the track-listing I got.

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Chasing A Bee  56:25
Syringe Mouth 33:22
Coney Island Cyclone 20:25
Blue And Black 47:15
Sweet Odysee Of A Cancer Cell T' Th' Center Of Yer Heart 1:00:22
Frittering 1:06:59
Continuous Trucks And Thunder Under A Mother's Smile 5:11
Very Sleepy Rivers 1:31:57

This is Mercury Rev rocking these songs out, way out.  No effects just their instruments.  No loops as far as I can tell.  They are 36kbs.  I haven't turned them up loud yet.  But they sound good listening while at my desk.  This is one of those unexpected gifts.  If anyone clicks this and knows more, let me know.  I'm curious.  Trust me this is worth it.  Not my link but all is good as far as I can tell.

Clem

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scarychips on 24 Jan 2009, 07:08
I saw Winter Gloves a couple months ago. They were pretty awesome live. Also, have you heard the newer Bicycles album?

I've only heard some tracks from it, sounded just as good as their first one.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 24 Jan 2009, 08:49
New Beirut
Beirut - March of the Zapotec / Realpeople - Holland

yay yay yay yay

thank you thank you

Seconded.  Excellent.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 24 Jan 2009, 10:34
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
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Annnd Amazon.coms review, simply because it was concise
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Strip away the music of an Andrew Bird song, and you're left with brilliant prose ("across the great chasms and schisms and the sudden aneurysms"), vignettes about mentally fending off plane crashes, infiltrating characters like the kings of Macedonia and Lou Dobbs, and titles such as "Yawny at the Apocalyspe." It's hard to believe that, really, his music reigns, but when Bird adds understated acoustic guitars, Wurlitzer and Rhodes, and his own mesmerizing pizzicato violin, his songs take on a progressive mood all their own. The Chicago Bird's tenth album (and his debut for extraordinary Mississippi blues label Fat Possum) is perhaps his most diverse, expansive, and resourceful yet, catering to a half-dozen genres of music while exploring storylines that are naïve ("Dark Matter"), candid ("Fiery Crash"), and blatantly comical ("Armchairs"). Making no palpable effort to crack the conventional with overflowing melodies and love songs, Bird instead latches up the intellect to create tiny packages of literature that make always leave you thinking--and snapping your fingers at the same time.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: youthcant on 24 Jan 2009, 11:58
The Bridges - Limits of the Sky

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i use to hang out with the girl on the far right, stacey. i took her to her first mewithoutyou show.  super nice girls and guy from my hometown.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: iliveinsalemor on 24 Jan 2009, 14:57
When I use the Mediafire links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to Mediafire? I've been trying to figure it out.

also


Anyone into Screamo, Grindcore, Power-Violence, Digital HXC Music, Machine abuse/digital error, type shit?

Holla if anyone is cuz I've been trying to find some on here and it doesn't look like too many posters on here dig it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 24 Jan 2009, 15:21
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.

also


Anyone into Screamo, Grindcore, Power-Violence, Digital HXC Music, Machine abuse/digital error, type shit?

Holla if anyone is cuz I've been trying to find some on here and it doesn't look like too many posters on here dig it.

check out "son of sulphur" by crowpath.  i'd up it, but mediaf!re's being a cock again.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 24 Jan 2009, 15:24
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.


To upload to mediaf!re you have to have an account. It takes like 0.4 seconds, just requires your email and a p/w.
then once that is done you simply click the green upload files button on your main mediaf!re page, it'll open a window where you can select from your computer's files what you want to upload.. please just make sure you archive a file before you upload it to mediaf!re.
That's basically it, everything else is a figure out as you go type thing.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Joseph on 24 Jan 2009, 16:24
Also, have you heard the newer Bicycles album?

How is this?  I used to really like the older Bicycles album, to the extent that I uploaded it here ages ago, but recently I haven't been able to get in to it so much.  Does the new one have much to it?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 24 Jan 2009, 16:38
It's pretty great. Some of the song sound like they could be by the Go! Team. I am seeing them for free in like 2 and a half hours.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 24 Jan 2009, 18:29
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.


To upload to mediaf!re you have to have an account. It takes like 0.4 seconds, just requires your email and a p/w.
then once that is done you simply click the green upload files button on your main mediaf!re page, it'll open a window where you can select from your computer's files what you want to upload.. please just make sure you archive a file before you upload it to mediaf!re.
That's basically it, everything else is a figure out as you go type thing.

filthy lies!!!  but no seriously, you don't need an account.  just go to the main m-f!re page and click the "upload a file" link, and then "upload without account" and go from there.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 24 Jan 2009, 18:46
This is an EP from a band called The Army Corps of Architects. They're worth checking out. If anyone wants more just tell me, they have a full length album and another EP.
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The Army Corps of Architects - Pillage The Village
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 24 Jan 2009, 20:01
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.


To upload to mediaf!re you have to have an account. It takes like 0.4 seconds, just requires your email and a p/w.
then once that is done you simply click the green upload files button on your main mediaf!re page, it'll open a window where you can select from your computer's files what you want to upload.. please just make sure you archive a file before you upload it to mediaf!re.
That's basically it, everything else is a figure out as you go type thing.

filthy lies!!!  but no seriously, you don't need an account.  just go to the main m-f!re page and click the "upload a file" link, and then "upload without account" and go from there.
What the fuck does it matter whether he needs an account or not? I gave him the information on how to do it.
I wasn't sure if a link would be live or not without an account so I went with the safe choice of encouraging an account.
Seriously, GO FUCK YOURSELF SPOON.

City & Colour
Bring me your love-
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These are (as far as I know) the only two full length albums he's put out to date.
You should really really enjoy them if you've liked anything else I've posted.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: De_El on 24 Jan 2009, 20:04
Maybe you might want to be less of a dick, especially when you're new? I'm not sure what got you so riled up, but he was just trying to be helpful.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 24 Jan 2009, 20:35
Yea man, that was a bit uncalled for.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 24 Jan 2009, 20:48
Obviously what has gotten me a little riled up is the fact that like dude always always has to throw his ever so nonsensical bit of useless information in when it's clearly not needed. on the mediaf!re page it clearly already states that you can either A. make an account or B. not make one yet still upload and just not have the option to manage files.
Guy asked for information on how to fucking upload a file, the real logical way of going about this was in fact to create an account.
You can then manage your files, see if people are actually DLing what you're giving, blah blah you know the drill.
Soo yes spoon replied first, but didn't reply to his actual request for help. If he wanted to tell him how to, he should've done so in the first reply. Instead, he didn't, I did, and of course what i said didn't appeal to him(even though it had nothing to do with him) so he had to say something that fucking pinched my balls the wrong way and now I'm here wasting my time explaining it.
Since I'd feel like an asshole just posting this without any music in it,
.since I had just posted some acoustic music, figured I'd keep that going. with this
Minus The Bear-acoustics EP
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tyler on 24 Jan 2009, 21:37
This dude's angry posts still come attached with good music. I approve.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 24 Jan 2009, 23:29
The whole "lies!!!" part was, i do believe, supposed to be taken lightly. 
lets have good albums uploaded without fighting.
I'm uploading the Pan's Labyrinth OST.  I downloaded it for the Lullaby and love the whole thing. 


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Too many soundtracks feel interchangeable, and rare are the composers who really capture a movie's core. But Javier Navarrete has succeeded in his Oscar-nominated score for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, a dark fantasy set in 1944 Spain. The first cue, "Long, Long Time Ago," sets the melancholy tone with piano and voice; the spectral piano pops up several more times, and the theme is more fully developed in "Mercedes Lullaby." But it's the second track, the aptly titled "The Labyrinth," that really gives the listener insight into the movie's tenebrous universe. While Navarrete can certainly do short, intimate pieces dotted with telling arrangements (like the few trumpet notes adding a subtle Spanish flavor to "Rose, Dragon"), he excels on the longer tracks, such as "Not Human," which goes through a succession of moods, each one increasingly scary, without ever going overboard into cheap, demonstrative effects. Navarrete has already had a long career as a film scorer in Spain, and this won't be the last American audiences hear from him.
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Also, I have found quite a few more Architecure in Helsinki albums than uploaded here.  I'm putting them all 9 that i've found here.  Some I actually downloaded from here, i'm not trying to take credit, just making it easier.

Do The Whirlwind
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Fingers Crossed
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Heart It Races (single)
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In Case We Die
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Keepsake
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Kindling
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Like A Call
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Places Like This
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ALoveSupreme on 25 Jan 2009, 05:58
Thanks for posting that soundtrack.  As it downloads, I'm very much hoping that it will have the tracks that Captain Vidal was listening to while he was shaving (the record playing awesome spanish pop songs), but I feel like I may be disappointed.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 25 Jan 2009, 08:08
chillax man, i wasn't having a go, just pointing out that you don't need an account.  my view is that, without an account, it's slightly less tracable in the unlikely event that the copyright owner of the stuff you're uploading finds said uploads and gets all "legal-action"-y and such.  again, unlikely, but i don't like to take chances.

anyway, uploadage:

The Night Marchers - "See You In Magic" (2008)

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Something I uploaded for a mate a while ago, this is the newest project from John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt/Hot Snakes/Pitchfork/Sultans/Back Off Cupids/Drive Like Jehu), featuring other ex-members of Hot Snakes.  It's kinda like a blend of RFTC and Hot Snakes, but more laid back and melodic.  Really good stuff, one of the best albums I've come across over the last year.



Crowpath - "Son of Sulphur" (2005)

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The one I mentioned earlier.  Ridiculous chaotic grindcore concept album about an arsonist, with a couple of doom-metal numbers thrown in to break things up.  I realise this is kinda replying to a request (albeit a general genre-related one), but I'd been planning to upload this for a week or two anyway - it'd be up before now if it weren't for the fact that I came back to uni from a visit home, and left the CD at home.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 25 Jan 2009, 11:12
Thanks for posting that soundtrack.  As it downloads, I'm very much hoping that it will have the tracks that Captain Vidal was listening to while he was shaving (the record playing awesome spanish pop songs), but I feel like I may be disappointed.
Sorry to disappoint.  I just spent half an hour trying to find that tune, too, but nobody seems to mention it on IMDB, youtube, or any blogs that I could find.  D:   

The Airborne Toxic Event - Self Titled
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Borne by aspiring novelist and writer Mikel Jollett during a tumultuous period in his life, the Airborne Toxic Event (named after a section in American authorDon DeLillo's novel White Noise) were based in Los Angeles, and quickly made a name for themselves, earning a spot on the Top 25 /MySpace bands in Rolling Stone magazine in 2006. That award was notable given that the band formed earlier that same year, initially as a duo consisting of Jollett and drummer Daren Taylor. Soon, a roster expansion was needed, and classically trained violinist Anna Bulbrook was brought in to play viola and keyboards, jazz bassist Noah Harmon joined up, and the guitar slot was filled by Steven Chen. Their first show as the Airborne Toxic Event took place in fall of 2006, and was followed by a regional rise to stardom, attracting an indie label and critical attention. 2007 would see the Event record their first EP and single (both titled Does This Mean You're Moving On?), which only helped to heighten the band's standing in the scene. In 2008, the band signed with MajorDomo Records, and released their first album, The Airborne Toxic Event, later that year. The Event played the CMJ Music Festival twice (2006 and 2007 editions) and in 2008 were to be seen at the Austin, TX South by Southwest Music Conference. In further promotion for their debut, the Airborne Toxic Event had a full festival appearance schedule lined up for 2008, playing all over the United States, as well as a handful of shows in Canada and the U.K.
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The viola (the reason I downloaded the album!) is, regrettably, more subtle than I would like, buuuut it's still a fun album.
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Post by: mod_a on 25 Jan 2009, 12:36
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Diplo - Decent Work For Decent Pay, Collected Works Volume One
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01 Diplo - Newsflash (feat. Sandra Melody)
02 Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Diplo Work Is Never Never Over Remix)
03 M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Diplo Remix)
04 Spank Rock - Put That Pussy On Me (Diplo Tonite Remix)
05 Kano - Reload It
06 Diplo - 200
07 Bloc Party - Where Is Home? (Diplo Remix)
08 CSS - Lets Make Love….. (Diplo Remix)
09 Bonde Do Role - Solta O Frango
10 Samim - Heater (Diplo Extended Edit)
11 Hot Chip - Shake A Fist (Diplo Remix)
12 Diplo - Way More Brazil
13 Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix)
14 Claude Vonstroke - The Whistlerz (Diplo Remix)
15 Diplo - Smash a Kangaroo
16 Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Diplo Youngest Folks Remix)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplo_(DJ) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplo_(DJ))

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 25 Jan 2009, 14:16
The Airborne Toxic Event - Self Titled

Pretty sure I heard these guys on Fuse the other day while my friend and I were flipping through the channels at his house (usually the only time I watch television), and they weren't very impressive.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 25 Jan 2009, 15:37
Oh man, much love to the person who posted all those Architecture in Helsinki albums. I will be busy for weeks.
Also for the Pan's Labyrinth OST! I just watched that movie two nights ago, good timing. haha
Anyone a fan of At the Drive-In?
Well Jim Ward former member of atdi and sparta has an alt-county project know as Sleepercar.
He's toured with the likes of Coldplay and City and Colour. His music is quite solid.
Sleepercar
West Texas-
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Soo I know the policy is just to post whatever you feel like but I would rather at least like feel like I'm helping someone out?
With this stated I was wondering if anyone would be interested in Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, CaP'n Jazz, Patton Oswalt?! haha

Radical Face
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I can't find any reviews on this album because apparently it wasn't released? Someone can gladly correct me on that because I honestly have no idea. This is really good, again; if you have enjoyed anything I have posted you will surely enjoy this, I am right this very instant.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: De_El on 25 Jan 2009, 16:08
The Crying Light is soooo goooooooood
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Post by: Catacombs on 25 Jan 2009, 18:40
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.

Has the mediafyre ad's been pissing anyone else off lately?  When i copy a link and go to it, another page loads.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 25 Jan 2009, 19:27
I went to a record store friday called Vintage Vinyl.  If anyone's ever in the north New Jersey area, I highly reccomend stopping by there.  Anyway, I picked up a few albums, all of which have probably been posted here but are worth checking out if you don't have them yet.

The first is the folk-y solo project from Chuck Ragan, guitarist/vocalist from Hot Water Music.
Chuck Ragan - Feast or Famine
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The second is the third album from Kings of Leon.  I posted their other three a few pages ago.
Kings of Leon - Because of the Time
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The best Pearl Jam album, in my opinion.  It really encompasses everything they do.
Pearl Jam - Vs.
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The last is Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Redux version.  A sort of deluxe version of their debut album.  It features live/unreleased/alternate versions.
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Redux Disc 1
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If you want to get into Pavement but don't know where to start, DON'T start with these discs.  It could be overwhelming.  So I also uploaded JUST the album.
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Enjoy!
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 25 Jan 2009, 19:52
Grammatics s/t-
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Grammatics formed around April 2006 in a terraced house basement just outside Leeds city centre. We soon found that we share many mutual loves...argument, doing things in the most difficult possible manner and general pretentiousness. We are all deluded with grandeur. We write songs faster than we can learn them, rarely repeat song sections without warping them into something different and attempt to utilise any instruments we can find regardless of quality or tone. Grammatics are a stylistically diverse band and like to hop though most of the genres related to indie-rock. Maybe we are stylistically incoherent. Maybe we are self-indulgent. Hopefully we will please the ears of those susceptible to that kind of nonsense. Maybe you'll like our music...we don't especially care if you don't, otherwise it would hurt…The danger’s where you care...
 I feel like I've been posting too much lately but not nearly enough haha

Where about in North Jersey? Toward Hackettstown by chance, is that considered north? hmmm, cos I go there often.
THANKS for the pearl jam, i have been wanting to find an album by them to get into and you may have just solved my dillema.
Ahhh man you gotttaa warn about the m4a! lol no biggie though, convert convert convert
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: AdAstra on 25 Jan 2009, 23:17
for anyone who appreciates Bill Laswell, Indian Music, rhythm, incredible new things, I bring you listening material from Tabla Beat Science. a quick excerpt from some amazonian:

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A lushly lit riser at center stage holds a man inside a semicircle of tabla (Indian hand drums). Next to him is another man playing a sarangi, which looks like a giant egg slicer bowed like a cello (and believe me, that's not as silly as it sounds). At stage left are a full modern drumkit and a small bank of keyboards, leaving room in front for a fellow with an electric bass. On the other side two men sit at a table behind laptops, mixing and sampling in real time; further over is a DJ's turntable used for the odd vinyl scratch. Occasionally a chanteuse with a spill of big wild hair strolls out to provide some beautiful singing, enchanting even though hardly a word is in English.

Tabla Beat Science - Tala Matrix (2000)

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Tabla Beat Science - Talamanam Sound Clash: Further Adventures in Hypercussion

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Cire27 on 25 Jan 2009, 23:20
Do you guys like John Cougar Melloncamp?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 25 Jan 2009, 23:55
This Tabla Beat Science stuff is mesmerizing.  I love it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 26 Jan 2009, 05:32
At ClapYourHands, yea, i think Hackettstown is near there sort of.  For me, I take exit 130 off the Parkway South and get on Rt 1.  Make a U-turn and its in the strip mall with a big sign that says 'RECORDS'.  And yes, that is the album, IMO to get into Pearl Jam.  Also, i don't know what format they're in, they were ripped with iTunes.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 26 Jan 2009, 10:38
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Tracklist:

Disc 1
01. Knotty Pine (Dirty Projectors and David Byrne)
02. Cello Song (The Books and José González) [orig. Nick Drake]
03. Train Song (Feist and Ben Gibbard) [orig. Vashti Bunyan ]
04. Brackett, WI (Bon Iver)
05. Deep Blue Sea (Grizzly Bear)
06. So Far Around The Bend (The National and Nico Muhly)
07. Tightrope (Yeasayer)
08. Feeling Good (My Brightest Diamond)
09. Dark Was The Night (Kronos Quartet) [orig. Blind Willie Johnson]
10. I Was Young When I Left Home (Antony and Bryce Dessner) [orig. Bob Dylan]
11. Big Red Machine (Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner)
12. Sleepless (The Decemberists)
13. Stolen Houses (Die) (Iron & Wine)
14. Service Bell (Grizzly Bear and Feist)
15. You Are The Blood (Sufjan Stevens)

Disc 2
01. Well-Alright (Spoon)
02. Lenin (Arcade Fire)
03. Mimizan (Beirut)
04. El Caporal (My Morning Jacket)
05. Inspiration Information (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) [orig. Shuggie Otis]
06. With A Girl Like You (Dave Sitek) [orig. The Troggs]
07. Blood Pt 2 (Buck 65, Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti) [orig. The Castanets]
08. Hey, Snow White (The New Pornographers) [orig. Destroyer]
09. Gentle Hour (Yo La Tengo) [orig. Snapper]
10. Another Saturday (Stuart Murdoch)
11. Happiness (Riceboy Sleeps)
12. Amazing Grace (Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues)
13. The Giant of Illinois (Andrew Bird) [orig. Handsome Family]
14. Lua (Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch)
15. When The Road Runs Out (Blonde Redhead and Devastations)
16. Love vs. Porn (Kevin Drew) [/quote]

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4AD will be realeasing Dark Was The Night on February 17th. The compilation is filled with indie-tastic contributions and was produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The release will be available as a double-cd, triple-vinyl, and online download and all profits will benefit the Red Hot Organization, which is an international charity dedicated to fundraising and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The album will contain 32 exclusive tracks specifically recorded for the compilation. Let me just throw out a sampling of contributors to whet your indie appetite: Andrew Bird, Antony, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Kevin Drew, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst, Gillian Welch, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, and more. 

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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 26 Jan 2009, 10:47
NICE. I just got that Dark was the Night the other day, it's really really good. Great addition.

Radiohead
A Smell of Recognition(live acoustic session)
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: GMM on 26 Jan 2009, 12:44
Those of you downloading Dark Was the Night better be ordering the actual album as well. It's a charity benefit album, for fuck's sake.

Huge thanks to Scarychips for the Xiu Xiu album by the by, I've failed to get into them before but "I Love the Valley OH!" is AMAZING.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: AdAstra on 26 Jan 2009, 12:54
Onewheelwizzard, glad you liked it. Getting turned on to this stuff by my roommate in college sparked a real change in musical direction for me.  I could post further in the Indian/Western fusion direction, if anyone is interested.  There is some great music brought about by John McCloughlin and a group of classical Indian musicians in the 70s that I'd go with next.

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Those of you downloading Dark Was the Night better be ordering the actual album as well. It's a charity benefit album, for fuck's sake.

Or you could simply donate $ to a foundation that competitively awards grants for HIV research. Awareness is one thing, finding a cure is another.

American Foundation for AIDS Research
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 26 Jan 2009, 13:48
that Chuck Ragan album that Catacombs posted up there is awesome (so awesome that when i ordered it, it came with two of the CD in the case!  my brother was well chuffed with that!). 

i'm watching a dvd atm (which means i can't convert to mp3/rar-up a file because my laptop has such shite RAM that the dvd will endlessly skip if i do), but when it's finished, i'll upload the Rumbleseat album - Chuck Ragan, plus Chris Wollard (his bandmate from hot water music), and a girl whose name escapes me, playing sorta acoustic folk/country stuff, and includes the original version of California Burritos.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: AdAstra on 26 Jan 2009, 16:01
Wow... this one is from deep in my private stash of things that are just too good for the uninitiated to appreciate. Surprised to see it posted. You must check this one out.

a related uber-album on the way...

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Miles Davis - On The Corner

Could there be any more confrontational sound in Miles Davis' vast catalog than the distorted guitars and tinny double-timing drums reacting to a two-note bass riff funking it up on the first track from On the Corner?  Here are killer groove riffs that barely hold on as bleating trumpet and soprano sax lines interact with distortion-box frenzy. Michael Henderson's bass keeps the basic so basic it hypnotizes; keyboards slowly enter the picture,  Finally, Colin Walcott jumps in with an electric sitar and there are no less than five drummers. Davis and band move the music way over to the funk side of the street -- though the street funkers thought these cats were too weird with their stranded time signatures and modal fugues that begin and end nowhere and live for the way the riff breaks down into emptiness. "One and One" begins the new tale, so jazz breaks down and gets polished off and resurrected as a far blacker, deeper-than-blue character in the form of "Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X," where guitars and horns careen off Henderson's cracking bass and Foster's skittering hi-hats. It may sound weird even today, but On the Corner is the most street record ever recorded by a jazz musician.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 26 Jan 2009, 16:21
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Those of you downloading Dark Was the Night better be ordering the actual album as well. It's a charity benefit album, for fuck's sake.

Or you could simply donate $ to a foundation that competitively awards grants for HIV research. Awareness is one thing, finding a cure is another.

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Because god forbid anybody nowadays buys music for any reason, ever!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: AdAstra on 26 Jan 2009, 16:49
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Those of you downloading Dark Was the Night better be ordering the actual album as well. It's a charity benefit album, for fuck's sake.

Or you could simply donate $ to a foundation that competitively awards grants for HIV research. Awareness is one thing, finding a cure is another.

American Foundation for AIDS Research
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Because god forbid anybody nowadays buys music for any reason, ever!

That's clearly what I meant to say. Thanks for the translation.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 26 Jan 2009, 17:12
The Chuck Ragan-related project I promised earlier:

Rumbleseat - "Is Dead"

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Post by: Catacombs on 26 Jan 2009, 17:44
Awesome, thank you.
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Post by: Clintaga on 26 Jan 2009, 18:20
HOLY SHIT FUCK YEAH Acoustic Radiohead Album

I basically need a new laptop, since getting this made me There's Something About Mary all over my QWERTY...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 26 Jan 2009, 20:08
I started listening to this again in response to the Eastern music thread and thought that everyone who even has a slight interest in 'Eastern guitar music' should listen to this album:

Karl Sanders - Saurian Meditation

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The leader of Nile has created another sonic adventure with this album, melding the Middle Eastern flavors, rhythms and percussion with a guitar style that would bring to mind Jimmy Page sitting down with an acoustic guitar. The opening "Awaiting the Vultures" is a perfect example of this as Sanders evokes a mystical track that has a thick thread of tension throughout. The acoustically-leaning "Of the Sleep of Ishtar" is more in line with the likes of Kitaro, but to a lesser extant as Sanders' playing and vocals are almost choir-like. A pan flute can be also heard as the song plods along slowly over its nearly ten minutes. For some listeners it might be hypnotic, but for others it might put you to sleep too easily despite its strong ending. It's as if Sanders is conjuring up the ghosts of Zeppelin, Floyd and Queensrÿche to help make his own statement. "Luring the Doom Serpent"'s melody falls into place instantly and despite its deliberate, heavy percussion, Sanders' guitar and bolero-like style is quite appealing. "Contemplation of the Endless Abyss" has a distinct Gregorian chant aura to it as vocals ebb in and out of the quasi-ethereal effort. Throughout the album, Sanders seems intent on creating epic, cinematic music, particularly on the grandiose feeling of "The Elder God Shrine," the first tune that seems to have a definite groove. "Dreaming Through the Eyes of Serpents" again revisits a cross between Middle East and a spaghetti Western soundtrack. Here Sanders is at his finest in creating a mood and building upon it. Perhaps the sleeper pick is the meticulous and detailed "Whence No Traveler Returns," which resembles Adrian Legg if backed by a large ensemble. The drone that opens the closing "Beckon the Sick Winds of Pestilence" takes the rather ambitious and hypnotic album out the same way it came in. It's an album that is quite alluring, always challenging and rarely boring.

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Post by: essplode on 26 Jan 2009, 21:32
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EDIT***: Whoops, I just noticed that this has been previously posted... my bad. Either way, you should download it if you don't already have it!
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 26 Jan 2009, 22:36
Anyone remember Donnie Darko?
I am watching it now and I figured someone would enjoy the soundtrack?

DonnieDarko OST
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Why did I transform into a plantmonster?! I enjoyed the "not quite a lurker" what will I become next? lol
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 00:14
How do i post pictures, when i hit the image thing it doesn't let me select anything on my computer. Do i just enter a url in between the img and the /img?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 00:39
Wan Light is a Swedish indie-pop/electronica duo. Their band name comes from the name of an old orange juice song, but that's where the similarities start and end. If you like the flaming lips, this is for you. They're signed to Labrador Records and they rock my shit.

Wan Light - Let's Wake Up Somewhere Else
(http://shopbase.finetunes.net/shopserver/BinaryCacheServlet?datatype=fc300&albumid=1141645659354)
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Wan Light singer Krister Svensson's voice is nearly a dead ringer for that of Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, which means it's also not unlike Neil Young's -- high, reedy, perhaps a little bit of an acquired taste, but surprisingly affective and resonant. The Swedish duo's music also bears out some broader comparisons to those artists, and to California's like-minded Radar Bros., in its power to evoke an expansive sense of moodiness and melancholy that's comforting and gently hopeful rather than despondent, but that's hardly to suggest that Wan Light are imitators in any sense. What sets them apart are the varied and often unexpected ways they go about creating such a mood, which are remarkably eclectic considering the general consistency of affect, and their simple but endearing songwriting, which is unerringly melodic but never feels straightforwardly poppy and upbeat even at its peppiest. Their Labrador debut Let's Wake Up Somewhere Else encompasses earnest, gently drifting ballads ("It Doesn't Have to Be in Your Lifetime," "In the Heart of Sarah Freeman"), jangly pop songs built around snappy percussion loops and acoustic guitars ("Get It Straighter," "Awake, Drunk and Average," "All Things Go Round"), and assorted brief instrumental interludes. Texturally it ranges from the sparse, traditionalist piano accompaniment of "Freedom Fighters" to the skittering electronics of "Soul Sisters" to the lush blend of synths, symphonics, and an oddly poignant computer-voice sample on the gorgeous standout "The Astronauts." It's a lot of territory to cover in 40 minutes, but Let's Wake Up never comes across as rushed or overly ambitious, merely as a relaxed and refreshing glimpse into the hearts and minds of a couple of talented but unpretentious sentimentalists. As inventive as it is listenable, this is exactly the sort of album that habitually inspires laments about inevitable and undeserved obscurity, so spread the word; seek it out, soak it in, and share it with your loved ones.
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Wan Light - Carmaline
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Wan Light's sophomore set doesn't stray appreciably from the template established by its predecessor, employing a blend of 21st century indie rock, folk, symphonic pop, and gentle electronic textures to create an inviting, sweetly melancholic, and emotionally cohesive whole despite a considerable range in musical approach. Let's Wake Up Somewhere Else may not have contained anything as raw and ragged as "A Good Day for a Good Day Off," or a chorus as big-sounding as "The Eskimo in Me"; Carmaline is slightly lighter on the acoustic guitars and pianos and heavier on the synthy atmospherics -- but these aren't significant departures from the group's overarching aesthetic. Nor is this album, as a whole, any more (or less) rocky or upbeat or sonically fleshed-out, although it may be slightly wider-ranging -- once again, one of the most impressive things about Wan Light is their ability to balance these sets of attributes, and their myriad impulses and influences, to suggest a core consistency within their variety, resulting in something unified but far from uniform. (Another noteworthy novelty is the gossamer "Sketch for Vini," a brief homage to Durutti Column main man Vini Reilly that nails the guitarist's style and sound perfectly.) In the case of music this endearing and unassumingly distinctive, there's absolutely nothing wrong with more of the same; indeed, it's hard to imagine what Wan Light could have changed to make their music more deeply satisfying and enjoyable. When and if the duo gets around to making a third full-length, another album of the same vein and the same high quality would again be more than welcome; for the time being, there's plenty to recommend repeated listens to either of Wan Light's first two.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Jan 2009, 02:11
Diplo - Decent Work For Decent Pay, Collected Works Volume One

Tip O' The Hat, sir.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: dinkum on 27 Jan 2009, 03:59
The Chuck Ragan-related project I promised earlier:

Rumbleseat - "Is Dead"

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umm... what's the password? 
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 04:56
my bad.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Jan 2009, 05:13
We were trying to pass a "No Eve 6 albums" rule, but it's currently stuck in Mediafire Thread Senate.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 27 Jan 2009, 07:17
The Chuck Ragan-related project I promised earlier:

Rumbleseat - "Is Dead"

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umm... what's the password? 

i'm guessing you copied the wrong link or something, because i didn't put a password on either the upload itself or the .rar file...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 07:40
Holy crap, that was a lot of albums.  I didn't particularly like most of them, but damn thats a lot.  And i didn't have a problem downloading that Rumbleseat album, although when it was unzipping it said track 6 was corrupt, even though it added to iTunes fine.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 09:43
If we're gonna keep this thread running can we please at least institute one album per post?

Pretty please?

With cherries on top?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 10:02
Why?  I don't want to start an argument, I'm just wondering.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Jan 2009, 10:03
I'd go with three or four as a maximum.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 27 Jan 2009, 10:10
Aw, but c'mon, Sean.  Don't you love sloughing through people's entire music collections?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 10:23
Man Matt as much as I do...

Why?  I don't want to start an argument, I'm just wondering.

I agree with shutting down the mediaf!re thread for a while. Where it used to be a place to post music you wanted people to hear, now, a lot of people upload giant batches of music. Entire discographies are nice and all, but I don't think downloading an album to check out the artist and downloading the artist's entire collection of recorded works is equally defensible from a moral ground - I am coming off as more than a little preachy here, but honestly, I think that as fans of music that is as dominantly released by indie labels as this forum's readers seems to be, we have an obligation to actually buy albums too. I used to be of the naive school of thought that if people stop making money  of music only the dedicated artists will be left, which would have been a good thing, but then I realized most bands rely on being able to earn a dime off their albums to record albums and have time to tour on top of it - Joe Lally (or was it Brendan Canty? Someone find their copy of OBCBYL!) of FUGAZI, for instance, was reluctant to go on tour before he saw it was economically feasible.

Also mind if i bring up the mediaf!re thing again? I am kind of concerned with that
The mediaf!re thread feel like a giant garbage dump. In there is something that somebody will find cool every once in a while but the rest of the stuff is just trash. And it sucks and is horrible wading through it. Kiff's suggestion is a pretty good one, if we are to continue it. However I just think it needs to be put down. As Darryl has been saying, it makes us fat and lazy. Finding new music from it nowadays is so boring. We can start making finding music more exciting again by not uploading it and making the kids use google blog search or some other tool to find it. At least then your digging a little bit, instead of just picking it up off the ground. And the megaposts are just horrendous. They never have any sort of description ever and it is just boring. As it is right now, I really dislike the mediaf!re thread. Perhaps another incarnation of it in the future could be better, but now it is just kind of shit.
(beause i am concerned with these kinds of things)

Basically two reasons why megaposts sucks. 1 album per post I feel is a much better way to go about uploading. And try to make your album posts more interesting. You don't need to post leaks, anybody can find those. Post a rare album you have come across, or something by a band not a lot of people listen to.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 27 Jan 2009, 10:26
I was being facetious...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 10:32
i think a one or two album limit would be acceptable
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 10:38
I was being facetious...

I know don't worry.
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Post by: pat101 on 27 Jan 2009, 10:50
if everyone would quit bitching and just post music that would be ... ideal

Freeway - The Month Of Madness Mixtape (2008) [320kbps]


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it's quite good, enjoy.

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For all its post-Biggie flossing, draped in glaciers and platinum dentistry, rap has developed into a remarkably blue-collar occupation as of late. The Weezy Era has come to fruition through Wayne’s commitment to hitting the studio on a ludicrously frequent basis—churning out free mixtapes for the masses to share and hopping on damn near every prominent hip-hop single of the past three years—and it seems his contemporaries have taken extensive notes. Young Chris, citing he’s “up there with Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana,” made a push for prominence with a verse-per-day campaign throughout November; Killer Mike followed the unmitigated boastfulness of I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind Vol. 2 (2008) with a weekly freestyle series; the Clipse delivered a year-end sucker punch that trumped a majority of proper albums in an attempt to whet anticipation for the forthcoming Till The Casket Drops. If I hadn’t been so hopelessly lethargic during our year-end awards, these three promotions would’ve been the nominees for “Best Usage of the Internet Grind” or some such, but a majority of these attempts at more face time malfunction as cartoonishly as Inspector Gadget’s hat. Another Lloyd Banks mixtape? I’m good, thanks.

Which brings me to Freeway, he of the eternal “What We Do” and Ghostfacely growl. His missives on Philadelphia Freeway (2003) leaned perhaps too heavily on vocal idiosyncrasies as he croaked, rasped, and stumbled his way through verses, grizzly-like in his cadence. The worst were salvaged by sterling production and the odd face-twistingly great line (“If my kids hungry, snatch the dishes outcha kitchen”) could sometimes exemplify a supreme level of potential, a burgeoning knack for unusual diction melded with an undeniable sincerity that permeated the album’s highlights. And then that spark seemed to gasp and extinguish rather quickly: Free apparently got entangled in a major label mess with G-Unit and Roc-A-Fella and Free At Last (2007) spilled out of the womb feet-first two years after Freeway slipped into the neglected peripherals of the public’s consciousness.

But wait, is that smoke emanating from the kitchen? I believe someone left the stove on. There’s a crack joke in there somewhere, and I’m sure Free could mine it capably, but he seems to have something larger clenched in his bearded jaws this go round. Month of Madness, the ostensibly ill-advised track-per-day promotion Freezer carried throughout December, is a sweeping manifestation of self and maybe the most actualizing submission since Drought 3 (2006): Freeway bursting out of the cocoon of obscurity, dishing out knuckle sandwiches and two hour sermons. Where Weezy giddily bastardized the top 40, Freeway farms his own deep stable of producers, his diatribes soundtracked in equal competence by the fluctuating synths of Don Cannon and the sonorous thump of Tryfe’s compositions. Free’s collaborators weave something of a bursting walk-in closet worth of tailor-made suits, each distinct and dapper. Of course, slap designer duds on, say, Keak Da Sneak, and watch him soil it with mustard in mere seconds. Freezer makes these shits sing.

Speaking of: Lord, that flow. The overwhelming gruffness that sufficed but failed to inspire on Free’s previous work has metamorphosed into the equivalent of the night sky, each word placed seemingly wherever it’s pleased to be but deceptively held in place by an invisible, elegant force, every syllable brilliant, intoning on its own the full spectrum of emotion conveyed by the whole. “Straight Madness” is precisely that, scratches and percussion stabbing in and out, one that might beg for an ugly mauling—haphazard automatic weapon fire—but Free dials the delivery down a notch, assassin cadence slashing windpipes, while providing every drop of intensity the beat demands: “Anybody wanna transgress, I will show you how to pop this here / This is Jay-Z’s version of Craig Mack / Drop me from Fade To Black, put the little red laser in ya ear.”

At the center of all this sharp, burbling execution is the naked sobriety of “When I Die,” which smacks of the nostalgia of “Doo Rags” or “I Am, I Be.” Free’s voice sounds battered as he retraces his steps, relating Roc-A-Fella’s disintegration to divorce and the necessity of his fend-for-self worldview. It’s all implied beautifully: loneliness, disenfranchisement, and determination. Reassurance, too. Free, alluding to Barack Obama’s victory, is pleased he finally “got to see the day they let us in (yeh!).” It’s understood that’s enough spiritual sustenance to keep on treading. Back to the grind.

As his encore, the bouncing “So Cold” hums along with the same staunchness as the exercise’s opener, and our host, after unequivocally demolishing all placed before him over the past two hours, ominously proclaims “‘09, you’ll see,” like he hasn’t even shifted into second gear yet. It becomes apparent that, shit, Freeway’s proving every boast in triplicate. Free is stonefaced self-assurance personified about this, letting his glee out in the guttural “yeh!“s that punctuate particularly furious verses, but he knows. He knew before we did that he could go in this diamond-cutter hard, and Month of Madness is that internal drive, spawned from doubt and neglect but clad in glimmering hunks of undiluted color, the breezes of internet accessibility blowing this document to our feet like a ransom note. More importantly in the world of rule #4080, it may serve as the catalyst to get his third full-length into mastering and onto record store shelves.

So this notion, perhaps re-realization, in hip-hop that “I’m a great rapper, and I’m just gonna flat out rap better than everyone else” is a refreshing one. This is the same bit of noise all those neo-Native Tongues rappers were shouting at a number of years ago, only without the finesse or knowledge of nuance this new class of MCs seems to possess in spades. The prospect of where rap is headed in ’09 sends me fluttering on my way like some smitten adolescent because it feels competitive again. Wayne’s debut of his latest lascivious incarnation, “Yes,” concludes a harangue with a triumphant croak, “Bitch I’m the best!” It finally looks like someone might rebut that claim with some legitimacy this year: Dillatroit has been percolating some marvelous artistry for a bit, Jeezy just released the best record of his career, the Cool Kids are wielding their aesthetic with authority, Killer Mike recently hooked up with TI’s Grand Hustle imprint, Big Boi is lurking in the background somewhere, and now Freeway is no longer “that guy who rapped next to Jigga awhile back.” Just shorten that to “next.”
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 27 Jan 2009, 11:07
I feel like 3 to 4 is totally reasonable, but I agree, 20 album megaposts just reinforces people to post a bunch of stuff that no one might want, and they clog so much frickin' space. I am totally in favor of asking people to think about what they're posting. I think its a bit of a slippery slope to tell people what not to post (I wouldn't even be surprised if someone grabbed all that Beck and Springsteen, even if I know I didn't).

As far as telling people not to post leaks or whatever, I'm gonna have to disagree. Curtailing megaposts goes a long way towards filtering people from just vomiting up their WMP library onto the thread, but I personally am EXTREMELY selective about where I DL my free tunes, and Mediafire is definitely the top of my very short list. I got the Gnarls Barkley and Flogging Molly Leak from here, and I frankly don't know where I would have found them otherwise, because I just don't mess with Bit Torrents or whatever, I can't afford to go to an even moderately sketchy download site, and this thread has been blissfully safe and responsible about this kind of stuff. So don't concern yourselves with how lazy other people on the internet for, if you have an album or 2 or 3 that you like, that you think can or will enrich other peoples lives, go to town, sounds great, but please, recognize that everyone here wants to participate, and megaposting either turns off potential users, or overwhelms those of us who do want to see what you guys have to offer.

And to reiterate, Please post album descriptions, I hate "Get this album it's good" posts.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: iliveinsalemor on 27 Jan 2009, 11:26
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.

also


Anyone into Screamo, Grindcore, Power-Violence, Digital HXC Music, Machine abuse/digital error, type shit?

Holla if anyone is cuz I've been trying to find some on here and it doesn't look like too many posters on here dig it.

check out "son of sulphur" by crowpath.  i'd up it, but mediaf!re's being a cock again.

Downloaded it. Its pretty cool. I like listening to it just over and over, don't really remember single songs.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: iliveinsalemor on 27 Jan 2009, 11:29
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.


To upload to mediaf!re you have to have an account. It takes like 0.4 seconds, just requires your email and a p/w.
then once that is done you simply click the green upload files button on your main mediaf!re page, it'll open a window where you can select from your computer's files what you want to upload.. please just make sure you archive a file before you upload it to mediaf!re.
That's basically it, everything else is a figure out as you go type thing.

Have an account. Uploaded files. OOOO. There not archived. That must be it. Cool. Been trying to post my links for awhile. Now I know how.  :-)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 13:21
Man, I should have never posted that Donnie Darko, it's all Franks fault.
None of this would have happened! haha Please don't go to one post per person!!
I can't do that shit. EVER. well I can, but some days I find several things that I want to give.
How would you go about making sure someone only posts 1-3 albums per post and what's to say they can't just re post after??
I'm not starting anything(even though I like to :angel:) I'm just curious as to how someone limits posts?  Does the main guy set something up to only be able to place one # sign in a post? I don't understand.
ALSO. I think I found a lot of good stuff in this huge megapostfacefuck-extravaganza. The Ra Ra Riot Demo, like a trillion other things.
 I actually prefer to sort through a lot of music to find something really good. So whoever created this catastrophe of conversation and creation of ideas to limit, kudos you bastard.  :-D
My perspective, I'd rather have all this music being posted than have nothing to find on here for weeks.
The megaposts aren't everyday all day, 1000 pages new a week, they come in waves and this is just another wave and for once this wave was excellent in my opinion. Do what you guys want though I'm just a plantmonster..which I still don't want to be! lol

OH and to the person above me..I'm glad you found my advice useful!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: GMM on 27 Jan 2009, 13:24
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Those of you downloading Dark Was the Night better be ordering the actual album as well. It's a charity benefit album, for fuck's sake.

Or you could simply donate $ to a foundation that competitively awards grants for HIV research. Awareness is one thing, finding a cure is another.

American Foundation for AIDS Research
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Sorry if I came off as assholish there, your suggestion is entirely reasonable and sensible. Good work AdAstra!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 13:43
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Rules:

No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 27 Jan 2009, 13:59
When I use the mediaf!re links on here it has that one click thing to download the album, how do I do that when I upload shit to mediaf!re? I've been trying to figure it out.

also


Anyone into Screamo, Grindcore, Power-Violence, Digital HXC Music, Machine abuse/digital error, type shit?

Holla if anyone is cuz I've been trying to find some on here and it doesn't look like too many posters on here dig it.

check out "son of sulphur" by crowpath.  i'd up it, but mediaf!re's being a cock again.

Downloaded it. Its pretty cool. I like listening to it just over and over, don't really remember single songs.

yeah it does kinda blur together a bit, but it's good for if you're really pissed off.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 14:58
What the fuck?
Where did all those albums go?!!
SAD. :cry:
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Orcusmars on 27 Jan 2009, 14:59
I think having a 3-4 album per post limit seems reasonable. Maybe even 2.

For the last couple months, this thread has been opening me up to new bands, and i think it's neat to find out that you like something, and then to go on a hunt to find more of it. However, having an entire discography in front of you kind of ruins the magic, you know?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 15:07
- An implicit goal of this thread is to bring good music to the attention of more people, but it is impossible to distinguish between good and bad music, or interesting and non-interesting music.

this, i don't think is right. if i'm not mistaken, the purpose of the thread is to share specific music that you, the uploader, think other people should hear. so it's quite easy to distinguish between good and bad because that's up to the uploader and no one else.


and, even though i agree with the logic of your other points, i still think this thread has gotten a little tiresome and could use a change, if not a break alltogether.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 27 Jan 2009, 15:16
Mixtape clearing time

Paper Route Gangstaz - Diplo & Benzi Present: Fear And Loathing In Hunts Vegas mixtape (2008) [320kbps]

(http://www.cokemachineglow.com/images/8541.jpg)

Pt. 1
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http://www.mediafire.com/?inmmzooiwobPt. 2
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http://www.mediafire.com/?zntgwjznnzn


from
Coke Machine Glow
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I keep seeing this word “hipster” scattered about like so much mucus (it’s flu season). If derisive friends both old and new are to be believed, I live in one of the great hipster nexuses of the megaverse, or at least of the Midwest. I buy vinyl near the Pitchfork offices. I see Flosstradamus on the train sometimes. A guy that lives across the street from me takes photographs of Joanna Newsom. You are already pissed off: “He must be a hipster.” But I don’t think I am. No hipster does, I realize. But for real! If I am, someone let me know. I see these hipsters clicking about my hood, or at least the people who technically would be considered hipsters and are actually just taller and skinnier and have better facial hair than me (meaning any). They seem to be having fun, looking like pirates as they do.

But there is this concern and correlating antipathy toward hipsters and hipsterdom, or where hipsters hang out or what the hipsters like and how that all totally fucking sucks man. This is displeasing unto me. Why give a fuck? Hating groups of people doesn’t really work unless the group adheres to a strict definition—like Cincinnatians, Juggalos or bike mechanics, my three least favorite. Hating groups of people is cool, within reason; it shows that one draws lines in the sand. (It becomes uncool when that line is around, like, Haitians or whatever, but still.) In absence of a definition, though, being a group-hater just makes you a douchebag. Hipsters like lots of things and dress like lots of different types of pirates and vampires. But I can’t just call everyone who’s skinny and has better facial hair than me a hipster and then hate them, because then I’d have to hate my friend Jon. He’s very skinny and has phenomenal facial hair. And he’d hate being called a hipster, even though he wears tight jeans.

I’m treading water here. But there’s a part of me that listens to Fear & Loathing in Hunts Vegas and sits utterly enthralled at the encyclopedic hotness on display and then hears a sniveling catcall from the peanut gallery: “Hipster rap!” What could this criticism mean? I know to whom it applies: the kingly Cool Kids, Diplo (present), Kidz in the Hall, maybe Wale (present), maybe Charles Hamilton, maybe Lil Wayne if he hadn’t up and sold a record to everyone in America. Still, the name doesn’t make any sense. If hipster rap is intelligent, fashion-conscious, and proudly underrepresented I don’t know what differentiates it culturally or critically from golden era Native Tongues or backpack rap from the late ’90s or Def Jux from the early aughts—and all these epochs of rap are cool to still like, I think, and were generally just considered “good” in their time. I have problems with the delineation hipster in the first place, since the group doesn’t seem to actually exist outside of the editorial mission statement of Vice magazine, and I have bigger problems still with those who would rail against this Jabberwocky. This notion of “hipster rap,” or even rap that only hipsters like, is the utmost extension of this nonsense. Which party did the Cool Kids not sound good at, again?

Well, okay: you may not feel the Cool Kids. You’re wrong, but this mixtape, cobbling unknown Georgian emcees with baleful fire via the Block Beataz and a couple better-known hipster rap DJs, is different. Indeed, if this mixtape, the production of which often makes me feel like a T-1000, superficially resembles anything, it’s that oft-flagellated emblem of hipsterdom, ye olde gacking Girl Talk. I have come out against Greg Gillis since I knew Greg Gillis existed; at Lollapalooza, which sucked anyway, I openly jeered him; when he comes up in even casual and friendly conversation, I ready my gauntlet of criticisms. But Girl Talk doesn’t suck because of whom Girl Talk appeals to (“hipsters”), because that group even includes my one friend Jason who wears Zoo York hats. Girl Talk sucks because Girl Talk sucks, lacking any ear for flow or tonal complexity and snickering malevolently at the juxtaposition of familiar white indie rock against brutally decontextualized rap lines.

There is some of that in this. Here, too, we find Sam Cooke chipmunked, Weezer twirling out familiarly beneath coke raps, Trainspotting synthesizer melancholia, Prince chintz and so on. We find again an insistence upon partying. But the difference between Girl Talk and this mixtape is that when Girl Talk references a party or partying it is exactly one thing—a euphemism for blow—whereas the undercurrent of melancholy sustained here implies a more nebulous party as a corollary to a more nebulous desperation. The frequently misogynist braggadocio of these raps draws no chuckles; rather, presented in their entirety and not as catchphrases bleated ad infinitum, the words sting with the profound ugliness such sentiments merit. The semi-screwed hook “Rollin rollin rollin / We ain’t slept in weeks” doesn’t leave the listener yearning to join the caravan but instead wondering from what desperate blankness these emcees have fled.

Instead of whatever base fashionista subjugation of hip-hop may be implied by the term “hipster rap,” this Paper Route Gangstaz’ mixtape sounds like an exploration of a solitary type of melancholy, that sort of sad way of being fly that the best of this decade’s mainstream hip-hop has rendered as code. The anger that defined this form fifteen years ago has subsided in popular thought to a constant weariness evinced by T.I., by Jeezy, by Kanye and Hova, and so many more. Only recently has that cocksure worldliness filtered into the underground and unsigned, and it’s this exact phenomenon that’s been iced as “hipster rap.” If this is hipster rap, then fine: these blankfaced hipsters are on point, where/what/whoever they are. People’s problem is not with the hipsters or with Girl Talk, it’s with reductionist logic and token appropriation. Call it like it is. The way Girl Talk subjugates hip hop’s long history into a squirrelly sequence of punchlines: backlash there. The way those skinny dudes with good facial hair lavish praise upon the Cool Kids or Weezy alone, ignoring (say) Freeway: backlash there. But where is that reductionism or tokenism here? Eviscerated by the friction blaze of hi-hats ticking against sublime rhymes, Weezer sample dancing solo nearby. Call it like it is. It’s a rap album.
Clayton Purdom :: 21 January 2009

Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegience To The Grind Vol. 2 mixtape (2008) [192kbps VBR]

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http://www.mediafire.com/?mmdmttyiyr5
(http://smilaforum.org.ua/userpix/870_killer_mike__i_pledge_allegiance_to_the_grind_ii_2008_1.jpg)

from
HipHopDX (I don't really know the site, but it's not an awful review)
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He may be a around 6’5” and 300 pounds with a prefix of “Killer” on his name, but Mike is as friendly as a teddy bear if you ever happen to come across him in the A. Put a mic in front of the man’s face and you find out quick fast how he got that prefix as he raps like a hungry, caged grizzly bear. Mike is as ferocious as they come on the mic, with the command and presence reminiscent of Chuck D or Ice Cube. Just like those legends, Killer Mike is determined to enlighten the ghetto, albeit in his own way. The former Outkast disciple is more Saigon than Immortal Technique; there is plenty of sugar to help the medicine go down on his latest venture I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II.

“10 G’s,” complete with its chopped and screwed Biggie sample, serves as a great appetizer for the rest of the LP. Killer delves into the deeper content with his double time flow on “Can You Hear Me”; “okay yeah, like most black males/I done made my fair share of crack sales/how could you not want to see me prevail?/how could you wanna see me locked in jail?/how could you ignore my people in hell?/in Adamsville, in Mechanicsville/how could you take all our honor and jobs/and expect us not to steal and to rob/…/so we took the crack and put it in rap/now your kids is high off that.”

Mike teams up with rhyming hero Ice Cube for “Pressure,” and it’s a politically charged joint as you may expect. Mike puts the Killer in his name in the final verse when he gets really vicious. It also sounds like it was would have fit better on Cube’s last album than this one given the production. Another like-minded emcee in Chamillionaire joins Mike for some shit talking one of the albums biggest tracks, “Big Money, Big Cars.” “God Is In The Building” is that ghetto gospel that would make Pac proud; “god emcee boy, ex d-boy/only thing real in a room full of decoys/angel wings got a nigga fly higher/I hope my success burn you like hellfire/I hope seeing me with cars dressed fresh, torments your ass like a man possessed.”

Mike continues Outkast’s "Art of Storytelling" with the underworld classic “City of Dope.” While it’s a great song, it’s a questionable closer to the album. “If I Can’t Eat Right,” Mike’s motivational seminar, is the obvious closer in my opinion. Much like at the end of his classic “That’s Life,” Mike is as good preaching to the listeners as he is rapping to them; “Ask you a question, how you finna go to bed right now when you gonna wake up in the morning broke? How you gonna go to bed right now knowing that your kids gonna wake up hungry?...Get about your money man, if you knew better you would do better man. If you knew how much you was worth you would ask for more than you get. You understand me?”

You’ll be hard pressed to find complaints about I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II. Sure, it could have finished better and a couple songs wouldn’t have been sorely missed (“You See It,” “I’m The Shit”), but this is a pretty easy front to back listen. While there is certainly a lot of dead presidents talk, Mike spends more time telling you how to get it than telling you what he’s got. Unlike many of his regional counterparts who are only concerned about telling you how they shine and all the rocks in their palm, Mike is unquestionably looking out for his people; even when he takes that route. There are few rappers in Hip Hop today that the game truly needs; Killer Mike is one of them.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 15:43
I don't think limiting anything would be a good idea.  If the uploader finds something that they think someone else should hear, they upload it.  If it doesn't sound like you would be interested in it, JUST SCROLL PAST IT!  Is that so hard?

However, I absolutely hate when someone uploads something without any explanation, or a "get this its good".  You don't have to post a long review either, but that usually doesn't help either.  A one or two sentence, "sounds like/you'll like this if you like (whatever)" review is perfect.

Granted, you can find the majority of whats posted here by other means, but what if it's something completely new?  I've gotten into a lot of new bands and genres that I never would have heard if it weren't for this thread.

Besides, i often go out and buy the album after I download it here.  You get to help the artist, better quality, and neat packaging.  Plus, it's fun to look through a big record store.  This thread kind of acts like a safety net; I've downloaded things here that i thought i would like, and ended up hating it, which in turn saves me money, which i spend on other artists...or something like that.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 15:48
Pedro the Lion - Control (don't let the fact that he's Christian deter you, these are some good tunes, very macabre material)
(http://bigcartel.com/account/11907/91086/300.jpg)
AMG Review:
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Christian indie rock? It had to happen, what with Christian metal and punk rock having been around for a decade or longer. Singer/songwriter David Bazan of Pedro the Lion is surely devout, but rather than preach a clean lifestyle or dedicate his music to Jesus, his songs are about believing in, questioning, and challenging his faith. His fans are more indie than Christian, digging his lilting whine of a voice and his downbeat, somber tunes, which occasionally rock but more often drone. Control is in no way a departure from his other albums. Bazan, who plays guitar, drums, bass, and keyboards on Control and often handles all the instruments on his records, is joined this time by Casey Foubert on bass, percussion, and keyboards. Bazan is a fine guitarist and his tunes are strong but he's no Elliott Smith yet. Perhaps if he expands his songwriting and subject matter, he could be a future heir to the tragically vacated indie rock confessional throne Smith occupied.
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P.S. I'm debating whether or not to repost the other stuff. there seems to be some controversy which is kinda retarded, but iono, you guys have been here longer, do you want it or not
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 27 Jan 2009, 15:56
I think that the biggest problem some people are finding is that not only is the thread getting cluttered, but some people haven't been able to find those little gems that we used to discover in the thread upon its conception.
Of course, it really has run the gamut, and a lot has been done already. And now it's getting more difficult for some to find those. (Especially with Kai gone.)
This is likely because there is so much to download, --especially in one post-- that it can become overwhelming to really consider trying out any of the things that are posted.
It's like walking into a record store and frantically scanning everything because there's just so much, and the place itself is so large and expansive that it makes you dizzy.
So, when people say clutter, I'm willing to venture that some of them are saying that they hate having to wade through all of it because everyone's posts are so long. It gets harder for the individual to get their recommendation out there. You might upload an album, only for it to get swallowed up by a discography post. And don't say that if people really wanted to find it then they would search diligently, slowly, methodically, and patiently. Because at that point, some voices, or in this case, uploads, can overwhelm the smaller ones, who might never be heard because of it. Finding your own subjective needle in the haystack is for some aesthetically more enjoyable when they don't have to rely on one person's opinion or listen to an entire page to find something they like. Sometimes smaller doses can better help people out. Otherwise I feel like those who are complaining might be experiencing a weariness and/or overload of music.
So, interpreting all of the complaints I've heard for those saying that they are being completely irrational. Have a heart. I venture to guess that what they are trying to say is that they feel like finding and listening to music here is becoming a chore. Unenjoyable.

Also; I'm not expressing my opinion, but helping to interpret those that have stuck it out through the beginning, because they're the ones it seems most likely to feel this way, being here from the start.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 16:06
that seems reasonable. i'll respost only the less known shit and i'll do it over time. Feel better?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 16:10
^ This. Music Scribbles has said everything I wanted to say.

This ain't a blog kids. Everything ever doesn't need to be here.

and man where is Daz when you need him.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 27 Jan 2009, 16:12
that seems reasonable. i'll respost only the less known shit and i'll do it over time. Feel better?
Don't ask me. I'm not upset.
I mean, I've been gone from the forums for about a year now. This is all new politic to me.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 16:17
okay, glad that's sorted out.

on an unrelated note: would it be possible/desirable to hide this thread from non-members just like I Like Hurrrr? because, as you may or may not know, the whole mediafire word filter plan didn't really work to prevent this thread from being searchable via Google (my bad). however, after a little experimentation i realized that I Like Hurrrr is NOT searchable from Google, probably because of it's hidden status.

thoughts?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 16:17
If you guys don't want everything, then how about Everything Everything?
Everything Everything - Suffragette Suffragette (It's just two songs but with lyrics like "who's gonna sit on your face when i'm gone, who's gonna sit on your face when i'm not there" how could you not check it out?)
(http://www.gigwise.com/artists/Image/everything200.jpg)
Manchester Music Review:
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After having been covered on the live circuit with some excitement by MM’s Cath A, Everything Everything have been serving up a range of impressive, but equally baffling live performances. Their sound, as many will attest, is not one that can be easily defined. A mixture of rock, post rock, afrobeats, prog, deep harmonies and indie spikes, the lead track “Suffragette Sufrragette” is addictive. The rhythm conspires to throw you off beat, whilst a vocal skips into falsetto before the structure rumbles into a head shaking middle eight, which seems completely at odds with the stifled, dub assisted strums.

Everything Everything aren’t different for the sake of it and there’s no disjointed distillation of influences either. This single is an inspired charge at the established order. It defines it’s own genre, at the same time, spinning out an intelligent barrage of guitar arrangements, mixed tempos and sing-a-long angelic harmonies. If you want a clue as to what else they can do, the next song “Luddites & Lambs” is crammed with jangling prog / post rock guitar phrases and sweet, but off-kilter vocalisations. There are a lot of new bands on North West scene, never mind the UK as a whole, but if I had to back one act for 2009 - and one that has instantly woken me up to something completely new - it’s Everything Everything.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 16:19
Danny, that is a pretty good idea. I approve of it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 16:20
Okay, this is getting a little out of hand haha.
First off, this forum has opened up my eyes to realize that there is seriously so much music out there that I never thought was.
After going through this forum once, I was like WOW I am not as musically enthusiastic as I thought!
Soooo thanks to everyone who has made this great forum "cluttered"
Nicky Thrice..you posted so much good stuff man! that ra ra riot demo?? i've never heard it, I'm not asking you to repost it cos that goes against the rules, but could you tell me the name so i can go and find it????  There was so much shit that i wanted to grab and i had to get off and then BAM it felt like it never was there lol i can't even remember what you posted or else i'd go find it elsewhere. damnittt!
You all have great points in your own ways. The whole genre-nizing thing though, like there are so many different genre's that have been opened up to me through this site. Why would you possibly keep it to certain ones?? That's what i call LAME lol
Good music is good music, I listen to like everything, there are certain things that I cannot get into, I try to only have the best music in my collection but that's what scrolling is for, you don't like something, don't get it.

And an easy way to solve the whole tooo much music at once thing...GET A MEDIAF!RE ACCOUNT. hit save it to your files! lol
You have no idea how much shit i have yet to listen to because it's just saved and waiting for me. but that's what's cool. this place gives you the option to find shit that you'll never find elsewhere, i'm sure you couuulld find it elsewhere but i've gone to record stores before with my mp3 player in hand, looking for an album, even though i don't own a car nor an actual cd player lol and have not found half the shit i've found on here.
Sooooo yeah let's just please post music?!
Brand New-The Holiday EP
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http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?fjd9keietgzTracks on here are as follows
The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot(acoustic)
Logan To Government Center(demo)-better than original version off of Your Favorite Weapon
The Quiet Things That No one Ever Knows(acoustic)
Good To know that if I ever need attention all I have to do is die(acoustic)
yep!
The whole private thing is a great idea because I must admit, if you know the littlest about this site it is really easy to find on google.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 16:22
And an easy way to solve the whole tooo much music at once thing...GET A MEDIAF!RE ACCOUNT. hit save it to your files! lol

thought this should be extra prominent because i did not know you could do that! SWEET
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 27 Jan 2009, 16:24
Claphands, no rules have been set down yet. Nicky Thrice can post all of those things.
Reread my post, or any of the others.
The point was to make it possible for everyone to actually have a chance at their music being shared.
Mr. Thrice can post his Ra Ra Riot. The major complaint was with über posts.

Also; I second hiding this thread.


Faraquet - The View From This Tower
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The Archers of Loaf - Vee Vee
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 16:35
And an easy way to solve the whole tooo much music at once thing...GET A MEDIAF!RE ACCOUNT. hit save it to your files! lol

thought this should be extra prominent because i did not know you could do that! SWEET

Yeah man, I didn't know that either until my harddrive started filling up like maddd fast haha and I was just staring at the media page and it hit me like bricks. I was like NOFUCKINGWAY!
i seriously have like 100 albums yet to dl. Everyone should seriously do it. SERIOUSLY.
And to the dude above me, I know no rules have been set, I'm just trying to all around respect the catastrophe that has been brought up on this day. lol I mean, you guys have been here a fuck of a lot longer than me so like..you know what I'm trying to say.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 16:53
I agree with hiding the thread.  It seems to be a good solution at this point in time.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Jan 2009, 17:06
and, as an added bonus (if it worked), we'd be able to remove the word filter from mediafire (not that it's a terrible burden, or anything anyway).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 17:30
I'm not gonna repost all that shit. but if you want any of it you can sort through it on mediaf!re.
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=d05294188549691ae7c82ed4b8f0c380acde67bbb0c2e23b5621d66e282a0ee8That folder has a bunch of stuff that i uploaded, feel free to grab w/e you want.

That Ra Ra Riot demo was never released. It was a bunch of remixed songs and they're pretty good. I don't remember where i picked it up.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 27 Jan 2009, 17:40
A good friend of mine is taking his band on tour today, and I guess now is as good a time as ever to upload a couple of their songs.

Vinyl Williams - (Pseudo Ersatz + Behemoth)

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I don't really have a description handy (sorry), so here's their myspace.

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If you're anywhere near where they'll be touring, I heartily recommend going and seeing them.

Having an entire discography in front of you kind of ruins the magic, you know?

This is stupid. I could just as easily say "Having any music at all right in front of me kind of ruins the magic, ya know?" Once you decide to use this thread for sharing music you can't compromise based on some intangible principle that means nothing. All you are doing is punishing people who want to listen to new music (the point of the thread) such as this guy:

What the fuck?
Where did all those albums go?!!
SAD. :cry:

I never said take the music off, just keep it to fewer albums per post.

Honestly, in retrospect, I can't think of why I thought that would help. But yeah, keep the music train coming. That's what it's all about, come day's end.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: est on 27 Jan 2009, 18:10
Oh hey, we sure are the first google hit for "mediafire thread".  I'll look into hiding this thread from the outside world, but I am not sure it's as easy as that.  I know we can hide forums, just not sure about individual threads.  In the past Jeph's not wanted this forum to be registered-users only.

An alternative would be moving the thread into one of the hidden forums, but that just doesn't feel right.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 27 Jan 2009, 18:13
Perhaps a separate members-only mediafire forum, with threads according to genre?  Or would that twist the original intent too much?
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Post by: Lwize on 27 Jan 2009, 18:18
All good things must come to an end.
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Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 18:24
Dogg we are trying to improve the future lighten up.

1ww that brings up the problem of now having two threads leaching off jeph's bandwidth. And the original problem of us wanting to keep the mediafire thread out of reach by an easy google search.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 19:04
I'm not gonna repost all that shit. but if you want any of it you can sort through it on mediaf!re.
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?sharekey=d05294188549691ae7c82ed4b8f0c380acde67bbb0c2e23b5621d66e282a0ee8That folder has a bunch of stuff that i uploaded, feel free to grab w/e you want.

That Ra Ra Riot demo was never released. It was a bunch of remixed songs and they're pretty good. I don't remember where i picked it up.
You're the man.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Catacombs on 27 Jan 2009, 19:27
I was also thinking of having a members only thread.  Or, like some forums do, lock it to members with 50(or whatever) or less posts.  This is a little bit of a double sided sword though, because I'm sure some member's first post was here, and they gave some great music.

I also hate the idea of the different thread for each genre.  THAT ruins the fun more than anything.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 27 Jan 2009, 19:31
It does have its pros though, since you wouldn't have to wade through any bullshit you didn't want. And you would know where to find anything you wanted.

Though I think one giant thread is better as well, and I am pretty sure est shot down the idea of multiple threads already.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 19:36
I was also thinking of having a members only thread.  Or, like some forums do, lock it to members with 50(or whatever) or less posts.  This is a little bit of a double sided sword though, because I'm sure some member's first post was here, and they gave some great music.

I also hate the idea of the different thread for each genre.  THAT ruins the fun more than anything.

50 or less posts? I might have to megapost 21 albums.  :wink:
Yeah the whole seperate genre thing is a bit complex. Not only does it KILL the fun; it's also very hard these days to put one specific band/artist into one specific genre. You would have more genre threads than your grandmother knows how to sew together.
I'm all for just having this thread, less well known to the populous, slightly more "presentable", and at the same time, just the way it is.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Orcusmars on 27 Jan 2009, 19:56
Maybe just put this thread into a separate forum only. Unless this is more terribly complicated than my experience has taught me, it could be a really easy transition, and the only thing would be finding a sweet spot for members allowed in.

This thread is basically the only reason I come here (other than to make stupid comments about music), so I'd hope my qualifications were up to snuff.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 27 Jan 2009, 20:42
A 50 post lock out is a bad move, because we have tons of lurkers who finally come into themselves and more often than not do so to share really excellent CDs, so whatever conclusion you arrive at, please don't make it that.

So basically, for every time you post an acoustic album that I will download, which is probably anytime you load an album with an acoustic guitar on it, I will PM you a beautiful poem that I will intend to enrich your life as much as your album has enriched mine*.

(http://sekklow.com/mixes/Sekklow%20-%20Mind%20The%20Step_sm.jpg)
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I love Music, this much is practically a given. And so it is with utmost sincerity when I tell you that Sekklow's Mind The Step Mix set is basically the fucking sweetest fucking album I have fucking listened too in a long time. I can't quite explain it, but I'll try. Basically, Dubstep is when electronic music decides to turn town the "Fluff" and turn up the "Skunky, Demonic, Wheezing, and Face-Smashingly poppin' Bass, Beats, and Bump". Now what this mix proceeds to do is take that formula and MASTERFULLY craft it into the single smoothest sounding Party Mix I have ever heard (Yes, I have like 15 Fabric and Fabriclives, my qualifier stands). But it's more than that, as much fun as you and everyone in the room will have when you throw it on, you can also bring the party inside.

For anyone whose never done this with other music (Onewheelwizzard & his brood probably know exactly what I'm talking about), take this record, put it on when no one else is around or gonna be around for like and hour and a half, and just VIBE your frickin' brain out. Just chill, take in every single note and digitally remastered synth/bass/drum line, and just explore as many different possibilities in your own head as you can. It never ceases to amaze what kind of places truly inspired music can take you, and this record is just a guaranteed ticket to "Smoothsville". Special notice goes out to the Sekklow remix  of "Use Somebody" by the Kings of Leon, this is easily my absolutely favorite piece of electronic music ever, including the Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger/Around the World Mix from Alive 2007 by Daft Punk and Breathe by The Prodigy. I seriously cannot listen to the drop in this track without totally losing my shit all over the place, this usually results in me having to bust moves and cut rugs all up and down in this biznitch.

In conclusion, take this album and rock out/jam out with your cock/clam out.

*I wont send crappy poems to people who posted crappy acoustic records (Does not compute).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 27 Jan 2009, 20:50
MGMT - Time to Pretend EP
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No Review Available: This EP has similar music to their album. Check out Indie Rokkers, that song is the shit.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 27 Jan 2009, 21:39
Wolves in the Throne Room - Malevolent Grain

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Brand new vinyl only EP release from the grimm Cascadia black metal horde: Wolves In The Throne Room. 2 brand new songs (1 per side) that further solidify their death like grip on the jewel throne of American Black Metal. As with their mind blowing debut: "Diadem of 12 Stars", Jamie Meyers (Hammers of Misfortune) lends her beautiful voice to the track on Side A "A Looming Resonance".

The "Malevolent Grain" EP is the first to feature their new guitar player Will Lindsay (formerly of Middian) who had been the band’s touring bass player. The sound of this new recording blazes down similar paths as their past albums but seems to have even more depth and darkness than before.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:13
I am sorry people but I will bump this til we get to the next page for an Announcement
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:14
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:14
see above
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:14
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:14
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:14
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:15
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:15
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:15
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:15
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:16
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:17
see above
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:17
see above
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Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:18
see above
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Tom on 27 Jan 2009, 22:21
That Telepathe record sounds like an antique of our generation and not in a good way. Also, announcement time.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:26
Consider the following an official addition to the current Rules:


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Before you post in this thread, take a minute and consider the following:

Think of this as the community chest. Everyone is free and encouraged to contribute to it, with that in mind:

* This thread is for you to share  the music that you love for people who would normally not be able to access it. This is not an everything-goes-all-the-time mp3 blog.
* Think about what you are uploading. Is it easily available elsewhere and popular? If yes, is it really worth it to upload and post here?
* Have some self control. Is it really necessary to upload the entire discography of this band? Is it all really so excellent? If it is, don't worry. Whoever downloads this will surely realise this and look for more material on their own.

To return to the community chest, imagine you one day open the chest and everyone threw everything inside it. There's probably more things that you can use there now, but they are now buried in a mountain of debris and you'll likely miss the good stuff anyway! Imagine though, that you come to the chest one day and you find that everyone thought about what might best serve us all and the neatly placed it inside. This is what this thread should be.


Now the current rules stand as

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No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.


TL;DR version: don't do megaposts or post readily available stuff.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: DarkAvenger on 27 Jan 2009, 22:36


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Joshua Radin - Simple Times

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In my opinion it is better than this AllMusic review (located South) says. Hopefully this abides by the new rules, in that it's an album I'm currently enjoying, right this moment. If you need further reassurance, I do not upload things often and I'm sure there will be some people who enjoy this.

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2008 was a banner year for the Hotel Café, whose popularity soared as songwriters like Priscilla Ahn, Meiko, and Ingrid Michaelson -- three artists who routinely graced the Hollywood venue's stage -- all released fine albums. The Café's female alumni hit the road in late 2008 as part of the Hotel Café Tour, allowing Joshua Radin the chance to release his own record during the lull. Simple Times is the songwriter's second album, building on the hushed guitar 'n' vocals combo that helped push his debut effort, 2006's We Were Here, onto the soundtracks of several television shows. His craft has improved since then -- after all, We Were Here collected the singer's earliest material, appearing only two years after his decision to give songwriting a shot -- but Radin still struggles with the balance between mood and melody. Simple Times is a warm, easygoing album geared for Sunday afternoons and Monday mornings, and its most interesting moments only occur when Radin invites somebody else into the vocal booth. Meiko lends her voice to "Sky," which balances commonplace lyrics with a radio-bound pop melody, while the up-and-coming songbird Erin McCarley harmonizes throughout "They Bring Me to You." Radin could use the musical input of those two artists, yet he relegates their role to that of a background vocalist, forcing them to sing major thirds over melodies that, frankly, pale in comparison to the girls' own material. The presence of Patty Griffin during "You Got Growing Up to Do" shows that Radin's potential may be evident to more veteran songwriters, but it's nevertheless muddled on this record, which offers an entirely pleasant listen but fails to pack the melodic wallop of Radin's Hotel Café peers.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 22:40
And so this is not all just nag and no content.

I posted this a long time ago but I think it is time to do it again.


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Shit Robot is an artist on DFA Records. As it is to be expected from the previous sentence he performs a manner of dance music although not in the style of the traditional dance-punk that used to characterise DFA. Shit Robot mostly does long pieces that stick to a main theme but are always changing underneath. The instrumentation is often fairly minimal, based on old synths and drum machines with a steady but not monotonous beat. It can also be said like someone is just playing a ton of effects over a rhythm that is equal parts low-key  disco and electro.

So far, he has released two singles and a couple of remixes. This is the first that he released. If people like it feel free to ask me for the other one using the PM function.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 27 Jan 2009, 22:55
hey, so I figured with all these new rules and talk of hiding the thread I should stop my lurking. hopefully this album isn't known to everyone here, i figure it's good enough to warrant a post even though it's probably not tough to find on torrents (and i uploaded it before the new rules were posted :P)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7506/wegcb8.jpg)

World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland

melodic, sample-heavy post rock with touches of classical, ambient, and IDM. RIYL explosions in the sky, do make say think, the books, or blazing and listening to music.
it's the newest and probably most accessible album from my favorite artist/band, hands down. 

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hopefully this all posts correctly, sorry if i did anything wrong. pm me if you want me to up some more WEG, and thanks for all the kickass music i've gotten off here.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 23:03
This is an example of a good post.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 27 Jan 2009, 23:12
Ben Gibbard on NPR 4-10-07
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It's all acoustic and I didn't hear about it until a week ago, I'm not sure if it's hard to find or not.
Someone said something about acoustic stuff and well this fits the profile well.
I've upped other deathcab stuff and some postal service and people dl them sooo
If this is deemed as a useless post..I'll take it down. If not, cool i'm doing something right.
Let me know either way, I don't want to obstruct the "new" thread.

ALSO*
can someone PLEASE explain to me how a file gets deleted from your media account??
Like does it stay in there until it's found somewhere on the net or what? I'm confused by this.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 27 Jan 2009, 23:16
If a file gets flagged for violation of Mediafire's TOS, it gets deleted.

Mediafire's TOS include not sharing copyrighted material
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 00:25
This is a band from back home. I really dig their music and I think that it's worth a listen. I'm not sure how to to describe their music, but they kind of remind me of a mix between death cab and band of horses. Here's their LP and an EP. I posted their other EP earlier.

The Army Corps of Architects - Immigration (It's in 3 pieces because I don't know how to lower the quality)
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The Army Corps of Architects - Tiger Lessons
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Check 'em out, they'll grow on ya.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 28 Jan 2009, 00:56
see, there are many many better ways to go about this.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 28 Jan 2009, 01:05
Don't meeeaaaan to be a dick butttt if you do happen to go toward the direction of page 119; you'll find more beck than beck himself knows what to do with, including a working version of sea change.  :roll:
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 01:13
Don't meeeaaaan to be a dick butttt if you do happen to go toward the direction of page 119; you'll find more beck than beck himself knows what to do with, including a working version of sea change.  8===B<---- :roll:
Thanks, don't know what i'd do without you.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 28 Jan 2009, 01:48
I pulled this from website that I didn't remember the name of; so I'm just saying I won't take credit for this little tid-bit of info:
Swedish piano-based indie trio Eskju Divine has broken up and frontman Gustaf Spetz is going solo.
His debut album “Good night Mr Spetz” will be officially out  tomorrow January 28 on Imperial Records, he delivers dreamy and catchy indie pop/rock piano based with wondeful vocals, it sounds simple, bright and close to the ground. Get´s you in a good mood, perfect!
Hmmmm I think this is somewhat hard to find, considering it's only been the 28th for 4/5hrs?   :-o
Gustaf Spetz-Goodnight Mr. Spetz
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I just found a bunch of shit that maybe not many have heard of, this so called "hard to find" stuff and will be opening my ears to it to open it to yours.
EDIT** That Joshua Radin is really really great. You should all have a listen or 5. Thanks uploader!

I don't know how that penis got in there Nicky but  :wink: hahaha
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Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 04:07
haha, slow down there big guy, are you accusing ME of something?!??!?!! :-o (yes i had to use the smilie, it was necessary)
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 28 Jan 2009, 04:28
Minus the Bear & City on Film Split EP
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?vcm001rxmjiFigured this would go over well considering the previous Minus the Bear postings.
Just two remixed little gems. Enjoy. Cool little fact. Track 1 is 4:34 and Track 2 is 3:44, same numbers haha

haha, slow down there big guy, are you accusing ME of something?!??!?!! :-o (yes i had to use the smilie, it was necessary)

ME accuse someone of something??!! Nevverrr  :angel:

ALSO.. here speaking of little EP gems.. here is an EP by the Islands
(http://www.boomkat.com/media/stock_images/islands-tomlabS.jpg) it's only two previously unreleased songs 'Flesh' and 'Dnttakemy Wingz Away', a pair of offcuts that didn't quite make it to their Return To The Sea debut album. 'Flesh' lays down some disjointed indie funk, while the lexically abhorrent other track taps into some splendid Beatles-y form, with extremely pleasing results.
Alphabet Series S EP
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 28 Jan 2009, 06:58
New Damien Jurado

Caught In the Trees

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If you don't know him, his style lies somewhere in the vincinity of Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Ryan Adams


AH! thank you!!  listening to it right now and this is pretty different from his other stuff.  in a good way.  but different.  more up beat.

please take this as a big hint...... i loooove damien and only have a bunch of random crap downloaded from limewire...........  :wink:




I have been offline for some time, but now I'm on again, and upping Ghost of David and Where Shall You Take me

EDIT:

Ghost of David

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/vintuoso/aimlow/damienjurado-ghostofdavid.jpg)

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Where Shall You Take Me

(http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww139/snasru/whereshallyoutakeme.jpg)

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 28 Jan 2009, 08:08
LEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAKKKKK

Malajube - Labyrinthes

(http://i40.tinypic.com/20jnv9j.jpg)

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edit: found the artwork
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: jimbunny on 28 Jan 2009, 08:23
Personal request, nobody has to comply:

Add a few words of your own when you post an album? Allmusic reviews are fine and all, but one does enjoy knowing that real people listen to this music.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: devomedes on 28 Jan 2009, 08:28
Mr. Tool,

This Malajube leak...

Let me blow you?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 28 Jan 2009, 08:58
oo I had forgotten about Malajube completely, that should be enjoyable. Thank you.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 09:36
so i've got catching up to do in terms of uploading, so here's some favorites from 3 completely different genres: chiptune, country, and drum n bass.

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3250/turbocityfrontft3.jpg)

Sabrepulse - Turbo City

sounds like bleeps n bloops arranged in no-bullshit catchy melodies. if you've never heard chiptune before then this is a good place to start, if you've heard chiptune before and didn't like it then it's probably cause you weren't listening to sabrepulse. all his stuff is available for free around the net but it needs way more exposure.
best listened to while working out, running, on your alarm clock

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zuhZArx1KA

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?y1immojkdw5
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9529/b000e115h201sclzzzzzzzbh6.jpg)

Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells

sounds like dark unhappy country music with abrasive vocals and amazing lyrics, which is how country music should be imo. this band made me take off the "except country" clause from my "i like pretty much all kinds of music" (now its just classic rock :P). very highly recommended.
best listened to drinking straight liquor

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nnoiomk5o2r
sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AWCRkcCKm8

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4149/image79786186292502903lzs9.jpg)

Evol Intent - Police State EP

sounds like evil heavy drum n bass with its own unique (and evil) sound. if you haven't heard the song Street Knowledge, get this and listen to it.
best listened to with hate in your heart

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsWjURRAVOc

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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?yzwkg0mzymy
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 28 Jan 2009, 09:53
Mr. Tool,

This Malajube leak...

Let me blow you?
Sure thing.....but no eye contact.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 28 Jan 2009, 10:06
Therapy? - "Suicide Pact - You First"  (1999)

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3014/spyfoc4.jpg)

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And as for having a few words to say about our uploads, how about a full review I did a year-and-a-half ago on sputnikmusic.com for this very album?

Quote from: spoon_of_grimbo
Irish noise-oiks Therapy? throw caution to the wind gambling their career on a scuzzy, mangy, beast of an album, and come up with a handful of aces.

Comeback albums. Fucking great aren't they? Either you're losing all bladder control in anticipation of your favourite band's return from hiatus, or you're wrapped in a pre-meditated smugness that says "they're so 4 years ago, they'll never top [insert critically acclaimed album.]" But either way, there's usually plenty to keep the hype machine rolling and the suspense levels high. But put yourself in the shoes of Andy Cairns and Michael McKeegan in 1999. Along with childhood friend Fyfe Ewing, they'd steadily built up a reputation as a solid touring band with a penchant for making their particular brand of melodic metal-edged punk a little more twisted than their contemporaries, when seemingly out of nowhere, their record sales went up tenfold with the release of Troublegum in 1994. A period of rock-star overindulgence followed, resulting in some rather unhealthy drug habits and the overblown (yet underrated) Infernal Love a year later. This period culminated in Ewing leaving the band, and replaced by Graham Hopkins and Martin McCarrick, before the whole band were shoved into a studio with record company expectations of them emerging with an album that would make them "The Irish Metallica." When the unprecedentedly strong Semi-Detached was released in 1998 after a string of stressful recording sessions, the band's record company repaid their efforts by folding and leaving the band for dead.

This brings us back to 1999. Commercially crippled by such a false start for the new incarnation of the band, Therapy? were label-less, near penniless, and as far as the general public were aware, defunct. So, in a last ditch attempt to hold onto their career as musicians, they gathered what money they had together and began recording what would become Suicide Pact - You First. Shortly after recording had commenced, they signed to the well-respected, but relatively small indie label Ark 21, informing their new bosses that the album they'd recieve in a few weeks' time would be uncompromising, un-commercial, and un-promoted. To release an album of such a petulant nature on such a small label (as a proposed comeback, no less), is like shaving a swear word in your pubic hair - you've got to really go out of your way to get many people to notice. Sure enough, Therapy? took razor to crotch and, smiling devilishly, began carving a massive "FUCK YOU!"

The lack of melodic hooks and commercial sheen to be found on Suicide Pact are indicative of the band's attitude at the time, and through the thick layers of distortion and fuzz, Cairns' songwriting panache and trademark black humour shine through brilliantly. Lines like "A handful of sour glory, a cup of poison joy/We're the devil's playthings; hate, kill, and destroy!" give insight into the mind of man with nothing to lose. It's no coincidence that Cairns adopts a much more menacing and growly vocal style here - it would seem that the general mindset of the band when writing these songs was "This could be our last record, so let's make sure we go out with a bang." Throwing convention to the wind, the melodic guitar lines and soaring vocal melodies of previous outings are all but absent here, replaced with scuzzy, dirty rock riffs, and a production that makes the listener feel as if he or she is sat in the middle of a darkened room while the music creeps menacingly out from the shadows, leaving a trail of dust and cobwebs behind it.

This dark and menacing feel perfectly compliments the angrier songs, like the groove-tastic "Jam Jar Jail" and the wild-eyed punk spazz-out that is "Other People's Misery," but the album centrepiece and surely one of the most emotionally hard-hitting songs Therapy? have written to date, "Six Mile Water" takes the darkness to new depths. Sounding like the bastard son of Joy Division and Lynyrd Skynyrd, it combines the bleak depression of the latter with the former's affinity for epic ballads laced with soulful guitar licks, all topped off with subtle cello work from McCarrick, making for a cinematic, beatiful piece of music. Another groove-based highlight is "Ten Year Plan," a savage spitting of bile at bands who "work for the man," showing that the band still harbour bitterness towards the major-label system that chewed them up and spat them out, but this anger only helps fuel the album's fire even more. All the anger and mournfulness collides with the "fuck you" attitude and comes to a head on album closer "Sister", itching and crawling with menace before exploding into a full-on rock chorus with Cairn's overdubbed wails carrying the album to an end.

Without promotion, the band had to rely solely on the strength of the music and their hard-touring work ethic to continue. Suicide Pact - You First was the sound of Therapy?'s last stand, a huge risk, and 8 years and 4 albums (and counting!) down the line, it's one that has paid off massively. No pretences, no tricks, no compromises; this is Therapy? Take them as they are or not at all.


4/5
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 28 Jan 2009, 12:25
I pulled this from website that I didn't remember the name of; so I'm just saying I won't take credit for this little tid-bit of info:
Swedish piano-based indie trio Eskju Divine has broken up and frontman Gustaf Spetz is going solo.



thanks for this!! i love eskju divine! can't wait to give this a listen, too.


Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: lauraelise204 on 28 Jan 2009, 12:27
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I have been offline for some time, but now I'm on again, and upping Ghost of David and Where Shall You Take me

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Ghost of David

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Where Shall You Take Me


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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mqvjtq31di3


THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 15:33
THIS IS A MIXED BAG OF STUFF I HAVE HOSTED ON MEDIAFIRE. JUST THROWING UP LINKS FAST. NO ALBUM ART OR DRESCRIPTION. IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW. I HOPE ALL THIS SUFF STILL WORKS. ENJOY.....
BENZI & LIL WAYNE- NONE HIGHER MIX
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?tmkyzyzyzy3
SUN RA- SPACE IS THE PLACE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0v2kyg4dxg0
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST- MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?cdwd1axgdbp
DIPLO- AEIOU (IN 2 PARTS)
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zmmng3qyzum
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?yzmuzzezno5
DIPLO- AEIOU 2 (IN 2 PARTS)
http://www.mediafIre.com/?t1wnzhzzzng
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ftrwwjymmyh
AC THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND DOUBLE K (FROM PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS)- THE MIXTAPE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?fv4kslzv1zn
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW- DANDELION GUM
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?6wxxlnmypxy
BLOND ON BLOND- REBIRTH
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?a1xbf1htdjm
BLACK SABBATH- THE 1970 PEEL SESSION
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?jjz2wljntln
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART- ELECTRICITY
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?2ytwlywuw2g
COMMON- LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?8tledabbcwg
DEICIDE- ONCE UPON THE CROSS
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?7njzljjz8dj
DIPLO- I LIKE TURTLES MIX
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?o2dndzrijmz
J DILLA - DONUTS
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?wkonx1omawd
HARMONICA BLUES- V/A
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?dnnjlyzty3k
HAROLD AND MAUDE- OST
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?dmgombmotun
HOT BUTTER- POPCORN
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nmztwffwymy
DJ PREMIER- INSIDE LOOKIN OUT
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?jg2yojxyvrp

I APOLOGIZE IF ANY OF THESE LINKS ARE FUCKED UP. JUST KNOCKING OF THE DUST. ILL POST A BUNCH MORE IN A BIT.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 28 Jan 2009, 15:35
man come on at least use the code tag on your links
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 15:40
the internet makes people so lazy. copy and paste.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 28 Jan 2009, 15:41
it's not a matter of laziness. the code tag necessitates copy & pasting as well because it nullifies hotlinks.

it's a matter of you coming in here and breaking the rules with your first post.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 28 Jan 2009, 15:50
Seriously, with the amount of talk over thread etiquette in the last two pages, you're virtually trolling.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: nufan on 28 Jan 2009, 15:55
I present to you lovely people something a bit different.

The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey, Vol. 8 - Velvet Voices

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/355/5152k9pefylss500fv7.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5152k9pefylss500fv7.jpg)

Review from amazon:
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This CD is part of an ambitious reissue program of folklorist (did someone say saint?) Alan Lomax's library of recordings. Recorded during a 1960 trip by Lomax to the Eastern Shores of Virginia, these are not the velvet voices of today's high-gloss studio productions. These are the actual voices of the gospel choirs, jubilee singers, and fisherman who continued to honor their African American musical traditions long after the rest of the world had plunged into the modern age. Colonial fife-and-banjo music is represented by the fascinating song "Joe Turner." The sparkling call-and-response of the "Menhaden Chanties" shows how fishermen once used song to lighten their load when pulling in their nets. But most impressive are the gospel groups the Silver Leaf Quartet and the Bright Light Quartet. Contrary to its title, "So Tired" by the Bright Light Quartet will have you doing cartwheels in the aisles and working happily all through the day

The review does quite a good job; basically it's a collection of recordings by Alan Lomax featuring a bunch of different southern musicians. Most of its' bluesy-ish songs with simply amazing, baritone harmonies that I can only describe as swirling. If you've seen O Brother Where Art Though, you know what roughly to expect. Plus, most of the songs are either about dirty dirty sex or religion, and how can you resist that?

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: timmykillah on 28 Jan 2009, 15:55
Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic (1999)

(http://www.nuclearblast.de/images/uploads/2007-10-04/1191491870_large.jpg)

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Look at the cover.  Metal.  Very cheesy metal. But also quite original. (Black symphonic)

Withered - Folie Circulaire (2008)

(http://www.metalmartyr.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/windowslivewriterreviewwitheredfoliecirculaire-9d69witheredfoliecirculie-2.jpg)
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Ok this one I just recently bought, and I haven't taken it out of my stereo since. Black metal again, but it has a real almost crust punk (i guess they call it grindcore here) edge to it, no guitar solos, no fucking around.  (they really remind me of Tragedy/His Hero is Gone only with metal, im not sure people would agree with me on that). Highly recommended though for the badass in us all. Reveal the Essence of Suffering is my favorite song
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 15:56
I LOVE FORUMS. IVE BEEN CRUCIFIED BY TECHNOLGY NERDS. I DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR JARGON. CAN YOU EXPLAIN INSTEAD OF SOUNDING LIKE A BABY WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN A BOTTLE THAT HASNT BEEN WARMED UP. IM SHARING MUSIC. IM SORRY TO HAVE BROKEN THE FORUM RULES YOU TAKE SOOO SERIOUSLY. IM LAUGHING AS I TYPE THIS
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 28 Jan 2009, 15:59
FIRST. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY. HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT FOR. THE LINKS YOU'VE. POSTED.  AND THEN CLICK. THE "#" BUTTON.  THIS WILL PUT THE LINK INSIDE A. CODE BOX SO THAT. THIS THREAD IS LESS TRACEABLE TO MEDIAF!RE.  ALSO DO YOU SEE. HOW ANNOYING TYPING LIKE THIS. IS.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 28 Jan 2009, 16:00
Badbreath stop trolling.

Anyway here is some good music.

Sparrows Swarm and Sing - Untitled #2

(http://www.gatehouseanchor.com/records/gh004repress.jpg)

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If you like Godspeed, you're gonna like this. It sounds incredibly similar to Godspeed's music. I know a lot of post-rock is compared to Godspeed, but this is one of those bands that really actually sounds like Godspeed. Reverbed out guitars, strings, tape samples of crazy old men. Even though its not terribly original post-rock, its still very good. Sadly, these guys are disbanded. However this album is still in print so you can still buy it if you really like it! (Vinyl (http://www.gatehouseanchor.com/records/gh004.htm) CD (http://www.theperpetualmotionmachine.com/store.html#)) If you have never listened to this and you dig Godspeed and bands like them, I highly recommend giving this a spin. It's some seriously excellent stuff.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 28 Jan 2009, 16:06
I LOVE FORUMS. IVE BEEN CRUCIFIED BY TECHNOLGY NERDS. I DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR JARGON. CAN YOU EXPLAIN INSTEAD OF SOUNDING LIKE A BABY WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN A BOTTLE THAT HASNT BEEN WARMED UP. IM SHARING MUSIC. IM SORRY TO HAVE BROKEN THE FORUM RULES YOU TAKE SOOO SERIOUSLY. IM LAUGHING AS I TYPE THIS

nobody's trying to crucify you. we would like nothing more than for you to stay here a very long time and get to know every one and continue to take part in the music sharing. however, the rules are at the top of every page of this thread and they give detailed instructions on how to use the code tag for your links. it's quite simple.


i'm not mad, i'm just disappointed.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:10
THANKS FOR THE HELP. I PREFER TO TYPE IN CAPS. IM SORRY IF IT ANNOYS ANYONE. I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW UPPER CASE LETTERS COULD ANNOY ANYONE. HMMMMMMMM
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LOVE- DA CAPO
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ahe00z4jbwv
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:11
^^^^^^WAS THAT ACCEPTABLE? WAS IT DONE RIGHT?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 28 Jan 2009, 16:15
Sparrows Swarm and Sing - Untitled #2
Thanks a bunch for this. I picked up their debut album a few years ago at my local record store.
I highly recommend this band as well. Amazingly fun stuff. If anyone wants I can upload their first album later. Just quote me in here or give me a PM.


Velocity Girl - ¡Simpatico!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QVBjMNJxL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?izyddzzejidVelocity Girl would be very much what one would call Those-Who-Did-What-Asobi Seksu-Did, but that would be unfair because it isn't entirely true. These guys have a harder edge, and their shoegaze tendencies are much less dreamy and atmospheric. They're almost punk shoegazers.

Brainiac - Hissing Prigs In Static Couture
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http://www.mediafire.com/?zzqwdkirkmjSomething that needs to be listened to to understand. The closest comparisons are likely for me early Enon, but that's because a bit of Enon is what was left over after Brainiac died.
Very crazy, very noisy, very moogy, a lot of fun. And also, if you can understand what Tim Taylor is singing, very funny. Often called synthpunk, don't expect Devo, Suicide, or Le Tigre. If you do, your ears might bleed.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:19
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MICHAEL CASHMORE AND ANTONY
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?c6tzn1t1xwt
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JOANNA NEWSOM- YARN AND GLUE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?6oyjqyizhyi
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MYRIAM RIBEIRO- APRESENTADO
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?b37md5x4xmd
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DJ PREMIER- OUTSIDE LOOKIN IN
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?j3j9ygymmme
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DIPLO- PEACH MIX
http://www.mediafre.com/?tewmuczzwmy
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DJ WHITE OWL- PROTECT YA KNECK 2008 WU MIX
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?gbmxgdigvzm
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QUASIMOTO- THE FURTHUR ADVENTURES OF LORD QUAS
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?4gbxgtwed1n
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:27
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QUASIMOTO- THE UNSEEN
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ftznmjojnww
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ROMANOWSKI- STEADY ROCKING
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mwxyctmzoyj
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SALEM (2 RELEASES IN 1 ZIP)
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zj0nzirx9ur
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SISTER NANCY- ONE TWO
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?dgy7mbxzyhc
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SOUL JAZZ PRESENTS 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% DYNAMITE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nk4b1mjdwyd
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mz3tmkdu6yz
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mben9doydfh
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ktjjkm4mzxn
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?1bmdrfpb0kg
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0lwynpzb9gm
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:39
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SQUINCY JONES- NINTENDUB
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?lztzgyzuirg
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SUNN O)))- ORACLE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0kiozexvwun
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LEE PERRY- SUPER APE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?7lerjbmohgm
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THE SHAGGS- PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?fm3mlcv5njy
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THE ZOMBIES- BEGIN HERE PART 1&2
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?fbz2a3mdtyt
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ezboo3jx1us
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TUNNEL OF LOVE- EP
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?clq3xrj3rtd
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VASHTI BUNYAN- JUST ANOTHER DIAMOND DAY
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?8kti3i5qzgq
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EEK A MOUSE- WA DO DEM
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ewmznnj1kzt
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WITCHCRAFT- ST
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?dwdnzmmoezn
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YAHANADAI- RISE?
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?5mmxccd2xwc
JUST PUTTING THIS STUFF OUT THERE. SORRY ABOUT THE LACK OF DESCRIPTION OR ALBUM ART.
ALL QUALITY MUSIC IN MY OPPINION
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 28 Jan 2009, 16:43

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SOUL JAZZ PRESENTS 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% DYNAMITE
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?nk4b1mjdwyd
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mz3tmkdu6yz
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?mben9doydfh
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?ktjjkm4mzxn
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?1bmdrfpb0kg
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?0lwynpzb9gm

Dope
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 28 Jan 2009, 16:43
SORRY ABOUT THE LACK OF DESCRIPTION OR ALBUM ART.

Somehow I doubt that you are actually sorry, but whatever.  Thanks for all the music!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MusicScribbles on 28 Jan 2009, 16:44
That's fine dude. It's actually better that you just posted the codes for some of those because otherwise, with all of that album art, descriptions, etc. the thread would have gotten pretty cluttered.
So, we understand that you're cleaning out, but in the future, for uploads, keep the post down to a minimum.
Some people might get annoyed, what with the recent discussion on the last two pages about post quality and all.
Otherwise, thanks for the STUFF. I haven't gotten the chance to grab Oracle yet. So, KUDOS.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: BADBREATH on 28 Jan 2009, 16:50
IF I POST ANYTHING ELSE IN THE FUTURE I  WILL KEEP IT DOWN TO ONE OR TWO ALBUMS AND WILL INCLUDE THE ALBUM COVER ARTWORK AND ALBUM DESCRIPTION SO THAT I CAN MAKE IT MORE THAN JUST STUFF. HAH. THAT WAS ALL I HAD FROM THE PAST. MORE CODE IN THE FUTURE. BLESSINGS  :police:
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 17:00
what does trolling mean?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: timmykillah on 28 Jan 2009, 17:08
what does trolling mean?

Im not sure if this is a troll... haha
It means you say something just to get a response.
Basically the internet forum version of anal cunt
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 28 Jan 2009, 18:16
Here's something, guys.

Ark - Alleluyark

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From Forced Exposure:
The CD compilation which is not an album. 8 tracks + interludes + remixes from Akufen (Force Inc.), Dimbiman (Perlon), Isolee (Playhouse) And Noze (Circus Company). Ark, half angel, half devil... An artist who has never made any concessions and who will always stay authentic through out his work. After having released some EP's on quality labels such as Brif records, Karat, Perlon and Circus Company, Ark comes back to longer formats with alleluyark. It's the opening for Circus Company's solo series (CCS). This project gathers 3 EPs on which you will find all his influences, humor and diversity that make him one of the most interesting French electronic music artists. That's probably why he's been collaborating with such talented artists. From Pépé Bradock to Mr Oizo and Cabanne? All of them would agree on that point: Ark's got a unique sensibility in music.

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I guess this is ... minimal tech-house, or something?  I've been on a nothing-but-stuff-to-dance-to binge recently and this album came up recently and I really like it.  The beats are pretty simple and straightforward, and the 4/4 kick is surrounded by enough weirdness to keep it interesting.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: beojk on 28 Jan 2009, 18:56
hi, sorry. how do i upload full albums onto mediaf!re? i've managed to mess up and  uploab eaach song individually?

hrmpph.thankss.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 28 Jan 2009, 19:04
You need to compress the folder the album is in into something like .zip or .rar.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 19:07
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The Lovely Feathers - Hind Hind Legs

Super catchy indie rock with interesting, quirky lyrics. If you haven't heard them, give this a listen because you're almost sure to like it.

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=ggAlODRAarc

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Laugh Out Loud - S/T

This kinda reminds me of the Lovely Feathers, so if you like that then give this a try, quirky dramatic indie rock with good hooks. The shitty album cover (i think thats the right one) doesn't represent the quality of the music and the last time i looked for this online i had a hell of a time finding it so give it a shot.

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Foals - Antidotes

Thought this would be on here already but didn't see it. Fast, tight indie rock, more serious in tone than the two albums above this but just as catchy.

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wti_RfnU_5o

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Love is All - Nine Times that Same Song

Fast, dense, messy (in a good way) indie rock with horns, a unique female vocalist and backing guy vocals. Always wondered why they have a tenth bonus track on the album though, kinda makes the album name seem silly, or maybe that's the point...

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWwP9TRXaZA

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Sweeeeet thanks badbreath (the all-caps gave me a headache though :P)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 19:07
what does trolling mean?

Im not sure if this is a troll... haha
It means you say something just to get a response.
Basically the internet forum version of anal cunt

haha, damn whippersnappers with your crazy lingo
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 19:10
SHIT DUDE!!! I fuckin love the lovely feathers. That album drivin along the beach with buddies was my senior year. Everyone should download it. Good choice. Btw, what's your favorite song? Personally i think rod stuart is their finest, but that's just me.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 19:15
Haha that's like trying to pick your favorite child, but right now I'd go with Photocorners, both versions, or Ooh you shocked me. Do you know what's going on with them? It seems like they should have had another album out by now.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 19:31
they're working on their next album right now, it's called Scherezadian. Their website says it's completed and they're going to release it soon followed by a tour of the U.S. Did you know that the eskimo's have only one word for love but 49 words for orgasm? As of right now they have one song on their myspace from Scherezadian called Lowiza, it builds up slowly but by the end it's pretty satisfying. Btw if you have both versions of photocorners that means you have My Best Friend Daniel. Where'd you find it? I've been looking for it forever but I can't find it anywhere.

Here's the album art for Scherezadian
(http://a271.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/100/l_feadd4a1ce132294019e2c31bba8228e.jpg)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 19:39
NICE, thanks for the info. And I thought it was snow that eskimos had a ton of words for :P
No idea where I got My Best Friend Daniel from, probably oink back in the day, but i'll put it up in a little bit.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ferdydurke on 28 Jan 2009, 19:47
I present to you lovely people something a bit different.

The Alan Lomax Collection: Southern Journey, Vol. 8 - Velvet Voices

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/355/5152k9pefylss500fv7.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5152k9pefylss500fv7.jpg)

Review from amazon:
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This CD is part of an ambitious reissue program of folklorist (did someone say saint?) Alan Lomax's library of recordings. Recorded during a 1960 trip by Lomax to the Eastern Shores of Virginia, these are not the velvet voices of today's high-gloss studio productions. These are the actual voices of the gospel choirs, jubilee singers, and fisherman who continued to honor their African American musical traditions long after the rest of the world had plunged into the modern age. Colonial fife-and-banjo music is represented by the fascinating song "Joe Turner." The sparkling call-and-response of the "Menhaden Chanties" shows how fishermen once used song to lighten their load when pulling in their nets. But most impressive are the gospel groups the Silver Leaf Quartet and the Bright Light Quartet. Contrary to its title, "So Tired" by the Bright Light Quartet will have you doing cartwheels in the aisles and working happily all through the day

The review does quite a good job; basically it's a collection of recordings by Alan Lomax featuring a bunch of different southern musicians. Most of its' bluesy-ish songs with simply amazing, baritone harmonies that I can only describe as swirling. If you've seen O Brother Where Art Though, you know what roughly to expect. Plus, most of the songs are either about dirty dirty sex or religion, and how can you resist that?

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not to complain, but it appears as though these files are protected...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 19:50
NICE, thanks for the info. And I thought it was snow that eskimos had a ton of words for :P
No idea where I got My Best Friend Daniel from, probably oink back in the day, but i'll put it up in a little bit.
Sick Broski, you're the man.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Kyros on 28 Jan 2009, 19:56
The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage

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Snippet from Cokemachineglow: 89%/82% Combo Rating
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...Checkpoint Savage wades along distinctly deeper shorelines, piranhas nibbling at the bones of indie that might peg it out as end-of-Mean-Girls music. “The Howling,” one of the record’s more straightforward of the nine pieces, is old-school Snow Patrol on Viagra: one in the eye for Gary Lightbody and the pact he made with the ambassadors of dadrock. Frontman Richard Anthony’s vocals wear his Scottish colours with pride, bonding the waves of ideas from the band as they master their snailshells and shelvaphones (they made that last one themselves from steel shelving brackets, apparently). “Throwing Bones” takes a rocket ship ride through cool Roxy Music and tweaks it with Jim Beam and acid—the homemade stuff with the seeds and ether that you have to chew forty times before swallowing. Cast your mind back and remember that steady drawl of your first trip—schemes, confessions, revenge—pouring out of you in raw divinity rather than whispered to a shirtless reflection. That’s the algorithm in play here and the Band cling to it like balloon string, knowing it’s as strange and valuable as baby unicorn shit. Follow the hoofmarks further and wig out with “Burial Sounds,” where black swamp and tinges of UK garage (it’s there, trust me) help gravediggers fend off Hell’s Angels.


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Fucking...Awesome..
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 20:04
Of Montreal - Pre-Cherry Peel Demo
Can't find the album cover.
This is a pretty lo-fi example of Of Montreal. It's worth listening to just because it's one of the first things they did and it's pretty good.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 20:11
That album looks good, thanks Kyros. Cool album cover, that review just confused me though heh. How do I quote someone and have their name show up in the quote box?

Here you go Nicky:

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The Lovely Feathers - My Best Friend Daniel

Indie rock, very similar to their second album in style and quality. A few songs are on both albums but it's neat because they kind of reinvent them.

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 20:31
I posted this earlier but it only got like 7 downloads so i'm posting it again.
This is honestly one of the better albums i've come across recently. Up there with Merriweather Post Pavillion. In his sophomoric album the hyper literate Peter Adams veered away from the rushed production that plagued his first album and took his time getting this album out, and his extra work payed off. The production on this album is flawless which is especially impressive because he played nearly every instrument and sang. Utilizing his classical training and an uncanny ability to create catchy tunes, he has produced one of the best albums i've ever heard. I can't pick a favorite song because all of them are so amazing but buried in the middle of the album is a song so beautiful I stop whatever i'm doing when i comes on and just listen. "I was looking at the ceiling, and then I saw the sky" is an instrumental masterpiece that at the same time haunts you and gives you hope. I can't explain it. His lone violin weep tears of joy juxtaposed on an ethereal electronic soundscape.

With no further adieu i give you,
 
Peter Adams - I Woke Up With Planets In My Face
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DOWNLOAD IT!!! Do it, just do it, come on do it.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 20:37
The Lovely Feathers - My Best Friend Daniel

Bro, I need new shorts. Btw, will you be my chocolate bear? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 28 Jan 2009, 20:38
QUESTION: did anybody like the new Wolves in the Throne Room? y/n (if(y) I have their previous album and other stuff like it I can up)



Jadiohead - Minty Fresh Beats

three word description: Jay-Z/Radiohead mashup

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CD Times review:
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Minty Fresh Beats - Jaydiohead | 27-01-2009 17:11     

To my knowledge Jay-Z and Radiohead have never performed on the same bill, let alone the same stage. Perhaps organisers should take note here; it could be a very, very good idea. Granted, the rap king of New York coupled with Oxfords favourite indie titans doesn’t immediately light many fires. Well not until you’ve actually sat down and listened to this album and appreciated how well the contrasting sounds complement each other. One interesting aspect is being able to listen to Jay-Z’s rapping without the big hip hop production that usually accompanies it. Never been a Jay-Z fan? This could well change your opinion and perspective.

Brainchild of New York producer/DJ Minty Fresh Beats, ‘Jaydiohead’ takes its lead from Danger Mouse’s notorious ‘Grey Album’; the subject of mass panic in the music industry and several cease and desist orders from EMI. Where as Danger Mouse focused entirely on sampling the Beatles ’White Album’ and laying vocal tracks from Jay-Z’s ’Black Album’, ‘Jaydiohead’ utilises various material in Radiohead and Jay-Z’s respective cannons. Radiohead fans will recognise well sampled hooks from the likes of ‘I Might Be Wrong’, ‘Karma Police’, Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ and ‘The National Anthem’ fitting seamlessly with Jay-Z’s brilliant delivery.

Album opener ‘Wrong Prayer’ sets the standard, which remains excellent throughout. Jay-Z’s vocals are crisp and full of clarity as they cannon along next to slide guitar refrains and key samples from ‘I Might Be Wrong’. Up next is the track that people are most likely to head straight for, ‘99 Anthems’. As such is the popularity of Jay-Z’s ‘99 Problems’ tackling it seems a bit fool hardy, if the original Rick Rubin mix isn’t its pinnacle then surely the AC/DC sampling version aired at Glastonbury is the peak? Maybe not, this version really is a fine piece of work and repeated listens indent it into your brain quickly. Familiar vocals are tightly underpinned by the distorted and growling bass line from ’The National Anthem’ with flecks of Thom Yorke’s vocal floating in and out.

‘Karma Police’ makes its appearance next alongside Jay-Z’s ‘No Hook’ from the ‘American Gangster’ album. I wasn’t overly keep on the album version, it lacked the punch and originality of a lot of Jay-Z tracks, this however is a different matter entirely. ‘No Karma’ features some of the best sampling on the album. ‘Karma Police’ has been expertly picked apart, rearranged and fused with the vocals to create something so impressive sounding that not being generally available does it a disservice. The campaign to hereby release this track into the charts starts here!

The album continues to bounce along at a stunning rate with Radiohead tracks ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’, ‘Optimist’ and ‘15 Step’ all making an appearance in various guises. Far from just stringing samples and beats together to support Jay’Z’s vocals, Minty Fresh Beats is obviously a master of his art as drums, keys and guitars are all meticulously used in creative and usual ways to build and elevate the tracks. If this man isn’t already producing for big projects and labels then this release should see his work roster bolstered ten fold for the rest of the year.

To say this album comes highly recommended is an understatement. I’ve purposely not listed each and every track and vocal that’s sampled on it as not to ruin it. If you are a Radiohead and a Jay-Z fan then this is quite literally a must; you will enjoy experiencing the two artists music side by side, breathing in harmony together. If you are only a fan of one or the other it is still worth picking up and experiencing a new angle on either artist. A worthy addition to any music collection and one that’s destined to be on my stereo for the foreseeable future. Oxford just got bling, who’d have thunk it?

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 28 Jan 2009, 20:57
I'm reposting two albums I failed to give a description for and I hate myself for not promoting them as much as they deserve.  I saw Birdlips live and fell in love instantly, and don't even know how Erik Mongrain ended up on my itunes, but was absolutely knocked flat by his guitaring abilities!;
Birdlips has an amazing... earthen?... sound.  A sweet, folky, get away from the shitty world and just live your life, sound.  Good for walking through the city or the woods.  The lyrics impress and mean more with every listen, and the vocals are rather unique.  This is my NUMBER ONE most listened to album on last.fm:
Birdlips - Cardboard Wings
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Erik Mongrain is an unbelievably talented guitarist.  He uses the "lap-tapping" sort of playing, which really must be seen to be appreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbndgwfG22k
That video should give you a good taste of what you're in for, here.  Some of the songs could be called straight up Instrumental Folk, but it doesn't keep strictly to folk.  (Can folk be strict in any regard?)
Again, I highly recommend it!
Erik Mongrain - Fates
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 28 Jan 2009, 21:04
Bro, I need new shorts. Btw, will you be my chocolate bear? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0)

ahaha that's so bromantic of you, best scrubs song ever
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: MobyDickhole on 28 Jan 2009, 21:49
what does trolling mean?

Im not sure if this is a troll... haha
It means you say something just to get a response.
Basically the internet forum version of anal cunt

LOL
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: KurtMcAllister on 28 Jan 2009, 23:09
Talking Heads - Fear of Music

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By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra," complete with nonsense lyrics by poet Hugo Ball, Talking Heads make the record seem more of a departure than it is. Though Fear of Music is musically distinct from its predecessors, it's mostly because of the use of minor keys that give the music a more ominous sound. Previously, David Byrne's offbeat observations had been set off by an overtly humorous tone; on Fear of Music, he is still odd, but no longer so funny. At the same time, however, the music has become even more compelling. Worked up from jams (though Byrne received sole songwriter's credit), the music is becoming denser and more driving, notably on the album's standout track, "Life During Wartime," with lyrics that match the music's power.

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This is missing track 4, Cities.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 28 Jan 2009, 23:17
That Jaydiohead is fucking amazing.
You just made my month. WOW.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 28 Jan 2009, 23:46
Bro, I need new shorts. Btw, will you be my chocolate bear? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0)

ahaha that's so bromantic of you, best scrubs song ever
After posting some lovely feathers, it's brotocol.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 29 Jan 2009, 00:24
Here's a super chill album. "The Ghost" and "The Lights" are some of my favorite songs. This bitch has been on high rotation for months
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - Fear Is On Our Side
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AMG Review:
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In the early 21st century, all it took was some retro '80 designer threads to be considered "new wave revivalists." And like any rock music movement, there are always going to be artists that get by due to a keen fashion sense (which strangely, are usually the acts that conquer the charts), while others actually have something to say musically. The Texas quintet I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness is of the latter variety -- debuting in 2003 with a self-titled EP, and finally returning in 2006 with the full-length, Fear Is on Our Side. If they wanted it, this group certainly could milk their new wave cred, since it was produced by longtime Ministry member Paul Barker -- yes, Ministry was a electro/dance/new wave band before going industrial metal -- which may also explain why the band sound somewhat similar at times to Barker's pre-Ministry band, Blackouts. Just about any of the album's selections would have fit perfectly on a vintage 120 Minutes episode, including the album-opening "The Ghost" and "The Owl," both of which are very similar musically to Joy Division. Upon first listen of "Fears Is on Our Side," it's quite understandable to assume that I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness hails from some U.K. town like Manchester -- certainly not a steer-and-cowboy-heavy U.S. locale.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 29 Jan 2009, 00:42
No this isn't Obama talking about his campaign, but it is damn good indie rock
I Was A Cub Scout - I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope
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AMG Review:
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After a couple years' worth of singles and EPs that showed this young Nottingham duo growing up in public, I Was a Cub Scout finally make their full-length debut with the fine I Want You to Know That There Is Always Hope. With lyrics as winsome and slightly memo as both the band name and album title, Todd Marriott and William Bowerman fill their debut with 11 pieces of ultra-catchy synth pop pitched tonally somewhere between the post-Human League early-'80s pop hits in the style and later twee D.I.Y. acts such as White Town and the early Magnetic Fields who defiantly adopted the then-unfashionable style as their own. In other words, songs like "Save Your Wishes" and the breathless "The Hunter's Daughter" are twinkly and melodic, but in a delicate, almost offhand way. Even on the album's most immediately gripping tracks, such as the first single "Pink Squares" and the gliding, effervescent pop of "Echoes," Marriott's fairly adorable high-pitched vocals bear the regional accent and offhand, almost conversational delivery that's a trademark of diffident indie pop. Elsewhere, stylistically varied songs like the moderately intense indie rock of "Our Smallest Adventures" and the almost proggy instrumental explorations of "Ps and Qs" and "A Step Too Far" keep I Want You to Know That There Is Always Hope from sounding like the sonic equivalent of overdosing on bubblegum.
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 29 Jan 2009, 01:09
what does trolling mean?

I didn't know either. So let me introduce you to this little neat extension to firefox, called Ubiquity. I have it, and as I stumpled upon "trolling" I simply marked, typed alt+space, and as I already had "wiki" typed in, I just gave me an abstract on different topics like trolling. I could have typed "define" instead, but what ever.
I use it all the time with stuff you guys thow up in here, that I don't know...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: iliveinsalemor on 29 Jan 2009, 03:32
yo yo yiggity yo. So I am a HUGEEEEE Prince Fan, and FYE has Crystal Ball for $24. Should I buy that shit???
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: iliveinsalemor on 29 Jan 2009, 03:47
Suck it!

This prob is against rules now.

But Prince waits for No Body!

Here is some Rare Shiz!!!!!!!!!!


U WILL LOVEEEEEE IT OR DIE!!!

tee hee, these are not my links but just good as Mediafire.

Camille

Prince recorded these jams under the name Camille hoping to con people it was another one of his stars, but it was really just Prince fucking up his voice. You know that song If I Was Your Girlfriend? That was a Camille song. Prince scrapped it for some awful reason, but here it is in some form.
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f354hj

Prince - Dreamfactory

http://www.sendspace.com/file/yxxrm6

This is ok. Its Prince so fun to listen to, but not my favorite but a lot of people like. Its like 3 CDS.

Prince - Undertaker

Prince wanted to release this for free in guitar magazine. Its good. Would have liked to get it in a released form  in a magazine cuz this version is pretty ruff.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/yvzpmu

will post more.

too drunk...

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 29 Jan 2009, 04:49
Consider the following an official addition to the current Rules:


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Before you post in this thread, take a minute and consider the following:

Think of this as the community chest. Everyone is free and encouraged to contribute to it, with that in mind:

* This thread is for you to share  the music that you love for people who would normally not be able to access it. This is not an everything-goes-all-the-time mp3 blog.
* Think about what you are uploading. Is it easily available elsewhere and popular? If yes, is it really worth it to upload and post here?
* Have some self control. Is it really necessary to upload the entire discography of this band? Is it all really so excellent? If it is, don't worry. Whoever downloads this will surely realise this and look for more material on their own.

To return to the community chest, imagine you one day open the chest and everyone threw everything inside it. There's probably more things that you can use there now, but they are now buried in a mountain of debris and you'll likely miss the good stuff anyway! Imagine though, that you come to the chest one day and you find that everyone thought about what might best serve us all and the neatly placed it inside. This is what this thread should be.


Now the current rules stand as

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No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Repost the rules at the top of each new page.


TL;DR version: don't do megaposts or post readily available stuff.



wow, kinda late in the game, but here's the rules again. I'm not sure cus i'm new too, but i don't think you're supposed to post links that aren't yours.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 29 Jan 2009, 06:06
what does trolling mean?

I didn't know either. So let me introduce you to this little neat extension to firefox, called Ubiquity. I have it, and as I stumpled upon "trolling" I simply marked, typed alt+space, and as I already had "wiki" typed in, I just gave me an abstract on different topics like trolling. I could have typed "define" instead, but what ever.
I use it all the time with stuff you guys throw up in here, that I don't know...

That extension is some legit shit sir.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 29 Jan 2009, 06:32
The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage

Fucking...Awesome..
Agreed. Everybody get this one.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: triangleman on 29 Jan 2009, 07:58
The Bad Plus - These Are The Vistas
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The Bad Plus are a jazz piano trio consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King. The three musicians first played together in 1989, but didn’t come together as an established act until 2000.
The trio’s music combines elements of traditional and free jazz with rock and pop influences; These Are the Vistas included a version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” and Flim by Aphex Twin.
Only my second post, wanted to thank everybody for all the great stuff.
I have more Bad+ is anyone is interested, including the Live in Tokyo album. They've got a new album coming out where they've added a vocalist I'm really looking forward to - if anyone tracks it down let me know. Thanks.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: triangleman on 29 Jan 2009, 08:32
Frightened Rabbit - Liver! Lung! FR!
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Liver! Lung! FR! is a live album by Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, released October 21, 2008 in the US. The album is scheduled for a March 30, 2009 release in the UK and Europe. The album is a "primarily acoustic" performance of the band's acclaimed second album, The Midnight Organ Fight, recorded live at The Captain's Rest in Glasgow, on July 30. Guests on the album include James Graham, from The Twilight Sad, who appears on "Keep Yourself Warm", and Ross Clark who appears on "Old Old Fashioned".

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: triangleman on 29 Jan 2009, 10:38
Samamidon - All Is Well
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Samamidon is a collaborative effort between Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlet. Together they released one album called “But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted”. Sam Amidon later released a second album under his own name (“All Is Well”). Both albums to date are modern interpretations of traditional folk songs. Sam was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, June 3, 1981and currently lives near New York City. Last.fm
Trying to make up for lost time, it's rare that I have anything that hasn't already been posted here.  Hope you like it - Samamidon is definitely a gem.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 29 Jan 2009, 11:05
Heh, Brattleboro.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: You Are Brahman! on 29 Jan 2009, 12:43
Triangleman, you can keep those three in the same post if you want.  I don't think that qualified as a megapost and even if the number of albums were sufficient to be a megapost, simply breaking a megapost into several posts defeats the purpose.   Music appreciated, nonetheless!

Brett Dennen - So Much More
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With a combination of politically charged, find-your-purpose/live-your-life inspiring lyrics, sweet folky style guitar, and a pretty (but weird) voice, Brett Dennen is really something worth taking a look at.  When I talk about this album with my friends and the tracks that we love, we usually end up naming all of them.

His other two albums are already uploaded if you want then, just let me know. 
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Sox on 29 Jan 2009, 13:06
I pulled together some Make Believe stuff that doesn't feature on the studio releases. It features the pink 7", several demos, some songs pulled from compilations and an unreleased track. The tags might not be perfect, and I put it together in haste, so you'll probably want to reorganise a few tracks. I skipped the demo version of Cocks and yet another take on Apartment Party because it felt weird to have two songs on twice.
If I've missed anything, it'd be great if you could PM it to me so I can add it in and update this post.

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I just discovered that "How To Haunt A House" also appears on the new re-release of the ST EP. Is this the original, or a re-recording?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: triangleman on 29 Jan 2009, 15:52
Triangleman, you can keep those three in the same post if you want.  I don't think that qualified as a megapost and even if the number of albums were sufficient to be a megapost, simply breaking a megapost into several posts defeats the purpose.   Music appreciated, nonetheless!
No problem, figured I'd just err on the side of caution.
Also, was able to track this down myself - enjoy!

The Bad Plus - For All I Care (joined by Wendy Lewis)
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After the success of last year’s release, Prog, the trio, never content to stand still, moved on their next challenge with For All I Care (Heads Up/Universal/Do The Math), their first album with vocals.
Since their formation, The Bad Plus – Ethan Iverson on piano, Anderson on bass and Dave King on drums – have worked on creating a specific group identity. Classic rock and pop songs by the likes of the Pixies, Bowie, Black Sabbath and Nirvana were BadPlusified into convincing jazz vehicles along with their own compelling originals. It was going to take a very special singer who could fit into the band’s style without disrupting the group’s internal balance. Their choice was characteristically left of field. The band’s first choice was Wendy Lewis, a veteran of the Minneapolis indie-rock scene. “Wendy is like another instrument with intense, compressed energy,” says King.
Through a remarkable piece of musical alchemy, Wendy became the fourth member of the trio on For All I Care. Her haunting voice adds a fresh and powerful dimension within the fabric of the group. Singing on eight numbers including Nirvana’s “Lithium,” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” (in which Reid sings a gorgeous harmony), Wilco’s “Radio Cure,” the Bee Gees’ “How Deep is Your Love” and Heart’s 70s rock anthem, “Barracuda,” her storytelling privileges propel The Bad Plus’ music into an exciting new place.

The Bad Plus - Prog
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 29 Jan 2009, 16:09
Fuck Daz I love you.
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Post by: Noct on 29 Jan 2009, 16:10
My First Mediaf!re: Dream-pop Leak Edition!

Asobi Seksu - Hush

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Bearing a hyper-stylized and glitzy graphic design sense, a pretty and petite Japanese female singer who sings alternately in Japanese and English, and a band name with a hint of nod-and-a-wink naughtiness (it's claimed to be a Tokyo-based slang term that means "playful sex"), Asobi Seksu comes across like the latest Japanese import, the newest in a long line of ironic Shibuya-kei indie pop artists following Puffy AmiYumi, Cibo Matto, or Pizzicato Five. In fact, the quartet is based out of New York City, and besides the heavy Japanese pop influences, Asobi Seksu bears comparison both to the British shoegazer bands of the early '90s (My Bloody Valentine in particular) and to New York guitar noise acts ranging from Sonic Youth to Yo La Tengo.

There are less shoegaze-y layers of fuzzy guitar here, definitely a dream-pop album, this one.  I've had it in heavy rotation over the past week.  They're down to a duo now, but that doesn't give them any less of an epic quality on these recordings.  Yuki also seems to have cleaned up her singing a bit (or maybe that's just the slicker production... probably both).  I like the results, and will probably have to buy 5 copies.

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Quick Taste: Here's the first music video they've released from the album, Me & Mary.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYuDBdVj8_k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYuDBdVj8_k)

So, did I do it right?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 29 Jan 2009, 16:27
Okay yeah, Jaydiohead for anyone who is still on the fence, it is basically like a handjob for your ears, no joke.

Lucifer's Jigsaw and Dirt off your Android are both totally incredible, even if you dont like the whole album, it's very likely you'll keep those two tracks.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Yossarian on 29 Jan 2009, 19:07
I have been lurking and leeching for so long now - it's about time for me to return the favor I've been dealt by so many of you, who made so much different music available to me. This thread really had a huge impact on (re-)shaping my musical taste and broadening my view. THANKS!

Unfortunately my access to "hardly available" music is fairly limited - at least when compared to the amount and quality of stuff, other forumites are able to come up with. But maybe some of you might find these two albums interesting:

Ral Partha Vogelbacher - Shrill Falcons (2006)

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I stumbled across this album at my local (and, sad enough, no longer existant) record store. My guess is that someone had ordered it, without ever coming by to actually fetch it. So after seeing it there on display for several weeks I finally gave it a listen and knew immediately that I had to buy it. Maybe the music can best be described as surprisingly catchy Indie-Rock with an affinity to Postrock and some distinct dashes of Noise - but then: I always find it hard to categorize music. No comments on them on P4k or Allmusic and even Wikipedia is fairly short with information on these guys ('cept the fact that they are from San Francisco and share personell with Thee More Shallows) - but actually I don't care so much about the background, since the music pretty much stands for itself.

http://www.myspace.com/ralpartha (http://www.myspace.com/ralpartha) - for a quick glance without downloading

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Kaizers Orchestra - Evig Pint (2003)

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This is a bunch of Norwegians making music on pretty much everything remotely capable of emitting soundwaves. Their stage performance is legendary - not just among fans. And despite the fact, that they sing in Norwegian (which, btw., sounds pretty nice and melodic) they have gained a devoted following throughout Northern and Central Europe. Their style is heavily influenced by gypsy-rock and (more specifically) the norwegian variant of marching-/polcka-music, called "Ompa" (their debut - which I could also upload if anybody is interested - therefore bears the telling title "Ompa til du dør" = Ompa 'Till You Die), but is in the same instant firmly rooted in the shadier parts of rock music. Tom Waits has often been mentioned as one of their sources of inspiration and maybe that's correct. But let me put it this way: if Tito Larriva, drunken on slivovitz rather than tequila, singing alongside Zach Condon and a supporting cast of Gogol Bordello sounds like something you might indeed enjoy, give this a try.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fzfrxq9aldte (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fzfrxq9aldte) - this is, what Allmusic has to say on the album

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=109828260 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=109828260) - and here is some of their more recent stuff on stream

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Since this is my first post on this thread (and in regard of my underdeveloped computer skills), I can but hope that this works out (sorry, if not so).
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Post by: trees9 on 29 Jan 2009, 20:31
Man, I saw some Norfolk & western on here, and I knew this was a great thread (THANK YOU FOR THAT BY THE WAY!!!)...and the beck discog, niiiice.

Jesus, if you haven't heard of this band, hear it now (recommended for those folk-lovers...). I've got more music than necessary, and out of all of it, this is one of the best overall albums I have heard so far.

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The National Lights--a male and female cohesion-- focus on Gothic, poppy-folklore tales and tunes that center around the old American Gothic Midwest; graceful and elegant poppish tunes so beautiful that they are anything but overshadowed by the beautifully-scuplted and lavishly dark lyical bed also presented.
And when I say beautifully sculped lyrics, I mean it. And the music...mixed the male and female vocals....ahhhhhhhhhhh! Sorry, I just fucking love this album. It's like a storybook album, and it's like nothing you've heard before.




Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 29 Jan 2009, 20:58
I'm really enjoying that Peter Adams album so far, and the Phantom Band album feels like a grower, thanks dudes.
And that Ral Partha is dope shit as well, I'm lovin the song Aeroflot. I much prefer repetition with subtle progression over verse/chorus/verse etc.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virðulegu forsetar (2004)

Super minimal classical/orchestral music mostly composed of slow horns and silence. If you haven't heard this I implore you to give it a try, it's one of the most relaxing and peaceful albums I've ever heard and makes perfect background music for sleeping, studying, meditating, etc.


Here's an excerpt from the Pitchfork review (8.8/10):

"Virðulegu forsetar was first performed in 2003 at Hallgrimskirkja, a large cathedral in Reykjavik, and the album was recorded in the same space. During that first performance, players were positioned on all sides of the audience; it was spring in Iceland which meant a show starting around 11:00 p.m. would finish as the sun was setting. As a visual accompaniment, Jóhannsson filled the cathedral with helium balloons that were slightly underinflated, so that over the course of the piece they fell extremely slowly into the crowd.

Think for a moment what a fantastically beautiful image this is. And yet, there's nothing to it. An epic space, sure, but beyond that we're talking balloons, horns, and a keyboard. Careful gestures, simple tools, and a good mind are all Jóhannsson needs. This is the way to live."


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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 29 Jan 2009, 22:35
Bright Eyes Vs. Her Space Holiday
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/download.php?0j1ddwj0wunWe all know who Bright Eyes is so that doesn't need any explaining..but who is Her Space Holiday?
Her Space Holiday is the recording moniker of indietronic artist Marc Bianchi.
The guys lyrics are seriously great and he definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to working instruments and laptops.
If I see that anyone is interested in this fine little find I will gladly post some more of his stuff.

Review taken from "Drowned In Sound":
The first Her Space Holiday (Marc Bianchi) track is 'The Doctor And The DJ' taken from his brilliant album 'Home Is Where You Hang Yourself'. He plays with looped guitars and programmed beats while faintly singing a warped tale. Marc then remixes Conor's 'Contrast and Compare' I can't compare it to the original as I haven't heard it but I think Marc must have made some major changes as it could easily fit on his own album. The slurred vocals, keyboard drones and the flute solo make it quite an eerie song. He then has a go at remixing his own song *'Famous To Me' * while most remixes are no where near as good as the original, Marc manages to pull it off and he makes it sound like an entirely different song.

ALSO** Anyone listen to Taking Back Sunday?
I'm not that much into emocore these days but I will admit their very first EP was actually really good. It doesn't even sound like them in the best of ways. they had Antonio Longo doing vocals and Jesse Lacey of brand new doing back up vocals and bass, they themselves had a completely different sound. The lyrics, the sound, the different voice, all good factors in this album that I find to be somewhat of a rarity and a nice little gem for taking you back to those good old days of troubled youth, high school girlfriends, and parking lot nights wasted with friends..you know, the times that made you.
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Post by: pat101 on 29 Jan 2009, 23:29
Max Tundra - Mastered By A Guy At The Exchange (2002)

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This is Max Tundra's second, and in my humble opinion, best album. If you've heard him before you have a vague idea of what to expect, if you haven't Max Tundra makes beautiful, glitchy, frantic, crazy "pop" tunes. Trust me if you haven't heard it, you owe it to yourself. Enjoy.

Also since my hard drive crash I haven't been able to find another copy of "Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be" If someone happens to have it and feels like PMing me I would forever be in their debt.

The Pitchfork Review.
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So many synths, beeps, beats, glitches, horns, hooks, voices. It shouldn't work.

But it does. Perfectly. And it's all because of the enthusiasm and sheer joy that electronic artist Max Tundra (né Ben Jacobs) puts in every note of his second album, Mastered by Guy at the Exchange. Jacobs comes across like a dry, witty Englishman mixed with a three-year-old on a slowburn sugar high. He seizes every strain of pop music and every instrument he can think of, wrapping them in layers of synths and drum programming. He namechecks a Yes album on one song, so it's not surprising when he overdubs himself into a Rick Wakeman who has eight hands and good taste; the flurry of keyboards on "Fuerte" blows through like a swarm of candy-coated insects. Which isn't to ignore the subtleties of the accordions, guitars, trumpets, and other live instruments mixed into the album-- all of them played by Jacobs himself.

Genre-hopping may be old hat by now, but Jacobs' music is so disorienting that the abrupt cuts on, say, "M.B.G.A.T.E." are still startling and bizarre: where did that club beat suddenly come from, and what's with the horns? But there's another reason he keeps catching you off-guard: Jacobs is ostensibly writing pop songs. Under all the chaos, these songs are straightforward and brutally catchy, just about every one of them anchored to a great hook and an intriguing voice.

Jacobs' first album and singles were instrumentals, but here, all but one of the tracks has vocals-- mostly by Jacobs, whose high, mellifluous voice resembles Scritti Politti's Green Gartside or, uh, Prince. But he also invites his sister, Becky, to sing. No offense to Ben's work, but where his voice fits into the music, Becky's soars on it; though not exactly a diva in power or emotional range, she has an attractive voice that adds the right amount of warmth to the electronics. "Lysine", the first single, starts with just her and the most basic possible melody before Ben gradually adds glitches and stuttering keyboards; and she's beautifully nimble singing the arching melody of "Acorns", overdubbing her own harmony while Ben adds a shuffling rhythm track and airy (well, weak-lipped) brass.

Since this is his first time as a lyricist, it's forgivable that Jacobs' words aren't as striking as the music. He confesses, "I only sing about things that happen to me/ I never learned to fill my songs with allegory," and it's true that the songs aren't rich with subtext. But the music's already so busy that it all works out fine-- you don't jam a drumstick in a turkey club sandwich-- and anyway, the unassuming way he writes about himself is fun. It's great, for example, that the song "Gondry" is just a plea to videomaker Michel Gondry (Björk, Radiohead, Massive Attack) to direct one for him. Or that his other verses are so autobiographical-- girls he's loved or loves, complaints about his day jobs-- all strewn with Britpop references and clever rhymes.

But more importantly, he knows how to mesh the words with the music, texturally-- he has a good ear for words and rhymes-- but also narratively. The last track, "Labial", is practically an aria. The lyrics follow a simple hopping melody, telling the story of how Jacobs stole his best friend's girl. Bonus points to Ben for having his sister sing it, making it sapphic. The music dramatizes the words-- much like he'd do with an orchestra, he uses different tonal colors to underline different lyrics-- but here it's the acoustic strumming on the first verse, the giddy keyboards on the next few, and then the abrupt cut to a gnarly, grinding electric guitar. After the bridge he fades to a low, pulsing bassline that underscores the conclusion, and then the music explodes in a wave of keyboards, a massive stretch of sustained chords, making a finish so big, it's this close to being raw, stinking cheese. Yet, its boldness and, if nothing else, utter uniqueness, is what makes it so beautiful.

And that may be the key to the album's success: that it can take the unfamiliar and the over-the-top and tie it to what's recognizable, hitting normal targets with the most creative means Jacobs could imagine. This record shows the breadth of his creativity, yet it's accessible, catchy and brilliantly simple. A massive achievement.

Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: mod_a on 30 Jan 2009, 07:21
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Virðulegu forsetar (2004)

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Mmmmm... /me eats with a spoon.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia out Nov 2008
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Post by: imm on 30 Jan 2009, 09:32
Hey, first post.  Trying to give something back!


Accidents With Nature and Each Other, by Harris Newman

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Like his debut, Non-Sequiturs, Harris Newman's second album sparked inevitable comparisons to John Fahey. His instrumentals, largely performed on acoustic steel string, shared many of the same attributes with Fahey's work, and to lesser extents two other guitarists who were on the Takoma label, Robbie Basho and Leo Kottke. There were similar somber, moody compositions, folky but certainly not traditional folk, verging on but not quite crossing over into experimental dissonance and Indian influences. By alternating pensive, spare passages with stormier sections of anxious strumming and picking, the ambience is varied and retains tension, steering well clear of placid new age. So in many ways it's revivalistic, but certainly Newman plays with a great deal of skill and thoughtfulness, and it's not as though the Fahey school of downcast guitar instrumentals is something that's paid tribute to very often. Too, on some of the tracks, Newman departs somewhat from this format by using Bruce Cawdron for accompaniment on percussion and glockenspiel; Newman, and on one track Sandro Perri, also add some lap steel. "It's a Trap, Pt. 1" and "It's a Trap, Pt. 2" in particular achieve an unsettling ghostly, stretched-out feel quite different from the more relaxed Fahey-isms. "Driving All Night With Only My Mind" is also a highlight, Cawdron's percussion and glockenspiel giving the piece a rhythmic bounce and texture that take it into more original territory than the rest of the record.

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Gutter Tactics, by Dälek

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Coming off of the blistering beats and symphonic doom of Abandoned Language, New Jersey duo Dälek (pronounced dialect) continue swaggering down the same path that made their last album a success, and in a sense, Gutter Tactics could be considered Abandoned Language, Pt. 2. When you've found your sound, why make a departure? Previous tour dates with Ipecac labelmates -- Isis in particular -- prove to be hugely influential once again, as metallic fuzz and white-noise layers propel the agitated rhymes of dälek (the MC) in a thick swampy steam. Aptly titled, the album has a dark, disorienting, and toxic vibe. Instrumentally, Gutter Tactics shares much in common with the droning shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine and the distorted orchestration of Mono, due to live overdubs provided by various musicians ushered from dälek's Deadverse record label into his newly built studio. The funky jazz of Motiv is washed into a haze behind Destructo Swarmbots' myriad of guitar effects, resulting in a blurry ultra-compressed dreamscape wedged between the brick-breaking snaps of Oktopus' beats. It's actually quite difficult to specify what instrumentation makes up the wall of sound -- synths, strings, horns, guitar effects, or something else entirely. It all simply sounds like a sludgy cyclic hum that shifts between two moods: threatening and beautiful. On one side of the coin, there's the ominous "No Question," with factory crunch drum sequencing accented by intense Jeru the Damaja-type rhymes. On the other, there's the flashback to the sweeter days of hip-hop in the sedate and droning "We Lost Sight," a song that marks the MC and producer at the top of their game as chamber organs swell hypnotically underneath a gritty boom-bap, while dälek reminisces in a echoing vocal, "We lost sight on how to use these mikes/What scripts we write/How to choose our fights." Disenchantment with the state of rap, and society as a whole, is a major underlying theme, but the statements never feel too preachy or in your face. Instead, the vocal freestyles hover just slightly above the music, delivered in an amorphous mumble that matches the sonic abyss of the background perfectly. Headphones are highly recommended for this one.

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Post by: Mr. Tool on 30 Jan 2009, 11:31
Another tasty leak...

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Fruit

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Couldn't find a review or anything, but the sound is electro-pop with female vocals. You may have heard this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGjl6ITkFqI), which was used in an iPod Touch commercial.

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Post by: triangleman on 30 Jan 2009, 11:35
First three studio albums from Gomez...

Gomez - Bring It On
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Gomez - In Our Gun
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Gomez are an English indie rock band. Their first album, Bring It On, won the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.
The band played their first gig together in late 1996 in Leeds without a formal name. The band left a sign out for a friend of theirs whose surname was Gomez which read "Gomez the gig's in here" to indicate that it was the site of their first gig. People saw the sign and assumed that the band’s name was Gomez - the name stuck.
Gomez’s career trajectory has led to the band’s name taking on a new meaning. Also known as “Mercury Poisoning”, To “do a Gomez” now means to release a debut album so successful and to such unanimous praise that expectations are raised to the point where it is impossible to follow it. This is in reference to the fact that whilst Bring It On is still regarded as one of the best British albums of the late nineties, its follow-ups have met a mixed critical reception and disappointing sales. - Last.fm
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 30 Jan 2009, 16:28
Frightened Rabbit - Liver! Lung! FR!
I love you so much right now.
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Post by: ledhendrix on 30 Jan 2009, 19:06
Frightened Rabbit are an excellent live band. I've seen them several times by chance at music festivals and the like and they've been great. Got talking and drinking with them a few times as well, really sound guys.
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Post by: youthcant on 30 Jan 2009, 21:52
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These Are Magnets - Control
Stuff:
http://www.joshlafayette.com/thesearemagnets/
&
http://www.joshlafayette.com/
Here we have a indie-folk-blues-rock album by an artist of sorts located in Alabama. This is a relatively short album, but solid nonetheless. To keep this short, I'd say it could be called a less positive and thicker half-handed cloud, but with less high pitched vocals.
Or a squirrel eating a cicada, wait what? But, for real. It's something I doubt any of you have heard of and thought you might appreciate it.   

btw, i try to contribute as much as i can, and i appreciate everyone's contributions to this forum.
i hope everyone listens to that 'hurtbreak wonderland' by world's end girlfriend that was posted a while back. it's really powerful, one of my favorite post-rock albums, ever. 
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Post by: imm on 30 Jan 2009, 22:12
By Chance Upon Waking, by Nalle

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Quote from: slightly shitty 'Pop Matters' review
Nalle's MySpace page ranks the "magico-religious traditions of birds and bears" as one of their influences, and that, combined with the mysterious folktale ink drawings of wings and trees on the packaging should go a long way towards telling you if you'll like this band or not. Hanna Tuulikki's voice has crimped, crisp, zig-zagged edges; she sounds as if each note is being cut slowly out of the air with a pair of pinking shears, or as if her vocal cords have been taken over by a croaking goat. She plays the kantele and sings about the sun. Her companions, Chris Hladowski and Aby Vulliamy, play bouzoukis, ouds, clarinets, violas, and other instruments. Their tunes prink with awkwardness, a kind of willed, spiky simplicity that keeps you quivering and alert. When Tuulikki sings, "I touch a liiitttle tip," the instruments twitch in sympathy, and the emotion of the simple action -- touching -- is illustrated with such empathetic devotion that it's almost embarrassing, like watching someone get stigmata in church. I've seen the word 'freakfolk' used to describe Finnish bands such as Paavoharju. You could use it here as well.

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Sweet Heart Fever, by Scout Niblett

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Similar to many of the artists in the Secretly Canadian stable, Scout Niblett also has an affinity for soft vocals, hard acoustic guitars, and tear-drenched lyrics that bubble over with emotion. Immediate references to Cat Power and PJ Harvey may be inevitable, but Scout (aka Emma Louise Niblett) definitely has a voice all her own. And it's easily distinguished for those who can tell Songs: Ohia's Jason Molina and Palace's Will Oldham apart, but for others there won't be as much discrepancy. Niblett's debut, Sweet Heart Fever, is filled with lush, melodic compositions of the minimal sort. Usually with just a guitar and angelic voice, Niblett tells serious tales with heartfelt songwriting, sounding uncannily American even though she's British. Her somewhat gothic sound is incredibly warm in tone yet touches a sense of longing and loneliness. Regardless, Niblett will warm your heart from the first couple of tracks in. Only occasionally is Kristian Goddard's drumming enlisted, and it sits comfortably in the second place, providing a light oomph to Niblett's swelling vocals. The songs are pensive and tuneful throughout, and only in one rare instance does she fall off the rails. This exception is the clumsy "Big Bad Man," even though it is the hardest of all the tracks -- as it sees Niblett getting up from behind her guitar and seemingly rocking out in a somewhat childish and goofy manner. Aside from that, the other 13 tracks are superlative. Sweet Heart Fever is a stunning debut.

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Post by: meanwhile on 31 Jan 2009, 00:08
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Matzak - Life Beginnings (2007)

Really good minimal techno, it kinda reminds me of Booka Shade, Pantha Du Prince, and Deadmau5. I find the tracks very repetitive in the best way (I never get tired of the beat), with an optimistic feel. I can't see anyone who likes any kind of electronic music not loving the last track.

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Post by: pwhodges on 31 Jan 2009, 02:43
A few years ago I had a holiday in Dubrovnik.  Each time we went to the old city, there was this group of buskers near the main gate - a violinist, a flautist, and two guitarists - playing classical pops, both old and new.  They did it with such skill and unbounded enthusiasm, that I bought their CD.  It seems, from what I could trace of them on the Internet, that they are professional musicians.  Anyway, here it is.

Fiori Musicali

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The players:

Edin Karamazov - Guitar & Lute
Žarko Hajdarhodžić - Flute
Darko Pelužan - Guitar
Igor Stojanovic - Violin & Viola

HEY, RULES TIME:
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No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Before you post in this thread, take a minute and consider the following:

Think of this as the community chest. Everyone is free and encouraged to contribute to it, with that in mind:

* This thread is for you to share  the music that you love for people who would normally not be able to access it. This is not an everything-goes-all-the-time mp3 blog.
* Think about what you are uploading. Is it easily available elsewhere and popular? If yes, is it really worth it to upload and post here?
* Have some self control. Is it really necessary to upload the entire discography of this band? Is it all really so excellent? If it is, don't worry. Whoever downloads this will surely realise this and look for more material on their own.

To return to the community chest, imagine you one day open the chest and everyone threw everything inside it. There's probably more things that you can use there now, but they are now buried in a mountain of debris and you'll likely miss the good stuff anyway! Imagine though, that you come to the chest one day and you find that everyone thought about what might best serve us all and the neatly placed it inside. This is what this thread should be.
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Post by: Orcusmars on 31 Jan 2009, 02:53
This is Mainliner.

Mainliner is a Psychadelic band from Japan, formed in the latter 1990's. They sound a lot like Boris' "Pink" and "Smile" albums, minus about 10 centigrades of coherency.

If you don't download these, I don't think we can be friends.

Mainliner - Kamikaze
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Post by: triangleman on 31 Jan 2009, 08:25
Something a little different...

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"Wibbling Rivalry" is the title of a single released under the name "Oas*s" by the Fierce Panda record label in 1995.
It is a recording of John Harris (working for NME at the time) interviewing Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher of Oasis. The musicians live up to their reputation as feuding siblings by getting sidetracked into curse-laden arguments while responding to questions. The single contains a 'Liam Track' featuring predominantly Liam's use of profanities and a 'Noel Track' featuring Noel. Throughout the interview, Noel and Liam argue over an incident that happened on a ferry before a show.
"Wibbling Rivalry" holds the record as the highest charting interview release in the UK, reaching number 52 on November 25, 1995.

I picked this up right after "Morning Glory" and it cemented my love for the Gallaghers and all things Oasis.  It's combined into one track here.
Best part that couldn't have been scripted any better, the last line of the interview:

Q: Do you have any recurring dreams?
Noel: Yeah. Just the one - 
Liam: I take over the band.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Jackie Blue on 31 Jan 2009, 13:59
oh my god.

JAYDIOHEAD,

also, i am very interested in that Her Space Holiday vs. Conor Oberst deal.  i found a used copy of HSH's absolutely amazing The Young Machines for a DOLLAR a few weeks ago, i'll post it after work probably.  it's ridiculously out of print, which is sad and weird since it's only 4 years old.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 31 Jan 2009, 14:35
I'm amazed this hasn't been upped already, and it seems to have gained a lot of underground/internet popularity (that's how I first heard of it anyway), but needless to say, those who don't already have it should absolutely download immediately:

Circle Takes the Square - "As the Roots Undo"  (2004)

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Yes, the first and foremost of the genres one might use to describe CTTS would be screamo, but they're far from the angst-ridden, asymmetrically-fringed bollocks which passes for it most of the time.  As the Roots Undo is an epic, bleak, violent, atmospheric album, gripping from start to finish.  It's also got a pretty indepth concept behind it, explained in the liner notes:

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In a nutshell the concept behind the songs was to document the different points on a path to self-realization. In our interpretation of this journey, the wanderer ends up essentially in the same place that he or she began, if not humbled and even more overwhelmed. In a sense the ending is somewhat tragic, but without experiencing all of the lows how can anyone ever appreciate the amazing subtleties that this world has to offer? And so, if the search for beauty and understanding is cyclical and unending, then at least we'll never stop experiencing the thrill of the hunt...

Having said that, the album is amazing regardless of whether or not you try and follow the concept.  And if you like it, it's definitely worth picking up the CD, as the packaging is intricate and pretty kickass.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: GMM on 31 Jan 2009, 15:33
HUGE thanks for the Johan Johansson, I'd previously heard and adored the title track of Fordlandia and that stuff is just amazing.
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Post by: rednightmare on 31 Jan 2009, 15:56
Hi everybody. I have been lurking for an embarrassingly long time and I thought I would contribute a little something.

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
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I imagine most of the regulars of this forum at least know of KC but I think someone out there has yet to hear this classic. Here is a quick snip from Allmusics's rather long review.
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...As if somehow prophetic, King Crimson projected a darker and edgier brand of post-psychedelic rock. Likewise, they were inherently intelligent -- a sort of thinking man's Pink Floyd. Fripp demonstrates his innate aptitude for contrasts and the value of silence within a performance, even as far back as "21st Century Schizoid Man." The song is nothing short of the aural antecedent to what would become the entire heavy alternative/grunge sound. ..
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After posting that relic I feel the need to post something slightly more recent.

Phideaux - Chupacabras
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The best way to describe this is that it sounds like a more graceful Porcupine Tree or a more modern Eloy without the accent. The title track is a 20 minute epic of a song, but imo well worth the listen. If you like spacey music this is for you.
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Post by: You Are Brahman! on 31 Jan 2009, 17:53
I'm amazed this hasn't been upped already, and it seems to have gained a lot of underground/internet popularity (that's how I first heard of it anyway), but needless to say, those who don't already have it should absolutely download immediately:

Circle Takes the Square - "As the Roots Undo"  (2004)



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Wonderful.  pure eargasm. I was planning on upping this soon.  This is one of the single most perfect albums I've ever listened to.  I have their self titled album if anyone wants it. 
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Post by: sean on 31 Jan 2009, 19:25
I'm amazed this hasn't been upped already

No, it was definitely upped a while back. A while meaning over a year ago. I first got that album through that thread. But if you don't have that album yet you really should get it if you like any form of loud noisy punk. It's one of my favorite scremo albums ever.

You Are Brahman you should definitely upload the s/t, I don't have it.
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Post by: Hyperbowl on 31 Jan 2009, 22:51
The Lifted Brow - Issue 4
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I've had this one on repeat since it came out a fortnight ago, it's an impressive compilation from the literature/other stuff magazine out of Melbourne, The Lifted Brow. These are the 2 discs accompanying the latest issue, a 266 page tome, decidedly worth the $25 to pick up. A few names you'll know, as well as some excellent ones I'd never heard of before. For deciphering whose side projects these are (eg Goblin Cock is the metal band of Rob Crow from Pinback) as well as a of a list of which musicians contributed to the written component, check out the pitchfork article (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/146998-spiral-stairs-magnetic-fields-gonson-join-brow-comp).

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Disc 1:
01 The Cay: "Cachalot"
02 Haunted House: "Sierra Trail"
03 Fewn: "Buffalo Crossing"
04 The Panda Band: "Where the River Rises"
05 Aleks and the Ramps: "Walking in the Garden"
06 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: "The House of Memory"
07 No Kids: "Prisoner of Desire"
08 Hannah Marcus: "The Princess Royal"
09 I'm Not Jim: "Stalking Horse"
10 Telefauna: "Gold Fury"
11 Windmill: "Rollercoaster"
12 The Lucksmiths: "The World of Professional Golf 1994"
13 Neil Gaiman "Bloody Sunrise"
14 Get Him Eat Him: "Catalysts"
15 Robbers on High Street: "The Duke's Dilemma"
16 Butterfly Transformation Service: "The Long Journey"
17 Pikelet: "Sweeter Music"
18 Dan Deacon: "The Night of the Scorpion"
19 Erik Hecht: "The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World"
20 Thee More Shallows: "Desert Sinner"

Disc 2:
01 Goblin Cock: "A Tracing of Angels"
02 Bachelorette: "Mindwarp"
03 Sleeping States: "Root Canal"
04 The Himalayan Bear: "Voice of the Turtle"
05 The Walking Hellos: "The Unloved"
06 Rock Plaza Central: "Honeymoon With Murder"
07 Arms: "Gunsmoke Legend"
08 The Whiskers: "Marsh Blood"
09 Spiral Stairs: "The Cheetah Chase"
10 Faux Pas: "Road to Nowhere"
11 Michael Hearst: "Montana Crisis"
12 Claudia Gonson: "Cottage Gardening"
13 Sly Hats: "Rock Gardens"
14 Carolyn Mark and Her Enablers: "Mark of the Hangman"
15 Frightened Rabbit: "Last Tango in Brooklyn"
16 Ezra Furman and the Harpoons: "Portrait of Maud"
17 Home Blitz: "The Forbidden Tower"
18 Adam and the Amethysts: "Deadly Passage"
19 The Wrens: "In Turkish Waters"
20 The Capstan Shafts: "Murder at the Royal Shakespeare"
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Post by: You Are Brahman! on 31 Jan 2009, 23:50
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You Are Brahman you should definitely upload the s/t, I don't have it.

:D  Just for you, despite the whole "discographies being uploaded kills the magic" bullshit argument. :D
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Post by: Sox on 01 Feb 2009, 04:09
I found a download link for that CTTS EP within literally 20 seconds of googling for it. If you don't have it, it's because you haven't even tried to find it. And that is why I am vocally against 99% of this thread. You're all fat and lazy from it.
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Post by: valley_parade on 01 Feb 2009, 06:30
Darryl, you're starting to sound like my mom. Stop whining, seriously.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Sox on 01 Feb 2009, 06:42
Get a real job and stop spending your money on silly things. Why don't you ever bring any nice girls around? You need to buy some nicer clothes and stop with this whole 'punk' thing. And clean your room, jeeze.
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Post by: You Are Brahman! on 01 Feb 2009, 07:07
I found a download link for that CTTS EP within literally 20 seconds of googling for it. If you don't have it, it's because you haven't even tried to find it. And that is why I am vocally against 99% of this thread. You're all fat and lazy from it.
Sometimes it will take the second album uploaded or several comments on an artist before I will decide to delve into a new artist, or even genre.  I would rather encourage someone to be a little lazy (because googling an album to download is a LOT less lazy than finding it here?   wouldn't the un-lazy method be to get it "legitimately?") so that they say to themselves, "I have to see what  this hubbub is all about," than let something beautiful go unappreciated simply because I didn't want to take up an extra 5 inches of forum space.   Circle Takes the Square, in particular, is of a genre I was extremely hesitant to dive into, but they especially have helped me appreciate a HUGE variety of music. 


Matt Costa - Songs We Sing
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Sincere but not too sincere, cute but not gorgeous, and smart enough to know to steal from the very best, former skateboard pro Matt Costa signed to surfer Jack Johnson's label on the strengths of some very workman-like pop songs and a smooth, appealing voice. Goldilockses of the world are bound to find Costa's unassuming songs just right--and if his work fails to find its way onto the soundtracks of all the hottest television shows, there is little justice in the world. Costa may croon that "These are the songs that I sing/To make the day better," but these really aren't songs so much as they're rock & roll equations. The dude combines the anglophilic sonority of Belle & Sebastian and Donovan with a taste of Elliott Smith's gorgeous downer vibe, heaping doses of the Beatles thrown in throughout. It's pleasantly chiming enough stuff to be sure: it'll just be far more interesting to see what happens once Costa has worked his way through his influences.

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This actually reminds me of Andrew Bird in the variety of genres contained in a single cd.  I definitely recommend. 
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Post by: valley_parade on 01 Feb 2009, 07:10
And clean your room, jeeze.

I did that this morning, for fucks sake.

(speaking of staying punk..)

Gang Green - Another Wasted Night
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Gang Green were another one of those Boston hardcore bands from the 80s. I'd first heard of them in '05 when Dropkick Murphys put out their second Singles Collection, which had a cover of "Alcohol". I didn't really pay attention again until I found the old This Is Boston, Not LA comp about a year ago. (this album is at 320kbs .mp3)

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Post by: Sox on 01 Feb 2009, 07:35
"I have to see what  this hubbub is all about,"

Usually about that one album. In this example, it is that one album. I read the rest of your post as "I'm too stubborn to try sampling something new, it takes a lot to convince me to."
I can't think of a situation where "that one album" would be enough to convince anybody who isn't just being ridiculously stubborn when it comes to trying new music.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 01 Feb 2009, 08:23
what does trolling mean?

I didn't know either. So let me introduce you to this little neat extension to firefox, called Ubiquity. I have it, and as I stumpled upon "trolling" I simply marked, typed alt+space, and as I already had "wiki" typed in, I just gave me an abstract on different topics like trolling. I could have typed "define" instead, but what ever.
I use it all the time with stuff you guys throw up in here, that I don't know...

That extension is some legit shit sir.

Thats good right!? I sometimes get a bit confused on the internet/street lingo...

But anyways, heres some music for you. Old shit, but good shit.

The Gun Club.
Punk rock.
I've been hearing them played at bars and rock clubs lately, and wondering, "whats IS that shit? It's good shit! Gotta get some!"

Fire of Love

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Mother Juno

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Post by: imm on 01 Feb 2009, 11:31
The Bells of 1 2, by Sol Seppy

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THE ethereal songs of Sol Seppy’s The Bells of 1 2 provide a hypnotic listen that drips with beauty.
Sol Seppy is better known as Sophie Michalitsianos, the former Sparklehorse member, who prides herself in the fact that The Bells of 1 2 revels in a celestial romanticism.
It’s a slow-burner that rewards the patient listener, built around atmospheric soundscapes, soft piano and some spine-tingling cello.
There’s a fragile, almost innocent beauty surrounding tracks like Human, with lyrics such as ‘love will lift your heart’. It’s achingly poignant, tearfully poignant and delivered in such a fashion that defies some of the harsher elements of the world today.
There’s some enchanting electronica surrounding the breezy, hypnotic beats of Come Running, when Sophie’s vocals adopt a more positive vibrancy about them.
While on Move the singer hints at an altogether more feisty approach, dropping an aggressive (by her standards) beat over some really strained vocals (during the chorus).
Fans of the likes of Imogen Heap are sure to be impressed, while the promotional material likens her to Mazzy Star and the Cocteau Twins.
Occasionally, the album drifts into territory that’s simply too ethereal for its own good, testing the listeners’ patience.
But such moments are few and far between, with tracks like Slo Fuzz oozing a quiet sense of foreboding, while introducing some more excellent instrumentation, and Wonderland relating the tragic tale of an artist with the sinking feeling that a change will never come in surprisingly upbeat fashion.
Better still is Loves Boy, an entrancing effort that drips with breathtaking beauty.
As Sophie, herself, states: “It’s the discovery of beauty that inspires me the most.” Her ability to share it musically is what makes Sol Seppy’s debut so impressive.

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Post by: aznbigbuttboy on 01 Feb 2009, 11:40
uploaded some more music for a friend so...

Wye Oak - If Children

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 There's historical poetry-- and plain shoe-fitting sense-- to Merge's rerelease of Wye Oak's 2007 debut, If Children. The band, a male-female duo from Baltimore, both in their early 20s, is like a Merge incarnate birthed 10 years late: mixed-sex; Mid-Atlantic; pretty without sounding porcelain. Their sound-- earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream-pop-- is so second-nature that nobody realizes it's actually endangered. In 1995, If Children would've been vernacular, slotting on modern-rock radio next to Belly or sellable Dinosaur Jr.; in 2008, it flashes like lost slang.

Wye Oak isn't gripping song after song-- too uncouth, too flashy-- but moments on If Children are superlative. "Warning" is a collision of momentums, the inherent slowness of guitar atmosphere with drums sputtering out from a garage-rock song. The catch is that Wasner and Stack actually sound comfortable in both modes; their fuzz convincingly dizzy, their inertia reckless. A humble rollercoaster. I might even prefer the grandeur of "I Don't Feel Young", which foams to actual noise without losing any sweetness; the Byrds without acid or English shoegaze without the suggestion of French kissing.

At the heart of both songs is bulletproof innocence. But Wye Oak aren't separatists or daydreamers; they're absolutely uncute. When Wasner sings "I don't feel young, I don't feel scared" she sounds saucer-eyed and terrified; when Stack joins her at the song's climax on the lines "If you feel young and feel ready/ Or if you feel old...You know your secret's safe with me," their appeal to inclusion is wise enough to heed and comforting enough to cry into; when, on "Warning", she confides, "The only hell I'll ever know is when you may go and I may not go," she doesn't flinch. It's not an appeal to be pet, it's a glass of water in the face, honesty so undramatized it's hard to imagine, at the moment, another band so achingly stupid, so brave at heart.

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Wild Sweet Orange - We Have Cause to Be Uneasy

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The buzz about Birmingham, Alabama’s Wild Sweet Orange has been growing steadily throughout the past year-and-a-half and its about to reach its tipping point with the release of the band’s full-length debut We Have Cause to Be Uneasy. Beloved by indie hipster blogs as well as TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and radio stations like revered University of Washington radio-station KEXP, the band appears on the brink of major stardom. We Have Cause to Be Uneasy is packed with eleven songs that are vast yet intimate, jittery and contemplative; and also nostalgic while still hopeful. Lead vocalist Preston Lovinggood has a bit of a lazy vocal delivery that manages to be both haunting and inviting, honest and direct.

There’s something wholly moving about the way he wraps his words around verses and choruses, and as is the case through much of this album, how he bellows and growls alongside a driving guitar lick. Lovinggood’s impassioned and skilled vocal limits partner with an uncanny ability to offer vivid reflections of childhood and the world around us. Lovinggood is not the only talent in the band though: guitarist Taylor Shaw was raised on blues and cut his teeth in various Birmingham blues band, at one time even backing up "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks. His experience and seasoned playing are a perfect compliment to Lovinggood’s painted portraits of American life. The guitars are raw and gritty, evoking the very essence of the ups and downs of life.

There are very few albums these days that contain powerhouse song after powerhouse song, but that truly is the case with We Have Cause to Be Uneasy. After just one listen the album proves to be unforgettable, charming and nothing short of extraordinary. The album opens with the quiet, gentle roll of the country-folk of “Ten Dead Dogs,” which proves to serve as a bit of an anomaly. For starters, it’s a quirky opening track as it creaks and swirls around like car wheels on a gravel road. Then there are the lyrics; few albums open as grotesquely as this, “I saw ten dead dogs on the side of the road driving late last night to your apartment.” But as the listener waits for more, the song indeed proves to be about nerve-inducing indecision and not canine carnage, “And I thought it was an omen / So I headed on back home / Walked in circles 'round my room."

Listening to the record is like stumbling across the next Wilco; this is the true mark of a band that one would suspect would serve as inspiration for many in the years to come. This is an album that bristles with promise, professionalism and poise, and reeks of landmark status. Easily a top five album of the year, Wild Sweet Orange is indeed ready for their close-up. Not too shabby for a band named after herbal tea.

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The Wild Sweet Orange album is pretty amazing and it gets better with subsequent listens i think.

more to come soon
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 01 Feb 2009, 12:46
I found a download link for that CTTS EP within literally 20 seconds of googling for it. If you don't have it, it's because you haven't even tried to find it. And that is why I am vocally against 99% of this thread. You're all fat and lazy from it.

Really? I've always had trouble finding that record.

So FIGHT YOU!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: youthcant on 01 Feb 2009, 16:21
Wild Sweet Orange is pretty solid, i upped some a while back.
this is an EP and live, acoustic album.  thought i'd move it up some since its actual album was uploaded.
if you like them, they have great merch, and are super live.
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Post by: meanwhile on 01 Feb 2009, 17:13
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DJ Fresh - Escape from Planet Monday (2006)

Really accessible but unique drum n' bass. It sounds like a lot of thought went in to the style of each song, and while they don't really have much to do with each other, the album feels complete in that all the tracks are high quality. Some tracks have a jazz feel, some have an rnb feel, along with funk, techno, etc.

sample
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyMotVGNKL0

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Post by: kraemandrummer on 01 Feb 2009, 18:38
I don't know if anyone else does, but I find it hard to keep up with this thread. To fix this, I spent tonight hacking together a parser in python that creates an RSS feed for the mediaf!re thread. It crawls the latest page of the thread, and generates a list of links contained within. It *tries* to get a title and description from the post as well, but is only successful around half the time, depending on how people format their posts. Hopefully I'll be able to improve this when I get some more time.

The feed is at http://chrisgrice.com/rss/mediafeed.rss.xml . It updates twice a day; again, this will be improved once I have some time.

If anyone wants to improve the parsing, or just the code in general, you can grab it at http://github.com/cgrice/qc-musicthread-scraper/tree/master

If doing this is a Bad Thing, or if people would rather I didn't, let me know and I'll take it down. Hopefully some people will find it useful though! Also any suggestions to improve it will be greatly appreciated.

teh link is not working, unfortunately. You had me so friggin excited for this. An improvement would be putting it back up.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 01 Feb 2009, 21:33
do people like this band?

Thursday - Common Existence

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The critical and fan reception to Thursday’s 2006 release, A City By The Light Divided, were, at best, lukewarm. It caused a divide among fans; either you loved it or you hated it. There was no middle ground. City took on a more experimental route with Thursday’s signature sound still woven in. Some complain about the tone of the album, most complained about the production of Dave Fridmann (I personally love it). So when the Jersey sextet announced that Fridmann would be producing the band’s Epitaph debut, Common Existence, fans were naturally wary.

The fears of some will be squashed immediately when first single “Resuscitation of a Dead Man” blasts out of the barrel. The openers on each Thursday album have always been a kick in the balls, and this track is no different. “Resuscitation” sets the pace of Common Existence: urgent and in your face. “Last Call” gradually rises into the beautiful crashing of cymbals and chords. The track is calm and chaotic at once, leaving you dizzy. And “Friends In The Armed Forces” is an absolute doozy. The guitar chords rip as vocalist Geoff Rickly yelps frantically.

“Beyond The Visible Spectrum” begins with a methodical drum roll and sampled strings that are quickly evaporated by the frenzy of chords from guitarists Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla. The song is equally gentle and forceful, incorporating different sensations throughout. “Time’s Arrow” is a slow acoustic track that will swoon through your earphones.

“Unintended Long Term Effects” is like one of those 5-hour energy drinks. The urgency in Rickly’s voice, along with some well-placed screams, will make this an immediate fan favorite. The fluidity of “Circuits Of Fever” and “Subway Funeral” is pristine and set the stage for the final two tracks of Common Existence. “Love Has Led Us Astray” is a delicate track that pulsates through your veins. The subtleties in this track are what make it standout.

The final track, “You Were The Cancer,” reminds me of why I fell in love with Thursday so many years ago. The intro of the track is like a warning signal, informing you of oncoming chaos. This track bleeds emotion. The screams are perfect, the bridge is chilling, and the outro is remarkable. This is easily one of the ten best Thursday songs ever, and when the dust settles, you, the listener, will sit in silence briefly, trying to take in what just hit you.

Over the course of the last few years, Thursday has seemed to be the forgotten band, one we take for granted. But with Common Existence, Thursday will be knocking down doors throughout 2009. It has been a long time since Thursday has been this good musically and lyrically. This album will win back all of those who gave up on Thursday after City was released. On “Resuscitation of a Dead Man,” Rickly sings, “Can you feel a pulse?/It’s been stopped for so long./Let’s restart it!” I couldn’t sum up the album and its impact any better.

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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 01 Feb 2009, 23:10
Thanks for the Wye Oak album. i didn't listen yet but just from the description I can assure you I will love it.
I have been slacking off and not upping anything for a few days due to the new rules of only amazing stuff and the fact that I've been running instead of sitting.
I will up something fun in the afternoon. Maybe some electronica stuff or some good folk music...I KNOW. hmm yes yes. It will be good.
ALSO**
Thursday is pretty good, Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Geoff Rickly tone deaf? I have 8 albums/EPs that they put out pretty much so if you need something request away.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Yossarian on 02 Feb 2009, 01:20
The Electric Soft Parade - No Need to be Downhearted

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This is – I have to say – the perfect Pop-record. Seriously: There might be others up to the challenge, but in my book none surpasses the effort made by the White-brothers on this, their third, album. It's literally loaded with beautiful hooks and melodies. After scoring a (relative) hit with their debut Holes in the Wall in '02, the Whites (also known for their side-project Brakes alongside Eamon Hamilton of British Sea Power fame) went through some dire times, when the followup “American Adventure“ failed at the counter, eventually leading to the band being dropped by their record company. Still, they managed to put together one of the catchiest and most positive records I happened to come across in 2007. Definitely one of the best things to emerge from musical Britain that year (with Tones of Town by Field Music being a close contender). It still runs on a regular basis in my CD and hasn't lost an inch of its appeal since I first heard it. This certainly isn't just „Happy-Go-Lucky-Music“, but it's giving me a good feeling each time I listen to it. And, given the current state of affairs in a collapsing world economy, its mantra might prove even more relevant today than it did in '07. So: Enjoy.

(I didn't quite like any of the reviews I found, neither good, nor bad ones, but here is at least one, that – though it's a bit lengthy – I concur with in most parts: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/the-electric-soft-parade-no-need-to-be-downhearted (http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/the-electric-soft-parade-no-need-to-be-downhearted))

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Post by: Mr. Tool on 02 Feb 2009, 08:23
LEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAKKKKKKKK

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care

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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 02 Feb 2009, 09:14
do people like this band?

Thursday - Common Existence

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i'd forgotten they had a new one coming out!  strangely, ACBTLD is the only album of theirs that's actually interested me (i haven't checked out the EP and split releases they've done since, but their older stuff bores me).  i'm gonna resist downloading this, cuz i have a habit of waiting ages before i actually buy an album i've already downloaded, and i want a physical copy of this...
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 02 Feb 2009, 11:56
Know Think-Clean Closet EP
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Pavement-Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
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 I just couldn't pick a review that I liked. Sorry.

The Whitest Boy Alive-Dreams
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http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/the-whitest-boy-alive/dreams/15673/#review (http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/the-whitest-boy-alive/dreams/15673/#review)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: michaelicious on 02 Feb 2009, 12:39
I was thinking of uploading that Know Think EP with a couple of other EPs that are long out of print by bands that I like that have since broken up. They are a pretty sweet band. They seem like really cool dudes too. Hopefully they stick around for awhile and release a full-length.

Sound As Language (http://soundaslanguage.com/) is a pretty awesome website that seems to talk about bands like this a lot if you are interested.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 02 Feb 2009, 12:46
Thanks man. I already see bands on there that I have heard or just heard of. Awesomeawesomeawesome.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: imapiratearg on 02 Feb 2009, 15:29
So this is something I came across that I found interesting!

Of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance (Jon Brion Remix EP)

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Tracks from Skeletal Lamping are given the remix treatment on this EP, which pairs Of Montreal's hyperactive pop music with Jon Brion's Grammy-nominated production. "An Eluardian Instance," perhaps the most accessible song on the band's previous album, provides the basis for two remixes under the name "First Time High," while "Gallery Piece" is molded into three distinct versions. Brion's remixes turn the latter song into a club-worthy anthem, adding trance percussion and thick, fat synthesizers to each version. Meanwhile, an acoustic adaptation of "First Time High" highlights Kevin Barnes' multi-tracked harmonies with a tidy heap of guitars, mandolins, and assorted string instruments. Stripped of the candy-coated keyboards that coat the original, this remix brings Of Montreal's songwriting to the forefront, demonstrating the pop hooks and solid craftsmanship that remain at the core of even the most elaborate arrangements. The rest of the brief EP doesn't shed much light on the band -- this is a Jon Brion vehicle, after all, and he makes sure his presence is felt -- but existing fans may take interest in the various interpretations of Skeletal Lamping's material.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 02 Feb 2009, 16:00
do people like this band?

Thursday

They do not always do the best things but the first song off their split with Envy is pretty good.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: GMM on 02 Feb 2009, 16:36
So this is something I came across that I found interesting!

Of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance (Jon Brion Remix EP)

Oh HELL yes you did. High fives for you.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Harun on 02 Feb 2009, 18:06
Thursday
They do not always do the best things but the first song off their split with Envy is pretty good.

I actually started listening to them because of their split with Envy. You'll probably like this new one if you liked the Envy/Thurs split.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Feb 2009, 19:25
I thought I should post some local stuff

Howling Diablos-Car Wash
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When a person is downhearted, life becomes slightly tolerable when you hear that someone else is experience similar sadness. Born from the hardship of the Deep South, the spirit of the Blues hits everyone in their soul. The Blues spirit also has haunted some White boys in Detroit named, Howling Diablos. The four members are creating their own style of Blues. As Tino Gross sings, the band moves the spirit along. Mike Smith’s addictive guitar work complements the classic sound of the harp and sax of Johnny Evans. Shannon Boone keeps the rhythm rolling with the drums. Acknowledging their influences but remaining true to themselves, Diablos sing about what they know with a respectful appreciation for the art form.


Thunderbirds are Now!-Make History
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Thunderbirds are Now! is a Livonia-based Post-punk revival band whose sound uses a mix of traditional Post-punk, New Wave and Noise rock. The band is heavily influenced by 1980s New Wave and other Post-punk revival acts like Les Savy Fav. They are currently signed to French Kiss Records, however they have two releases on Action Driver Records and one self-released album.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 02 Feb 2009, 19:50
Seeing as Full Colapse was literally the second time I had ever listened to any music that was not Classic Rock ever, it pretty b lazenly wrecked my face and changed my life. War all the time, totally failed to recreate that explosion, but let me cry more than Full Collapse. ACBTLD is basically just the first CD over again, to the point where i'd almost call it a re release, because so much of it sounds just like their first CD.

I'm DLing the new one right now because i love Thursday, but I really hope it doesn't let me down. (MOAR POSER EARLY-MID NINETIES EMO PL0X)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 02 Feb 2009, 21:14
Why is there no God Speed You! Black Emperor on this thread???
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Dimmukane on 02 Feb 2009, 21:18
There has been, I'm pretty sure.  Plus they're well known enough that by now it's almost a given that everyone on the music board has heard them.  Also, it's Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: sean on 02 Feb 2009, 21:20
You could find a godspeed album anywhere on the internet. It is not even close to difficult.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 02 Feb 2009, 23:04
LEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAKKKKKKKK

Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care

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surprised no one's mentioned this, but awesome thank you kindly.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Feb 2009, 03:43
Why is there no God Speed You Black Emperor! on this thread???

You are right, you should upload some!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ehotey on 03 Feb 2009, 04:49
You are all amazing. Thanks for all of this.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 03 Feb 2009, 05:04
This is Mainliner.

Mainliner is a Psychadelic band from Japan, formed in the latter 1990's. They sound a lot like Boris' "Pink" and "Smile" albums, minus about 10 centigrades of coherency.

Man, I don't hear anything that sounds remotely like Boris in this. It sounds more like "hey what if Merzbow started a thrash-punk band?" to me.
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Post by: Catacombs on 03 Feb 2009, 06:22
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No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at http://imageshack.us.

Ensure your tags are correct and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.

Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to mediaf!re.com, in multiple parts if the album is over 100mbs. The reason for this is that we know mediaf!re is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, are known to contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This prevents the links from being traced back to the forums, lowering the chance that the wrong people notice the thread, potentially threatening Jeph with legal action.

Also, please do NOT request albums.

Before you post in this thread, take a minute and consider the following:

Think of this as the community chest. Everyone is free and encouraged to contribute to it, with that in mind:

* This thread is for you to share  the music that you love for people who would normally not be able to access it. This is not an everything-goes-all-the-time mp3 blog.
* Think about what you are uploading. Is it easily available elsewhere and popular? If yes, is it really worth it to upload and post here?
* Have some self control. Is it really necessary to upload the entire discography of this band? Is it all really so excellent? If it is, don't worry. Whoever downloads this will surely realise this and look for more material on their own.

To return to the community chest, imagine you one day open the chest and everyone threw everything inside it. There's probably more things that you can use there now, but they are now buried in a mountain of debris and you'll likely miss the good stuff anyway! Imagine though, that you come to the chest one day and you find that everyone thought about what might best serve us all and the neatly placed it inside. This is what this thread should be.


Also, here is a re-up of the new Bruce Springsteen album.  I know someone upped a leak a few weeks back but it had some corrupted tracks and what not.  This has been ripped from the CD with iTunes.

IMO, it's just okay and thats a big okay.  It all sounds like classic Bruce, but it doesn't have the same feel and emotion of classic Bruce.  However, the song from the movie The Wrestler is pretty damn good, as is the hidden track A Night With the Jersey Devil (a special treat for anyone from Jersey  :-) )

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Post by: Nicky Thrice on 03 Feb 2009, 09:11
Superchunk - Here's Where the Strings Come In
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Without changing their tensely wound, post-Hüsker Dü punk-pop style at all, Superchunk sound completely weary on Here's Where the Strings Come In. No longer do their nervous, amateurish songs sound energetic -- they sound tired and broken. This actually results in some really interesting music, as Mac McCaughan tries to reconcile his broken spirits with his passion for punk. These songs tend to have more resonance than by-the-books rave-ups like "Hyper Enough," no matter how well those are written, and they suggest that Superchunk may be better off if they decide to revamp their signature sound completely
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This City - Random Songs I Found of Theirs on the Internet
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These guys are gettin pretty big over in Brighton and Manchester and have been described as, "like The Travelling Wilburys if it was made of members of Bloc Party and At The Drive In." I dunno by who, but that's pretty accurate. Their album is comin out in about a week and i just thought i'd give you guys a little taste before then.
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Post by: pat101 on 03 Feb 2009, 13:10
OK this isn't a legitimate release or anything but something some may enjoy, I posted this to a blog of mine but the description works here too.

I put this together for a friend of mine recently, and figured some others may enjoy it as well. The Clipse, if you don't know, are the brother Pusha T (Gene Thornton) and Malice (Terrance Thornton) and as far as quality over quantity Clipse are batting nearly 100. They've had two legitimate studio albums (Lord Willin' 2002, Hell Hath No Fury 2006) and the usually great 'We Got It 4 Cheap' Mixtape series'. With a new album scheduled to be released this spring they dropped the free mix tape promoting their new clothing line. Everything on this is taken from one of those releases (other than the Flashing Lights remix) and for the most part is in "order" (earliest to latest) and takes some of the strongest tracks from both Clipse and The Re Up Gang (Clipse + mediocre 'gangsters' Ab-Liva and Sandman) releases.


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1. Intro (Lord Willin')
2. Studin' All (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 1)
3. Zen (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2)
4. Comedy Central (Lord Willin')
5. What's Up (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2)
6. Grindin' (Lord Willin')
7. I'm A Hustler (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2)
8. We Got It 4 Cheap (Hell Hath No Fury)
9. Mamma I'm So Sorry (Hell Hath No Fury)
10. Wamp Wamp (What It Do) (Feat. Slim Thug) (Hell Hath No Fury)
11. Chinese New Year (Hell Hath No Fury)
12. Flashing Lights (Benzi Remix) (The Internet)
13. 500 Birds Interlude (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3)
14. Dey Know Yayo (We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3)
15. Big Dreams (Road Till The Casket Drops)
16. Numb It Down (Road Till The Casket Drops)
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Post by: LemonOfPink on 03 Feb 2009, 13:44
It's been a while, but how would you feel about some wonders from transgender harpist, Baby Dee?

I first saw her (him?) opening for Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny. The microphones were very quiet and so the audience was, to an extent, rather rude, but she nonetheless gave an AMAZING performance. Sort of a cross dressing Joanna Newsom, I suppose.

The first album is a studio album with songs performed on piano, and the second is a limited edition live LP from a gallery concert with cellist John Contreras. Beautiful, touching music. Rather strange vocals, but I hope you can get around that.

If you have to pick one, pick the live LP. Both highly recommended, of course.

Baby Dee - A Book Of Songs For Anne Marie

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Baby Dee & John Contreras - Love is Stronger Than Death

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Kissy, kissy, motherfuckers.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: chenghiz on 03 Feb 2009, 14:58
I just registered to say you guys are all awesome and I've found a lot of music that I now love from this thread, so keep up the great work! Also I wanted to post this album by Akufen, whose music is really hard to find for some reason. He does some awesome IDM type stuff that is a lot of fun to listen to or I suppose dance to if you are into that sort of thing.

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One could say that Marc LeClair is to tech-house what Todd Edwards is to garage, since they both apply cut-up techniques to their hook-heavy productions. And, rather frequently, those cut-ups are the hooks. However, LeClair does away with scissors and wields a gleaming exacto knife instead, splicing seconds of the radio babble he has recorded -- from songs, commercials, DJs, who knows what else -- and proficiently places them all for the sake of the tune. Bored with hearing rhythms, choruses, and complete songs transferred from one artist to another, LeClair is motivated to render his randomly captured samples unrecognizable and sculpt them into something that is much greater than their sum. With all the talk of LeClair's methodologies and aims (his own declarations in the liners taken into consideration), it's easy to get lost on the fact that My Way is a terrifically delightful, upbeat record, tipsy with buoyant basslines, swooning textures, and unorthodox hooks. The 4/4 beat on the opening "Even White Horizons" takes four minutes to kick in, prefaced by a cluster of fragmented acoustic guitar flicks that dart in and out between the left and right channels. Following that, the baleful haze of "Installation" and the blissed-out daze of "Skidoos" offer thumping vapo dub, only setting the table for what's to come. "Deck the House" is the obvious centerpiece, a seemingly painstaking but joyously frantic bricolage of LeClair's recordings (blurts of harmonica, snips of radio jingles and pop tunes, more acoustic quarter-licks, unidentifiable sources reduced to squiggles and blips) married to a jumpy house rhythm. That's where the album crests, but the remaining six songs keep the magic flowing, ending with the title track -- a smooth vocal number that seals off one whale of a record.
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There's also an Akufen Fabric live album that I can post, but I'm not sure if it's already been posted or not.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 03 Feb 2009, 18:01
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The Samuel Jackson Five - Goodbye Melody Mountain (2008)

Great instrumental rock, which isn't a genre I normally enjoy very much, but I can't argue with this. Been listening to this non-stop for the past few days.

samples (old album song on the youtube, this album stuff on the myspace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1K4F-Gaa8&feature=related
http://www.myspace.com/thesamueljacksonfive

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And for convenience here's their old album Easily Misunderstood, which is also good, upped by suitupletsgo last year:
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: suitupletsgo on 03 Feb 2009, 20:43


The Samuel Jackson Five - Goodbye Melody Mountain (2008)

Great instrumental rock, which isn't a genre I normally enjoy very much, but I can't argue with this. Been listening to this non-stop for the past few days.

samples (old album song on the youtube, this album stuff on the myspace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1K4F-Gaa8&feature=related
http://www.myspace.com/thesamueljacksonfive

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And for convenience here's their old album Easily Misunderstood, which is also good, upped by suitupletsgo last year:
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oh man, thanks for this. I couldn't find it anywheres!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Orcusmars on 04 Feb 2009, 00:22
The Samuel Jackson Five - Goodbye Melody Mountain (2008)

Great instrumental rock, which isn't a genre I normally enjoy very much, but I can't argue with this. Been listening to this non-stop for the past few days.

samples (old album song on the youtube, this album stuff on the myspace)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1K4F-Gaa8&feature=related
http://www.myspace.com/thesamueljacksonfive

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And for convenience here's their old album Easily Misunderstood, which is also good, upped by suitupletsgo last year:
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Goodbye Melody Mountain is fantastic - on my first listen through the album, I wrote one of the first prose pieces I've written in months - thanks for sharing.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 04 Feb 2009, 08:24
No worries, glad you guys are enjoyin it  :-)
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 04 Feb 2009, 13:35
You know the feeling, when you download something from inhere, but never really get around to really listen to it!?

Well I've done that a couple of times.  And now I've gotten around to listen to Apple Miners Colony, and Apse, I really love both!
Thank you!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: cujo on 04 Feb 2009, 14:22
ok, this is my first post.  so, um, don't yell at me

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Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks: New York Sessions

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In 1974, Bob Dylan recorded and prepared Blood on the Tracks for release in New York.  For any number of hypothesized reasons (the most likely culprit being the same personal turmoil that generated the slate of songs), he went to Minnesota and revamped the album before releasing it.  These are the New York versions of the actual released album (I am not sure if this was how it was originally meant to be released, or simply the organization of the bootleg).  Half the songs are the same as on the released version, but the other half ("Tangled Up in Blue", "You're a Big Girl Now", "Idiot Wind", "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts", and "If You See Her, Say Hello") are different from the versions popularly known to the public.

I have to imagine that if you are reading this you like music, and thus like Bob Dylan, and thus like the original Blood on the Tracks.  In some ways this is just a footnote to the monumental album we all have in our collections, but it's interesting and important to hear how they were originally intended.  Personally, I feel that "Tangled Up in Blue" and "Idiot Wind" benefit from the more melancholy version here, while "You're a Big Girl Now" and "If You See Her, Say Hello" lose much of their gutwrenching punch.  But, on an album where each individual's favorite tracks seem to vary more than on any other release, the original versions will yield different things for different fans.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pat101 on 04 Feb 2009, 14:27
Nobunny - Love Visions (2008)
PLUS
Bonus Nobunny - Give It To Me 7"

I've been "spinning" this album fairly constantly since I acquired it. It's punk/power-pop/rockish, it's like 20 mins long, apparently during live shows a bunny mask is worn and nudity is common. Very fun, I hope "you" enjoy.

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From Coke Machine Glow
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- combined rating of 76%
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So that sleeve’s calling for attention. You’ve seen it all before, right?

Not to ignore how the joke is wrapped up in a gay old bunny mask and left to frighten the hell out of anyone who popped in this place just to lounge. Because, yeah, dude is in a costume and is filching The Ramones (1976) and is pretty sourly thumbing it to Jay Reatard, who probably, y’know, is a whole lotta angry anyway. Nobunny’s about the love; live, he gets naked. Naked is how a lot of people nowadays live. (I mean, sure, who cares, why not.) Nobunny is also not a real person, just like Ziggy Stardust never existed, and his record has probably sold nothing as it continues to be hard to find in any material form.

But the songs themselves—freak not, these are songs—are great. Flipping, jaunty, beery things. Anthems with true heart and overdriven spirit. Handstand music: Love Visions is just what its title suggests. It’s one guy cartwheeling through punk rock, as much in thrall with the noise he’s making as whatever ideal he’s tuning towards. Love being, of course, that broad subject and occasional retreat for all kinds of nonsense and excuse. Visions being visions. Which, if we make a few reasonable assumptions about the value of retro-rock in a climate that increasingly values retro-rock for its new tradition, as opposed to the forward-thinking elan that might (who knows) actually get us somewhere, could get one to believe that a record like this would get boring fast. No one wants to hear another rock album, I hear you. Few people just want to hear some doof wax about Love.

Thankfully, this is an album played straight. It has the kinda of-itself purity that punk hawks spend whole lives totalling; something true and genuine and which, as keys crash into “Nobunny Loves You,” feels rigorous and elementally inflexible. Call it power-of-pop, I’ll call it fucking irresistible. Love Visions makes fast with the hooks and comes on with the cheery know-all of a perfect genre exercise. It’s a rock’n’roll boner; it’s scuzz with a point; it’s coruscating on some heavy shit. It’s like 20 minutes long. The shortest track is called “Don’t Know, Don’t Care.” You get the idea.

This Nobunny guy probably understands what people want to hear when they want to hear simple songs about love. So when “Not That Good” opens with maybe the sharpest lines of last year (“Called you up on the telephone / You were last on my list but at least you were home”) it’s to say, more or less—hey there, it’s ok, I get how you’re feeling, k. By the time the last chorus is blurted, and the buzz of the guitars have smacked out, there’s little but the need to play the whole thing again. Same goes for “Tina Goes to Work,” the claptrap “Church Mouse,” “I Am A Girlfriend,” basically every track here.

And in “Chuck Berry Holiday,” the record’s most open invocation, Nobunny grovels up a paean to neediness that’s gonna suit enough people fine. The crazed catch in his voice is what lends the track its heart; like the rest of Love Visions, there’s the sense of therapy and the sense of regret, as if these songs have been tucked away to gather resonance for years. So, only now, given the appropriate maturity and hindsight, can this guy rip into it all with the balls-out affection that this material calls for. Like someone fallen on hard times handed a retrospective on how to get a break; Nobunny crashes this record, caterwauls, cracks, and treats everything in general with an estimation and love that moves past the ramshackle and fashionably amateur. There’s an honesty here that can’t be faked.

Love Visions works because of that honesty. It openly engages the listener into not giving a toss about time, place or context for as long as it lasts. I think that’s special. The drum machine’s pretty sick, too.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: meanwhile on 04 Feb 2009, 19:30
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Calyx & Teebee - Anatomy (2007)

Drum n' bass, catchy and hypnotic as hell. Man that album cover is pretty uninspired though... they look like they're watching something boring on tv... but in any case I highly suggest trying this out if you like heavy drum n' bass, or if you like heavy music in general, or if you like music with great beats.

sample - as "adw117" puts it, "this is the kinda song that makes you consider shoving knives in your ears so that your last memory of sound is a great one XD"
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Post by: rednightmare on 04 Feb 2009, 21:51
So I am enjoying Goodbye Melody Mountain, so thanks for that. I remember coming across The Samuel Jackson 5 on last.fm a couple of years ago but I ended up forgetting about them.

Please accept this Spaces album as a thankyou.

Spaces - Voyage
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This is some pretty good post rock type music. The opening track really has a Pink Floyd type guitar sound to it. These guys are definitely worth keeping an eye on if you like this type of music. They release their songs for free and add a new track each month that is supposed to continue the "theme" of the album. What I have upped here is a collection of all the songs they have released so far for the "Voyage" album.

If you like the tracks then you can keep a look out for the next track over at their website: http://www.spacescold.com/about.php (http://www.spacescold.com/about.php)
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: mbelassie on 05 Feb 2009, 03:32

Goodbye Melody Mountain is fantastic - on my first listen through the album, I wrote one of the first prose pieces I've written in months - thanks for sharing.

There is a simple dirt path
beyond the lilacs and the roses
where earthen velvet slides a lover's arm
between the red and purple bedsheets

-"Path"

Sir, your signature. Yes...Yes. Thankyou.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Rubin on 05 Feb 2009, 04:05
Here's some danish electrosomethingsomething.

As In Rebekkamaria - Queen of France

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Here's a snippet of a review from wears the trousers magazine
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...the creature in question is Rebekkamaria Andersson, now a solo artist in her own right, reborn a hybrid of Kylie’s recent divergence into electro, Peaches’ sultry and powerful use of rhythm (see the single ‘She Lion’), Róisín Murphy’s unusual quirkiness and some rather obvious comparisons to Robyn or The Knife. She speaks only in the language of glorious pop and the medium of dance to create a wonderfully romanticised view of the universe before her. Although her offerings are far removed from the great galaxy of Original in terms of musical style, it is refreshing to find such an artist who has carefully considered her message before transmission

Compared to most of what they compare her to, the sound is much more aggressive... Harsher. I like that.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: triangleman on 05 Feb 2009, 11:31
A couple of good debut albums that slipped through the cracks last year...

The Grand Archives - The Grand Archives (2008)
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Seattle-based Grand Archives is an indie rock band featuring five male vocalists. Mat Brooke, co-founder of softcore cult-favorites Carissa’s Wierd (not to mention an ex-member of Band of Horses) started Grand Archives with a trio of friends in September, 2006. Drummer Curtis Hall (The Jeunes), bassist Jeff Montano (The New Mexicans), and guitarist/keyboard player Ron Lewis (Ghost Stories). Guitarist Thomas Wright signed on soon after. Judging from the first material, Grand Archives isn’t a drastic change from the songwriting shown by Brooke in both Band of Horses and (even more so) in Carissa’s Wierd. The latter in which he took even more part in the song-writing process. Last.fm

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns (2008)
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Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage (Nils Edenloff, Amy Cole, and Paul Banwatt) play indie-rock songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the advantage of growing up in Alberta. Last.fm
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: eddie on 05 Feb 2009, 11:38
In memory of the late lux intererior I preesent The Purple Knif Show...

"For those of you who don't know, The Purple Knif Show is a mock-radio show hosted by Lux himself.  Featuring a whole load of garage oddities and other unknowns all tied together with warped nonsense from The Cramps frontman, it's a blast from start to finish. "

go on http://theskullclub.com/radio/ and listen to song of the day. Its awesome.

Long Live Lux!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 05 Feb 2009, 14:58
YO, I feel it's really important to re-thank Clap, because I'm re-listening to the  acoustic Ben Gibbard Set from NPR and sections where he is just talking are totally awesome, and I have a renewed interest in the Postal Service and DC4Q, which are two totally excellent bands, so thank you so much again.

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This is the 4th studio album by England's Dragonforce, the face-meltingest power metal band I can think of since Demons & Wizards. Basically, someone had to be that good at singing about orcs blowing dwarves on the back of a gryphon while 6 other guys just shred the crap out of their generic rock instruments. I've heard live accounts from people who say they are too drunk to accurately perform their art in concert, so just grab the CDs and rock out as they basically send you and all your friends to the Face Section at Wal*Mart, where you'll want the special Dragonforce/Face value pack. This comes with a Dragonforce CD and about 10 spare faces, so when they MELT YOUR FACE OFF, you can just throw on another and keep rockin' out.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: weiq on 05 Feb 2009, 21:50
hey can i request for Freshcut's "Open Your Eyes" EP???  :lol:
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: mod_a on 05 Feb 2009, 21:54
hey can i request for Freshcut's "Open Your Eyes" EP???  :lol:
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Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: E. Spaceman on 05 Feb 2009, 22:01
so spake the man with the image on his sig
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: mod_a on 05 Feb 2009, 22:06
Corrected, Thank you for keeping me honest.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 06 Feb 2009, 03:07
It's not my upload, but it's legit. And really, who cares that it's someone else's upload when you get this.
Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind
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Post by: Sox on 06 Feb 2009, 06:45
In 2005, Okkervil River appeared on KEXP to promote Black Sheep Boy. They're really charismatic, gave a great interview in the spot, and played a set of five songs, four from the record and one Iggy Pop cover. You can hear the size of the tiny room and the ramshackle nature of the band was captured beautifully. It's worth downloading just to hear how flawlessly the first two songs segue together.

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2) Some Weird Sin
3) For Real
5) Song For Our So Called Friends
7) Get Big
9) The Latest Toughs
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*I didn't bother to list the interview tracks, but they're in there too.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 06 Feb 2009, 07:15
Not a problem Clint, just glad someone is appreciating it. It really is great. TPS,DCFC,DNTEL..all excellent.
I'm actually upping 4 songs from another live set, I'm not sure which one it is though; I'll have to do some searching.
Do you have any All-Time Quarterback, I have one album if you are interested?
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Nicky Thrice on 06 Feb 2009, 07:25
I thought all-time quarterback only had one album
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 06 Feb 2009, 08:12
Yeah, Nick I guess you are right. He pretty much put everything onto one album in 2002.
I just wasn't sure if maybe there was something somewhere that was under the radar because you never really know.

Look Mexico-This Is Animal Music
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"You can be light-hearted, but you can’t be funny / You can make a struggle, but you won’t make money / You can scream, but you can’t be loud / You might smile, but you can’t act proud," singer Matt Agrella playfully warns over the gorgeous and relaxed instrumentation of “Done and Done,” where Look Mexico sound as simultaneously relaxed and focused as one could possibly hope for.

If American Football had traded their somber musings for a more upbeat demeanor, Look Mexico would have had an older twin brother. The fact is, both exemplify everything good that can result from jazzy instrumentation and cohesive song structures. Look Mexico just chooses to do this with a grin from ear to ear.

But Midwestern emo comparisons aside, the band is able to succeed very well on its own merit. Whether whimsically rising and falling with slight vocal accompaniment, or playfully meandering along as “I Had I a Wrench, And I Hit Him,” and “Watch Out for This” respectively display, there’s an inherent level of comfort in vocals and instrumentation alike. The ebb and flow never ceases to provide tangible emotion, nor the perfect intonations for it to travel in on. Agrella reflects on his childhood through an uncommon observation, and the rhythm on which these words are told make them seem just that much more honest. "The heart of youth and growing needs, is an argument / This invention, the mighty wheel / How it has changed us all," he sings in “Me and My Dad Built Her,” and nobody, for even a second, can question how much he means it.

The instrumental side of the band is able to speak in equal volumes, as “Comin’ in Hot with a Side of Bacon” makes unquestionably clear. Four minutes may not seem like a very long time, but Look Mexico is able to pack so many great riffs and fluid transitions into that timespan that all that’s left to wonder, is why you hadn’t heard of them sooner.

The charming melodies established by the band’s four members hook you instantly, and when things get turned up a notch or two, they stay with a solid linear vision. Each song, instrumental or not, has a point A and a point B; the paths are always gorgeous, and you never have time to wonder where things are going. The present moment, well, it’s perfect enough.

Ben Gibbard Acoustic(only 4 songs but good ones)
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1-Recycled Air(acoustic)
2-The Dream of Evan and Chan(acoustic)
3-So Complicated(acoustic cover)
4-The Saddest Story Ever Told
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Feb 2009, 08:23
I thought most of the ATQ! songs ended up on "You Can Play These Songs With Chords", anyway.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 06 Feb 2009, 09:01
I thought most of the ATQ! songs ended up on "You Can Play These Songs With Chords", anyway.

You Can Play These Songs With Chords came out before Ben started All-Time Quarterback and I'm pretty sure that means that none of ATQ songs are on YCPTSWC
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Mr. Tool on 06 Feb 2009, 10:55
So perhaps you find yourself sitting around thinking, “Man, I’ve got all this weed to smoke but nothing to listen to!”

I’m here to help.

Stag Hare - Black Medicine Music

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From the get-go it feels as though I’m being transported into a head-spinning voodoo dance with witch doctors exorcising negative spirits out of my entranced Indian-style seated, immobile body. Pull out the narcotics? Grab the Ouija board? Frolic naked through the forest? The possibilities are endless. Great loops. Tribal beats. Calming voice echoes. Hippy guitar. Harmonica. Tranquil chimes. Flutes and tambourines! Everything seems to be used! It’s like a group of slackers came across an Indian burial ground and got possessed by the spirits residing there—only no nightmare…just the peace-pipe. Hell, the title says it all, “Black Medicine Music.” Self-released magic. Definitely an anytime album. Stimulate your chakras.

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Post by: pat101 on 06 Feb 2009, 11:20
umm I don't see any image, so ... what is this?

It's not my upload, but it's legit. And really, who cares that it's someone else's upload when you get this.

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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 06 Feb 2009, 11:37
that would be Mono's Hymn to the Immortal Wind
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Post by: the_pied_piper on 06 Feb 2009, 11:48
With the Spanish music awards coming up soon I have a special post for anyone who likes that.

The link for all nominations is http://www.premiosdelamusica.com/dyn/finalistas/index.php?id_seccion=4&id_edicion=23&id_categoria=1#cat_1 (http://www.premiosdelamusica.com/dyn/finalistas/index.php?id_seccion=4&id_edicion=23&id_categoria=1#cat_1)

However, i have 2 of my favourites to post. Both are nominated for
-Artista Revelación (Best Artist)
-Autor Revelación (Best Writing)
-Mejor álbum de Pop Alternativo (Best Pop-Alternative album)

First up is Russian Red

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Based in Madrid, Spain but singing in English, Russian Red is Lourdes Hernández alter ego. Singing soft, sweet tunes and using acoustic pop melodies she has produced an album of beauty and emotion justly nominated for awards.

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Second is Vetusta Morla

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Originating from Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain Vetusta Morla are an indie rock band who sing in castellano (spanish). They produce a mixture of upbeat and mournful songs on their debut album Un día en el mundo which have elevated the six-piece into the public eye. A great album best known for lead track Copenhague but well-rounded and excellent overall.

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For anyone who is bothered they will be up against Ivan Ferreiro and Deluxe for the Autor revelación and La Shica and Pitingo for Artista Revelación.

Also, flamenco fusion seems to be the next big genre for Spain.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Clintaga on 06 Feb 2009, 11:59
So perhaps you find yourself sitting around thinking, “Man, I’ve got all this weed to smoke but nothing to listen to!”

You have no idea how often I have to say that out loud.

And Clap, i've never ever heard of ATQ, so flaunt it if yall got it, son.
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Post by: onewheelwizzard on 06 Feb 2009, 12:04
Stag Hare - Black Medicine Music

Whoa it's like everything I like about music in one album.  Sweet.
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Post by: Clapyourhandssaywhhaatt on 06 Feb 2009, 12:29
All-Time Quarterback-All-Time Quarterback
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In the Spring of 1999, Death Cab for Cutie songwriter/frontman Ben Gibbard had some time on his hands and a batch of songs running around in his head that didn't seem quite right for his band. He also had a few broken keyboards scattered about, a guitar that wouldn't stay in tune, an old four-track home-recording machine, and one of those Walkmans (Walkmen?) with a built-in condenser mic. What would have been a recipe for disaster in the hands of a lesser musician and songwriter resulted instead in two charming lo-fi releases (a five-song self-titled CD and the Envelope Sessions cassette tape) on the excellent Bellingham, WA scene-documenting Elsinor label under the one-off moniker ¡All-Time Quarterback!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 06 Feb 2009, 12:57
So perhaps you find yourself sitting around thinking, “Man, I’ve got all this weed to smoke but nothing to listen to!”

I’m here to help.

Stag Hare - Black Medicine Music

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From the get-go it feels as though I’m being transported into a head-spinning voodoo dance with witch doctors exorcising negative spirits out of my entranced Indian-style seated, immobile body. Pull out the narcotics? Grab the Ouija board? Frolic naked through the forest? The possibilities are endless. Great loops. Tribal beats. Calming voice echoes. Hippy guitar. Harmonica. Tranquil chimes. Flutes and tambourines! Everything seems to be used! It’s like a group of slackers came across an Indian burial ground and got possessed by the spirits residing there—only no nightmare…just the peace-pipe. Hell, the title says it all, “Black Medicine Music.” Self-released magic. Definitely an anytime album. Stimulate your chakras.

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i'm not a smokin' n' tokin' kinda guy, generally, but i'm downloading that purely on the basis of the eerie as fuck artwork!
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ex_penumbrae on 06 Feb 2009, 14:53
Simon Bookish - Everything/Everything

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Amazon says: “Simon Bookish is the pseudonym of London-based composer Leo Chadburn, who took part in the releases of Leafcutter John, Patrick Wolf, and Saint Etienne. An unpredictable and dramatic "big band song cycle about science and information", "Everything/Everything" is a new departure for Simon Bookish, as it does away with digital synthesizers, in favor of live instruments. Though it's his most pop-oriented release to date, it finds room for moments of racing Philip Glass minimalism, lopsided disco, expressionist cabaret, and even an eerie ambient interlude.”

Which is about right. Think Michael Nyman/Steve Martland mixed with Neil Hannon. Enjoy.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: Scarychips on 06 Feb 2009, 15:10
^ I highly recommend this album. Simon Bookish is a great guy.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: ex_penumbrae on 06 Feb 2009, 15:23
^ I highly recommend this album. Simon Bookish is a great guy.
Absolutely. This album lives up to what Matthew Herbert's latest album doesn't.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 06 Feb 2009, 18:13
umm I don't see any image, so ... what is this?

Yah, sorry. Image must've been taken down sometime after I posted it.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: barista.babe on 06 Feb 2009, 21:03
that russian red album is AMAZING. i bought it when it came out. her voice sounds like a weird mix between joanna newsom and regina spektor (sort of).
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 06 Feb 2009, 22:31
Im new to this, but i found this site somehow off of some website that was completely in japanese, so i guess it was just meant to be. I wanted to post some stuff but I might fuck up so please dont be too harsh.

Appleseed Cast - Sagarmatha (2009)

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This is the newest AC album that is set to come out later this month i believe. Don't think I really need to give a review of it, if you like all their other stuff, then this is a must.


Let me know if this was all done correctly.
Title: The M/F Thread 2009: The Quickening
Post by: pulpfiction21 on 06 Feb 2009, 22:58
Cut The Blue Wire - Revert, Restart, Reset (Ep)(2008)

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