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Fun Stuff => BAND => Topic started by: pwhodges on 01 Jan 2012, 02:27

Title: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Jan 2012, 02:27
Here's the link to last year's thread:  Wink, wink, 2011! (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,25859.0.html)
Also: 2010 (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27585.0.html), 2009 (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27586.0.html), 2008 (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27589.0.html); no earlier threads survive.
Consider also the Mixtape Thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,22467.0.html).

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Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: houray on 04 Jan 2012, 19:53
Night Beds - Country Sleep

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1286/nghtbds.jpg)

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http://www.m/f.com/?uk61e1obr85iup8

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1. Faithful Heights
2. Ramona
3. Even If We Try
4. 22
5. Borrowed Time
6. Cherry Blossoms
7. Wanted_You in August
8. Lost Springs
9. Was I For You
10. Tenn

This is a Nashville band I've been following really closely since I found their first ep here a few years ago. Their new full length just leaked, and it's pretty fucking sweet. It's country-folk with a washy-electronic accents here and there. I feel like this is the most appropriate place it could be posted.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: jawnbailey on 07 Jan 2012, 12:16
Ohbijou - Metal Meets [2011]
(http://www.newreleasesnow.com/art/Ohbijou--Metal-Meets.jpg)

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http://www.mf.com/?vidiv6d0i9sd48s
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Ohbijou -- a Canadian indie pop ensemble whose folksy, multi-instrumental sound welcomes comparisons to the Bowerbirds and Arthur & Yu
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Post by: MrSteevo on 17 Jan 2012, 22:54
Night Beds - Country Sleep

Sounds awesome but, needs a re-up.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: krazykarl on 18 Jan 2012, 19:45
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar (2012, Wichita) [indie folk/Americana/pop]

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http://www.M/F.com/?1c53cu2o4pmbst9
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2070/firstaidkitlionsroar.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/firstaidkitlionsroar.jpg/)
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Post by: trr005 on 18 Jan 2012, 20:17
I really am loving the First Aid Kit having listened to it on a stream, but is this a CD rip, or a stream rip?
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: krazykarl on 19 Jan 2012, 11:04
I really am loving the First Aid Kit having listened to it on a stream, but is this a CD rip, or a stream rip?

iTunes rip
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: FloridaRotisserie on 21 Jan 2012, 10:20
Hmm, no new thread?

(http://i43.tinypic.com/217rk4.jpg)

Jeff Lewis - A Turn In The Dream Songs

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Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: Algernon on 23 Jan 2012, 11:20
of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks (2012)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6145/ofmontrealparalyticstal.jpg)

Wintered Debts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO4hMRreCKk), Dour Percentage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJ01l92ol4)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?se747af5rbx762u


Tennis - Young and Old (2012)

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg18/scaled.php?server=18&filename=tennisyoungold.jpg&res=medium)

It All Feels The Same (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShkhQfg3hj8), Origins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qapnomk2sys)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?7mzeonbg4gfxuz2
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Post by: minus_the_david on 23 Jan 2012, 23:17
of Montreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: krazykarl on 25 Jan 2012, 20:28
yeah I had considered sharing the OM a couple weeks ago, but after listening to it, decided otherwise.  That said, I am still interested to hear anyone's positive review of Paralytic Stalks.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: kwami42 on 26 Jan 2012, 08:05
I like Paralytic Stalks more than their last two but it's not close to their best work.
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Post by: leftandleaving on 26 Jan 2012, 15:27
I think I've hated just about everything I've ever heard by them, except for Hissing Fauna, which is one of my all time favorite albums ever.  What.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: alli on 27 Jan 2012, 14:44
Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral

(http://www.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Mark-Lanegan-Band-Blues-Funeral-sticker.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?cjsyb9x3ayahsqe
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: nippletwister on 28 Jan 2012, 07:34
spooge!  Been waiting impatiently for that one.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: krazykarl on 28 Jan 2012, 17:24
i'm going to cheat here - no MF for this album, just a direct DL link from the band's website.  hope that's OK.

The Darcys - Aja (2012)  [RIYL Steely Dan, Radiohead]

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http://www.thedarcys.ca/download-aja.php
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7767/thedarcys.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/thedarcys.jpg/)
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Feb 2012, 10:14
I made this a new thread for this year.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: Lwize on 11 Feb 2012, 15:37
I kinda thought the thread was dead, with no new posts since Jan 28.

Is MF cracking down?  :?
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Feb 2012, 15:59
Nothing to do with MF, just a matter of who's contributing or not.  The main crowd who used to feed this thread went to another forum last summer; but they have not started a comparable thread there.  So this is much slower now - but there is still interesting stuff sometimes.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: valley_parade on 13 Feb 2012, 10:51
This thread has come so far since Emilio and I started it way back when.

I'm at work right now, but I think I need to make a bit of a megapost, since I haven't uploaded anything in quite a while.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: Algernon on 13 Feb 2012, 12:46
I used to take advantage of this thread a lot, and it's kind of sad to see it so devoid of life.  I have a bunch of my stuff on my To Upload checklist (including Air's new soundtrack album, Django Django, Porcelain Raft, and Grimes), so hopefully I'll get around to that soon and give a little back to the community and whatnot.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: pinkpiche on 16 Feb 2012, 02:24
Murder - Gospel of Man

(http://static.gaffa.com/images/2010/09/16/fabc5f9e7634_130159995147_coverstor2.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?3v667oquo5yc4xv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc1AXu5WjY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yc1AXu5WjY)

The Caretaker - Patience (after Sebald)

(http://headphonecommute.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/the-caretaker-patience-after-sebald.jpg?w=500&h=500)

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www.M/F.com/?z0olwfwz03mjm1r

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis (1998)

(http://www.undertoner.dk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Mark-Hollis-Mark-Hollis-1998.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?5mezdbtld0d

Alice Coltrane - Ptah el Daoud

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IyDZgXq8QH0/SJQT03VQskI/AAAAAAAABpE/g8_R5MdxWHw/s400/Alice%2BColtrane%2B(1970)%2BPtah,%2BThe%2BEl%2BDaoud.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?8xx7gakfuiqr6jb

Papir - Papir

(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/36/56/3656535531-1.jpg)

Name your price bandcamp : http://papir.bandcamp.com/album/papir (http://papir.bandcamp.com/album/papir)

I don't know how much of this have been posted before, but there ye go...
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Post by: snowfallsoon on 17 Feb 2012, 00:57
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/altorate/music_phases2.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?0kkcgf7rq339ozn
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 17 Feb 2012, 20:24
Bleubird - cannonball (2012)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_iZ0fzAtILs/TwiUmtZqWKI/AAAAAAAAEd0/QeZRaBBohQ4/s1600/bleubird_cannonball_cover2_fakefour.jpg)
recommended if you like: sole, ceschi, astronautalis

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http://www.mediafire.com/?kplq4h4tj99tmt2
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Post by: trr005 on 17 Feb 2012, 20:28
Ahhhh. Thanks much for the Shearwater. I've been meaning to find a download link. I can't wait to give it a listen.
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Post by: amok on 18 Feb 2012, 06:17
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3541/mindsetolympus.png)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?bk78i77zdpckxcd
(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9696/mattlangeavalongriffith.png)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?j8ygih3t4u44fc4
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3227/kasparkochkereuphoria.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?m7g3eh4pcdfc9h1
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5204/burialkindredep.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?7rm0p6ia63iq1q3
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4541/1327323362500exo.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?ql8b7wklswc9d9f
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: SSPKR on 19 Feb 2012, 06:37
The Caretaker link isn't work.  Bummer.
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Post by: pinkpiche on 19 Feb 2012, 13:43
I'll upload it again tomorrow
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Post by: valley_parade on 20 Feb 2012, 08:01
Since I have today off (Cheers, mssrs Washington and Lincoln), I will update this post throughout the day. Starting wiiiiith:

Skin Like Iron/Nails - split 7 inch

(http://static.theb9.com/img/news/1322512335kU9giIAEMtbBlBAIAV8Z.jpg)

RIYL: pounding, thrashy hardcore.

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http://www.M/F.com/file/18bd3yuc8vknbmf/slinails.zip

Pelican - Pelican

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Vv6X8VLxAdQ/ShrgrFp-TQI/AAAAAAAAAOM/FDqwIBNzEEc/s400/pelicanep.jpg)

RIYL: teh post-metals

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http://www.M/F.com/?4379fmong5g34ys
Cruyff In The Bedroom - Ukiyogunjou

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld7u5955Ot1qa3yxh.jpg)

RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, Lush

I've posted almost all of their other releases in previous incarnations of this thread. Track them down if you want more.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?xtnzo2to6l2in09
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: amok on 20 Feb 2012, 10:44
Sweet, is that Cruyff in the Bedroom new? Love that band.
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Post by: valley_parade on 20 Feb 2012, 10:50
Yep, came out last year.
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Post by: minus_the_david on 20 Feb 2012, 18:51
is that a new pelican????
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Post by: valley_parade on 20 Feb 2012, 22:18
That is their self-titled EP from wayyyyyyyy back in 2001. Supposedly they're putting out a new EP in April, though!


side note: I was just flipping through the '08 thread. Half of the jazz albums I downloaded from Harry's post, I now own on vinyl. Fantastic.
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Post by: pinkpiche on 21 Feb 2012, 03:21
Re-up of The Caretaker

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http://www.mediafire.com/?3wwra364cj568xk
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Post by: minus_the_david on 21 Feb 2012, 08:52
oh. intersting. I've been fortunate enough to see pelican 3 times, and they were fucking awesome. gonna be interesting to hear the new stuff.
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Post by: krazykarl on 22 Feb 2012, 20:08
Black Bananas - Rad Times Xpress IV (2012)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7430/96578615.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/96578615.jpg/)

Sounds like: the Runaways having an orgy with the Stooges, Daft Punk, and P-Funk.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?v9wybd7519fyp85
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Post by: SSPKR on 22 Feb 2012, 20:54
Re-up of The Caretaker

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http://www.M/F.com/?3wwra364cj568xk

Thanks!!!
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Post by: Avec on 26 Feb 2012, 09:16
So I didn't bother putting up my own version, but here it is.


Brasstronaut - Opportunity EP [2011]
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff218/Anttom123/Brasstronaut-Opportunity-rhythm-circus.jpg)
http://deepgoa.blogspot.com/2011/09/dka095-brasstronaut-opportunity-ep.html

It consists of two lovely originals, plus a remix by No Gold.
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: sketchball on 26 Feb 2012, 13:51
(http://i.imgur.com/Kl8F7.jpg)

This is an instrumental album I made in 24 hours. I'm a hip hop producer.. This is just a collection of spacey instrumentals. Relatively repetitive beats, but if you dig beats, check it out.
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http://www.M/F.com/?2ttx9mh6zcv8kxv
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: pinkpiche on 29 Feb 2012, 05:50
I think everyone should listen to Dirty Three

"Melancholy instrumental trio Dirty Three formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1992, led by classically trained violinist Warren Ellis, who began writing and performing music for art openings and plays and also tenured in the groups Blackeyed Susans, Paranoid, and the Nursing Mothers." - Allmusic

Basically Dirty Three is the trio you'll dig if you like Grails, some A Silver Mt. Zion, a bit of Grinderman/Bad Seeds and a touch of Bonnie "Prince" Billy. They are absolutely amazing at what they do, instrumental atmospheric rockmusic, especially Jim White on the drums spans from doing machinegun-like beats to perfectly timed snares. Everything he does is important to the overall experience of these two emotional journeys.

Horse Stories
(http://smallbeautifulbroken.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/dirty-three-horse-stories.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?d0ttmt3jjon
Ocean Songs
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C3A456HEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?jkztnjojyyn
And I'm currently uploading the new album.
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Feb 2012, 13:20
Protip: if you want to expose likeminded music lovers to your favorite jams, please adhere to Paul's suggestion and give a description of what it is! (and no, putting 'awesome' in italics below the album art doesn't count!) Sure, I may get flak for "adhering to the trappings of genre tags" or whatever, but frankly, I hate 90% of electronic music, and I don't want to waste time/bandwidth/exposure to risk of legal consequences downloading some dubstep tracks I'm not even going to like in the first place. Please be courteous and help your fellow listeners out!
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Post by: amok on 01 Mar 2012, 12:20
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/7736/17677699.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?nedizflxq1yvqrd
http://www.mediafire.com/?56oiyskzf3apqwl

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6762/oaahdost.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?7yl6bpe9n1kf11i
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Post by: valley_parade on 01 Mar 2012, 13:41
Oh hey Olafur Arnalds.
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Post by: pulpfiction21 on 01 Mar 2012, 13:52
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/altorate/music_phases2.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?0kkcgf7rq339ozn

Has quickly jumped ahead of everything else so far this year and i simply cannot get enough of this entire album. listen to this if you havent
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Post by: pinkpiche on 01 Mar 2012, 13:55
Yes! That is an amazing album! Get it!!
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Post by: snowfallsoon on 02 Mar 2012, 13:06
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/altorate/PLANTS-AND-ANIMALS-END-THAT.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?0z86dz56df62z8s
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Post by: flaschenpfand on 03 Mar 2012, 00:45
Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This helps prevent 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.
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Post by: pwhodges on 03 Mar 2012, 02:01
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Rules for this thread:

  • Please ensure your tags are correct, and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.  It's good to give pointers to what the music is like, too.

  • No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at your favourite image hosting site (e.g. http://imageshack.us).

  • Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to MF, in multiple parts if the album is over 200Mb. The reason for this is that we know MF is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, not uncommonly contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

  • Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This helps prevent 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.

  • The forum software automatically changes the name MF to avoid being found by search engines - remember to correct it when using the URLs you find here.

  • Please do NOT request albums; this includes requests for re-uploads.  If you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

  • Repost the rules at the top of each new page

Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: ptownblazer on 03 Mar 2012, 22:55
This was, surprisingly, not simple to find. Unless you've been living under a rock, this band needs no introduction, and where the hell would I begin anyway?...

Mouse On Mars - Parastrophics

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2690/parastrophics.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?62g1sugm039p3vs
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Post by: Algernon on 14 Mar 2012, 10:24
So I've got a little something for you all, soon to be followed by some more interesting stuff.

The Shins - Port of Morrow (2012)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5392/portofmorrow.jpg)
Simple Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyAJ4V06izg&ob=av2n)
September (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHes7yhwIRk)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?71jtcqi8jm9f6dd
Honestly, I haven’t even listened to this all the way through yet.

But it’s the fucking Shins—or at least James Mercer, who’s pretty much the Shins anyway—so you have to download it, if only to see if it can possibly live up to your expectations of The New Shins Record™.
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Post by: chenghiz on 14 Mar 2012, 19:43
MONOLAKE / GHOSTS (2012)

Mega-thanks for this, I became a huge fan of Monolake when their last album was posted here.
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Post by: A Silent Overture on 16 Mar 2012, 11:16
Aficionado- S/T (2011)
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http://www.M/F.com/?pw215cpo0jyp5a5
This is one of my favorite albums of 2011. Fantastic, catchy alt rock.
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Post by: Patrick on 18 Mar 2012, 07:01
Checking that out now. I'm already sold by the lyrics in your signature; Tyranny of Distance is one of my favorite albums ever.

I hate to be all self-whorey but seriously, check out my band "Troubador" (http://troubador.bandcamp.com) on bandcamp. We just put out a new single about a week ago, and it's available for free download, and I am more than happy to put it up for whoever digs it. I don't like reviewing anything I was involved in the making of, but somebody told me it sounded "like the Violent Femmes angrily confronted the Beatles in an alley." This person is a friend of mine, though, so I guess you'll just have to see for yourself before you trust that opinion, now won't you?
Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: Algernon on 18 Mar 2012, 13:14
Hey.  Do you like Beach House?  I like Beach House.  And fuck, this album is good.

Beach House - Bloom (2012)

(http://cdn03.cdn.gorillavsbear.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BEACH-HOUSE-BLOOM1-575x380.jpg)

Listen to: Myth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvWc3ToDHg)

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Post by: blaha 41 on 18 Mar 2012, 21:16
Checking that out now. I'm already sold by the lyrics in your signature; Tyranny of Distance is one of my favorite albums ever.

I hate to be all self-whorey but seriously, check out my band "Troubador" (http://troubador.bandcamp.com) on bandcamp. We just put out a new single about a week ago, and it's available for free download, and I am more than happy to put it up for whoever digs it. I don't like reviewing anything I was involved in the making of, but somebody told me it sounded "like the Violent Femmes angrily confronted the Beatles in an alley." This person is a friend of mine, though, so I guess you'll just have to see for yourself before you trust that opinion, now won't you?

I strongly agree with the Violent Femmes comparison... completely disagree with the Beatles part... would more so say "what if the Violent Femmes joined and then were promptly kicked out of Elephant 6."
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Post by: alli on 19 Mar 2012, 14:51
Meshuggah - Koloss

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/artd/uploads/Images/meshuggah_koloss_360.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?qt308yj852zlo5j
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Post by: IDMG on 19 Mar 2012, 16:26
Hey.  Do you like Beach House?  I like Beach House.  And fuck, this album is good.

Link to a different album comes up
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Title: Re: That Special Thread - Onward, ever Onward!
Post by: Algernon on 19 Mar 2012, 19:14
Hey.  Do you like Beach House?  I like Beach House.  And fuck, this album is good.

Link to a different album comes up
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Haha nope, it's the right one, I just name my links creatively so they won't get taken down.  Seashore Yurt is Beach House, and Blossom is Bloom.

Yeah, I have a little too much fun with synonyms.
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Post by: Cosimo III on 19 Mar 2012, 20:44
new Seashore Yurt!!! thanks so much Mr Algernon Man!!

wet wet wet over this one...
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Post by: geodescent on 21 Mar 2012, 06:45
Meshuggah - Koloss
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http://www.M/F.com/?qt308yj852zlo5j

That link is missing track 1, since you can download it for free, but here it is for those that don't want to give out their email address and get spammed just for the mp3:
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Post by: valley_parade on 22 Mar 2012, 12:45
The Shins - Port of Morrow

Until the new Dopamines album comes out in May-ish, this is the best thing I've heard this year.
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Post by: Algernon on 24 Mar 2012, 22:53
Lower Dens - Nootropics (2012)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/6862134370_c72e938ee0.jpg)

Sample: Brains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyxzjF8IjE8)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?kn4xharo18iznve
The much anticipated followup to one of my favorite albums of 2010, Twin Hand Movement.  Now with more synths!  Compared to that album, there are fewer songs that immediately grab you, but Nootropics slowly but surely works its way into your head through its motoric Krautrockiness and Jana Hunter's dreamy vocals.  Just as the songs themselves take their time to build momentum to reach glorious heights, the album is a grower.  Highly recommended.
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Post by: valley_parade on 04 Apr 2012, 12:25
Vattnet Viskar - Vattnet Viskar

(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/40/86/4086576527-1.jpg)

Doomy, post-metally black metal from the cvlt as fvck forests of New Hampshire. Dudes can BRING it.
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Black Breath - Sentenced To Life

(http://v2.ztmag.com/blog/news/files/2012/02/breathsentenced.jpg)

Thrashy, death metal inspired hardcore.
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http://www.mediafire.com/?4g884c1ok43l2uz
(the quality is kinda shitty, but it's all I could find)
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Post by: Sars on 12 Apr 2012, 06:55
Very sad news: Cynthia Dall passed away last weekend: http://www.dragcity.com/news/542

Here's her first album :
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http://rapidshare.com/files/14076701/CD96.rar.html
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Post by: Patrick on 15 Apr 2012, 14:27
Something about a first-poster named "Sars" makes me not want to open that at all. Especially a rapidshit link. The rest of you lot make your own decisions, but that's my 2 cents.
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Post by: pwhodges on 15 Apr 2012, 14:58
The links are fine; the poster is in the UK and has a proper name in clear as part of their email address  (but I guess you can't see some parts of their profile that I can).  I don't know why their chosen username is the acronym for a virus causing severe pneumonia, but maybe it means something else to other people.

The music won't turn the world on its head, but is pleasant enough of its sort - I like the Russian folksong that ends the album, though I'd be adjusting the checks in the piano action if I had a chance!
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Post by: Sars on 16 Apr 2012, 06:09
Something about a first-poster named "Sars" makes me not want to open that at all. Especially a rapidshit link. The rest of you lot make your own decisions, but that's my 2 cents.
Fair enough but nope the link is genuine (sorry I couldn't find my M/F account details) and my nickname.... oh well it's a long story but it's just a nickname  8-)

I don't know why their chosen username is the acronym for a virus causing severe pneumonia, but maybe it means something else to other people.
It's actually slang from the South East of France and that was long time before the actual SARS virus appeared  :-D

The music won't turn the world on its head, but is pleasant enough of its sort - I like the Russian folksong that ends the album, though I'd be adjusting the checks in the piano action if I had a chance!
Agreed. That definitly won't turn the world on its head but it's still a pretty good album (much better than the one she did after) and her loss is a shame.
She used to play with Smog/Bill Callahan and actually Bill Callhan features most of the songs of this album.
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Post by: Algernon on 16 Apr 2012, 07:56
Either today or tomorrow I will be uploading the new Sigur Rós, the new Jack White, and the new Spiritualized.

Just posting about it here so that I have to stop being lazy and actually do it.  Or look like an idiot I guess.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 16 Apr 2012, 19:08
New Sigur Ros leaked?? Good quality??
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Post by: Patrick on 16 Apr 2012, 20:22
Something about a first-poster named "Sars" makes me not want to open that at all. Especially a rapidshit link. The rest of you lot make your own decisions, but that's my 2 cents.
Fair enough but nope the link is genuine (sorry I couldn't find my M/F account details) and my nickname.... oh well it's a long story but it's just a nickname  8-)

Haha, well, sorry I ever doubted you then. I guess that makes me p-noid. :D
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Post by: Sars on 17 Apr 2012, 08:32
Something about a first-poster named "Sars" makes me not want to open that at all. Especially a rapidshit link. The rest of you lot make your own decisions, but that's my 2 cents.
Fair enough but nope the link is genuine (sorry I couldn't find my M/F account details) and my nickname.... oh well it's a long story but it's just a nickname  8-)

Haha, well, sorry I ever doubted you then. I guess that makes me p-noid. :D

No worries. I've been using this nickname for so long now that sometime I forget it actually means something else  :lol:
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Post by: REDRUM on 17 Apr 2012, 12:18
just got my hands on the Frankie Rose LP Innerstellar, and its pretty damn good. for those who care it got a 8.3 or .5 on p4k. too lazy to look up the info for it since im in a rush sorry

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Post by: geodescent on 17 Apr 2012, 17:20
Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012 - Alt. Rock - 320kbps + Music Video [track 14])

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7003/folderrzt.jpg)

Blunderbuss opens with a bunch of layered organ riffs, which slowly settle down into the Stax-informed groove of “Missing Pieces.” On the song, White does plenty of deeply impressive organ and guitar soloing, but it’s all done in the service of an unhurried shuffle of a song, the sort of thing that makes for ideal road-trip music. And that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Throughout, White gets funkier than I’ve ever heard him do, but he does it without making a big deal of it. The riffage on “Freedom At 21″ has a real bite to it, but White still gives it plenty of room to breathe. First single “Love Interruption” is an excellent Appalachian country-soul wailer that’s only grown on me since it first hit the internet. “Weep Themselves To Sleep” is a big acoustic stomp. -- Tom Breihan for Stereogum

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http://www.M/F.com/?uc8dsd9n7ubxhh4
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Post by: Cire27 on 23 Apr 2012, 20:21
This is two friends of mine who play noise rock.

(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/89/87/89872318-1.jpg)

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http://sovietantarcticexpedition.bandcamp.com/album/even-saints-may-draw-their-side-arms
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Post by: REDRUM on 24 Apr 2012, 16:13
Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012 - Alt. Rock - 320kbps + Music Video [track 14])

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7003/folderrzt.jpg)

Blunderbuss opens with a bunch of layered organ riffs, which slowly settle down into the Stax-informed groove of “Missing Pieces.” On the song, White does plenty of deeply impressive organ and guitar soloing, but it’s all done in the service of an unhurried shuffle of a song, the sort of thing that makes for ideal road-trip music. And that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Throughout, White gets funkier than I’ve ever heard him do, but he does it without making a big deal of it. The riffage on “Freedom At 21″ has a real bite to it, but White still gives it plenty of room to breathe. First single “Love Interruption” is an excellent Appalachian country-soul wailer that’s only grown on me since it first hit the internet. “Weep Themselves To Sleep” is a big acoustic stomp. -- Tom Breihan for Stereogum

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http://www.M/F.com/?uc8dsd9n7ubxhh4

this is somehow better than what i expected while being exactly what i expected. i love it.
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Post by: Algernon on 27 Apr 2012, 09:18
Soooo I know I totally reneged on my last promise on this thread about uploading Jack White, Spiritualized, and Sigur Rós.  Someone's already beaten me to Jack White, but if you guys are still interested in the others I will oblige.

But in the meantime, I have a peace offering in hopes that you will forgive me my past transgressions.  Fresh off the leak press today.

Best Coast - The Only Place (2012)

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/tracks/13349/homepage_large.6c8b12e8.jpg)

Sample: The Only Place (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPoRuNTo9U&ob=av2e)

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http://www.M/F.com/?ja32x915ak6bdj7
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Post by: IrrationalPie on 27 Apr 2012, 10:38
Forgiven!  Although, that single of theirs sounds like a California PR commercial.
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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Apr 2012, 20:29
Not forgiven, Best Coast are complete shit.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 29 Apr 2012, 22:13
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon (2012)
(http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Mount-Eerie-Clear-Moon-cos.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?wrhqppb855to2im
Here's the new Mount Eerie album that comes out in May--it's really really good. Hope you all enjoy it. :)

Sample: House Shape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdCNPEeGkgo)
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Post by: valley_parade on 07 May 2012, 10:06
Check it, here's some stuff.

Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods

(http://rekwired.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/silversun-pickups-neck-of-the-woods.jpg)

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Horseback - The Invisible Mountain

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51leN07UKQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

RIYL: a little black metal with your Crazy Horse. They have a new album out tomorrow, but I haven't been able to find a leak yet.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?fct735944br63bg
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Post by: geodescent on 10 May 2012, 07:32
I'm guessing we all have the Sigur Ros by now?
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 May 2012, 09:53
I've not.
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Post by: Patrick on 10 May 2012, 13:39
Me neither!
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 May 2012, 20:41
I do but the only rip available as far as I can tell is really low quality. If you don't have it but are planning on downloading it, I say wait until a much better rip comes along. Even the low quality version out now is pretty excellent though; it's a return to form after their seriously underwhelming previous album.
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 May 2012, 22:02
It may have been a shitty listen, but I saw them tour after that album came out, and the new songs were just..fun, live. Fun.
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Post by: Radical AC on 11 May 2012, 16:05
Finn Riggins - Benchwarmers (2012)
(http://i.imgur.com/73CVG.jpg)

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http://www.m/f.com/?45b6gk7zxtb50ib
The Boise music scene has been pretty tits lately.  Eric Gilbert of Finn Riggins just organized Treefort Music Festival, an awesomely successful event.  Finn Riggins has toured pretty extensively with Built to Spill, and they just had an EP release party on record store day.  So, here is their latest math-indie short.
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Post by: The Rube on 12 May 2012, 07:27
my gosh but it's been quiet round these parts.  guess i can't complain, as I've been no help myself.   well, anyhow, here's a little something that just turned 40:

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/7933/jethrotullaqualung40tha.jpg)

My parents used to play this record and "Thick as a Brick" round the house when I was a toddler.  Back in high school I listened to them again and found most of their 70s output to my liking (and for good or ill, i'm not a fan of prog or the 70s in general).  And now, fifteen years from then, Auqualung has an anniversary and gets, not remastered, but remixed- for clarity, not for any kind of re-imagining or anything.  it's the same record, but it's an order of magnitude sonically superior to any previous release.

anyway, if you like Tull, this is a real treat.  And if you don't know if you like Tull, this is probably the album that it's best to start with.  And if you only know the tracks played these past 40 years on radio (the title track and "Locomotive Breath" most likely) the rest of the album ought to be something of a revelation for you.

3 links 'cause it's a 2 disc set with a bunch of tracks from singles and eps released the same year (as well as a sparse selection of alternate versions).  And it's in ALAC (from which it can easily be converted into any other lossless or lossy formats you desire)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?9xlqczm1o545d2a
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http://www.mediafire.com/?f45g5xh9vgofly9
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http://www.mediafire.com/?66llz6omr9d2oo6
back with more soon-  mayhaps even something not old enough to be a favorite of your grandfather's.
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Post by: alli on 14 May 2012, 16:44
Soulsavers - The Light the Dead See
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RjApTJpQ0QY/T3HOzpjHVoI/AAAAAAAACC4/cizzv8BuV2s/s1600/soulsaversthelightthedeadsee.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?xbed2uvxti3gwuz
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Post by: ptownblazer on 15 May 2012, 17:30
Japandroids - Celebration Rock   They've managed to avoid the sophmore slump. I can't help but comparing this to The Hold Steady for some reason. It's quite good. Gonna go see 'em in Denver in June. If you've never seen them live, I highly recommend it.

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7797/japan3c.jpg)

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http://www.m/f.com/?5nx1gnq2bqeft6l
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Post by: valley_parade on 16 May 2012, 09:27
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS.

Anyone who's mildly interested, I wrote a review of the lead single on this (The House That Heaven Built) over on yonder hockey blog (http://www.upthepucks.com/blog/2012/5/10/utp-ep-review-hey-this-is-only-two-years-late.html).
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Post by: pwhodges on 17 May 2012, 01:44
(http://cassland.org/images/covers/FLCL3.jpg)

The Pillows - FLCL OST 3

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http://www.mediafire.com/?h321p7eoh2mqrro
Japanese rock band The Pillows supplied the soundtrack for the frenetic anime FLCL (Fooly-Cooly).  This album has the full versions of the main songs rather than those edited for the anime, and so is a good introduction to the band including their best-known numbers.

Ride on Shooting Star:
Band video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9rrVZIlpJA)
FLCL end sequence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI03ejx1_k8)
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Post by: pinkpiche on 17 May 2012, 13:53
I just found out that this little dude right here is fairly proficient on his pipes

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qjGZcOm_e5g/RrRhpGDk9bI/AAAAAAAAANo/6fjw0TfMfoc/s320/rufusharley.jpg)

Rufus Harley - Re-Creation of the Gods
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http://lix.in/7a58cc
It's a little tricky download link, but just move past the shit and you'll get it.
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Post by: IrrationalPie on 19 May 2012, 03:07
Great band with a great sound that just released their first CD, and I love it with the exception of the first song (not a huge fan of her voice as lead).

Sample :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WSdhjgAQtxw

The Mowgli's - Sound the Drum (2012)
Indie Pop / Rock

(http://i.imgur.com/k2oZB.jpg)

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http://themowglis.bandcamp.com/album/sound-the-drum
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 20 May 2012, 12:36
Finn Riggins is good, not heard Japandroids yet but loved the 7" so have high hopes.
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Post by: Cire27 on 21 May 2012, 20:31
I'd upload the new Cory Branan album if anyone is interested, but the album art is pretty NSFW.
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Post by: Catacombs on 22 May 2012, 06:44
Please do it! 
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Post by: Catacombs on 22 May 2012, 06:45
Also, this:

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Rules for this thread:

  • Please ensure your tags are correct, and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.  It's good to give pointers to what the music is like, too.

  • No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at your favourite image hosting site (e.g. http://imageshack.us).

  • Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to MF, in multiple parts if the album is over 200Mb. The reason for this is that we know MF is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, not uncommonly contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

  • Post your link using code tags. It's the # icon above the policeman emoticon. This helps prevent 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.

  • The forum software automatically changes the name MF to avoid being found by search engines - remember to correct it when using the URLs you find here.

  • Please do NOT request albums; this includes requests for re-uploads.  If you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

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Post by: Cire27 on 22 May 2012, 23:14
Cory Branan - Mutt

(http://i.imgur.com/kERRc.jpg)

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Post by: REDRUM on 23 May 2012, 09:58
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http://www.M/F.com/?n9bp46uba9szojg


removed :/
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Post by: nippletwister on 24 May 2012, 20:26
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It's okay. I like the album art more than the record. Gave it a fair shot. Better than 99% of what is classified as "country."
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Post by: valley_parade on 24 May 2012, 20:37
Might want to give Austin Lucas a try, too.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 25 May 2012, 09:43
Among the Leaves - Sun Kil Moon

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg823/scaled.php?server=823&filename=coverikm.jpg&res=landing)

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http://www.M/F.com/?a62v5vw0dl455f8
The new Sun Kil Moon album, for anyone who's interested. It's a lot more light-hearted than Kozelek's usual stuff. Most of the songs are just mellow little pieces with acoustic guitar and vocals, so nothing epic like "Salvador Sanchez" is to be found here. It's still a very worthwhile listen if you're a fan of his previous work.
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Post by: Cire27 on 26 May 2012, 03:02
It's okay. I like the album art more than the record. Gave it a fair shot. Better than 99% of what is classified as "country."

There's a lot of good alt-country out there right now.  Like he said, you should try out Austin Lucas if you liked the album.
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Post by: Pituitary Termites on 26 May 2012, 15:14
I've been grabbing music from here for quite a while, and never had the chance to post anything.

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This is "Kdo se je zbral?", the 1994 album by Zmelkoow. They're a Slovene rock band. A few years back, I gave relationship advice to some Slovene girl on IRC, and she was really happy how it turned out, and she asked if she could do anything for me, so I said "you got any Slovene music?", so that's how I discovered Zmelkoow.

To quote from Last FM:

Zmelkoow are a cult Slovenian rock (“baroque-folk-jazz” and something in betwen) band from the coastal region. The “core” band consists of Gorazd “Goga” Sedmak (vocals, guitar), Žare Pavletič (bass guitar) and Aleš Koščak (drums, percussions) but they also have supporting team which are: Aleksandra Čermelj (vocal, violine), Eva Brajkovič (vocal) and Anuša Podgornik (synth, vocal, flute). They are known for funny and crazy songs and that despite this, the lyrics have a lot of deep metaphorical meaning.

I don't have a picture, sorry. But they're good.

edit: oops, forgot the album name and year.
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Post by: leftandleaving on 28 May 2012, 20:37
Atlas At Last - Ceviche
(https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2227933661/Atlas_Banner.jpg)
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This is my band. Free bandcamp DL: post-hardcore, etc.
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Post by: Patrick on 28 May 2012, 23:51
First song reminded me of Joyce Manor. You got a skip in your stats, but only because I downloaded it about 15 seconds in.

Excellent work.
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 May 2012, 08:43
First song reminded me of Joyce Manor before they started sucking

FYP, this is some good stuff.
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Post by: Cire27 on 29 May 2012, 09:34
What's wrong with Of All Things?
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Post by: Patrick on 29 May 2012, 12:52
Nothing, Shane just doesn't like change.
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 May 2012, 16:59
It bored the pants off me compared to their older stuff.
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Post by: leftandleaving on 31 May 2012, 09:57
Oh man, thanks for listening/enjoying guys! You aren't the first to make a Joyce Manor comparison, and that's awesome, they're a great band.

We're hard at work on getting ready to record some new material. I think that the new stuff is significantly cooler than the older stuff: more complex songwriting, more intense everything, etc. I'll be sure to post it when it's done.
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 31 May 2012, 11:59
It's okay. I like the album art more than the record. Gave it a fair shot. Better than 99% of what is classified as "country."

There's a lot of good alt-country out there right now.  Like he said, you should try out Austin Lucas if you liked the album.

I like Ben Nichols and that's about it - are these guys anything like him?
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Post by: Catacombs on 31 May 2012, 15:27
If you know of Ben Nichols/Lucero you should know who Cory Branan is.
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Post by: amok on 03 Jun 2012, 06:55
Among the Leaves - Sun Kil Moon

Nice one, thanks. Been looking forward to this.

And to give something back;

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9602/zhaoze1911.jpg)

沼泽 - 1911

Zhaoze (http://www.last.fm/music/%E6%B2%BC%E6%B3%BD) is a post-rock/indie band from China, and this is one of their records, which is very good.

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Post by: player4sure on 05 Jun 2012, 03:07
This Band is Incredible one of the best!!!!! Check them out  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvSOYYM5nxE
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Post by: amok on 05 Jun 2012, 08:20
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5724/wixs.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?24s5et02hh55cbh
(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/8939/94012886.jpg)

*shels (http://www.last.fm/music/*shels) - Plains of the Purple Buffalo

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(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6938/oanf.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?m6z12bzc224jjj9
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7803/loae.jpg)

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Post by: Algernon on 05 Jun 2012, 11:48
WIXIW is great and everyone should get it.
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Post by: valley_parade on 05 Jun 2012, 22:46
Fuuuuuck yeah, new Olafur Arnalds.
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Post by: Cire27 on 23 Jun 2012, 10:35
Hellbender - Con Limón

(http://i.imgur.com/sOvmX.jpg)

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Late 90's Jawbreaker-esque band featuring the drummer of Les Savy Fav and two writers.
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 25 Jun 2012, 12:12
If you know of Ben Nichols/Lucero you should know who Cory Branan is.

Never heard of Lucero until now, or Cory Branan - can't even remember where I picked up the Ben Nichols album.

Also, is Ben Nichols involved with the Nichols Family Gospel Hour? They're like a country version of GY!BE.
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Post by: Cire27 on 25 Jun 2012, 16:37
Not as far as I know; I think the names are just coincidental.
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Post by: valley_parade on 26 Jun 2012, 08:56
Hey, let's bring back some classics of the older threads!

These guys were from..um..I think Berkeley? I know they were a Bay Area band, at the very least. Only put out one album, and then called it quits.

The Librarians - The Pathetic Aesthetic

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FXJ8VRCYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Also, some new music, mainly the new Ty Segall effort.

Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse

(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/17905/homepage_large.51efdc41.jpg)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?ob22zbwn0bl3n0r
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Post by: Algernon on 27 Jun 2012, 11:19
Ty Segall is awesome and y'all should get that.  And yes, apparently I say y'all now?

I know that I'm pretty shit at uploading stuff here cause I always forget BUT IN MORE IMPORTANT NEWS HERE IS THE NEW DIRTY PROJECTORS ALBUM FRESH OFF THE LEAK PRESS TODAY

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (2012)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/633/swinglomagellancover.jpg)

Samples: Gun Has No Trigger, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_qFaFl7JVc) Dance For You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJutn2OXDZE)

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Post by: krazykarl on 27 Jun 2012, 19:00
Thanks so much for the new Ty Segall and Dirty Projectors!
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Post by: valley_parade on 30 Jun 2012, 11:35
This album has been on HEAVY rotation for me lately. Came out a good 7 years ago, but still awesome. Old Cambodian pop meets surfy psychedelic rock.

Dengue Fever - Escape From Dragon House

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VEQVD4SHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

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Post by: pwhodges on 02 Jul 2012, 15:24
Yesterday my choir sang its summer concert - on the unremarkable theme, for this year, of music for royal occasions!  It went quite well (though we discovered afterwards that one of the 12 pieces had not been performed at the royal occasion that we thought it had!).  You can listen or download here (http://cassland.org/Jubilee.html); I'm singing (2nd) bass.

We ended with Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens, which is in eight parts and a big, big sing for a choir of only two dozen or so - but the audience certainly thought we pulled it off.

P.S.  Do check out the program if you're interested - it's really quite informative (especially on the Parry) - because I wrote it, of course!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Jul 2012, 06:27
You sang some of my favourite pieces there - I particularly like the Rutter, the Purcell, the Durufle and of course the Parry. I've sung a lot of those and some are very hard! It sounds like you enjoyed singing it.

We're currently recording a CD of music by Alan Bullard. I don't think I'll be able to put any of it up on here but if there are any taster snippets anywhere I'll link to them.
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Post by: minus_the_david on 17 Jul 2012, 13:29
here's one for ya...i don't upload much anymore, but it's the new GASLIGHT ANTHEM...but please buy it when it comes out...it's really good.

Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (2012)
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Post by: valley_parade on 17 Jul 2012, 13:54
I gave it a spin this morning and dear lord, it's good.
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Post by: minus_the_david on 28 Jul 2012, 13:24
here's some of my current favorite albums...listen to them all the time.

(http://dyingscene.com/wp-content/uploads/matt-skiba-and-the-sekrets-babylon.jpg)
Matt Skiba and the Sekrets - Babylon
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(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2012-07/1341168619_1.jpg)
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons - Old Believers
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(http://www.heavemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Dead-Sara-Album-Cover-SMALL.jpg)
Dead Sara - Dead Sara
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http://www.mediafire.com/?5pnh5u8nfrynfs1
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d5/John_Mayer_Born_and_Raised_Cover.jpeg/220px-John_Mayer_Born_and_Raised_Cover.jpeg)
John Maybe - Born and Raised
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Post by: Radical AC on 04 Aug 2012, 05:09
Fang Island - Major (2012)
(http://i.imgur.com/rSjd8l.jpg)

Just bought this on vinyl at their show tonight.
If you liked their first album you should enjoy this.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 04 Aug 2012, 07:24
Cheers.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 05 Aug 2012, 10:22
Two albums for y'all, both of them absolutely fantastic and serious contenders for AOTY, in my opinion:

America - Dan Deacon
(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/93/dandeacon1.jpg)
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^Super energetic electronic/indie/pop music, has some really catchy songs and nice arrangements (favorites are Guilford Avenue Bridge, True Thrush, Lots, and Manifest. Rails is a very interesting/subtle track, too). Better than Bromst.

Ocean Roar - Mount Eerie
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3821/news1206mounteerie.jpg)
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^More stuff from Microphones frontman Phil Elverum. This one is closer to Wind's Poem than it is to Clear Moon. Lots of black metal-esque guitar and quiet, searching vocals. The instrumentals on this album are great.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 05 Aug 2012, 18:01
Damn but that new Dan Deacon album is good to run on the treadmill to. Thanks for the link!
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 09 Aug 2012, 13:29
Is the Dan Deacon anything like Bromst? I didnae like it.
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Post by: krazykarl on 18 Aug 2012, 13:00
Oneman - Fabriclive 64 (2012) [Fabric]
UK Bass/garage/2-step

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(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7992/onemanart060812.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/onemanart060812.jpg/)

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As bright as Oneman's torch burns for The Simpsons and the almighty ganja, it blazes even brighter for the distinctly British brand of hybrid house known as UK garage (or 2-step). The genre's trademark bump 'n' flex is all over this Rinse FM DJ's latest mix for the Fabriclive series, which pairs underground anthems with fresh cuts from a new breed of (mostly British) bass wunderkinder. Party-rocking is Oneman's strong suit, and he expertly lays out the cards here, drawing connections between new tracks from Distance, Pearson Sound, and Joy Orbison and the late-'90s/early-'00s cuts that have undoubtedly inspired them.
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Post by: krazykarl on 18 Aug 2012, 13:28
Jacques Greene - Ready EP (2012) [3024]
house/garage/bass

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(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6171/00jacquesgreeneready302.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/00jacquesgreeneready302.jpg/)

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If there was ever any question as to whether Jacques Greene could continue to evolve and innovate after making such a big splash when he first appeared on the scene, his latest EP should go a long way towards putting any lingering doubts to rest. Landing somewhere in between the R&B-soaked burners which propelled his ascent up the bass-music ladder and the more elongated, introspective pieces...which have come along more recently, the Ready EP is a lush, alluring collection of masterful club music.

TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) - TNGHT EP (2012) [Warp/LuckyMe]
hip-hop/electronic

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(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/2565/tnght20cover.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/tnght20cover.jpg/)

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While their contemporaries experiment with footwork loops, yacht rock, and 1970s prog, TNGHT zero in on rap's fixation on the loud and chaotic...TNGHT may not come from the American rap scene (Lunice is in Montreal, while HudMo's Ross Birchard is based in Glasgow), but their connection to it is clear. Lunice and Birchard have great ears for what's what and who's making it: their engaging and well-curated hour-long mix for Diplo's BBC show ranged from the mush-mouthed grit of Florida's Spaceghostpurrp to Chicago's recent wave of teenage antagonism (Chief Keef, Sasha Go Hard) without showing any signs of dilettantism.  Their self-titled debut EP for Warp and LuckyMe spans 16 minutes of some of the year's most brazen, positively huge hip-hop sounds.

And here's an official link to TNGHT's BBC mix referenced in the quote:

http://soundcloud.com/tnght/the-full-uncensored-mix
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Post by: alli on 21 Aug 2012, 15:13
The XX - Coexist
(http://gwradiomusic.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the-xx-coexist-608x6082.jpg?w=472&h=472)

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http://www.mediafire.com/?ipt1do8ul78hbyf
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Post by: so many cats on 25 Aug 2012, 09:01
Hi folks!

Thank you. This thread has shown me worlds I never knew existed. Cheesy, but true. I've haven't felt like I had anything to contribute because I owe a great deal of the music I find to this forum.
Having never posted before, I don't want to mess anything up. How do I embed the supersecret download link?
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Post by: pwhodges on 25 Aug 2012, 13:26
Put what you think the link is, and the forum edits it to obscure it.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 28 Aug 2012, 20:52
Centipede Hz - Animal Collective

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New album from Animal Collective--it's a pretty drastic departure from Merriweather Post Pavilion, but it's not like this is the first time they've totally revamped their sound on a new release. I think it's excellent, but some people might be put off by how unrelenting it is.
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Post by: alli on 01 Sep 2012, 17:21
Grizzly Bear - Shields
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/diffuser.fm/files/2012/07/Grizzly-Bear-Shields-Artwork-300x300.jpg)
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 01 Sep 2012, 21:02
Now that's what I call a page break.

EDIT: Hot damn, it's good!
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Post by: so many cats on 05 Sep 2012, 21:20
Here are a couple things.

John Talabot - ƒin  (First link)

http://soundcloud.com/john-talabot/destiny-feat-pional (http://soundcloud.com/john-talabot/destiny-feat-pional)

amiina - Puzzle (second link)
didn't impress the general public, but I thought it was really pretty. so...whatever?

EDIT: Sorry, I had linked some outside images instead of hosting them myself. Oops.

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Post by: Violent Past on 08 Sep 2012, 10:52
Hi guys! I'm one of those lurking types who feeds off this board/this thread in particular. Anyway, I'm currently deriving so much pleasure from this album that I thought I'd better throw it up:

∆ (Alt-j) - An Awesome Wave
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9083/altjanawesomewavefronta.jpg)

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Hope that works. I'm useless at describing music, but here's their last.fm (http://www.last.fm/music/Alt-J), and some samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAC9Ecf1Xgc
http://youtu.be/rVeMiVU77wo
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 08 Sep 2012, 13:13
Alt-J sound like a bunch of young pretentious art students making indie music - which is exactly what they are. The album's good though, just a shame their fans seem to be 99% 15-year-old hipsters.
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Post by: pwhodges on 08 Sep 2012, 13:40
Why does it matter who their other fans are?
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 08 Sep 2012, 15:45
Hear hear!
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 10 Sep 2012, 10:42
It's important when they're all up in my grill at concerts.
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Post by: krazykarl on 10 Sep 2012, 16:07
really enjoying the new Grizzly Bear and Alt-J, thank you
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 10 Sep 2012, 21:10
It's important when they're all up in my grill at concerts.

OK, yeah, fair enough
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Post by: Patrick on 16 Sep 2012, 11:54
Bands I would see live, but would probably not leave without their fans' blood on my hands, include but are not limited to:

Billy Talent
Beirut
Fleet Foxes
The Eagles
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 22 Sep 2012, 08:48
Mr Troubador, just downloaded your album, impressed so far.
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Post by: valley_parade on 02 Oct 2012, 09:44
*whistle, looks the other way* Apparently this is a vinyl rip, so it's a little clicky at times.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!

(http://www.sputnikmusic.com/images/albums/111691.jpg)

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Post by: Yayniall on 02 Oct 2012, 10:03
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

(http://metalinjection.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Converge-All-That-You-Leave-Behind-cover.jpg)

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Post by: leftandleaving on 03 Oct 2012, 07:35
Oh man, the only two albums I've been waiting for and they both show up at the same time! Thanks for the Converge and the Godspeed!

Here's the official Death Grips leak:

Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
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Here's my favorite song off of it:
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/deathgrips/death-grips-no-love[/soundcloud]

Zach Hill on an electronic drumset, plus another dude making bizarre beats, and MC Ride screaming in your face about being a badass motherfucker. It's just as weird as you would expect it to be. Oh, the album art I posted is censored; it was originally just a dick with the album title written on it.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 03 Oct 2012, 20:05
Woah that Death Grips album is awesome. It's strange as hell, but I'm really digging it. Maybe gonna see them live now, although I can see that being more weird than good.
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Post by: leftandleaving on 03 Oct 2012, 22:42
You should check out their other two. I'll get links for them at some point, but their other two are better albums. Ex-Military is their first, it's got about half super catchy songs, mostly a ton of fun. Their second, The Money Store, is really dark, but the hooks are BOSS on it. This most recent one is just straight up bizarre, I don't know how I feel about it yet.
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Post by: valley_parade on 06 Oct 2012, 11:43
Maserati - Maserati VII

(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/Maserati_VII-Maserati_480.jpg)
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Their first album since the death of Jerry Fuchs.
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Post by: valley_parade on 10 Oct 2012, 18:33
So I'd uploaded this for someone else but hey I remembered you guys while it's still on my clipboard! You would think releasing three albums in a year would wear down your production of good music, but he's still on fucking point.

Ty Segall - Twins

(http://www.silentradio.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Ty-Segall2-440x418.jpg)

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Post by: kid.chivalrous on 11 Oct 2012, 19:45
It's been kind of hard to watch this thread limp through the year, but i figure i'm probably part of the problem.  in either case, here's a few things

Ultraista - Ultraista (2012)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?hxn73k882wudckrNigel Godrich's poptastic side project with Joey Waronker and Laura Bettinson

Daphni - Jialong (2012)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T22JkyBlNBE/UHBfrUuhVnI/AAAAAAAACEc/FtvAsmjAgWs/s1600/daphni+COVER.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?k8472jhb8b8hbw5Daphni is Dan Snaith(caribou)'s alter ego.  Ye Ye was quite a popular single released last year

Four Tet - Pink (2012)
(http://www.danceyrselfclean.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Four-Tet-Pink.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?a1s71v53qtefwsdsuprised no one's posted this already

Egyptrixx - Bible Eyes (2011)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ND2mAIdMd9c/TXEUsUBhcNI/AAAAAAAAAfo/-y7y7G6Cnnk/s1600/egyptrixx.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?rijzt19j6aph41rEgyptrixx is seriously underrated, imo.  Chrysalis Records is an amazing song

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Post by: leftandleaving on 13 Oct 2012, 09:52
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

(http://metalinjection.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Converge-All-That-You-Leave-Behind-cover.jpg)

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http://www.M/F.com/?l9ebrezx2c8yz45


This is missing a few songs from the official release; I just checked out the band's stream on their youtube thing.
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Post by: alli on 15 Oct 2012, 13:36
Pinback - Information Retrieved

(http://mjcdn.motherjones.com/preset_16/pinback-information_0.jpg)
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http://www.mediafire.com/?maw6z7gfpr1zhz7
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Post by: Phaedra on 22 Oct 2012, 14:39
Pinback - Information Retrieved
thanks for posting this! I've got the vinyl on preorder but there's been a delay and i've been aching to hear it...
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 24 Oct 2012, 04:49
Babelfishh & Oskar Ohlson - we'd rather not (2012)
sounds like: catchy.indie.rap.bedroom.


(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c89/everymoveismonitored/Bildschirmfoto2012-10-22um152316_zpse852036e.png)
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Post by: minus_the_david on 25 Oct 2012, 10:07
would anyone be interested in me uploading the new OF MONTREAL album? not sure anyone even cares about them anymore lol
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Post by: Patrick on 26 Oct 2012, 16:48
I don't think it'd be unwelcome.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 26 Oct 2012, 19:21
I don't not think it wouldn't not be welcome
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Post by: minus_the_david on 26 Oct 2012, 22:09
because i know you people will just love these. waiting on a couple more to upload to MF then they'll get linked too.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b4/Cher_Lloyd_Sticks_%26_Stones_US_Cover.jpg/220px-Cher_Lloyd_Sticks_%26_Stones_US_Cover.jpg)
 
Cher Lloyd - Sticks and Stones
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(http://www.billboard.com/photos/stylus/2502659-taylor-swift-red-617-409.jpg)

Taylor Swift - Red
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Post by: minus_the_david on 27 Oct 2012, 08:47
(http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/of-montreal-rarities.jpg)

Of Montreal - Daughter of Cloud
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Post by: minus_the_david on 27 Oct 2012, 10:34
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7258/67930176.jpg)

Frank Turner - Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
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Post by: minus_the_david on 27 Oct 2012, 13:10
(http://www.youthareawesome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ldr.jpg)

Lana Del Rey - Born to die
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(http://www.altpress.com/images/uploads/news/Anberlin-Vital-400.jpg)

Anberlin - Vital
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Post by: minus_the_david on 27 Oct 2012, 13:12
now i know some of those you may not have any interest in, but they're my newest acquisitions and i am quite fond of them, aside from about half of the taylor swift album, but still.
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Post by: valley_parade on 28 Oct 2012, 07:02
Worth noting, that Frank Turner album is not new material, but rather a hand-picked compilation of mostly older stuff.

If you've never heard him before, it's a great starting point!
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Post by: minus_the_david on 28 Oct 2012, 09:22
that's what i thought too. i just found out about frank turner about 2 months ago when i saw him live with a friend. and he blew my mind. i came home and obsessively found everything i could of his. this is the newest release, but not new. lots of good material though.
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Post by: lcclhll on 29 Oct 2012, 13:47
Similar to Danger, Kavinsky, etc.

Flashworx - Furturisma EP (320)
(http://oi48.tinypic.com/357qe5y.jpg)
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 29 Oct 2012, 19:17
Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair  Apple Lossless m4a avg over 1000 kbps

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/bulldawg982/whitefencetysegallhair520.jpg)

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My personal favorite of the three Ty albums released this year.

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Ty on White! Ty Fence! White Segall! White on Ty! Every position/color in the rainbow/stripe in the flag, no quarter given, no corner unrocked in this glintingly lyrsergic meeting of minds. - Drag City
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Post by: valley_parade on 30 Oct 2012, 08:50
DAT SUNN O))),
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 30 Oct 2012, 10:15
If anyone is in Denver, Gordon Gano will be doing a second appearance with the cover band, Dirty Femmes, at Oriental Friday nov 2.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 01 Nov 2012, 21:11
Mogwai - A wrenched Virile Lore (2012)
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remix album for last year's 'Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will'
Woah! Where'd you get this from?

SLASH

Would you mind me uploading this to a certain torrent website...?
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 02 Nov 2012, 23:19
Unfortunately it is only around 250, don't have the equipment to rip it form vinyl yet. Still a great album.

Thee Oh Sees - Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion

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So I don't believe I could describe this well so I will just post a link to the first song on the album. The album is on youtube. Live recordings in random spots in San Francisco.

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http://www.theeohsees.com/
Also just ordered a couple of the early albums, so if anyone is interested I can share when they come in.
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Post by: valley_parade on 05 Nov 2012, 12:45
Nadja - Dagdrøm (2012)

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Featuring the drummer from the Jesus Lizard.
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Post by: Smiling Hobo on 06 Nov 2012, 12:36
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Woah! Where'd you get this from?

SLASH

Would you mind me uploading this to a certain torrent website...?

preview copy. so that might not be so cool. sorry.
it is great though.

Ah, alright then...really enjoying it in any case, though. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Patrick on 06 Nov 2012, 16:54
I am genuinely curious as to what happened to that Grizzly Bear album, since I neglected to snag it before the link stopped working.
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Post by: valley_parade on 07 Nov 2012, 10:18
Patrick, shoot me a message on FB when you get a chance, I'll upload it for you. Good stuff.

Also good stuff: New Hot Water Music side project albums! Less punk, more rock.

Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves - Canyons

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Post by: alli on 07 Nov 2012, 14:11
I am genuinely curious as to what happened to that Grizzly Bear album, since I neglected to snag it before the link stopped working.

I got a email from mediafire about copyright infringement because of the XX album and it spooked me so I removed everything that I had uploaded, sorry.
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Post by: bedroomphilosophy on 10 Nov 2012, 08:27



Unreleased 2012 instrumentals.
If you enjoyed the older Kamikaze Ambulance, you'll love this.
no cover art available, sorry.
 
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 11 Nov 2012, 08:34
Sic Alps - Sic Alps (230 kbps avg)
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Alps! They need somebody. Alps! Not just anybody.

Aiming for the toppermost of the poppermost, Sic and the gang wave their mangled wand — and lo! The hits just keep on a-comin'. Self-titled just it's just their selves. This could be the album of the year — doesn't matter what year you're reading this either. Sic Alppeal is eternal.
-Drag City

If you enjoy, support here.
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Sic Alps have always seemed like an especially and uniquely Californian band to me. To my frayed east-coast nerves, Mike Donovan has sounded impossibly calm for the band’s entire body of work, but their delicately distorted palette and deconstructed, shambolic rhythms betray a single-mindedness that I usually associate with New England. That seemingly oxymoronic relaxed focus has always been something for a psychedelic-minded musician to aspire to, and it rarely sounds more attainable than on Sic Alps.

Donovan’s arrangements have come a long way since Sic Alps’ days as a two-piece, when everything was washed in fuzz and reverb, nearly to the point of inaudibility. The strings, keys and layered guitar sounds on Sic Alps show that the band — including dummer Douglas Armour, bassist Tim Hellman and former Comets on Fire electrician Noel von Harmonson — is interested in more than treading water, and by invoking the mid-career self-titled record, it’s clear Donovan thinks the band is onto something. This progression, and the sonic and stylistic clarity that comes with it, has ambitiously refined Sic Alps’ take on a California-by-way-of-Canterbury sound. “Rock Races” is cinematic and moody walking-home music, and “Moviehead” kind of sounds like The Monkees, but they’re both great; they work together in part because of Donovan’s guilelessness, and in part because Sic Alps as a project has had the patience to craft an identity where both styles sound equally plausible. (It seems appropriate to mention here that the Sic Alps singles compilation is called A Long Way Around To a Shortcut.)

Considering Ty Segall is an on-and-off member of the band, I’m not about to call anyone out for mentioning Sic Alps in the same breath as west-coast contemporaries with whom their music has basically nothing in common. Sic Alps’ thoughtfulness distinguishes them, though, and it’s begun to pay dividends by allowing Donovan to experiment with barely-there piano tracks like finale “See You On the Slopes” without seeming like a dilettante. John Dwyer’s ambition and attention to detail are similar, but his Oh Sees have tended to operate in Northern California’s hill-bombing freakout mode, whereas Donovan and Sic Alps have always seemed more content in the Golden State’s fields of lysergic relaxation.

Sic Alps sidesteps nostalgia, and comes off as less concerned with genre and more concerned with why those sounds came about to begin with. While a lot of their peers have attempted (unsuccessfully, mostly) to beat down the doors of California’s psychedelic myth, Sic Alps have taken their time and found their own way there; in doing so they’ve created one of the best records of the year.

By Joe Bernardi
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Nov 2012, 10:46
A couple albums I've been listening to lately. Jack Parow is part of the Zef scene (he's guested on a few Die Antwoord tracks; if you're familiar with them, you've probably heard him).

Jack Parow - Eksie Ou

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Jack Parow - Jack Parow

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http://www.m/f.com/?k8wxgj4paprz9v3

(The albums should be tagged with the highest quality artwork I could find. Should be.)
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Post by: ADRIAN WOODHOUSE on 13 Nov 2012, 18:50
Band Of Buriers
sounds like: indie-folk/rap

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you should watch both videos :




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Post by: bulldawg982 on 20 Nov 2012, 17:22
So I uploaded some stuff for a friend and thought, why not share?

Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania (320)
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Thee Oh Sees, in my opinion, are one of the best bands around right now. I would describe this album as fun pop-rock on acid with a little distortion. Not quite as fast and hard as many of the albums of recent years have been, not nearly as slow as the first 5 or so albums. Feel free to check out the link to the opening track, which always makes me think of some children's puppet movie (on acid).

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Thee Oh Sees - Carol Ann 7" (320)
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A little faster and noisier, still pretty good.

Thee Oh Sees - In the Shadow of the Giant (320)
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Sub pop 7", have yet to listen to this but thought since I am uploading for a friend, might as well share.

Lost Sounds - Memphis Is Dead (around 200)
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and as I have been listening to a lot of garage rock lately, had started checking out Jay Reatard and came across this album. While the quality is low it is still a fantastic lo-fi, in your face album. kind of a synth punk sound.
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Post by: Avec on 23 Nov 2012, 09:08
This is a text document that has all 26 individual links to the 2010 Fela Kuti discography disc compilation that came out two years ago. [VBR]

http://www.amazon.com/Limited-Edition-Fela-Kuti/dp/B0042FXINK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353690384&sr=8-4&keywords=fela+kuti

SHMAPIDapidshare.com/#!download|382p4|449637245|FELALINKS.txt|2|0|0
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Nov 2012, 19:15
Ho-leeeeeee cow

Hoooooooly cow
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Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Nov 2012, 01:57
It's that most horrible time of year again! Sing your sanity away by spreading the taint of the Great Old Ones!

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(http://www.cthulhulives.org/solstice/images/aessmockupcd.jpg)

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Post by: valley_parade on 27 Nov 2012, 07:51
Steve, is it bad that I saw your name under the most recent post and knew exactly what you were here for?

Also uh, this is pretty much the greatest thing in history, ever, related to xmas.

The Ventures - The Ventures' Christmas Album

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Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Nov 2012, 14:52
It means I've done my damn job! I am the harbinger of Holiday Madness!
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 29 Nov 2012, 16:57
The Babies - Our House On The Hill (2012-320 kbps)
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The Babies started as a side project between Kevin Morby from Woods and Cassie  Ramane from Vivian Girls. Good folky, pop rock sound? I am not the best at articulating music. Some songs sound like Vivian Girls, but overall not an album that would blow you away but definitely very enjoyable. They are on tour now. Want a sample? Check out the opening track below.
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If you enjoy, use the link below to support the artist and get a hard copy.
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Post by: Algernon on 07 Dec 2012, 11:42
Yo La Tengo - Fade (2013)

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/11/Yo-La-Tengo-Fade-608x608.jpg)

Samples: Stupid Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwhGbnOs3fU&noredirect=1), Before We Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDojbuBQlmo&feature=player_embedded)

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new ylt new ylt new ylt new ylt

supposed to coming out january 15 so someone's probably getting fired for this leak
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Post by: Catacombs on 07 Dec 2012, 18:33
Steve, is it bad that I saw your name under the most recent post and knew exactly what you were here for?

Also uh, this is pretty much the greatest thing in history, ever, related to xmas.

The Ventures - The Ventures' Christmas Album

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http://www.M/F.com/?4yvevsxi89087xc

Is it possible to get a re-up of this?
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Post by: valley_parade on 09 Dec 2012, 19:50
A) No

B) Link should still work fine anyway

C) See A & B

D)
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Rules for this thread:

  • Please ensure your tags are correct, and that you have specified both Artist/Album in your post.  It's good to give pointers to what the music is like, too.

  • No hot-linking images or albums. You can re-host images at your favourite image hosting site (e.g. http://imageshack.us).

  • Upload your files in either a .zip or a .rar archive to MF, in multiple parts if the album is over 200Mb. The reason for this is that we know MF is safe and efficient and allows multiple downloads. The ads on other sites, such as Sendspace, not uncommonly contain viruses on the page. Get yourself checked out.

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E) My favorite album of 2012:

Downtown Struts - Victoria!

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RIYL: melodic Midwestern punk
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Post by: Catacombs on 10 Dec 2012, 18:30
Oh well.  I'm getting a "removed due to copyright issues" message from that link.
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Post by: valley_parade on 11 Dec 2012, 08:12
Huh, weird. It showed up for me.

I mean fuck, that's a solid album. I'll re-up it later.
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 11 Dec 2012, 18:29
Blank Dogs - Diana (The Herald) 320
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The second 12" offering from this mysterious bedroom synth project that’s been shrouded in secrecy from the start. Blank Dogs lives in the grey space between early Minimal Synth pioneers and current experimentalists like Blues Control and Excepter. -Sacred Bones Records
New copy of this 12" is super cheap straight from record label too, which is always nice.
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Post by: valley_parade on 11 Dec 2012, 18:38
Here's a reup for that Ventures' xmas album!

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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 12 Dec 2012, 10:52
Is a 2013 thread gonna get set up at some point? Or are we all waiting for the forthcoming Apolcaylse before deciding?
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Dec 2012, 15:20
I was just going to take have just taken the date out of the title to let this one run on; it doesn't see the activity that it did years ago, and it's not really particularly tied to dates.
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Post by: Catacombs on 12 Dec 2012, 16:20
Here's a reup for that Ventures' xmas album!

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It's gone AGAIN!  MF must be getting good at this.  Thanks anyway, I guess it's just not meant to be.
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Post by: valley_parade on 12 Dec 2012, 17:32
Weird, they both work for me.
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Post by: Patrick on 13 Dec 2012, 14:47
Maybe it's doing what YouTube used to do to me when I lived in Albania. It wouldn't let me watch some stuff because my country just wasn't gonna pursue any copyright violation shit, so they just nixed it for all of Albania.
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Post by: Cire27 on 13 Dec 2012, 16:43
Low - Christmas EP

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Christmas stuff!
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Post by: valley_parade on 13 Dec 2012, 19:29
Only good thing those dudes ever released.
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Post by: chenghiz on 13 Dec 2012, 22:16
Low - Christmas EP

This appears to be an album called 'Tennessee' by Lucero!
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Post by: Cire27 on 14 Dec 2012, 04:50
Shit, sorry.  Fixed.

Only good thing those dudes ever released.

Whatever, man.  Things We Lost in the Fire is great.
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Post by: valley_parade on 14 Dec 2012, 05:29
Let me rephrase: It's the only thing Low's ever released that I've stayed awake through.
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Post by: valley_parade on 14 Dec 2012, 05:55
Okay, let's get some more christmasy claptrap in here. This is the first five volumes of Sufjan Stevens' xmas set, before he started getting all weird. These five came out as a 5 CD box set in 2006 or '07, I can't remember. Also came with a songbook and essays, which was sort of cool.

Sufjan Stevens presents Songs For Christmas
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Post by: Cire27 on 14 Dec 2012, 12:46
Oh man I forgot about this classic.

The Vandals - Oi to the World

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Post by: so many cats on 14 Dec 2012, 17:46
So a while ago I found this compilation of different genres of electronica. While much of it is common/obvious (or in some cases already posted), some of it probably isn't (?) and I thought it wouldn't hurt to offer to upload individual albums.

I just realized this list contains some typos, which I might fix later. Also some of the genre designations might be debatable but here it is as I found it.

Almost all of it is 320
IDM: Various - Artificial Intelligence
        Mouse on Mars - Laora Tahiti
        Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy
        Autechre - Tri Repetae
Triphop: Tricky - Maxinquaye
              Portishead - Dummy
              Massive Attack - Blue Lines
              Morcheeba - Big Calm
              Lamb - Lamb
Ambient: Global Communication - 76:14
               Brian Eno - Music for Airports
              Helios - Eingya
              Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
              Aphex Twin - SAW 85-92
Dark Ambient: In Slaughter Natives - Enter Now the World
                       Desiderii Maginis - Deadbeat
                       Biosphere - Substrata
                       Steve Roach - Magnificent Void
                       Robert Rich - Stalker
Electro: I-F  - Fucking Consumer
             Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
             Cybotron - Clear
             Dopplereffekt - Gesamtkunstwerk
             Drexcya - Harnessed the Storm
House: The Orb - Adventures Beyond
             Bomb the Bass - Beat Dis
             The KLF - The White Room
Techno: Ken Ishii - Jellytones
             Derrick May - Innovator
             Jeff Mills - Waveform
             Robert Hood - Minimal Nation
             Underwold - Bubnobasswithmyheadman
Essential: Kraftwerk - Man Machine
             Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht
             Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
             Throbbing Gristle - The 2nd annual report
             Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der junglinge
Trance: Underworld - Second Toughest Infants
             Age of Love - Age of Love
             Sasha & Digweed - Northern Exposure
             Dance 2 Trance - Moon Spirits
             Paul Oakenfold - Tranceport
Psy-Goa: Shpongle - Are You Shpongled?
             Cosmosis - Cosmosis
             Hallucinogen - Twisted
             Crop Circles - Tetrahedron
             Astral Projections - Trust in Trance
Jungle/DrumNBass: Goldie - Timeless
             Photek - Form & Function
             Bizzy B - Retrospective
             Ed Rush & Optical - Wormhole
             London Elektricity - Billion Dollar Gravy
Chiptune:Patrick C - The Horrible Plans of Flex Busterman
             Maktone - Class
             Anamanaguchi - Dawn Metropolis
             Sabrepulse - The Chipbreak Wars
             Bit Shifter - Information Chase
Rave: Ratpack - Fantasia 1992
             The Prodigy - Experience
             Various - Rave 92
             Various - Classic Rave
             Altern8 - Full On Mask Hysteria
Turntablism: Kid Koala - Some of my Best Friends are DJs
             Invisibl Skratch Piklz - The Shiggar Fraggar Show Vol. 1
             Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening
             Birdy Nam Nam - Birdy Nam Nam
             The Beat Junkies - The World Famous Beat Junkies Vol. 1
Downtempo: Air - Moon Safari
             Bonobo - Black Sands
             Amon Tobin - Bricolage
Dubstep: Digital Mystikz - Return II Space
             Silkie - City Limits Vol. 1
             Boxcutter - Glyphic
Big Break: Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
             Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
             The Crystal Method - Tweekend
             The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Breakcore: Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett
             Alec Empire - The Destroyer
             Hrvatski - Swarm & Dither
             Frog Pocket - Come on Primates Show Your Teeth!
             Bomb 20 - Field Manual
Sample: DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
             Unkle - Psyence Fiction
             Coldcut - Sound Mirrors
Experimental: Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol. 1
             Bjork - Homogenic
             Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
Synthpop: Depeche Mode - Violator
             Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
             New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
             Ladytron - 604
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Post by: barista.babe on 17 Dec 2012, 11:49
I always forget about this and then realize that I forgot about it in like February. Thanks for the reminder!!!!


Okay, let's get some more christmasy claptrap in here. This is the first five volumes of Sufjan Stevens' xmas set, before he started getting all weird. These five came out as a 5 CD box set in 2006 or '07, I can't remember. Also came with a songbook and essays, which was sort of cool.

Sufjan Stevens presents Songs For Christmas
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Post by: gh-ap on 20 Dec 2012, 11:08
I was just going to take have just taken the date out of the title to let this one run on; it doesn't see the activity that it did years ago, and it's not really particularly tied to dates.

I've been wondering about that- what happened here?  I stumbled across this forum years ago and found that there were plenty of amazing contributors and contributions.  Nowadays I check on here once a month, if that, and it seems like it's barely there anymore.  Did everyone just get older, like me, and get jobs and families and all that boring stuff, or did something specifically happen to make this thread wither?
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Post by: valley_parade on 20 Dec 2012, 11:29
Yeah, a bunch of us have moved on to other forums, other places, more exciting lives.
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 22 Dec 2012, 11:00
So a while ago I found this compilation of different genres of electronica. While much of it is common/obvious (or in some cases already posted), some of it probably isn't (?) and I thought it wouldn't hurt to offer to upload individual albums.

I just realized this list contains some typos, which I might fix later. Also some of the genre designations might be debatable but here it is as I found it.

Almost all of it is 320

Any/all of that list would be more than welcome!
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Post by: Aegir on 27 Dec 2012, 20:37
so many cats,

Air - Moon Safari
and
Bjork - Homogenic ?

thanks in advance!
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Post by: so many cats on 29 Dec 2012, 07:18
Noted! Uploads to follow...as soon as I finish my post-Christmas laziness.
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Post by: Patrick on 29 Dec 2012, 11:55
*AHEM*

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Rules for this thread:
Please do NOT request albums; this includes requests for re-uploads.  If you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.
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Post by: Mr Fantasy on 29 Dec 2012, 23:26
St. Christopher - Lioness

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St. Christopher's approach lies on the slicker and less indie-oriented end of the Sarah Records roster, but the band's dedication to pure pop is no less appealing -- Lioness starts from dark, campy, almost-goth influences, adds a gleaming pop sheen, and winds up sounding something like Ian McCulloch's solo work.

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Sun Ra - Jazz in Silhouette

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Throughout their mid-to-late-'50s stay in Chicago, Sun Ra (piano) and his Arkestra established themselves as formidable purveyors of a new strain or sub-genre of jazz. Having evolved from elaborate reworkings of familiar standards, Jazz in Silhouette (1959) presents a collection of originals, building upon Ra's abilities as a consummate multi-tasker -- writing, arranging, scoring parts for his band, in addition to performing. He stretches the boundaries of the music to suit the Arkestra, simultaneously progressing his distinct sound. Seminal readings of the quick and complex "Saturn" and "Velvet" are offered with unmatchable dexterity and precision. The latter title comes off like a confused version of "Jeepers Creepers" as Hobart Dotson (trumpet) prominently displays his unquestionable tonality. "Ancient Aiethopia" is one of the more involved works, both in terms of length -- running over nine minutes -- and the Arkestra's capacity for Ra's compositions. "Blues at Midnight" is another expansive (nearly 12 minutes) outing that, by contrast, is for the soloists rather than full ensemble. John Gilmore (tenor sax), Ronnie Boykins (bass), Pat Patrick (baritone sax), and Marshall Allen (alto sax) all shine behind William Cochran's (drums) solid contributions. Equally significant is the running dialogue Ra maintains during other musicians' leads, directing the ebb and flow with an uncanny fusion of melody and rhythm. Undoubtedly, this is a factor in the freshness the material retains. It is also a prime example of Ra and company in a transitional phase, prior to their full-fledged explorations into the avant-garde.


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Art Farmer - To Sweden With Love

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The Art Farmer Quartet (consisting of flugelhornist Farmer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete LaRoca), which was together from 1962-64 (after the demise of the Jazztet), was passing through Stockholm, Sweden at the time of this date and the musicians felt inspired to record a full album of traditional Swedish folk songs. Respect is paid to the often haunting melodies and Farmer sounds quite at home in this context, sometimes hinting a bit at Chet Baker. Fortunately, not all of the tunes are taken at a ballad pace, and once the themes are fully stated, Farmer and Hall have plenty of harmonically sophisticated solos. The band's cool and restrained style suits the music perfectly, turning it into jazz without losing its essence. Although a brief set (at under 33 minutes), every note counts on this successful outing.


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Studio - West Coast

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Studio are Swedish duo Dan Lissvik and Rasmus Hagg, and they play strung-out, “Balearic”-tinged, dance-friendly post-punk. Except that “play” probably isn’t the right word. I’m working on instinct rather than press releases here (Amazon don’t send you them), but I’d imagine that what the Swedes do is “assemble” their strung-out, “Balearic”-tinged, dance-friendly post-punk on a computer.

You could throw Studio in with the current crop of Europeans making dance waves, such as Justice, Simian Mobile Disco, or Digitalism, but you’d be doing the Swedes a disservice; post-punks in the club are far more interesting both sonically and formally than your typical punks in the club. “Out There” will be familiar to anyone who did manage to find Yearbook 1. A fifteen-minute instrumental opus that glides through reggae-tinged post-punk guitar shots, glistening keyboard runs, opaque sheets of ambience, and intricate maps of interlocking rhythmic elements, it sets a high bar for the 40 minutes of shimmering, reverbed, hypnotic, and fabricated (in the best possible way) postpunk / disco that follows.

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Nero's Day at Disneyland - From Rotting Fantasylands

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"From Rotting Fantasylands" starts off like a typical glitch album but quickly it is evident with the use of strange, reversed tribal vocals, haunting choir music, and the chaos of sound that Nero's Day at Disneyland are more than a simple run of the mill electronica band. Gurthermore, each song is distinctly unique from one another. (A problem I have noted within certain glitch bands is that the beeps and bloops, if the artist is not talented, offer an impression of redundancy). But the eclectic techniques Brock and Shon employ really take the genre to another level. "No Money Down, Low Monthly Payments" really encapsulates the album's name; it sounds like a tinkling dream place succumbing to screeching "technical difficulties," phantoms, eerie spooks that slink around merry-go-rounds and bring true horror to the haunted houses. Overall the album as a whole was a pleasure to listen to. My favorite tracks were "Stretched Linen over Contorted Bodies" (which features incredibly quick beats and intense progressions) and "Eulogy for Nick Galvas," which sounds like what would happen if a robot had a bad acid trip.


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Dustin O'Halloran - Piano Solos

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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 30 Dec 2012, 04:47
*AHEM*

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Rules for this thread:
Please do NOT request albums; this includes requests for re-uploads.  If you miss it, try looking for it somewhere else.

So when someone says 'does anyone want me tp upload the new X album?' we're not allowed to reply in the affirmative? Ridiculous.
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Post by: pwhodges on 30 Dec 2012, 05:04
I am considering replacing those rules, because of the changes in the activity here (and in other matters) since this thread's predecessor started about eight years ago.
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Post by: kabukibc on 30 Dec 2012, 05:05
I'm pretty sure the key is to search in the previous posts if you REALLY feel compelled to, and then set loose your inhibition and post whatever you want. Saturate the shit out of this thread, duder.
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Post by: aflowerchild on 01 Jan 2013, 19:44
It has gotten slow enough, that I think it is okay to let a few requests go. Nbd.  :meh:
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Post by: so many cats on 02 Jan 2013, 10:59
Oops. Didn't mean to get anyone in trouble, I wanted to offer something up without uploading all of the albums. Anyway, here's a few
Air - Moon Safari 320kbps
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Bjork - Homogenic 320kbps
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Dance 2 Trance - Moon Spirits   (I'm a fan of the whale song mixed with bells in "Remember the Exxon Valdez")
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Brian Eno - Music for Airports  (Bang on a Can)    (really beautiful/classic ambient music from 1978, re-recorded by some Bang on a Can Allstars or something?)
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I messed up all my album covers again, but the links should work
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Post by: Loom on 02 Jan 2013, 12:38
Hey guys i've been lurking this thread for a few years, i really hated that it only got to five pages in 2012. I'm going to try to make it a habit to upload a few albums here every month or so to not see this thread die.

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this album got a lot of award nominations and press in 2012 because shortly before its release frank came out as bisexual, which isn't something you often see in the hip-hop music world. I like the album because it actually lives up to all of the talk surrounding it. It's more R&B than hip-hop anyway, and start to finish it's an incredible fuckin' album, whether you're into dudes, girls, or other.

I spooner'd the name, maybe it will take longer for MF to find and delete. Has anyone else noticed that they've really started closing down full album links?
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Post by: valley_parade on 03 Jan 2013, 11:00
It has gotten slow enough, that I think it is okay to let a few requests go. Nbd.  :meh:

Or you could, yknow, let the rules of the thread/Paul's judgement dictate what does and doesn't happen.
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Post by: pwhodges on 04 Jan 2013, 01:35
I'll get back to thinking about this seriously when I have a little more time.  Meanwhile, I would say that this thread has never been intended as a way to find stuff (there are whole sites - and associated lawsuits - dedicated to that), but as a way to offer stuff to others to intrigue or interest them.  It is deliberately kept low-key to avoid attracting attention, and this will not change because the forum as a whole is ultimately linked to the comic - the music is a side interest and cannot be allowed to risk compromising the forum.  How much interest there is in its contents depends on who's contributing at the time, and on who's looking.
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Post by: barista.babe on 04 Jan 2013, 12:33
In honor of Flashback Friday, a few of my favorites.

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Discount - Crash Diagnostic
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Discount - Love, Billy
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La Buena Vida - Panorama (Spanish Indie Pop)
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 08 Jan 2013, 11:18
Hi guys - here is my blog's Top 20 list of 2012 following a public vote, hopefully some new stuff to check out there for everyone, I know there is for me:

http://theclickofalight.tumblr.com/post/39854917996/theclickofalights-top-20-albums-of-2012
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Post by: Algernon on 23 Jan 2013, 14:14
Ducktails - The Flower Lane (2013)

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/10/ducktails.jpeg)

Samples: The Flower Lane, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zngAG0qWp0) Letter of Intent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mSg6k1oVpo)

The latest offering from Ducktails, the side project of Real Estate guitarist and generally chill dude Matt Mondanile.  Until now, Ducktails has been a lo-fi solo project, but The Flower Lane features some very slick production and a full backing band courtesy of Big Troubles along with lots of exciting guests, including Cults indie girl Madeline Follin, synth wizard Daniel Lopatin (of Oneohtrix Point Never and Ford & Lopatin) and his frequent collaborator Joel Ford, and Real Estate bud Martin Courtney.

The newfound pop songwriting chops that Mondanile displayed on his last album, 2011’s Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, are back in full force here.  Matty-boy seems more confident than ever, adding punchy piano and futuristic synths to the mix in addition to his usual effortlessly lovely guitar work and the ever-competent musicianship of his new backing band.  The Real Estate connection is still readily apparent, but these new flourishes and an occasional 80’s soft-rock vibe help distinguish the tunes of his newest effort from those of his day job with the Real Estate boys.

Some good shit.

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Post by: valley_parade on 25 Jan 2013, 11:40
Down. Heard it on p4k though, good album!
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 28 Jan 2013, 16:43
Ducktails - The Flower Lane(320)
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Post by: so many cats on 30 Jan 2013, 21:42
Has any one else had M/F tell them to go buy the album instead lately? Many of the things on this page give this message to me. Is that a U.S. thing, an M/F crackdown thing, or a me thing?
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Post by: Algernon on 31 Jan 2013, 00:49
I think it's that M/F is cracking down pretty hard, unfortunately.
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 31 Jan 2013, 22:52
I have typically noticed with the file hosting website that changing the name of the zip or rar files to something that cannot be positively identified as a specific album (no  words from the band or album names) then there are drastically fewer issues with these sites taking down content (i.e. ducktails - the flower lane became DTF)
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Post by: Cire27 on 31 Jan 2013, 23:49
That's what I do.  Of course, I can't check to see if my links are working myself.
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Post by: Algernon on 01 Feb 2013, 14:43
Well, I uploaded Ducktails - The Flower Lane as "Sliatkcud - Eht Rewolf Enal" at first.  It got taken down, so I reupped it as "Waterfowlposteriors - A Hyacinth Road" and it got taken down again.  It appears that Mediafire is catching on to my tricks...
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Feb 2013, 16:34
I think they also check checksums of known files; try rearranging or reencoding the contents to get a different checksum.
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Post by: Cire27 on 08 Feb 2013, 19:20
They can check checksums of files inside of .zip files or is it the .zip files themselves?
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Post by: pwhodges on 10 Feb 2013, 23:35
No idea.  I would expect whole files, as treating, say, encrypted and unencrypted zips differently would be less use to them.
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Post by: bulldawg982 on 14 Feb 2013, 17:03
so I reupped it as "Waterfowlposteriors - A Hyacinth Road"

nice....
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Post by: kid.chivalrous on 18 Feb 2013, 22:25
Atoms for Peace - Amok
320 kbps

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Post by: Calaveth on 23 Feb 2013, 16:14
Are there no other options than Mediafire that would be acceptable? They seem to catch everything pretty much instantly now.
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Post by: valley_parade on 25 Feb 2013, 12:37
I haven't used it for uploading stuff, but I'm sort of partial to Zippyshare recently.
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Post by: altered_carbon on 05 Mar 2013, 13:25
Zippyshare does share the qualities that we used MF for - multiple simultaneous downloads, no wait time, maximum efficiency. Maybe a captchca once in a while, whatever. It is the new boogaloo.

http://www64.zippyshare.com/v/53416805/file.html
YOUNG FATHERS - TAPE ONE
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Post by: TheClickOfALight on 14 Mar 2013, 14:04
That Young Fathers album is really flipping good, reminds me of early TV On The Radio.
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Post by: colin06 on 17 Mar 2013, 17:15
Daughter - If You Leave

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Release Date: March 18, 2013
Format: MP3
Quality: v0
Genre: Indie Rock, Folk, Experimental, Ethereal

Tracklist
1. Winter (4:43)
2. Smother (4:02)
3. Youth (4:13)
4. Still (3:33)
5. Lifeforms (5:35)
6. Tomorrow (4:41)
7. Human (3:32)
8. Touch (4:26)
9. Amsterdam (4:03)
10. Shallows (6:54)

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Post by: The Rube on 05 Apr 2013, 22:02
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The Tuvans have been on the world music stage for better than 20 years now, with the most well known ensemble being Huun-Huur-Tu.  This is the second, and easily best, studio recording by a younger group called Alash.    Their discs are available at a good rate direct from the band if you like it (otherwise the imports are pricey)  Check out the youtube video below for an idea of what music from Tuva sounds like.

http://alashensemble.com/

Files are lossless ALAC- easily transcoded iPod ready.

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Post by: The Rube on 06 Apr 2013, 03:49
(http://media.thelineofbestfit.com/wp-content/media/2013/03/the-flaming-lips-the-terror.jpg)

Here's the new F.Lips record- a abstract downer of a thing that I'm really enjoying after a couple of difficult first listens.   it's got the itunes bonus remix (at 256kbps) and two other bonus tracks (all Lossless ALAC).

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Post by: The Rube on 06 Apr 2013, 04:45

Swing Shine mix Shanghai Mandopop and French pop, both circa 1940, and blend them.  The music is largely European style guitar jazz, but the lyrics are all in Mandarin.  mp3 files at 256VBR (no commercially available lossless or CD version exists as of yet).

http://www.miyadudu.com/swingshine.htm

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Post by: The Rube on 06 Apr 2013, 05:04


Tomahawk's first album in 6 years, and their first of their own songs in 10-  and lo and behold, it's turns out to be their best.  This particular Patton project has never been my favorite-  but after this record, they're due for a re-evaluation. Judge for yourself.

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Post by: The Rube on 06 Apr 2013, 17:36

I remebered Adam Ant as the swishy Brit who sang "Strip" on the MTV when I was 7 years old or so, and had him stashed away in the dark corner of my brain where I keep all of the other embarrassingly bad music i heard when I was a child.  So imagine my surprise when I found out that at least for a few years, he was halfway decent new wave punk rocker.  And a bit of a weird one at that: Kings of the Wild Frontier is a mix of surf guitar, Native American war whoops, piratical shanties, and Burundi beat drumming.  And at least for just this one album it mostly works.

Lossless ALAC.  includes all tracks from UK and US releases and recent reissue bonuses (demos mostly-  if you don't want them, just download the first two parts ands skip the third)

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Post by: The Rube on 07 Apr 2013, 15:56

This disc of Zorn's, from 2011, is the beginning of his series of "Mystical" works.  These tend to be jazz influenced and very accessible, as opposed to the more abstract amorphous stuff in his more formal compositions.  Anyway- if you've heard some weird noise from Zorn in the past that put you off, give this a chance.  And if you've heard some weird noise from Zorn in the past that turned you on, you might like this anyway. The video above should give you a good idea.

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Another disc in the series, probably my favorite, from 2012. 

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Post by: The Rube on 09 Apr 2013, 03:22
Here, losseless like, are 8 tracks that make up the 7" singles between the Japandroids' first and second albums.  Not vinyl rips.  Not as good as the 2nd disc proper- but there's some worthwhile stuff here.



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Post by: The Rube on 09 Apr 2013, 06:52

So, there's this anime-influenced SRPG game on the 3DS called Fire Emblem: Awakening, and I've been playing an entirely unhealthy amount of it.  It's like digital crack to me-- don't know if that means I aver others play it or not...  But anyway, one point of nigh universal praise for the game was for it's soundtrack, a hint of which you get in the video above.

I done went and bought the complete soundtrack release, which weighs in at 4 discs of swelling orchestral war music.  It's probably more enjoyable if you've played the game, but I don't think that's a prerequisite.  I know this isn't the kind of music what usually get's posted in this thread, but since lately the music posted in this thread is nothing- I hope you won't mind.  I promise the next post will be more conventional.

so, here it is- lossless ALAC.  + an HD copy of the above intro video from a CD included with the soundtrack

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Post by: valley_parade on 10 Apr 2013, 09:19
WELP. New Thermals album. As powerful and fierce as their first few were.

The Thermals - Desperate Ground

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Post by: Algernon on 10 Apr 2013, 10:58
Deerhunter - Monomania (2013)

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Post by: meticulous on 17 Apr 2013, 00:47
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Eat Up The Sun by Vodun (http://vodun.bandcamp.com/album/eat-up-the-sun)
Here's something completely fresh! Big heavy riffs with voodoo gospel vocals. Insanely catchy stuff.

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Palm Reader by Palm Reader (http://wearepalmreader.bandcamp.com/album/palm-reader)
Another mates band, they've just recorded their first album and should be huge any time now. But their Ep is awesome. UK Hardcore.

(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/13/86/1386763648-1.jpg)
Also, download the EP I sang on! (Currently in the process of re-learning our songs to play some shows) Post-hardcore with some poppy hooks.
We Stole The Show by Jet Pack, Invicta! (http://jetpackinvicta.bandcamp.com/album/we-stole-the-show)

All for free! <3 Bandcamp.
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Post by: The Rube on 19 Apr 2013, 17:58

Will Oldham in his Bonnie "Prince" Billy guise worked a bit with Mick Turner and Jim White of Dirty Three back around the late nineties and early 2000s.  With Mick adopting the nome de plume "The Marquis de Tren" they produced an EP in 2000 called "Get On Jolly"  using as lyrics the devotional poetry of Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore.  Their respective fans rather liked it, but there was no followup until this week.  It comes in the form of a rather short EP called "SOLEMNS", and despite the name it's quite a bit livelier than it's predecessor. 

So here're both EPs-  see what you think. 

Get on Jolly is in lossless ALAC
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Post by: valley_parade on 22 Apr 2013, 08:36
Their/They're/There - Their/They're/There EP
(http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/zp/their-theyre-there-band.jpg)

A new mathy Chicago punk band featuring Evan Weiss from Into It. Over It. and Mike Kinsella, aka the dude from Owen, American Football, etc.

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Post by: leftandleaving on 22 Apr 2013, 22:36
Posted this in the Yr Music thread, but figured I'd put it up here, too:

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Free download from http://atlasatlast.bandcamp.com

This is my band, we play aggressive melodic punk/post-hardcore, influences like ATDI, The Blood Brothers, etc. Six songs written over the last few years. Full of: shouting, bass fuzz, ridiculous drum fills, and strong lyrical content. Share & Enjoy!
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Post by: Slavetosound on 26 Apr 2013, 05:19
Tim Vantol - If We Go Down We Will Go Together  (2013)

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"Playing in various punkrock and hardcore bands Tim toughened up a bit, but during soundchecks you could often catch him singing them sing along accoustic songs. How deep those songs went became obvious when he started to write his own accoustic music.
They seem to be drenched in the familiar smell of morning breath still dieing from last night's whiskey and really, it never smelled this good.
Showing off his urge to be living life just a little bit more than we have been doing lately and a restlessness that makes today's youth look like a bunch of old men playing dominoes in the park, here's a guy who'll put it in the face of anyone willing to listen."
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Post by: Slavetosound on 27 Apr 2013, 04:07
Etiquette by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

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Post by: pwhodges on 29 Apr 2013, 13:02
Dmitri Shostakovich - 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op 87 (Tatiana Nikolayeva, 1962)

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Shostakovich was so impressed with Tatiana Nikolayeva's playing at a Bach festival in Leipzig in 1950 that he started writing preludes and fugues for her, and although he hadn't necessarily intended to compose a full set, his 24 Preludes and Fugues Opus 87 was complete within a year. She was the first to play the complete set in public, in 1952, and the first to record them, in 1962. She recorded the set twice more, in Russia in 1987 and in London in 1990, but the first set was always rumoured to be the best, and it has never been available in the west in any format.   So, a real rarity for your delectation.
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Post by: kabukibc on 08 Jul 2013, 21:15
Well... Hello, thread. What happened, here? Have some music, maybe that'll get your blood pumping again.


I'm in a band, and we figure people might like our stuff. It's hopelessly labeled as Alt Rock, in a vein that shows we're inspired by bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Pedro the Lion, Brand New, and Foo Fighters, with a hint of "That Thing You Do" in one song. I hate drawing comparisons, so I'll cut the formalities.

Here (http://thecaldera.bandcamp.com/album/what-is-what-could-be). We recorded and produced it ourselves, and it's free. Try it on for size.
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Post by: so many cats on 25 Feb 2014, 21:37
Even though many of the fine folks who have given me their music through this forum have likely moved on, I would like to give back to the community in some way. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll be able to share something that someone doesn't already have, maybe even something they like, or maybe not. Either way, let's give it a shot!

Edit: It's "Morning" not "Mourning" - I get it. Doh.

Beck - Morning Phase

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Post by: so many cats on 02 Mar 2014, 07:35
Here's another thing for another someone

Broken Bells - After the Disco

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Post by: so many cats on 06 Mar 2014, 08:34
These guys played at a friend's house as a favor - they were super friendly!

"The band has an infectious, charming and uber melodic indie-pop sound with jangly guitars and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of The Cranberries." - Bruce Warren, Exec Producer of World Cafe of NPR

I guess I just trusted Bruce Warren over here to describe it better than I would. I know that I find them really catchy and melodic as well, and for some reason it's enough to put me in a good mood pretty much regardless of what else is going on - whether that good mood is superficial or not, who cares?
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Post by: so many cats on 10 Mar 2014, 11:15
Tycho - Past is Prologue

Whoever posted his 2011 record Dive a while ago really did me a solid. I ended up buying (gasp!) this record from 2006 which is, for lack of a better word, beautiful. I even took the effort to upload the cover art because it's pretty beautiful too. Take a bath!

Bonus: I didn't know that "past is prologue" came from Shakespeare until today, I guess I have some reading to do...


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Post by: so many cats on 19 Mar 2014, 21:16
I really dig this guy's voice. My friend showed me this video a year ago and while I loved it, I forgot all about Woodkid until I saw he was headlining a festival this summer in Barcelona which I plan to attend.
Anyway, I think it's a fun album and I'm looking forward to seeing him live - his short wikipedia page makes him sound pretty interesting. Best stage performer at 'Les Victoires de la Musique' , worked with Pharrell Williams and Kanye, etc.

Woodkid - The Golden Age (2013)

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Post by: D-alx on 06 Jul 2014, 17:55
Still my favourite BT track from the ESCM album of all time hands down,  any other BT fans around?


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Post by: so many cats on 02 Mar 2015, 19:24
Just wondering which website should be used to upload content for this thread? Is anyone still even into sharing music this way or have they moved on to greener pastures?
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Post by: Agwan on 12 Mar 2015, 21:43
Man, I remember this thread from years ago... I miss it. Nostalgia.
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Post by: so many cats on 19 Mar 2015, 20:23
I wish I could say the same. I only discovered it after the glory days, just as posts were starting to taper off. I'm just grateful for the multitude of paths that were laid out for me that I never would have trodden otherwise. It's been really formative for this confused young explorer.