Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > General Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default Your Musical Week

Many of us are (hopefully) hearing new stuff each week so the purpose of this thread to let people know what new shit you have heard this week. A short write up and maybe a vid and this way we don't have to have lots of threads laying dormant, forgotten and unloved about our new sounds

This weeK:

Jawbox

Are a 90's Post Hardcore band with a simple but very well produced sound and the ubiqutious female bass player. They were accused of going mainstream with their major label '94 release For Your Own Special Sweetheart but their sound remained the same.



Bitch Magnet

Yup another Post Hardcore band though very short lived. Their first EP was produced by Steve Albini but they decided on a different sound with their 2 other albums.



Number Girl

Japanese noise rock outfit but who used melody a la Sonic youth, Pixies etc to get their kicks. I am sure there is one member of the mod team who will like these!

__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
Engorged Member
 
sidewinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,536
Default

Jawbox is great, even their last album was great and not sell-out material at all. Have you heard Burning Airlines or Channels? They are Jawbox front man J. Robbins' two more recent bands...both great. They are maybe a little less hardcore than Jawbox, more like a continuation without going mainstream.

I looked up Bitch Magnet earlier in the week, probably from a post you made in the purchase/download thread. What I read sounded interesting but I haven't listened to any samples yet.

I'll watch these vids and post some stuff later on. Nice thread.
__________________
last.fm | my collection on RYM | vinyl instagram @allthatyouseeandhear
I'd love to see your signature/links too, but the huge and obnoxious ones have caused me to block all signatures.
sidewinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

No I haven't heard any of robbins other stuff as I'm still new to Jawbox. Cheers for the heads up though. I will delve a little further!
__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
____
 
FaSho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 5,276
Default

Awesome thread idea! My week:

AKALA
A rapper from the UK, so I guess he falls under the catergory of "Grime", anyway most of his lyrics are somewhat political, but in an interesting way, also his flow is the best I've heard in a long time.


DIANOGAH
Straight from Sidewinder is an indie rock group that at times sound more like noise or post rock.


SPANK ROCK
Another hip-hop group I should've gotten into a long time ago. They have a technoey feel to them as well.

I also got my first adolescents album, but I figure everyone knows them already.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
What? No. No. No. No no no.
FaSho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Cardboard Box Realtor
 
LoathsomePete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hobb's End
Posts: 7,630
Default

Strawfoot





Been meaning to look into these guys ages ago but I'm happy I finally did, another artist has been added to my ever expanding collection of "Gothic Country" which makes me feel very happy. The album I was able to obtain "Chasing Locusts" was brilliantly executed with a good blend of rock and country with the dark song writing that drew me into the genre.

Creech Holler





Following up Strawfoot wasn't easy, but I was recommended this band from last.fm and I didn't even bother to listen before finding the album and buying it (yes that's right I BOUGHT it). First of all, the cover for the album is an amazing drawing, so much that lucifer_sam asked me to send it to him. While a bit more rock based than Strawfoot, Creech Holler have made me a fan and I will be on the lookout for the rest of their stuff.

Aydio



London based DJ, composer, and producer, Adam Harper really wowed me with this 4 song EP. Some of the most beautifully done Trip Hop that I`ve heard in awhile, I really gotta give it up this guy, I cannot wait for his new EP to drop on June 15th, mark your calender!




Sixtoo



I got this courtesy of Sidewinder in the weekly music trade and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by it. It was more trip hop than anything else, but it managed to keep my attention, which is something trip hop doesn`t always do. For the most part instrumental, which was cool because most of the instrumental hip hop stuff I get is Japanese but this was Canadian so it had a more Western edge to it if that makes any sense at all. Enjoyed it very much and will definitely look up more stuff by this guy.

LoathsomePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FaSho View Post
Awesome thread idea! My week:

AKALA
A rapper from the UK, so I guess he falls under the catergory of "Grime", anyway most of his lyrics are somewhat political, but in an interesting way, also his flow is the best I've heard in a long time.
[CENTER]

I really like this track but it's certainly not grime. Grime is much more dirty with the emphasis on big beats that regulary crossover into dubstep. Not every Rap artist from over here falls under grime!
__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 02:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
Pale and Wan
 
Fruitonica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Aus
Posts: 915
Default

I guess the main development for me this week was getting into The Flaming Lips, first with The Soft Bulletin and a little later with Transmissions from the Satellite Heart. Both are pretty awesome.



The arrangement that kicks in around 1:37 is orgasmic.

This was inspired by The Flaming Lips featuring on the first song of Dark Night of the Soul, by Dangermouse and Sparklehorse which is also awesome, with an insane guest list.



That is absolutely appalling quality, but it's still a brilliant song.
Fruitonica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2009, 03:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
why bother?
 
Bulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,826
Default

I haven't really had such a musically adventurous week. I've just been delving deeper into discographies I already own bits of. For example;


^ I needed a couple of his 70s albums to complete his discography; New Skin For the Old Ceremony and Recent Songs, from which this song spawns. The latter's probably my favourite of the two (with the above being one of new favourite Cohen songs), but both represent an interesting middle-ground between his earlier, acoustic folk and his more grandiose interpretations of it in his later years.


^ Head Injuries is definitely the best product of the Oils' much more punk-oriented early years, and was an album I'd been looking for for yonks.


^ Wrecking Ball is another album I'd been meaning to get for a while now, being one of her most acclaimed albums as it is. It's probably the best I've come across too - finds her moving away from her roots in traditional C & W and towards a much darker sound.


^ From kicking off the Australian punk scene to this. After guitarist Ed Kuepper left the Saints singer Chris Bailey completely made the group his own and took them down a very different musical path. As I expected, it's completely different from their early work, and not really as good either. This song (and album) are alright though.
Bulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Moodswings n' Roundabouts
 
Piss Me Off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: At the corner of Dude and Catastrophe
Posts: 4,510
Default

Poison Idea!





Have had their praises sung by quite a few here and i can't resist an album name like that. Right up my alley, hardcore punk given a more heavy metal feel and the production is top too.

__________________


Last FM
Rate Yr Music
Muxtape
Piss Me Off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

^^^

Make sure you get Feel The Darkness too Luke. God damn immense that is.
__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.