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a) dirty projectors
b) tame impala
c) best coast
Tame Impala. But I am slightly biased I guess!
Why don't you just listen to them?
there was a great remix of Solitude is Bliss that Erol Alkan played on his final 6mix show and I really like that track (in both the remix and original version) but I'm wondering if they have the songs to carry the sound, if you know what I mean
was hoping someone could point me in a direction that gives me a bit more detail than just listening to their myspazz
I quite often get excited when I hear a new band for the first time as invariably you hear their best song first and the sound is (often) fresh ...but by the 3rd song I'm often bored of it
Ok, for a second song, go with Flow. (not *the* flow, you understand)
To be honest, if I think I like something I just buy the album and give it a few listens before I can pass comments...so I can't realllly identify. Yeah, of course you wont love everything.
if you're 'often' excited by a new band's first song but are bored by their third... I take it that listening to a whole album (God forbid) or immersing yourself in a band are not your thing, no?
it's just that these days 90% of new acts have little depth, or maybe labels like things to be too narrowly defined, I dunno
it is VERY VERY VERY rare I would say to discover a new act who delivers consistently across a record on the early promise of a breakthrough single
nothing to do with being fickle
Are you really so cynical? Loads of great bands in the fairly recent past that have delivered both a cracking first single AND a great debut album: The XX, Male Bonding, Vampire Weekend, Surfer Blood, Twilight Sad.
And there are others who take until their second album to really find their feet: Wild Beasts, Errors, Frightened Rabbit.
I get so tired of people bemoaning the state of music, finding it hard to get excited about new bands and complaining about a lack of originality and depth. Stop being so cynical.
If I ever get like that - shoot me.
I'm not bemoaning the state of music
I'm attempting to navigate a path through internet/media hype with the help of the often knowledgeable Drownedinsound community
have done it. I struggle to think of another new act who've done it recently though, yeah. Point taken.
but not live. They're a bit bland live as they can't replicate the same fuzzy sound. But she's quite pleasing to stare at for a bit.
Can't get into Dirty Projectors at all. Going to keep trying.
The other two were unworthy of my time.
glad I took a punt
seriously. it kept me intrigued for several listens, then just started unpacking itself more and more. Really detailed in slots of ways. It's essentially retrogressive psych similar to Dungen, but it has so much detail and form. I really recommend it, and insit you listen to it a lot.
Best Coast are just a really sweet easy summertime listen. Nothing too deep or heavy going on there but it's all wonderful. And I chose that word carefully. Wonder. Full.
(1) Bitte Orca is superb. Never been that convinced by the other records I've heard.
(2) Never heard of.
(3) Some great 7"s/cassettes so far, none of which are on the album, which deffo qualifies as a 'top marks brave move'. Decent when I saw them live but it was sans real drummer so I imagine better with one.
but it looks like you are already realising that anyway
Bitte Orca is good, i like Rise Above the best
c) one awesome song, the others are decent. overall: good.
b)never heard of
C) PRih-TEH NiCe.
Solid 4AD goodness.
Sleigh Bells — Treats
Plenty enough people hate it as intensely as I love it, though...
which is one track I can't remember the name of
Bitte Orca is an incredible album, and the EP they just released with Bjork is great too. Pre-Rise Above, I've not heard that much. Couldn't get into Slaves' Graves & Ballads, but The Getty Address is pretty good, if a tad unintelligible at first.
Live, they're one of the best bands I've seen in quite a while.