The 2018 Music thread


#183

Electric Love Muffin and Scram were huge for us (just my group). Not to dis them, but the Johnsons always felt like a college band by the time we hit the scene, and in the timeframe noted we were just drunk high schoolers trying to get beers/avoid fights at Bells Mills. Dead Milkmen were the goof band that we laughed with/about.


#184

These guys remind me of Dead Milkmen

Uranium Club


#185

So sounds like Joanna Gruesome is no more but former band members Alanna McArdle and Owen Williams have a new project with Ex-Vöid.


#186

Good stuff! Thanks!

And the Ex-Void too forge!


#187

This Sweedish band Echo Ladies showed up in my Release Radar today and I like it quite a bit. Shoegaze with a post-punk edge.



#188

So this Downtown Boys cover of Fotos Y Recuerdos kind of bugs me. That song was a rip off of The Pretenders’ Back on the Chain Gang later rebranded as a cover. It was at least more of a Latin dance version, Downtwon Boys cover Fotos with a punk rock bent and… it sounds more like Back on the Chain Gang, and while articles and the label sometimes mention the Pretenders all I’ve seen Downtown Boys do is call it a Selena cover.


#189

Awww yiss.

(Also, we finally get that Jason Pierce/Spiritualized collaboration we’ve all been hoping for these many years. Hopefully we’ll get a similar pairing of Mac McCaughan and Superchunk eventually.)


#190

LOL, yeah. I was trying to parse that.

EDIT: btw, that song is murderously good. Can’t fucking wait for the album.


#191

I almost wish I could take back my monthly mixtape pick and put on this Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert album, which is just wonderful.


#192

You all should read this because it’s about a great, influential band, Can, and because my buddy Dave got the byline and did an awesome job with this. (He’s a news editor-culture at the NYT, so he doesn’t usually get bylines unless they need someone who knows music, and then Dave’s encyclopedic knowledge of music – honed at our college radio station, where I realized quickly that when he talked music, I should shut up and listen – comes into play.)

Aside: I may or may not have thrown up on Dave’s pants cuffs on at least one occasion.


#193

Go, Dave! Fun read. I don’t know Can much at all but that Vitamin C kicks all kinds of ass.


#194

Yes and yes!


#195

Terrific new Essex Green track as well. Banner new release day!


#196

And while we’re here, a Lynchian new EP from Low.


#197

Think I was listening to some old trip hop and stumbled on this but its now in rotation as a regular listen. Sia is a technically brilliant vocalist who I know of as a great vocalist but never really listened to anything, just what was on telly/radio, but really enjoying her Zero 7 era.


#198

LVL UP put out one final song and announced they are calling it quits after going on a farewell tour late summer/early fall. Shame as they were a neat band, a four piece with truly no lead singer, everyone but the drummer sings and they split the songs up equally. When I saw them live they’d alternate lead vocal on every song.


#199

#200

That is brilliant.

(Also, Cocaine Piss is awesome.)


#201

#202

New Beyonce/Jay Z album.

Dropped on Tidal this weekend, and is pretty much available on all streaming services now.

New Video for the single “Apeshit” as well

And Beyonce is pretty damn good at rapping too. Jay-Z takes a backseat on this one.

(Also, this video really makes me want to go back to the Louvre)