The 2019 Music Thread


#1

It’s officially 2019, and in this new year of renewed hope for a return to sanity, I’ll start it off with a lovely, subdued track by Woman’s Hour called “Don’t Speak”. Their first album was very nice, so I’m looking forward to this new one.


#2

Italian post-punk/shoegaze band Be Forest have a new album due out in February


#3

…edit Nevermind, I see you mean music that came out in 2019


#4

This is really good. Digging their older stuff as well.


#5

Love this little taste of new Chemical Brothers.


#6

That video is a little scary for some reason. Definitely looking forward to a new Chemical Bros album tho.

I like this Teenage Wildlife song.


#7

I seem to remember some Monochrome Set fans around here…and hey! They’re touring the US, which hasn’t happened for quite a long time.

MAR 01 ONCE – Somerville, MA
MAR 02 WFMU Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ
MAR 03 PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
MAR 04 Bowery Ballroom – NYC
MAR 05 Barboza – Seattle, WA
MAR 06 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
MAR 08 Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
MAR 09 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
MAR 10 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA


#8

Thanks! That Bowery Ballroom show might be fun… and, yay, it isn’t in Brooklyn.


#9

Holy shit, I missed this yesterday! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssss!


#10

So anyone else remember The Long Ryders? Back in the mid-80’s, they sort of emerged out of the Paisley Underground scene with an even more country-ish sound than Green On Red, kind of almost openly worshipping at the altar of Graham Parsons (Ryders frontman Sid Griffin wrote a book about Parsons, even). Their early stuff is outstanding, even coaxing Gene Clark in for backing vocals for a song (“Ivory Tower”).

But then Miller beer came calling with tour sponsorship and pulling some strings to get a better record deal with Island, and the Long Ryders sound shifted away from Parsons and Burrito Brothers to a sort of bad alt-Springsteen populist thing that just never worked. And they broke up. And that was that.

They’ve been doing reunion shows, I guess, and one of their former crew guys is now a higher up with Dr. Dre’s production staff. That guy loved working with the Long Ryders and noted that Dre had a bunch of open studio time that would go unused. He contacted Griffin: if the Long Ryders wanted to record a comeback record, they could do it for free at Dre’s studio space.

And so with that bit of unlikeliness in hand, we’re getting a new Long Ryders record in February. And if it sounds like the first single, I’m as here for this as I was for The Chills comeback. This sounds as good as any of their stuff from their Frontier Records days.


#11

Oh hey, new Ex Hex record coming in 2019!


#12

Not one but two good songs. Oi!


#13

Hmm. That photo is (oops) Matt Piucci of the Rain Parade, Vicki Peterson (Bangles) and Danny Benair (Three O’Clock drummer)…

More intrigue:

Matt Devine played guitar with Michael Quercio in the band Permanent Green Light. He might be one of the top 3 or 4 guitarists I’ve ever seen live, and I’ve seen Steve Howe of Yes and Alvin Lee of Ten Years After. Just sayin’. He’s goooooood.


#14

I know I’m very late to the party since they’ve been around since the mid-90s, but I heard this song for the first time today and I was really impressed.

I can’t wait to track down all 6 of this band’s studio albums.


#15

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#16

Air is great. Enjoy your dive!

You might also like another French band of the same era, Tahiti 80, who also had hits of a similar bent. Like this:


#17

#18

After two more monthly print issues, Maximum Rock & Roll – which I started reading back in the 1980s when a punk buddy of mine turned me on to it – will go online only. Hell of a run.


#19

I’m not sure I’ve even seen an issue since like 2010. I think I kind of had it in my mind that it had already stopped publishing.

Admittedly, I don’t get to the record stores as often as I used to, given the advent of streaming, but still, that’s too bad.


#20

Yeah, I haven’t read it regularly for a good while, but I’d still see an occasional issue here and there. Glad they’ll continue along with an online presence.