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Toilet & Bowels 05.26.2017 05:27 AM

New(ish) Bands with an SY Influence
 
How long has the board been going? 16 years? I can't believe we don't have a thread for this already....

Post links to relatively new bands you come across who to your ear have some SYish qualities, whatever they may be.

Me first!

LA Witch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SXQ71YT3Es

These guys are from LA and sound like fans of Bad Moon Rising LP, along with stuff like the Cramps. The girl who plays guitar can really play guitar, and the rhythm section are strong too. I saw them tear the roof off a packed out small venue in London earlier this year, I don't think they are a band who will be playing that size of show for long. If you are too impatient to watch all 30mins of the video I linked fast forward to the song starts around 10m 30s.

Toilet & Bowels 05.26.2017 05:53 AM

Black Spirituals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJFfeEt35Bs

It seems these guys from Oakland have been around for a few years but they only came to my attention last October when I saw them at Cafe Oto. If Thurston and Lee's improv records are your thing then I would strongly advise you to dip in here. Super duper next level shit, some of the highest level of improvising I've ever seen. There was staggering depth and sensitivity in their playing.

Toilet & Bowels 05.26.2017 06:16 AM

Silver Dick
https://silverdick.bandcamp.com/

I'm looking forward to seeing these guys play in a couple of weeks, if you like the looser moments of Sonic Death I'm sure you'll find plenty to get a boner for with the three mancunian humans.

Severian 05.26.2017 08:38 AM

I'm pretty sure we talked about something akin to this not too long ago. Maybe it was "Most SY-esque albums" or something. But it probably involves discussion of artists that were already either broken up (Women), painfully well-known (Deerhunter), or had long since turned to absolute butternut shite (...Trail of Dead).

Anyway, I agree. This is a very good idea for an ongoing thread, and it should probably be stickied to the top of this forum.

That said, I can't think of anyone new(ish) off the top of my head who sounds like Sonic Youth in 2017. So this might sink like a stone too. I will give it some thought though, and return with hopefully a recommendation or two.

SYRFox 06.05.2017 06:45 AM

you guys got me with the BMR references, going to check LA Witch and Rats on Rafts out

Kuhb 06.15.2017 08:39 AM

I dare say Speedy Ortiz own some Sonic Youth records

greenlight 06.15.2017 11:12 PM

cheers for the tips. i am going to check them out.

MadMark 02.16.2018 10:10 PM

Loving LA Witch - thanks for the suggestion. Try out Arab on Radar , Butter 08, and Yuck.

Severian 02.17.2018 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MadMark
Loving LA Witch - thanks for the suggestion. Try out Arab on Radar , Butter 08, and Yuck.


Arab on Radar is not even new-ish-ish though.

Thereís some SY in Zen Mother, Iíd say.

Severian 02.17.2018 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadMark
Loving LA Witch - thanks for the suggestion. Try out Arab on Radar , Butter 08, and Yuck.


Arab on Radar is not even new-ish-ish though.

Thereís some SY in Zen Mother, Iíd say.

The Yossarians too.

Massenvernichtungswaffen 02.17.2018 05:12 AM

Tomorrow Syndicate sounds like Joy Division ate Sonic Youth. Decent stuff.

Severian 02.17.2018 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Massenvernichtungswaffen
Tomorrow Syndicate sounds like Joy Division ate Sonic Youth. Decent stuff.


I like that description!

_tunic_ 02.23.2018 12:11 PM

does this count?
http://tunicband.com/videos.html
https://tunicband.bandcamp.com/

(no it's not me :D )

Peterpuff 02.27.2018 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by _tunic_


I would say it certainly counts. I am really, really liking these tunes.

Good thread to keep alive. I am discovering some nice stuff through it.

sy2004 02.27.2018 10:56 AM

Posted before, by lack of the real stuff, this has been a nice placebo now and then:
https://brotherjames83.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-2014
https://brotherjames83.bandcamp.com/...the-pines-2017

Kuhb 03.05.2018 05:43 PM

My silly band is pretty much trying (and failing) to rip off SY and Helium

https://soundcloud.com/itsahoax/cassie-2

https://soundcloud.com/itsahoax/rub-your-wounds

selkcip 04.16.2018 12:41 AM

surely Women's album Public Strain has been discussed here before.. I'd recommend it wholeheartedly, to anyone unfamiliar with it.

https://youtu.be/dkllDxT4Cio

_tunic_ 04.27.2018 03:00 AM

The World is Fucked But I Feel Fine

by Action Beat with G.W. Sok (formerly of The Ex)

This thread can be closed now, this is the final answer :)

Diesel 11.29.2020 08:35 PM

The intro on this ep has a nice SY dissonance quality before descending into lo-fi death metal: Spectres & Teeth. I'm not sure what the rest of it is like past the third song.

Severian 11.30.2020 01:22 PM

Girl Band has some pretty SY-esque moments, especially the vocals on The Talkies.

Also, this year, the new Cindy Lee album has a lot of very SY-reminiscent stuff. Kind of like Evol-era mixed with The Shangri-Las, or something.

EVOLghost 11.30.2020 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Severian
Girl Band has some pretty SY-esque moments, especially the vocals on The Talkies.

Also, this year, the new Cindy Lee album has a lot of very SY-reminiscent stuff. Kind of like Evol-era mixed with The Shangri-Las, or something.





I've been listening to a lot of Girl Band. I'm a fan.

Diesel 11.30.2020 06:31 PM

Girl Band are a one trick pony: the vocal style goes from completely disinterested rambling to screaming. I get lyrical content is banal on purpose since it's dealing with the guys mental issues and all power to him but every song sounds the same. By the end of an album I'm sick of him ranting about bananas and trips to the foken doctor. If you're hearing SY then colour me deaf.

Severian 12.01.2020 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel
Girl Band are a one trick pony: the vocal style goes from completely disinterested rambling to screaming. I get lyrical content is banal on purpose since it's dealing with the guys mental issues and all power to him but every song sounds the same. By the end of an album I'm sick of him ranting about bananas and trips to the foken doctor. If you're hearing SY then colour me deaf.


Just in the vocals really, sounded a bit Thurston-esque to me.

Diesel 12.01.2020 10:32 AM

:confused:

Well, I'm checking out Cindy Lee anyway. Sounds like my kind of Fi

Severian 12.01.2020 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Diesel
:confused:

Well, I'm checking out Cindy Lee anyway. Sounds like my kind of Fi


Iím confused by your confusion, but yeah listen to the new Cindy Lee.

Diesel 12.02.2020 09:54 AM

Doesn't take much.

I listened to the first few Cindy Lee tapes and they sound like early SY. However, since you specifically mentioned the new un and the fact that I haven't got around to listening to it yet (especially this), you only get half a point, Sir. This half a point is now deducted because of Girl band. Well done, you had it all and you threw it away.

Diesel 12.02.2020 11:52 AM

Bloody hell that Model Express album is gut-wrenching. I almost had to grab a beer even though I have a few hours of work left - not that it hasn't stopped me before mind. I forced myself to make a cupper instead.

Ugh shit! I forgot the sugar. I am ruined

Severian 12.03.2020 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel
Doesn't take much.

I listened to the first few Cindy Lee tapes and they sound like early SY. However, since you specifically mentioned the new un and the fact that I haven't got around to listening to it yet (especially this), you only get half a point, Sir. This half a point is now deducted because of Girl band. Well done, you had it all and you threw it away.


Shut up and listen to Whatís Tonight to Eternity

And the Talkies is a nice album so shush

Diesel 12.03.2020 10:04 AM

I listened to it yesterday. Good stuff. I especially enjoyed the Karen Carpenter excerpt where she is describing her argument with Satan in the living room. I didn't realise she was religiously fucked up. Bleak and haunting melancholy, reet up my street.

greenlight 12.03.2020 02:57 PM

thanks i will check it out.

Severian 12.04.2020 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Diesel
I listened to it yesterday. Good stuff. I especially enjoyed the Karen Carpenter excerpt where she is describing her argument with Satan in the living room. I didn't realise she was religiously fucked up. Bleak and haunting melancholy, reet up my street.


Wait, Lucifer Stand? How the hell did you know thatís Karen Carpenter?
I was trying to find the origin of that sample when the album came out but all I could find were references to ďa recording of a religious testimonyĒ.

Can you link your source on that please?

Severian 12.04.2020 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenlight
thanks i will check it out.


Youíre welcome :)

Diesel 12.05.2020 05:33 PM

I read the notes on the album posted on the bandcamp page which refers to a Karen Carpenter influence and the voice in the sample sounds just like her, so I presume it's her. I could be wrong.

Severian 12.06.2020 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel
I read the notes on the album posted on the bandcamp page which refers to a Karen Carpenter influence and the voice in the sample sounds just like her, so I presume it's her. I could be wrong.


Yeah, thereís Karen Carpenter references in the notes, but Iíve found no indication that itís her in the recording. You could be right, but I actually wondered about exactly this not long ago, and scoured the Internet for references to the source. I canít find an actual attribution anywhere. (Shrug)

Iím super interested, is why I ask. Would rather know than assume, yídig

Diesel 12.16.2020 10:59 AM

I'm most definitely late to the party here since these bands sound so much like Sonic Youth and you all probably already know of them: The band Patrick was in with his brother (Matt) before Cindy Lee are heavily influenced by SY too. Women, very good shit. After they broke up Matt formed Viet Cong and their first cassette is decent but they have since changed their name (maybe because WOKENESS! - which should definitely be punishable by death in middle eastern football grounds converted for public execution) and became far too polished for my taste.

Severian 12.16.2020 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diesel
I'm most definitely late to the party here since these bands sound so much like Sonic Youth and you all probably already know of them: The band Patrick was in with his brother (Matt) before Cindy Lee are heavily influenced by SY too. Women, very good shit. After they broke up Matt formed Viet Cong and their first cassette is decent but they have since changed their name (maybe because WOKENESS! - which should definitely be punishable by death in middle eastern football grounds converted for public execution) and became far too polished for my taste.


Viet Cong kicked fucking ass before they changed their name. One of the best post-punk albums of the 2010s.
Honestly stopped paying attention to the band now known as “Preoccupations.”

Cindy Lee’s new one has miles on a lot of what came before it from the Women world, though.

Diesel 12.17.2020 10:21 AM

The more I listen the more I crave drugs. However I find myself in the unenviable position of growing up naturally drug free, then getting into the high life acquiring new drug friends and ditching the straights. Then becoming clean and ditching the obnoxious druggy's to find myself a recluse during a pandemic posting my amazing/shit music to a dead forum wishing I was on drugs again but having lost all contact am now cast adrift.

So, send me drugs yea? although if it's coming from america the customs might be a problem but since this is a public message if anyone is reading in the uk it would be easier since I don't think there are any sniffer dogs at the Royal mail. Don't get me wrong, I could be wrong. I could go and see my cuz around the corner but I can't be arsed innit, and I don't want to bother him.

Severian 12.18.2020 08:46 AM

… ah man I know right

Diesel 12.18.2020 09:30 AM

lol. It's friday so I'm having a beer and I spent £150 on black label whiskey last week so I'm going to whack my music on and disappear down the rabbit hole for a bit. See what's gan on down there y'nar? Maybe go buy a loaf of bread down the supermarket when I'm pissed and/or play everyone's family favourite, word association!!!!!!

Why is this thread not more popular?! I need some good tunes man, nay foken pop fandom going on round ere' inducing suicide day dreams.

Diesel 01.05.2021 07:27 AM

Dream pop post-punk with SY stylings


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