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!@#$%! 01.08.2019 10:05 AM

 

pony 01.08.2019 11:46 AM

 

Genteel Death 01.08.2019 02:48 PM

 

Twink - Think Pink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAQ_t7EulU

Antagon 01.08.2019 03:13 PM

Just the frosty kind of stuff I need right now

 

Antagon 01.08.2019 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by operator
usually best accompanied with tramadol and a bed


 


Yesh, this is some great stuff. The album, I mean.

_tunic_ 01.08.2019 05:24 PM

36 minute DOWN BY THE RIVER Neil Young + promise of the real

followed by


Low's live version of Down By The River in 2007 in Utrecht (track 22)


followed by

Low + Dirty Three - Down by the River


followed by:
Milky Chance - Down by the River
but goddamn that's one ugly voice. Abort!

Bytor Peltor 01.09.2019 06:07 AM

Crank Sturgeon —LIVE— on WNYU

_slavo_ 01.09.2019 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Antagon
Yesh, this is some great stuff. The album, I mean.


one of the best albums I've ever heard in my life, actually

Genteel Death 01.09.2019 07:41 AM

 


A copy of this record kindly donated to me as a gift by Christina Carter. Really enjoyed the recent Charalambides gig in London and loving this record more and more with every listen. Thanks to this forum's pony for making it all happen!

Severian 01.09.2019 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by _slavo_
one of the best albums I've ever heard in my life, actually


Yeah man.

Itís also just quite generally under-appreciated. I mean, folks will go on about albums by Yo La Tengo from this period, or droney sounds from across the pond, but I almost never see or hear anyone give credit to Bowery Electric.
Unsung I guess is the word. ďBeatĒ is certainly one of the best and most striking records of the late Ď90s.

Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.09.2019 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by operator
cocteau twins for my little niece
we were watching their outfits on youtube and found out a new single

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCm6nP1xpUU
 



ooo this i like

tell me more

!@#$%! 01.09.2019 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Yeah man.

It’s also just quite generally under-appreciated. I mean, folks will go on about albums by Yo La Tengo from this period, or droney sounds from across the pond, but I almost never see or hear anyone give credit to Bowery Electric.
Unsung I guess is the word. “Beat” is certainly one of the best and most striking records of the late ‘90s.


YLT? wtf

that’s a terible comparison

yo la tengo uses drone and noise and improvisation but they mainly do, you know, SONGS. like, shit you can sing to, with evident catchy pop melodies.

if you’re talking bowery electric’s first album, that sounds more like bardo pond, and yeah bardo pond gets great word of mouth around here and for good reason. but they did it first and they’re from THIS side of THAT pond anyway.

if you’re talking about BEAT, then okay, they’re trip hop tinged and that’s going to invite transatlantic references, yeah, for obvious reasons.

don’t mean to shit on them, but you sideways shitting on ylt or their fans for vague commonalities is both misguided and unfair. agh! APPLES AND ORANGES.

Bytor Peltor 01.10.2019 01:36 AM

HeyHeyHey, the link still works and the song just ROCKS!!!

Same for this Venom cover!!!

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Originally Posted by Bytor Peltor
Melvins feat. Teri Gender Bender - Rebel Girl......this Bikini Kill cover sounds fantastic!


Genteel Death 01.10.2019 07:00 AM

 

Silver Dick - S/T LP

"Fantastic debut LP by a Manchester trio who stand at the vanguard of Britain's new new thing. Playing this record, we recall the raw excitement we felt a quarter century ago when bands like Skullflower, A Band, R!!!S!!!, and the Shadow Ring were reinventing the shape of the UK sub-underground. Silver Dick is made up of guitarists Kate Armitage and Martin Greenwood, and drummer Joincey. They've all been involved in other projects (from Inca Eyeball to Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura), but there's a very special jumble to the sound they've found with Silver Dick. Like Mosquitoes, they have a way of shaping basic rock instrumentation to create something extraordinary and strange, really only comparable (in our limited experience) to the early work of the legendary New York band, Mars. The guitars wind outwards in sprawls that suggest melodies rather than outlining them. Kate's vocals have a hypnotized feel, as though they were being done by one of the actresses in Herzog's Heart of Glass (1976). And the percussion manages to sound clatterous while still maintaining the ability to keep things moving forward in a jagged line. The results are a delirious mix, full of secret information, and highlighted by the use of anonymous 'small instruments' of all sorts. If this is the beginning of a revolution, then bring it the fuck on." --Byron Coley, 2018 Edition of 300.

_slavo_ 01.10.2019 07:13 AM

Glad you're back here for a while, Gabe.

_tunic_ 01.10.2019 07:47 AM

thanks to you guys True Love Waits has been in my head for the entire day now.



Take away these, take away these, take away these early grave blues
Fatten up their, fatten up their, fatten up their policemen
Let them sing our, let them sing our, let them sing our pretty song
Take away these, take away these, take away these early grave blues

Genteel Death 01.10.2019 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by _slavo_
Glad you're back here for a while, Gabe.

Thanks slavo!:)

Severian 01.10.2019 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by !@#$%!
YLT? wtf

that’s a terible comparison

yo la tengo uses drone and noise and improvisation but they mainly do, you know, SONGS. like, shit you can sing to, with evident catchy pop melodies.

if you’re talking bowery electric’s first album, that sounds more like bardo pond, and yeah bardo pond gets great word of mouth around here and for good reason. but they did it first and they’re from THIS side of THAT pond anyway.

if you’re talking about BEAT, then okay, they’re trip hop tinged and that’s going to invite transatlantic references, yeah, for obvious reasons.

don’t mean to shit on them, but you sideways shitting on ylt or their fans for vague commonalities is both misguided and unfair. agh! APPLES AND ORANGES.


WHOAH
First of all: I wasn’t sideways shitting on YLT. I love YLT. And I think “And then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out” has some comparably spacey, droney moments to it. Also some disco inflected moments, though non as trip-hoppy as “Beat,” sure. I was just using them as a more accessible example of droney art-rock that got more attention. (Although My Bloody Valentine would have probably been a much better band for that purpose.)

Secondly: Transatlantic? HOW, SYMBOLS?! We’re talking about NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY here.

Third: YLT’s drone is absolutely not always in a catchy sing-along pop tune. Absolutely not. It’s of the reasons I love them. Try singing along with “We’re an American Band,” which is nowhere near their most droney track, but contains mumbled-through-lyrics buried under feedback and a sprawling distortion-drenched solo that fills like 80% of the song’s space. I love it. It’s my favorite Yo La Tengo song, actually.

My main point is that Yo La Tengo made similar sounds sometimes, are also from the same region and are hailed as indie rock royalty, while you rarely hear Bowery Electric discusses with the same reverence. If people can get into “And Then Nothing...” they should be able to get into “Beat,” and get that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Fuck it, pretend I said “FLYING SAYCER ATTACK” instead of YLT. That probably works better.

But goddammit, the compairison works fine for the purposes of what I was trying to communicate, which is that Bowery Electric is underrated in the larger picture of drone-heavy avant-indie from that era.

ETA: Apples and oranges are FUNDAMENTALLY COMPARABLE. They’re both fucking FRUIT, they’re both SWEET AND/OR TART and the’re SIMILAR IN SHAPE.

!@#$%! 01.10.2019 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
WHOAH
First of all: I wasn’t sideways shitting on YLT. I love YLT.

Secondly: Transatlantic? HOW, SYMBOLS?! We’re talking about NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY here.

Third: YLT’s drone is absolutely not always in a catchy sing-along pop tune. Absolutely not.


first: ok!

second: precisely! you said from across the pond. but if you meant mvb, i agree there (i can’t find a way to like mvb and i’ve tried)

third: yeah no shit. but outside of the sounds of science they don’t really do ambient. their main mode is “songs” plus something else. they’re wonderfully versatile for sure but their core business is what it is. bowery electric you can fall asleep to nicely.

i gotta run and read a mountain of stuff this morning and life is short anyway so let’s not keep this going :D

Severian 01.10.2019 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
first: ok!

second: precisely! you said from across the pond. but if you meant mvb, i agree there (i canít find a way to like mvb and iíve tried)

third: yeah no shit. but outside of the sounds of science they donít really do ambient. their main mode is ďsongsĒ plus something else. theyíre wonderfully versatile for sure but their core business is what it is. bowery electric you can fall asleep to nicely.

i gotta run and read a mountain of stuff this morning and life is short anyway so letís not keep this going :D


Did I say across the pond?
Shit.
I think I was just generally referring to the incorporation of electronic sounds, but yeah ... lol... I forgot I even wrote that.

Anyway... you really donít like MBV? What about Flying Saucer Attack?
MBV can be grating, but in the right dose itís a hell of a thing.


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