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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

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.

There’s some SY in Zen Mother, I’d 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.

There’s some SY in Zen Mother, I’d 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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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 :)


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