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Old 02.16.2018, 09:19 PM   #101
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new-old?

I don't really know anything about this band, so...?

It’s an album from his SoundCloud days. He released like 10 “albums” in two years or something before getting a proper deal. He wanted this one updated and to stand alongside his “pro” output, so he re-recorded the whole thing in 2017.

So, yeah. New-old CSR
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Old 02.16.2018, 09:19 PM   #102
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Also, I thought you were gonna learn about this band.
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Is anyone a fan of (Sandy) Alex G? Another prolific lo-fi bedroom recorder who moved to a label after many years.

Some of the stuff is a bit cutesy for me but a great deal of his stuff I find to be brilliant. More interesting than CSH for me (although it's unfair to compare just because of their career trajectories)

For fans of Sparklehorse, Elliott Smith.

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Old 02.17.2018, 12:18 AM   #104
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I'm working on it
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Old 02.17.2018, 02:40 AM   #105
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Is anyone a fan of (Sandy) Alex G? Another prolific lo-fi bedroom recorder who moved to a label after many years.

Some of the stuff is a bit cutesy for me but a great deal of his stuff I find to be brilliant. More interesting than CSH for me (although it's unfair to compare just because of their career trajectories)

For fans of Sparklehorse, Elliott Smith.

https://youtu.be/Afksp41Iaac

https://youtu.be/EN6EIIR5K0A

One of the worst names/monikers in history, and that was BEFORE he added (Sandy) to it for legal reasons, but yeah. He’s ok. I’ve heard some stuff of his that I really like, and some other stuff that’s just OK.
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Old 02.20.2018, 03:03 PM   #106
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One of the worst names/monikers in history, and that was BEFORE he added (Sandy) to it for legal reasons

Still better than Portugal. The Man
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Old 02.20.2018, 04:59 PM   #107
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No, I disagree. At least you can say “Portugaltheman” and have it flow off the tongue. What the fuck am I supposed to do with a paranthetical (Sandy)? Depending on the style, the paranthetical could mean it’s actually not supposed to be pronounced!

I feel like “Portugal. The Man” translates better into spoken word than fucking “(Sandy) Alex G.” Also, why the fuck is THAT the way he alters his name? That’s a horrendous way to alter a goddamn name. How the fuck is it that FKA Twigs work it out, but apparently Alex G can’t?

ALSO also, “Alex G” is a totally garbage ass name in the first place! He should have just gone by his given name — which I’m guessing it’s Alex (something that starts with a G) — in full. Instead, he really bent over backwards to take an already shifty name and make it goddamn proposterous!!


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WHY COULDNT VIET CONG STAY VIET CONG? I DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PREOCCUPATIONS BUT I LOVED VIET CONG!!! They should have changed it to “Viet Congress.” Or just fucking left it. Fuck’s sake!!
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No, I disagree. At least you can say “Portugaltheman” and have it flow off the tongue. What the fuck am I supposed to do with a paranthetical (Sandy)? Depending on the style, the paranthetical could mean it’s actually not supposed to be pronounced!

I feel like “Portugal. The Man” translates better into spoken word than fucking “(Sandy) Alex G.” Also, why the fuck is THAT the way he alters his name? That’s a horrendous way to alter a goddamn name. How the fuck is it that FKA Twigs work it out, but apparently Alex G can’t?

ALSO also, “Alex G” is a totally garbage ass name in the first place! He should have just gone by his given name — which I’m guessing it’s Alex (something that starts with a G) — in full. Instead, he really bent over backwards to take an already shifty name and make it goddamn proposterous!!

Portugal. The Man has A PERIOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FUCKING NAME. That surpasses everything you hate about this Sandy clown.
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Old 02.20.2018, 08:32 PM   #109
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I think this is all distracting from the fact (Sandy) Alex G makes great music. He could be called Diarrhea Waterslide for all I care.
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Old 02.20.2018, 09:38 PM   #110
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I think this is all distracting from the fact (Sandy) Alex G makes great music. He could be called Diarrhea Waterslide for all I care.

THAT WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT!!!

To be fair though he does have some damn great songs. Specifically thinking of “Sarah,” from a couple of years ago. Reminds me of the best lo-fi bedroom pop of days past. Keys kick in at exactly the right moment for maximum effect. A spiritual offspring of Neutral Milk and some of the Elephant 6 stuff.

 
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Portugal. The Man has A PERIOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FUCKING NAME. That surpasses everything you hate about this Sandy clown.

Yes yes I know. Very silly. But again, at least you know what to call them. “Portugaltheman.” Easy. Is it Alex G? Sandy Alex G? (Sandy) Alex G only when written? And again, Alex G was already terrible... adding the Sandy would have been fine (like maybe he’s a sandy blonde?) but adding a PARANTHETICAL WORD OF INDETERMINATE MEANING just makes it worse.

When “Portugaltheman” changes their name to make it even worse and more of a pain in the ass to read, write and say, then maybe I’ll concede that it’s worse.
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Old 02.21.2018, 11:54 PM   #112
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New Speedy Ortiz, The Breeders, Belly, Hop Along and Screaming Females. I'm in female-fronted rock heaven
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I think this is all distracting from the fact (Sandy) Alex G makes great music. He could be called Diarrhea Waterslide for all I care.

I like his music a lot. Rocket was a very entertaining album.
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On April 20th, the labels will release Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips, a 19-track compilation of cuts from the band’s original lineup, which featured frontman Wayne Coyne’s brother, Mark, on vocals. This is the first time these songs—which are taken from the band’s first two cassette demos and first self-released EP—have ever been collected on a single release. There’s also a few covers, including The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” and Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown”. Each song has been remastered from the original sources by longtime producer David Fridmann, as well as the Lips’ Coyne and Michael Ivins.
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On April 20th, the labels will release Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips, a 19-track compilation of cuts from the band’s original lineup, which featured frontman Wayne Coyne’s brother, Mark, on vocals. This is the first time these songs—which are taken from the band’s first two cassette demos and first self-released EP—have ever been collected on a single release. There’s also a few covers, including The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere” and Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown”. Each song has been remastered from the original sources by longtime producer David Fridmann, as well as the Lips’ Coyne and Michael Ivins.

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Never a lull in Lips releases. And I'm ok with that.
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Never a lull in Lips releases. And I'm ok with that.

Archival releases excite me more than new albums at this point. Still need to revisit Oczy Mlody, but it was the first Lips album that didn’t stick with me all year.

The reissues are great. The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg reignited my interested in the band, even though it was just Priest and Mushroom Tapes, remastered and in a fancy package.
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Yeah well Mushroom Tapes is awesome.

Finally The Punk Rockers... Was huge for me when it came out too.

I like Oczy more than The Terror personally.
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Yeah well Mushroom Tapes is awesome.

Finally The Punk Rockers... Was huge for me when it came out too.

I like Oczy more than The Terror personally.

All those reissues are great.

I think I like The Terror more, but I don’t know. Listened to it a BUNCH when it first came out. Only spent about a week or two with Oczy before getting tired of it. But The Terror is a massive bummer, so I haven’t listened to it in years..
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HOLY SHIT THERE’S A NEW BREEDERS ALBUM OUT!!!


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