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by gloom button
Thu Aug 29, 2013 21:07
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: jeffrey lewis
Replies: 64
Views: 11103

Re: jeffrey lewis

That is, even by his high standards, goddamned incredible. Thanks for mentioning it; I'd not heard it before.

For other interested folks:

by gloom button
Mon Jul 01, 2013 15:25
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Velvet Underground
Replies: 35
Views: 5130

Re: Velvet Underground

Also, any suggestions on Lou Reed or John Cale solo albums? Lou Reed's New York is one of my favourite ever records; some of his best writing, I'd say.* I'm very fond of the one Reed & Cale did together, too, Songs for Drella . *Also, it gives me an excuse to link to this: http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by gloom button
Thu May 16, 2013 16:53
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Nina Nastasia
Replies: 30
Views: 10828

Re: Nina Nastasia

I've been listening to this song a lot recently. This is a pretty fantastic live arrangement of it.

by gloom button
Mon Mar 18, 2013 21:16
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 47118

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver

At that bit near the end of Magnolia Electric Co's Farewell Transmission when he keeps shouting "this is a farewell transmission... listen! " I get that brilliant terrifying feeling of hairs standing on end and like a rush of cold. It's sort of great when you feel like that, isn't it. I think somet...
by gloom button
Mon Nov 19, 2012 16:37
Forum: bands looking for shows
Topic: Skelocrats looking for shows, Feb/March/April
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: Skelocrats looking for shows, Feb/March/April

People who put on shows: I saw this band in Dublin this summer, and they're one of the most fun and awesome bands I've seen in a while! 'New Situation' on that EP might go some way towards convincing you.
by gloom button
Fri Aug 17, 2012 17:33
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Popical Island #2 indie pop from Dublin
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: Popical Island #2 indie pop from Dublin

The new compilation is fantastic too. The Squarehead song on it is one of nicest bits of chorus-writing I've heard in quite a while. (It also has the merit that its first two distorted notes remind me of the start of dEUS' 'Put the freaks up front'.)
by gloom button
Wed Aug 01, 2012 13:30
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: the elephant 6 recording company
Replies: 43
Views: 8499

Re: the elephant 6 recording company

Another very sweet Robert and Bill moment from an Athens Popfest, also hard to watch without a lump in your throat:

by gloom button
Mon Jul 30, 2012 17:59
Forum: indiepop
Topic: gender equality and indiepop
Replies: 349
Views: 48856

Re: gender equality and indiepop

It's not that I doubt its usefulness as such, more that I think certain strands of feminism pose women's oppression as a matter for women alone and a question which can only be solved through "rules and regulations, quotas and tokenism". I'd much prefer the feminism of figures such as Zetkin and Lu...
by gloom button
Mon Jul 30, 2012 15:03
Forum: indiepop
Topic: gender equality and indiepop
Replies: 349
Views: 48856

Re: gender equality and indiepop

What I find slightly odd about the blog piece is that it implies that by simply having a nice, neat 50/50 split then things will be fine. I think it's a bit more complicated than simply totting a few numbers up. I couldn't care less whether it's a man or a woman or a transgender person trying to po...
by gloom button
Fri Apr 20, 2012 19:28
Forum: indiepop
Topic: High Water Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: High Water Marks

"Can You" and "Impossible" are especially wonderful. I really like this.
by gloom button
Fri Apr 20, 2012 16:18
Forum: indiepop
Topic: High Water Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: High Water Marks

Sounds lovely.
by gloom button
Sat Apr 07, 2012 02:22
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Joanna Gruesome
Replies: 169
Views: 41071

Re: Joanna Gruesome

oh, everard, tish and fipsy! I love the name because it's a bit insolent, throwaway, cocks a snook and isn't one of them pedestrian 'the' band names I don't think v'kids even have to know who joanna newsome is, it's just a sassy name for a band but with an added piquant layer of delight if you do k...
by gloom button
Wed Sep 21, 2011 00:09
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: magnolia electric co.
Replies: 19
Views: 4517

Re: magnolia electric co.

It seems Jason Molina has not been doing too well--there's details on how to help him out here: http://www.magnoliaelectricco.com/archives/294
by gloom button
Sat Sep 17, 2011 14:48
Forum: random music talk
Topic: New musical discoveries
Replies: 649
Views: 124267

Re: New musical discoveries

Has anyone listened to that stream of the Waterboys' new album on the Guardian's website? Some of it sounds fantastic to me. If the idea of Mike Scott singing Yeats (or Mike Scott singing) doesn't put you off, Mad as the Mists and Snow is worth a listen. The woman who does some singing on the record...
by gloom button
Wed Aug 31, 2011 01:00
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 197
Views: 72044

Re: Podcasts

New podcast up. There are no loud numbers on this one, this one is a bit more gentle... http://plentyside.blogspot.com/2011/02/plentycast-13.html Tracklisting - 1. Edith Frost - Temporary Loan 2. Damon & Naomi - Translucent Carriages 3. Josh T. Pearson - Woman, When I've Raised Hell 4. Debutant - T...
by gloom button
Mon Aug 22, 2011 14:07
Forum: north american popfests and festivals
Topic: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)
Replies: 58
Views: 26121

Re: Athens PopFest 2011 (October 11th - 15th)

looks like a great line-up; I never thought I'd get to see the olivia tremor control.
by gloom button
Mon Jul 25, 2011 13:44
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Play that folky music!
Replies: 53
Views: 13405

Re: Play that folky music!

This is a lovely arrangement of Waxwing:



I don't think I've heard this Olivia Chaney before. Is she a well known type
person? Her voice somehow suits that song very well, at any rate.
by gloom button
Wed Jul 06, 2011 03:01
Forum: random music talk
Topic: shit that totally makes you shiver
Replies: 122
Views: 47118

Re: shit that totally makes you shiver



"When the daily parade of the troubles you made gets you down, just consider the fate of the wide open space from town to town" is a nice bit of writing.
by gloom button
Fri Jun 17, 2011 15:06
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: dEUS
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Re: dEUS

gloom button wrote:
bartblueboy wrote: "the architect" ... a real shame !
Even just the central image in that song being so ... coherent
Only now have I realised that the reason the image sounds coherent is that the song's about a real person.