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|Simmer And Shine...|
Headed down to the laneway festival on Sunday, which was amazing, most of the stuff here i've picked up after watching them play live. Anyway, as usual, rec's are appreciated.
|1||Bat For Lashes|
Fur And Gold
Stunning - Natasha Khan's voice is a storytelling marvel, with dark and sparse instrumentation to boot, this is mindblowing. Her new record is gonna be one of the defining moments of 09.
Really really pretty, stripped down acoustic indie, in the vein of Stars, but with a more autumy feel to it, these guys are beautiful live.
The Later After
Darkstep at it's finest, for fans of ridiculous Drum N' Bass with heavy dubstep undertures.
IDM/Dubstep, this is named after exactly what it sounds like, unsettling, deep and most importantly, different.
|5||The Appleseed Cast|
I hope these guys get as much recognition as possible with this album, gorgeous indie post-rock, it's music to fall in love to.
The Floodlight Collective
Lockett Pundt's (of Deerhunter) solo album, The Floodlight Collective will throw you underwater and twirl you around like nothing since MBV's Loveless.
|7||Pale Young Gentlemen|
Black Forest (tra la la)
Baroque post-punk indie whatever, I've been digging the myspace tracks for months now and finally got off my a'ss to pick it up, and it's as marvelous as it is strange.
It's Subpop, of course it's good. Crazy/good fun indie noise punk, great live act for a two piece.
Remain In Light
Took my time in getting my hands on this, and for an art-punk album that defined the scene in the 80s, yea, this lives up to it's image.
It's like if the Manic St Preachers went prog, Mansun write epic pieces of British 90s rock and won't let go until you're utterly exhausted.
|11||The Boxer Rebellion|
These guys have been making big waves online (makes sense, given this album was only released digitally), they're sorta like Coldplay v.2. If you like that.
The Spanish Animal Collective? Not terribly impressed, and wasn't all too hot live either.
Hard hitting hardcore, good fun, but gets tiring only a couple of tracks in.
|14|| ||Lily Allen|
It's Not Me, It's You
I look into your eyes, I want to get to know ya, than you make this noise and it's apparent it's all ova - F'uckin classic Lily.
|i didnt even know the appleseed cast had a new one coming out. need to get on that. |
|amen to 1! i heard some of 12 and it was pretty bad|