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07.07.18 one foot in the time capsule (7/7/2018) 06.20.18 new single from this band that i play i
06.17.18 beautiful rocks, inviting hard places ( 06.04.18 billy corgan calls in sick for hallowee
05.22.18 checking in (22/5/2018) 04.13.18 one year sputnik anniversary
04.02.18 placeholder (it is early april, 2018) 12.09.17 helo this is what i liked most in 2017
10.24.17 YouTube10.15.17 An Education: Electronic
09.11.17 i got a new job :sunglasses:09.04.17 An Education: Post Punk/Noise Rock
08.20.17 Lethargy08.03.17 today is a day
07.30.17 Unfulfilled Sneeze07.27.17 Fear
07.24.17 Mirth 07.21.17 Tearjerkers
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one foot in the time capsule (7/7/2018)

i downloaded runescape again
1Meek Is Murder
Was


hardcore; intense, but in a constant state of flux

i guess it's time to ruminate a bit on sputnikdotcom again. went to melbourne last weekend and i'm going there again next. spending time around lots of homegrown DIY music that is worlds apart from this album, but with the same jittery energy. played a house show and got to sit on a living room couch while we watched the bands before us play. the couch was frayed and smelled of beer. it was pretty delightful.
2Plebeian Grandstand
How Hate is Hard to Define


grind (ones brain into dust)

easy to hate / hard to define is such a killer song dude. it's like it splintered and belligerent but also anthemic? good rawk music tbh, someone get plebeian grandstand to support the foo fighters on their next stadium tour,,, what an image
3Rubik
Dada Bandits


psych, crackle, pop

i got this from foxblood's recent list (thanks comrade) but it feels very familiar, maybe a bit tinged with nostalgia? it's a lovingly haphazard collage of pop conventions and off-kilter structuring and it's a bit saccharine/tacky, sure, but it's pretty and colourful nonetheless, like an instagram filter over a setting sun, or something,
4Pumice
Pebbles


noise rock played in a library

sorry for repeating myself frens my brain is a bit fried right now but G O D DDAAMN this is very good and spike/spear puts me in a trance like nothing before.
5(Sandy) Alex G
Rocket


oh a bit of this, a bit of that

retroactively the best album of 2017 and already one of my favourites ever. didn't know there was a tightrope between industrial/noise and jazz/folk but Alex G walks it as if it's a footpath.

i'd leaaaave him for you, if you want me tooooo
6Venetian Snares
Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett


(heart)breakbeat

a phobia of pigeons: heartrending, breaks: invigorating and well-executed, sampling: deftly woven into the tapestry of complex and erratic beatwork, me: impressed and also a fuckwit lol
7All Shall Be Well (AASBWAAMOTSBW)
BLAUWGEEL


beautifully cliched post-rock

ah yes, beating the dead horse with an embroidered banner post. i've got reverb seeping into my skin and i've got crescendos tracing a path through me that's been traced so many times before but this music makes me feel like all will work itself out (and all will work itself out, and all manner of things will work themselves out)

sidenote: this band's album art is the best i've seen in recent memory
8Black Eyes
Black Eyes


dance punk

fashion disco balls from broken glass, play until you're all in casts
9Drive Like Jehu
Yank Crime


noise rawk

bought a yank crime shirt last weekend and i plan to wear it until it's about as frayed and tattered as the album itself aww yis
10Instrumental (adj.)
A Series Of Disagreements


technically impressive chaos

i imagine conducting a synergy as tight as this would be about as difficult as guiding a blind man through a minefield but the band is so talented guys. how this doesn't come off as ostentatious is beyond me
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