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Mathias
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Last Active 10-27-20 11:59 pm
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  • BlushfulHippocrene Yesss. Very excited to read.
    October 26 01:28 AM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Please review the new Keaton if you get a chance.
    October 25 05:09 AM
  • Dewinged How are you doing man? I haven't come around that Touché Amore record yet, but I can definitely recommend you listening to that new Crippled Black Phoenix, I have the feeling you will like it.
    October 13 06:48 AM
  • Dewinged Happy to read that man. It's a slow healing process, not gonna lie, and it never truly heals, but you learn to live with it somehow. Let your friends and family take care of you and take care of them, that's all there is, really. About Touche Amore, the one with a heavy theme is the previous one I think. I haven't jammed the new one yet but I'll let you know.
    October 10 12:25 AM
  • Dewinged You got it man. Rethoric question, but how are you feeling?
    October 9 08:52 PM
  • SlothcoreSam You should review it, my writing skill cannot give it justice.
    October 4 12:43 AM
  • SlothcoreSam It's a unique album, and it's really tasty. Can't wait to sink my teeth into it a little more. So much to discover. Glad you digging it.
    October 3 09:50 PM
  • SlothcoreSam You need to check out The Menzingers - From Exile. Reimagined, version of Hello Exile.
    September 25 04:27 AM
  • SowingSeason I have my hands full with Fleet Foxes and Deftones, so you can take Bendrix off my plate ;-)
    September 24 07:41 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Got an alt-country album you might dig. Dialup Ghost - Empty Houses.
    September 23 01:04 AM
  • SlothcoreSam You need to check the new Will Wagner album Spiralling. Right up your alley. https://wilwagner.bandcamp.com/album/spiralling
    September 4 10:21 PM
  • MarsKid Seems you really liked this band's EP. Figured you might want to know they've got an LP: https://thealtogether.bandcamp.com/album/silo
    August 4 09:36 PM
  • theBoneyKing You gotta get on that Dogwood Tales album buddy
    July 24 09:56 PM
  • SowingSeason I think I like Elisabeth even more than DeAnn.
    June 15 10:12 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Thoughts on that new Ruston single? I loveeee.
    June 14 01:12 AM
  • Divaman Don't forget to vote today in the folk tournament.
    May 21 04:37 PM
  • SowingSeason Yeah I did a discog binge and got those averages up a tad, most of them were from 1 or 2 ratings from the same people who just seem to be non-fans. It's remarkable how an artist with lots of 2-point-whatever discog averages has crafted something that will now contend for my AOTY. Review is up, too - such a tough album to capture the essence of but I did my best.
    May 16 05:54 PM
  • SowingSeason Ok so totally unexpected but the new Jess Williamson is a phenomenal folk record with some slight country influence. I'm gonna review it as soon as possible. You should probably hear it.
    May 16 12:07 AM
  • SowingSeason That bit about statistics wasn't aimed at you FTR, it was at the person who was trying to use statistics to downplay it.
    May 9 03:10 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Nice, thought you might enjoy it. Mix of punk, bluegrass, folk. Once you get used to the vocals it's great.
    May 6 05:53 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Got an awesome album for you to check. It's thrashgrass, folk punk. Days N Daze- Show Me The Blueprints
    May 4 08:01 PM
  • Divaman Remember to vote in the folk tourny today.
    April 30 02:52 PM
  • theBoneyKing Thanks for the reminder!
    April 28 01:19 AM
  • Slex Of course, good idea!
    April 24 02:19 AM
  • Slex Hey bud, do you have a Facebook? Contrib crew has a messenger group and we're tryin to add the new additions!
    April 24 01:04 AM
  • neekafat Maybe it just shows your subconscious uncertainty in doing something so purely evil (:
    April 23 11:44 PM
  • neekafat Actually, I'm revoking that due to your Noonday Dream rating :/
    April 23 10:53 PM
  • neekafat u r one cool dude n congratz!!
    April 23 10:52 PM
  • Divaman Remember to vote in the second match of the folk tournament today.
    April 23 07:25 PM
  • SandwichBubble Congrats on your promotion
    April 23 02:37 PM
  • Nocte Look at you Mr contrib. Grats
    April 23 11:52 AM
  • Divaman Don't forget to vote in the folk tourney today.
    April 16 05:05 PM
  • GotDoritos I don't comment much on this site but just wanted to say you have an incredible music taste, I always check out anything you recommend. Cheers mate
    April 12 05:03 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey DM, come join this, we need one more, and you love your folk. https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=191289
    April 8 04:13 PM
  • mynameischan never heard of them but will definitely check. i see there's a single from this year - is a new album coming soon?
    April 5 09:29 PM
  • Atari Haha, I?ll check her out - cheers!
    April 5 02:47 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Ah man, thanks so much for listening!! So glad you dug - which bits did you like best if you don't mind me asking (people tend to have q different answers ;])?
    April 3 01:56 PM
  • Atari you don't have to ask me, my man :) glad you covered it!!! it's about damn time someone did, haha
    March 24 02:19 PM
  • SowingSeason check the new aubrie sellers if you're looking to add to your 2020 country collection
    March 15 05:43 PM
  • Atari ooh, I see you bumped that Katie Pruitt to a 4.5!
    March 10 02:42 PM
  • Divaman Hey dmathias, have you got a song for us this month? The theme is "Winter".
    March 9 10:04 PM
  • SowingSeason I'm not entirely certain of the start date, but I'm 99.998% sure it will not happen in the next 2-3 weeks. Usually promotions happen in Feb/March, but things are getting pushed back because the staff are working on their top 100 albums of the decade. A good timeline might be April/May. There will be a news post about it at the time. If you think you'll be out longer than that and still want to apply, be sure to let me know.
    March 5 05:58 PM
  • Atari hell yeah, man! I really like that Pruitt but honestly I've already grown to love this Hailey Whitters album more..
    March 4 07:51 PM
  • Atari thx again for that Hailey Whitters rec - some lovely stuff. really love the opening track but could see the whole thing growing on me
    March 2 06:59 PM
  • Atari Defiantly....lol. *definitely
    February 29 05:17 PM
  • Atari She kinda reminds me of Natalie Hemby from The Highwomen with a touch of Miranda Lambert. You should defiantly check out her solo album Puxico if you haven?t heard it. Also, Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies is up there with The Highwomen as my favorite country supergroup album
    February 29 05:16 PM
  • Atari I?m only on the first track but this is definitely my kinda country.. I?m sold on it already :)
    February 29 05:11 PM
  • Atari Sweet, I?m on it! Cheers
    February 29 12:06 AM
  • Atari YES! Good to know I?ve spread the word to the right people :)
    February 28 02:53 AM
  • Atari Right on! Yeah I?m prolly gonna have to bump up my score, can?t get enough of it right now
    February 27 06:42 AM
  • Atari got a rec for you! check this new Katie Pruitt album. some really nice country pop
    February 26 10:13 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Need some indie folk goodness, try the new one by Tyson Motsenbocker - Someday I?ll Make it All Up to You.
    February 15 06:28 PM
  • Divaman Hey dmathias, have you got a song for us this month? https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=190606
    February 5 12:27 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey man try this song. https://open.spotify.com/track/0N2oiD0xA0hqfWxis6dXKq?si=FwbhqVwRQfe5W1wdieQZzQ
    January 28 05:06 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey mate, you got a Song Of The Day rec for us, the theme is Song Of The Decade. What song first comes to mind when you look back at the 2010s. https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=190263
    January 7 04:21 PM
  • Slex Hey bud, got a question for you regarding the Global Top 50 list but the powers that be want me to ask it off-site, could I message you on FB or email you?
    January 2 06:37 PM
  • mynameischan and actually, come to think of it, thrice's album to be everywhere is to be nowhere has several explicitly political songs if you haven't heard it. "whistleblower" about, uh, whistleblowers, "death from above" about drone strikes, "black honey" about oil dependency, and "blood in the sand" about nationalistic violence
    December 10 12:44 AM
  • mynameischan one of my favorite political albums ever is boysetsfire's the misery index: notes from the plague years. it's a bush-era album but still quite relevant today. from this year, good riddance's album has great politics
    December 9 11:42 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Here is a great EP from 2018 you will enjoy. Rainstorm Brother- Part 1 . This song is a highlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RuJfdN7nhI
    November 30 06:45 AM
  • mynameischan their sound has changed a lot from album to album. i do think sing the sorrow is a good introduction but it's hard for me to judge it objectively since i've been listening to it for like 15 years lol. if you listen to that one and don't like it, it might still be worth listening to crash love or burials since the sound is fairly different. but all of a sudden they are one of my favorite bands.
    November 29 02:40 PM
  • mynameischan you ever listen to AFI? i've been obsessed with them for weeks now. sing the sorrow has always been a classic important album for me but i've been listening to their last 3 albums 2018's EP nonstop for like two weeks
    November 29 01:09 AM
  • Atari Also I see you like Relient K and Mae. Check the recently released Origami Angel for something similar. It?s not Christian themed whatsoever but it reminds me a lot of those 2 bands honestly.
    November 22 07:25 PM
  • Atari Have u heard Titus Andronicus - The Monitor? If not you should def check that one out. One of the best punk albums of the decade I somehow overlooked until this year
    November 22 07:22 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey, here is an album you will enjoy. a bunch of Female alt country, covering Tom Wait songs.https://dualtone.bandcamp.com/album/come-on-up-to-the-house-women-sing-waitsOr search Tom Waits Tribute on Spotify.
    November 22 05:45 AM
  • Atari Hey man, sorry I?ve been busy as hell but can try to give u some decade recs this weekend if you?re still interested!
    November 22 02:31 AM
  • mynameischan did u get it
    November 12 10:26 PM
  • mynameischan i see you have nickel creek's self-titled rated but not A Dotted Line. definitely one of the best albums of the decade. not sure if you've heard josh ritter, but either of his last two albums will be on my list. actually i have a word doc with tentative albums listed by year that i'd be happy to send you if you want.
    November 11 09:24 PM
  • Atari Oh I thought u meant you were making a New Years resolution to NOT listen to metal music lmao
    November 10 10:45 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Got a fun little EP for you, GVRDEN- Seasons. It's Poppy emo/Alt-Rock, and is influenced by your fav bands.
    November 10 08:54 PM
  • Atari what's wrong with metal :( haha, sounds good man! I'll take a closer look at your ratings and come up with some recs for you pretty soon!
    November 10 06:20 PM
  • Atari I?d be happy to to give you some. U thinking punk or country or what genre?
    November 10 04:09 PM
  • Trifolium Hi! The new Song Of The day thread is opened and you haven't participated yet. Care to join again this month? We would be happy with the recs!https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=189442
    November 4 07:16 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Oh and congrats on starting your masters in Social Work, my partner has her masters in Community Development, and undergrad in social work, she is currently teaching intro to social work at the university here
    November 4 03:19 AM
  • Atari Gotcha, just feels like longer! Love your taste and your contributions so keep it up :)
    November 2 01:13 AM
  • Atari Did you really not join the site until last December?
    November 1 07:11 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey, just found the Dutch The Wonder Years. One of the pop-punk albums of the year. Bounds of Modesty- The Family We Choose. The tracks, Casement Window, and, Remnants are outstanding.https://youtu.be/ar73feYGp5M
    October 31 04:21 AM
  • mynameischan and then there's "heaven" which is like country filtered through 80s pop or something. what a great album, i'm thrilled you liked it so much. the album before that is really great as well. some of her best songs are on there, namely "chris isaak" and "everything's gone"
    October 29 09:58 PM
  • WatchItExplode Appreciate the thought. I can't dedicate any time to a review until Friday and probably couldn't get something out until next week so fire away if inspiration strikes. March on toward contrib, you have to be next in line.
    October 29 06:58 PM
  • mynameischan sounds great, thanks
    October 24 01:13 AM
  • mynameischan you might like lydia loveless. her album called 'real' is one of my albums of the decade
    October 24 12:45 AM
  • SlothcoreSam The first Stuck Out Here album from 2011 is excellent as well, it has super raw production, but the passion, lyrics, and melodies are all there. Also check the 2019 album Devon Kay and the Solutions- Yes I Can't, soňo good
    October 20 02:18 AM
  • Observer Glad you dig, their Better EP from this year is also quite good. I guess id label it emo alt-rock
    October 17 09:32 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Oi, good to see you gave Stuck Out Here such a high rating. Even with all this great music coming out, i still go back to it. The lyrics are pretty personal and out there, check them out on their bandcamp page.
    October 16 03:03 AM
  • Lucman Nice! It grew off of me a tad but Lovemenot and Golden Hour are some of the best songs I've heard this year.
    October 14 09:17 PM
  • mynameischan yeah, they're a great band, one of my favorites. their first album is really strong too. "strangers" is probably the quintessential trash boat song and features a guest vocal from dan campbell (who produced that album). but overall i think "love hate react relate" is their best song.
    October 14 08:34 PM
  • Lucman Ah, that's sad to hear, man. I think her solo album edges it out but there's a lot of times where it captured me the same way that album did. Hope it clicks for you eventually!
    October 11 10:08 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey mate, i reviewed The Eradicator, but my review is full of question marks and asterisk, and i can't fix it. Any ideas?
    October 7 12:12 AM
  • mynameischan yeah, i don't see trash boat anywhere in your ratings but i'm actually most excited to see them (since i've seen TWY before).
    October 6 07:42 PM
  • SlothcoreSam I might review The Eradicator. on the LONE WOLF, they are from Netherlands, so i had to add them in the database, they are pop punk/ indie punk. Albums pretty good too.
    October 4 03:40 AM
  • mynameischan i like that future teens album. they're sort of like a good version of lemuria. excited to see them in a few weeks at the wonder years halloween show
    October 3 05:15 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey let me know if you choose one of the recs i gave you to review. I might even get around to reviewing over of them myself.
    October 2 10:41 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey, so the best 3 are already dibbed, Lagwagon, Menzingers and Bayside. But there are couple of other punk albums worth checking this week. The Eradicator- Peak Eradicator, the last album was super fun, with nearly every song about squash. The band defines themselves as squashcore.Crossed Keys- Saviors, i need to check this out as i don't know much about them, just Joyce Manor produced itAlso some folky indie stuff, you might like. Elvis Depressedly-DepressedelicaLone Wolf- Together Alone
    October 1 02:35 PM
  • Frippertronics Sounds good, I got the new one up so for the most part, this week seems fine although I'll hit you up if I need someone to cover for me. Much appreciated, as always.
    October 1 01:36 AM
  • Frippertronics I'm more than willing to accept someone to handle the user comps in the weeks where I'm MIA/unable to host, unless you've got an alternative, just shoot me a line
    October 1 01:11 AM
  • Dewinged Oh man, I did enjoy it. Some tracks are incredible. Low points are few and in between but all in all, really colorful and imaginative.
    September 11 03:52 AM
  • Dewinged Listening to Swain now, first track put me off a little but goddamn, the second one is really good. This gonna be a trip.
    September 11 01:32 AM
  • Dewinged It does! I love Bent Knee!
    September 9 02:01 AM
  • Lucman Yes, that cover caught my eye immediately. "Sweet Snow" might be a top 5 song of the year.
    September 8 09:28 PM
  • Dewinged I'll take it, thanks dude!
    September 6 04:46 AM
  • Rik VII That would be awesome, seeing musicals get more attention around here. I rated some Cast Recordings some time ago, but soon lost track . . . I actually have a lot of musical notes(/ratings in some cases) on a word document somewhere on my pc, so I might try to catch up with some of that. I noticed that William Finn is completely absent from this website, might have to do something about that some day.
    August 25 03:50 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Yeah it did that to me as well, i then listened to their previous EP, and it was even better. It's hard to keep up this year.
    August 20 12:01 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Just cause there isn't enough music out at the moment, you should check the new beautiful emo/punk album by Sunsleeper called You can miss something and not want it back. Great vocals, and touching lyrics, i think you will enjoy it.
    August 18 05:18 AM
  • ScuroFantasma Awesome, I appreciate the recommendations. I'll give them a try throughout the day.
    August 11 01:22 AM
  • ScuroFantasma It's probably clear I don't really know what I want haha, but I like the Western-sound aesthetic, more Morricone than singer-songwriter, if that makes sense.
    August 10 10:13 AM
  • ScuroFantasma Hey dude, can you recommend me anything kinda like Orville Peck, if such a thing exists? Or failing that, could you sling some of your favorite country recs in general my way? I definitely prefer a modern sound to "classic" country, if that helps tailor any choices (:
    August 10 10:11 AM
  • Atari Just don?t forget. Will change your life
    July 31 03:20 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Need another 2019 power pop/punk hit. Check the new EP by TV COMA- Body Negativity.
    July 31 12:39 AM
  • Atari You check Agalloch yet?
    July 30 05:34 PM
  • tyman128 gonna make a change for what I rec?d you on your listWolves at the Gate - Types and ShadowsI think thi would be more up your alley
    July 21 08:29 PM
  • Kaiwaz lol I don't know if I did it right on your list, brotein shake
    July 20 09:37 PM
  • Hawks Review is up! https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/79859/Janusz-Jurga-Hypnowald/#lastpost
    July 20 07:13 PM
  • Lucman Yep, it's leaked. If you liked the singles there's a good chance you'll enjoy it.
    July 18 03:28 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Oi, i got another fun pop-punk jam for you to check out. Ramona- Deals, Deals, Deals!
    July 12 10:46 PM
  • mindleviticus sweet thnx!!!
    July 11 03:44 PM
  • Hawks Niiiiiice sounds good my man!
    July 11 01:17 PM
  • Trifolium Thanks! That's going to be something alright, woof!
    July 11 05:42 AM
  • Artuma thanks! alt-prog hasn't really been my thing in years but i'll do my best
    July 11 05:23 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey man, I'm in. Great idea to get some lesser known bands heard.
    July 10 04:59 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Glad you like it. When you have some spare time, listen to get immersed into their punkrock-opera "The Grand Spontanean". It is an epic adventure about the world ending because they discovered the last page of the Internet. There are guest appearances from Laura Stevenson and Chris Farren
    June 23 10:24 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Got a new catchy pop punk album for you to check. Telethon- Hard Pop. It's got massive Jeff Rosenstock vibes
    June 23 03:53 AM
  • SowingSeason also here https://open.spotify.com/album/3GGR4gcyQNIjXy4qNfRjxb
    June 22 03:00 AM
  • SowingSeason I found it on itunes lol
    June 22 02:59 AM
  • SowingSeason in fact holy s*** im halfway through track 3 and this is incredible...check the debut yo lol
    June 22 02:41 AM
  • SowingSeason oh nvm Low Wishes wasn't their debut...just found the 2009 one and it's sounding awesome. might start there and work my way to the new one
    June 22 02:36 AM
  • SowingSeason Done. I remember Irving hyping their debut back in the day, it was decent but not amazing. Is the new one better?
    June 22 02:02 AM
  • Conmaniac Def try the following: Delmar hall, firebird, Foam, blueberry hill (there's a venue in the restaurant)
    June 15 10:41 PM
  • Rowan5215 you definitely can, I'm already chipping away at one now ;D I hope you enjoyed the first listen!
    June 6 01:19 AM
  • theBoneyKing Absolutely! Check out Complicated Game by James McMurtry and In the Throes by John Moreland. Both a bit more on the Americana/folky side but phenomenal songwriting on both.
    June 5 12:54 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey man, thanks for the rec, spinning it now. Getting Coheed vibes, but it's still unique. Agree that the vocals are strong on this.
    June 4 11:41 PM
  • Lucman I think I may have listened to one of their albums at some point but I can't remember. Guess you can say I've never been a listener lol
    June 3 10:21 PM
  • Lucman That's a good comparison actually. A few friends have called him a modern-day C.S. Lewis. His records are so theologically rich, especially his later material. I'm not too big on his earlier, folky stuff but really his whole discography is great.
    June 3 12:45 PM
  • Lucman It absolutely is. You'll Find Your Way is a deeply personal song for me. The whole album has been a favourite for years. He's one of Christian music's most underrated songwriters.
    June 3 05:36 AM
  • Dewinged Oh dude yeah, Emma is a goddess. You mean like stuff similar to her music? Be sure to check Marriages (that's her side band). You can also check Emily Jane White, Dharker, or Agnes Obel. They are all different singer songwriters from Emma RR but all worth your time!
    June 3 04:42 AM
  • Lucman I'm happy to hear it!
    May 31 10:03 PM
  • Lucman Hey, man! You might like the new Citizens album, Fear. Also Be Clean Again by Heath McNease is a real solid hip/hop pop album.
    May 31 03:45 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Got another great new EP for you to check out, since you like Foxing and Brand New. It's by Overgrow, called "The Name We Share". Best emo release since Foxing last year.
    May 16 05:03 AM
  • Papa Universe your 2019 album to review is: Sarah McCoy - Blood Siren
    May 10 07:06 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Sup. Reading your great review of the new Kayak Jones album, makes me think you would like the new EP from a band called Antighost, entitled "Animal Panic! " . It is angst fueled pop punk, and it is my current EP.OTY.
    April 29 05:42 AM
  • SowingSeason Sorry for the delayed response. I featured it just now.
    April 25 11:17 PM
  • Atari jumping on it now, thanks for the rec!
    April 24 07:33 PM
  • Secant Love your reviews dude!
    April 24 06:23 AM
  • veninblazer heyyy i'll definitely look into it
    April 22 06:30 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Heya your album to review is Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking. Hope you have fun - also, I'm reviewing your pick and am hyped for it ;]
    April 22 06:10 PM
  • Lucman I think I've heard it. It has the same cover as the self-titled only in a blue shade, right?
    March 25 04:52 AM
  • Lucman Heck yeah, man! My favourite record of 2015.
    March 24 11:58 PM
  • SowingSeason ooh, sounds intriguing. might give it a go.
    February 27 04:58 PM

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