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Middle Brother - S/T

The Deep Vibration - Strange Love

Buffalo Tom - Skins

Centro-Matic - Candidate Waltz

Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing

 

on or near the list:

J Mascis - Several Shades of Why

Okkervil River - I am Very Far

Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO

Silos - Florizona

Dawes - Nothing is Wrong

 

Finally...somebody has some love for The Deep Vibration!

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ditto...

 

the new one is much more impressive musically. sure it might not be as catchy melodically, or rely as much on the 4 part harmonies as the first, but still some very gorgeous songs & melodies imo.

 

wasn't disappointed in the least by it and I can't wait for their show here in 2 weeks

if it's only half the show i saw in nashville a couple months ago, it will be a damn good one.

 

enjoy!!

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I haven't listened to enough recent releases for this list to have any amount of credibility at all but here's what I liked so far this year (in order):

 

01) Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

Fav track: Rabbit Will Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGt-pnvK53Y

02) The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

Fav track: June Hymn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KusWM9AKfZg

03) Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

Fav track: Benediction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wllPXb4lkI

04) EMA - Past Life Martyed Saint

Fav track: The Grey Ship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcjmsk-0_s

05) The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing

Fav track: Stamp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarg-PdGRUI

06) Vetiver - The Errant Charm

Fav track: It's Beyond Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U48pRFH-vMM

07) The Elected - Bury Me In My Rings

Fav track: Time Is Coming

http://hypem.com/#!/search/the%20elected%20time%20is%20coming/1/

08) Emmy The Great - Virtue

Fav track: Cassandra

http://guy.djdownload.com/mp3-detail/Emmy+The+Great/Cassandra/Close+Harbour/3991041

09) Seapony - Go With Me

Fav track: Blue Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ONVQ1C2UJ0

10) Angus & Julia Stone - Memories of an Old Friend

Fav track: Mango Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUpPzVLBEbg

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absolutely. I loved their previous ep. The new one is completely different but I like the track they are on. I really need to see those guys.

 

I really love this band. I hope you seconding the rave will get some more folks here on board.

Just as I begin to think they may have made a tactical mistake with the leadoff song on the album, "Strange Love", it tears nto "Jack the Robber"., It sounds like nothing else on the record and creates some false impressions and expectations about what follows. But if one sticks around, the "I'm Going Down" riff homage on the next song "Jack the Robber" blows the freaking doors off and it's off to the races from there. The juxaposition of those two songs creates a real tension that ultimately makes this thing a real gem.

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I really love this band. I hope you seconding the rave will get some more folks here on board.

Count me in. I had never heard of this band, but your exchange in this thread sent me to eMusic to check it out. Downloaded immediately. :thumbup

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I really love this band. I hope you seconding the rave will get some more folks here on board.

I think they may have made a tactical mistake with the leadoff song on the album, "Strange Love". It sounds like nothing else on the record and creates some false impressions and expectations about what follows. But if one sticks around, the "I'm Going Down" riff homage on the next song "Jack the Robber" blows the freaking doors off and it's off to the races from there. The juxaposition of those two songs creates a real tension that ultimately makes this thing a real gem.

 

 

I think this is a fine record, but I haven't really connected with it. I'll keep trying!

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Finally...somebody has some love for The Deep Vibration!

I really like what I've heard of this band, and actually it's thanks to you Crow. Especially the Paste magazine sessions you can find on youtube. That said, the material I've heard from the e.p. seems stronger than the l.p. stuff i've heard. I own neither, but probably will when i get off my lazy butt.

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Count me in. I had never heard of this band, but your exchange in this thread sent me to eMusic to check it out. Downloaded immediately. :thumbup

I really like what I've heard of this band, and actually it's thanks to you Crow. Especially the Paste magazine sessions you can find on youtube. That said, the material I've heard from the e.p. seems stronger than the l.p. stuff i've heard. I own neither, but probably will when i get off my lazy butt.

 

This makes me REALLY happy. I have no connection to this band other than getting fully on board after hearing Oklahoma City Woman Blues on KXT. I feel a real connection to this band and am really glad that people on this board whose opinion I really respect are on board.

Good Times

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_JWSPPmlGo

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Me too. Unfortunately, my dog chewed it into a million pieces before I got to listen to the whole thing.

:lol :lol :lol

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i cold bought (actually my wife did) the civil wars lp, and it's pretty damn good. a little chill, but good.

 

based on your recs (can't go wrong), i bought the deep vibration's strange love. after just a single spin while i was preparing dinner, it is reminiscent of ryan adams. anyone agree? i like it (i am not a ryan hater as some here are).

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some i really like that i haven't seen on any lists.

 

1. Liam Finn- Fomo

2. Cage the Elephant- Thank you happy birthday (holdin' down for KY)

3. Paul Simon- So Beautiful or so what

4. Jason White- The Longing

5. Lots of good ones this year

 

...and I'm obviously waiting for Wilco

 

Also waiting for...

1.Baxter Dury- Happy Soup

2.Pajama Club

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1. Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

2. Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - Teenage and Torture

3. Man Man - Life Fantastic

4. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears- Scandalous

 

Waiting for:

 

Wilco - The Whole love

Tom Waits - Bad as Me

Dr. Dog - These Days

Heartless Bastards - TBA

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From what I've been hearing about the Malkmus disc, I may have to pick that damn thing up.

Damnit.

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1. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

2. Panda Bear - Tomboy

3. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

4. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic

5. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

 

Expected to be in/near this list:

 

Wilco - The Whole Love

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

Tom Waits - Bad As Me

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