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Old 07-21-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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Your favorite bands at the moment

All Smiles - Jim Fairchild, formerly of Grandaddy. Not at all like Grandaddy. Very stripped down and simple.

Great Northern - Great dreamy vocals. Lots of depth. An amazing live show that really rocks. Go see them if you can!

Head of Femur - Crazy orchestral kitschy pop. Also an amazing live show.

Menomena - Hmm. It's just fun. The videos are a good time too.

And last, but not least,

Of Montreal - I just saw them for the first time at Pitchfork, here in Chicago. It was glam and pretty and weird and fun.

Who's on your list of favorites?
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1) The Hold Steady

2) Super Furry Animals

3) Radiohead

4) The New Pornographers

5) The Ike Reilly Assassination

Head of Femur's fucking awesome, clarity. Good call. They've been around for quite a while, now, but people keep not paying attention. It's frustrating as a mo'fucker.
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1) The Hold Steady

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3) Radiohead

4) The New Pornographers

5) The Ike Reilly Assassination

Head of Femur's fucking awesome, clarity. Good call. They've been around for quite a while, now, but people keep not paying attention. It's frustrating as a mo'fucker.
OMG you've heard of Head of Femur! I just recently discovered them and they're a "local" band for me. They have a new EP coming out in October and they just found a label so I think sometime this year they'll put out a new full length cd. SO excited.

I'm going to see Candylion in September, which is Gruff Rhys from SFA. Honestly, I'm going because All Smiles is opening, but I do like his music, so it should be a good time.
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For me they're pretty unimpressive, pretty mainstream, but anyway:

U2, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and now Crowded House. It's been the first four for quite some time now.
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2. Pure Reason Revolution
3. Alcest
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For me they're pretty unimpressive, pretty mainstream, but anyway:
I'm actually thankful that U2 is taking so long to come out with a new record because if they hadn't chances are I wouldn't have listened to anything else. As it is I have diversified and expanded my musical horizon beyond U2, thanks in part to Interference and my new laptop which has given me instant access to tons of music.

So for me right now it would have to be (in no particular order):

The White Stripes

Bloc Party

Kasabian

The National

Arcade Fire

Massive Attack

Snow Patrol

I have also recently really gotten into Pink Floyd and The Cure and am anxiously awaiting Lp7 and Coldplay's next offering.
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I was told to give them a listen. I think I'll go do that now.
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OMG you've heard of Head of Femur! I just recently discovered them and they're a "local" band for me. They have a new EP coming out in October and they just found a label so I think sometime this year they'll put out a new full length cd. SO excited.

I'm going to see Candylion in September, which is Gruff Rhys from SFA. Honestly, I'm going because All Smiles is opening, but I do like his music, so it should be a good time.
Yeah, aren't they from Chicago? (Actually, Ike Reilly and his band, my number five choice, are from the suburbs.) I originally hail from Chicago, not Japan, so I've known about them for a while, now. I once saw them play for $4, while I was going to school in Champaign. Saw Xiu Xiu, Yellow Swans, and a few others (on one bill, no less!) for the same price. God damn, were those ever the days...

If you enjoy Head of Femur, then you may do well to check out Architecture in Helsinki, old-school Fiery Furnaces (another Chicago product, whose EP and Blueberry Boat should rock your world), and one of my current favorites--the Sticking Fingers Into Sockets EP by Wales-based Los Campesinos!. They recently got shout-outs from both Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, so get in on the ground floor while you can, lest you get labeled a bandwagon jumper. They show great promise, those cats.
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As of this very second, limiting it strictly to bands (i.e. no Bjork, Bowie, etc.):

1. Arcade Fire
2. Radiohead
3. Wilco
4. The Flaming Lips
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and Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle
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I was told to give them a listen. I think I'll go do that now.
You should. I think Alligator and Boxer are excellent albums. I also hear they're great live and so I will check them out when they're in town on October 7.
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2. Pure Reason Revolution
3. Alcest
I was reading something somewhere about Jesu, and there was a mention for Alcest. It piqued my curiousity, and I went and downloaded it.

What a gorgeous piece of music.
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I was reading something somewhere about Jesu, and there was a mention for Alcest. It piqued my curiousity, and I went and downloaded it.

What a gorgeous piece of music.
Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde has blown me away so much that I honestly think it's my album of 2007, ahead of Fear Of A Blank Planet. I never expected anything to top FOABP, but it's so original and intensely beautiful.

And I didn't think you would have had an interest in Jesu. That's some seriously intense stuff there. Friends Are Evil is possibly the heaviest song I have, even outdoing the Neurosis albums I own.
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