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Re: Music #2: I've Been Putting Money Into CDs For Years.
« Reply #75 on: July 07, 2009, 11:05:10 AM »
Songs You Used to Love  I really like this tumblr.  It's crazy how many songs featured on there I own/have owned at some point.  It inspires me to go digging through old CDs/songs I haven't listened in a while. :) 

That's funny, because I've got a playlist on my iPod called "Songs I Used to Hate." They're all pretty much the pop and new wave tunes that I, as a hard-core, mullet-sporting, Mötley Crüe backpatch on the Levi jacket-wearing "rockah" wasn't allowed to like back in the day.

But I like those songs now. Go figure. It's a surreal moment when the shuffle feature goes from "Accidentally 4th Street" to "Dr. Feelgood," and I don't even flinch.  :D

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« Reply #76 on: July 08, 2009, 06:55:23 PM »
I love free music and the best label ever, Sub Pop, has posted a sampler on the worst webpage ever. (I promise the download isn't a virus.)

The sampler has some great artists (Fleet Foxes, Handsome Furs, Flight of the Conchords, Iron and Wine, Vetiver).

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« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2009, 08:43:19 AM »
Has anyone else heard the university a capella album that Ben Folds has done?

It's a bunch of different a capella groups from different universities covering Ben Folds' songs. I've only just discovered it now on Spotify, and it's pretty good so far! His songs lend themselves to this sort of thing very well indeed. Andy would most definitely like it.  ;D

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« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2009, 01:31:22 PM »
Strangely, one of those groups isn't collegiate.   The Newtones of Newton are a high school group from Newton South High, alma mater of John Krasinski and B.J. Novak.

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« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2009, 03:10:45 PM »
I've heard of that album, but I was skeptical about it! I'm usually not a fan of covers. Maybe I'll check it out though! :)
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« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2009, 11:26:32 PM »
I heard a group called The Lovespies for the first time tonight, and am really loving them! They only have 3 songs, and about 90 fans, but they're pretty good. You can listen here, if you feel so inclined ;D. I've had 'Waiting for you' on repeat for the last half hour. Such a pretty song! They also have a facebook fan page, and a blog.

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« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2009, 12:14:21 AM »
I've had 'Waiting for you' on repeat for the last half hour. Such a pretty song!

It took me 3-4 replays of "Waiting for You" to realize why it sounded so familiar to me. It has that same dreamy, ethereal quality of some songs in Spring Awakening. Lovely. Abso-f**king-lutely lovely.

Thanks for posting it, spencer:-*

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« Reply #82 on: July 26, 2009, 12:32:22 AM »
Yes! I'm glad you said that. I was trying to place the familiarity of it too, and it wasn't coming. But you're completely right- the melody/style is very similar to Spring Awakening. Aw, that makes me love it even more! :D

And, fun fact, "Waiting for You" was inspired by The Time Traveler's Wife, which is my current fascination, and how I came upon the group.

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« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2009, 01:34:13 AM »
Spencer thanks for the music recc. I'm loving these songs AND I love that book....on a completely unrelated note, what photo shoot is your icon from?  I don't think  I've ever seen that pic of Jenna before.


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« Reply #84 on: July 30, 2009, 11:06:36 AM »
Last Saturday we went to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo and The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Mann Music Center, which is an outdoor arena in Philadelphia. What a terrific show! If any of you get the chance to see these ethnically diverse treasures this summer, I highly recommend it regardless of what your musical taste is. Your eyes, ears and hearts will be opened in a new way.

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« Reply #85 on: August 14, 2009, 12:50:40 PM »
Forgive me for being late to the party, but I am just discovering this part of the board.  Here are some super-random song recommendations.

Patrick Park - Your Smile's A Drug
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Wolf Parade - Shine A Light
Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
Ween - Voodoo Lady
Long Winters - Fire Island, A.K.
Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Elliott Smith - Bled White

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« Reply #86 on: August 15, 2009, 07:57:43 AM »
Sticious, that is some lovely taste in music.  You hit on a lot of my favourites with that list.  :)  The only one I'm not familiar with is Patrick Park, but perhaps I need to acquaint myself.  :)

So.  I know that there are a lot of Death Cab fans lurking about, so I thought I'd share my excitement over this this tweet:

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New Ben Gibbard Project, "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur"

One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, a new album featuring 12 original songs composed and performed by Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar of Son Volt - with lyrics based on the prose of Jack Kerouac’s landmark 1962 novel Big Sur - will be available on October 20th. One Fast Move or I'm Gone is a result of Ben and Jay having discovered a mutual appreciation for Kerouac's work while recording several songs for a feature-length documentary of the same name, also available on October 20th. See below for the album tracklist.

1. California Zephyr
2. Low Life Kingdom
3. Willamine
4. All In One
5. Breathe Our Iodine
6. These Roads Don’t Move
7. Big Sur
8. One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
9. Final Horrors
10. Sea Engines
11. The Void
12. San Francisco
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« Reply #87 on: August 15, 2009, 02:19:41 PM »
Just as a general music question: How do most of you get exposure to new music? Vids? Streaming online? Campus radio? Curious to see how people find out about new music.
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« Reply #88 on: August 15, 2009, 02:37:48 PM »
Just as a general music question: How do most of you get exposure to new music? Vids? Streaming online? Campus radio? Curious to see how people find out about new music.


I find new music in a variety of ways, I guess. There's a local alternative radio show which I contribute to from time to time, and it also has a website with music news/gig guides/reviews, that type of thing (though it's mostly focused on local bands) and I sometimes find things that way. Often when there's an announcement of a gig coming up I'll check out the band regardless of whether or not I've heard of them, found a few bands I like that way.

Also, I listen to BBC 6music - I've come across several new bands there. I also read some local music messageboards and follow the recommendations of people whose taste I know I share (mostly people who play in bands/DJ at club nights that I like, so I know that I have similar tastes to them).

Last.fm is also a good way to find new music - it suggests similar artists to ones you already like, and has streaming so it's easy to find new music and listen to it there and then.

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« Reply #89 on: August 15, 2009, 03:04:18 PM »
I've found some good artists through music podcasts. I subscribe to All Songs Considered and have found some good stuff there. They recently did an episode centered around the label Merge, heard "Ghost" by Neutral Milk Hotel, did some research, and bought "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea", which is easily the best record I've heard in ages.

So, yeah. That's my major tool because I don't really listen to the radio or watch VH1 or MTV when they actually show music. Music podcasts all the way!
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