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  1. Davey

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    Always loved the band Court & Spark, especially the very nice "Bless You", great record both musically and sonically, and I think it is still out there in vinyl. But just recently found out about the band Hiss Golden Messenger with M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch from Court & Spark, and man this...
  2. Davey

    Best record of the year: Microcastle / Weird Era

    Yea, I know, kinda early, but this latest 2-CD set from Deerhunter has been playing at my house and in my car pretty much continuously for the last couple weeks or so, and it just gets better and better, especially the Weird Era bonus disc which mixes lots of shoegazer goodness reminiscent of...
  3. Davey

    april ..sun kil moon ..cd ..flac ..mp3 ..vinyl ..cool

    The new Sun Kil Moon record will be out soon. Advance reports are extremely good. Anyone heard it yet? April is the title. Paste did a nice article in the latest and called it a masterpiece. Pre-ordered it with bonus disc a couple days ago from deepdiscount (yea, I'm kind of a cheapass) since...
  4. Davey

    Cardinal - one of the best of the 90s?

    Definitely is for me. Kind of an epiphany in recent times with this record. Had the original for a long time, and loved what Richard Davies did after this, especially Telegraph from 1998, but for some reason had let this one-off from 1994 by Richard Davies and Eric Matthews slip into the back...
  5. Davey

    Back to the 80s with 16 Lovers Lane ... very very nice

    Pulled out the Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane yesterday and just wanted to say somewhere, what a great record! Probably gonna be revisiting this one over and over all week, and more. Surprising to realize that some of these late 80s classics are 20 years old now. And so nice to put a CD in the...
  6. Davey

    RIYL Califone, Sparklehorse, Mercury Rev ...

    I've been listening a lot recently to a cool little record from the band The Hotel Alexis called Goliath, I'm On Your Side. Think it came out early last year, kind of a mix of the low key fractured pop and folk sound of Sparklehorse and Califone and Mercury Rev. Also reminds me some of the band...
  7. Davey

    Radiohead the new Coldplay?

    Guess that would be a compliment for some bands, but most of you probably get the irony. Kind of like when Dylan got his groove (and audience) back and was playfully tagged the new Springsteen, or whoever else had also worn the "new Dylan" tag and moved beyond it (though I'm not sure Coldplay...
  8. Davey

    Opinions on Robert Wyatt's Comic Opera?

    Just made a post in another thread about Rock Bottom, which I think is one of the best records ever, but I've been interested in hearing the new Comic Opera. Again with Eno and Phil Manzanera and Paul Weller and some of the same friends that he's been working with in modern times. Is it...
  9. Davey

    Nashville Moon by Magnolia Electric Co - good stuff!

    Anyone pick up the 4-CD and DVD Sojourner pine box by Jason Molina and the band(s)? Some great stuff on these discs, but my favorite by far at the moment is the one he recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago, Nashville Moon. Really channels that early NY & Crazy Horse vibe he's so good at (maybe...
  10. Davey

    Wow, Polly Jean Harvey!

    First listen to White Chalk. Sounds like a very nice recording, I was afraid it would be horribly compressed like the last couple, and like most major label stuff, which always irked me in light of the big dynamics on her first couple records, but maybe because this one is more reflective, with...
  11. Davey

    !!! === loudloudloud thumpthumpthump

    he he he ... just got Myth Takes a few days ago and popped it in for the first time this morning. Fun CD. But guess I've been listening to some much more sanely mastered CDs recently, because I had the volume set about normal, and it nearly ripped my head off. Yikes, why even the indie labels...
  12. Davey

    Overlooked Classics: Richard Buckner - Bloomed

    Not overlooked by everyone like some lost gems, but guess it's one of those records that, once you find it, you'll never leave it. This was his debut back in 1995 on DejaDisc in the US, and I think 1994 on Gltterhouse in Europe. I have the DejaDisc version which says 1995, and it sounds great...
  13. Davey

    The Morphine Trilogy - great sounding early 90s rock

    Recently been listening to a lot of early Morphine ... Good, Cure For Pain, and Yes. What a great band, and a trio of very nice records, especially that bluesy first one. Not very recent, in fact almost 15 years old now, but ya gotta go back aways to get any pop or rock that is well recorded and...
  14. Davey

    Three Mile Pilot - Chief Assassin to the Sinister (lost classics)

    Another almost lost "classic" from the early 90s that I've been heavy dosing on lately is Three Mile Pilot's excellent and hard banging second album The Chief Assassin to the Sinister. Apparently the story goes that they put out this album on the cheap back in '93 and then Geffen caught wind of...
  15. Davey

    Can girls rock?

    Silly topic, I know, especially since my favorite rock record of 2007 is by group of 4 girls from Brighton, but what do you think? Any ladies recently that were capable of kicking out the jams the way the boys do? Seems that you typically find the women doing more of a serious singer/songwriter...
  16. Davey

    Ash Ra Tempel ... Hash Jar Tempo

    If you don't know Hash Jar Tempo, and love that instrumental psychedelic music, you owe it to yourself to check out Well Oiled from 1997. It's a collaboration between Roy Montgomery and Bardo Pond, and is a long suite in seven movements. Supposedly just a sample of a seventy-minute session which...
  17. Davey

    Looks just like the sun ...

    Wow, almost 5 years ago already! Anyone remember how refreshing it was to hear Broken Social Scene back then? Still a big favorite, maybe rates a 9 out of 10. Probably would've been considered an underground rock classic if the date was 1973, or 1983 -- instead of 2003. Seems so effortless, like...
  18. Davey

    Anyone else lovin that new Blonde Redhead?

    Really enjoyed each of the last three, especially Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons which took some inspiration from that second side of Abbey Road, along with that Radiohead guitar vibe they've been fostering in the later releases. Pretty far gone from the early Sonic Youth sound, although I...
  19. Davey

    "No Shouts, No Calls", new Electrelane streaming ...

    Sounds like some cool songs on the new one. Had to call off the European tour when the singer for Arcade Fire went ill, but five songs playing at their site ... check out the mostly instrumental "Between The Wolf And The Dog", or the catchy single "To The East", or my favorite "After The Call"...
  20. Davey

    Godspeed You Silver Evangelista

    Wow, this collaboration between Carla Bozulich of Geraldine Fibbers reknown, and Efrim Menuck and fellow GY!BE and Silver Mt. Zion musical comrades Sophie Trudeau and Thierry Amar, has really possessed me lately. When it was new I said around these parts something like ... Carla Bozulich -...
  21. Davey

    Black Tape for a Blue Girl

    Yeah, I know, they've probably been talked about a lot around here already, and I've been hearing the name for it seems like forever, but I just recently picked up a used copy of their highly regarded 1996 Remnants of a Deeper Purity, and after a few listens I'm hooked. Very dark and gothy and...
  22. Davey

    My Morning Jacket and the Boston Pops perform "Gideon"

    On Letterman last Friday. Amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXEHOS6p2o8
  23. Davey

    Shack pays tribute to Miles and Gil ... and maybe album of the year

    Any of you heard this one yet? Shack - ...On The Corner Of Miles And Gil. Had it for a couple weeks now and just gets better and better. They're as good as ever, and that is very very good Beatles pop like the La's and Stone Roses and the others, but this time paying some tribute to Miles Davis...
  24. Davey

    Black Heart Procession

    I know there's a few fans around here, so what do you think of The Spell so far? They're one of my favorite bands of the last few years, since about 1999, and so I've really enjoyed the adventure as each new album, and each new direction, took form. They still have a very unique voice, kind of a...
  25. Davey

    Wheat - Hope and Adams (minor classic?)

    Every time I listen to this one, and it's pretty often, I feel like telling others how good I think it is. I tend to say this about a lot of albums, but this really is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. Hard to say exactly why I think it's so special though, and judging by the...
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