Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.
Sunken into Kyla La Grange’s Cut Your Teeth album this morning. When Lorde’s Pure Heroine dropped, I got really into minimalist synthpop, so when CYT was released barely six months later, I was primed to become obsessed.
The soundscapes are fascinating no matter how many times I put it on, especially the sonic flood effect throughout “I’ll Call For You” and icy atmosphere of “Make Me Pay”. It’s one record that at least the first time around each revisiting, I have to lie down without doing anything else and just listen.
Emika is the best, so haunting
Listened to the leaked Brand New song...but Jason seemed to lock the thread. Come on Jace! Have a heart. It’s Christmas.
Have a heart? For Jesse Lacey? His complicit band mates? Or the people still chomping at the bit for new music like nothing happened? Fuck out of here.
“Have a heart” meaning simply permit discussion. The thread is locked. Easy tiger.
been thinkin about this and in general I think that there is a potential issue with the gesture of stifling discussion on (or more broadly enforcing a stigma on concern for) brand new (or any other artists accused of sexual abuse) inadvertently increasing the existing interest/investment in them. I think that ultimately it would be best to find a way to move on from and terminate our support for those artists, but I also think that often the best way to do that is to let people get their conflicted feelings on them out of their system. at the same time, praise without any concern for the issues that have come up gets us nowhere, and only helps to reproduce a toxic musical environment that actually more radically stifles creativity on the part of voices that I think would in many ways be more rewarding for us to pay attention to (women and people from other oppressed groups facing alienation from scenes with cultures of sexual violence and chauvinism, often paired with a more general inaccessibility for those kinds of artists to find effective channels to reach potential audiences).
I’m not diametrically opposed to discussion about the band, and do believe a thread about Brand New can serve a purpose, but I do take issue with the prospect of a more-or-less laissez faire space where people can congregate to openly adore them (like the BN subreddit.) I am on board with the thread being locked until a solution is implemented that works against fostering such an environment.
This week has remained mostly Zola Jesus. I’ve gone back through the rest of her catalogue & am highly fond of the unique approaches she’s taken from one album to the next. I also learned she has a Patreon, so I’m subscribed to that now
Apart from that, the activity in the Taking Back Sunday thread has prompted me to spin their last few albums, plus some Straylight Run
I listened to the new album "Merrie Land" by The Good, The Bad and The Queen and enjoyed it quite a bit. I've also relistened to Justin Pierre's solo album. I like it, but I really wish he had dropped the last song. It just doesn't fit.
Been listening to the beautiful mistake a lot lately and have only just found out that they are back together and releasing new music soon. Can’t wait for this! Absolutely loved that band growing up. Really hope they come to Scotland. I need to see them live. Light a match, for I deserve to burn is one of my all time favourite albums.
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“Would?” by Alice In Chains being used in the new Punisher trailer has me spinning ‘Dirt’ this morning. My mom & stepdad used to play them, Soundgarden, and STP in the car frequently when I was small, so I grew deathly tired of those bands for a long time. It’s neat revisiting them these days & thinking how I couldn’t really appreciate that music as a child, but hearing it now, it fucking rules.