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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 12:18 pm
Ben Butler & Mousepad, Eats Tapes, and The Rah Band

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desant012
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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)

Reminds me of the stuff people were making in 1999 and 2000. I guess things don't really change too much, but I get the "uncool heathen" thing when I say this music and style bores me to death now. you know, 8 years after it seemed just kind-of interesting.


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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)

What, even the Aids Wolf stuff (video above) which marries 8-bit to a Lightning Bolt sort of vibe?

What are you listening to that sounds fresh to you?


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desant012
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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)

I have a soft spot for those cheapo Lightning Bolt type videos; I honestly didn't know they had videos until pretty recently.

I guess I primarily remember this stuff as being back in like ... 2000-2001... people using hacked Gameboy soundchips and things like that. With the AIDS Wolf, it reminds me of that big synth punk/no-wave revival thing that happened around then, too. Lightning Bolt was popular, too... and so were Boredoms. I guess I'm just surprised it's the same stuff that's around... maybe in the past it felt like there were bigger demarcations as decades went on... early 90s v. late 90s, etc.

As far as stuff I'm into, I'm totally out to lunch these days... age 18-19 was probably when I was the most "with it". Lately I just like dreamy obscuro artists like Ariel Pink, Gary War, and Blank Dogs, and I'm also into whatever gets into that tribalism thing that's been popular, like Teeth Mountain or whatever... I like that artists are getting more into building and decaying rhythms rather than the constant krautrock chug, though with these bands it seems like its more of a Terry Riley and the Phantom Band deal.

My own personal bias is, I wish there were more weirdo pop, "smart pop" (whatever the hell that means), and stuff where there's this dark hazy spirituality looming in the background.


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Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)

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(Anonymous)
Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)

I have to agree with the above posts about the sounds of 2000. It's like a flashback sometimes. Another band to mention in the vein of Lightening Bolt is Godheadsilo. I'm grateful for Momus stretching sounds and filling songs full of words...it's much more interesting than 99% of the stuff that is out there including the noise rock and the 8-bit sounds. Plus I've always thought things are more interesting when they tell stories using complex layers as opposed to simple melodies and retold stories.


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