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That’s impossible. When they broke up, everyone on here was adamant that only the entity known as Girls could produce songs that sound like Girls songs. Since the majority of Stereogum commenters are unfailingly rational and logical thinkers and you are contradicting them, I can only assume that you are insane.
Either the Kelly Clarkson, Animal Collective, or Santana shirt should win.
I predict he will mention Nick Drake in an upcoming interview.
Roomrunner! That reminds me…someone is making a documentary about Double Dagger, which is very exciting.
Oh my gosh, I love Sugar Ray!
That Metz album is great, and I am really looking forward to the Savages one. I have to say though, there is just no way that Bleeding Rainbow did not deserve to be in your top ten. They are on a serious hot streak.
C’est bon, Iver.
Jay fronts that band half the year. They’re the Smashing Lenos.
Oh my God. I always thought it was “brains.” You can’t fault me! Neither option is that great.
It was inspired by Tori Amos’s Little Earthquakes.
But it’s his first-ever music video! It’s really important…and he’s just a high-schooler. Just tell him how great he is and how you wish you were his big brother.
Your mom is irrelevant…and fat.
NO, EVERYTHING ON EARTH IS RACIST!!!
Is this guy for real? I mean, everybody downvotes him because they think he’s serious, but I’m really starting to have my doubts.
I’m not really into Stereogum’s list, but “underwhelming lineup”? I don’t really know how someone can make that statement about SXSW. There are 2000 bands, so if you have somehow listened to all of them already and you don’t even like 20 of them, the problem is with you. But yeah, you have to sit there for hours and do the work of digging and digging through the heaps of bands to find the awesome stuff. That’s what it’s all about. I am not even close to being done listening and I already know I will be seeing Ganglians, Built to Spill, the Magnetic Fields, Psychic Ills, Krista Muir, the Young, Dax Riggs, Colleen Green, King Tuff, Amen Dunes, Young Prisms, White Mystery, POND, Girls, OFF!, and Electric Flower.
Texas is not a problem unless you are convinced that everyone is George W. Bush (who wasn’t born in Texas anyway). That said, Austin has almost nothing in common with the rest of the state. It is the southern Portland.
I like that someone upvoted your comment but refused to respond to your question. As long as I am typing, I’ll just say that, while I don’t listen to Springsteen, there is no reason for him to stop making albums if he still has new ideas and things of substance to say. Based on the handful of reviews I’ve read in the last decade, it would seem that he’s still got the spark.
To be fair, I think pissing on art is doing something. In fact, I think I read about some art a year or two ago that was made by pissing onto a canvas.
Heh heh. “deliberate, hi-quality trickle”…
She was referring to the intent behind the gesture.
Go back. READ. My comments had everything to do with rock and folk bands and nothing to do with any other genre of music.
In my first post, I say the cap should be five musicians (with some exceptions).
Right! I said all good folk music involved one person onstage, and sure, my argument was all about coolness. Well, now you are just playing (I hope) dumb. I’m not wasting any more time on somebody with virtually no reading comprehension skills.
Okay, so I have to respond up here because Stereogum still hasn’t worked a major kink out of their comments section. Obviously you didn’t read what I typed very closely. Read the first sentence of my last post again. I really don’t care how many people perform jazz or classical compositions. That’s an altogether different thing; they often lend themselves to a more elaborate ensemble treatment and draw strength from it. That’s why in my last post I used words like “genres,” “rock,” and “folk.” By their very nature, rock and folk were always meant to be a more personal and raw form of expression. And by the way, having been in a pretty good chorus for years in middle school and high school, let me tell you, the few forays into rock were rather awkward.
What I think is that good rock and folk music is generally rooted in a minimalist aesthetic and that deviating from that is usually a slippery slope to self-indulgent mediocrity. This is not being stupid; this is knowing the history of those genres of music. The people who work within a box, who force themselves to get the most out of very little tend to produce better art. This was the basis for the punk movement, from which all the subgenres lumped under the giant umbrella term “indie” are descended. Punk happened as a response to overproduced, self-important bilge that was passing as music in the seventies. Yeah, a handful of post-sixties bands can safely pull off the “Hey, look at us, we’ve got a frickin orchestra!” thing, but usually it is a sign that they are losing sight of why they started a band in the first place. The more parts you add to the thing you started off calling a band, the further you get from the bare bones of the initial idea, the vital personal touch that made it interesting in the first place. For what it’s worth, I saw the second song Bon Iver performed when it aired, and I thought it sounded exactly like something that could have been on the adult-contemporary station my parents would turn on sometimes when I was little (which was during the eighties).