Godspeed, potential new MBV, and this? It’s a big year for dormant legends.
I believe a wise man once said, “when it’s time to pony, we will pony hard.”
Spoiler alert: that was man was me.
As a current UMass student, I love that you guys threw that song on this list. Killer track, wonderful summary of life at the University. I guess I’d add Caribou, but who am I to judge.
For the record, I’d add “Easier” to this list. Otherwise, it’s totally solid.
I gotta say, the Yellow House version of “Little Brother” is good, but it’s nothing compared to the Friend EP version. That coda (“from the top of my head…”) is mind-blowing. I wish they would re-record a lot of their earlier output like that. No that Yellow House and Horn of Plenty aren’t good, but I remember seeing them at the MA MoFA a few years back and they did an electric version of “On a Neck” that was incredible.
Also, “Central and Remote” is just huge. Gigantic.
Best music since La Boheme, I’d say.
No thank you.
Can’t wait for Stephen Hawking’s debut rap album, “A Brief History of Rhyme”…
…I’ll see myself out now.
Hold up a second… Animal Collective throw Superbowl parties?
Ah, I take that last bit back; I love Sesame Street.
Any time I see the word “hipster” used as baseless derision, it makes me want to write a thesis paper on how the word doesn’t mean anything anymore and how it’s just a catch-all for something you don’t like.
Seasame Street is hipster.
Pretty solid list, I’d just like to submit for your approval that “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” is not only Wilco’s best song, but one of the best songs of the last decade. Two cents.
That pun… ugh.
I’m shit-my-pants excited at even the slightest notion of the D-Plan recording new material. These sound unbelievable.
“I’m into this band and its mellow dreamy beach music, thus their name”
Am I wrong, or does that subordinate clause (“thus their name”) not make any sense? It looks like she read the word ‘thus’ and decided to throw it into sentences willy-nilly.
My only question is: what does David Lowery think about all this?
Don’t worry, babe, I can be your RubberJohnny. Let’s go find ourselves a quiet place where we can listen to Goblin without these fagg0ts.
Somewhere, David Lee Roth just shed a single tear onto a gold spandex jumpsuit.
As an aside, I think in addition to the “Indie Song of the Summer” poll there should be some sort of “Indie-Friendly Pop Song of the Summer” poll. Next summer I’m predicting a Snoop Dogg/Carly Rae Jepsen/Katy Perry supergroup single as winner.
Well now I know what I’m gonna listen to for the rest of the day.
Choose wisely, Stereogummers. Whatever wins will be playing on a loop in my opium den this summer.
I’m an awful music theif; I’ve got some 25,000+ songs in my iTunes library, most of which I’ve torrented. I can boast that I’ve bought a significant amount more physical music than Ms. White (150+ LPs, 400+ CDs, a handful of casettes), but the loss far outweighs the gain. I don’t have deep economic knowledge, so my opinion is laregly (stupidly) unfounded, but I’m gonna go with Emily White on this one. There’s gotta be a better way of distributing digital media than the current, at least one that’d make me feel less guilty.
I can (barely) remember a time when labels were selling CDs for almost twenty bucks a pop, which is (and was) outrageous. But even ten bucks for something intangible (as digital files are) seems kinda unreasonable to me. It’d seem we’re moving in a cloud-based streaming direction, there must be some way to harness that for some cashola.
My two cents.
P.S. Thanks, Stereogummers, for last week’s best comments recognitions, I’m super duper honored.
Since “Call Me Maybe” isn’t eligible, I’m gonna go with “The House that Heaven Built”.
When it’s time to pony, we will pony hard.