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RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtMar 09 2004 - 22:08

I just found out on allmusic.com that P:ano is coming out with a new album entitled "The Den." Their debut, "When It's Dark and It's Summer" was pretty good, especially the first three or four songs.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from jeFFMar 09 2004 - 12:40

R.E.M. (please god.. don't let it be as bas as the last one)
bonnie prince billy
mirah

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from AndrewFeb 17 2004 - 09:19

I don't think it'll ever happen Adam. He's too lazy.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from adamFeb 16 2004 - 22:47

Thanks Alex. new record and tour for fall 2004. (your cheque is in the mail...) when's the alex niedt band hitting the road? come to canada. or, at the very least, Detroit.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from rubberchickenFeb 16 2004 - 20:25

seafood, my vitriol, ash, jimmy eat world...hhmm *shrugs*

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtJan 27 2004 - 21:36

I really hope Ten Year Drought releases another CD this year. I love one they just released, "The Laurentian Season." I'm almost positive that everyone on this board would like it. check out www.tenyeardrought.com. And no, I'm not Adam posting under a different name.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from cJan 26 2004 - 11:32

You're right Dean - since Rex went to the trouble of naming an album after me, the least I can do is check it out. I'll do it dammit!

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from DeanJan 26 2004 - 09:38

Yes c, try "C"! And loftus is great. Infact, check out "bunny gets paid" by Red Red Meat too.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from stemsJan 26 2004 - 07:31

Yeah, the album "C" is Rex,s best, IMHO, and their "Waltz" ep is pretty darned nice.

Even better is a one-off collaboration between Rex and Red Red Meat called Loftus.

I'm a bit surprised most seem to prefer The White Birch because I am a bigger fan of Frigid Stars. Both are great...perhaps I just ilke the first one better because it hit me first and I have so many memories of it...

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from cJan 26 2004 - 05:50

I've never actually heard the HIM stuff... but I did hear the first Rex album a while back and thought it was REALLY dull, so I didn't bother checking out any of their other stuff. Maybe I should give 'em another try.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from DeanJan 26 2004 - 04:33

Doug Scharin who drummed on the white birch has also played with HIM ( NOT the heavy metal band!) and did a stint for now defunct Rex. Anyone that has not heard their LP's especially "C" should just get a copy right now. It's sublime and I'm amazed it isn't mentioned in reverential tones or more often on these boards. incidentally, I got into Idaho through Codeine too so theres a thing.
Chris Brokaw was last seen playing guitar for Evan Dando. Strange world.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from cJan 24 2004 - 08:40

I know, Alex. As I said (in so many words), it was the term "slowcore" that led me to discover all these bands, however silly that term was/is.

BTW another 2004 release I'm looking forward to is Interpol. And I guess SWS too, but who know's if it's gonna happen.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtJan 23 2004 - 17:10

But C, if it weren't for those labels, however stupid they may be, you wouldn't be listening to those bands right now. That's why I actually think it necessary to use labels like that. It makes it much easier for people to find this type of music. Once they do, naturally they'll discover that each band has a distinctive sound, as does any band in any style of music. But if it weren't for grouping things into genres, most of us would be hopelessly lost in our search for good music. Hell, I listen to all of these bands because I saw the word "melancholy" on a sticker on AMC's "San Francisco" at a CD Warehouse. I liked the CD, looked up AMC on allmusic.com. Boom, the word "sadcore" popped up. So I clicked on it and up jumped a list of my future favorite bands. I think I've told this story before... Regarding Codeine's albums, I don't care much for "Frigid Stars," but I enjoy listening to "The White Birch" every once in a while. The only song I really like on "Frigid Stars" is "D For Dishes" or whatever it's called.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from cJan 23 2004 - 16:41

codeine is actually how i discoverd Idaho back in '95. i loved "the white birch", and hearing the term "slowcore" bandied about, i searched for other bands that were labeled as such. so i got "year after year" and was sold, and that in turn made me check out RHP and AMC as well. all thanks to codeine. of course i realize now that all these bands have their own sound, and "slowcore/sadcore" is a ridiculous category to lump them all into, but i was young and naive back then.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from stemsJan 23 2004 - 16:25

I was a huge Codeine fan and got to hang with them during a Flaming Lips / Codeine / Grifters tour about 10 yrs. ago.

"Frigid Stars" LP
"Barely Real" EP
"The White Birch" LP
- were their only long releases, but they did appear on a few comps (once with a track called "Castle" that was great), and they put out a few singles and split singles. One with Bastro as I recall.

Super nice guys. I notice Chris Brokaw who drummed for them and later played guitar in the band Come has a solo album out. The singer/guitarist, whose name escapes me, was also in a more recent band for a while, but THEIR name escapes me. Useless, eh?

"Frigid Stars" is one hell of a record though. I still get chills from it at times.

I wish there was something due out in '04 that I could get real excited about. The Idaho of course, but man, so much music is bullshit anymore. I'll hear about some "great new hope" of a band, and when I hear them it almost always leaves me flat.

Looking forward to a possible Bonnie Prince Billy record, but as much as I dig him, his releases are spotty. Maybe some more cool reissues of Johnny Cash, John Cage and the ilk...

Merzbow albums are usually pretty good and they come out about twice a month.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from JR OlssonJan 23 2004 - 15:56

i got a split with the singer of codeine and some band called viva las vegas released on acuarela. i do not like it very much at all. i also own the white birch and i can agree that it is a good album. but i do not hold it up there with my rhp and idaho records.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from KeithJan 23 2004 - 15:05

One of the members of Codiene, the bass player if I remember was (is?) in a band called Raymond. Shame Codeine broke up, The White Birch is such a great album.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtJan 23 2004 - 14:52

I think most people on this board are fans of Codeine. Sadly, they never did anything after those albums you speak of.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from andrewJan 23 2004 - 14:33

the following bands will put out the best music of 2004, without a doubt: IDAHO, WILCO, JASON FALKNER (very cool music....).

by the way, is anyone familiar with the early 90s sub pop band Codeine? i'm wondering if they ever did anything after their 2 1/2 albums...pretty good stuff, i think.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from adam u.k.Jan 23 2004 - 13:31

err - i'm looking forward to the follow up to Mastodons "Remission" album - that and the new series of ISIS remix 12" that are coming soon on Robotic Empire...

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from JR OlssonJan 23 2004 - 07:37

i look forward to hear alex niedt and helios debut albums coming out this year.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from cJan 23 2004 - 05:55

new releases i'm looking forward to (besides Idaho of course):
tears for fears, crispy ambulance, todd rundgren, pleasure club, blinker the star (actually it's out in canada, but i'm hoping it will be released in the U.S. this year)... I also hope that Fugazi puts something out, but it doesn't look likely.

I also agree that BlueAstronaut needs to come back.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from AndrewJan 22 2004 - 23:46

They're all BA.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from JR OlssonJan 22 2004 - 22:42

I thought Lurch was BA?

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from BlueAstronautJan 22 2004 - 21:08

Alex, you're paranoid.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from BlueAstronautJan 22 2004 - 20:59

You're kidding...?

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtJan 22 2004 - 20:59

From the look of things, hog could be Blue Astronaut. BA was also getting pissed at Lurch.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from mplasterJan 22 2004 - 20:09

all i am waiting for is the imminent return of BlueAstronaut.

man, that kid got this message board spinnin'!

:)

come back soon, BA.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from hogJan 22 2004 - 19:44

Looking forward to lurch's sphincter opening & freeing every last stored fucking gasp of his poisonous wind.
Watching his husk deflate could be worth paying a cent or two for too.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from ronJan 22 2004 - 18:06

personally, i'm very excited to hear the new Jay-Z album. that and the new Nickleback and Puddle of Mud.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Seth HowardJan 22 2004 - 15:26

Maybe it's tacky but oh well. I am definitely anticipating the release of these two records because I played on them!

I played drums and sang backing vocals on my band's debut album (Fey Ray - "I Wanna Be New & Perfect"). It comes out February 24th on Blue Disguise records. It will be distributed nationally, and is available for pre-order on Amazon now. It's kinda hard to describe the sound. I guess indie pop is the best I can come up with (a la early Weezer, Versus, The Shins, etc...)

http://www.bluedisguise.com/

I played guitar, drums, bass, and a few keyboard things on Porland songwriter Daniel G. Harmann's "The Lake Effect", which comes out 2/17 on Post 436
Records. If you like stuff like Red House Painters, Denison Witmer, Low, Mojave 3 etc... you will dig this.

http://www.post436records.com/
There are mp3s of a few songs on Daniel's site (hellotower.com)


RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from KeithJan 22 2004 - 14:48

I'm VERY anxious to hear the new Boards of Canada album.

Hopefully Nina Nastasia will come out with something new this year, she said she had a load of new songs recorded.

Ida said they'd start recording in August, but I imagine that's probably going to be a 2005 release. I think Dan Littleton has a few projects about to be released though.

I second the need for a new Fugazi album, they age like wine.

and most of all Idaho.

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from AndrewJan 22 2004 - 14:32

The SWS compilation, then the highly-anticipated "Almost." Both this year. Other than Idaho and SWS, my picks are AMC & Mark Eitzel's CDs, Bark Psychosis, Tears for Fears, Cure (new alubm & the B-Sides collection), Morrissey, and Black Heart Procession (sort of).

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from CodreanuJan 22 2004 - 14:19

Ah Yes! AMC!!! Thanks for reminding me, Alex. Are we to anticipate a new SWS release anytime soon? I am also hoping Flashpapr finds a label for their third release (fourth actually, I am still in denial about the awful 'New Leaves').

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from Alex NiedtJan 22 2004 - 13:37

Idaho, Soul Whirling Somewhere, American Music Club, Mark Eitzel, The Cure, Bark Psychosis (should be out in March if I remember correctly).

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from CodreanuJan 22 2004 - 13:28

Morrissey - You Are the Quarry, The Cure - ???, Jacob Faurholt - Turn On the Lights [EP], Idaho - ???

RE: most anticipated 2004 releases? | from g.n.Jan 22 2004 - 13:28

"Ee" (I have no idea if they plan to put out anything)I don't know if anyone's heard of them. maybe you've heard of "Seam". the guitarist/vocalist plays lead guitar in "Ee". Sounds like Seam, but jammier. check them out.
I heard Tears for Fears is putting something else out...I dunno. I guess I'd check it out. nothing is really keeping my attention these days. bleh.

I'm really hoping someone new will come out from hiding this year.

idaho's is a given, but that aside, what release are you most looking forward to in 2004 | from farmcafeJan 22 2004 - 13:21

the releases i'm most looking forward to this year are:

idaho (of course!)

califone- heron king blues (this one's already out but i don't have it yet)

walkmen- bows and arrows

pernice brothers- live album

Black Heart Procession- (i don't even know if they're putting anything out this year but i hope so)

Fugazi- (ditto the above comment)

ty cobb- lp

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