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RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from jack spataforaJul 25 2001 - 05:13

def jux presents ep

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from ashley b.Jul 12 2001 - 10:47

check out the 'Mini Bosses'... they cover various classic video game tunes from the old 8-bit NES console with the standard guitar/bass/drum setup. go to www.minibosses.com to download tons of mp3's.
i guess this is not a 'cd' per-se but i feel this band deserves some attention.. i find them quite entertaining..
also, another band that i feel is, dare i say, even more under appreciated than idaho is 'cars get crushed'. i can't stop listening to their 'evolution to thrust' record from 1999. they really cover a lot of ground on it. go to www.epitonic.com and/or www.mp3it.com to download tracks by them.. i won't even attempt to describe their sound here. all i can say is that their sound lies somewhere between the tight prog-ish groove of early don cabalero mixed with the full tilt space rock sound of later failure and cave-in. i have yet to find a decent website on them anywhere. if anyone finds one, please, let me know!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from FranckJul 10 2001 - 09:50

Ed Harcourt with his first album "Here be monsters", produced by Dave Friedman et Gil Norton (ouch!!). Got the new Mercury Rev.It's as good as the last one. In the new beginners the Strokes, I think their first LP will make everybody's ok.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from timboJul 08 2001 - 19:28

Guided By Voices - Isolation Drills lives in my cd player as does the recent Radiohead. I'm also really digging The Doves-Lost Souls. i recently pulled out an older disk by Velocette called FourFold Remedy. it's sort of a cross between Stereolab and Tsunami. Female vocals.
i'll have to check out that C-Clamp. sounds good.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Joe KrupinskiJul 08 2001 - 18:49

I'd say 3 bands really moved me in this last year, all of which had previous releases tob their most recent. The first is Illyah Kuryahkin, which is on a label called Arena Rock Recording Company (the name is obviously a joke, due to it's limited quantity of releases). It's very My Bloddy Valentine meets something more interesting. The album is called Thirtycabminute, and his earlier release is called Count No Count, both great as well as strangely mysterious.

Another band which I've been following over the last 4 or so years is a Champaign/Urbana (University Of Illinois), band called C-Clamp. Their most recent release, called "Meander And Return", is quite like Idaho, with groany whispery vocals and layered with both distorted as well as reverberant guitars. This is a Midwest release on Mud/Parasol records, and it's hard to find unless you live in the Midwest. If you liked Hum's last release, youd love it, its very mathy.

Shiner is a band from Kansas City which has played the Midwest circuit a plenty lot over the past 7 years. There first release from 1995 was produced and engineered by Bob Weston, one of Steve Albini's protoges. They've had other releases since then, but the new one stands out as by far their most intense. Its quite heavy, but in contrast, also melodic, with great modulations and bizarre time signatures, as well as a greatly distinct voice by Alan Epley, guitarist/vocalist. Starless, the newest release, is also on a very small independent label, so if you don't live in the Midwest, I doubt you'll ever hear any of it, though I personally think the dark ages of rock are coming to a close, thus opening doors for REAL music to be exposed nationally.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adamJul 04 2001 - 09:20

San Francisco, American Music Club.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Seth HowardJul 03 2001 - 16:57

I just got a the 4 CD Bud Powell set from Proper Records called "Tempus Fugue-It". It's l'll early stuff (pre 1950), and it's amazing. For $24.00, you really can't go wrong.

Invisible Man is brilliant too.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from sunburntJul 03 2001 - 11:34


I am currently being tickled by Macha loves Bedhead. Short EP, lots of Macha experimental wanderings, but it has produced one of the best songs I have heard in awhile - Hey Goodbye.

Not sure which Shipping News - saw them locally, bought the CD. I like it but I don't know what I am to compare it to except June of 44.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from DavidJun 25 2001 - 11:42

Ivy, more specifically, Dominique. Mmmmm-what a biscuit she is. New album is out and wondered if anyone has checked it out yet, as I have not? Older stuff is a bit poppy, but great nonetheless.
Red House Painters in town tonight and we are stoked!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Mark CrockerJun 20 2001 - 23:49

Low, thing that got lost in the fire... check out Magazine, Second Hand Daylight a New Wave gem...The new Red House Painters, Old Ramon... Mark Eitzel, The Invisable Man...

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from jeff b.Jun 20 2001 - 18:37

thanks ashley for the tip on Sigur Ros- simply awe-inspiring!!!!!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from just daveJun 19 2001 - 20:07

Matt Pond Pa: i thought you were sleeping and measure.
Kings of Convenience: Quiet is the new loud.
Damien Jurado:Ghost of David.
Low: things we lost in the fire.
Ida: the braille night
Red House Painters: Old Ramon.
Songs Ohia:ghost tropic.
Matt Schickele: Cities Filled with Light.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from ehillJun 14 2001 - 17:29

sunburnt, which shipping news album? the new one is soooooooo weak.
i think i listened to it twice and sold it back. i loved their first record,
but this one was sooooooooooo thin and rife with cliche that i couldn't believe
it was the same band. what does everyone else think? discuss...

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adam in nycJun 13 2001 - 22:09

steve, i have to agree with you on Hayden, if you like him i think you'll just love a gentleman by the name of Eric Matthews, his album the lateness of hour is genius. a couple of others i like right now are Autor de Lucie, Stereo Lab, Bjork, Paolo & Chiara, Gene, Finn Brothers, Drunk and Morcheeba. all fantastic bands. We'll see if any of you agree.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from steven new orleansJun 13 2001 - 08:47

Hayden - the closer I get
Pedro the Lion - winners never quit
Cat Power - Moon Pix

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from sunburntJun 12 2001 - 19:32

Shipping News


RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from ashley b.Jun 12 2001 - 08:12

check out the icelandic band Sigur Ros... they blew me away the first time i heard them.
they're sorta like a cross between Radiohead and Mogwai.
you will find lotsa free videos and .mp3s of them here: http://spazioweb.inwind.it/sigur_ros/
tah tah for now...
-ash

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from markMay 29 2001 - 13:39

Red House Painters-old ramon is
one of the best of the year so far
I could`nt stop listening to it the
first few days I got it.The new
Mogwai is good but short,I expected
it to be longer like the last two
full lengths but there still some
good songs on it.Low`s Things we lost in the fire is impressive too.
Sunny border blue by Kristen Hersh
also.



RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from eraserheadMay 17 2001 - 22:36

great choices. check out silver jews.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from JoecarryonMay 17 2001 - 18:08

You beat me to it, I was thinking Ryan Adams. I've been digging the new Weezer and REM albums quite a good bit (although they've only been out for 2 days).

A list of stuff that's hooked me of late...
Ryan Adams - "Heartbreaker"
Weezer - "Green"
REM - "Reveal" and "Life's Rich Pagent"
Bare Jr. - "Brainwasher"
Jimmy Eat World - "Clarity"
David Gray - "Lost Songs"
Aimee Mann - "I'm With Stupid"
Herman Jolly - "Mad Cowboy Disease"
Jeff Buckley - "Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk"
Mazarin - "Watch It Happen"
Swag - "Catch-All"
T. Rex - "Electric Warrior"
Doves - "Lost Souls"

the list goes on and on and on and on...

this is only the beginning...

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Larry P.May 08 2001 - 10:55

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker. This is the kind of voice that'll bring you back to the alt. Country way of life.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from GrantApr 28 2001 - 13:29

So far this year:
Bonnie Prince Billy Oldham - Ease on Down the Road (possibly a classic)
Jim White - No Such Place (the sort of album Beck dreams of making)
New Year - Newness Ends (essentially a Bedhead album and to be treasured for that reason)
Pleasant Grove - s/t (a near perfect marriage of slo-core and alt country)
and of course the new/old RHP album.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from dsApr 27 2001 - 00:04

Pete Yorn "musicforthemorningafter" is amazing. Alt-country mixed with melodic pop stuff. Check this one out if you like Wilco, Son Volt, Josh Rouse, Guided by Voices. Creeper Lagoon "Take Back the Universe..." yeah there's a Ken Andrews connection there. Bill Frisell "Ghost Town"

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from TimApr 26 2001 - 08:19

well, let's see...right now I'm totally diggin the Kings of Convenience "Quiet is the New Loud", Guster's "Lost and Gone Forever", and especially Bob Schneider's "Lonelyland."

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Seth HowardApr 24 2001 - 19:12

I just got the new Creeper Lagoon (Take Back the Universe and give me Yesterday) and I like it a lot. It's really slick but it works - lots of good rawk anthems on there.

I didn't like "Excuses" and much as "Out of Tune", but Mojave 3 is great. They came through town about a month ago and were amazing.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Mark C.Apr 24 2001 - 16:03

The Optimist LP from a band called Turin Brakes. Kind of an acoustic based Remy Zero from England sortof thing.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from rob rowlesApr 19 2001 - 09:55

actually i forgot my other fav of this last year...
Mojave3's Excuses for Travellers

for those who don't know... ex main members of Slowdive.. however sound is akin to Nick Drake (but then what aint these days?) ... who cares, it's brilliant. buy buy buy.
failling that : The CAtchers 'Stooping to fit' from a while ago, like the Delgadoes last album 'the great eastern' only i reckon it's loads better

byyyyeeeeee!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from RobApr 19 2001 - 00:06

Good to see Bark Psychosis' "Hex" album showing up. Paul if you want their other discs.. you can get them from Insound (i did.. recently too).I'm waiting on the NEW National Skyline album to brighten my day.Also C-Clamp's "Longer Waves" is a classic for me.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from jeff b. Apr 18 2001 - 22:52

candy's room is amazing, especially the live version from that E. Street box set

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adamApr 18 2001 - 20:40

Coldplay huh? To each his own, I guess. I can't seem to get enough of "Darkness on the Edge of Town" by Springsteen. Candy's room is an awesome song........

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from eraserheadApr 18 2001 - 20:36

it does suck when a band you like becomes
mainstream {i.e. nirvana} but you have
to look past the hype. you can't deny
good music. i personally don't listen
to the radio so i don't know what is
"big" on the charts.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from DavidApr 18 2001 - 19:57

I really enjoyed Coldplay until I began hearing them on the commercial radio stations and less on our local Atlanta college station.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from PaulApr 18 2001 - 12:26

Great recommendations on this list. Bark Psychosis - Hex is one of the top 10 albums of all time. Unreal. I tried ordering a couple other BP releases from CDNow but they backordered for 7 months and the order dropped. Real bummer.
I must pick up Kings of Convenience. Too many people championing them.
Listening to the new Crooked Fingers right now and it's a real great record. Love the new Clutch.
Someone was right. 2001 has been a great year for music thus far. But best albums for tickling my toes?
outloud dreamer - drink the sky. I think it's only gettable from outlouddreamer.com but... crazy awesome. Portishead, Sixpence, Slowdive, Bowery Electric... none of them have a thing on od. They're incredible.
I'd list off a few other recent releases I've fallen in love with but I don't want to dilute the ones I've already mentioned.
Oh, and where can I find a complete and thorough discography of Idaho?

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from RossApr 18 2001 - 12:08

Local (Ottawa, Canada) band Kepler's 'FUCK FIGHT FAIL'. One of those rare albums that actually needs to left on repeat. I was equally surprised and impressed. A nice combination of dramatic Mogwai-like crescendos and the sensibilities of the Red House Painters.

Nice.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Ralph RomeroApr 18 2001 - 09:40

The new Red House Painters - Old Ramon - is blowing me away on a daily basis.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from curiousfishApr 06 2001 - 20:54

Has to be Bark Psychosis's "Hex". Unbelievable stuff. Bows comes in second place for recent great stuff.

Any Idaho fan should check both out.

Cheers.

c.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from alan kyleApr 06 2001 - 12:42

As mentioned above I also loved the Czars, Wheat, and Kings of Convenience. Also rate The Turin Brakes- "the Optimist" and the awesome Low- "Things we lost in the Fire". Jim White's "No Such Place" and the Shanti Project 2.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Jeff B.Apr 01 2001 - 21:01

Jon Brion : Meaningless

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from eraserheadMar 31 2001 - 21:31

i would also like to add kristin
hersh, sunny blue border. along
with jeff, she has one of the
beautifully unique voices in music.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from robMar 31 2001 - 02:31

hey alex... i get it! besides i went upstairs after last time and found out already thanks anyway mate

hearts of palm... still being played loads!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from christianMar 30 2001 - 07:20

hey ashley - i love national skyline as well. have you heard their more recent e.p. "exit now"?
it's a little more fleshed out than the first e.p. i can't wait for the full-length, which is out the end of april.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from ashleyMar 27 2001 - 20:48

my fav, strictly non-idahoesque releases from last year include:

NATIONAL SKYLINE - S/T
ON - Shifting Skin
THE FUCKING CHAMPS - IV
SELF - Gizmodgery

the latter of which is pretty amazing because it was performed and recorded entirely with electronic gadgets - not with traditional instruments...

-ajjb


RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from AlexMar 27 2001 - 11:37

I have (oh my memeory's bad) the grey cover with sea on it, what's it called...?

"This Way Out"

I hav'nt heard Hearts of Palm yet but I am eagerly awaiting my copy.
:)

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from AlexMar 27 2001 - 11:37

I have (oh my memeory's bad) the grey cover with sea on it, what's it called...?

"This Way Out"

I hav'nt heard Hearts of Palm yet but I am eagerly awaiting my copy.
:)

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from AlexMar 27 2001 - 11:36

I have (oh my memeory's bad) the grey cover with sea on it, what's it called...?

"This Way Out"

I hav'nt heard Hearts of Palm yet but I am eagerly awaiting my copy.
:)

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from AlexMar 27 2001 - 11:36

I have (oh my memeory's bad) the grey cover with sea on it, what's it called...?

"This Way Out"

I hav'nt heard Hearts of Palm yet but I am eagerly awaiting my copy.
:)

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from KennMar 25 2001 - 11:20

I'm rather fond of the last PJ Harvey album and this band from
France called Tahiti 80. They remind me of The Zombies.Catchy! Aside from that a lot of local music from here in Columbus.
(OH... and the new Ian Bostridge album of Bach arias...gorgeous)

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from robMar 25 2001 - 07:00

though i agree Earserhead, Lost Souls is great!

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from robMar 25 2001 - 06:58

Hello, I'm new to this site... we Brits don't get too much (alright NO coverage about this band!)
Only found Hearts of Palm yesterday when i thought i'd have a quick look in the section of my record store... I have (oh my memeory's bad) the grey cover with sea on it, what's it called...? find out later! Also have Three SHeets.. (until Hearts of palm it was my fav) and Alas (which i'm not sure of) and an Ep... what else is there besides the live stuff?

anyway, i'm going on a bit there---
(the subject being, what other album would i recommend lately)
Guys, you must check out Ben Christophers' My Beautiful Demon. I am determined that more get into it.. think Jeff Buckley meets the sonic expeimentation of later Bjork... fucking wicked stuff!

take care y'all
ROb

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from eraserheadMar 24 2001 - 22:15

that i would have to say is "lost
souls" by doves.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from williamMar 24 2001 - 08:06

i recently received a copy of "minor setbacks" by gardin. it's the band of michel who's a contributor to this list. it's mentioned n the 'our bands' thread of this list. i can't get it out of my cd player. really strong songwriting and excellent musicianship-really beautiful piano passages and guitar playing. really just beautiful all around.
also have to recommend again the new emmylou harris, 'red dirt girl'. despite a few weak points(read:the song with dave matthews)it's really good. the title track is maybe the best song i've heard this year, even though it came out last year. that's my two cents...

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adam Mar 23 2001 - 15:21

Anyone here the new Windy & Carl? Supposed to be awesome.....

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from christianMar 23 2001 - 11:23

yeah adam - i used to have gene's first album olympian - there was some really good stuff on that. i kind of lost interest in that type of music over the past few years, though. maybe i should take another listen, if revelations is really that good...

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from Seth HowardMar 23 2001 - 10:55

That would have to be...

Skip James - "Today"

or

James Brown - "Live at the Apollo '62"

I was introduced to Skip James by reading John Fahey's "How Bluegrass Music Destroyed my Life". He's a blues singer sort of in the Robert Johnson tradition, but he's an incredible fingerpicker and a good pianist too. He has the most haunting voice I think I've ever heard.

James Brown was a world class soul singer in his prime. The live record really captures him at his peak. The sound quality is great, and the live energy is very nice. People tend to look at me funny when I listen to this one on headphones.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adam in nycMar 23 2001 - 10:15

has anyone heard about a uk indi band called GENE? They rank right up there with Idaho in my book and the last full studio album called 'Revelations' was amazing. in fact i'll probably listen to it on the way to work now that i've talked about it. :O) anybody see them last year at the Mercury Lounge?

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from adamMar 23 2001 - 09:05

I'm diggin the New Year, the new band from the brothers Kadane. Stunning....

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from ChrisMar 23 2001 - 07:08

Two recent finds have convinced me
that '01 is going to be a stand-out
year for music:

-Spoon - Girls Can Tell
-Kings of Convenience - Quiet is the
New Loud

Both are exceptional efforts. And if
you're in a mood to push the envelope
via guitar (as Idaho do so well), try
Wheat's Hope and Adams from last year.
It will floor you.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from christianMar 23 2001 - 06:25

"lift yr. skinny fists like antennae to heaven" by godspeed you black emperor - everything else i've heard lately pales in comparison to this masterpiece.

RE: The last CD to tickle your toes | from gezMar 23 2001 - 04:16

that would have to be 'Forever Changes' by Love. Not a lot of new music is in the same league to what those guys did 30 years ago. Sad but true.

The last CD to tickle your toes | from K.C. WilliamsMar 22 2001 - 15:16

Jeff started a thread a little over a year ago asking what bands everyone was into. I was hoping to strike that convo back up by asking everyone what was the last CD to really blow you away? (Hearts of Palm doesn't count, that's a given).

Mine would have to be "Before . . . But Longer" by the Czars, a band out of Boulder, Co. The lead singer has the most stunning voice this side of Jeff Martin and Mark Kozelek.

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