Manchester Orchestra – The Alien [Indie Folk]

Manchester Orchestra – The Alien [Indie Folk]

Quite an accomplishment for a song that's so simple in terms of music and instrumentation, to end up sounding so rich and layered and ethereal. Your post led me to read a bit about them - apparently the emotion that's conveyed by this piece is one of their trademarks. And it certainly evokes emotion. The official music video is equally dark and layered - a real piece of art.

Absolutely, the official video was incredibly powerful. For some reason I like the striped-down version a bit more, seems a bit darker and more personal but both are fantastic.

Just had to share this, was absolutely beautiful and want to hear what y'all have to say

Prince, when asked if he would ever perform alongside a hologram of a dead musician: "That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age."

Prince, when asked if he would ever perform alongside a hologram of a dead musician: "That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age."

According to TMZ, Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime performance will feature a hologram of Prince.

Prince was actually asked about the topic in an interview from 1998, and he was vehemently against it.

“You people must realize that the public owns you for life, and when you’re dead, you’ll all be in commercials dancing with vacuum cleaners.”

– Homer Simpson

we'll just have to do some editing to make his hologram say he's into the idea now, and endorse whatever product they pay him to (by pay him i mean pay whoever does the editing effects)

This is why you should have your last will and testament, people!! Even if you aren’t planning on dying anytime soon. It’s so surprising to me prince didn’t have one, this guy was always in SUCH control of his art and how he was marketed and seen, yet he didn’t leave ANY instructions for after he dies? It’s insane. Sure, he wasn’t PLANNING on dying but who is? Shame.

"It is my great honor to play with Justin Timberlake as a hologram, enjoy Pepsi!"

Arctic Monkeys just updated their profile picture and cover photo

Arctic Monkeys just updated their profile picture and cover photo

They also announced festival dates and the site immediately crashed.

The hype is absolutely real and put me on that train!

it's coming

After a waiting of 5 years, their new record is likely coming soon, as much hinted and interviews.

Oh boy I can't wait to overanalyze this geometric shape

Bruno Mars Wins Album of the Year

Bruno Mars Wins Album of the Year
Bruno Mars Wins Album of the Year

The actual worst of the 5. Classic Grammys

It’d be like if The Oscars gave out Best Picture to the Fast and the Furious or Star Wars or something every year

This just confirms that the Grammys don’t give a fuck about awarding innovation or creativity. The winners tonight were the safest, most boring choices possible. The idea that Bruno deserved his reward over Kendrick and Lorde or Ed winning over Kesha and Gaga is just laughable.

Without question the worst of the albums nominated

Grammy Discussion Thread 2018

Grammy Discussion Thread 2018

After ten minutes of searching, here is the discussion thread for the Grammy's

Thank god Logic gave out the suicide hotline. I need to call em right now after Bruno took that W.

Melodrama was robbed

Bruno had a good album but Kendrick or Gambino should’ve won that. Hands down

Everybody was robbed. I honestly didn’t even realize 24k was released last year because it sounds so generic. It sounds like a song that came out years ago.

Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE" wins Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2017 (Australia)

Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE" wins Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2017 (Australia)

Now that the first great Aussie tradition of listening to the Hottest 100 is done, it’s time for the second great Aussie tradition; bitching about the Hottest 100.

Facebook and twitter are already blowing up, as they do literally every year.

Well done Kung-fu kenny. humble is an absolute banger and absolutely deserves number 1


It's the state of origin for people that call footy sportsball

Gang of Youths get 3 songs in the top 10 and the album of the year "winner" gets none in the 100 :thinking:

Triple J - Hottest 100 Countdown 2017

Triple J - Hottest 100 Countdown 2017
Triple J - Hottest 100 Countdown 2017

And Happy hottest 100 day! Today, Australian radio station Triple J will countdown the largest music poll in the world, where thousands of people around the world vote on their favourite songs of 2017. Last year saw Flume take out the countdown with his hit Never Be Like You (ft. Kai). This year, Kendrick Lamar appears to have the best chance of any international act of taking out the countdown, whilst local artists Gang of Youths and Methyl Ethel are some strong Australian contenders.

The Hottest 100 will start at 12pm AEDT and this thread will update as it goes on. There is generally a heavy Australian focus in the countdown, hopefully helping to expose a lot of great, upcoming local artists to the rest of the world!

I will personally be hoping that Gang of Youths take out the number 1 spot - their latest album is one of the best by any Australian group in recent history but was largely slept on internationally. Would also love to see the War on Drugs feature as well a breakout artist in Winston Surfshirt who dropped one of the most unique Australian albums of the year.

Here is a link to the countdown live!

A Spotify playlist by triple j can be found here

The Countdown

100. Snakehips and MØ - Don’t Leave

99. Flight Facilities (ft. Emma Louise) - Arty Boy

98. Angus and Julia Stone - Snow

97. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna) - LOYALTY

96. Cub Sport - Chasin’

95. Future - Mask Off

94. Kim Churchill - Second Hand Car

93. The Presets - Do What You Want

92. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari) - LOVE

91. Stormzy - Big for Your Boots

90. Flume (ft. Kucka) - Hyperreal

89. DMA’s - Dawning


87. Queens of the Stone Age - The Way You Used To Do

86. Meg Mac - Maybe it’s My First Time

85. Boo Seeka - Does This Last

84. Vallis Alps - Oceans

83. Amy Shark - Blood Brothers

82. Logic (ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid) - 1-800-273-8255

81. Lorde - Liability

80. The xx - Say Something Loving

79. San Cisco - Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?

78. Tash Sultana (MGMT Like a Version) - Electric Feel

77. The Rubens - Million Man

76. Baker Boy - Cloud 9

75. Dune Rats - Brain Dead

74. Lil Uzi Vert - XO TOUR Llif3

73. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nuclear Fusion

72. alt-J - In Cold Blood

71. Lorde - Perfect Places

70. Nothing But Thieves - Amsterdam

69. Yungblud - I Love You, Will You Marry Me

68. Kingswood - Golden

67. DZ Deathrays - Shred for Summer

66. NERD (ft. Rihanna) - Lemon

65. Arcade Fire - Everything Now

64. Jack River - Fool’s Gold

63. E^ST - Life Goes On

62. Khalid - Saved

61. Thundamentals (ft. Hilltop Hoods) - 21 Grams

60. Charli XCX - Boys

59. Jungle Giants - Used to be In Love

58. Camp Cope - The Opener

57. Jungle Giants - Bad Dream

56. Odette - Watch Me Read You

55. Dune Rats - Six Pack

54. Hockey Dad - Homely Feeling

53. Bliss n Eso - Moments

52. Macklemore (ft. Skylar Grey) - Glorious

51. Big Shaq - Man’s Not Hot

50. Jungle Giants - On Your Way Down

49. Smith Street Band - Passiona

48. Ocean Alley - The Comedown

47. HAIM - Want You Back

46. Mallrat - Better

45. Alex Lahey - Every Day’s The Weekend

44. Allday (ft. Japanese Wallpaper) - In Motion

43. Tash Sultana - Murder to the Mind

42. Camelphat (ft. Elderbrook) - Cola

41. Gang of Youths (Middle East Like a Version) - Blood

40. Holy Holy - True Lovers

39. Skeggs - Got On My Skate

38. Billie Eilish - Bellyache

37. Calvin Harris (ft. Migos and Frank Ocean) - Slide

36. Alex Lahey - I Havent Been Taking Care Of Myself

35. Drake - Passionfruit

34. Kendrick Lamar - DNA

33. Angie McMahon - Slow Mover

32. Hayden James (ft. GRAACE) - Numb

31. Touch Sensitive - Lay Down

30. Meg Mac - Low Blows

29. Vera Blue - Mended

28. Tash Sultana - Mystik

27. Winston Surfshirt - Be About You

26. Portugal. The Man - Feel it Still

25. Amy Shark - Weekends

24. Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage) - rockstar

23. Alex the Astronaut - Not Worth Hiding

22. The Wombats - Lemon to a Knife Fight

21. The Smith Street Band - Birthdays

20. Peking Duk (ft. Icona Pop) - Let You Down

19. The Killers - The Man

18. Ballpark Music - Exactly How You Are

17. Baker Boy (ft. Yirrmal) - Marryuna

16. Jungle Giants - Feel the Way I Do

15. Vera Blue - Regular Touch

14. Lorde - Homemade Dynamite

13. Khalid - Young Dumb and Broke

12. Peking Duk (ft. Aluna George) - Fake Magic



10. Gang of Youths - What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?

9. Vance Joy - Lay It On Me

8. Thundamentals (ft. Mataya) - Sally

7. PNAU - Go Bang

6. Lorde - Green Light

5. Gang of Youths - The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

4. Methyl Ethel - Ubu

3. Angus and Julia Stone - Chateau

2. Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy you're joking should've been higher


1. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE

For any non Aussies who stumble upon this thread triple j is a national publicly funded radio station (similar to the bbc stations). It's a youth focused radio station, and typically plays upcoming Australian artists and alternative international acts. Whilst it has become more mainstream throughout the years, the vast majority of music played is not music found in the top 20.

The hottest 100 is an annual countdown, for over 25 years. It's been claimed to be the biggest countdown worldwide, don't know if that's still the case. But there was over 2 million votes cast this year. Definelty worth listening to if you want to be introduced to some banging tunes you haven't heard of, or relive some of the best tunes from this year.

Is Liability about Steve Smith in the ODI team?

Tuning in purely to scoff at how high/low each song makes it, as is tradition.

Her name was actually Tash Grape before the start of that song.

You know what's great about music? No matter how old you get, no matter how indifferent towards new music you become, it never fails that some band or artist will come along to knock you right on your jaded ass.

You know what's great about music? No matter how old you get, no matter how indifferent towards new music you become, it never fails that some band or artist will come along to knock you right on your jaded ass.

Currently, for me (mid-50s old dude) that "new" band is The Decemberists. (Who aren't really all that new, I know.)

I'm on my third album today, The King Is Dead, having already listened to What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Castaways and Cutouts, and The Crane Wife, in that order.

Wow, these folks are beautiful. Gives me hope for the future, seeing successive generations picking up the old musical traditions and making them their own.

Late 30’s here. You’re all probably already on this, but Spotify has changed the game for me. Buy the premium version and based on what you listen to, Spotify sends you a ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist every Monday with 30 songs it thinks you’ll like. Sure, some of them are misses, but I shit you not, that feeling you talk about- getting knocked on your ass by a brand new sound- I know exactly what you mean, and there are a lot more bands out there that are capable of that than you think.

The other thing I found is that a lot of the bands I like from my Discover Weekly are pretty new to the scene, and it’s not hard to find cheap tickets in small venues to see them hone their craft. Shit- some of these Artists are already fucking incredible Live. Granted, I live in the amazing city of Bellingham- and we get a lot of starving artists traveling between Seattle and BC- so I’m spoiled, but still.

Lastly, It’s always a gut punch when I’m really getting into a band and then I find out they just played in the bar down the street 2 months ago! BandsInTown has been a great app for that. Plus it connects to Spotify which really dials it in.

I'm forty, grew up listening to punk rock and a lot of indie stuff and just discovered Herbie Hancock and a lot of other Jazz. I finally understand the appeal.

Massive jazz fan since my teens, especially artists from the 50s and 60s. You're in for a wild ride, my friend.

obligatory recs:

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Dexter Gordon - Billie's Bounce John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

In about 2009, when my dad was in his 60s, he told me about this great new band he’d been listening to, and asked if I’d ever heard of them... AC/DC.

Mark E Smith of The Fall Passes Away

Mark E Smith of The Fall Passes Away

After a period of poor health (including performing in a wheelchair) it seems Mark E has succumb. Thanks for the total chaos.

"They fail to realize that 99.9 per cent of people with a healthy diet will eventually die."

One of my favorite quotes from him. RIP you fantastic bastard.

Rest-uh ... in-ah ... piece-ahhh

I'm crying y'all. RIP fuckface

edit: Y'all should listen to the final song off their final album called Nine out of Ten. I really think it sounds like a send-off. The last few minutes is a disgusting guitar work. Sounds like death

I loved seeing him live, never knew what the hell would happen. Once he took the mic out into the beer garden, bummed a ciggie off someone and finished the song outside. Then proceeded to do the rest of the gig up on the balcony. Legendary character.

Try one of these subthreads