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toyboxmonster
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#41
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Man they're playing in Seattle in a month and its a ****ing 21+ show

I'm originally from Quebec, where there's no such thing as age-restricted shows (as far as I know). I thought people in Ontario (where I currently live) had it bad with 19+ shows, but Jesus, that's rough =/
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#44
http://spaintheband.bandcamp.com/album/blue-moods-of-spain-a-history-pt-2 - 'Blue moods of Spain' outtakes. Such a great album, was so happy to happen across this.
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That's when you know you found somebody special. When you can just shut the f*ck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.

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Banjocal
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#45
I love a bit of slowcore: check out Low (okay, so you probably know them), and Codiene. Their album Frigid Stars is pretty tasty.
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schmendrick.
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#46
the record by EMA that came out earlier this year might appeal to some of you.
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... Aaaanyway...

On a side note: To whoever asked for country-influence slowcore, have you heard Mojave 3's first album? Some of the songs on there are absolutely gorgeous:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6MA2NFoFWY

i did and i have. really like the first 3 records.
toyboxmonster
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#47
Quote by uhh_me?
the record by EMA that came out earlier this year might appeal to some of you.

i did and i have. really like the first 3 records.

Wonderful. I think some of the early Mojave 3 material surpasses Slowdive. I just wish I could see it live ;(
Jearl
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Join date: Sep 2004
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#49
I'm only just getting into this stuff, (probably because of this thread. I've heard of slowcore before, but was afraid of the "core" part, so I stayed away) but I really dig it!
I'm glad I checked it out. I tend to write slower songs as it is, so it makes sense that I'd be into it, I guess.
I really like Low, Coastal, and Bedhead so far. I made a Low station on my pandora to find some more stuff.

now, if slowcore is considered a style rather than just a few bands, is there anything else that I'm missing? or is it really just slower music?
toyboxmonster
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#50
(In answer to Jearl): Artists currently under the "slowcore" label on my Ipod:
Acetone
Arab Strap
Bedhead
Carissa's Weird
Christina Antipa
Codeine
Damon & Naomi
Elliott Smith
Escape The Day
Galaxie 500
Gregor Samsa
Ida
Idaho
Jen Ghetto
Low
Lowercase
Luna
Mazzy Star
Mojave 3
Movietone
Stina Nordenstam
Red House Painters
Rivulets
Smog
Sun Kil Moon
The Antlers
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schmendrick.
Join date: May 2004
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#51
finally found the second s/t Empress album. really good.

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Anyone listen to the new Rivulets album yet?

only heard great things about it. might order a copy today. i've also heard that the new Idaho album is good.

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Stina Nordenstam

And She Closed Her Eyes is wonderful, but i don't know what else by her is of that level.


so glad that slowcore season is back.
Joshua1207
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#52
Quote by Jearl
I'm only just getting into this stuff, (probably because of this thread. I've heard of slowcore before, but was afraid of the "core" part, so I stayed away) but I really dig it!
I'm glad I checked it out. I tend to write slower songs as it is, so it makes sense that I'd be into it, I guess.
I really like Low, Coastal, and Bedhead so far. I made a Low station on my pandora to find some more stuff.

now, if slowcore is considered a style rather than just a few bands, is there anything else that I'm missing? or is it really just slower music?


Just listen to lots of Cat Power.
And slowcore is really just slower, (sometimes) more sad music in my opinion.
toyboxmonster
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#53
Quote by uhh_me?

And She Closed Her Eyes is wonderful, but i don't know what else by her is of that level.

Her first two albums are the only ones I keep on my iPod. Her later work is just very bland alternative rock. Not really my thing.
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#54
^hmm. i'll see about the first one then.

new Rivulets album didn't make me want to drink myself into an entirely unfeeling state like Debridement does, so take that as you will.
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#56
oh shit, C-Clamp. is it world changing? probably not, but it is certainly hitting the spot.

if it is a selling point, there is a track or two on Longer Waves that reminds me of Owls.
toyboxmonster
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#57
Might seem like self-promotion, but my band has been writing more and more slowcore-influenced material, and I figure this is the best place to get opinions on our newest song.
A warning: the first chorus isn't very well distinguished from the verse because the vocal harmonies are much too low in the mix.

Here it is: "Slow" by Lipstick Lesbian
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#59
aren't they great?

i think that i read something about how they are going to be putting out reissues with all sorts of extra tracks this year.
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#60
loving the first couple tracks ive checked out from them^ any recommendation for which of the albums to get first?
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#61
really, it is just the two full lengths and people are pretty much evenly split on which one is better. i'd take The White Birch because of "Wird".
The Last Dandy
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#62
Haha, I like how I made this thread and then my computer broke so I couldn't even discuss it. Slowcore has been a bit of an obsession of mine for several years now and is probably my favorite genre. Carissa's Wierd may actually be my favorite band. I tabbed a bunch of Carissa's Wierd/S stuff a while back, if I can find it I'll post it if anyone wants it. Also good to know that there's a new Rivulets album, I didn't know anything about it yet thanks to lack of internet.

Anyway, Down Colorful Hill is an A+ album for sure, and I'd agree hard with Medicine Bottle being possibly the most depressing damn song on the planet.

Also, everybody listen to this, somewhat unknown slowcore band that is ****ing FANTASTIC that I haven't seen anyone discuss outside of my initial post -

Early Day Miners - Centralia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue4XE4Y8HEA

Other stuff I'd recommend for those that haven't heard it -

Grand Archives - Sleepdriving (Matt Brooke's band after Band of Horses that returned to a slowcore sound)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvoJ7k69dkI

Idaho - 20 Years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2PDRMnGgcs

S - Not a Problem (One of the best songs Jenn ever wrote, from the last album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByefGtfYwZ0

Barzin - Nobody Told Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esDnhqEtKo8

Mi & L'au - Transparent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKKyB_sJgr4

Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me, Ohio (Mark from Red House Painters' solo stuff, also fantastic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRA7weVyLs

Radar Bros. - Shifty Lies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRfX1FpOeqE

Giles Corey - No One Is Ever Going to Want Me (possibly the most depressing album I've ever heard, solo project of Dan from Have a Nice Life)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hDS30qQl8c

Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are (if any album is more depressing than Giles Corey, it's Dear...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNCv87La0Jg

That Keaton Henson album is HEARTWRENCHING. The entire album wasn't even supposed to be released; he recorded the whole thing as a way of coping with his crippling depression, and has never played a show or anything like that, and he's very, very seclusive and has said that the fact that anyone can listen to it terrifies him and makes him feel like throwing up. He's said he will never tour and probably won't release another album if he ever records one. The outright painful honesty in the songs is just... horrifying and beautiful at the same time. I mean, listen to/watch this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZPnlMfMOzY

Guy's the closest thing to a modern-day Nick Drake out there in my book. It's really the intimacy of the whole thing that gets to me, I think. It's not something he's doing for commercial success or anything like that; he's doing it because it's the one thing that keeps him from offing himself. The whole thing's really, really depressing and really personal. Hell, the reason the album is titled "Dear..." is because he released very few copies of it, and the first 100 (I think it was) people that ordered it, he wrote "Dear _____, " with the name of the person who ordered it in the blank on the record with no other label. Always thought that was pretty damn cool. The guy deserves a ton more attention than he gets (it's completely baffling to me that he has less than 3,000 listeners on last.fm).
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Jearl
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#64
thanks to a wonderful youtube user, I've been listening to some pretty great full albums lately.

I really love Down Colorful Hill and Frigid Stars.


maybe the former a little bit more because I can actually understand the vocals. I feel like, in this kind of music, I can never really make out what they're saying.
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#66
^ :]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6KRtrcakKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_MEpzI3Q8Q

(another mimicking birds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvmxGW2_Foc&feature=relmfu

maybe not purely slowcore but seem relevant and might be enjoyed

and what is this video embedding madness
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Jearl
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#70
Quote by The Last Dandy
(if any album is more depressing than Giles Corey, it's Dear...)


I don't know, man. I'm listening to Giles Corey for the first time right now, and it's pretty darn depressing. I mean, Dear... is too, but in a different sounding way, I think. I like Dear... a lot though. (I also have you to thank/despise for my even knowing about Keaton.)

Giles Corey seems to be a lot darker, is what I guess I'm saying. just the overall sound of the music. I guess that kind of stuff bums me out more.
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#72
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#73
Sun Kil Moon and RHP have been filling my new cabin-in-the-blue-ridge abode with lovely noise

Young Love>>Richard Collopy>>Among the Leaves is such a mindblowingly strong stretch of great songs
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#77
it's a little bit like some of the more tense parts of among the leaves, but yeah still a good bit weirder than anything on there.

i was just digging into the stuff he's been doing since among the leaves. didn't even know about most of it until this week. been loving this one from the sun kil moon/album leaf collab lately http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nSuTSyymvU
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