Name a Band / Song We Should Know About

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

So looking forward to a new Japanese Breakfast album (and that game soundtrack!)

Oh that's nice!

I knew this song from when it came out and yet whenever I hear it now I think of Donnie Darko.

Lil Nas X - old town road.
Only heard of this guy because of some controversy. I think some people were being racist but I don't really remember the details.

Billboard would not include it on its country charts and put it in the (I believe) R&B chart. Reasoning was vague but very transparent.

Lil Nas X bit 18 seconds in... if you're REALLY in a hurry.

Man, I hope she gets her own show someday. She's a great writer, but I just love it when she does her own bits.

(p.s. Yeah, I know the woman on the black hole discovery team flipped the story when she found out she was getting credit for the whole team's work, but in the middle of this bit... doesn't bother me that much.)

Last Monday I went to see Shakey Graves, who played in Newcastle for the first time ever! I first heard him a couple of years ago and was blown away, he's been on my top three artists to see live for some time.

I think his live performances are a blessing and a curse, as I don't even listen to any of his recorded stuff and none of them seem to have taken off that much.

He was just as good live, making absolutely everything look effortless. His guitar playing his mesmerising.

I think a top rated comment on his video for "Built to Roam" live in Lubbock sums him up well:

It's not often that a guitarist can play this good. Less often a singer can sing this good. Even less often a guitarist and singer can write melodies and lyrics this good. And when you find one that does it all.... they don't play the drum with their feet.

I'm not sure how well known Metronomy is but, despite enjoying their song The Look for years, I keep forgetting about them.

A few days ago their new song was recommended to me so I threw it on a playlist. It is so bubbly and catchy that whenever it comes on I find myself tapping and humming along the whole way.

While I'm sharing songs from bands I keep forgetting about here is the cool new single from Foster The People:

I'm sure everyone already knows Thom Yorke, but did you know he released an album (3rd solo) and a short movie today?

NPR All Songs Considered

My wife and I just saw and amazing musical "Cambodian Rockband" with music from the band Dengue Fever.

You should totally check them out. They are awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1yL...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4yf...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Xm...

About the play and playwright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGap...

r013nt0 wrote:

I'm sure everyone already knows Thom Yorke, but did you know he released an album (3rd solo)

I’m enjoying it. Been listening to it all day. The video was good too.

fangblackbone wrote:

My wife and I just saw and amazing musical "Cambodian Rockband" with music from the band Dengue Fever.

You should totally check them out. They are awesome!

Thanks, I enjoyed that Sni Bong song.

My wife and I went and saw Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Powell Hall here in St. Louis on Thursday night. I've been a fan of theirs since the mid-90s, this is the 3rd time we've seen them live.

Every time, they blow our minds all over again. Their show is very laid back, but I don't think I've ever seen four musicians this phenomenal all playing together, and I'm not sure I ever will again. They are all absolute masters of their instruments, and I could not help but have a goofy grin on my face all night long.

This isn't a recent video example, but it's all four original members playing one of my favorite songs of theirs. All of them are amazing, but watch Victor Wooten's bass guitar masterclass starting around 3:30.

Really enjoying the new Daughter of Swords album. I have the new Bill Callahan but have yet to listen.

Absolutely incredible cover of an amazing song by, well, The Specials.

If that ain't enough to make you click then I dunno godspeed or whatever.

You've just reminded me of this, from the videos thread, which very much rocked my world.

bnpederson wrote:

Edited to add a protip: it's not just a straight cover, stay for the solos.

BabyMetal trending big in Thailand and Japan with this new one

fenomas wrote:

Edited to add a protip: it's not just a straight cover, stay for the solos.

I love his little take on "You're Wondering Now" at the end there! Great stuff.

I've been very much enjoying the new Daughter of Swords album. I heard a piece on the local classical radio station and it sounded so much like a Philip Glass etude I enjoy playing. Turns out, it was an arrangement of it on an album by Víkingur Ólafsson! I immediately bought the album which has some of the etudes played straight up and some of them as arrangements, and I like how he plays them. They're close to how I "try" to play them.

I love that arrangement so much.

Here's a live version of Víkingur Ólafsson playing the etude.

This is a great cover:

Digging around for more by SAFIA I found this one I like a lot:

That 2:50 jazz solo!

Mandolin player halfway through the song: "Hey did you guys know I also play violin?"

Damn I love this guy.

Not a Kpop fan? You may still like this:

Or this:

This one could prove to be a challenge, though:

On Apple Music they have hot 100 charts from around the world. Japan is interesting because they have a few American songs and the rest is a wide variety of Japanese pop. Turkey has mostly EDM with cool Turkish vocals.

Every song on the US hot 100 is DJ Khalid.

Aaron D. wrote:

That 2:50 jazz solo!

I love The Bird and the Bee. That cover has some interesting... social commentary?

At first I thought this next song’s lyrics were meant to be taken ironically. But in an interview she said it really is about her teenage crush on David Lee Roth.

What I really want is for them to make more songs like this one:

And this one:

Holy s y'all. This goes some places sonically.

Feels like Amnesiac/Rainbows level of output. In 2019.

Just wow.

RawkGWJ wrote:

I love The Bird and the Bee.

My favorite songs by them are Love Letter To Japan and My Love