New Music 2021

swordtrombonefish

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These are well rated but I didn't get into their first album. If you did there is a new one on the way.

Black Midi - John L


I do like some of their stuff and I will say that the drummer is phenomenal - I think someone else said he could take that drumkit apart, reassemble it and not miss a beat - he is good!

They won't be to all tastes (maybe like Black Country New Road) but here's a live thing which I think captures them pretty well...

 
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asredastheycome

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Been meaning to ask for a while how you keep so up to date? I still listen to some BBC 6Music stuff over here and other than that, my only other source is a couple of US satellite radio stations.
Very rarely have time to listen to Radio 6 these days. As for new music.

Well I look at what else is showing on you tube when I go on there. There is playlist for Indie and Folk(and other genres) that people post each month.

I subscribe to Paste newsletter that quite often has new music but also movies and TV releases. You can sign up for Paste Newsletter here https://www.pastemagazine.com/newsletter

But on Spotify they have a playlist called Release Radar which they generate but based on the type of music you have been playing specifically aimed at you. It goes live every Friday with the new releases that week. I'm not sure how I stumbled on to it as I have it in my Playlist now. I assume it was originally in Spotify playlists. There is other good ones there like The Indie List, Hot New Bands(which is UK and Ireland bands), Melomania and others. Have a look in the Playist section and I'm sure you will have a Release Radar.

I also download a monthly playlist from BIRP but I think its also on SpoTify and other formats if you don't do torrents. http://www.birp.fm/

Lots of great music out there that never makes the Radio. (y)
 
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asredastheycome

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The Natvral - "Sun Blisters"..........................like this reminds me of music Conor Oberst is releasing.

The album Tethers is the first solo release from Kip Berman, former frontman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. As The Natvral, Berman opts for a stripped-down folk-rock sound that’s easy to get carried away on.

 

swordtrombonefish

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But on Spotify they have a playlist called Release Radar which they generate but based on the type of music you have been playing specifically aimed at you. It goes live every Friday with the new releases that week. I'm not sure how I stumbled on to it as I have it in my Playlist now. I assume it was originally in Spotify playlists. There is other good ones there like The Indie List, Hot New Bands(which is UK and Ireland bands), Melomania and others. Have a look in the Playist section and I'm sure you will have a Release Radar.

One of my favourite things is the Spotify Release Radar 'curated' playlist - I think ours might be similar but yeah, it gives you a great spread of things you 'might' like based on what you listened to in the last x months (that will be history X + some sonically tuned algorithm they apply)

For me it works around 80% of the time!
 

asredastheycome

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This is only on Soundcloud atm bu I'm a big fan of Strangejuice so here it is.

Strangejuice - Female Trouble............................... cover of the theme song from John Waters' 1974 classic, "Female Trouble" originally by Divine.

 

asredastheycome

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Here is something people might find interesting. Not new just an amazing site called Albums That Should Exist. Here is a write up from the guy who runs it. Look down the R/H side for artists from the past you love/like there will be something for you there.




WHAT THIS WEBSITE IS ABOUT


I’m a big fan of classic rock, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s. I like listening to music in album format. I’ve collected a lot of music over the years that either never has been officially released or hasn’t found its way onto any mainstream albums. So I’ve frequently organized my music into albums I’ve created for my own listening enjoyment.

For instance, some prolific artists, such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, or Beck, have lots of great songs that have fallen into the cracks, appearing on B-sides, bonus tracks, soundtracks, and so on, or sometimes never released in any form at all. When I can, if there’s enough similar quality material from a certain time period, I like to gather the stray tracks together and make an album out of them. Sometimes, these might be “lost albums” that were planned to be released by the artist at some point, but more often they’ve never really been conceived in the forms I put them in.

In addition to that, I have many albums in my collection that are bootlegs/ROIOs, extremely rare, out of print, and the like, including lots of live performances. I plan to post lots of those too. I'm a guitarist and I have a particular love of songs stripped down to raw acoustic versions, so look forward to a lot of that type of music.

My purpose has been to make albums that I enjoy listening to. I’m not the kind of an that enjoys listening to 8 versions of the same song in a row with only minor differences. So sometimes I cut out weak material rather than being a stickler for completeness. I also sometimes edit songs in Audacity to enhance the listening experience. For instance, on a live ROIO there might be five minutes of audience cheering for an encore. I wouldn’t want to listen to five minutes of cheering, so I’d cut that part out. I also have tried as best I can to balance sound levels from song to song.

I’ve been making these albums entirely for my own enjoyment. I’m experimenting with putting some of these on the Internet. If you enjoy them great, if not, oh well. I’m including mp3s of each one, all at 320 kbps, using the best quality versions I can find. (However, with so many different masterings of albums over the years, it could be in some cases that I didn’t use the best versions.) More details of where the songs came from are often found in the mp3 data.

Any feedback is appreciated, especially on how I can make these albums better (for instance with song selection, song order, sound quality, etc).
 
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