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Kith Kannan

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  1. this thread should be titled "what is wrong with "this forum" these days"....seriously, what happened? (I recently started visting here again after not posting for a couple years). Back in the day this forum celebrated all generations and genres of music, and showed huge diversity. Now it seems that I recognize hardly any familiar 'faces' on this forum, and this subforum(which was always my favorite section here)is uninteresting, and is kind of ignorant of most music scenes since the 90's. what happened? where did everyone go?
  2. The National - High Violet The National - High Violet The National - High Violet The National - High Violet The National - High Violet do yourselves a favour and check it out.
  3. Cynic's Re-Traced EP. They completely reinvented and redid 5 songs from their previous album - Traced in Air. It's phenomenal, and I can't wait till the Vancouver show in july. They are playing their classic album Focus in it's entirety, as well as tracks from TiA and Re-Traced. I saw them open for Meshuggah last year and they were a superb live act. Here is a little teaser for the Re-Traced EP. Check it out people...and if you don't know who Cynic are and you think you might like a metal/jazz hybrid that has electronic and acoustic elements mixed in.....then give em a listen. I like TiA more than Focus, but lots of die hard fans consider Focus their masterpiece. (Re-Traced and the teaser are much more layed back and ambient than their two full length albums....they have a side project called Aeon Spoke that is quite poppy and drastically different than their work as Cynic. Aeon Spoke sound like Coldplay with progressive tendencies)
  4. Hey guys, it's been a long while since I posted. I see a couple familiar faces. I've been rocking this new release like crazy. They sound kind of like MIA with epic and crunchy guitar riffs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bcLWZY7kAQ http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/sleigh-bells/treats// "This Brooklyn act is another male-female duo receiving a lot of buzz, but don’t expect the dream-pop vibe of Beach House or the folk-tinged sound of She & Him. Rather, Sleigh Bells make grungy dance pop that’s been praised by Pitchfork, which lauded their “fun synth rave-ups” for being “blurrier and more intense than you’d expect.” The group is comprised of guitarist Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, who ended up working as a duo when former members of the band went on to form another buzz-band, Surfer Blood. This debut was produced by Derek Miller. Stereogum has named them a “Band to Watch” and the New Yorker has given them attention. This release comes out on Mom + Pop Music in special partnership with NEET Recordings, a label run by M.I.A., with whom Krauss has been compared. Sleigh Bells’ bone-pulverizing, speaker-imploding sound was born in the realization by band member Derek Miller that hip-hop could be just as loud as the hardcore music he made in Poison the Well before he quit that band. That realization is already well-known to anyone with a decent set of speakers and a familiarity with Ruff Ryders-era Swizz Beatz. In indie rock, though, this is akin to Albert Einstein discovering the Theory of Relativity while riding the train. Miller’s realization lead the young group -- which broke out at CMJ 2009 -- to record the excellent Treats, an act of sonic terrorism that comes on like a giant flame painted on a Ferrari. This might not be the year’s “best” album, but it seems as though you should get ready to hear this everywhere. Sleigh Bells' formula is so simple it’s hard to believe no one tried this before. They take megaton riffs and drums that sound like imploding stadiums, push them into the red to an uncomfortable degree, and have lead singer Alexis Krauss chant like a cheerleader having an embarrassingly public meltdown on top. The closest analog is Crystal Castles -- if you’re reaching -- but no other group has been able to mix this heavy electro with real-deal pop chops. There are hooks everywhere: If you can stand it, you can find them in the Chernobyl-ing synths, Krauss’s taunts and Miller’s sliding guitars. The singles that rocketed Sleigh Bells to blog stardom are all here on Treats, from the collision-alarm bombast of “Kids” (originally titled “Beach Girls” in demo form), the drum-line bounce of “Infinity Guitars,” the delirious “A/B Machines,” masterpiece single “Crown on the Ground,” and the still Funkadelic-sampling “Rill Rill” (originally titled “Ring Ring”). The marked difference is that the songs were actually recorded in a real studio; on the demos, the real terror was caused on your speakers due to feedback, but the versions on Treats explode due to serious volume. The studio environment also allowed for some nuance to creep into Sleigh Bells’ aural deconstruction, as “Rill Rill,” “Infinity Guitars” (which has sprouted a seventh gear here) and new tracks “Tell ‘Em,” the title track and “Riot Rhythm” can crescendo to carpet-bombing levels. The best part of Treats is that it makes you rethink the possibilities of this kind of music. It is possible for a former girl-group member and a former hardcore guitarist to get together to make an album that is more daring and more fun than anything you’ll likely hear on Top 40 radio this year."
  5. Dredg Pink Floyd Led Zeppelin John Vanderslice Miles Davis I haven't posted here in AGES! I used to post on the old board since around 2001. Anyone still around?
  6. yeah It's pretty fucked up. Shit like that doesnt happen in Canada. Well, until now.
  7. heath was by far the best part of the movie. Bale SUCKED, bigtime. overall I enjoyed the last batman movie alot more. Did not impress. Overhyped! To the max!
  8. Um, there has always been performers who do not write material.
  9. well.I like Stereopathic Soulmanure (it has a noisy post-punk type sound). As well as Sea Change, an album about the breakup with his longtime girlfriend. Sea Change uses simpler songwriting, as well as being completely sincere. His last record The Information had some fantastic cuts as well, 1000BPM is one of the best songs he has written.
  10. Odelay and Mellow Gold are the two MUST have beck albums. This new expantion sounds like it could be cool.
  11. I didnt know that Turbonegro has a new album out, I think I better check that out.
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