What Are You Listening To?



  • My top three bands are Radiohead, Cursive, and Foals, so I was super stoked to hear Foals not only had an album coming out this year, but actually a double part album with the second being released sometime in the fall. Then I started listening to it - this is some of their best work, right up there with Total Life Forever.

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    It has some dark edges, some of their most "danceable" work, and absolutely infectious sounds. Each track I'd listen to, I'd be immediately impressed with what I was hearing and then each track would turn in a beautiful direction. This is the longest amount of time separating their releases and it really shows - the band sounds so refreshed, energetic, and full of new ideas.

    Listen to this album, it's brilliant.



  • Something from the new Haiduk album 'Exomancer' [black metal]

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    The National have a new album coming out in May and here's a single from it. As usual, very much looking forward to the album.

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  • Tame Impala is back!
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  • Not that I'm obsessed with Blue (Da Ba Dee) but VICE literally JUST released this mini-doc about the history of the record. It's pretty compelling and is a nice nostalgia trip into my younger years.

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    If anybody wants to recommend me some dance/europop I'd be happy. I kinda miss that sound.



  • I was introduced to Mac Demarco's 2 and I loved it. It didn't run for too long, there's lots of really catchy and groovy parts, and it only falls short on the last track. The lo-fi production is spot on, it doesn't sound too messy and it highlights the "retro" feel of the guitars. I'll check out his other stuff soon. The song below is definitely the stand out for me in this album, the main guitar motif is beautiful.

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  • Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)

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  • David Maxim Micic - SOMEONE ELSE'S HAT (BILO)
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    \m/ METAL!


    also have been listening to this album of Micic literally on repeat during the whole of my The Witness playthrough...
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  • Citypop rules, and now I know that the subgenre existed very close to home too.

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  • Thanks to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, I've been listening to a lot of Yes lately and I didn't realize just how much music they've made in the past few decades. Super impressive but I still can't stop loving this one the most.

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  • A mixtape of the announced lineup of this year's Doe Bay Fest
    Community showcase peeps may remember my foggy camping pics from Doe Bay 2018. Will be back this year for the usual eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, Folk, Country, Hip-Hop, Pop (synth and otherwise), Electronic, Children's. Funk, Indie, Punk, and Rock.
    Plus Camping in one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, Orcas Island WA.



  • Between the passing of Keith Flint from The Prodigy and I've been playing a lot of Wipeout Omega Collection, Forza Horizon 4 AND watching Formula 1 (which reminds me of the soundtrack to my old F1 games), its bringing me back to the late 90s-early 2000s when Drum n Bass was everywhere. I've done a deep dive into DnB on Apple Music. I never really knew a lot of artists who make DnB, but I've always liked the sound and the aesthetic.

    Hospital Records is one of two of the only major DnB record labels and they have an entire radio station on FH4. I downloaded their playlist on Apple Music but you can listen on YouTube as well.

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  • The Comet is Coming's Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery is amazing. Not your regular jazz fusion album. It's like they took the concept of the mysteriousness of our unimaginably vast universe and personify it into auditory pleasure. That doesn't make any sense, I know.

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  • Just noticed this Thread. Started listening to Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 2 weeks ago. The album is hit or miss but the ones that are good are really good! And I'm not that much into rap normally.
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  • @dragonhunter Interesting. Definitely sounds unique and not of the norm. The sounds and the rapping style remind me of Outkast/Andre 3000.



  • Melody's Echo Chamber's Bon Voyage is pretty damn great. Like an overeager child being given a chance to roam freely, it often steers out from the boundaries that you expect, bouncing from one delightful motif to the next, resulting in an interesting and eclectic record. This only took a turn for the worse at one song, the rest is very entertaining.

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  • A fantastic submission from this month's community showcase that no one should miss.

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  • I've been listening to a lot of stuff lately, but I'll include some highlights.

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    Slacker has taken over my life. I'm basically considering him the best video game music artist that isn't actually making music for games. If you want some good vibe, chill music, this fella is perfect.

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    While listening to Slacker radio on Spotify, I ran into this incredible math-rock band Chon. They've got some really polished sounds for the genre and a great mixture of up and down tempo beats.

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    Finally, I've listened to Lux Prima, an album released by Danger Mouse and Karen O. I'd consider Danger Mouse the best producer in the biz at the moment and I've always been a fan of Karen O's vocals so I had high expectations for this album. While it doesn't break through towards being an outstanding album, it's a decent enough listen, with this particular single being the standout track. Worth a listen if you like these two artists, just don't expect too much from it.



  • Finally got around to listening to Plastic Beach. It's kinda a mixed bag, I thought half the songs were really really good and the other half were just "alright." Personal favorites were Superfast Jellyfish, On Melancholy Hill, Empire Ants, Broken and To Binge.