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rrar! i listen to so much music and am kind of bossy with it, so i guess i'll share it here... Smiler

i have been listening to a lot of ryan adams/whiskeytown lately...not really obscure, but i've loved ryan for years and his music always does something for me...as does jeff buckley's. so them.

also, if you're into cat power, check out julie doiron, who has a few albums in french, a few in english, and really is the only artist who sings and it sounds like crying, but in a really beautiful way.

we've already talked about joanna newsom,and her album was wonderful. along with her, sufjan stevens is a hero of mine (and lives here in brooklyn!) and devendra banhart too...neo-folkies, i guess you'd call them.

i'm sure you're all familiar with kimya dawson, and if you aren't, you should be.

um um, what else? tons more, i'm sure...the bravery is a great new dancerock band from nyc, the new kings of leon album is pretty good, the arcade fire's album is gorgeous and incredible, and of course old standards like the beatles and the beach boys.

i could go on and on but i'll spare you!

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Feist! Brilliant! I saw her support Ed Harcourt last year and made a mental note to dig up some of her stuff (she was great!), but forgot til i read this...(off to Amazon with my bulging credit card I go!)

See you all on the South Bank for Joanna in April then!!heh

Oh - and check out Johnathan Rice (www.johnathanrice.com), his voice is brilliant - caught him support the luverly Martha Wainwright (who was top!) last night and was very pleasantly surprised!

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You guys should check out a great little band from Belgium called Millionaire. Simply amazing band.

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So did anyone else go see Joanna Newsom at the RFH in London? She was great, though blistered fingers restricted her a little. She makes beautiful sounds with her harp.

If Regina or her people read this, please promise you'll NEVER play at the Royal Festival Hall though - the seats were nice n' comfy, but there just wasn't enough INTIMACY (which would have made Joanna even better, and is what we like so much about Regina's songs, n'est-ce pas?).

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Aye, Joanna Newsom is great!

Also to look out for:

Martin Grech - new album, Unholy out later this year.. simply awesome!

The Velvet Teen - stunning... beautifully melodic indie-rock in the vein of Mew, Jeff Buckley, Ed Harcourt etc - listen to Radiapathy here: http://www.slowdance.com/v3/mp3s.html

Gentlemen Rebels - worldfunk-hiphop-souljazz or something - very fresh, lively and booty-shakeable - listen to 'Keep Your Fire Burning' here:

www.lonesharkmusic.co.uk/rebels.mp3

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It's really heartwarming to find all you fine people out there spreading the good word of Music-Which-Deserves-To-Be-Listened-To-And-Praised-More.

I'm kinda new here and will take this opportunity to shake[say] hands[hello] with[er.. to] all of you. Smiler

I've not got long; just wanted to make the point that I, personally, feel so lucky that I'm only intimately familiar with a handful of the above mentioned artists' work. The Lambchops, Catpowers, and Newsoms of this world(plus, of course, the charming Reggie herself) have all treated me well; be that raising me during dark nights, levelling me on erratic days or soothing me on mornings after. But it seems I have only very lightly raided the riches contained within the Musical PiggyBank of Nice. & now I'm in a position to make some Less Random Purchases. I'll definitely try getting hold of some CocoRosie as well as some Feist (thanx Ms Eloise) and Julie Doiron too (thanx Jenn S). Mmmm, I'm all excited now..

I should offer a few gems myself I guess. Oh jeez, I gotta hurry though, lots to do.. (that'll learn me for going off on those tangents of whimsy up there). Um.. well I've got the new Iron & Wine EP 'Woman King' playing in my ear at the moment and its perfick. Seriously. The songs aren't spectacular or anything and new ground isn't being pushed but, I don't know.. their songs are just, well faultless I guess. Like a plain circle. And who doesn't like circles? No-one, that's who. Except maybe Triangle Man, the pesky bleeder. Grrr, that Triangle Man....

Aaaaand anyway, yeah, last night I was listening to an old Red House Painters CD and I went through one of those Lambchop Moments mentioned previously (thanx Tooots). They can be a tad inconsistent with their brilliance but if you wanna check 'em out, a couple of particlarly wow-some tracks are 'Grace Cathedral Park' and 'New Jersey'. What else? Gosh, I don't know... Six Organs of Admittance> Cool; Kristin Hersh> Wink; ooh, and a weird little British band called Broadcast - they're not of the acoustic vein, but still very ethearal-ly, like if, I don't know, The Matrix had been set in Faerie, that kind of background music. [<<Sorry, even I'm thinking "What is he..?!" now. That last comment, the Matrix one, skim over it, for God's sake. No please, its not even the slightest bit correct. It isn't worthy of eyes.] I'm gonna go now because, as you can see, I have lost any grasp of any plot that might have been trying to .. something-or-other. I'm bored. That's my excuse for giing on for so long. But, more to the point, I'm procrastinating furiously.

Thanx, if you made it this far, for reading this drivel. I had good (and short, and to the point) intentions to start with, I promise.

Roll on May 9th! Gonna get meself a T-shirt 'n' everything... Big Grin

(ADDITIONAL: as a first-time poster how have I done? Any tips?)

(ADDITIONAL ADDITIONAL: keep the artist-recommendations-thing going! SeeyaBye!)

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Late reply but still legible.

Does"Saturday Looks Good To Me" have male and feamle lead singers? Like New Pornographers or Rilo Kiley? I was listening to them a few day's back and I bleieve out of four songs two were female lead singers and two were male. Just wondering.

If you like Joanna Newsom...Milk Eyed Mender is one of 2004's best. You will like Cerys Matthews. The Folk singer from Wales. Best track and first single off of her 2002 follow-up "Cockahoop" is "Chardonay." Cery's voice sounds as if her sad and lonely problems will never go away but she is trying her hardest by drinking them away.

A helpful hint, Don't listen to Chardonay when you are sad...The end result is never good. I hope you enjoy.

P.S. Female Rockers (Cat Power, Le Tigre, Garbage) are the best. Nothing is better than a yelping Shirley "sp" Manson Or a pissed off Kathleen Hannah.

-Livize.

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quote:
Originally posted by Joe LoneShark:

Also to look out for:

Martin Grech - new album, Unholy out later this year.. simply awesome!

I am completely wetting myself for it. June cannot come soon enough (apart from exams and all, but eh...)

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I'm pretty much only listening to Regina Spektor and Morrissey's new live album this week.

Oh, and the Cowboy Junkies and Jobriath, but they aren't "new music."

I'm fond of Cat Power, mentioned by someone else.

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