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music joke, pun on a saying about death 

going to open a music store called "The Sweet Release of Clef"

The Dirty Computer tracklist reveal, with the inspirations for each song-

If Janelle Monáe doesn't get nominated for a Hugo, I'm going to flip all the tables.

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Disclaimer: If a band stylizes their name with a V in place of a U, I'm drawn to it and get disappointed if their music is bad. It's probably good I have a fondness for pop, witch house, and weird metal.

Earlier this evening, I was in a shitty dark mood, and gave a half-hearted attempt at finding something new on Bandcamp to cheer myself up, and if I couldn't do that I was going to fully lean into being miserable. Unreqvited was featured on the front page, and atmospheric post-black metal sounded like I could at least be angry along with it. I was wrong. Stars Wept to The Sea has a lot of pieces that begin almost like a cinematic score or unexpectedly gentle ambient, then build a crushing crash of metal and sustained walls of sound.

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After not thinking about this band in a long time, someone here posted a picture of a Now! album with Blessid Union of Souls listed on the cover. Then, Hey Leonardo! was playing at the grocery store, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Anyway, enjoy a list (from 2013) of all the out of date references in a song from 1999.

79 - Sam Roberts, "Brother Down" 

The tempo and clapping beat with Roberts' voice have a sort of late 90s/early 2000s trying to sound like the 70s vibe.

I fell down a Wikipedia hole on this one, because this song was featured on Undergrads and I had to start clicking through. Anyone else remember that cartoon?

80 - Glass Tiger, "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" 

Because of those K-Tel type compilation albums sold on TV, "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" is forever linked in my mind with Ben E. King's "Stand By Me." "Don't forget me when I'm gone/My heart would break/I have loved you for so long" would segue into "Darling, darling stand by me." I kind of wondered what sort of collection would have both those songs, but Stand By Me charted again in 1986 because of the movie.


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81 - Metric, "Monster Hospital" 

If you don't want to dance to Metric, I don't want to know you.

This video is black, white, red, punk, and campy 🖤

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What if Nirvana's opening act covered Dire Straits?
Cover of the Now: Dinosaur Pile-Up, "Money for Nothing"

82 - Cœur de pirate, "Place de la république" 

More Francophone music, but Béatrice Martin is such a talented pianist and her voice can reach strong clear places and still have softness to it, that it doesn't frustrate me to not understand the lyrics. (She does occasionally sing in English, the intensity of "Ocean's Brawl" makes it my favourite of her Anglophone songs.)

83 - Rheostatics, "Bad Time To Be Poor" 

Rocks in a mid-90s post grunge grungy way, and is timelessly bitter. "It's a bad time to be young", the lyrics go, and it's lumbering and worn out enough to have no trace of irony or hypocrisy.

84 - Patrick Watson, "The Great Escape" 

The piano is all right, but Watson's vocals are kind of in that same class as James Blunt and Ed Sheeran, so I wasn't really into this. (Sleeping Beauty, also on Close To Paradise, is a much more interesting track with what can only be described as a cacophony of instruments and some drone.)

Controversial opinion about "Bad Luck", half a shitpost. Maybe don't read this if you find it to be a good and pure song, and would hate to have a 90s ear worm. 

"Bad Luck" could go on a mixtape for a high school English teacher as the antidote to grinding their teeth during the previous track, which would be Alanis Morissette's "Ironic."

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New Neko Case track! "Bad Luck" doesn't do anything new, but it sounds like Middle Cyclone-era Neko Case which is a solid way to sound.

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@erinbee there's a tear in my beer comes to mind but there must be something in Jim Nesbitt's catalog that fits

These two toots in the timeline together 👌

Anyone have a song that fits the bill? It just seems ripe for country music.

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Eeee! I just made my new album "Arcseconds II" available for pre-order. It's 85 minutes of continuous experimental electronic drone music. It's a head trip.

The promotional video is here:

And you can pre-order the album here:

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