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    Black Midi

    Really highly impressed with these young lads. I'm getting Pere Ubu... Talking Heads... Mahavishnu... Crimson... fuck knows what else, but they're great. Mind bending modern prog with math rock tendencies and demented vocals, this is extremely my thing.


    They have a new album out soon and their first one Schlagenheim is worth diving into as a primer.

    Did i mention they're really young?

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    you know on that first video...I kinda soiled my expensive adidas workout pants.

    dig!

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    The newest video is pretty cool.

    About the vocals: I can’t tell if they’re in Japanese or English! I THINK English, though I can only make out a few words.
    "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart...not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!"

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    Okay, that is interesting. Sort of got a Devo/Talking Heads crossed with Bad Brains and Meshuggah kind of vibes, but I dug it. :-)
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    I am so tired of these guys releasing a single every month since February. I want to hear the whole album now! I truly liked Schlagenheim (or whatever it's called).

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    Can't wait for the album, the singles are very tasty.
    Have a ticket for a show in September, hope it will happen...

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    Great stuff, I'm a big fan, going to in the fall, good stuff coming out of London, Black Country, New Road and Squid.
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    New album out today:


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    It's very good.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

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    Fantastic and very varied, I love it.

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    Really looking forward to this one. I don't think that I've heard anything else quite like this band, and that's a good thing.

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by boilk View Post
    Really looking forward to this one. I don't think that I've heard anything else quite like this band, and that's a good thing.

    Neil
    You can listen to it here:

    https://youtu.be/Won7s8xJYZM

    Just skip to 6:39

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    I dig. Might try to catch them in DC next April
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
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    Amazingballs!

    The Bungle is also strong within them, I'd say…
    τί ἐστιν ὃ μίαν ἔχον φωνὴν τετράπουν καὶ δίπουν καὶ τρίπουν γίνεται;

    εἰσί κασίγνηται δισσαὶ, ὠν ἡ μία τίκτει
    τὴν ἑτέραν αὐτὴ δέ τεκοῦσ` ὑπό τὴσδη τεκνούται
    τίς δὲ κασίγνηται δύο;

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    You can listen to it here:

    https://youtu.be/Won7s8xJYZM

    Just skip to 6:39
    Thanks. Based on what I'd previously heard, I've already ordered it on bandcamp. Let the games begin!

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    Great band. Great album.

    (Although right now I prefer the debut.)

    If you guys dig this then you REALLY need to check out the new album from Squid (sorry Dave Kerzner!) and their new album "Bright Green Field." Also very Talking Heads but replace the King Crimson vibe with Can and The Fall and you kinda get the idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    Great band. Great album.

    (Although right now I prefer the debut.)

    If you guys dig this then you REALLY need to check out the new album from Squid (sorry Dave Kerzner!) and their new album "Bright Green Field." Also very Talking Heads but replace the King Crimson vibe with Can and The Fall and you kinda get the idea...
    I've tried the Squid album twice. I love the music, but am having difficulty coping with the B52's style vocals. An awkward fit to this kind of music...IMO.

    Neil

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    Cavalcade is awesome

    Alongside bm and Squid, Black Country, New Road are another of these young brit post-punk/rock, prog etc. bands worth checking out with a debut from this year
    Edit: I see they were mentioned earlier https://blackcountrynewroad.bandcamp...the-first-time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Cavalcade is awesome

    Alongside bm and Squid, Black Country, New Road are another of these young brit post-punk/rock, prog etc. bands worth checking out with a debut from this year
    Edit: I see they were mentioned earlier https://blackcountrynewroad.bandcamp...the-first-time
    I'm kinda obsessed with all three right now.
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    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I'm kinda obsessed with all three right now.
    Black Midi, New Road is a live combo they do sometimes

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    Oooh
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

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    Glad to see these guys getting some love. I haven't had time to give this a proper listen yet, but from what i can tell it's more refined and eclectic than the first album while retaining the wonkiness and batshit-ness i've come to expect.

    Can't say i've enjoyed what i've heard of Squid as it sounded a bit 'early 80's New Wave/Post-Punk by numbers' to my jaded ears, but i'll try their new record after the mentions they've been getting in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I'm kinda obsessed with all three right now.
    Same here, obsessed definitely describes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Same here, obsessed definitely describes it.
    Because it's so good to listen to REAL new bands, which have ideas of their own and are relevant today. And we kind of missed that.

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    Got the vinyl with a bonus flexi disc with a version of 21st CSM - turns out there was a poll and 5 songs were chosen, here are 2:

    https://youtu.be/_yV6f6UKtR8

    https://youtu.be/iy8HPyE4iCo

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