jennpelly:

All hail pack-leader Dee Dee Penny, does this song hold up or what.

still my favorite Dum Dum Girls album. revisit it often. End of Days EP seems to get better with each listen too

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INDY: Five words with Speedy Ortiz

no-trivia:

Spoke to Sadie of Speedy Ortiz about her mom, punk, Ciara, and comic books. This is part of a frequent feature in the Independent Weekly where we give the subject just five words (in this case, punk, D.I.Y., Boston, Ciara, and comics) and see how they react to them. It’s a lot of fun.

The introduction also has some words from me about this recent female-fronted punk movement (it’s problematic to label it that, I know, but it seems like a good place for the convo to start, at least), which I find really important and truthful, despite what say, a fathead misogynist like Chris Ott has to say about it. Bands like Screaming Females, Perfect Pussy, Priests, Speedy Ortiz and others are really doing something and they’ve been doing it without the help of conventional 2010-style buzz-building machinations. I lived in New Brunswick in 2011 and 2012 and you could feel this just like, thing happening or about to happen then. So, miss me with your hype machine accusations now that this movement is getting its mini-moment. These bands put in work in towns like New Brunswick all over the country.

And personally, listening to these records and more importantly, seeing these bands perform, has been really significant for me. As someone who came late to music with guitars (being mostly a rap kid), I just saw through the boring ass white bro-ness of indie rock and punk and it irked me at 15 or so. And it just felt truly oppressive during college as I became more aware of rockism and social/political issues, while indie rock and punk dominated most of my peers’ listening habits.

I couldn’t get into the stuff. It just seemed like the obnoxious jerks that got beat up by the other obnoxious jerks trying to have their own obnoxious jerk moment, and it was alienating and stupidly macho and posturing. Like, the altar of Henry Rollins should’ve never been built. It certainly shouldn’t still be a place of worship 30 years later. The point is, bands like Speedy Ortiz bring that same energy and aggression, but they do it with so much more insight and awareness. I can totally get behind this stuff. While some white T-wearing dickhead doing a Rollins impression while his friend grinds out sub-Ginn riffs feels about as vital and inviting as tight pants guitar teacher types still trying to be Jimmy Page. You feel me?

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My 50 Favorite Albums of 2013

  1. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual

  2. Ka - The Night’s Gambit

  3. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt

  4. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels

  5. Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple

  6. Thundercat - Apocalypse

  7. Deafheaven - Sunbather

  8. Pharmakon - Abandon

  9. Various Artists - After Dark 2

  10. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

  11. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob

  12. DJ Rashad - I Don’t Give A Fuck EP

  13. Boy Friend - Secret City EP

  14. Locrian - Return to Annihilation

  15. Yung Lean - Unknown Death 2002

  16. Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork

  17. Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain

  18. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

  19. Kanye West - Yeezus

  20. Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat

  21. Jon Hopkins - Immunity

  22. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

  23. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience part 1

  24. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

  25. HAIM - Days Are Gone

  26. DJ Rashad - Double Cup

  27. Machinedrum - Vapor City

  28. William Tyler - Impossible Truth

  29. Pissed Jeans - Honeys

  30. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven

  31. Theo Parrish - Theo Parrish’s Black Jazz Signature Mix

  32. Anika - Anika EP

  33. No Gang Colors - Modal Jazz

  34. Natasha Kmeto - Crisis

  35. Power Trip - Manifest Decimation

  36. Lustmord - The Word As Power

  37. Stellar OM Source - Joy One Mile

  38. Modern Life Is War - Fever Hunting

  39. Charli XCX - True Romance

  40. Swans - Not Here Not Now

  41. No Joy - Wait to Pleasure

  42. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe

  43. Chelsea Wolfe - Pain Is Beauty

  44. Ensemble Pearl - Ensemble Pearl

  45. Baths - Obsidian

  46. Prurient - Through The Window

  47. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation

  48. Forest Swords - Engravings

  49. David Bowie - The Next Day

  50. Windhand - Soma

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awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Axl Rose and David Bowie

awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Axl Rose and David Bowie

(via pitchfork)

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"For me, the idea of dark or light doesn’t really apply as much as the intensity of it. And maybe it’s that intensity that comes across threatening, which can be a mean or a dark aspect. There are other words that are used, like heavy. What does that mean? It just means it’s a super-focused, intense version of something. It’s not meant to be intimidating. It’s meant to be enjoyable and ultra-pleasurable, so that aspect is the real personality of it."

Stephen O’Malley

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Anonymous said: Any advice to a 19 year-old who has no idea what the fuck is going on?

markrichardson:

Do what is required of you while simultaneously thinking about what you really want to be doing. Pay attention to what makes you feel good but give that feeling time to process before chasing it with everything you’ve got. Try things but have no expectations and then study your reactions. Read. Think. Wait.

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The Genius of the Crowd

"there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

their finest art”

- Charles Bukowski

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katherinestasaph:

parklakespeakers:

the20000:

ajohnny:

dtownsteez:

wearethetay:

Wifey. Inspire-ration

Someone make sure Katherine sees this

From Her Mysterious Album The Kick Inside

Not pictured: Robert Fripp & Brian Eno.

For the benefit of those who don’t read katakana, the big light green title just above the picture says “Rolling the Ball”, which is apparently what “Them Heavy People” was renamed in Japan.

"her mysterious album"

katherinestasaph:

parklakespeakers:

the20000:

ajohnny:

dtownsteez:

wearethetay:

Wifey. Inspire-ration

Someone make sure Katherine sees this

From Her Mysterious Album The Kick Inside

Not pictured: Robert Fripp & Brian Eno.

For the benefit of those who don’t read katakana, the big light green title just above the picture says “Rolling the Ball”, which is apparently what “Them Heavy People” was renamed in Japan.

"her mysterious album"

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Returnal


#nowplaying #oneohtrixpointnever #0pn #returnal #editionsmego #daniellopatin

Returnal


#nowplaying #oneohtrixpointnever #0pn #returnal #editionsmego #daniellopatin

"All music has its own message.  Music is just like people and places and things.  Everything has a message for someone.  And I’m in no position to criticize anything.  Take a piece like Bobby Timmons’ "Moanin’".  A lot of people are talking against that kind of music, but these people are playing it different, in a modern way.  That piece is really a beautiful piece.  It’s not really a blues, it just seems to be.  It’s got a very beautiful, complex structure.  It shows a very good musical mind.  I think that if you can play a piece, and get to understand it and what it’s made up of, then you’re in a position to criticize it."
-Eric Dolphy

"All music has its own message.  Music is just like people and places and things.  Everything has a message for someone.  And I’m in no position to criticize anything.  Take a piece like Bobby Timmons’ "Moanin’".  A lot of people are talking against that kind of music, but these people are playing it different, in a modern way.  That piece is really a beautiful piece.  It’s not really a blues, it just seems to be.  It’s got a very beautiful, complex structure.  It shows a very good musical mind.  I think that if you can play a piece, and get to understand it and what it’s made up of, then you’re in a position to criticize it."

-Eric Dolphy

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