Music ask meme

Via--you guessed it--zmediaoutlet. Since Tumblr, for all its faults, seems to be better at coming up with ask memes, and Z is my window into Tumblr, these days.

Comment with a band/artist and I’ll reply with:
Do I know them already?: yes | no

If I know them:
Favourite Song:
Least Favourite Song:
Favourite Album:
Least Favourite Album:
Song that got me into them:
Seen Live?:
Rate: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

If I don’t know them:
First song youtube took me to:
First Impression:
Do I like it?:
Would I listen to more from them?:
Rate (from what I heard): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

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Don't know your tastes but here's a couple of guitar-y folk-y people producing within the last decade or so!

Kurt Vile

Mirel Wagner

(if you're up for something a bit more psychedelic: Goat; ETA: It occurs to me that "Goat" may not produce useful youtube results.....heh. Try Gathering of Ancient Tribes as a representative track?)

Edited at 2018-03-10 08:09 am (UTC)
Kurt Vile

Do I know them already?: Nope
First song youtube took me to:

First Impression: Okay, this is not what I was expecting from the kind of eerie opening. Has a nice bit of grit to it; bouncy, but not bright, which is a combo you don't see as much.
Do I like it?: Yeah, I kind of do
Would I listen to more from them?: Probably?
Rate (from what I heard): 7.5

Edited at 2018-03-10 12:24 pm (UTC)
Mirel Wagner

Do I know them already?: No
First song youtube took me to:

First Impression: This sounds like the kind of song that gets used for an end-of-episode montage. Puts me in mind of Emily Haines and the Soft Skeletons, even though that band tends to be much more musically complex
Do I like it?: Maybe? The lyrics are quite good, despite the repetitiveness of the music
Would I listen to more from them?: If I was in the right mood for it, perhaps--I certainly wouldn't mind if it showed up in a playlist
Rate (from what I heard): 7

Edited at 2018-03-10 12:19 pm (UTC)

Do I know them already?: Nope
First song youtube took me to:

First Impression: Kind of shouty/crashy-bangy
Do I like it?: Not really
Would I listen to more from them?: Based off this, no--anything with strong percussion like this tends to give me a headache in fairly short order
Rate (from what I heard): 4
oh I hope I didn't give you a headache with that one!

Re: Kurt Vile that track is pretty representative esp of the last two albums so you're safe if you go exploring!
Re: MW: montage music lol. I hadn't heard of Emily Gaines -- see what you mean about the similarity in the voices -- a similar breathy quality although she goes a little too far into Julie Benz territory for me :-D I thought the track Fatal Gift was gonna be a bit too twee but it turned out pretty catchy.

*puts on deerstalker* if you're still in the mood:

Gurrumul Yunupingu (I suspect youtube will take you to some live stuff and dodgy collabs so try the track Baru)
Joanna Newsom
Bohren & the Club of Gore
I'll do this in abbreviated form--and no worries, a single track wasn't enough to give me a headache. :)

Gurrumul Yunupingu: new to me

This was actually the second song in the search results, so we cheated only a little. It's a very soothing song--I could see having it on in the evening while you're reading a book before bed or something.

Joanna Newsom: also new

Hm--this kind of bouncing piano tends to grate on my ear after a while, but the lyrics are quite good (though I needed to look them up; usually I'm more able to pick them up just from listening). I'd actually kind of like to hear a cover of this song. Something with a more blended instrumental arrangement and a singer with a fuller voice--the lyrics deserve something a bit more epic in scope.

Bohren & the Club of Gore: huh--the first page of results were all for full albums

Wow, this is super low-key. Makes me think of an after-dinner thing, where you're playing cards and drinking tea or wine or something. A nice background for just conversing with friends.
heh -- fair cop wrt Newsom's voice -- I'm come to embrace it as a critical feature of the songs and I like the way she plays with her own sound. I thought you might appreciate her lyrics (and Sapokanikan is a good example) - in terms of subject, allusion, word play, internal rhyme, and
treating the album and its sounds as a whole etc -- she's one of the best I've ever seen. thus endeth the plug!
Based on the piece in question, I'd say she definitely has chops as a writer--it would just be interesting to hear the song performed in a ... larger style? But I'm very glad you shared her--it's rare nowadays to find lyrics that function as poetry on their own.