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2014 music thread

Post by Das » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:42 pm

For pertinent 2014 music experiences. Get yr. hype up.

Raekwon and Pharoahe Monch have new records this year, supposedly. Besides that it's early in the year.
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Re: 2014 music thread

Post by Samm@el » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:50 am

As to what's coming out this year, I know nothing Jon Snow.
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Post by Stu » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:52 am

Samm@el wrote:As to what's coming out this year, I know nothing Jon Snow.
New Cyniiic...
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Re: 2014 music thread

Post by Bandy Greensacks » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:51 am

Das wrote:Raekwon and Pharoahe Monch have new records this year, supposedly. Besides that it's early in the year.
Elzhi's new album will be out this year, as well, but I might be his only fan here

Excited about those two, anyway
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Re: 2014 music thread

Post by Das » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:06 am

I like Elzhi well enough, but I'll wait on reactions before picking up his new record.
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Post by Samm@el » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:07 pm

Woot. New Behemoth, that's a start!
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Post by ledfloyd » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:33 pm

New St. Vincent looks dope.
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Post by elixir » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:31 am

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Post by Jonzz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:47 pm

Anyone have musical festival experiences? Outkast is playing the Governors Ball this year. I don't know about the price and handling the crowds.
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Post by Das » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 pm

Jonzz wrote:Anyone have musical festival experiences? Outkast is playing the Governors Ball this year. I don't know about the price and handling the crowds.
Get to the big sets early, have deodorant ON YOUR PERSON at all times, you'll sweat a lot in crowds, and the bigger the pass you buy, the more of a value it is to you typically.

Oh, and if it's in a place not near hotels, figure out how many public bathrooms are on the grounds, and what's the closest town because being able to take a shower is worth hotel prices, just leave early to dodge traffic back into the festival grounds.
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Post by Jonzz » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:00 pm

Das wrote: Get to the big sets early, have deodorant ON YOUR PERSON at all times, you'll sweat a lot in crowds, and the bigger the pass you buy, the more of a value it is to you typically.

Oh, and if it's in a place not near hotels, figure out how many public bathrooms are on the grounds, and what's the closest town because being able to take a shower is worth hotel prices, just leave early to dodge traffic back into the festival grounds.
Great advice. The festivals you've been to have been worth it?
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Post by Das » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:06 pm

Yeah, they have - I've only really had one bad Festival experience and that was mostly my fault for not anticipating that the stuff I wanted to see would fill up before the sets started.
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Post by takeshi » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Here's the new xiu xiu record, apparently named after a pinku movie.

xiu xiu - angel guts: red classroom
sendspace.com/file/ldwu4g
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Post by takeshi » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:16 pm

Why did I say apparently? I've seen that movie. I've got to get out of lingual bad habits.
"your review shows me only that you dont understand anything about movies and that you are a untalented wanna bee filmmaker with no balls and no understanding what POSTAL is. you dont see courage because you are nothing. and no go to your mum and fuck her …because she cooks for you now since 30 years ..so she deserves it." — Uwe Boll
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Post by Cameron » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:55 am

Super excited for the new Drive-by Truckers and The Hold Steady both coming in March.
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:26 am

Had no idea Xiu Xiu and The Hold Steady were still alive.

Since this is a music thread you should share your listening set-up, got AKG k702s and Grado sr325is' I power through a fiio e17 headphone amp for PC playback, got a reliable Technics sl-1200 turntable for vinyl playback, use my PC if I get a CD and rip it in.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:10 am

HiFiMAN HE-500 or Denon AH-D2000 with a Matrix M-Stage at home. Beyerdynamic T70p with a Topping TP30 at work.
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:32 am

How do you like the HiFiMANs? They're tempting to me - although I should probably put more in on a nicer amp/DAC first, even though the Fiio does a great job for what it cost me.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:36 am

They are the best headphones I've ever owned. Kind of heavy, though. But oof.
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:48 am

Well they are really big open ear cans, after all, I assume the build quality's excellent as well which usually contributes to weight (I know going from sr225i's to the sr325is, there's a huge jump in materials quality, metal housing over plastic, reinforced leather headband, they feel like a step up from the moment you hold them, and added weight.)

edit- said closed, corrected there.
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Post by Epistemophobia » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:51 am

They're open, but certainly big. You could probably knock out an intruder with them.
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Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:43 am

I'm only an amateur audiophile at best. Bowers & Wilkins P3 (replacing my Triport which finally broke after 3 years of loyal use); Microlabs Fc360; RHA MA350 for when I'm on the go. No amp, unless you count Winamp (sorry, that was lame). I'm still back and forth on whether I want to get a vinyl player, any specific recommendations?
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Post by Fentablar » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:45 am

I will be following this thread. And hopefully contributing.
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Post by Boner M » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:51 am

Does anyone still like 'rock music'
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Post by Fentablar » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:52 am

Boner M wrote:Does anyone still like 'rock music'
of course
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Post by Boner M » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:55 am

I'm looking forward to every Dean Blunt release & the new Blank Realm which comes out in 2 weeks, this song is so great (rily The Feelies, The Clean, VU, organs)

[youtube]0BdVJ0dC3IE[/youtube]
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:57 am

MrCarmady wrote:I'm only an amateur audiophile at best. Bowers & Wilkins P3 (replacing my Triport which finally broke after 3 years of loyal use); Microlabs Fc360; RHA MA350 for when I'm on the go. No amp, unless you count Winamp (sorry, that was lame). I'm still back and forth on whether I want to get a vinyl player, any specific recommendations?
Get a DAC/Amp way before getting a vinyl player. For vinyl recommendations, my player goes for anywhere between 500-1500 USD online now so I'd not recommend it to someone who's not a vinyl head already and wants to get into it. I think Audio Technica makes some affordable, but quality vinyl players for under 100 dollars.
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Re: 2014 music thread

Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:06 am

Cool. How much did you pay for your amp?
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Post by roujin » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:56 pm

Boner M wrote:Does anyone still like 'rock music'
no
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Post by takeshi » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:01 pm

Guitar music is dead. Everything is just revival shit it feels like. We need a new wave of INNOVATIVE CRAZY ROCK BANDS.

The last time I think this happened was in the mid 2000s when Time of Orchids, Kayo Dot, Zs, Extra Life etc. were all playing with each other. There were a lot of new interesting noise rock bands at that point too if I remember.
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:18 pm

MrCarmady wrote:Cool. How much did you pay for your amp?
fiio e17 was 140-ish USD when I got it, I have a nice old tube amp for my vinyl player that was a hand-me-down.

250-400 is the sweet spot for DAC/Amp combos I think. I kind of want a Woo DAC/amp combo.. then I realize it'll set me back about a grand, but I hear such great, great things about them and it tempts me again.

I agree with Takeshi - the 'rock' music I listen to on a regular basis now either comes from bands that have been around since the mid-aughts or earlier, I don't find new stuff exciting enough anymore. I dig some of the revival bands that hit on stuff I'm a total sucker for, like what Tennis and Cults are doing.
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Post by Samm@el » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:27 pm

I, uh, turn on my stereo. Or, um, plug my headphones into my iPhone.

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Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:30 pm

please tell me they're not stock apple earbuds
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Post by Samm@el » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:39 pm

MrCarmady wrote:please tell me they're not stock apple earbuds
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Get your hands on a Grado sr60/80i, or a Koss PortaPro, or Sennheiser's low-mid end, or AKG or something - To add insult and injury the Apple earbuds are more damaging to your hearing than most over-ear headphones that give you a vastly better listening experience anyway.
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Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:48 pm

for real? you're missing out on your ears not hurting and music sounding substantially better for like 20 bucks (or 200 or 2000 but y'know)
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Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:51 pm

like jvc flats cost 12 bucks and you'll already be able to tell the difference, probably the best dirt-cheap headphones i know of
same with jvc marshmallows if you prefer in-ears
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Post by MrCarmady » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:53 pm

Boner M wrote:Does anyone still like 'rock music'
does twee pop count, considering it's guitar-based?
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Post by Samm@el » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:54 pm

I don't, uh, wanna go anywhere. So can you recommend something from here?

http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0 ... Caps%2C273

As long as it's on Canadian Amazon, and costs less than $40, I could be persuaded. I'm kind of sick of earbuds, so if it's actual headphones, I'd be a happy cat.
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Post by Das » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:56 pm

Can that stretch 15 over?



Because as far as 'first real headphones' go these are pretty damn good at their price point.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:36 pm

this might be asking a lot, but would twice a month someone in this thread be willing to recommend me a new music release that I could review? I am specifically looking at Das...
Everything around me is evaporating. My whole life, my memories, my imagination and its contents, my personality - it's all evaporating. I continuously feel that I was someone else, that I felt something else, that I thought something else. What I'm attending here is a show with another set. And the show I'm attending is myself. Fernando Pessoa

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Post by takeshi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:19 pm

I'm sure we could do that. Or I guess just DAS could do it cause why not.

Does anyone have the new John Frusciante album called Medieval Chamber? It's a collab record with the rap group Black Knights. Not getting any soulseek hits for it.
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Post by Stu » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:40 pm

In case Das needs help filling that quote, I would also be willing to recommend rouge a record or two I think she might like sometimes :shifty:
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:44 pm

takeshi wrote:Does anyone have the new John Frusciante album called Medieval Chamber? It's a collab record with the rap group Black Knights. Not getting any soulseek hits for it.
It's on What.CD, so I'd imagine it'll be on Soulseek soon. Also, it's just labeled "Black Knights". Frusciante isn't one of the featured artists.
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Post by takeshi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:48 pm

I know. I'm interested in it because of the John Frusciante production though haha.

Oh wait, I have a very seldom used what.cd account. Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by takeshi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:50 pm

What's tracker is down. Fackin ell.
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Post by Derninan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:57 pm

Hey guys.

HEY! GUYS!!!

Phish should be releasing a studio CD this year. I'll keep everyone posted, so don't hold your breath, you may die!
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Post by Bandy Greensacks » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:01 am

takeshi wrote:I know. I'm interested in it because of the John Frusciante production though haha.
I just listened to a few tracks from the album. I'm a fan of Frusciante, but this flat out sucks. The rappers have no flow whatsoever, and at least a few of the tracks use drum loops that have been used about a billion times already.
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Post by takeshi » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:27 am

Yeah, I listened to a few tracks and ehhhhh. He should get addicted to heroin and make insanely beautiful abrasive music again.
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Post by Das » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:28 am

Philosophe rouge wrote:this might be asking a lot, but would twice a month someone in this thread be willing to recommend me a new music release that I could review? I am specifically looking at Das...
It's not asking much at all, just bug me about it on occasion.
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