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I'm seriously thinking of writing them a letter lobbying for the release of a live album -- the arrangements are so different, it's like a set of all-new songs.
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Check out Gomez- I recently bought two of their CD's and they are really great.
Current favorites of mine are stella*star, Pete Yorn, The Mountaineers, The Killers, The Veils, Matt Nathanson, Weakerthans....
Another must-have is Teitur- Poetry and Airplanes- so mellow and beautiful.
Oh, and my guilty pleasure for this time of year- Boney M's Christmas Album!
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grant wrote:It was stellar. Ukulele, banter about how "We don't have Mrs. Pac-Man in Australia," lovely songs in a lovely room. Stephin Merritt, he's dressing like a funny little old man nowadays, isn't he (says grant, who knows %nothing about presenting himself as a funny little old man%).


It was wonderful!!
The sound was beautiful, intimate, simple...yet so full..
They had an odd preoccupation with talking about Celebration, FL
Stephen Merritt looked like an English Lit Professor...
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C Dog check it out

Viva Voce ( a husband and wife situation out of Portland, Or. )
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks ( former Pavement frontman)
John Vanderslice ( brilliance )
Frank Bango ( New York..... Elvis Costello ? )
The Shins (indie Portland)
The Rogue Wave
The Stills
Iron & Wine (beauty)

probably heard alot of this stuff, I've been stuck on much of it for months now

Cheers
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bubbamo wrote: The Shins (indie Portland)


Ah, give New Mexico the cred it rightfully deserves.
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Yarn.../ NM = I was sleepy when I wrote that.
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bubbamo wrote:C Dog check it out

Viva Voce ( a husband and wife situation out of Portland, Or. )
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks ( former Pavement frontman)
John Vanderslice ( brilliance )
Frank Bango ( New York..... Elvis Costello ? )
The Shins (indie Portland)
The Rogue Wave
The Stills
Iron & Wine (beauty)

probably heard alot of this stuff, I've been stuck on much of it for months now

Cheers


There are a couple in that list that are new to me - thanks..
Speaking of beautiful and intimate shows - I saw Iron & Wine over the summer and they were amazing in that way also.. the whole crowd was mesmerized.
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c-dog wrote:I saw Iron & Wine over the summer and they were amazing in that way also.. the whole crowd was mesmerized.

c-dog, I think I was at that show. Was it at the Social with Travis Morrison?
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bubbamo wrote:Yarn.../ NM = I was sleepy when I wrote that.


I can hardly fault James for moving Portland, though.
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dchris wrote:
c-dog wrote:I saw Iron & Wine over the summer and they were amazing in that way also.. the whole crowd was mesmerized.

c-dog, I think I was at that show. Was it at the Social with Travis Morrison?


I'm pretty sure it is the same one. I didn't see the opening act - I got there right when Iron & Wine started and felt like I had to tiptoe in b/c it was so quiet... I remember that it was an early show too....
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I'm seriously digging some Iron & Wine right now. This stuff is wicked. I trusted Amazon.com's recomendation, and I am in bliss for it.
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c-dog wrote:I'm pretty sure it is the same one. I didn't see the opening act - I got there right when Iron & Wine started and felt like I had to tiptoe in b/c it was so quiet... I remember that it was an early show too....

Yes, confused the heck out of me. Shows 'round there parts rarely start before 10:30. 11:00 is a pretty standard starting time here.

It was by pure luck that I didn't miss Travis Morrison entirely. He got there late, too and played for (literally) fifteen minutes, so it's no suprise you missed him.
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I saw Travis Morrison last night with Beauty Pill and Exit Stratagey. I didn't care for ES so much, but goddamn Beauty Pill was great! Then freakin Travis Morrison blows the hell out of the place. YAY! great show! all you peeps in the NYC better check him out before the tour ends!!!

FYI: The Garden State soundtrack has the really cool Iron & Wine cover of "Such Great Heights" on it.
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Brantley wrote:I'm seriously digging some Iron & Wine right now. This stuff is wicked. I trusted Amazon.com's recomendation, and I am in bliss for it.


Endless Numbered Days is my person fav. Which album are you into?
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LoveSickJerk wrote:
FYI: The Garden State soundtrack has the really cool Iron & Wine cover of "Such Great Heights" on it.


Aye, but so does The Postal Service's Such Great Heights E.P., which ALSO has The Shin's cover of We Will Become Silhouettes, a totally fantastically-awesome cover.

Hell, pick both those albums up . . . I did.
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I much dig Iron & Wine also. Good stuff.

I feel I would be remiss if I did not mention something many of you may already own, but, if like me you were a bit slow to get around to it, Sufjan Steven's "Michigan" is one of those albums that has refused to let me go. It is my warm blanket, it is my favorite scarf, it stays with me all day long, and I find myself smiling, for no reason, randomly, since I began playing it two weeks ago. As they say in bonnie Scotland, "magic".

PS, On an unrelated note, The Pogues were incredible in Newcastle, and I don't say that just because many pints of Guinness were consumed before the show. The whole band seemed to be enjoying themselves, and maybe if we're lucky, they will plan a US tour...
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Betty Felon wrote:Speaking of Bjork....has anyone heard her new album yet? Any commentary? All acapella...I'm curious, but hesitant.


That depends, how much do you like Bjork?

It's more of an album to appreciate than to love. It's sort of an album for the Bjork fan, not one to start with.
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grant wrote:It was stellar. Ukulele, banter about how "We don't have Mrs. Pac-Man in Australia,"

Did he play "Punk's Not Dead" ?
http://homes.jcu.edu.au/~ccscb/darrenhanlonlyrics/lyrics/punks-not-dead.html
thats a cute one.
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Ah, no pic, the praise of Sufjan Stevens cannot be sung enough.
Personally, I prefer the newer Seven Swans album, probably because I heard that one first. But Michigan is cool because of the theme. Live, Sufjan Stevens will draw a map of the state and tell stories about the songs (or places) he plays.

Yesterday I was introduced to the music of Brother Danielson, who apparently has 6 albums out with the Danielson Famile, but I had never heard of him. Although he couldn't match his support act (ah, for shame!) Will Johnson, I found his songs very compelling. His high vocals and somewhat erratic songs are not for everyone though, I suppose.
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Fi wrote:
grant wrote:It was stellar. Ukulele, banter about how "We don't have Mrs. Pac-Man in Australia,"

Did he play "Punk's Not Dead" ?
http://homes.jcu.edu.au/~ccscb/darrenhanlonlyrics/lyrics/punks-not-dead.html
thats a cute one.


Yes, and I wound up buying the CD with that on it. He also closed the set with "Falling Aeroplanes," which is a lovely, lovely song, even without an accordion.
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