What music are you streaming?

kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
edited March 10 in General
I threatened to make this tread a few weeks back so here it is. 
Putting this out there to try to get more people in involved in a discussions about music. I know there is a thread out there but I thought we could maybe hear more voices. 

I usually stream on a Sonos set up and I use Amazon and XM most of the time.

Today it is a cool rainey day so I started out with the two ep's by Minor Threat. Then I thought I need some epic tunes. So what could be more epic than some Prog? So I'm going with the live Porcupine Trees album "Anesthetize".


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  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited March 10
    I’ve been going way back down memory lane and streaming one of my favorite TX bands while in college, Black Lipstick.  Obviously the band name doesn’t lend well to google searching but it’s on Spotify.  You kinda have to be into the VU or just garage rock. The singer guy and drummer girl are together so there are lots of these “boy & girl VS the world” in the lyrics and back and forth stuff between them that’s sweet.   But I like them most for their swag and DGAF-edness.

    “Sincerely, Black Lipstick” Album favorite songs:
    1)opening track B.O.B.F.O.S.S.E.  
    Fav lyric: ....if the world is a stage, then the whole damn world should bow to us.
    2) Grandma Airplane
    3) Shallow

    “Converted Thieves” Album favorites:
    1) opening track Voodoo Exonomics
    fav lyrics:  when the winners of the world have left you broken and bruised, honey we are the crew for you, when the winners of the world have kicked the shit right out of you, we can kick that shit back in
    2)Serpentz
    fav chorus: hold on to your baby tight, or i’ll Pry her from your arms, cause sure as I know wrong from right, I know what I want and, no lady so lovely should left alone, with me
    3)Hot Sinners
    4)Ease back
    ”Elizabeth we deserve the best so I’ll do my best to keep my Lebanese nose to the grind stone and try to earn some dough cause although money can’t buy happiness it can buy us lots of the accessories  / Elizabeth let’s not worry bout money more than we worry bout us. It’ll be another problem we ignore when we -ease- back- / leave the bill collectors begging on their knees as we - ease - back ”
    5)Yesterday’s horoscope was right
    “Let’s drink for days, till we forget our own names”. “We’ll take a stand, butt naked with bruises on our hands”. “Like an open fly we’ll let it all hang out”
    6)Memorial Day Miracle
    ”when the ball leaves my hand, I can feel, the love of the Lord, his grace in my touch, his mercy and his will, and when the crowd erupts and cheers  I can hear a heavenly chorus and it sounds something like this”-then goes into the most righteous guitar roaring 
    7)Self Centered & Determined. Fav song on album. “With the power and power to pick as the pick hit the strings like an axe hits the dirt, we’re digging up trash, throwing back the gold, cause we’ve been told talent doesn’t mean a thing if you haven’t got the guts, you can get anything you want you want it bad enough. That’s cool...that’s cool....that’s cool...that’s cool cause I dig”

    “Four Kingdoms of Black Lipstick EP
    The OG!  Love em all except track 4. 

    “I don’t care, I do t care about shit except for getting on and getting lit, I don’t care I don’t care about shit except for you hun, your the shit. Goddamn what a pair of hips, goddamn sweetie, Isabel’s lips, goddamn what a pair of thighs goddamn what a pair. Tell me now who you be with, tell me now who you be with, tell me now who you be with, wanna kick it with you / sleeping on the hardwood floor, wake up and my neck is sore, goddamn is that what’s sleepings for, if it is I can’t hang, but you’re sleeping in that soft soft bed and, think you might have room for one more and, tell you what if you let me in, you can kick it with me...Sugar”

    “So Kobe, pass the jay”.  “Drugs are just groceries”

    Then digging deeper down memory lane, listening to the pre-Black Lipstick band called the Kiss Offs and their 2 albums on Spotify. That’s been me for a solid 2 weeks now when I’m streaming music in the car. 


    Chinaskikingbee67
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 10
    @cdrive I put that band on a search thru my streaming choices and it didn’t come up on Amazon but it did on I heart. I don't have a Spotify set up. The tune it randomly generated from that album is one I could have seen me buying when I bought albums.

    i was gonna post something about I don't like apps that just play random stuff after your first choice. But I just let it play on MyHeart and the the random picks were pretty good. Thing is I guess it's when you start out with one type of music and end up in some place you never intended to go. For instance I put in Joy Division and a number of songs down its playing Styx. 

    cdrive
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    had to come into the office today. i  swear i get more work done when the place is empty, the office lights are off and i blare my music. on that note.. i was in a Paul’s Boutique mood and that's going down at the moment. definitely on my 'greatest sophomore albums of all time' lists.

    cdrivekingbee67Travis
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 10
    @chinaski
    thats a great album. I had a 12’ of Hey Ladies which had a great instrumental of that and Shake Your Rump. I lost that one before the nineties ended.
    ChinaskiTravis
  • I keep coming back to Phoebe Bridgers' album "Stranger in the Alps." For a pretty somber sound, it's surprisingly catchy lyrically. Her cover of Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavelle's (Sun Kil Moon and The Album Leaf) "You Missed My Heart" is a standout for me, and I'm not really even a fan of the original.
    Travis
  • kingbee67 said:
    @chinaski
    thats a great album. I had a 12’ of Hey Ladies which had a great instrumental of that and Shake Your Rump. I lost that one before the nineties ended.
    I have that EP on vinyl, great stuff. 


    ChinaskiTravis
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    Hey you stole my record!
    ChinaskiMrXTravis
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  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 11
    I mentioned this elsewhere but I think this is great, I mean real great. 



    June 1st this comes out.


    Chinaskifidoz
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    anyone heard or heard of Whyte Horses? they just got recommended to me. i guess they have a new album. the followup to their debut album that 'was really good'.
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    went on a run today and it was 45 intense minutes of Unwound and Drive Like Jehu. woof! the BMP's got up there, i thought my heart was gonna explode :#
    Traviscdrive
  • Amazon Music has a "brand new music" playlist that updates every week, I'll play that sometimes to keep up with what's what these days.
    Traviskingbee67
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited March 12
    Thanks for tossing out Neko Case @kingbee67. Been going down that trail this morning. 

    We took my 13 year old nephew to Amoeba in Los Angeles yesterday to buy some records and let him pick the tunes and he did a fine, fine job. LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Radiohead's Kid A, and Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea #ProudUncle
    I ended up picking up Songs: Ohia's Didn't It Rain on vinyl which has launched a bit of a kick. I'll probably get back on that train after the Neko record I'm listening to (Middle Cyclone) ends. 

    @Chinaski I haven't heard of Whyte Horses. What's their thing? 
    kingbee67Chinaski
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 12
    @Travis Amoeba nice! The most I spent at a record store was there, like 300 bucks. Mostly used stuff. The clerk went to find me a box to put all the stuff in.  

    Neko Case has been a constant for me about the mid 2000’s. I like her album Blacklisted the most followed by Fox Confessor. If you didn’t notice she is also in The New Pornographers. 
    Travis
  • With XM I stream Springsteen.  Amazon is much more of a mix - recently a lot of Robert Cray.
    GruffyWinters
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited March 12
    @kingbee67 Yeah, Amoeba is so awesome that it's actually kind of overwhelming. I think that's why I only bought one thing, because I just kept running around from spot to spot and didn't really get that sort of digging focus. It was a total "kid in the candy store" thing. I will say that with @chinaski bringing up Drive Like Jehu, I smiled when I saw a copy of Yank Crime on vinyl right out in the front of a row. That was cool to see. I think I've probably topped out at around $150 at the record store but I went somewhat frequently. I never had much money in my pockets so I would just pop up every time I had a couple of twenties to burn. Ah the old CD Trader... 

    I like Neko Case, but it's been mostly casual. I think Middle Cyclone is the only record I've done much bonding with. One of the things I need to correct. I'll check out those two. Thanks for tossing them out. For the New Pornographers, I just get kind of blocked with them on the larger picture. They definitely have some tracks that I really like and on paper I should be a big fan. They certainly have a sound that I am inclined to get really into, but I just never whole heartedly get there.  For what it's worth, I really, really love AC Newman's first solo record. That's a real favorite of mine.

    Not sure how they popped into my head but they did, a band that I may or may not have brought up in the larger music thread a long time ago that I think really deserved more attention is Apollo Sunshine. Particularly their second record which is self titled and goddamn amazing. If you check it out and aren't feeling the first track don't let that stop you. I think it's probably the weakest song on the record, but it's just gravy from there. Here's one of my favorite tracks from it:

    kingbee67Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    @Travis- ; Whyte Horses is kinda dream poppish with some french pop elements. did quick listens to both of their albums and i enjoyed the newer one more (there's a song that features La Roux that got my attention).

    as far as Amoeba goes.. two words = sensory overload!
    Travis
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 12
    Amoeba, Rhino or a FYE I could get lost for hours in a record store. 
    I loved back in the day the local Tower was opened late every night. 

    I remeber when I was a kid. I used to go to this record near Whittier college , Lovell’s records. We had a earthquake in 87. A big chunk of the town was leveled. The one store was one of the few left. It’s still there but last time I went it didn’t have the New York Dolls cd I wanted, typical. 
    ChinaskiTravis
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    edited March 12
    I just watched a documentary on that place a few months back. Turns out they got some left in Japan. 

    In Brea ca they have a building that has all the Tower signs on the vacant building. They closed all those down around 06 07 I think.

    I didn’t feel real bad when they went under. For years they had been selling single cd for around 20 bucks. If it was on sale maybe 15.99. After they were gone it was hard to find a album for more than 13.99. I was in Target today and most cds were around 11.99 or less.
  • Chinaski said:
    @Travis- ; Whyte Horses is kinda dream poppish with some french pop elements. did quick listens to both of their albums and i enjoyed the newer one more (there's a song that features La Roux that got my attention).

    as far as Amoeba goes.. two words = sensory overload!
    Thanks for the tip, man. Just pressed play and it's off to a nice start. Head started pleasantly bopping about involuntarily. Always a good sign. Ha!

    Yeah, Amoeba is nuts. I hadn't been in around 10 years and it was even more glorious than I remembered.
    Chinaski
  • WarpFoxWarpFox Nashville, TN
    My jam lately has been Steven Wilson. Mainly, The Raven That Refused To Sing but Hand. Cannot. Erase. and To The Bone are also pretty strong.
    kingbee67
  • kingbee67kingbee67 Los Angeles Ca.
    I gave Wilson’s latest album a couple plays. I thought it was great but I really need to give it more plays to really appreciate it.
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    as the clouds come in and it starts pouring rain, my music mood shifts gears. funny how that works out.
    Travisaberry89
  • WarpFoxWarpFox Nashville, TN
    kingbee67 said:
    I gave Wilson’s latest album a couple plays. I thought it was great but I really need to give it more plays to really appreciate it.
    It's good, but it'll be hard for anything to top Raven in my mind.
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited March 13
    @Chinaski That Whyte Horses record was good. It made me think, have you heard Melody's Echo Chamber? That record is more... psychedelic (maybe), it was produced by the dude from Tame Impala. Anyhoo, it made for a nifty little pairing yesterday. Really good album. If it helps for some context, I'm not sure how the take holds up but when it came out the thing I kept saying was that she made the record that I always wished Stereolab would make.
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited March 13
    Speaking of dream-pop, Beach House has a new album coming out in May. They have a couple singles out now.




    Traviscdrive
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited March 13
    @MrX They were so good live. I had heard them in passing and liked what I heard before that, but man they impressed me live, opening for Fleet Foxes. I just saw that they had something coming out while I was scrolling about this morning. Excited to see it. They put up a song called Dive recently which I am listening to now and I like it. Good stuff.

    Rainy day, I'm thinking I'm going to have a Belle and Sebastian day. Kick it off with Push Barman to Open Old Wounds.
    cdrivejohnnytruant
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    @Travis -  glad you dug man. it was a pleasant surprise for me too. ya know what's funny, that Melody's Echo Chamber is one of those albums where the cover looks super familiar and i feel like i've heard, but i can't put my finger on it.
    Travis
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited March 13
    @MrX Thanks for the heads up on Beach House.  Really like that band. Got to see them live once at a really intimate show of about 80 people.  Just a really big fan of that guy's guitar style and the tones he gets.    

    @Travis ; Belle and Sebastian fan here.  High five.  Some of their heavy stuff is so damn heavy.  I pretty much cannot listen to "Fox In The Snow" without getting teary eyed cause it makes me think of my younger brother, who is sort of a fox in the snow.   "The Boy Done Wrong Again" is another one of my favorite 'sad bastard music' songs from B&S.  

    RE: Push Barman to Open Old Wounds   "Dog On Wheels"!!! love that song.  
    johnnytruantTravis
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