Not Pop Not Indie Shambhala 2018 Thread

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Didn't see one of these for this year yet...

maura, Friday, 2 February 2018 13:23 (six months ago) Permalink

The new album by Thea & the Wild is out today! It's much more synth-heavy than its predecessor but Thea's voice sounds gorgeous and there are a couple of exquisite moments. I love the synth strings all over the place, like on this track:

http://soundcloud.com/propellerrecordings/thea-the-wild-when-a-kiss-becomes-a-habit

maura, Friday, 2 February 2018 13:25 (six months ago) Permalink

^ Gave this a cursory listen last night before bed. Need to hear it a couple more times, but it sounds so good.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 February 2018 17:38 (six months ago) Permalink

<3

http://soundcloud.com/amazon-music/jay-som-hot-bread

Evan R, Friday, 2 February 2018 22:30 (six months ago) Permalink

Coupla new ones I've been listening to throughout January...

New Shack - "Ways and Means"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSHyiQ0eLg

Mt. Si - "911"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV_Jtcpi8Bk

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:32 (six months ago) Permalink

This one's a little more jangly/guitar-based than what I'd normally submit for this thread, but it's too retro minded to squarely fit in either the pop or indie category, so shambhala it is!

Hatchie - "Sure"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uITI4DkVRL8

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:35 (six months ago) Permalink

i don't remember how i came across this artist and i'm not sure if it fits precisely in this or any other thread but i would be interested to see what other people think of faith marie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEGGgnO4_2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQGi1swBuM

the core of it is an emo/evanescence type vibe surrounded with swirling and unpredictable layers of spoken word and string arrangements, on one level it seems like something fairly accessible it would be easy to imagine teenagers in the suburbs listening to but on another level every creative decision she makes feels like a sharp left turn that i can't imagine anyone else making

a lot of people i've showed this stuff to really viscerally disliked it but i come back to it a lot

james brooks, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Put me in the viscerally dislike column, but variety is the spice of life.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Not sure exactly where to place this on the genre spectrum, but shambhala is a big enough tent...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiNPEkCI5E

L I M - "Rushing Guy"

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 February 2018 03:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Karolina Linowska - a candidate for Poland's Eurovision, sorta like a lower-key Margaret Berger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYx_-orw5Y

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:57 (six months ago) Permalink

love the Hatchie and New Shack - thanks Johnny!

sean gramophone, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:30 (six months ago) Permalink

More on the pop side of the spectrum, Priest (formerly "X Priest X") have a new song and I think it's their best since "Samurai"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ue0fJPT8RQ

daavid, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 04:05 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm also digging some tracks off the new Club 8 album, which sounds quite a bit darker than usual

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4R_PX1CI0c

daavid, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 04:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Bump for release of ionnalee's Everyone Afraid to be Forgotten
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3924196904_10.jpg
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About half has been aired, the new stuff is of similar quality, and I suspect in decades to come we'll look back on iamamiwhoami/ionnalee as among, if not The, top tier electropop ouvre of this decade.

Acanthonus armatus (Sanpaku), Friday, 16 February 2018 21:35 (five months ago) Permalink

I started it last night, but 15 songs seems like too many songs. I'll finish it up sooner or later (it's v good so far).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 16 February 2018 21:46 (five months ago) Permalink

I would not have thought of her for this thread but I think the new Natalie Prass single qualifies

https://open.spotify.com/track/4dKJcoLARSjlKvAXlh1lfu?si=-p2JOnEMS06gmXiLCIfnAw

Simon H., Friday, 23 February 2018 12:11 (five months ago) Permalink

doesn't seem to be available here yet but I did find a preview and if she's going sophisti-pop for this album I'm thrilled

ufo, Friday, 23 February 2018 12:28 (five months ago) Permalink

There was some talk about Gwenno's new track on the Pipettes thread but, sadly, she doesn't have her own thread.

Anyway, this is excellent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA&list=PL6zyXmG5g9xFuARtqGh8DhCkJW3rSCZ2Y&

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:01 (five months ago) Permalink

That didn't work. Let's try again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rCeygWexyA&t=6s

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:02 (five months ago) Permalink

I give up :/

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:03 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

hello shambhala 2018! maybe this will be the year that I actually keep up with this thread!

kinder, Monday, 26 March 2018 17:54 (four months ago) Permalink

The new Onuka album, MOZAЇKA, is out now. Only took them four years to follow up the debut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_T2NuswgO8

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 March 2018 20:11 (four months ago) Permalink

is there a spotify playlist yet?

kinder, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:35 (four months ago) Permalink

New Hatchie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEUOoOXJBNs

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 April 2018 03:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Nice track! Just saw this was song of the week on Popjustice.

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:08 (four months ago) Permalink

She seems focused on a very particular late 80s/early 90s shoegazey jangly sound ...somewhere between The Ocean Blue and The Sundays. Maybe with a little Lush mixed in.

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:13 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

To further turn this into the unofficial Hatchie admiration thread, here's "Sleep"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icad1HjrmXs

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

oh I didn't realise she was in Babaganouj, they're great and so is her solo stuff

ufo, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't either!!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Snail Mail is so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d91Qn8QUks&feature=youtu.be

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:50 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

La Force is Ariel Engle (sometime of Broken Social Scene, Feist's solo band, and always of AroarA), one of Montreal's best singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obi4CRQfnag

sean gramophone, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:11 (three months ago) Permalink

<3 this

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:14 (three months ago) Permalink

have we talked about Børns on these threads yet? Maybe counts as pop idk

kinder, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Børns is def not my thing, but this seems like an okay place for him.

similarly, I can't decide if Clara La San goes in rolling pop or rolling R&B or somewhere else, but I'm really digging the mixtape she put out at the end of the last year, so here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoS-XS3LeU

sonically in the same universe as someone like Tai Shi with production assistance from Jam City.

fffv, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Clara La San sounds great.

I've been quietly enjoying quite a few things in this thread this year. Was moved to create a Spotify playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/user/empeecee/playlist/3HP9TlJPG2JsPsglIIWFYz?si=p5M9c-veSdGp-58tO-acKg

Maximum big surprise! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:06 (two months ago) Permalink

the whole Hatchie EP is great! i mean nothing revolutionary but very solid dream-pop

ufo, Friday, 25 May 2018 16:04 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

reiterating maura's post way upthread: thea & the wild album is excellent shambhala

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 30 June 2018 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

the new ep by eleanor k (formerly kyiki) is under the radar but very promising; this in particular gets really, really good around 1:30

https://soundcloud.com/eleanor-k/make-love-21

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 1 July 2018 03:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Is there also a 'shambhala' video genre? Shining a torch round a carpark in New Zealand seems pretty shambhala.

Chelsea Jade – "Laugh It Off"

sbahnhof, Friday, 13 July 2018 22:50 (one month ago) Permalink

saw Hatchie tonight and she was really excellent. she played the whole ep plus a few new ones (that were great) and did Kylie's Some Kind of Bliss too

ufo, Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

this song by Sleep Thieves is both great, dramatic/atmospheric as fuck, and doesn't run out of ideas like so many similar tracks do

https://soundcloud.com/wearesleepthieves/aching-bones-v2wav

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 27 July 2018 22:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just watched the Netflix queer teen comedy Alex Strangelove, whose soundtrack is like a treasure trove of this (sub?) genre, with MUNA's "I Know a Place" and Kristen Kontrol's "Show Me" being the tracks I immediately recognized in the film. Someone on Spotify made a playlist of all 52(!) used in the film, and while I'm guessing a good chunk of it isn't really Shambhalesque at all, it might at least be worth a scan through:

https://open.spotify.com/user/6dp7y24g7740qwd98gmq1swl7/playlist/4k9Lkn8QMuSjYkZfzRFsrR?si=1fXoqeX-Qz-OYVgWUCVy9A

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 21:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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