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 (three 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:

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


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

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

New Shack - "Ways and Means"

Mt. Si - "911"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:32 (three 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"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:35 (three 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

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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

L I M - "Rushing Guy"

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

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

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

love the Hatchie and New Shack - thanks Johnny!

sean gramophone, Monday, 5 February 2018 15:30 (three 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"

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

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

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

Bump for release of ionnalee's Everyone Afraid to be Forgotten

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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

Simon H., Friday, 23 February 2018 12:11 (two 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 (two 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:

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

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

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

I give up :/

daavid, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:03 (two 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 March 2018 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

is there a spotify playlist yet?

kinder, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:35 (one month ago) Permalink

New Hatchie

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 April 2018 03:34 (one month ago) Permalink

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

daavid, Friday, 6 April 2018 19:08 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

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

I didn't either!!

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

Snail Mail is so good

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:50 (three weeks 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

sean gramophone, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:11 (one week ago) Permalink

<3 this

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 14:14 (one week ago) Permalink

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

kinder, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:37 (six days 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:

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

fffv, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:58 (six days 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:

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

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