"Tape Hiss" returns post-marathon with the soothings sounds of Two Daughters, Elektrozange, and Pascal Comelade. (OK, maybe Elektrozange isn't really all that soothing.) That's Tuesday, noon to 3:00 ET, right here: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59954
Big, big thanks to everyone who pledged during FMU's marathon!!! My own show met its goal thanks to some last-minute pledgers, and the station overall is just a hair's breadth (hare's breath?) away from 100%. THANK YOU ALL!!!
HEY! It's week 1 of the Marathon and I'm on in 30 minutes. I'll be spinning lots of '80s stuff today and giving away fabulous prizes. Stop on by and help out if you can. That's from noon to 3:00 ET, right here: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59755
It's marathon time at FMU, so I've cooked up a special premium to offer pledgers: a collection of rare and great cassette-only tracks. Come join me tomorrow from noon to 3:00 ET as I try to help the station meet its all-important annual fundraising goal: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59755
A (long-winded) question: Which newer rock bands or musicians would you say have a truly original sound -- one that isn't filled with obvious references to other musicians or earlier decades? Or that blends their borrowings in a highly original way?
Clearly no music is without influence, but in their time, say, "Trout Mask Replica" or Robert Wyatt's "Rock Bottom" didn't sound like too many other records. What are some recent recordings by newer rock musicians that have that degree, or close to that degree, of originality and personality?
I'm thinking of musicians that have been releasing music for no more than 10 years, in any context -- so even, say, Ariel Pink wouldn't count. I'm defining rock pretty loosely. Henry Cow is a rock band in my book. So are Volcano the Bear.
I should say that I'm not trying to make an oblique statement about how current-day music sucks. I'm just curious to know what people would choose. I'll admit that I can't come up with too many examples myself. Maybe I'm missing out on something major. Maybe I'm not.
To get the ball rolling, I'll nominate Meadow House (who just squeaks by the 10-year cutoff point) and Micachu & The Shapes.
Earlier today Tom Recchion posted a picture of the back cover of the MEV / AMM record on Mainstream. I noticed that there are subtle differences between his copy and mine, so I figured I'd upload a pic of my copy's back cover.