OT: Music Thread 2022

Figured I'd start a new thread rather than reviving the 2021 thread.

Sad to hear of Mark Lanegan's passing yesterday. Been a fan of his and Screaming Trees for a while - saw him in DC a few years ago as well.

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well I pre ordered opiate2 today. Kinda a ripoff but I gotta keep my tool collection up to date

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Did you jump on that $800 autographed FI vinyl bundle?

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I didn't find out about that until AFTER last night's show... I would have considered it... basic vinyl copies of any of their stuff is already insanely expensive.

I heard some people are buying them and then putting on Ebay and getting a couple thousand on them

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

I found several today with a minimum bid of ~$1600

Jesus christ

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Autographed records are my weakness, but I don't need Danny Carey's signature that much lol.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Sure you do. WIth Neil Peart gone, Carey ascends to the throne in my mind.

It's been a rough couple years for musicians. Lanegan is definitely surprising... maybe because we don't often hear about him. Just hearing any update is a bit of a surprise. I get Nearly Lost You stuck in my head fairly often though. I've seen a lot of people talking about his work over the years. One I haven't seen mentioned much was an album with Isobel Campbell. It's kind of cool in a weird way. The two voices don't seem to work together, but in a weird way, they do.

Also got the new ghost album on pre order

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

ditto

New Tears for Fears album drops tomorrow - I have enough gray hair that I am looking forward to it.

Bought our Floydfest tickets and camping passes yesterday. Overly stoked to see Turnpike there.

Also, Rooster Walk is back on this year after canceling the last two years. Grace Potter and Little Feat headlining there. Should be awesome.

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I've been thinking about getting Floydfest tickets. Might just go for single day Sunday tickets to see Turnpike

Can't spell DBU without Bud

It will be interesting to see/hear Little Feat's new line-up, so please let me know how it goes. They're not coming anywhere near Boston in this tour.

I've been a huge fan since the early-mid 70's, and was actually at the Lisner Auditorium shows in August '77 while they did some recordings for 'Waiting for Columbus'. I last saw them in October 2019 with my oldest son; unfortunately, Paul Barrere had already taken ill for the last time right before the show and was not on stage. The band appeared to be in shock and kind of going through the motions. I still have 30 or so of their songs on my playlist.

Shaping up to be a good year. These are a few excellent rock & roll records I'm excited about, two recently released and two coming out soon.

Spoon - Lucifer on the Sofa
Big Nothing - Dog Hours
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms
Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Big Nothing are almost as good as Big Something.

Taylor Hawkins has died at the age of 50. Found dead in his hotel while on tour in Brazil.

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Definitely a tragic loss. Really feel for Dave Grohl, now has lost two close band mates way too young. Foo Fighters are one of the last bastions of true good rock n roll.

This totally sucks. Love their music and have enjoyed his perspectives on a number specials on Netflix, etc. We have Times Like These on our current set list.

Primus is releasing a actual EP sometime soon

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

Somewhat off topic, but I'm in the process of trying to learn guitar. Jeez it's hard.

If you can stick with it, it is very rewarding. Are you learning on acoustic or electric? In either case, if you haven't already, get your guitar set up (even if you bought it new). Setting up the guitar can make it sound better (intonation) and make it more playable (action).

Also, don't be afraid to try lighter strings initially (they will replace them when the guitar is set up). They are easier to play, which will inspire confidence and help with progress.

Acoustic, and yeah I had it set up with extra light strings. I've learned to tune it and can play a few chords so far. It's a real challenge getting the fret hand position correct to avoid accidentally muting strings adjacent to the fretted ones. I try to practice 30 minutes a day. Probably not enough to make quick progress, but it's all I can spare at the moment. I'm just trying to get good enough to play a few songs around a campfire, no huge ambition. Something to do all winter lol.

Cool, what brand of guitar?

I'd have to go look. It is second or third hand at least. It's probably junk, but I didn't want to invest much until I decided it was something I'm going to stick with. If I'm still playing in 6 months I might buy something a bit nicer.

When you say set up... did they adjust the neck at all? If not, give me some warning, I'll bring tools to town. We'll get together and I'll make some adjustments.

Appreciate that! I don't recall any adjustments to the neck. Wasn't aware that you could do that with my guitar. I'll send you some pics.

yeah, i tried when i was 33. woke up one saturday, no plans, decided to go buy an electric guitar, and sign up for some lessons. that guitar was the first music instrument i ever held, believe it or not. six months later, you could kind of figure out what i was playing, if you used your imagination LOL

tried again when i was 43. instructor this time was better, we really started from scratch. i made some progress with him. but it takes a LOT of practice time, and between work/kids/running/cycling...just not enough time, it was slow going.

i can play the first few chords of enter sandman pretty well, so that's something :-)

good luck with learning it!

Thanks! It's fun and there's zero pressure to learn at any specific pace, so I just treat it as a mental break from the other shitshows in life. I'm ok with progress at a snails pace, just hope I continue to make time for it.

The new Stabbing Westward slipped under the radar on me - it does not disappoint, even more so when you consider they took an even longer break (20 years) than Tool did between EPs.

Going in blind, I went to go listen to the new "Foo Fighters" album in honor of Taylor Hawkins and I was *not* expecting a full-on heavy metal album. I had to triple check Spotify that I clicked on the correct album.

You talking about them performing as "Dream Widow" for that movie Studio 666? Just looked it up, best Foo Fighters I've ever heard

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I accidentally discovered the band, "Eskimo Callboy" this year and if you haven't heard them, boy are you in for a treat. Definitely must watch the music videos while listening, especially for "Pump It" and "We Got the Moves".

Obviously different genre, but that gives me Lonely Island Boys vibes.

They're now Electric Callboy, and yes, they're fucking amazing

Hypa Hypa, Pump It, We Got the Moves...all bangers

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Drug Church - Hygiene

Great sound to it, got a familiar rock sound, sounds like more from the early 00s than 2022

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

new Black Keys album drops May 13 - available for pre-order now. I just ordered the vinyl and got the digital copy at 50% off.

I was looking at that as well. The new single is really good.

On a related note, if you're a Black Keys fan, check out the group Black Pistol Fire. Very similar sound to the Black Keys and also a two-man group. They've been making their way into a lot of my recent playlists.

Black Pistol Fire - Suffocation Blues

I'm a History department alumnus who loves power metal so, of course I'm going to recommend Sabaton's War to End All Wars.

Also, as a metalhead, and loving the singles so far, Deceiver by Arch Enemy should also be a damn good album. Handshake with Hell is one of the three best metal songs so far this decade.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

I thought my son was the only Sabaton fan in the US; guess not.

uva - the taint of the ACC

There's actually quite a few of us.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

There's a decent amount of Sabaton fans on the US, my brother and I included.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

For the metalheads, the new Meshuggah album is pretty boss.

Also, the songs released so far from the upcoming Coheed and Cambria album are really good.

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

Momento Mori by Feuerschwanz is also a banger album

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

If I had a dollar for every metal/rock song titled Memento Mori, I'd have at least $5 off the top of my head

Which isn't a lot, but it's weird it happened twice

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

None are better than LOGs

uva - the taint of the ACC

Correct, I enjoy Architects version(?) given the significance of what was happening in the band at the time

Primus dropped their new 11 minute single yesterday if anyone wants to give it a listen

Here they come
Here comes the bastards
I heard it from a confidant
Who heard it from a confidant
They're definitely on their way

I imagine the new Kurt Vile album is going to be incredible. It drops on the 15th of April.

He is touring this summer as well. Already have tickets for a show in Philly.

Any other Jack White fans? The latest is his best in years IMO. Lots of bonkers guitar playing and some his heaviest/riffiest work in a very long time

I'm gonna have to check it out. Bonkers guitar playing and heavy riff work are two things 2022 needs way more of

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Braxton Burmeister, Ryan Willis, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Daughter introduced me to Mother Mother (Hayloft). Can't get the song out of my head at times.

Ga-ga-ga-ga-ga!

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Wheeler Walker Jr. dropped his new album today, Sex, Drugs and Country Music. For the love of all that is holy...NSFW.

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Album of the year.

Let’s go……

Lyrical genius.

(add if applicable) /s

got my tracking info today... Dropout Boogie record gonna get here before release date

Stumbled across this album a few days ago, and I gotta say, I am fucking obsessed. If you are into instrumental prog metal, give it a listen!

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

it's old now but Animals As Leaders "Joy Of Motion" album is so fun and one i go back to every now and then

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Ka$cade is a great song. Tosin Abasi is up at the top with Tim Henson IMO when it comes to the prog metal guys who are just completely fucking nuts.

Today's the day we have all been waiting for. Give it a listen!

Vroom Vroom

Listened to about half of it on my drive into work today. Planning on listening to the rest on my way home! Great album so far. I think I'm more partial to the single version of Cold Damn Vampires though.

Came here to post this. Have a leg! Great album so far. I've been listening to Something in the Orange on a loop (only slight /s)

That's been my favorite as well!

Vroom Vroom

The new chili peppers album is fantastic not as good as their older stuff but its new and better than most stuff being spit out these days.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

It is rock and roll- real guitar and drums. Rare today. It is also however very chill, IMO. Almost a disco vibe, and certainly not classic peppers

I'm a big dead head and jerry garcia nut and its like a more modern rockish mix with that vibe for some of the songs atleast. I really really like it. One day 102.1 in richmond will go back to playing actual rock music I hope.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I personally have not listened to it, but did read a review recently (linky) about the audio quality of the album and this is very likely their most (first) audiophile-grade album they have ever made. But, that ONLY applies to the vinyl copy. The CD version of the album still sounds better than most if not all of their other recordings, but the vinyl edition deserves a listen if you have the chance.

Saw RATM last night for their second night in DC. They look older, but that's about the only thing that was different from when i last saw them 20+ years ago.

I almost bought tickets to see them in Raleigh, until I saw the ticket prices, shew

Seeing Greensky Bluegrass next weekend down here in the Outer Banks, might check out Murder by Death at the norva in a few weeks

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

One of the best shows Ive been to in years. Termendous

Went to Floydfest this past weekend. I'm nearly recovered. Saw two bands that I've been dying to see for the first time in Turnpike Troubadours and Trampled by Turtles. Only got to see about half of Turnpike due to a torrential downpour (finished Diamonds and Gasoline and Felker looked offstage and said "sorry folks...that's it." Sucked, but damn they're so back.) Also saw Old Crow for the first time and damn are they showman. Not my favorite, but they were so much fun.

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How about Morgan Wade tho!?

Vroom Vroom

She was on from like 6:45-8:45 Friday night and we didn't get our tent set up until about 9, so regrettably missed her.

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OCMS was the last show I saw before covid shutdowns, Feb 2020 at the norva, and the first show I saw since, a few months ago in Manteo. They always put on a hell of a show.

Last time I was at floydfest was 9 years ago, pretty sure trampled by turtles was there, and killed it

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

So far in 2022 I've seen:
-The Hu
-CHVRCHES
-Brian Fallon
-Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional play in a cave.

Tickets are already purchased for:
-Turnstile and My Chemical Romance
-Lucero
-Touche Amore and The Menzingers
-Death Cab
-Butch Walker

Favorite albums so far have come from: No Pressure, The Haunt, Alixisonfire, MUNA, and if you're in the mood for a modern take on 80's metal Evil Invaders have been good to me.

Finally Bodyjar and RHCP came out with new albums this year that I really enjoyed. Listened to them so much that it started to feel like 2002 and not 2022, lol.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I had no idea Bodyjar had a new album out. Gonna have to give that a listen.

What a savings

And there's a chance that things'll get weird
Yeah, that's a possibility

The latest Turnstile album is a jammer

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.