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2012-07-16 08:12:15 PM  
Holy sh*t, National Anthem...gorgeous.
 
2012-07-16 09:09:43 PM  
will check it out
 
2012-07-16 09:49:10 PM  
fark yeah!
 
2012-07-16 10:10:02 PM  
Not bad, but I'm never able to shake something unique sounding out of these guys. It sounds like stuff I've heard many times before, though maybe a little better sounding. It is catchy for semi-punk. I'll have to listen to more at work tomorrow. Hopefully this comment will help me remember.
 
2012-07-16 10:12:42 PM  
First new music that sounds great that I've heard in a long time.

The last track is very moving.
 
2012-07-16 10:26:40 PM  
A lot of it reminds me of Foo Fighters. Which is not a bad thing. I just pre-ordered the CD from Amazon for $9.99.
 
2012-07-16 10:43:00 PM  
I f*cking love this album.
 
2012-07-16 10:47:01 PM  
If that piece of derivative dreck is "Album Of The Year" on anything but "The Same Worn Out, Crappy Rock We've Heard Again and Again Awards", all hope for music is truly lost. If you want something to make you think that dubstep sounds fresh, listen to this album! Woo!
 
2012-07-16 10:47:47 PM  

Earguy: A lot of it reminds me of Foo Fighters. Which is not a bad thing. I just pre-ordered the CD from Amazon for $9.99.


well that might be the most late 90s thing i've read all week.
 
2012-07-16 10:53:50 PM  
I first heard about these guys on NPR years ago; glad to hear that they have another album out. I'll probably play the shiat out of this one too.
 
2012-07-16 10:59:42 PM  
This sounds kind of like any other early 2000s pop-rock band, your Hoobastank, Goo Goo Dolls, etc. Maybe not the best comparisons, but you get the idea.

Perhaps better (the guy has a good voice), but in the same vein. It's not bad, but a little boring. I blame the drummer.
 
2012-07-16 11:07:21 PM  

thomps:
well that might be the most late 90s thing i've read all week.

Earguy: A lot of it reminds me of Foo Fighters. Which is not a bad thing. I just pre-ordered the CD from Amazon for $9.99. went down to the record store and bought this for $12.99.


NOW it sounds like a late 90s thing.
 
2012-07-16 11:10:05 PM  

thomps: Earguy: A lot of it reminds me of Foo Fighters. Which is not a bad thing. I just pre-ordered the CD from Amazon for $9.99.

well that might be the most late 90s thing i've read all week.


Hey, I like lossless, physical media. Sue me.
 
2012-07-16 11:11:01 PM  
i63.photobucket.com

The last best hope for rock 'n' roll, baby.
 
gad
2012-07-16 11:14:20 PM  
Not since earlier today when I heard some country song about a guys girlfriend loving his tractor have I been so moved by a song that talks about turning the record over and seeing you on the other side. It evoked memories of days when I had records and turned them over to listen to the other side. And while I am left to wonder if the girl in the country song really loved the fake cowboy/rancher/farmer singer and his tractor or merely loved him because it appeared he had possessions and by inference a 'job', I can say quite clearly that the main meaning of that first song of this future award winning group whose CD won't even see the inside of a WalMart bargin bin in ten years since there will be so few pressed in the first place is vitally important to the meaning of my own life. Yes indeed, this will definitely be thought of in the same breath as one of the less successful Creed CD's, high praise indeed.
 
2012-07-16 11:14:44 PM  

robsul82: [i63.photobucket.com image 474x320]

The last best hope for rock 'n' roll, baby.

:respek knuckles:

 
2012-07-16 11:15:32 PM  

vrax: If that piece of derivative dreck is "Album Of The Year" on anything but "The Same Worn Out, Crappy Rock We've Heard Again and Again Awards", all hope for music is truly lost. If you want something to make you think that dubstep sounds fresh, listen to this album! Woo!


I see you had you cup of Carnation Instant B*tch this morning.

Lighten up, Francis. They're a rock & roll band (IMHO, a blisteringly good one). I have their last album (American Slang) and it just burns my stereo down with each play. Lots of old Springsteen in the overall sound.

But we're all entitled to an opinion. Some are more butt-frustrated than others.
 
2012-07-16 11:17:25 PM  

Earguy: thomps: Earguy: A lot of it reminds me of Foo Fighters. Which is not a bad thing. I just pre-ordered the CD from Amazon for $9.99.

well that might be the most late 90s thing i've read all week.

Hey, I like lossless, physical media. Sue me.


ha i'm just busting balls. i'm the asshole that backs up my favorite albums by buying vinyl.
 
2012-07-16 11:18:21 PM  

gad: Not since earlier today when I heard some country song about a guys girlfriend loving his tractor have I been so moved by a song that talks about turning the record over and seeing you on the other side. It evoked memories of days when I had records and turned them over to listen to the other side. And while I am left to wonder if the girl in the country song really loved the fake cowboy/rancher/farmer singer and his tractor or merely loved him because it appeared he had possessions and by inference a 'job', I can say quite clearly that the main meaning of that first song of this future award winning group whose CD won't even see the inside of a WalMart bargin bin in ten years since there will be so few pressed in the first place is vitally important to the meaning of my own life. Yes indeed, this will definitely be thought of in the same breath as one of the less successful Creed CD's, high praise indeed. I came into this thread with the intention to troll, listened to the first song through the opening chorus and then proceeded to troll, basing my entire judgment of the band and the album on that 50 seconds of music

 
2012-07-16 11:19:12 PM  
They just played the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati two days ago, opened up for Weezer. Not very familiar with them yet, but they definitely have a cool sound.
 
2012-07-16 11:29:33 PM  

Earguy: Hey, I like lossless, physical media. Sue me.


FLAC, USB DAC, and a couple of these:

hothardware.com

It's the only way I roll.
 
2012-07-16 11:38:35 PM  

robsul82: [i63.photobucket.com image 474x320]

The last best hope for rock 'n' roll, baby.


Yeah... no.

I listened to the first couple of tracks and my reaction was a hearty "meh". That could change, I guess, and I may give it another chance later. Maybe, maybe not.

But that aside, there is lot of great music out there; rock and otherwise. I've heard a dozen or more albums over the last couple of years that have blown me out of the water just like this didn't.

So if an untimely meteor strike happens to take these guys out yet manages to spare the rest of us.... well, fear not. I expect music will somehow find a way to survive.
 
2012-07-16 11:42:26 PM  
Never heard of them before, listened to a little on youtube.

Old 97s + Alkaline Trio...

I love it.
 
2012-07-16 11:43:04 PM  

dickfreckle: vrax: If that piece of derivative dreck is "Album Of The Year" on anything but "The Same Worn Out, Crappy Rock We've Heard Again and Again Awards", all hope for music is truly lost. If you want something to make you think that dubstep sounds fresh, listen to this album! Woo!

I see you had you cup of Carnation Instant B*tch this morning.

Lighten up, Francis. They're a rock & roll band (IMHO, a blisteringly good one). I have their last album (American Slang) and it just burns my stereo down with each play. Lots of old Springsteen in the overall sound.

But we're all entitled to an opinion. Some are more butt-frustrated than others.


Yeah, I did and it was tasty!

You're right, they are technically a rock band. That's about it. The reason why your stereo burns down is because it doesn't want to play any more of this cookie cutter crap. I can only imagine that these bands make it in any way because their fans are lyrically driven instead of musically driven. In the music department they are as stale as 2 week old toast.

Off to make a little more of that tasty "Carnation Instant Biatch". Mmmm!
 
2012-07-16 11:43:24 PM  
Right. This sounds exactly like the last 4 decades of rock and roll. If you're not a music fan this album probably kicks your ass. If you are a music fan you're sitting here wondering why someone felt a need to record this record, as the same things have been said a hundred times before.

Also, Springsteen farking sucks ass and always has. He's as interesting as mayonnaise and hi convictions are as real as a TV preacher.
 
2012-07-16 11:50:12 PM  
Ok, i guess it was just that one song, this one sounds like the Ataris, and this song sounds just like the Killers... hmmm. And heres Goo Goo Dolls... i retract my previous statement, they dont suck, but they need to find their own sound.
 
2012-07-16 11:56:26 PM  
Jack Black, Japandroids, Regina Spektor, The Shins, and Justin Townes Earle all have a problem with this headline.
 
2012-07-16 11:56:44 PM  
Jeez, listened to all of a dozen songs of theres and i already think their old stuff is better.

Good think im already wearing hipster glasses.
 
2012-07-17 12:00:31 AM  
saw these guys live a couple of years back. They reminded me of Springsteen.

Not in a bad way.
 
2012-07-17 12:18:13 AM  

gilgigamesh: Yeah... no.


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-17 12:20:47 AM  
This is the only album I am looking forward to for the rest of the year

Local H doing a double album, "Hallelujah! I'm A Bum." Supposedly it has a lot of feel from Pack up the cats and Here comes the Zoo, two of their best albums and so far their best work. Probably one of the most under rated bands in existence. If you ever get the chance to hear songs like "buffalo Trace" or "what would you have me do" live it will take your ears on a sonic journey. The old live version of buffalo trace from around 2003-2004 was 11 minutes or more of just all out rock.
 
2012-07-17 12:22:04 AM  
Oh I was about to say if you are interested head over to archive.org and look up 11-30-02 and the version of Buffalo Trace on that night.
 
gad
2012-07-17 12:24:36 AM  

CavalierEternal: gad: Not since earlier today when I heard some country song about a guys girlfriend loving his tractor have I been so moved by a song that talks about turning the record over and seeing you on the other side. It evoked memories of days when I had records and turned them over to listen to the other side. And while I am left to wonder if the girl in the country song really loved the fake cowboy/rancher/farmer singer and his tractor or merely loved him because it appeared he had possessions and by inference a 'job', I can say quite clearly that the main meaning of that first song of this future award winning group whose CD won't even see the inside of a WalMart bargin bin in ten years since there will be so few pressed in the first place is vitally important to the meaning of my own life. Yes indeed, this will definitely be thought of in the same breath as one of the less successful Creed CD's, high praise indeed. I came into this thread with the intention to troll, listened to the first song through the opening chorus and then proceeded to troll, basing my entire judgment of the band and the album on that 50 seconds of music


I actually listened to about six songs, and they are sounding more like Nickelback with every tune man. Mulholland Drive was particularly weak. Not that Nickelback is a bad group. Just that some people like them and some people don't like them. I mean if you and a couple of your friends who are friends with the group want to pump up an album by a group you like don't go trying to tell everyone they're the most awesome thing since Donny Osmond tottered onto that stage with his family and sang Christmas Carols with Andy Williams. That's trolling, that's just polishing something that might or might not be a turd. You guys with your over the top love of a group few have heard of is trolling. Say you like it, say it's good, don't go trying to blow smoke up everyone's skirt saying it's 'An Early Candidate for Album of the Year' - dude it's freaking July! Not even a good snow job on your part.
 
2012-07-17 12:27:59 AM  
Okay, I finally listened to the whole thing. Verdict: mediocre in the extreme. If that turns out to be the album of the year I don't want to live on this planet anymore. National Anthem was a fine song, I'll give them that, it sorta reminds me of Springsteen's Nebraska. Aside from that there was nothing interesting or memorable about it.
 
2012-07-17 12:50:44 AM  
I want to get into The Gaslight Anthem, but their stuff seems like it's only halfway there, you know? They could be more alt-country, or more pop-punk, or whatever, but they kind of play it safe and this interesting music just sounds like radio rock. Though "American Slang" was pretty good.

Also.......

Against Me! have a new album coming out at some point, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues". The new stuff is pretty bloody good:

PURE farkING DEFIANCE (NSFW language)1
 
2012-07-17 12:58:27 AM  

ModernLuddite: I want to get into The Gaslight Anthem, but their stuff seems like it's only halfway there, you know? They could be more alt-country, or more pop-punk, or whatever, but they kind of play it safe and this interesting music just sounds like radio rock. Though "American Slang" was pretty good.

Also.......

Against Me! have a new album coming out at some point, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues". The new stuff is pretty bloody good:

PURE farkING DEFIANCE (NSFW language)1


I haven't heard any official announcement that that's the album title, but whenever it comes out, be it this year or next year, THAT will be my most anticipated album of the year.

You're gonna hang...you're gonna hang...
 
2012-07-17 12:58:36 AM  
I'm so glad to see some Gaslight love on Fark. I love these guys. I was watching the stream of their concert in Toronto tonight. There was a couple guys who bumped into each other during one of the songs and started to get into it. Brian stopped the song, let the two know it was an honest mistake and no one would get ejected, then started the song over. Real class.
 
2012-07-17 01:23:43 AM  
I saw them in a concert in Baltimore either last year or the year before. They were really good, but the show was kinda awkward because there was some confusion as to when they were going to be done playing, so everybody started standing up and moving towards the door and then they came back and played for another forty-five minutes. It was great, but the energy was completely sapped from the room because everybody had prepared themselves to go home so it was like "Wow, this is fantastic... Are they going to be done after this song?"

I also forgot the name of the group, but one of the bands that opened for them was phenomenal. If you get your hands on a time machine, go back, see it, and tell me who they were so I can buy their CD.
 
2012-07-17 01:28:08 AM  
Frontrunner for album of the year? This isn't an article on Clockwork Angels!

Joking aside, I'll give it a chance, but it's gotta compete with that and Flying Colors, so it's got harsh competition IMO.

/maybe add Lost in the New Real if I wanna get more obscure.
//LitNR gets bonus points for having Rutger Hauer.
 
kab
2012-07-17 01:47:55 AM  

robsul82: The last best hope for rock 'n' roll, baby.


That isn't a picture of Clutch.

/'album of the year' is a great conversation topic for folks who have no concept that multiple genre's exist.
 
2012-07-17 02:10:36 AM  
Comparisons to Springsteen, Ataris, and Goo Goo Dolls? Sign me up! not. Call me when Tool releases their next one.
 
2012-07-17 02:13:14 AM  

Ooba Tooba: Comparisons to Springsteen, Ataris, and Goo Goo Dolls? Sign me up! not.


Fark Music Tab...er, Entertainment Tab trolls are idiots, don't take anything they have to say as being anything even resembling a coherent thought, let alone fact. However, if you're a Tool fan, I can guarantee this won't be your cup of tea either way.
 
2012-07-17 02:24:43 AM  

CavalierEternal: Ooba Tooba: Comparisons to Springsteen, Ataris, and Goo Goo Dolls? Sign me up! not.

Fark Music Tab...er, Entertainment Tab trolls are idiots, don't take anything they have to say as being anything even resembling a coherent thought, let alone fact. However, if you're a Tool fan, I can guarantee this won't be your cup of tea either way.


As a musician, I enjoy a wide variety of music, and 99% of the time judge with my own ears. But comparisons to those bands are not sending enough signals for me to click...Devi Makes Three, Guero, and Gillian Welch are on my playlist now.
 
2012-07-17 02:29:57 AM  

Ooba Tooba: CavalierEternal: Ooba Tooba: Comparisons to Springsteen, Ataris, and Goo Goo Dolls? Sign me up! not.

Fark Music Tab...er, Entertainment Tab trolls are idiots, don't take anything they have to say as being anything even resembling a coherent thought, let alone fact. However, if you're a Tool fan, I can guarantee this won't be your cup of tea either way.

As a musician, I enjoy a wide variety of music, and 99% of the time judge with my own ears. But comparisons to those bands are not sending enough signals for me to click...Devi Makes Three, Guero, and Gillian Welch are on my playlist now.


Again, we're talking about comparisons made in the ramblings of a bunch of low-level internet trolls. Hell, I've heard Queensryche compared to Good Charlotte on this site before, so you really have to take Farkers' vapid b*tching for what it is.
 
2012-07-17 02:33:29 AM  

kab: /'album of the year' is a great conversation topic for folks who have no concept that multiple genre's exist.


War metal is the only genre of music that matters therefore Deathwomb Catechesis is objectively the best album of 2012.
 
2012-07-17 02:33:37 AM  

CavalierEternal: Ooba Tooba: CavalierEternal: Ooba Tooba: Comparisons to Springsteen, Ataris, and Goo Goo Dolls? Sign me up! not.

Fark Music Tab...er, Entertainment Tab trolls are idiots, don't take anything they have to say as being anything even resembling a coherent thought, let alone fact. However, if you're a Tool fan, I can guarantee this won't be your cup of tea either way.

As a musician, I enjoy a wide variety of music, and 99% of the time judge with my own ears. But comparisons to those bands are not sending enough signals for me to click...Devi Makes Three, Guero, and Gillian Welch are on my playlist now.

Again, we're talking about comparisons made in the ramblings of a bunch of low-level internet trolls. Hell, I've heard Queensryche compared to Good Charlotte on this site before, so you really have to take Farkers' vapid b*tching for what it is.


Valid point.
 
2012-07-17 03:06:02 AM  
Yeah, i dont think my musical ignorance quite reaches "low-level internet troll"... But tell me that this doesnt sound like...

Old 97s + Alkaline Trio...

Ataris... (less so on this listen, might not be the song i listened to earlier)

The Killers...

Goo Goo Dollish...

All with a heavy dose of Springsteen as others have mentioned. It seems like theyve been overgenerecized along the way by some terrible producer.

And actually looking at the producers... the guy who did albums 2 and 3 has such acts as Flogging Molly, Mighty Might Bosstones, Bayside and the Bouncing Souls to his credit, while the guy on their new album has worked with... The Killers, Incubus, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave...
 
2012-07-17 03:06:04 AM  

CavalierEternal: Hell, I've heard Queensryche compared to Good Charlotte on this site before, so you really have to take Farkers' vapid b*tching for what it is.


They are comparable! They both have some guitars, drums, and a singer. Like, duh!
 
2012-07-17 07:06:23 AM  

vrax: If that piece of derivative dreck is "Album Of The Year" on anything but "The Same Worn Out, Crappy Rock We've Heard Again and Again Awards", all hope for music is truly lost. If you want something to make you think that dubstep sounds fresh, listen to this album! Woo!


fark yeah. Now back to your Icelandic Death Metal which totally rocks and doesn't sound the same as every other metal band.

spectralblasphemy.com

Album of the Year!
 
2012-07-17 07:18:13 AM  
One day there is going to be a Nuremberg Trial for music and the Pixies are going to hang.
 
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