So, recently, I've noticed that my tastes have been moving in the direction of Pitchfork-esque stuff. For example my last.fm this week, which I'll post in the thread later, contained Deerhunter, Broken Social Scene, Los Campesinos!, Grizzly Bear, Explosions In The Sky, Pavement, Arrows, Fleet Foxes, Beck, Times New Viking, The Gaslight Anthem, and Animal Collective. The only two outliers are Fall Out Boy and City and Colour (who would fit into Pitchforks playlist just fine, but they are more centered in this scene). It's not necessarily a concious thing, but it's just what I like. I even added some of my favorite old pop-punk records (ATL, Mayday Parade's debut EP) because I'm in Hawai'i, but I haven't wanted to listen to them. It'll be interesting to see what direction this takes as we move into 2009.
I'm working on an updated list for my top of 08. I hadn't heard the Los Campesinos! or Deerhunter records, both of which will probably fall top 10.
Yesterday was my family Hanukkah party, while the actual holiday doesn't start until tomorrow night, my family is leaving for Hawaii, so had our get together yesterday instead. My little cousin, who is 2 years old, is so much fun and it was cool to see my cousin, who had come home from college for winter break. Here's a list of the gifts I got, and now the title will make a lot more sense.
Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed Film School - Hideout Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Deerhunter - Cryptograms Pavement - Wowee Zowee - Sordid Sentinels Edition Beck- Odelay: Deluxe Edition Beck - Sea Change Times New Viking - Rip It Off Islands - Arm's Way
So anyone who saw my blog about Paramore's "Decode", well, I kinda killed any indie cred I might have had. So in an effort to save my ass, I'm posting what I listen to today.
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain Arrows - Modern Art & Politics Los Compesinos! - The International Tweexcore Underground Animal Collective - People Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer Nurses - Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough/I'm Your Puppet - Single Les Savy Fav - Our Coastal Hymn/Bringing Us Down Les Savy Fav - Plagues & Snakes Xiu Xiu - Women As Lovers Grizzly Bear - Sorry For The Delay Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck The Sea And Cake - Car Alarm6 Shh... This Is A Library - Shh... This Is A Library Radiohead - In Rainbows Wolf Parade - Wolf Parade EP Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks The Most Serene Republic - Population Deerhunter - Turn It Up ****** Panda Bear - Person Pitch Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane, Over The Sea Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Festival Thyme