Out of Protest (Cont.)

98 / July 2018 / Andrew Bagge

  1. That's a LifestyleDirty Projectors
  2. Protest SongBroken Social Scene
  3. Same Old LieJim James
  4. One That Suits MeHop Along
  5. Bike LaneStephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  6. Pa'lanteHurray for the Riff Raff
  7. Pure ComedyFather John Misty
  8. In The RiverRaye Zaragoza
  9. Your Best American GirlMitski
  10. We ExistArcade Fire
  11. The End of the WorldSharon Van Etten
  1. Dirty Projectors / That's a Lifestyle

    One of my favorite bands. Love David Longstreth dynamic voice. Recently broken up with former band member and lover Amber Coffman of Burnmix 96 fame. Both seem to be doing j u s t fine. This song brings up all of the questions we've been asking ourselves for what seems like a very long time. The more I listen to it the more ambiguous is seems. Curious to know what you think about it.

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    Dirty Projectors are an experimental pop group led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Longstreth which formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The current lineup of Dirty Projectors is Dave Longstreth (vocals, guitar, other instruments), Nat Baldwin (bass), Mike Johnson (drums), Maia Friedman (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Felicia Douglass (percussion, keyboards, vocals), and Kristin Slipp (keyboards, vocals). Based in Bedford-Stuyvesant Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Broken Social Scene / Protest Song

    I took this song to mean that protest is often a long, thankless and often fruitless process. This is just another protest song (In the history of longest rank and file that's ever to exist in the history of the protest song)

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    Broken Social Scene is an indie rock group formed in 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The band's core members were Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. This duo recorded and released the band's ambient debut album Feel Good Lost, in 2001, with contributions from Ohad Benchetrit (also known as Years), Evan Cranley, Leslie Feist, Justin Peroff, Bill Priddle, and Charles Spearin. All of these musicians would emerge as key members of Broken Social Scene in future endeavors. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Jim James / Same Old Lie

    An awesome album from the prolific Jim James of My Morning Jacket. This song talks about lies and our willingness to except them as truth to resist uncomfortable but necessary change. Jim James also lives with two giant tortoises. Nothing is more difficult than changing what's been comfortable. We've seen it tried a million times It's hard to think when hypnotized. A lie's a lie, it destroys from the inside Decays the teeth from behind that false smile.

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    Jim James, or sometimes Yim Yames (actual name James Edward Olliges, Jr.) is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket. James is also a member of the Indie super group Monsters of Folk. James occasionally plays solo shows (often with Carl Broemel on Guitar & Pedal Steel), showcasing "bare-bones" versions of My Morning Jacket songs along with various covers. Notably, James (with Broemel) supported John Prine for several shows in late summer 2006. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Hop Along / One That Suits Me

    I have been really hooked on this album as of late. I picked this song for the lyric "of course I am for peace, one that suits me." Upon looking in to it a bit more, the song is actually about developing the MOAB (mother of all bombs) developed by Albert Weimorts, a self proclaimed deeply religious engineer who developed the bomb to save the lives of american troops. It reminded me of Dylan's God on Our Side - a song that talks about how history is often told from the side of the victor and history is simplified so that atrocities can be committed without feeling remorse. It seems like a peace that suits me is about making America Great again. #MAGA #MOAB (Don Jr's tweet after the bomb was dropped in April 2017)

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    Hop Along is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis. The band began as an acoustic freak-folk solo project Hop Along, Queen Ansleis in 2004, during Frances Quinlan's senior year in high school. The album Freshman Year was released in the summer of 2005. Three years later, in 2008, drummer Mark Quinlan (Frances Quinlan's brother) joined the project, followed by bassist Tyler Long in 2009. Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks / Bike Lane

    One of my other favorite bands. Stephen Malkmus (of Pavement) lives in Portland, Oregon and wrote the song our of sheer frustration about police brutality - namely the death of Freddie Gray. The "beautiful bike lane" is most likely commentary on the disparities of progress between the the bourgeois and people being denied basic human rights. In an interview, he advised to not look too into that explanation and just feel the frustration in the song.

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    Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are a rock band consisting of Stephen Malkmus (vocals, guitar), Joanna Bolme (bass, vocals), Mike Clark (keyboards) and Jake Morris (drums). The band has released seven albums: "Stephen Malkmus" (2001), "Pig Lib" (2003), "Face the Truth" (2005), "Real Emotional Trash" (2008), "Mirror Traffic" (2011), "Wig Out at Jagbags" (2014) and "Sparkle Hard" (2018). Malkmus was the lead singer and primary songwriter for Pavement. Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Hurray for the Riff Raff / Pa'lante

    A song for Puerto Rico that was written before hurricanes Irma & Maria but is no less applicable in the aftermath this tragedy. I have no doubt that Puerto Ricans fell into Donald Trump's ever expanding "others" category and therefor did not deserve the full attention of the United States (of which Puerto Rico is a part of) but rather a few lobbed rolls of paper towels. The official death count is still 64 though is estimated to be more like 5,000. These are the tragedies that are happening in the background while the circus plays on. Pa'lante Puerto Rico!

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    Hurray for the Riff Raff is an Americana band from New Orleans, Louisiana. It was formed by Alynda Segarra, a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter from the Bronx, New York, after she had moved to New Orleans in 2007. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, Segarra eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk and country songs. Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Father John Misty / Pure Comedy

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    Father John Misty, or J. Tillman, has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003. Josh also played drums for Seattle’s Fleet Foxes from 2008-2011. On January 31st 2012, he released the first single, 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings', for his debut album under the Father John Misty moniker, "Fear Fun". The Phil Ek mixed and Jonathan Wilson produced LP was released on May 1st 2012 through Sub Pop (U.S.) and Bella Union (U.K.) Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Raye Zaragoza / In The River

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  9. Mitski / Your Best American Girl

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    Mitski is Japanese-American indie singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki (born 27 September 1990 in Japan) based in Brooklyn, New York. She started her career while studying at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, during which she self-released her first two albums: Lush (2012), and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013). After graduating and moving to New York City, she released her third album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), on label Double Double Whammy. In 2016, Mitski released Puberty 2, her fourth album. Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Arcade Fire / We Exist

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    Arcade Fire is an indie rock band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2001. The band consists of Win Butler (vocals, guitar, piano), Régine Chassagne (vocals, accordion, keyboards, hurdy gurdy, drums), Richard Reed Parry (bass, guitar), Will Butler (keyboards, guitar), Tim Kingsbury (bass), and Jeremy Gara (drums). Montreal percussionist Dane Mills performed on the EP and in early live shows. The touring band includes horn players and violinists. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Sharon Van Etten / The End of the World

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    Sharon van Etten (born February 26, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress from New Jersey. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, USA, van Etten débuted with single Much More Than That (2007, Abaton Book Company). Her album Are We There was released on 14 May 2014 on Jagjaguwar). van Etten moved to Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where she discovered a variety of influential music. After moving back home to New Jersey, she was encouraged by Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio to pursue a career in music. Read more on Last.fm more...

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