Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    I firmly believe that it’s unfair to hold XTC responsible for the influence they’ve had on less talented/more obnoxious musicians. They made a lot of perfectly good records.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    Slade, check out a Canadian band called Elephant Stone. They have a sitar player (used to be in the High Dials) and they do psych-pop that reminds me at times of Rain Parade, Cornershop, Macha, XTC, and Stone Roses.

    Here’s a more psychedelic track (they call it “Hindie Rock”):


  3. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    With regard to The Format’s Dog Problems, once you’ve heard it, and liked no doubt for its infectious pop sensibility, you’ll be able to boast to your friends that your a big fan of the band Nate Ruess was in before he was in fun. And isn’t that what indie rock is all about? Cf. Zumpano and The New Pornographers.Report

  4. Avatar Glyph says:

    I’ll add the chat transcript in later, when I’m sober.

    Maybe. Depends on the amount of incriminating evidence.

    Thanks all!Report

  5. Avatar Glyph says:

    Well, in some ways last night was more technologically challenging that the first round, but we did learn two valuable things:

    1. My presence is not required for these parties to go off. So I’ll just set them up as standing/recurring events without worrying about whether I will always be able to attend. Just don’t foment the violent overthrow of the government while I’m not there please, lest I get a visit from the NSA and/or the Google Police.

    2. Assembling albums from individual tracks is a bit of a pain. I *think* what was happening was some people were getting ads between each track, and this made playback appear to be “hanging” for those with AdBlockers, causing the people with AdBlockers to mess with the player buttons to “fix” playback (which then affects everyone). So I’d probably stick with people picking/playing one “track” (which of course may be a whole album) at a time in future.Report

  6. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    @glyph Thanks so much for putting these together. It’s been a source of some very interesting music, and I’m looking forward to our monthly meetups.

    Checking out Elephant Stone right now, and I like what I hear. They’ll never replace my favorite Canadian band, Sloan, however. They rock!Report

  7. Avatar Chris says:

    I enjoyed all the music, and the company, save the brief Jerry Lewis interlude (kidding). Thanks for putting it on, Glyph.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      Thanks for copying the chat. I just threw up an edited version of it on the OP.

      And I think “threw up” is a good way to put it, even with you fixing the names and me trimming out a lot of the “is this thing on?”‘s, it’s sort of hard to follow. Not sure if it’s worth saving for posterity, but it was a blast.

      Thanks for coming all!Report