FMD — “New” old bands

So I recently came across a band called the Vulgar Boatmen. They had a couple of albums out in the late 1980s and 90s that didn't get a lot of play, broke up, and then released a complilation album in 2004. I had never heard of them. The thing is they are pretty cool. Kinda like a Murmer-era R.E.M. and I even think The Beths may have even been inspired by then. Anyway definitely check out Please Panic and You and Your Sister (which was rereleased in 2015).

So any bands out there that you missed but came across years later?

As always drop 'em if you got 'em.

7 thoughts on “FMD — “New” old bands”

  1. 1. Wandering--James Taylor
    2. Don't Answer Me--Alan Parsons Project
    3. Dreamboat Annie--Heart
    4. A Song on the Radio--Al Stewart
    5. Still Crazy After All These Years--Paul Simon
    6. Was a Sunny Day--Paul Simon
    7. Reason to Believe--Rod Stewart
    8. Count on Me--Jefferson Starship
    9. We've Only Just Begun--The Carpenters
    10. Two Fine People--Cat Stevens

  2. i haven't done the math, but i'd estimate a good 35-40% of my library is older than me, so....

    01. "Screwed (ft. Zoe Kravitz)" – Janelle MonaeDirty Computer
    02. "ease" – elvis depressedlynew alhambra
    03. "Tokyo Witch" – Beach HouseBeach House
    04. "Are You Sure You're Really Busy?" – Blood OrangeCostal Grooves
    05. "Golden Lady" – Stevie WonderInnervisions
    06. "Rill Rill" – Sleigh BellsTreats
    07. "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" – The BeatlesAnthology, Vol. 2
    08 "Settled" – Walt MinkEl Producto
    09. "King Kunta" – Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
    10. "The Star" – YazanHahaha

  3. In the fall, I mentioned my discovery of the German (but English-language) alternative rock band Locust Fudge that sounds so very 90's, which later broke up to allow Dirk Dresselhaus to become Schneider TM.
    Last year they reformed after 25 years' hiatus. Some of their best songs are from the new album, like this song featuring J. Mascis:

    I assume the song's so long because they used all the takes of Mascis's solo since they were all great.

  4. 1. Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar “The Greatest” This Is Acting (Deluxe Edition)
    2. Pearl Jam “Footsteps” Jeremy
    3. Jurassic 5 “Unified Rebelution”* J5 (bonus track)
    4. Natacha Atlas “Bastet (Bullitnuts Remix)” The Remix Collection
    5. Ken Nordine “Brown”* Colors

    6. Tori Amos “Raspberry Swirl” From the Choirgirl Hotel
    7. Current 93 “Your Future Cartoon”* The Light Is Leaving Us All
    8. The Cinematic Orchestra “Flite” Every Day
    9. Will Oldham “I See a Darkness” Songs of Love and Horror
    T. Ha Ha Tonka “Synthetic Hearts” Lessons

    *Notes:
    3. I don't recall how I came to find it, but I have the cassingle of this song (from 1995). The B-side is the radio edit.

    5. "Among purists -- And you know how many purists there are -- Brown was having some difficulty."

    7. I hadn't noticed this song title before. I wonder what meaning of "cartoon"... the lyric that contains the title makes it no more clear: "The summer Sun as bright as buttons/ The ocular Moon as sweet as sleet/
    And your future cartoon / Is as soft as the Tarot."
    Well, that's what I get for trying to interpret C93 without looking at the lyrics in the context of the entire album, or even the full corpus of Tibet's work, plus copies of the relevant apocryphal Gospels and works by Crowley and others.

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