my man. thoughts on sebadoh? i got to meet lou barlow once, was a cool experience.local sadboi reporting in
among current favorites, i'd have to say, i unironically adore death grips
my choice of moniker is half a nod to maps.org, but predominantly a nod to a song by what is probably my top contender for favorite.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67R-Y6258qo
(An Animated Description of Mr. Maps - The Books) The Books (RIP) were a cellist who did a lot of aleatoric composition, and a multi-instrumentalist & inventor who did taught college courses on sampling, who does all the non-cello music/singing. No one sounds like the Books. Their music is iconoclastic and original; it's build via aleatoric composition (with a nod to musique concrète), with extremely well done sampling and homebrew instruments... it's hard to describe, but very original. (slightly cyber song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pX9F5vyILU
) their lyrics are often really well written, and at times, profound. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHNArEfBKdc
) there's generally a visual component to most of their songs, which often show where their samples came from ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1irbhY_dgY
) I could go on about them, they're fascinating, and often quite humorous ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNKKcoyQPis
i love post-punk and shoegaze, which are generally my go-to music for doin' cyberman thangs. ie, mogwai, explosions in the sky, gy!be, mbv, the depreciation guild (chiptune + shoegaze is comfy af), lilys, pinkshinyultrablast, etc etc - always happy to recommend more in this vein
been really into mitski lately. i've always loved sadboi music, but she's such a direct conduit to such a relateable form of sadness, in a way that elliott smith (who dominated years of my life) never did. I don't know where to start, so here's one that hits close to home ('cept I'm the dog here.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gxLrDXTLJw
really into ajj (formerly andrew jackson jihad.) their singer/songwriter, sean, is such a loving and compassionate person who cares so much, and uses music as an outlet ("I hate whiny fuarrrking songs like this, but I can't afford a therapist. Sorry guys... here's a solo."
they're super folk punk, but have been steadily getting more sonically experimental and diverse as they grow.
here's a good summarizing intro:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwribC5H6EA>that drop>those lyrics>my heart
more indicative example of their sound, as well as their humorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWKQSzBdE
and i am super head over hells over the mountain goats
honorable mentions: modest mouse, dr dog, iron & wine, all major players at some part of my life