what are the best slowcore albums to kill urself to?

@Anonymous

ouh yes thank you for asking me i’m kinda living for conversations about slowcore rn. anything from the back catalogs of codeine, red house painters, duster, idaho, low, vic chesnutt, low, carissa’s weird, and even most of galaxie 500 (arguably.. idk if they’re “slowcore” or just sleepy dream pop) & bedhead’s output are all fair game. respective classics. smog / american music club / matt elliot as well to some extent. it depends on if ur someone who slides downbeat minimalist alt-country under the perameters of “slowcore”. i do but i’ve heard people go either way. fr my money codeine and carissa’s were the best of the “seminal” slowcore bands and records like ‘songs about leaving’ (+ ugly but honest) and ‘frigid stars’/ ‘the white birch’ are unbeatable but that’s just me. i love idaho a whole bunch too.

others i’ve had on rotation as of late

  • the proud graduates + able bodies – spokane
  • different stars – trespassers william
  • plays one sound and others – knife in the water
  • La primera opera envasada al vacio – sr. chinarro
  • be mine tonight – dean roberts
  • collected songs + by the roads and the fields – crescent               
  • let us garland bring – early day miners
  • the going away is present – lowercase
  • are you driving me crazy? – seam
  • hier kommt der schwartze mond – valium aggelein
  • duffel bag – transona five
  • i know about you – ida
  • autoayuda emocional – ursula
  • please send help – soul whirling somewhere
  • lowercase – bluetile lounge
  • the blue moods of spain – spain  
  • S/T – giles corey

there are probably more i’m forgetting. also i like movietone pretty well i ferget the names of their albums but they’re solid. karate are ok too, a lil more emo-y than i usually like my slowcore but i can bite

older CD i posted on my 8tracks but never posted here, i still really like this one though. i’ll take any excuse to listen to “malcontents” or “hell rules”
Malcontents - Reversible Cords
You’re All I Wanted and a Car - Voice of the Puppets  
Hang Out With My Friends - The Umpteens
Sun Brings Smiles - In Embrace
California’s Falling Into the Ocean - 100 Flowers 
Soda Pop - the Teenagers Responsible
Still Living in My Car - the Homosexuals 
The Nose One - Shoes This High
Apricot Rat - the Shadow Ring 
According to Freud - L. Voag
Headline Deadline - Philosophic Colllage
D’ameja - Popsong’s Factory
Penny Lane - the Better Beatles 
Shift the Blame - Model Citizens 
Observations - the Particles 
Sexy Terrorist - Sara Goes Pop 
Isol - Marie and the Atom 
Hell Rules - Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 
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older CD i posted on my 8tracks but never posted here, i still really like this one though. i’ll take any excuse to listen to “malcontents” or “hell rules”

  1. Malcontents - Reversible Cords
  2. You’re All I Wanted and a Car - Voice of the Puppets  
  3. Hang Out With My Friends - The Umpteens
  4. Sun Brings Smiles - In Embrace
  5. California’s Falling Into the Ocean - 100 Flowers 
  6. Soda Pop - the Teenagers Responsible
  7. Still Living in My Car - the Homosexuals 
  8. The Nose One - Shoes This High
  9. Apricot Rat - the Shadow Ring 
  10. According to Freud - L. Voag
  11. Headline Deadline - Philosophic Colllage
  12. D’ameja - Popsong’s Factory
  13. Penny Lane - the Better Beatles 
  14. Shift the Blame - Model Citizens 
  15. Observations - the Particles 
  16. Sexy Terrorist - Sara Goes Pop 
  17. Isol - Marie and the Atom 
  18. Hell Rules - Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 

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add me on skype it’s my night off & i don’t feel like doing a month’s worth of laundry / painting / running / answering emails i’m a thousand yrs behind on / anything productive

let’s talk let’s fight idc 

Building a Fort - Jr. Chemists (1981) 

i love this record but i also grieve it cause they had the makings of being like a would-be proto beat happening but then…. only 3 recorded songs ever RIP

quick sloppy trash bus ride doodle comic 

quick sloppy trash bus ride doodle comic 

i’ve been on such a slowcore kick for the past month. this breakup has brought out the slow in me

going through old band photos of carissa’s wierd admiring how pretty this one guy is. super nice hands

going through old band photos of carissa’s wierd admiring how pretty this one guy is. super nice hands

early or rare editions of books you really love make such nice gifts. propose to me with a first edition & i am yrs basically

i remember being 16 and wanting this more than anything and thinking “hey i’ll probably be able to afford it when i’m 20” lmao 

i remember being 16 and wanting this more than anything and thinking “hey i’ll probably be able to afford it when i’m 20” lmao 

the kids i nanny for have started to pick up on words i overuse. today i made yams for lunch and the littlest one goes “yams are gross and orange! and derivative and passé! i will not eat them!” i feel so horrible for this 

shouts out 2 the guy who came in last night for cigs and was like “woah woah woah are you TR? i’ve followed yr work for years i can’t believe i stumbled upon your station” then proceeded to stay and hang around for like an hour talkin about the best slowcore albums to kill urself to, why neither of us have made it out of indiana yet + swapping nightmarish ex boyfriend stories then traded numbers and parted ways

made my week ! come in anytime pal there’ll always be free sodas for you here when i’m on the clock

bored at work doodles pasted onto a page from my flower encyclopedia. last night was so slow

bored at work doodles pasted onto a page from my flower encyclopedia. last night was so slow

thing from a bit ago when i was really into this style. my boss is a keenly devastating guy a lot of the time

thing from a bit ago when i was really into this style. my boss is a keenly devastating guy a lot of the time

jamuni:

Black Girl/La Noire de… (dir. Ousmane Sembène, 1966) 

jamuni:

Black Girl/La Noire de… (dir. Ousmane Sembène, 1966) 

just woke up 2 find jill slid this under my front door 

i put it in and it is actually “so yesterday” 17 times over. my friends are really good sometimes