Monday, 17 August 2015

Manchester Orchestra



Manchester Orchestra are a five-piece indie/alternative rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 2004. With their members fresh out of high school, they put out a few EP's, and planned their debut Nobody Sings Anymore, though the project would never ever be officially released, only circulated around the internet years later. A year later came their official debut, I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child. This has to be one of my personal favourite albums, and definitely my favourite of theirs. It introduces the world to Andy Hull's crafty songwriting, as well as his distinct voice which can range anywhere from whispered shivers to all-out yells. Whether they're clanging away on clean and distorted guitars, fingerpicking thin acoustic strings, or even throwing in some organ), Manchester Orchestra find a way to hit home. Their subsequent albums continue their expansiveness, with them delivering some solid, catchy singles, as well as gradually getting heavier in sound (with songs like "Pride" and "Virgin"). This heavy side of them finally resulted in 2014's Cope, which is by far the band's most disortion-laden, dark, and aggressive album, though the same solid songwriting still shines through. As a counterpart to this new heavy sound, they released Hope, which is an acoustic rendition of the entirety of Cope.

I don't really feel the need to ramble too much about this band, since they really need no explanation as to why someone should listen to them, and since they are very well-known. However, for those of you kind of new to them, I am more than happy to provide you with their discography, since it is definitely one worth exploring. You want to hear Brand New meets Band Of Horses? Of course you do. If you want more, their vocalist Andy Hull is part a project called Bad Books with Kevin Devine that are worth your time, and he's also got a solo project called Right Away, Great Captain! which is also worth a listen. Anyway, here's what I have by Manchester Orchestra, though if anyone has any additions, please feel free to send them to me to include here. Enjoy.

1. The Girl With Broken Wings
2. I Am A Book, Torn
3. Marked Unknown
4. Ladida
5. Goodbye To The Liars

1. Made A Quiet Impressive Noise
2. Sacred Heart
3. Sleeper 1972
4. When We Were Trees

1. The Procession
2. Alice And Interiors
3. Slow To Learn
4. I'd Rather Have
5. Play It Again, Sam! You Don't Have Any Feathers

1. Golden Ticket
2. Window
3. Procession
4. I'd Rather Have
5. She Found A love
6. Anything Left
7. The Other Side
8. Please Don't Go
9. Girl With Broken Wings
10. Slow To Learn
11. La-Di-Da

1. Wolves At Night
2. Now That You're Home
3. The Neighborhood Is Bleeding
4. I Can Feel Your Pain
5. Where Have You Been?
6. I Can Barely Breathe
7. Sleeper 1972
8. Golden Ticket
9. Alice And Interiors
10. Don't Let Them See You Cry
11. Colly Strings

1. I Can Feel A Hot One
2. I Was A Lid
3. Wolves At Night (WBRU FM)
4. Badges And Badges (Live From Daytrotter)
5. Sleeper 1972 (Live from The Loft, Atlanta, GA)

1. Anne Louise
2. It's Ok With Me
3. Do You Really Like Being Alone
4. Shake It Out (Alternate Version)

1. The Only One
2. Shake It Out
3. I've Got Friends
4. Pride
5. In My Teeth
6. 100 Dollars
7. I Can Feel A Hot One
8. My Friend Marcus
9. Tony The Tiger
10. Everything To Nothing
11. The River

1. The Only One (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
2. Everything To Nothing (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
3. The River (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
4. Shake It Out (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
5. I've Got Friends (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
6. Tony The Tiger (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)
7. Sleeper 1972 (Live At Park Ave.) (Acoustic)

1. Manchester Orchestra - I Could Be With Anyone (Kevin Devine cover)
2. Kevin Devine - The Only One (Manchester Orchestra cover)

1. Deer
2. Mighty
3. Pensacola
4. April Fool
5. Pale Black Eye
6. Virgin
7. Simple Math
8. Leave It Alone
9. Apprehension
10. Leaky Breaks

1. Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove - Make It To Me
2. Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit - Architect

1. Manchester Orchestra & O'Brother - Don't Speak (No Doubt cover)
2. Thrice - I Want You (She's So Heavy) (The Beatles cover)

1. Top Notch
2. Choose You
3. Girl Harbor
4. The Mansion
5. The Ocean
6. Every Stone
7. All I Really Wanted
8. Trees
9. Indentions
10. See It Again
11. Cope

1. Top Notch
2. Choose You
3. Girl Harbor
4. The Mansion
5. The Ocean
6. Every Stone
7. All I Really Wanted
8. Trees
9. Indentions
10. See It Again
11. Cope

12 comments:

  1. You're missing a few songs, I could send them to you but all the other stuff I e-mailed you never got added to the posts so I don't know if you check your e-mail anymore haha. Anyway great post!

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    1. Please do! I've got a long list of things I need to get around to, I haven't forgotten, I'm just procrastinating, haha. If you can send me anything else you have by Manchester Orchestra, that'd be amazing, and I swear I will get around to posting it sooner, haha!

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  2. Please upload steady hands! The pop punk band with sean huber, i have all their albums (except for the newest one) and could upload them for you if you want

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  3. Please do Seaway, they're a great pop punk band.

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  4. the early november please and thank you

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  5. Please do Hotel Books, they're really good spoken word and I love them.

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  6. This heavy side of them finally resulted in 2014's Cope, which is by far the band's most disortion-laden, dark, and aggressive album, though the same solid songwriting still shines through. As a counterpart to this new heavy sound, they released Hope, which is an acoustic rendition of the entirety of Cope.
    Orchesra

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  7. Thanks so much have just discovered your blog. It's put me on to some great stuff so far!

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  8. Your blog rules! Thank you! PS - Unwound would be awesome!

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  9. muito obrigado por compartilhar essa banda conosco

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