jamiesoncox:

matthewmcvickar:

markrichardson:

Waveform from a track from a new album that many music writers are raving about.

There were two guesses in the comments that this was Deerhunter’s ‘Monomania’, and that was my first guess too.

But it’s not ‘Monomania’! This is ‘Monomania’:

And here’s every track on the noisy new Deerhunter album of the same name:

The track in Mark’s waveform is just over four minutes. ‘Monomania’ is 5:21. ‘Nitebike’ (4:18), ‘Pensacola’ (4:01), and ‘T.H.M.’ (4:20) are too long, too short, and too long, respectively, and their waveforms don’t match. Every other song on the album is under four minutes.

So what is it? I made a smart playlist in iTunes to help me figure it out. Songs released in 2013 whose running time in the range of 4:00 to 4:20.

A few leads, but ultimately nothing. No matches in the Flaming Lips, The Knife, or Autre Ne Veut albums. I checked out Spotify to check runtimes and listen to some albums I don’t have; nothing there either. Not Tyler, the Creator, not Justin Timberlake.

Hmm… maybe Paramore? The new album isn’t on Spotify, but the track listing with track times is on Amazon, and, there’s a song that’s 4:10. The thirty-second preview revealed it’s a loud song. I checked if the full song was on SoundCloud; it is, and the waveform looked promising! I ripped from SoundCloud with OffLiberty and loaded it up in Audacity (the waveform editor in all of these screenshots):

Yes. I am quite confident that the very compressed waveform in Mark’s post is Paramore’s ‘Now’.

This is so cool. You are so cool, Matthew! (“Now” is my least favourite song on the album, FWIW.)

Matthew is right!

Posted at 5:17pm.

jamiesoncox:

matthewmcvickar:


markrichardson:


Waveform from a track from a new album that many music writers are raving about.


There were two guesses in the comments that this was Deerhunter’s ‘Monomania’, and that was my first guess too.
But it’s not ‘Monomania’! This is ‘Monomania’:

And here’s every track on the noisy new Deerhunter album of the same name:

The track in Mark’s waveform is just over four minutes. ‘Monomania’ is 5:21. ‘Nitebike’ (4:18), ‘Pensacola’ (4:01), and ‘T.H.M.’ (4:20) are too long, too short, and too long, respectively, and their waveforms don’t match. Every other song on the album is under four minutes.
So what is it? I made a smart playlist in iTunes to help me figure it out. Songs released in 2013 whose running time in the range of 4:00 to 4:20.

A few leads, but ultimately nothing. No matches in the Flaming Lips, The Knife, or Autre Ne Veut albums. I checked out Spotify to check runtimes and listen to some albums I don’t have; nothing there either. Not Tyler, the Creator, not Justin Timberlake.
Hmm… maybe Paramore? The new album isn’t on Spotify, but the track listing with track times is on Amazon, and, there’s a song that’s 4:10. The thirty-second preview revealed it’s a loud song. I checked if the full song was on SoundCloud; it is, and the waveform looked promising! I ripped from SoundCloud with OffLiberty and loaded it up in Audacity (the waveform editor in all of these screenshots):

Yes. I am quite confident that the very compressed waveform in Mark’s post is Paramore’s ‘Now’.


This is so cool. You are so cool, Matthew! (“Now” is my least favourite song on the album, FWIW.)

Matthew is right!
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    keys to success in the music world total, constant noise
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    I know my man Julian will appreciate this one.
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    There’s a reason why most of the songs on the radio sound like a buzzing fridge, you know.
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    I guess this right away. Paramore’s new album is a mess. Sometimes pretty, but always ugly.
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    This is pretty interesting! Check out the dynamics on that Deerhunter album. I bet a lot of the reason Monomania scans...
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    You guys are all so, so weird.
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    WOW.
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    lol the waveform for leather jacket 2
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    Matthew is right!

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