What is the name of this (post-rock?) track, and who is it by?
December 23, 2017 5:11 AM   Subscribe

I have a (post-rock?) song in my library that I downloaded years ago, and would love to know who it's by, so that I can purchase it, and maybe the album it's from and, oh, possibly their entire back catalog.

I downloaded this song years ago, possibly as far back as the Internet's Wild West days of Limewire, Bearshare and so on, and I think the artist may have been (incorrectly) tagged as Tortoise.

Shazam, SoundHound, Tuneify etc have been no help. I tried Googling the purported name "Gloria" and of course there are 87 kajillion songs called Gloria, none of which is this one. I've tried searching for the vocodered lyrics that I can discern, but to no avail.

Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

Also - please forgive if this was submitted under the wrong category.
posted by kcds to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
For anyone else trying to identify: I tried to run the most comprehensible lyrics through Google (i.e., It feels like/It finally feels like/I'm Gloria) with no luck.
posted by kuanes at 5:30 AM on December 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you kuanes - what I think I can make out is:

I cannot go forth/forward (?)
It feels like
My greatest days
Are gone

FWIW, it sounds to me like the vocalist is probably North American, or is at least doing a good imitation of a North American accent.
posted by kcds at 7:14 AM on December 23, 2017

I came up with some of the same lyrics as kcds

It reminds me of the band Air (sonically). I really don't think that it is Tortoise

It may just be somebody that created that song and uploaded it.
posted by kbbbo at 7:25 AM on December 23, 2017

Maybe one of guys over at http://www.obscuresound.com/ could help. They have a great back catalog of really great music.
posted by bjgeiger at 7:44 AM on December 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

I can't ID the song but it almost sounds like a Trans Am demo...they have a massive catalog that's filled with stuff like this.
posted by windbox at 9:37 AM on December 23, 2017

Similarly, my first thought was that it sounds like Trans Am.
posted by tomp at 2:27 PM on December 24, 2017

I’ve posted the link to the analog heaven mailing list to see if they know, I’m starting from a solvent/lowfish angle and working my way out from there. I feel like it’s part of a musical vein of early 2000’s analog synth musicians. I’ll keep y’all posted.
posted by Annika Cicada at 8:50 PM on December 24, 2017

Thank you windbox and tomp - oddly enough, Trans Am was one of my guesses too, but I couldn't find a match. Maybe it is a demo though. Either way, I do love this track.

Annika Cicada - thank you for that. Looking forward to hearing back from you if you learn anything more about the track.
posted by kcds at 4:43 AM on December 28, 2017

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