Extremely happy to hear this beautiful material, which I never thought would come. Thanks, Kevin Shields.
Got the Vinyl/320 package, excited! It's really for my wife, though. Happy Valentine's Day!
Upcoming: 05/25/13 - Fleetwood Mac - Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood, CA); 05/29/13 - Arctic Monkeys - Sunshine Theater (Albuquerque, NM); 05/30/13 - The Postal Service - Red Rocks (Morrison, CO); Bjork performing Biophilia - 06/02/13 - Hollywood Palladium (Hollywood, CA); Bjork - 06/11/13 - Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood, CA);
I'm listening for a second time and think the sequencing of the album is brilliant. The first half is about refining Loveless. The second half is about bending that template into new, but recognizable, shapes.
Also, I love the terrible keyboard sounds on "If This and Yes." Looks like I need to bust out my shitty Yamaha keyboard from childhood to up my shoegaze game.
I had to walk back almost to the entryway at the El Rey at the "secret show" on Thurs in 09 during To Here Knows When, but I was drunk and stoned as shit and dancing so fast. The Coachella set was the loudest I've heard the main stage, and one of the closest I've ever been to (Pavement, sigh), but there isn't really any comparison (& only 3 days apart.) Its an inane discussion anyway, MBV were loud as fuck, I'm sure Boris was loud as fuck, too.
The important thing is now that we've gotten MBV, Verve, Suede, Pulp, Blur & the Stone Roses, we need Slowdive, Ride, and the fucking Boo Radleys. Fuck it, MBV-Boos-Stereolab soopergroop tent. 72 hours straight. Suck it, hippies.
No, don't, don't cut my hair, Ned loves my hair.
I'm very overwhelmed by this.
I am not listening to this till I my vinyl in the mail.Hopefully its worth the wait
I also have a bottle of alesmith MBV Ale in the fridge too waiting to be drank with this first listen.
The last 3 tracks are the ones that are hitting me most. Just stunning, this is truly innovative stuff. Kevin, Bilinda, Colm, Debbie. Welcome back!
The loudest show I have ever been to was probably the Dresden Dolls @ Coachella--standing directly in front of the speakers, and the sound guys must have expected something quieter with just a keyboard and small drum set, doh! Surprised my ears were not bleeding. Or, when I saw Rush at the Forum back in '77--my ears were ringing for days after that one--don't know if my ears are getting stronger or if it was really that much louder back then--huge stacks of Marshall amps on both sides of the stage...
Although Daft Punk @ Vegoose was pretty loud also--being in front the bass was so loud it was hard to breathe at some points...
Or you couldve lost a lot more hearing than you think so stuff doesnt feel as bad? Also, maybe your brain is unresponsive to the frequencies that make mbv so ''loud''.
I didn't think this would ever happen. So happy right now.
Boris is loud live but not even close to MBV. I suggest you search Youtube for Incapacitants, Deathroes, Demons, Merzbow and go from there...
Dinosaur Jr., Mogwai and MBV are the three loudest bands I've ever seen. Mogwai at Coachella 2006 was insane. My Bloody Valentine was crazy loud at ATP and Santa Monica Civic...they were loud at Coachella too but it wasn't the same. Dinosaur Jr. at Great American Music Hall a few years back was so loud that the door to the upstairs bathroom was vibrating.
This is a great record. The last three tracks are revelatory.
I don't know that I've ever heard a track build as glacially slow as "Nothing Is", and I have certainly not seen it in that driving of a song.
Playing "You Made Me Realise" (and "Feed Me With Your Kiss") so much during their return to touring has paid out: they've managed to work that drive into the layered wash seen on Loveless.