I wonder what that means for the album and whatever work they'd already done on it.
I'm glad I got to see them a few times when he was a part of the mayhem.
There is no way for Battles to continue as a 3 piece. It just couldn't be done. How they made their music work live as a 4 piece was incredible on its own. They will have to get someone to replace him.
And Bryan, I was thinking the exact same thing about the new album. Are they going to start from scratch with a newly recruited guy? Or keep all of Tyondai's work on the album and just finish without him?
Braxton was a huge draw for Battles. This is going to hurt.
That album is fantastic. Fairly certain it was from last year, but still deserving of love.
i would like to tout Mines again as just such a lovely album of 2010. if anyone is curious, here is an easy means to give it a listen.
"dirty cartoons" to "tithe" is just such a great 1-2 punch of bliss.
I have given a couple listens to The Way Out by the Books and I am enjoying it. They are/haven't been quite a band I love but we may find our way there.
Also I like the vocals from Carla Bozulich. Though I am always in that boat.
The new Crocodiles record absolutely destroys their first one. If you liked the first, you'll definitely be into this, but it is so much better. Big step forward for them, and one of my favorites of the year on first listen. Only album that kicked my ass more first time through is The Monitor. Can't wait to buy this.
No can do. Friend played it for me. I'm sure it will leak soon though.
Hey assheads, guess what? The new Cut Copy song is fantastic. The Zombies haven't done anything that good in nigh on 50 years, so it's great to hear something in that vein, and done with skill and grace.
And I'm listening to Sex With an X and I'm ecstatic.
Yeah, it's fucking great. Exceeded expectations big time. I <3 The Vaselines.
I have a feeling if someone didn't commit the original sin of calling a subgenre glitch house, then we would have no witch house.
I listened to a bunch of harsher/noisier albums yesterday. The Harvey Milk album is pretty bleak, some times a little too monochromatic, but overall an enjoyable slice of self-loathing. Zs' New Slaves is absolutely fucking insane and kind of amazing. It really is pretty varied and there's a lot of layers going on at any given time. There's a lot of sections that would probably be pretty tedious if they were allowed to go on much longer than they do, but thankfully they switch things up enough, even on the long songs. Miles above Arms, the only other thing I've heard by them. The Sightings album is alright, although I don't know that it's something I'm going to want to throw on very often these days. Parts remind me of when Wolf Eyes are in full attack mode, but a lot more raw and shambling and unfocused. Good if you just want to be assaulted for 40 minutes.
Right now I'm listening to Zola Jesus' Stridulum EP and the singer is a dead ringer for young Siouxsie. I love Siouxsie, so I don't mind. The music's actually a bit gloomier than most of what the Banshees did though.
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Bryan and Andrew, you really should check out Big Troubles if you haven't already. They have a single out on OESB and a full length coming soon. The single screams.
Will check out ASAP. Thanks.
And they rule. Ordering both 7"s. <3.
shit, i didn't know they had another 7".
I really didn't think anything of The Radio Dept's Clinging To a Scheme on the first two listens I gave it, but after my third listen today (months later), I'm starting to get why a few of you have it on your top 10's. Pretty dreamy and understated stuff.
11/22: The Joy Formidable @ Rickshaw Stop
11/27: Interstellar Funk, PAN label showcase, M.E.S.H @ f8
11/28: Szare (live), Hodge @ f8
11/28: Nick Hoppner @ Monarch
12/1: The Dandy Warhols @ GAMH
12/4: !!! @ Slim's
12/5: Deerhunter @ 9:30 Club
12/6: Deerhunter @ Union Transfer
12/9: Kiasmos @ Mezzanine
12/11: HEALTH @ The Independent
Yeah, that record is great. I'm going to order it now, thank you for the reminder.
Fuck, it's not out on vinyl over here. I almost bought in Copenhagen but thought it would be available for sure out this way. Fuck that.
It's just available on the Labrador site right? It said only 1000 copies for the 2nd press and the first run of 500 sold out so I ordered it. It's an album that definitely holds up well after repeat listens.
Also picked up Tame Impala-Innerspeaker from Insound. I hate ordering from there but apparently they're the only distributor in the US.
or OESB's store it seems.
Fuck. Didn't see it there. I'll see if he can add that to my order I just put in. Sigh.
Todd is a good guy. just email him and ask.
Did already. Plus, we share a last name, so how could he say no?
did you get the slightly overpriced handmade uber-limited big troubles? or the normal version?
Both are $7. So those ones.