And with Thomas Mars being the vocalist, drummer, and co-writer of “Playground Love”
Horrible recording… Live take using one mic? There is no mixing… No compression, no reverb…
Still, huge fan.
Not a typo, google it.
Jack White is everything that is wrong with Record Store Day. He will release several things in severely small quantities, opportunists will pick them up and then post them on ebay for huge sums. Fans who love the music and are driven/compelled to be completionists will pony up the money and the nobody wins.
I think it is great that he has taken such interest in vinyl. I just feel he doesn’t understand how many people would love to collect this stuff. Severely short runs really hurts the fans. He makes these things so the fans can feel the connection, I feel he should produce quantities that gives people a chance to experience what he loves about vinyl, owning it and listening to it.
Pretty sure you have the wrong band when you say “slew of eps and pair of full lengths…”
Sounds like the Bullitts is scoring the Great Gatsby and Jay-Z is telling him vaguely how things should sound.
I still babble about seeing MBV live as well. Never been a part of anything quite like it before. The entire audience afterwards was just gobsmacked and felt like a community.
errr… “the very Interpol-sounding first single”
Noel’s latest album was really fantastic, he will be relevant for a long time. Liam, however, is no longer relevant.
Holy shit… actual music journalism on Stereogum after the departure of Amrit/Brandon/Scott… I don’t believe my eyes.
One of the best!
Oh shit… Hipsters love Fleetwood Mac, I’m going to have to offer my condolences to all the hipsters I see today. They’ll reminisce about how they found a single Fleetwood Mac vinyl at a thrift store and therefore became their favorite band after they found out another friend did the same thing. It’s going to be a hard day for them all.
Godamnit Neil Young… one of the all-time great originals making this drivel.
Nope, just a name change. There is some stuff recorded as Warsaw available out here I suggest you check it out.
Stereogum has become somewhat of a joke… Uncertainty if the writers are actually listening to the music and clearly them seeing any story about a legacy act and then posting it just because.
I’m going to guess that Buzzmedia is behind the direction of this site, more pandering and less celebration of music.
I love you Amrit…
““Ekki Múkk,” though, isn’t much like the Icelandic group’s best known songs — the types of songs that score Wes Anderson movies —”
Goddamnit Stereogum… I miss the old guys who actually listened to the music they were posting about.
How did all of you find this blog? This place has gone down hill with Corban and Tom. They have no taste in music, they like music just so they can tell others what bands/groups they like. Same goes with most people leaving comments, you will all go out and buy her albums on vinyl today and talk about how great she was.
She was just another voice, a great voice. But she made no contributions to music. Didn’t write, didn’t do anything unique, didn’t play instruments.
Maya Rudolph, also a former member of the Rentals.
If the Strokes + Marilyn Manson sounded like the Chameleons, then yes.
Portland based? Robin lives in Portland, all of the other members, offices, equipment reside in Seattle.
When you don’t have a soul, you tend not to have many expenses.
I strongly dislike Nickelback, I don’t want anyone to think otherwise.
I wouldn’t say the Black Keys are one of the last real rock bands. They’ve always had a very proper electric blues bent to them. And there are a lot of “real rock bands” out there. They are just well known acts. Actually, who eve knows what “rock band” means anymore. Bill Haley and the Comets were the first rock band, and thank god nobody sounds like that anymore. Rock and Roll has evolved to something perverted.
I’m a Black Keys fan, not a huge fan of the last two records. Live, those songs are great., just not a fan of how they were recorded. Huge fan of Auerbach’s solo record though.
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” he says, blowing cigarette smoke out the window of his rented East Village loft a few days before the band heads to L.A.”
Rob’s comment was hidden due to a low comment rating. Why can’t we downvote Tom and Corban’s posts so that they are hidden?