Well, this confirms my suspicion that this whole thing is just indie rock’s answer to the one-sided Lil B/Kevin Durant beef.
Which is to say, this is pretty funny, but it’s no “Fuck KD”.
This sounds like it’s going to be in about the same vein as Paralytic Stalks.
God, I can’t wait for another record in the vein of Paralytic Stalks.
I WAS IN IT
YOU WERE IN IT
WE ALL WERE IN THE PIIIIIIIIIT
Long As the Sun -> It’s Not Enough -> Burn It was one of my favorite stretches of music to come out of last year. So glad there’s more on the way.
Definitely thought this was an Onion article at first
Wait, did Pierce’s solo album actually get released? I remember that song coming out but not any follow up.
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I’m something of a GBV stan, but I do have a measure of discernment with which I can say confidently that February’s Motivational Jumpsuit could easily slide into the band’s stream of straight-up opuses from 92-97, which is pretty amazing considering how much they’ve put out in just the last two and a half years. But, I mean, I also think Under the Bushes edges out this record for their best work, so I could be wrong.
Well, I think if you look at the sort of “traditional” R&B that Smith is emulating, there’s definitely not a lot of critical/cultural cachet there nowadays – most of that is going to hip-hop or to the artier variations that I’m glad we’ve stopped calling “PBR&B.” Which, honestly, from an artistic standpoint I think is a good thing, but that’s of course debatable. That’s why I think records like Saint Heron last year are so important – it’s like, no, it’s not just white people taking these influences in interesting directions. Still wouldn’t say it’s “disgusting” the way Smith et. al crib from the genre, though.
A new Art Brut album would be quite nice.