Also, if you weren’t already familiar with/a fan of the band, who really probably stayed tuned in to watch the concert special following SNL? Probably a minority of viewers, not to mention where I am the local NBC station didn’t even air the special, opting for infomercials instead.
Seriously. It’s also not currently on Spotify. Which makes it incredibly difficult for anyone to sample the album before deciding where or not to purchase it besides, you know, just downloading a leak.
This is clearly the most interesting record they’ve put out?
“More / you want more you tell me / more / only time can run me”
Chills every time. I saw them the day of my grandmother’s funeral and they opened with that and god damn it was so beautiful and *tears*.
Those group background vocals kind of make this unlistenable, for me. Also, no Kim, no deal.
really? probably my least favorite release, after “turn it up faggot” (but still admittedly great.)
Have to totally agree with this review. Listening to this album a few times and really wanting to love it having always loved Girls, it became frustratingly apparent that the problem with it is that it just doesn’t contain any of Christopher Owens’ best songs. Although I could imagine them sounding way better if recorded as Girls and more in the production style of FSHG. There’s just no punch to these songs, no unhinged moments, and they suffer because of it. The instrumentation, the backing vocals, the flutes…it all becomes too precious. Ben Greenman summed it up in his review, talking about how the album’s intimacy sometimes comes off as timidity, which is sad, because even at his most desperate and damaged (Vomit, My Ma), Owens never sounded timid.