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I need to get my receiver fixed, so I haven’t been buying vinyls for awhile. Sucks.

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August 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

It’s extremely underrated.

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August 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Dog.

DOG.

You gotta watch F&F. Gotta.

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August 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

There’s honestly no way to tell.

Anyways, to answer your question, here’s a video of that HAIM sister writing the tweet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvOE1QJL7EY

And yes, Ed Droste _is_ a plane.

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August 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Everyone at the VMA’s should just be standing around asking, “Where’s Carly Rae Jepsen?”

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August 28, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

If there’s three things I love it’s sex, witches, and sandwiches. This has two of them as one that makes it sound like the third, so I am completely on board.

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August 28, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Whew, good. I was worried for a moment that I was going to have to develop more convincing ~sad vibes.~

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August 28, 2015 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

Twilight: New Moon is where DCFC and I had some trouble (and, oh man, Ben’s hair then), but that later in 2009, post-Narrow Stairs even.

But let’s not forget even Thom Yorke got sucked into that vortex, and I think his cut was original to the film as well.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

No tags. You just need a direct link that ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, etc. If you notice, the first post doesn’t have that, but the second one (when you click on it), goes right to the .jpg image.

So don’t post

http://giphy.com/gifs/cute-things-wild-qNGpAIAgik5mo

but post

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

I cannot believe I listened to that entire thing.

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August 28, 2015 on We Are Your Friends: The Stereogum Review

I’ve been kicking around the idea of applying to Harvard for grad school this fall (I don’t know how likely it is I’ll do this, though), but if that ever happens, I will def check out Boston’s shitty Chinese food.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Found the headline a bit hyperbolic tbh.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Still championing this even if it didn’t come out this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETCnS4Lj9Y4

Glad we finally got this, though! Now all we need is Dear Tommy so I can finally celebrate Valentine’s Day and Swish for all my backyard winter BBQ’s.

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August 28, 2015 on Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

All I need to know about this film is the shot in the trailer where he is sampling a goddamn staple gun on a goddamn roof ladder with his goddamn phone. Sounds have souls, indeed.

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August 28, 2015 on We Are Your Friends: The Stereogum Review

Maybe it’s Scott? I remember one of the first posts I read on Stereogum was about him (I think?) trying to get The Decemberists to play his wedding. It was basically the way I referred to it for awhile.

Jesus Christ, how long have I been reading this thing?

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

I mean, the above is purely just something I made up without any experience or insight into it whatsoever definitely not please stop looking at me like that, so your hate is fully justified. I probably could’ve written in a part about dreading the end even at the beginning w/r/t the girl part, but that seemed a bit much. Only a total anxiety ridden weirdo would think that.

I do like shitty Chinese food, though.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Ah, Plans. I became big into DCFC sometime in between Transatlanticism and Plans–I was 16 when the latter came out–and while I recognized it as slightly different from my beloved We Have the Facts… and Transatlanticism, I still loved it a lot. I use to explain to friends that I felt Transatlanticism was this great build-up of emotion and risk-taking, and Plans was the aftermath of it all. To an overwrought high school kid, it made sense.

Some of my feelings towards it might have been defensive–DC was in many ways the first band I felt was “mine”–but a lot of it is actually having similar experiences as you, James. I never lost my parents, but my mom has been in and out of the hospital for various stuff throughout my entire life. Almost immediately after Plans came out, she went back in a really bad way, and I’ve never seen my father at once be so worried and attempt to be so brave for all of us. Two weeks later, I’d watch my grandfather have a heart attack in his sun room, and my grandmother run to his side to prop him up, telling him she was there.

I thought a lot about the line “Whose gonna watch you die?” during that time. It’s certainly about loss, but for me, it’s still about love in some ways (granted, this is probably because I’ll always remain a romantic hiding behind a heavy layer of cynicism). The loss is real and painful and is coming for you no matter what. But that’s also the terrible gamble of love. You have to gamble that those moments together are going to be worth the nights you spend with space in between you; worth the moment when the world rips that person away from you; worth the immense pain and loss not because someone is gone but because those moments together really _did_ mean so much. That last line reads as a question if any of us are brave enough to make that gamble.

This was a really great write up, James. Thank you.

And totally unrelated, did anyone else have the DVD of all the videos they did for each song? The internet reminds me it was called Directions. I remember they released one video a week online, and at the end of it, I bought them all because I was such a goddamn nerdy superfan. That must be hanging out back at my home in Texas somewhere.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

The production on it is pretty wild. Years later, I was still hearing new parts to “Marching Bands of Manhattan.” Walla’s touch on it was the kind that still kept the song front and center but fleshed out the atmosphere around it. You wouldn’t always notice the discreet parts, but it really adds to the feel of each song.

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August 28, 2015 on Plans Turns 10

Ugh, tell me about it. I mean just check out this post from back in the day when this was a Real Music Blog and see how far Scott’s dream has fallen while the $$$ has clearly risen: http://www.stereogum.com/37/its_been_awhile/news/

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great