Micah Wetzel

Comments from micahwetzel

Cannot wait for this record.

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April 18, 2012 on Progress Report: Lower Dens

Yeah, the “Teen Dream 2″ assertion is right on the money, but for some reason that’s not bothering me at all. They don’t really take many risks here, but they are just /so/ good at doing what they do, so it doesn’t matter.

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March 21, 2012 on Premature Evaluation: Beach House Bloom

Great performance, but I’ve never seen Kevin so subdued. It’s weird to NOT see him in make up or without pants or dancing across the stage.

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February 9, 2012 on of Montreal Play Fallon

I wasn’t trying to say that loneliness is only a concept and not a reality, just that it’s a common trope in songwriting that is still effective when executed well, like in this song.

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September 8, 2011 on Watch Jeff Tweedy Cover Black Eyed Peas, Wilco’s “Born Alone” Video

Did anyone else read the Atlantic article? I found it extremely interesting, both as a look into Tweedy’s creative process in originally writing this song and then Wilco’s creative process in making this song what it is. This quote especially stuck out to me:

“I thought this lyric at the end—’born alone, born to die alone’—sounded like one of the most dire things that you can sing, but also defiant. I had strong feelings singing that lyric and wanted it illustrated in some defiant, triumphant way.”

Being lonely (and defiantly so) certainly isn’t anything new, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful and important of a concept.

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September 7, 2011 on Watch Jeff Tweedy Cover Black Eyed Peas, Wilco’s “Born Alone” Video

I’ll echo everyone’s gushing over Art of Almost. So good! As is the rest of the album. Now I just have to wait until the 27th for the deluxe edition to make its way to my doorstep.

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September 3, 2011 on Wilco The Whole Love Comment Party

I agree with you on the vocals. I like the subtle, hushed vocal delivery; I think it complements his music so well. Not to say that the vocals on Hurry Up are bad, it’s just different, and it might take a few more listens to get used to.

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August 31, 2011 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

oh my god

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August 26, 2011 on Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set Details

Thanks!

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August 25, 2011 on Atlas Sound – “Terra Incognita”

Bradford Cox is very high up on the list of people I wouldn’t mind being, and this is why. The guitars on this song shimmer in such a subtle way. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait for the record!

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August 25, 2011 on Atlas Sound – “Terra Incognita”

I am so happy that this exists.

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August 18, 2011 on Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost Comment Party

Insert: “Aaaaaagent Dale Cooper!”

Now I’m going to have to start watching the series from the beginning again.

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August 1, 2011 on Progress Report: David Lynch

Wow, this is so great. Really excited to hear this album.

Also, I couldn’t help but read Lynch’s remarks as being spoken by Gordon Cole from Twin Peaks, which gave this interview a very interesting feel, haha.

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August 1, 2011 on Progress Report: David Lynch

Also, I love seeing Unknown Mortal Orchestra getting so much love. Great album, really nice guys.

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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

The only glaring omission that I can think of is The Antlers. Interesting to list, though.

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June 21, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

Would This Will Destroy You be considered “dark” in the same vein as the rest of these bands? They’ve done just about everything they can to be distanced from the “clichéd post-rock” scene that they were attached to following their first release, and their new album seems somewhat dark…?

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March 25, 2011 on 18 Dark Bands To Watch In 2011

Some commenters on Last.fm are postulating that perhaps there is going to be another album released in the near future (maybe tomorrow as originally planned?). Thoughts?

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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party

Candy Claws?

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January 13, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010