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That’s pretty much how he performs every song. If you don’t like the song, fine—but you have a problem with someone acting as if they actually care about the music they’re presenting to the world?
Also, compare this to The National’s SNL performance over the weekend. I love The National. But Matt B’s shouty aspect at the climax of Graceless was much, much more awkward. And if you would like me to get outside of my indie music bubble, I was pretty unfortunate to see Imagine Dragon’s SNL drum-circle bro-off and, oh man, A Great Big World on Seth Meyers. There is your David Brent. That guy. Right there.
“The double standard, by the way, is that Jezebel is a feminist website who pounced on the chance to turn out a tabloid story about a musician cheating on their other when there are clearly many examples of female musicians out there doing just the same.”
how are getting upvoted for this garbage
way off base…also what does that mean, indie rock bubbles…unintelligible
I believe it Thurston Moore who responded to Jezebel. Pitchfork and Stereogum reported the original story from The Fly, and then later reported Moore’s response about the Jezebel article. I don’t even read Jezebel but I am aware of its vibe. And its masthead says “Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.” So yes that is what it is. Mainly what I’m responding to here is the very boring rant about Jezebel being an outrageous tabloid. Yes we all knew that, OK move along.
Jezebel is a feminist tabloid. That is just what it is. I fail to see how it’s surprising that a feminist tabloid would jump on a tabloid story about a famous and revered rock dude talking about his fling with a young woman with such a lack of self-awareness.
And I don’t think you read the Mish Way article very closely. She admits the cheating is a character flaw, and she is introspective about her selfishness and jealousy. Plus, the whole piece is about fetishes and cuckoldry. And, um, she wrote it. It’s a personal essay. Did you expect Salon to add “Editor’s note: We do not endorse the thoughts, feelings, and past actions of the author, who is a huge scumbag who we hate”?
“as always, men are horrible, unfaithful dicks” — oh yeah I forgot men are so hard put in this world
Find the article where Thruston Moore is as self-aware of his flaws as Mish Way is in that piece and get back to us. I have no idea where you’re seeing this double standard.
Nooooooooooo not Easton Ellis! Why, Dum Dum Girls, why
I know I’m exaggerating, just trying to express the feeling that the performance instilled. It was very good. I saw them on their last tour and it’s amazing the kind of energy they can produce even without a live drummer. You might also think that they have a limited aesthetic that would become less interesting over time, but it is exactly the opposite. Their music seems to be only growing richer and more powerful and evocative.
I hate to be hyperbolic…but is this the best band in the world?
Seriously, I am very excited for these guys. Every achievement like this one feels intensely earned. When was the last time a late-night audience responded like that?
That was not meant to be a reply to you but I guess it works…
Wild Beasts’ Present Tense is my album of the week, with CEO’s Wonderland a close second. 2014 has seen no better pop song than “Whorehouse.”
This makes more sense than the Bon Iver comparison to me. The vocals are also restrained and measured in a way that supports the ambient production. A Bon Iver vocal would be doing more stretching and emoting.
more punny, but I get the downvotes….sorry, I’m just really excited about the pitchfork lineup this year
Nope. This year pitchfork is “where it’s at.”
This is a pretty rad exploitation of demand!
For the most part, the world moved on, but there is really not a bad FF album. I enjoy them all pretty much equally. I think you could put together a best-of playlist that would be absolutely lethal.
I was trying to figure this out and noticed that the deluxe version is available the UK web store. I kind of wonder if it was ever “in stock” in the US store.
thank you for actually knowing shit. this was a great comment
That seems really odd. Hopefully Domino will put up more stock, because obviously they didn’t press enough. Otherwise I’m sure you’ll be able to grab that remix 12″ for 30 to 40 bucks at discogs—which, if you’re as fabulously wealthy as me, is just a drop in the bucket
oh my I cannot wait to hear The Field’s remix
that’s my second favorite, but yeah it is great
Wow. Your welcome enthusiasm for a reunited Slowdive is almost entirely undermined by this uncharitable (and very, very wrong) attitude toward Mojave 3. Their best album, Excuses For Travellers is not equal to Slowdive’s work but is certainly close to it. And the mere aspect of genre doesn’t mean anything. While I enjoy the Black Hearted Brother album, much closer to the old shoegaze sound than anything Halstead has done since Slowdive, the songs are nowhere close to as good as the best of Mojave 3.
Spotify’s mobile app is the worst. Always losing track of my browsing or play position. Right now I’m using Rdio, which is much better in that regard. As for Beats Music, I don’t know if I want to support the company responsible for those godawful headphones.
It’s not a protest song, it’s a novelty song