I met Robin, Christian, and Casey one night behind the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland. I walked up to them because I was all, “Holy shit that’s Fleet Foxes” and they’re one of my favorite bands of all time. Let me tell you they were WEIRD. Robin pecknold smelled like he literally hadn’t bathed in a year. I had to force conversation out of them and I wasn’t being the overzealous fanboy either, cool and collected all the way. They basically obliged us in near silences, and afterwards looked at each other and said “Uh let’s go back on the bus”. I didn’t really take it to heart, I’ve just come to realize that musicians (Especially Indie musicians) are either cool and down-to-earth, or just weird as hell.
I’m a huge fan of Phosphorescent and perhaps I’m falling prey to my habitual tendency of premature judging here… but I just don’t dig this at first listen. Cliche pop chord structure with synths and cheesy strings? It sounds like a half assed pop attempt and there aren’t even any real hooks to back it up.
I love Tame Impala, like a lot. They’re a breath of fresh air in a day of a bunch of bullshit music. Having said that, they REALLY need to figure something out with the live vocals. They sound awful compared to the layered album versions. It’s tough live, but Kevin Parker really needs to work it out because it doesn’t sound good at all.
Fear Fun was without a doubt one of the best albums of 2012, let alone one of the best records I’ve heard in a while PERIOD. Among all the bleep bloop electronic trendy dribble comes some good writing like this stuff. Tillmania has great taste and it shows in his general vibe and songs.
These guys are awful.