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Anyone just discovering this band should be aware that they wrote and recorded on of the best songs in the past several years, and they didn’t even release it on an album.
It’s called “The Fountain”, and it is inexplicably hidden away as a B-side on a single that is far less exciting and was also not even included on an album.
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIZexZf-ZsA
I hate when bands preview an album by sharing the closing track. I’m always really sad when I get to the end of the album and realize all of the fresh material is behind me and there is nothing new ahead to look forward to. And the first play through of an album is really foundational towards my future opinion of the album. It’s a subtle difference, but I think it’s bad marketing.
Also, data mining your fans and forcing a robotic watermark onto your preview track is bad marketing.
Excellent, as always. Beautiful build into a satisfying conclusion. I’m really looking forward to this album. They have yet to disappoint me.
However, I have no idea what was going on in that video. What an awkward pairing… The music distracted from whatever the video was about and the video distracted from the song. It didn’t do either of them any favors.
“”It’s a Blue Moon, Baby. So, why don’t you kill me.” C’mon Beck. Stop writing the same song over and over and do something original. “-A very sarcastic fan
Confirmed. Richard D. James is Burial.
Yeah Phil. Nice try plugging your band.
What hasn’t come out in these reports yet is that The Beastie Boys were going to release their own Physics-based Rube Goldberg Toy for Girls.
Will is such a great, genuine guy. It is what makes his music so phenomenal. I could see this same passion being wonderfully translated to a short film like this.
Go Will, Go!
Her look is both shocking and completely predictable. Making people uncomfortable has always been a dominant part of her style and “attraction”. She never has gone over the top, and I don’t feel she has now either. But she has always presented herself as being a little bit alien. And has always seemed a little dangerous in an indescribable way.
She has always been someone that I was extremely attracted to, but I felt that if she ever got me alone in a room she would open her mouth to show a row of shark teeth and a wad of forking tongues. And no one would ever hear the screams. And if they did, it would be hard to tell if they were cries of fear or ecstasy.
Her age is showing, but she still has an absolutely amazing singing voice. I can’t believe there was a time when I wrote The Cardigans as one hit wonders that created one of the most annoying hits ever with “Lovefool”. Because the rest of their catalog is complete unadulterated gold. And they perfected a new sound with every album they released.
I’m a little sad that this isn’t an announcement for a new Cardigans album, but I’ll take what I can get and love if for what it is with a Nina solo album.
What Ezra doesn’t realize is that I actually have a whole closet full of spares I have collected, just in case anything should ever happen to my original.
Wait. I thought Mumford and Sons already required that.
Oh, for goodness sake people. There is a huge HUGE difference between posting a picture on your Facebook timeline, and making a living selling someone else’s creative work as your business.
Seriously, I think 98% of the people complaining in this comments section has no clue what is even being discussed. It’s all just entitled belly aching.
I don’t hate MACHINA. I think it could have been a fantastic album. But I can hardly listen to it because the production is just so horrendous. I have no idea what they did to that thing, but it sounds so awful.
Seriously, listen to the first 30 seconds of “Rocket” and then compare it to the first 30 seconds of “The Everlasting Gaze”. They wanted it to be LOUD. They wanted rock music to !ROCK!. And what they did was dowse the entire album in gallons and gallons of muddy sizzling oil. There is no depth to the sound, and no warmth. But if you can try to see past that crusty fried outer layer, the meat of the songs underneath are fairly impressive.
I thought I disagreed too, but I have since changed my mind. Siamese Dream is just such a pure specimen of a rock album. It is a faultless essay of who the Pumpkins are, and what they were ready and willing to achieve. I enjoy Mellon Collie, and I think it is the biggest statement of what the Pumpkins were capable of, but Siamese Dream is the body that all of their other albums seem to just decorate in different clothes. They would go on to become different things through out their career, but Siamese shows that first and foremost they defeated the Rock Gods at their own game, and earned the right to play games with it from there.
It’s still hard for me to decide though, because I can’t objectively get past my massive love for Mellon Collie, and all of the amazing memories I have with that album.
I would agree with this. Not to slight Gish or Pisces, but Adore was an amazingly successful experiment. I was just listening to it yesterday and remarking to friends about how fresh it sounds. It could come out tomorrow and not sound dated.
I’m not saying it was ahead of it’s time, or some kind of masterpiece, but it is a very respectable left handed forgotten arm from a band that could have easily played it safe and rehashed themselves into eternity. I hate to think that Billy might wish he had just rehashed himself into eternity like he is apparently trying to do now. But I look to Adore to remind myself that there really is, or at least was, a real spark of artistic genius behind the bald head, and it was something that capable of being more than simply a rock star.
Props to Fallon for calling out Daniel Rossen, and Neil. I was sad at first when he only introduced them as Robin Pecknold (although, after watching the video I realized that it’s Robin that is doing most of the work). But to have a man like Daniel Rossen stand on your stage and not even mention his name would have been a travesty.
Awesome. I love Superchunk’s acoustic versions. Some of my favorite Superchunk songs are the stripped down versions. So, I’ve very glad they are keeping the tradition alive.
Just FYI concerning this comments section.
You want to know how you kill a troll? Don’t downvote their comments. Keep them at a neutral zero and do not engage in conversation with them.
Is it though? Because you are pointing directly at a massive ad for McDonalds’ Big Macs right now.
Oh, I think I might also be a Humusexual. Because, I’m really enjoying this particular bowl of bean dip right now. My reading comprehension skills are not so great, but I really feel like Morrissey understands me right now.
I would say he is just a regular guy that puts his pants on just the same as everyone else, but, I was just proven wrong.
I’m sad, because everything in this video is designed to make people exclaim, “OH! This is so weird and random! How crazy!” And that means that this is the reason they picked the music as well. I’m glad the Boards can cash a paycheck. But I kind of wish it was because people were respecting their music more, rather than just seeing it as the perfect soundtrack for their token “SO WEEEIRD” shoe commercial targeting young alts.