memorial thread of love and mystery for Juno, the Seattle rock band

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so when I was a teenager I was obsessed with this band from seattle with three guitarists and two albums, 1999's This is the Way it Goes and Goes and 2001's A Future Lived in Past Tense. then we did an emo poll and I thought it was a good time to say hey folks this band ruled. and apparently I am now officially right cause they completely cleaned up on that poll.

anyway they were almost perfectly at the intersection of emo, post-hardcore, and post-rock in a way that was not at all boring or forced, and no band I've heard since has had that sort of alchemy. which is kinda weird since everything about their existence seems to have been an ever-shifting clusterfuck (with no consistent rrhythm section between the records at all). anyway now they have the greatest ILM honor of all, their own thread.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:05 (one month ago) Permalink

if we keep talking about them someone will eventually have to repress them

but yeah love these records, Venus on 9th Street has been my absent minded go to track the last few weeks

devvvine, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Arlie Cartens talks a bit about his Juno days in this interview from last year promoting his new project:

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?

Just walk away.

http://newswhistle.com/atoms-and-void-arlie-john-carstens-music-interview/

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

I ordered both from discogs so hopefully will have them in a week or so

Odysseus, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

if we keep talking about them someone will eventually have to repress them

Or at least put them up on Bandcamp!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

I was really pleased that they did well in the poll and there was a lot of love for them! Despite enjoying A Future Lived... for years, for some reason I never got round to checking out their first album until the noms stage, and I really regret waiting so long

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

This is the Way it goes... hits the same marks for me as Prolapse's Pointless Walks to Dismal Places, which is one of my all time favourites. Just these post-rock inspired explosions that have such a sense of breadth and intelligence to them.

devvvine, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:18 (one month ago) Permalink

this is also intended as a recommendations thread for anyone looking to scratch an even vaguely similar itch so thank you for that, will check it out

also I feel the need to mention that it took me over a decade to even notice the time signature shifts in "All Your Friends are Comedians"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't know how many people on here have heard them, but Oceansize had 3 guitarists and a similar blend of styles, but with a modern prog leaning rather than post-hc

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Oceansize a minor ILM darling iirc. I don't know Juno but if that's a reference point I'll def check them out.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like I've tried before w/ Oceansize to no avail, is there a consensus fave record?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:32 (one month ago) Permalink

The Oceansize LJ recommended years ago was pretty bad. (he recommended everything they had released btw)

Odysseus, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

but he's the best person to ask as he's their #1 fan

Odysseus, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I defo don't like all their albums, but Effloresce is a stone cold classic.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I have a preference for Everyone Into Position but Effloresce is a good place to start

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 11 March 2017 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Carstens was not lying when he cited Nice Strong Arm as an influence. That guitar tone!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Will recommend again 'Non-Equivalents' from their split single with the Dismemberment Plan, such a great pop moment:

Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I can't tell if that's a different recording from the split version or if it's just at a slightly higher pitch than I'm used to.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 19:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Hmm, yeah it is pitched up a bit, how did I miss that?

Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 11 March 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

put on your punk belts
and rock it for all the square cools

^^^Carstens was a secretly great lyricist, save for one or two :/-worthy moments on TITWIGAGAG

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 12 March 2017 07:05 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw them once and it was very boring.

Then Thrones played & Joe had twigs his his hair & all was right w/ the world.

Not raving but drooling (contenderizer), Sunday, 12 March 2017 07:38 (one month ago) Permalink

my CDs finally arrived today - I've been waiting over a decade to get the correct versions of some of these lyrics, but I'm too elated to care.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:03 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The CDs sound much better than my long-carried-over mp3s, A Future Lived in particular just thrums with noise in places I never noticed before, or couldn't due to the fidelity. What really struck me about that album in particular is that Arlie is a quietly unusual vocalist, esp for an indie or emo band. He sometimes spends entire songs in a hushed register, but on other songs (I'm thinking specifically of the climax of "When I Was In ____") every time his vocal comes back in, it's almost percussive, and he's fucking giving it like he's in The Who or something. He doesn't have a huge range or anything but he manages to bring the same diversity of tone that the guitars do, or at least he meshes right in with them in a way that's uncanny.

My point is I am not done being obsessed with these records

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:10 (one month ago) Permalink


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