Jana Hunter / Lower Dens

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Is there no thread about Jana Hunter?

I'm on my third wave of listening to Blank Unstaring Eyes of Doom obsessively. There's a new album on its way, but I'm not even gonna mosey on over to myspace until I have the beautiful thing in my hands and have made an appointment to listen to it through uninterrupted. But if someone else has heard it or merely would like to join me in incoherently ranting hysterically about how great she is, at least now there is somewhere this can happen. If not, disregard.

I know, right?, Monday, 23 April 2007 01:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened yet, but she toured with Peter & The Wolf, so she must be good!

Tape Store, Monday, 23 April 2007 01:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Shit, I just deleted Peter & The Wolf off my mp3 player without ever having listened to them. I just assumed they were shit and I had to make room for that Wingdale Community Singers album. Which I also like. If you're in a download-ey mood, you should immediately download The Heatseeker's Safety Den. It is so good you might internally bleed though.

I know, right?, Monday, 23 April 2007 01:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

The split LP w/ Devendra is divine.

christoff, Monday, 23 April 2007 16:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

^^Yes it is, and her new EP is wonderful, contrary to what Pitchfork say. I easily makes up for her somewhat disappointing sophomore effort. There's no home is entirely ruined by having Palms at the beginning, after which everything is just completely overshadowed.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 18:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh poor Jana. I try I swear. For the record the new one is called Carrion. It really is worth your while. Really.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

No kidding! Where's the love, ILM?

christoff, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 19:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Don't bother.... Appreciating Jana will have to be a private thing. It would seem so at least.

I know, right?, Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Haven't heard the album or single but listening to live Lower Dens (new JH band) and they are GREAT! I hope the recorded stuff is just as loud and throbbing... When did she get so loud?

city worker, Friday, 11 June 2010 04:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really like There's No Home - curious to hear Lower Dens

sarahel, Friday, 11 June 2010 05:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

curious to hear Lower Dens

there's some great demos scattered on their tumblr but the live stuff is just amazing

city worker, Monday, 14 June 2010 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

This Lower Dens record is really good.
http://dustedmagazine.com/reviews/5842
I think I've heard a little of Jana Hunter's solo stuff before, her voice is really familiar.
But this group thing is hitting me in all the right places.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 18:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah this is great-
i haven't watched any of the live stuff yet but i'm kinda struck by how people are talking about how loud it all is - it doesn't seem such a step up from her last couple of releases?, really, though a sort of fuller, slacker group sound.

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

agreed -- i'd first been listening to a live show currently on d!me@d0zen, which sounds pretty loud to these ears. but the album does seem more subdued than that show.

city worker, Wednesday, 21 July 2010 19:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Still amazing. Lower Dens were great at the sxsw show I saw, despite having recently lost their drummer. Almost a year on the album is still played a ton at our house, as well as the live show I mentioned upthread. Great Mayo Thompson cover on their last single too (redone from earlier demo tape). Does anyone else listen to these guys?

city worker, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have been listening to it a lot again after taking a break. Do they cover a song from Corky's Debt? Would love to see a show.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Dear Betty Baby from Corky's.

city worker, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I love that song.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 23 March 2011 18:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

http://soundcloud.com/ribbonmusic/lower-dens-brains/s-lDAyZ

am0n, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

bump

¯\(ツ)/¯ (am0n), Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda chooglin

Trip Maker, Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

( -- ( .) - ( .) / (am0n), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

shur fine (am0n), Monday, 26 March 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

this new one is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghghals;kg so good

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, i'm an idiot and didn't even realize jana hunter was the singer until 2 minutes ago

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

brain > stem > propagation, nonstop good. love the slow burning closer, too

1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

brains is tight, nice deerhunter vibe

shur fine (am0n), Saturday, 31 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

This record is streaming at NPR. Sounds real good.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, this is helping tuesday morning.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's alright so far...

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I may have posted too soon. The song Brains is excellent but side 2 does not appear to be my cup of musical tea, at least on first listen.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

its good, i think i like 'twin-hand movement' more tho

am0n, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

This reminds me so much of Rapture-era Siouxise and the Banshees

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink


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