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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

The split LP w/ Devendra is divine.

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

five 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

No kidding! Where's the love, ILM?

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

two 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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

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

one month passes...

This Lower Dens record is really good.
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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

eight 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Dear Betty Baby from Corky's.

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

Oh man, I love that song.

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

nine months pass...


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

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


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

kinda chooglin

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

one month passes...

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

one month passes...

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

this new one is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaghghals;kg so good

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

brains is tight, nice deerhunter vibe

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

three weeks pass...

This record is streaming at NPR. Sounds real good.

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

Thanks, this is helping tuesday morning.

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

it's alright so far...

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

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

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

one month passes...

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

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:01 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

am0n, Monday, 2 February 2015 21:16 (two years ago) Permalink

v good song

Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 February 2015 21:18 (two years ago) Permalink


am0n, Monday, 2 February 2015 21:26 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new song sounds p cool look forward to this album also they will probably tour europe this year i guess?

niels, Friday, 13 March 2015 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

the record leaked and it's so good

j. winters (josh), Friday, 13 March 2015 18:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Cool! I only became aware of them through "To Die in LA", maybe I have a lot of catching up to do or maybe their (apparently?) new more poppy direction is just right up my alley. I'll preorder this one.

niels, Friday, 13 March 2015 18:51 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

God, this album is so fucking brilliant you guys.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 April 2015 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Hmm, that Pitchfork review made it sound like it emphasized the parts of Nootropics I liked least and toned down the krautrock parts I liked best.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 April 2015 18:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Same. I find the new one horribly bland.

Position Position, Friday, 3 April 2015 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink


okay, nerds.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 April 2015 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't like the new album anywhere near as much as Nootropics on first listen. It took time to grow on me. I still prefer Nootropics, but Escape from Evil is closing the gap.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 3 April 2015 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Nootropics and Escape From Evil are pretty similar in the grand scheme, so differentiating between the two is really just getting into the weeds. I really like both of them, but there's something a little brighter, more sparkly about Escape From Evil.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 3 April 2015 23:15 (one year ago) Permalink

EvE scans as much more direct and "pop" and...yeah, more positibe. NT could drift into some fairly abstract places that were less "song-y." But it hardly matters, both great albums.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 3 April 2015 23:20 (one year ago) Permalink

just listened to this and will again. it is pretty damn good.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 04:12 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...


the society we live in is so fundamentally upside-down that without drugs or entertainment to mute one’s sensitivity, all of its wrongness floods in a priori like an atmosphere of needle-points. things that we find gorgeous can make us feel just as acutely the presence of their opposites.

in the song, “sublimation” is meant to represent both the idea of making the mundane sublime, and, in its true clinical sense, “the transformation of unwanted impulses into something less harmful.” sublimation, if you want it. an escape from loneliness and misery into acceptable forms of intoxication (entertainment, wealth, opiates, etc.) the trick is that loneliness and misery are also the products of our society. we’re given the emptiness of entertainment and the pursuit of money, and so we are left lonely and miserable, and so we are given entertainment and opportunities to make money, and these are empty, so we remain lonely and miserable. tears are appropriate, no doubt.

cool having jana hunter in the world writing & talking i think

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Sunday, 23 August 2015 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Some great songs on this record, production a bit muddy for my taste but very cohesive sound. It's a record abt love?

Saw them live yesterday, was good but I had higher hopes. Jana a very good singer, but seemed a bit shy.

niels, Friday, 6 November 2015 08:48 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

This is superb.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 03:33 (six months ago) Permalink

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