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New thread, because this might wrongfully be forgotten in a year or two. Because there is no mention of her on ILM so far apart from mine. Because I want to marry and have steamy sex with and cry over this brilliant song. Because I have played it on repeat endlessly. Because David Lynch should take note. Because it is fantastic.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

ILG? Point me towards it plz

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Did not catch that, but we seem to agree on this on a deep fundamental level Mordy <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Not until October when this song gets a vinyl release. There's no EP or LP yet, either. Agony.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

great song.
came to it via pitchfork via grizzly bear.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Link doesn't work for me (not after deleting the first part of it).

I tried and tried and made a lame attempt reviving a slowcore thread earlier today but I cannot classify this song, which is really for the best. My song of the year so far, no doubt.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i'll cosign that -- helps that i haven't heard much i love this year, but this really is amazing + beautiful. a little cat power'y, no?

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (five years ago) Permalink

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (five years ago) Permalink

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (five years ago) Permalink

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (five years ago) Permalink

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (five years ago) Permalink

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (five years ago) Permalink

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (five years ago) Permalink

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (five years ago) Permalink

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

XP Lana Del Rey Bootleg Series in 2030

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:31 (one month ago) Permalink

(yes, xp, that was the point I was trying to make earlier, I don't think that was misogynistic)

I've snagged a lot of unreleased stuff off the web and on slsk; some of it I assume originated from her youtube channel, the rest I have no idea; I get the feeling she spends a fair amout of time in the studio with other people generating things before settling on what to do for an album; or at least did until the around Honeymoon.

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I assumed the smiling album cover was just a direct reference to the Iggy Pop album

silverfish, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

We all like motorcycles to some degree

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

sorry, pls, everyone talk about whether ldr should smile or not

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I deeply regret bringing it up in the first place

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink


vmajestic, Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Smiling Lana just intensifies her persona as the Naomi Watts audition scene in Mullholland Drive

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

does anyone know what the font is from? it feels like 70s Readers Digest or something.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:09 (one month ago) Permalink

i thought i didn't like honeymoon, but then i put it on today and remembered that it had my two favorite ldr songs: terrence + blackest day. i think the album loses me on the stretch of high by the beach/freak/art deco which are imo admirable attempts at trip-hop with modern trap beats, but they largely don't do anything for me.

forgive my ignorance of the genre, but are there any other triphop acts with trap-style beats?

just another (diamonddave85), Friday, 14 April 2017 00:51 (one month ago) Permalink

"terrence loves you" might be my favorite lana song. it's truly transcendent.

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 14 April 2017 02:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Love the Nancy Sinatra quoting strings on that one

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 04:29 (one month ago) Permalink

i was lukewarm on that album when it first came out but it's grown on me a lot, the point where I prefer it to Ultraviolence (though I still think West Coast is probably my favorite song of hers)

akm, Friday, 14 April 2017 04:43 (one month ago) Permalink

The font is called "Loretta Lynn" xpost

everything, Friday, 14 April 2017 05:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Ultraviolence is great because it's very committed to its particular style - and it rarely deviates from being a sublime come-down album.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 14 April 2017 05:11 (one month ago) Permalink

not bad :)

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

my boyfriend's back
and he's cooler than ever

^^ lol

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

(i like this a lot)

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:31 (one month ago) Permalink

The way she sings, "take off, take off, take off all your clothes" reminds me so much of the, "hello hello" bit in Without You from Born To Die. That's also the bit that Taylor Swift borrowed for Wildest Dreams.

This new album is shaping up very nicely. Really hope that rumoured May 26th release date is right.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

I like both new songs. Reading that she's really into the mixing process and is very particular about it was cool, maybe more women (musicians or otherwise) should interview female musicians

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Does the song survives besides that weeknd collaboration?

Nourry, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Any artist who cites Shangri-Las as an influence on their new record is cool with me

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i dunno if i'm supposed to be thinking of mandela when quoting invictus, but i always think of tim mcveigh

goole, Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:20 (one month ago) Permalink

re: the font, I don't recognize that specific one, but it's very reminiscent of Bookman Swash Italic which was all over the place in the '70s.

early rejecter, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I was skeptical of the Weeknd collab, but I think it works well. They share that decadent, sleazy vibe -- a more natural fit than him w/Beyonce, e.g.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Monday, 24 April 2017 13:02 (one month ago) Permalink

yea Im not sure yet I love this but it is v earwormy, been stuck in my head a few days

plus this image is gorg

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

This song is incredible.

Spencer Chow, Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Hate the Weeknd collaboration, and the fact that the album also includes collaborations with Sean Lennon and Stevie Nicks has me basically running the other way.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

ideologically she has more in common w/Nicks han with the Weeknd

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:24 (one month ago) Permalink

"Tin Weekned and Nicks han coming
When will Lana record on her own?"

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:51 (one month ago) Permalink

sean lennon is fine
stevie nicks is fine
weeknd is fine

she hasn't done an album of collabs before like this, so I'm fine with it as long as that's not what she does from now all the time

akm, Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:54 (one month ago) Permalink

larry Clayton is fine

kinder, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

mmm he sure is

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ideologically she has more in common w/Nicks han with the Weeknd

― the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, April 28, 2017 9:24 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what 'ideology' is that?

Wimmels, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Worshiping beautiful young men while dancing with them in cowboy boots.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe one of these days I'll see what you're all seeing in her but it's still not the time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It's taken several years; I started cracking in January after prolonged exposure to "West Coast" in my work environment.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I kinda suspect she's like Antony/ANOHNI for me -- someone a lot of people I know go "GAH" over (not to mention open Marc Almond fandom, usually a good sign for me) that makes me go "I guess the trappings are okay?" because the songs aren't much. I can see why the fandom exists, but I have no need.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

That's always the way I've felt until this title track.

Spencer Chow, Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I kinda suspect she's like Antony/ANOHNI for me -- someone a lot of people I know go "GAH" over (not to mention open Marc Almond fandom, usually a good sign for me) that makes me go "I guess the trappings are okay?" because the songs aren't much. I can see why the fandom exists, but I have no need.

Interesting; ANOHNI is definitely a "you've got to be fucking kidding me" artist for me, but I have basically loved everything LDR's done since the Paradise EP (I liked a lot of Born To Die, but it's patchy and definitely her weakest album).

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

her songwriting chops have grown so much since that album. "Honeymoon" and "God Knows I Tried" sound like standards.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

......no, Lana, no.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 05:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

OK, "political" LDR is the funniest LDR yet. Reminds me of when Christina Applegate's character on Married...With Children started a cable access show called Vital Social Issues 'n' Stuff - With Kelly.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 15 May 2017 11:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lana's capitalism fetish has always been political whether she knows it or not. this song is outrageous po-faced self-parody just when you'd think she couldn't do any more of that. she rhymes coachella with hella. i love her.

also only just finally bothered to listen to "love" and uh i love that too. the cash register on the chorus absolutely kills me.

difficult listening hour, Monday, 15 May 2017 12:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What a strange song. I read that she only wrote and recorded it a few weeks ago.

Is the album still supposed to be coming on May 26th? Seems weird that she hasn't officially announced it yet.

kitchen person, Monday, 15 May 2017 13:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Her tone is appropriate to the material. I laughed a couple times.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 May 2017 13:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm hoping it's just a tossed-off thing and isn't actually on the record tbh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 13:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That is the dumbest song title of all time. I don't understand the appeal of this singer at all.

yesca, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:11 (one week ago) Permalink

she rhymes coachella with hella. i love her.

poptimism lives!

sexualing healing (crüt), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 05:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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