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that was just the cover of the single (the one with the dog)

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's like a pastiche of something that I can't quite place, and that may not have ever actually existed.

Haha yeah totally, I'm mentally flipping through "iconinc" 70s classic rock covers to find the original.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think "a pastiche of something that never actually existed" might be an interesting way to describe ariel...

i dig the leather pants. definitely gonna be an L.A. album...

akaky akakievich, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp tho what's with the glowing white witch?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

"chillwave forefather"

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx)

smh

ksh, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

He sort of is though?

Number None, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I get the meaning but its just pretty wtf to see this so-called genre already referencing its forefathers. Guess I'm just old.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

The new album is really good.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

man, i played a show with this dude like five years ago. i kinda liked the record, but his live show was alot of him slapping his ass yelling "pee pee doo doo."

If you would have pulled me aside and said, "In 2010, all indie rock will sound like this," I would have stared a dagger into your soul.

swag surfer blood (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

hope his full time band means the live show has improved (just bought tickets for the mercury lounge show).

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually last time i saw him, on the tour with cass mccombs, he was pretty good.

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw him at SXSW in 2005 (I think) and the show was transcendent. His show next year at SXSW was awful (embarrassingly so since I dragged a few people to witness the glory). And so it goes...

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Youtube evidence would lead one to believe that the band is pretty tight imo.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw him with I guess the new band in Dublin last year, tight as fuck (apart from AP himself who was shambolic in a v charismatic way - apparently his rider called for an enormous quantity of weed, most/all of which was consumed pre-show).

p-dog, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you would have pulled me aside and said, "In 2010, all indie rock will sound like this," I would have stared a dagger into your soul.

― swag surfer blood (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:18 PM

does all indie rock sound like this in 2010?

☀ ☃ (am0n), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I get the meaning but its just pretty wtf to see this so-called genre already referencing its forefathers. Guess I'm just old.

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah this is funny! Forefather meaning someone around 5-6 years ago...

Adam Bruneau, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 17:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

he was good at Music Hall of Wburg last year, I was skeptical going in cuz his live reviews are pretty mixed but it was a tight show

dmr, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Saw him in Miami and his band was really tight, as some people have indicated above, but they were also boring, and they concluded the show with the worst freak-out jam of all time. Ariel was really high, trying to compete with Ida No, who fell off stage into the bar.

Sound check was three hours and doors opened really late. You couldn't tell at all that they'd put so much work into it, and the bass hurt all the audience's ears.

I'd rather have seen him with a guitar and keyboard and sampler and CDr set up, going solo like in those early shows which have been described as terrible. Ariel's drummer carried a lot of the weight, and his voice seemed to be higher in the mix than Ariel's. Ariel looked really old and a bit like the troll under the bridge from "Three Billy Goats Gruff."

I liked the CDs, especially the pop stuff, despite the occasionally plagiarized tune, but that show put me off for years. To the present, really.

That single up above sort of reminds me of when Beck decided he was a real singer and had to sing pretty, and started putting out (even more) boring records The production and voice clash. Also, the production haze of the earlier recordings is like a trick to get around how harsh hi-fi recordings often sound. Only in theory do I like the AM smooth pop aesthetic.

What did I just do. Post stuff. Give opinions.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

He was AWFUL at Primavera last year...still, pumped for the new record, 'Round and Round' sounds wick.

Dwight Yorke, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

three hour soundcheck?

☀ ☃ (am0n), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes. We put the chess board away, but could've played two more games. I was pissed!

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not that the sound guy and opening bands couldn't have been blamed. And the management.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

disappointed to find out he's a stoner. weed is boring. was hoping he was either a pillhead or totally clean and just naturally mental.

richie aprile (rockapads), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

WEED is AWESOME-

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

The cover kinda reminds me of Lou Reed's 'Take No Prisoners' album...kinda like it...

sonnyboy, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

disappointed to find out he's a stoner. weed is boring. was hoping he was either a pillhead...

wow

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Gettin' high in the morning" iirc

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

damn sorry for the wack html

uptown churl, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wait, how is it a surprise that he's a stoner?

how is abbott formed (Abbott), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 19:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

he was terrific and totally pro when i saw him 3 years ago (with band). new single sounds ok. i agree w/bamquern re: the vocals. same situation with that recent-ish (?) glass candy single where ida no's vox are devoid of much reverbhaze and just don't mesh. weed is awesome, btw.

hobbes, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 20:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

add lucifer's friend s/t to the stack of "waht does this cover look like"

hobbes, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

i thought of Ramones meets Ziggy Stardust covers

Zeno, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

disappointed to find out he's a stoner. weed is boring. was hoping he was either a pillhead or totally clean and just naturally mental.

this is some of the weirdest I-demand-a-certain-image-from-the-artist stuff I have ever run across

Twink Will Ferrell (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

xposts didn't mean to out him as a stoner (if indeed i did), thought it was well-known/obvious tbh...

p-dog, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

wow - he's the first person ive ever heard of who smokes weed!

Zeno, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

everyone in california smokes the doobage. even your mom.

Spinspin Sugah, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

I really wasn't serious, no do U care what drugs the dude does tbh. I'm just saying Miley Cyrus is probably a pothead. It's so normal these days that to hear stories about how he smoked a dump truck full of weed before a show is just kind of... mundane. I demand juicier drug details from my weirdo artists!!

richie aprile (rockapads), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

wtf? that should be *nor do I care*

richie aprile (rockapads), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

no do U care

lol u were high as a motherfucker when you wrote that

Twink Will Ferrell (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

i thought of Ramones meets Ziggy Stardust covers

I'm getting a sort of cross between Ziggy Stardust and What's THIS For by Killing Joke...

Gavin in Leeds, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

xposts
it was a pretty mundane story, sorry! :) anyway it was a superb gig, his band were seriously chops-tastic, and the new song is grrreat. love that moment about two minutes in when the multilayered voices singing "Hold on!" break thru the haze. to paraphrase what someone said upthread about the album cover, it makes me feel nostalgic for something that I can't quite place, and that may not have ever actually existed. excited about the new album.

p-dog, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cover reminded me of Desmond Child and Rouge

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

ugh sorry so huge

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 21:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh man. wkiw ^ xp

hobbes, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 22:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

tbh i hear AP is crazed w c0c@1n3 but more broadly i dont care

69, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 22:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

cocaine? pfft, nowadays i don't listen to anyone on anything less potent than dmt

samosa gibreel, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

just echoing the love for round and round

never really dug this dude before but this joint is ill

max, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

wkiw = ?

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

that song sounds like Washed Out
(and i like it)

Zeno, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:43 (4 years ago) Permalink


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