S/D: Captured Tracks

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the wake tribute 45 is entertaining, in that it sounds like beach fossils and wild nothing always do, and nothing like the wake at all

sailor moon frye (electricsound), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 00:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

even kusmi? that track craps all over the singles

I like "Kusmi" too and one or two others, but at least half the record is boring and tuneless. Which is more frustrating because you know they are capable of great moments.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 02:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I can't really get behind any Blank Dogs stuff (most of it is crap) except for their first ep on Sacred Bones. The Bitters, Teenage Panzerkorps, Soft Moon, Oh Sees, and the Jameses 7" are the only ones I like of the bunch. I'm not really a fan of the label. meh

van smack, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 02:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

just checked the label site and was surprised by the amount of stuff I haven't heard. for now I will rep the Frank(just Frank), Soft Moon and Wetdog LPs and will plan a Rdio binge for tomorrow.

and yeah, I didn't care for the Minks record after absolutely loving Funeral Song.

fffv, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 02:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

my thoughts on Craft Spells here btw

hey ilxor, thanks for contributing, glad you stopped by (ilxor), Wednesday, 6 April 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

jeff & jane hudson reissue is pretty interesting and not half bad

also gives soft metals (who are doing a whole album for CT yayyy) a likeminded release on the label

final ritchie (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2011 00:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

odd how the catwalk 'yay recordings' is being billed as the first digital release of the tracks when they have been available from the yay bandcamp for months

final ritchie (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2011 00:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

teenage panzerkorps are releasing/have released some really incredible music this year as tpk & also sideproject horrid red, think theyre also playing live for the first time i think. one of my favourite bands these days. definitely them & soft moon are the best captured tracks releases, xeno & oaklander is v v pretty too. admittedly something kind of lame & dinky abt this label but i like some of their releases a lot

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

admittedly something kind of lame & dinky abt this label

nfi what you mean by this?

final ritchie (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

as i said i like some of it a lot but at its worst the aesthetic woodsist & them do has got a shamelessly murky & noncommital shyguy quality that i dont like. when the songwriting/playing isnt strong it can be pretty limp & awful. ganglians mayfair set veronica falls dum dum girls; iirc all sucked for this reason 2 me. dont want to sound like im rigid & dogmatic abt this, like i love the mantles single & the craft spells youtube i heard & other murky pop of this ilk

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

the very early stuff i can see, but i think they've come a long way since then. sure the anonymous indie bloke vocals can be tiresome but i think they're doing less and less of that sort of thing as they go on

final ritchie (electricsound), Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

ya i can believe that. wish i could be more of a h8r but i can't

flopson, Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

hoop dreams single is ace. digging the factory/postcard vibe

private parts & labia (electricsound), Friday, 3 June 2011 00:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

first track floating around from the soft metals album is adorbs too

private parts & labia (electricsound), Friday, 3 June 2011 00:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

soft metals album out, total cracker, definitely top five of '11 for me

me so zoic (electricsound), Thursday, 14 July 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

LE version looks so gorgeous - I mean, their alternate sleeves are usually pretty boss but this one's above and beyond even by their lofty standards:

And we were wearing a lot of athletic shorts. (jamescobo), Friday, 15 July 2011 03:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't think i've ever purchased something so fast

me so zoic (electricsound), Friday, 15 July 2011 03:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol i was in the basement with keegan screening those sleeves a few days ago.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 15 July 2011 03:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

by which i mean, he was screening them, and i was with him. hanging out. </suzy>

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 15 July 2011 03:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

aw i want an ian screened LP

me so zoic (electricsound), Friday, 15 July 2011 03:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really like the AIAS LE sleeve too

And we were wearing a lot of athletic shorts. (jamescobo), Friday, 15 July 2011 04:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

the Widowspeak album isn't as good as the Soft Metals one, but it's still quite lovely. feels like it occupies the precise midpoint between the Feelies' second album and Mazzy Star.

punk rock hyrax (jamescobo), Saturday, 20 August 2011 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved loved loved the two widowspeak 7"s that came out this year and 'harsh realm' in particular deserves a lot of prais but i can see a full length maybe running dry

also good to see the soft metals album getting praised here its a total keeper imo

Lamp, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 05:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i can't get enough of the soft metals lp

widowspeak lp arrived today, liked the singles so far so am going in with fairly high expectations, please nobody else ever cover 'wicked game' though please, that was unpleasant

vinyl cut bro (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 06:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

the new blouse and soft moon tracks sound so fucking good i am beyond excited

between those and the cosmetics album i think they've got the rest of the year sealed up

blapping in the freeze (electricsound), Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

thieves like us repress (?) is really really good, pulses and gleams and all that

RR (Lamp), Thursday, 3 November 2011 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

between those and the cosmetics album i think they've got the rest of the year sealed up

is the cosmetics album ever coming out? it was announced for release in spring or early summer, and then . . . .

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

was wondering about that. the band seem to have gone very quiet...

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

months after it's announced release date, captured-tracks tweeted some cryptic line like, "coming soon, promise. . ." with a link to a cosmetics video. but after that, they've "gone very quiet" again.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

"...we can't hear a single"

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that can't be it. for one thing, this is captured-tracks; i'm sure they aren't expecting any song here to break big, even in the indie-ish markets. for another thing, the cosmetics songs are really catchy.

i'd guess the issue is the band, not the label.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 08:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha I was joking, yeah they're probably in some mix and remix rabbit hole...

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 09:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

the grabbel & the final cut single is so good

back in gloom (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 23:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i always forget the cosmetics trax are esp the ones that sound like the persian chick from idib

sulks (Lamp), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

so mac demarco pretty much sucks right?

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

^growing on me

garrett still a cunt (electricsound), Friday, 25 May 2012 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

DIIV album is now available for preorder FYI(I)

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's also leaked

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

per the Book of Faces:

This Summer: DIIV LP, Holograms LP, Heavenly Beat LP, Dignan Porch LP, Wild Nothing LP.
This Fall: COSMETICS LP, The Soft Moon LP, WIDOWSPEAK EP, Mac DeMarco LP, Hoop Dreams EP and more?

my wallet goes fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

But, man, thats a great lineup stuff.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the DIIV LP is really excellent but the one I'm most pumped for is the Holograms LP; that ABC City single was fukkin RAD

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

still think Mac DeMarco sux tho

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

relatively joan rivers (electricsound), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

DIIV album is pretty killer. Sometimes I feel like it gets a little too, I don't know...amorphous or something...like all those chiming guitars just begin to sort of run together and float off and get lost, and thus I kind of forget it's even playing. But that may just be more about me being distracted or something. I certainly dig the overall vibe...

alpine static, Saturday, 16 June 2012 07:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you write that review on pitchfork?

Evan, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

diiv and heavenly beat are both ok but neither are a patch on beach fossils imo, even despite almost every BF song sounding essentially the same

DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS (electricsound), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

excited about holograms lp for sure though

DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS (electricsound), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should learn how to quote at some point, I guess, but anyway: No, Evan, I didn't. Haven't even read it yet. Will do so now.

I noticed the Impose review said some similar things, so I guess maybe there's something to whatever I said that P4k also said...

alpine static, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 06:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only asked because of the use of "amorphous" here and there. I know I latch onto words I use to describe something, so I was seeing if it was a coincidence in this case.

Evan, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

After reading it, I figured as much. Not me, though. Wish it was!

alpine static, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

bona drag reissue is kinda fun, reminds me of a trashier dolly mixture in parts

vco shi (electricsound), Thursday, 18 April 2013 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

bona dish obv

vco shi (electricsound), Thursday, 18 April 2013 03:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol bona drag

flopson, Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i like this a lot. p snappy lookin too

flopson, Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

the singles from the upcoming lps (minks, holograms, medicine) are encouragingly good. the soft metals single is a major disappointment though, it's like they've gone backwards. also they *really* need to be paired with a sympathetic producer

failures on the moon (electricsound), Friday, 17 May 2013 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really thought that was Brian Peppers up there for a second.

I need to hear that release.

svend, Friday, 17 May 2013 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

This label has to have the worst distribution of any label going.

benedict crumbsnatcher (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

how so

glycemic index joe (electricsound), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

We can't order their stuff for our store and the other store across town can't, either. They seemed to briefly run through one of the main one-stops but now that seems to be done.

benedict crumbsnatcher (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

is it as bad for the other secretly canadian distro stuff?

glycemic index joe (electricsound), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

According to their website in the US they go through ADA, which just makes it odder as most of the ADA stuff is easy to get. Oh well.

benedict crumbsnatcher (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

oic

glycemic index joe (electricsound), Friday, 17 May 2013 06:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

You can't get it through AEC?

Evan, Friday, 17 May 2013 12:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nah, we use a different one-stop and a few random smaller distros (mostly punk or garage oriented).

benedict crumbsnatcher (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 17 May 2013 12:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

AEC kind of sucks but I think at least a few titles from CT are order-able through them.

Evan, Friday, 17 May 2013 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

quite like this Minks album but in its own way it is perhaps one of the most ridiculous things I've heard all year

dimension nickröss (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

the new one?

the two tracks i've heard from it so far are nice though neither seem any great improvement on the previous stuff

multi-purpose food (electricsound), Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

it feels like a musical adaption of a photostory from an early 80s magazine for British teenage girls

dimension nickröss (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

listening to the minks now, i really like it, it doesn't have anything quite as ace as 'kusmi' from the last one but it's nice, makes a change from how disappointing i found the new soft metals one

failed gravy (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 22:57 (11 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

really getting into the saada bonaire reissue. the pop stuff is fun and interesting. some of the more leftfield tracks in it out-NNF NNF except twenty years earlier

kel's vintage port (electricsound), Thursday, 28 November 2013 04:41 (8 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

it's probably going to get lost amongst all the perfect pussy hype but the axxa/abraxas album is quite lovely pop

pizzagogo (electricsound), Friday, 14 March 2014 21:27 (4 months ago) Permalink

perfect pussy (god i hate that name) is an odd signing for captured tracks. doesn't seem to match the label's fairly distinctive aesthetic. but it's interesting! and captured tracks is a great label.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 14 March 2014 23:41 (4 months ago) Permalink

How would you define the captured aesthetic?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:30 (4 months ago) Permalink

dark, reverb and echo-heavy post-punk that sounds like it was recorded in a cave. they're a throwback to late-70s and 80s labels that established their own scene, like factory and 4AD. to be fair, there's a fair bit of diversity on this label, like wild-nothings, who don't sound much like the other c/t acts, but even the label owners seem to acknowledge that there's an artistic aesthetic at the label.

this overlong video kind of gets at it, i think.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:47 (4 months ago) Permalink

haha this quote, from the label owner:

music people are horrible, horrible people. all of them. myself included. the worst. take the weirdest people that burnt all their bridges from high school, who never really matured, and were never cool. and now create a social hierarchy for them while they're in their late 20s to their early 40s. we're setting up the worst high school ever, except it's old people. you know? it's terrible.

lol

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 21:06 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

+1 to the love for Axxa/Abraxas upthread; it really is quite a wonderful little collection of psyche-pop songs. I had a massive Olivia Tremor Control moment over the weekend and this album really complements it nicely, albeit in an exponentially less challenging manner.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:36 (3 months ago) Permalink

also dammit Captured Tracks why u only release the Cosmetics album as a RSD release, I really want to give you money for that god damned record

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:37 (3 months ago) Permalink

^i was lucky enough to get this via their drip.fm (probably the only thing that made it worthwhile tbh). surely they'll have spares, all the RSD types only want mac demarco rarities amirite

denial plan (electricsound), Monday, 21 April 2014 02:00 (3 months ago) Permalink

does anyone know if the Bored Games reissue is going to be around post-RSD?

nerve_pylon, Monday, 21 April 2014 02:02 (3 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

So I just realized that I had no idea the owner is a dude I know from college and was even briefly housemates with. Had heard a bit of Mac DeMarco and Wild Nothing but hadn't otherwise really checked out the label. Listening to a bunch of stuff on shuffle on a Spotify playlist and the label definitely has I'd say not just an aesthetic, but a sound, the way Stax does.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:03 (2 months ago) Permalink

it does say something that both mac demarco and perfect pussy can both "fit" on the label while being as far apart musically and politically as indie bands can really be

eat sock become sock (electricsound), Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

I haven't heard a thing by mac demarco but I see his name like a dozen times a week and I've decided he's some fratty awfulness that I don't get. am I wrong? I based my assumption entirely on his name, which I find is a fair thing to do.

akm, Saturday, 31 May 2014 17:23 (2 months ago) Permalink

lol bc his name sounds like "mac miller" I know I had the same thing. It's not at all fratty.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

I think the name and his love of stupid little hats put me off.

Vera said that?! (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:35 (2 months ago) Permalink

Curious about new/upcoming Donovan Blanc album--advance single's pretty A. Pink-y (and very firmly in the CT wheelhouse), but has enough of its own thing going on/is a strong enough song IMO to pique my interest.

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Saturday, 31 May 2014 21:55 (2 months ago) Permalink


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