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but yeah it goes through your head is great, dam funk remix just as dope too

honest weights, square dealings (schlump), Friday, 7 October 2011 14:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://secretlycanadian.com/blog/2012/02/nite-jewel-pre-order-starts-today-instant-download-with-purchase/

i am not in the us, so am not, but getting i am real free would sway me into pre-ordering.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

also
http://nylonstylus.tumblr.com/post/17605980978/in-the-dark-off-of-la-based-nite-jewels this lp is gonna be really weird & is gonna slay

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

new song at the secretly canadian link rules

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

this album is pretty chill

Number None, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

is it out?

I'm going to allow this! (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's "out". Autograph is really dreamy

Number None, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah. i'm still playing in the dark, all day long. i have a bunch to write about the record but might wait until more people have heard about it. because there are parts - the first song! - & there is the cover, which make those moves towards affiliation and kinda more overt affectation, i think, w/a lot of '80s music, all of which i think came up upthread when she was releasing it goes thru your head, &c, in hi-fi. i'd imagine the angle from which it does this is probably some of the subject of the big sprawling ilm destroyer thread, playing with a genre, playing with a form. even the sleeve, to me in some ways it's kinda a retro image to make, and in other ways i think it's just trying to be strong like those records, like a patrice rushen lp that puts the singer up front as a face on the lp, & making a record that will look the same way ten years from now. but it's interesting in a lot of ways. there are a couple of songs where the live drums make me really miss the nj slink, & some where the synth sounds don't coast or glaze or ride like good evening did in its way - just has become a preexisting form it loved & descended from instead of the weird, evolved byproduct that thing had produced. but it hits some really great highs too, & like memory man, say, becomes something that sucks me in more the more of a hold i get on it, which i think will happen with all of it. the words etc. i can't work out if she mentions heating up something in the microwave at some song towards the end of the record. she's so my fav, just so pleased to be around for these records.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is awesome. Lot of cool little left field touches - country twang on "Memory Man", Frippesque guitar on "Sister"...

Number None, Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

sister is still one of my fav things she's done, it's perfect. there is another jam on the lp that is in the same territory but doesn't quite synthesise as well.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

and it's a bonus track, weirdly. Not that that means much these days

Number None, Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah. i bought an expensive seven inch from yours truly, w/it, & it's warped. i need to fuss around & try to get another.

in the dark, i played it all day long. singing a little below her range & then all up, high, little skips where the drums quicken, occasional edges of guitar strings, it's so great.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

favorites:

She's Always Watching You
In the Dark
Memory Man
Autograph

calstars, Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have a fondness for mind, mind, mind, mind, mind, mind, mindandeyes

john-claude van donne (schlump), Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

She sounds like Yukimi Nagano on 'In the Dark'

calstars, Sunday, 19 February 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kinda get a Beach House vibe from that one

Number None, Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

unearthly delights & clive slowly unfurled, revealed themselves, after more listening. they feel a nice evolution of the other part - the kinda less '80s/disco part - of the dna of good evening, which you hear a little in natural causes & elsewhere. i am really into this now, after being slightly thrown at first.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

clive just kills me. the words.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

if she took this record, put a load of hazy disco filters over everything then, like, recorded it over an old reel to reel to degrade the sound.. it would be 100%

merked, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah

Number None, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

this shit is mad smooth, didn't know she had it in her.

one has to think though, is CGN really the mastermind behind her new found pop shininess? you could kinda hear it on good evening, but it was skewered and just slightly off in a good way and now this...

gaspard von trier, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well it was produced by Cole MGN of The Samps and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti but i see no reason to think it wasn't an entirely collaborative effort. That's why i don't understand merked's comment, the pop smoothness of the thing is what makes it work. Couldn't get into Good Evening at all

Number None, Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's what i liked about Nite Jewel in the first place, the bedroom sonics.. the songs on the new one are sculpted with a lot more purpose and confidence, and so are the vocal performances (this new assurance is probably what's allowed her to step out from behind the haze) - but i still liked that old sounde

merked, Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to hearing this

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love this.

Sounds like a Dirty Projectors record at times ('She's Always Watching You' esp.)

HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

shit is mad smooth

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

hoping that she plays with a band on the tour

calstars, Saturday, 10 March 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

really like mind & eyes

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/tv/yours-truly/1894-nite-jewel/3097-shes-always-watching-you/

Completely in love with this girl

calstars, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i heard this on a mix NJ made for bomb, it's so funny how it's the same kinda palette/genepool as her first rec

john-claude van donne (schlump), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

She played Kraftwerk's Computer Love last night in LA...wish I was there.

calstars, Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was there - it was pretty great. I'm not a big Nite Jewel fan but they did a good job of it after a slightly shaky start.

Also it was the headlining portion of a "Krautrock Classics" night. First half of the night was a bunch of bands doing one-off covers. DNTEL did Faust's "Jennifer," Ariel Pink and White Magic teamed up for a song (I didn't recognize who the originator was), ESP did Can, Sun Araw did Krokodil, and another group did a Popol Vuh song. Whole night was pretty awesome.

scott pgwp (pgwp), Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like everyone would be into this: nice Russian thing, prod. by NJ:

http://www.lookatme.ru/my/my/10-new-names/168733-10-molodyh-muzykantov-ifwe-i-nite-jewel

blossom smulch (schlump), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

@gr8080

blossom smulch (schlump), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I keep coming back to this album, "Autograph" and "In The Dark" are amazing songs but the whole thing is so smooth and languid, yet with all these idiosyncratic sonic touches that keep it interesting, and her vocals on this are stunning in places.

Why does she have to call herself Nite Jewel though, Ramona Gonzalez is such a brilliant name.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 30 June 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha. i think nite jewel's totally apt tho. nite jewel ft. ramona gonzalez

blossom smulch (schlump), Saturday, 30 June 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

i just caught these guys. so great! the live band kills in a totally different way from her & emily bopping to keyboards. prophet cover, too <3

, Blogger (schlump), Sunday, 15 July 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

They will be covering Computer World live in NY next month

calstars, Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw her/them last night, was v good although the audience was tiny. i thought she was popular/hip/whatever! my favourite bit was the vocoder-free version 'all out of order,' it sounded incredible.

jabba hands, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

so true!, i saw them in a kinda full-enough room but i thought they would be a cool thing & it'd be rammed. it was nice though, eventually everyone was dancing & all; from the start it felt like it would've been a better show to be dancing to than staring at foot-tapping. i had thought all out of order was natural causes, not really recognising it. i really liked let's go (the two of us together), for being the first really explosive weird disco thing, & it goes through your head, which was so exciting.

, Blogger (schlump), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes it would have been good for dancing but i feel a bit self-conscious doing that in a mostly empty room, so i settled for head nodding instead. 'it goes through your head' was another highlight for sure :)

jabba hands, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

first record fiiiinally reissued on wax, w/bonus tracks inc a dam mix of what did he say:

http://secretlycanadian.com/blog/2012/08/nite-jewel-announces-reissue-of-debut-album-good-evening/

woop

, Blogger (schlump), Thursday, 9 August 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the cover of the inner space song is good too.

going to see her in NYC in a few weeks

calstars, Thursday, 9 August 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Finally got around to hearing the newer stuff. I'd almost forgotten about her, even though I'd expected her to become somewhat popular. 'In the Dark' is great, her voice is really strong. Reminds me of Tracey Thorn, perhaps, maybe because of that wistful quality? It'll be that kind of song you love that ends up on an anodyne chill-out compilation. I was a fan of Good Evening and played it a lot for about a year but its appeal wore off a little. I think the production worked for most songs, especially in that it had a specific kind of tone and texture that appealed to my sensibilities, but I'm glad she's gone for a more polished, less dank kind of sound on the latest album. I've seen some of her influences, and she strikes me as someone who's been angling to make this kind of music for a while. It seems quite comfortable for her, which is not to say the music's perfunctory, but I could see her wanting to move on from the gauzy lo-fi thing, which probably wouldn't have gone anywhere esp. interesting after an album that suffered from sameness and lethargy at times.

bed raggled (qiqing), Monday, 10 December 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

good evening is a classic for all time

what is google (schlump), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I could care less about the rapping but NJ is great as usual

calstars, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

love this stuff so much. hits all the right buttons.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 15 February 2013 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

"nite jewel" really does sound like some italo disco studio ensemble whose lead sings the english language phonetically. which is great.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 15 February 2013 01:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

saw an interview with her from her australian tour recently where she said she was finishing up a new record that was more uptempo

monotony, Friday, 15 February 2013 05:39 (1 year ago) Permalink


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