Kwhitehead otm. suburban light also has the best tunes by far, imo. I couldn't get into the stuff after that at all; pop without hooks, for the most part.
― windjammer voyage (blank), Saturday, 28 April 2012 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
I always think of them as one of those bands that, if you fall under their spell, then almost everything they do is killer. At that point all the stuff people complain about - samey tone, instrumentation, and lyrical themes - becomes a feature not a bug.
― that's not my post, Sunday, 29 April 2012 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
I just did an interview with Alasdair MacLean about The Clientele and Amor de Días: http://lightoflostwords.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/an-interview-with-alasdair-maclean-of-the-clientele-and-amor-de-dias/
He revealed that they've finished recording the new Amor de Días lp (which he described as "probably the most atmospheric record I’ve ever been involved in") and that Merge Records will release it in January.
― lightoflostwords, Friday, 20 July 2012 20:58 (10 months ago) Permalink
nice interview! love that amor de dias record, glad it wasn't a one-off.
― tylerw, Friday, 20 July 2012 21:02 (10 months ago) Permalink
quite confused about the two statements "it's quite different from the clientele and the first amor de dias album" and "it's the most atmospheric thing I've ever been involved in"
― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 20 July 2012 21:49 (10 months ago) Permalink
what about a new Clientele album?
― nostormo, Friday, 20 July 2012 23:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
Regarding new music by The Clientele, here's MacLean's statement about their going on indefinite hiatus: http://theclientele.co.uk/news/2011/07/see-you-soon-ish
― lightoflostwords, Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:53 (10 months ago) Permalink
wouldn't mind if they went in a kind of ariadne direction... that EP is gorgeous.
― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:19 (10 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing regarding Ariadne and the new atmospheric direction for Amor de Días. I think Lost Weekend is my favorite of The Clientele's eps, but all of them are wonderful.
― lightoflostwords, Saturday, 21 July 2012 17:22 (10 months ago) Permalink
i think theres a very distinct wintery ,spooked-out, hushed strand of the love of days which is i'm hoping the new one will follow. i wasn't wild about some of the tropicalia moments, but i think they have the germ of something that could be as great as, and very different to, the clientele.
― cw, Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:10 (10 months ago) Permalink
"Share the Night" from 'That Night, A Forest Grew' is so great.
― calstars, Monday, 23 July 2012 22:38 (10 months ago) Permalink
All the EPs are on Spotify...a goldmine
― calstars, Monday, 23 July 2012 22:44 (10 months ago) Permalink
Share the Night is fantastic. The tempo is really up for the Clientele and it works really well. Retiro Park from the same EP is also superb.
― that's not my post, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 02:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
new amor de dias record out in january. listening to a promo now, sounds lovely (but that's to be expected, right?).
― tylerw, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:16 (7 months ago) Permalink
describe it please.
― cw, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:45 (7 months ago) Permalink
it sounds exactly like the clientele
― tylerw, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:47 (7 months ago) Permalink
well, not exactly, still trading off lead vocals, still a bit more acoustic than the clientele, more of the bossa nova-played-on-a-cold-english-night vibe, but really, it could be released as a clientele album and no one would blink.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:48 (7 months ago) Permalink
oh man, i can't wait...
― cw, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 19:46 (7 months ago) Permalink
still wishing someone would put together one of those lavish box sets for the Clientele
in the meanwhile, excited to hear about the new amor de dias.
― that's not my post, Thursday, 8 November 2012 06:50 (7 months ago) Permalink
if you can't wait:
― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:47 (4 months ago) Permalink
kind of love this album tbh
― tylerw, Friday, 25 January 2013 20:06 (4 months ago) Permalink
really digging this on first listen
― that's not my post, Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:18 (4 months ago) Permalink
Saw it in the store today, should have grabbed it. I figure there is no rush.
― Evan, Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:22 (4 months ago) Permalink
So much good news! Not only is the AdD LP really good, it seems the Clientele are going to be playing a show this year! http://www.poprevo.dk/
I understand that it's a one-off (for now), but hopefully they will enjoy it and fancy playing some more, eh?
― Tim, Saturday, 26 January 2013 08:31 (4 months ago) Permalink
it does sound sublime on first listen. is there any way of getting hold of a copy without lashing out 10 pounds on postage from merge?
― cw, Saturday, 26 January 2013 20:29 (4 months ago) Permalink
rough trade shops'll be getting some in stock, no doubt.
― the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 26 January 2013 20:35 (4 months ago) Permalink
Yeah there'll be opportunities to buy it in the UK by and by (I'm hanging on for the time being rather than mail ordering) . Some talk of a full band AdD show, I hear. Not for a few months though.
― Tim, Saturday, 26 January 2013 22:20 (4 months ago) Permalink
When's it out over here? it's wintery perfection.
― cw, Saturday, 9 February 2013 17:04 (4 months ago) Permalink
Not the full band show mentioned above (though news of that soon I hope) but Amor de Dias are planning a brief appearance in London on Sunday afternoon with their friends in the wonderful Hacia Dos Veranos (on whose last LP Alasdair could be heard singing "Draft Morning"). It's part of a weekend of stuff we're putting on, featuring a range of awesome talent! Details here: http://hangoverlounge.blogspot.co.uk/
If you're interested in Hacia Dos Veranos, and if you like the Clientele you might well be, we're delighted to be putting out their new LP any minute, details here: http://haciadosveranos-limay.blogspot.co.uk/ including Alasdair's review of the forthcoming record: http://haciadosveranos-limay.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/alasdair-maclean-reviews-limay.html
― Tim, Thursday, 14 February 2013 09:38 (4 months ago) Permalink
I'll be seeing them at Maxwell's in Hoboken!
― Evan, Friday, 15 February 2013 05:43 (4 months ago) Permalink
this Hacia Dos Veranos is quite nice, thanks for the tip.
― tylerw, Friday, 15 February 2013 16:36 (4 months ago) Permalink
I went to Denmark last weekend and I saw the Clientele play for the first time in..how long? Not sure.
They were really brilliant. Back to a three-piece, and they played a real fanboy-bait show full of stuff they hadn't been playing as a four-piece. Some genuinely unexpected choices, going as far as "Dear Jennifer"! Personal highlights were "Driving South" and "The House Always Wins". Amazing. They seemed to enjoy themselves so maybe they'll play some more.
Meantime, my lot are putting on this Amor De Dias show in London a week on Sunday. The news is that it will be the full band show I've been on about for a while, and the band - as I understand it - will be Alasdair and Lupe, supplemented by James out of the Clientele and Howard, formerly of the Clientele.
(Also featuring Hacia Dos Veranos as mentioned up there, and a rare show by the amazing Birdie. Come and say hello. Deets: http://hangoverlounge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/5th-birthday-party-starring-birdie-amor.html)
― Tim, Friday, 17 May 2013 20:49 (1 month ago) Permalink
nice! i really like hacia dos veranos btw, i think i learned of them via this thread (or some clientele-y thread anyway).
― tylerw, Friday, 17 May 2013 21:34 (1 month ago) Permalink
oh haha, just scrolled up yes it was this thread.