The new album is incredible. Streaming here: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/extra-life-dream-seeds-soundcloud-album-stream
It's both less mathy and more mellow than the previous output, but the songwriting is possibly better than ever, and the guitars are still crunching like fuck. A truly itinerant, coherent and emotionally arresting experience. The vocal melodies and keyboards are at their most beautiful and all manner of games are played with the music's momentum; usually the songs build to climaxes, but never via the route you might expect.
And Blinded Beast is up there with Blackmail Blues and The Body Is True in their 'best song' stakes - the build! The harpsichord break! My god!
Gets extra marks because I'm a tutor, and the album is basically a concept piece about a teacher's nightmares
― once a week is ample, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
what's with this dude's voice. you expect a mumbling growlbox and you get a damn choirboy.
― frogbs, Friday, 12 October 2012 00:02 (7 months ago) Permalink
why do you expect that?
― sarahell, Friday, 12 October 2012 00:29 (7 months ago) Permalink
Good thing, too
― flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 12 October 2012 00:35 (7 months ago) Permalink
the first song I heard was "Blackmail Blues". don't know if that's their heaviest (it certainly is on the album I have) but given the way it starts you expect some yelling. don't get me wrong. the vocals are the reason why I'm still listening to this over and over again
― frogbs, Friday, 12 October 2012 05:12 (7 months ago) Permalink
i was interviewing Nick Podgurski yesterday about his other projects and he brought up Extra Life, which i'd never even heard of! i guess it was off my radar because they're based in NY and his other bands are all based in Baltimore. pretty cool stuff, apparently they're playing their last show next month though.
― 2 Celloz (some dude), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:11 (5 months ago) Permalink
alright I'm done with this band. dude sounds like Weird Al!!!
― frogbs, Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:16 (5 months ago) Permalink
― 2 Celloz (some dude), Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:22 (5 months ago) Permalink
at first I thought it was amusing and even kinda cool but the final track on their last album changed my mind
― frogbs, Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:27 (5 months ago) Permalink
haaa that's great and otm.some dude you should go to see them. they are.. very divisive.
― you, your max is on fire (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 20 December 2012 22:54 (5 months ago) Permalink
yeah unfortunately the one last show left is in NYC so i prob won't. Nick is def one of my favorite drummers, though, saw his old band Yukon live a few times.
― 2 Celloz (some dude), Thursday, 20 December 2012 23:29 (5 months ago) Permalink