Manos is really great, every song, particularly "Sunday."― BlastsOfStatic (BlastsofStatic), Monday, September 20, 2004 9:59 AM (7 years ago)
Good, I found what I would have said.
― Evan, Monday, 14 May 2012 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
Very good news. I think she's been working on that thing for a while. The Spinanes are great and Ruby Series was also great. I'm way looking forward to this.
She opened for the Decemberists show I saw. She was really good, and I was sooooo thrilled that she performed "Hawaiian Baby" (one of the best songs ever), but I got the distinct impression that 99% of the audience could not give even one tenth of a fuck. Such a shame.
― Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 14 May 2012 02:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Manos was one of my favorite records in high school, haven't heard it in so long. I never heard any of the following albums, would like to hear her covering Arthur Russell!
― JacobSanders, Monday, 14 May 2012 02:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
We are about to begin fund-raising in order to complete and release the album.
Hopefully this has worked. She's on tour in the US SW now I see.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 14 May 2012 02:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
would like to hear her covering Arthur Russell!
it was so good!
I know I said this already but Imp Years is some of the finest indie rock the 90's had to offer.
I will totally listen to this new rec, need to catch up.
― sleeve, Monday, 14 May 2012 02:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
I wanna clarify, because I'm surprised by the relative lack of discussion of it in this thread (aside from the general agreement that it is, indeed, fantastic), that "Hawaiian Baby" is one of the best songs ever because it's maybe the best breakup song ever. It's pretty much the Platonic ideal of utilizing very specific and very personal details in the service of encapsulating a universal experience (in this case, the melancholy of sorting through post-breakup memories and miscellany).
― Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Manos and the stars are insane both remind of great high school late nights.
― JacobSanders, Monday, 14 May 2012 03:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
Also wanna rep for Arches & Aisles. That album is super underrated. It's different from the first two, but it has that amazing and sunny late-'90s John McEntire production and feels of a piece with TNT (and maybe Dots and Loops, to a lesser extent).
― Bob Bop Perano (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
the first time i heard the spinanes was on a mixtape i got from a girl who lived in houston (her grandmother lived down the street from us which is how we met, she had green hair and i was in love) anyway she made me this tape with Helium, Tsunami, Crayon field mice, even the Sundays and the Smiths and Spitfire by the Spinanes. i was a bus boy on the weekends and mowed lawns, after her first few tapes, i started spending all of my money through mail order catalogs.
― JacobSanders, Monday, 14 May 2012 04:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Also wanna rep for Arches & Aisles. That album is super underrated.
Co-sign. Just the way it starts, with the chippy-happy bongos (or whatever) immediately brings a smile to my face.
I was really underwhelmed by her solo mini-album, though. There was just... something... missing.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
I wish they'd done a whole album....
― dlp9001, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
― dlp9001, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Kid In Candy" = pretty perfect pop.
― I serve at the pleasure of Dr. Dre and a team of Sorbonne scientists. (R Baez), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
Gates was at the time experimenting with R&B, covering songs by Aaliyah ("Are You That Somebody?") and TLC ("No Scrubs") in concert, and the sultry vibe of that genre also informed her singing in the studio.
Haven't found these on youtube. I saw her do "No Scrubs."
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Rebecca has a full-length solo album out, "The Float". I've listened to it a couple of times and it's growing on me, though it's mostly gentle and I miss the swagger of The Spinanes. Still, the closing track in particular is great.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:47 (10 months ago) Permalink
More tour dates for Gates and the Consortium. But grrr, I will be away on vacation when she's in my neighborhood
07/20/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy07/21/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Rock Shop Brooklyn07/22/12 – Somerville, MA – Radio Bar07/26/12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat DC07/27/12 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 50607/28/12 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness07/29/12 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 July 2012 19:16 (10 months ago) Permalink
oh fuck i missed those dates, was kind of hibernating in july. dammit.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 5 October 2012 21:14 (7 months ago) Permalink