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great set on fmu a week or two back, worth checking out. even spacier than on record.

schlump, Sunday, 1 March 2009 04:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

can't wait til 'want you back' is in my hands (april i think)

deveraux billings (schlump), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 04:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

loved these dudes live last week.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 04:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

album is so hot.

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

i need to check this out

baaderonixx, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's only available on vinyl, right? I love all the IDIB stuff (a lot) but this one hasn't appeared for sale on iTunes or eMusic or anything. I have heard one song on a sampler and it was really, really great. Can't get enough haunting icy horror movie soundtrack-y stuff.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think i like "universal mind" much better than everything else on here, and sonically it's quite an outlier. the rest is there but doesnt do much for me

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

its available on CD too! or it was--may be sold out. mike had it at the italians store for a while. the album is actually out on human ear (vinyl) and gloriette (cd), not italians... she just has done a couple 12" w/ them, plus opened for glass candy a couple times.

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

A+ album

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

still waiting on "want you back" 12" on idib. i will flatly not hear most of this summer's best songs but it is the kind of thing i want to christen THIS SUMMER'S SUMMEREST JAM.

lp is a real grower. the lover cover used to fade by but its slink has swayed me.

corps of discovery (schlump), Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

the album is actually out on human ear (vinyl) and gloriette (cd), not italians...

aha... looks like it's the reverse: Human Ear has the CD, but it's still listed as a "pre-order" (even though the release date is listed as December 25th, 2008). It's $12. The vinyl on Gloriette is sold out. Another Google link showed there was some other CD-R thing (different from the album) sold exclusively through the Other Music site last year, but that's all gone.

Is it not really worth it, money-wise, for small labels like IDIB/Gloriette/Human Ear to sell stuff digitally? Or why else wouldn't they?

Mike was putting the IDIB stuff on iTunes for a while, but the newest ones (Bottin, Nite Jewel, Twisted Wires) haven't shown up on there.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

whoops yeah, youre right

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

the CD-R that was other music only is mostly stuff that ended up on good evening i think

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

in one form or another

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah I think "Good Evening" = "My CD" (the cdr thing) plus some bonus tracks off her 12"s

dmr, Thursday, 16 April 2009 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...


ken taylrr, Friday, 31 July 2009 17:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^Exactly....252 listens in a week. "What Did He Say" is pretty damn special.

Spinspin Sugah, Friday, 31 July 2009 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

still haven't heard the album but the first 12" has been played all year since i got in like november i think. really good. i see it as a dark and moody take on all those great sassy female vocalled west end tracks like "another man"

is she good live? playing over here in august

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Friday, 31 July 2009 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

i remember askin someone - maybe slocki? - and he gave her the thumbs up

just sayin, Friday, 31 July 2009 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i never usually buy $10 12" singles but the new one is so great

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Sunday, 16 August 2009 02:55 (seven years ago) Permalink


flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

so dreamy. "want you back" is like a melted fantasy of madonna.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

her weakest track...the ONLY weak track.

Spinspin Sugah, Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, no. the album does have some weakish tracks, but they don't bother me in the context of the album. but "want you back" is peak material. it's not afraid of itself.

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can't stop listening to Want You Back

Trip Maker, Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

that "artificial intelligence" song upthread is really nice. the synths are very nostalgic to me. they remind me of joe jackson or something. or like 80s yes.

Thought you were regal/Now who needs "Boston Legal"? (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the new song, bass is really huge and gets me

d.o.a. - y? (k3vin k.), Friday, 28 August 2009 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Want You Back is pretty awesome

dmr, Friday, 28 August 2009 06:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea - love want you back. not lo-fi at all compared to her other stuff

just sayin, Friday, 28 August 2009 07:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Really loving Want You Back.

The video:

plazzTT, Friday, 28 August 2009 10:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this reminds me of pauline murray and the invisible places, it's a great record.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

yea this record rules hard

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

also julee cruise

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Love this. Heard from folks who saw her in London that it was a bit dull live, but I guess I can see it might. Great stuff though.

craigboney (Mister Craig), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

nite jewel + dam-funk = Nite-Funk

mizzell, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink


just sayin, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thks mizzell! lovin' it!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's been dropping her name a bunch. makes so much sense now.

jaxon, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Me and my dad love these two. This new wave of lo-fi/no-fi goodness keeps getting better and better. It's all very "cable access performance".

Spinspin Sugah, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

stop smoking that shit for once

quiet and secretively we will always be together (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 10 December 2009 07:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I had high hopes for this but my goodness, is this ever the wrong end of the 80s for me

I do like the hook on the chorus, though, when her voice comes in and it's all pretty

it just reminds me of the "nightclub" scene in so many cop operas on telly in the late 80s

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 10 December 2009 10:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

But that shit is bomb, Shasta...oh so bomb.

Spinspin Sugah, Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

good evening being reissued on stones throw?

also nite funk= whole album! (sorry if that's old news but i just assumed am i gonna make it was a 1 off)

no fear, Sunday, 25 April 2010 12:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

I assumed Nite-Funk as a one-off as well, but this news of a whole album is the kind of shit that gets me excited.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Sunday, 25 April 2010 13:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

There is going to be a Nite Jewel thread on the roof of a building in my town in a couple of weeks and I'm pretty stoked.
I just hope it gets some promotional help, or that the right few people tell their friends about it. It's the kind of event that could easily fly under the radar.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Nite Jewel show.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:26 (six years ago) Permalink

weird! i was just trying to think of nite jewel driving last night, keep meaning to investigate

the Rob Based god (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

"Want You Back" is my favorite. I've only got a crummy rip of Good Evening, it'd be nice to hear that on vinyl.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:36 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

new ep comin'

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 11:57 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

woo at tonight
makes me want to walk down the street shadowboxing like a dick

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm into this album, which is a relief because I didn't think much of the last one.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 18 June 2016 05:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

congrats all of you on being in the company of the guy from p4k who wrote a review complaining that this is not a wilco album

― schlump, Saturday, June 18, 2016 12:27 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

get off the internet

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 18 June 2016 11:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

Nothing But Scenery is awesome and deep

calstars, Saturday, 18 June 2016 20:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah so heavy & unusual; bc it starts so unadorned it was v surprising to play the record & hear it, but it has shades of the weird repurposing mission nj records have generally, i think. i remember reading some interview w her forever ago where she talks abt synthetic sounds from the eighties having a second act, like there having been a literally creative phase in which instruments were invented but their use being sort of truncated by the limits of the era in which they were populated, & it's so hazy & kind of eerie to hear her duet in sync w/ chiming synth noise

schlump, Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

agree, it's a very strange *sounding* album but can't put my finger on exactly how

calstars, Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

i don't like the vocals

ejemplo (crüt), Monday, 20 June 2016 13:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

Too much echo and reverb. There seems to be some good singing underneath all of tgat, but it's hard to tell.

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Monday, 20 June 2016 13:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

Nite Funk is out today. Dam's jams are nice and Ramona plays a subdued role vocally for the most part.

calstars, Friday, 1 July 2016 21:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

i will pay for the next year of ilx hosting if i am allowed to delete this thread

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:06 (nine months ago) Permalink


johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:27 (nine months ago) Permalink


calstars, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

i am just being difficult but i am enjoying this record so much !, + then halfway thru listening i remember the internet's ambivalence + kick a hole in the speaker, snap the arm from the turntable, take a bite out of the record + beat my chest wailing like harvey keitel. i saw her play w julia holter a few nights ago. it is such a good record, i think, + super interesting to hear her talk abt it existing as a kind fundamental full-circle nj record, like sharing so much dna w the first lp. the slow jams really grow on me too.

i bought the lp + read the v spare words for the first song i'd been getting hung up on, i still can't tell why it's spookin me so, living in this quiet zone. so gd !

schlump, Sunday, 3 July 2016 04:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

im gonna go see her on wed im excited, not planning on listening to the new alb before that tho

johnny crunch, Monday, 4 July 2016 00:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

there was some local witchhouse opener i dug it tbh

johnny crunch, Thursday, 7 July 2016 02:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

nothing but scenery really stands out imo

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this is as good as the first lp i think, rly classic

schlump, Friday, 23 September 2016 14:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm warming up to it, but I wish it had more hooks

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 23 September 2016 14:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

this is rly the 'i wish it had likable characters' of music to me

schlump, Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

will always be enamoured with Ramona but yeah
I can recommend her Maia thing on Bandcamp

calstars, Saturday, 24 September 2016 01:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

OK wow I love her again

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Nite Jewel's last full length was pretty decent (particularly like "Running Out of Time"). Opening with "Nothing But Scenery" was an odd choice though as it feels like the album loses momentum instantly.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Do all the LA artists go to the same beach up the coast to shoot their videos? I feel like I just saw one like this starring weyes blood.

calstars, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

3 listens in
Sounds like a jammier version of "goes through your head"
Happy to hear the major key cues

calstars, Saturday, 25 March 2017 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

this is so damn good, it's been stuck in my head all weekend

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 27 March 2017 03:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Sounds good blaring from the stereo

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 03:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Love this track she did for GTA too

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 04:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Heard an advance of the full's nice? Not deathless.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 March 2017 04:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Tell us more Ned...does it sound like the last one or is it brighter? Like the hypnagogic pop of her first one or less slanted?

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 27 March 2017 05:22 (one month ago) Permalink

New one not as upbeat as the other but still very welcome
Kind of wish I could make out the words though?

calstars, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here's my attempt at most of it:

I saw you out
it was in a dream
you talked to me
but what did it mean?

took me home
sitting on the couch
it was dark
I was out

please don't let the light in
cuz we're trying
to find you in the space that's in between us

i still believe in space
cover up my eyes again
seem like you're away (?)

is it you (??)


the answer is love
the answer is love


Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it was "the answer is no"

calstars, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 01:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I think it's "no". Seems like this album is a logical progression from Nite-Funk so far

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Looks like Nite Jewel also just put out an EP called "Obsession", all tracks below

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 21 April 2017 01:58 (one week ago) Permalink

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