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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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

loved these dudes live last week.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 04:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

i need to check this out

baaderonixx, Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:20 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

A+ album

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:31 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

whoops yeah, youre right

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

in one form or another

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

3 months pass...

CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS FUCKING RECORD! So goddamn good!

ken taylrr, Friday, 31 July 2009 17:30 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

just sayin, Friday, 31 July 2009 23:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

<3

flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 16 August 2009 04:51 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

her weakest track...the ONLY weak track.

Spinspin Sugah, Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:18 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Can't stop listening to Want You Back

Trip Maker, Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:27 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Want You Back is pretty awesome

dmr, Friday, 28 August 2009 06:13 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Really loving Want You Back.

The video: http://vimeo.com/6148270

plazzTT, Friday, 28 August 2009 10:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

yea this record rules hard

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

also julee cruise

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 20:27 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

nite jewel + dam-funk = Nite-Funk
http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com/2009/12/am-i-gonna-make-it.html

mizzell, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

dope!

just sayin, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thks mizzell! lovin' it!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

jaxon, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:59 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Spinspin Sugah, Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

good evening being reissued on stones throw?
http://www.stonesthrow.com/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=18121

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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nite Jewel show.

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

2 months pass...

new ep comin'

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 11:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 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 (4 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

good evening is a classic for all time

what is google (schlump), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:34 (1 year 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

3 months pass...


feeeeling this

daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

ilx play this in your kitchens
on your patios
on your expensive headphones

new jam so nice

daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

man that LA show is tremendous

Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have no patience or something because whenever I turn it on I just have to turn it off or put something else on :(
I really like the melody she was fuckin w/ in the first 30 secs or so

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Saw her last night. She played at least one new song, I think it will be called 'Mean What You Say' or something like that. Nice uptempo thing. She said it's going to be a long time before we get to hear the album. The rest of the show was older, slow stuff.

calstars, Saturday, 14 June 2014 15:00 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Instrumental project thing: http://maia29.bandcamp.com/album/29

dem bow dem bow need calcium (seandalai), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

A pleasant atmospheric listen, probably best experienced in a convertible driving around LA on a summer night.

calstars, Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

hear it feeling like a hal hartley protagonist striding ever forward into crisp bright engulfing summer wind

schlump, Thursday, 24 July 2014 04:31 (2 months ago) Permalink


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