Flipping great. There's a lot of YouTube clips of the current tour if you want to see what the deal is, but I would absolutely go...
― Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 6 April 2009 19:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
amazing halloween costume
― jaxon, Thursday, 29 October 2009 01:58 (3 years ago) Permalink
Pretty sure he crashed at my apartment in the 90's in the Lower Haight for a week or so. It was either him or some dude from the Rosemary's. Think he stayed in a walk in closet. Anton used to sell E and some other crap and he was doing all this stuff on our kitchen table, in order to sell it, but he wasn't wearing any gloves and he was so fucking high it was amazing.
― svend, Thursday, 29 October 2009 03:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
who IS that dressed as Joel? this is in 'the back' at Amoeba btw.
― mikebee (BATTAGS), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
ha ha, brilliant costume ^^^^^^^ Joel is such a dude, he's awesome.
― Persian Pickle (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 22:27 (3 years ago) Permalink
New album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper = pretty nice, almost a spiritual successor to Methodrone given long songs, heavy instrumental focus, less emphasis on live rock in favor of studio creation, more electronic than garagey in many ways. Vocals de-emphasized or set back in the mix -- really not what I was expecting from the return of Matt Hollywood as well!
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
Kind of curious to hear this one, though I never did get around to the last one either.
― you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 28 January 2010 22:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
The bits and pieces I've heard sounded interesting. I'm looking forward to sitting down and hearing the whole thing.
― dynamicinterface, Thursday, 28 January 2010 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
It's my fave album of theirs in a long time and the Methodrone evocation is spot-on. Full circle after all these years, who woulda thought? Still wondering if Will plays on this.
― Elvis Telecom, Friday, 29 January 2010 00:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
Press guff said he did unless I completely misread it. If that's him he does a good job; nearly every song is driven by rhythm rather than melody.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 January 2010 00:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
If that's him he does a good job; nearly every song is driven by rhythm rather than melody
Of course, it's Will!
― Elvis Telecom, Friday, 29 January 2010 00:14 (3 years ago) Permalink
And all is well. Or Will.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 January 2010 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Wow wow wow this is exactly the album I need right now.
― fields of salmon, Sunday, 31 January 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
What are these guys like live these days? Seeing them in Boston in June.
― Jazzbo, Monday, 1 February 2010 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
I saw them live last summer and really enjoyed the show. There's tons of their live stuff on youtube, of varying quality.
― dynamicinterface, Monday, 1 February 2010 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
If the eight-piece line up is continuing (crossing my fingers that they will), they're more gritty shoegaze sandstorm than various wrecks of attitude-aspiration. Their set from Coachella 2009 is here: http://webinfront.net/?p=1963 - even after years of seeing them there were a couple of "whoa" moments (if anything, skip directly ahead to "When Jokers Attack" - this might just be their finest moment ever)
― Elvis Telecom, Monday, 1 February 2010 23:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
For those who like this, it may be worth returning to JAMC - Honey's Dead, too.
― Spectrum, Friday, 5 February 2010 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
Just found out The Young Sinclairs will be opening up the for the east coast leg of the U.S. tour.
Via their myspace
― dynamicinterface, Sunday, 7 February 2010 20:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
Jesus Christ, I'm not into this album at all, and I liked My Bloody Underground quite a bit. I guess I just like their garage side better (actually, Bringing It All Back Home Again is probably my favorite), but this is just way too far into the electronic realm for me. A couple tracks a like, but overall, blech.
― Reatards Unite, Monday, 8 February 2010 05:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
This is, I think, quite possibly the best album "they" (and I use that term loosely) have done in a decade.
I see your point about it being sonically closest to Methodrone, that kind of claustrophobic fuzz-laden darkness, as the jangle is bannished in favour of wall-of-sound Sonic Textures (tm).
I like the continued electronic influence (even though several times, I can spot the exact sample loop that's been used) - it's integrated much better and - most refreshingly - Anton discovered where the "Quantise" button was, so the songs are nowhere near as messy as they were. (Another friend "in the know" says that it's more because Anton has given up drinking - that *he's* not as sloppy, so the songs are more clear, focused, in time. He's in control again, and it shows.)
And yeah, I like the bass-driven aspect of it, but Carruthers is a genius (don't tell him I said that).
And quite frankly, I love the idea of post-Dig! BJM fans getting disgusted by all the electronics and walking away. Yes, I recognise that's a terribly snobbish thing to say, but... hey.
― There's Always Been A Dance Element To (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:39 (3 years ago) Permalink
Five months into 2012 and so far Aufheben is my favorite album of the year. Somehow Anton has managed to corral all the traditional "messiness" that's endemic to a lot of BJM albums and got them pointed in the same direction and working together. Who Killed Sgt. Pepper = transitional. Aufheben = realized statement, goal post, etc.
― Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hmm, noted, still haven't gotten around to it but that's high praise!
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
I really like "Spacegirl and Other Favorites" a lot, after not caring for much by these guys for a long, long time. What's a good next album to check out?
― ProAm Chomsky (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 24 March 2013 10:43 (1 month ago) Permalink
― Trip Maker, Sunday, 24 March 2013 14:51 (1 month ago) Permalink
I'd go with the last one (Aufheben)
― Elvis Telecom, Monday, 25 March 2013 21:56 (1 month ago) Permalink
i only have the 2 cd best of (local charity shop purchase !!!!!) .. is this representative ?
― mark e, Monday, 25 March 2013 21:59 (1 month ago) Permalink
That 2xCD is a pretty good start... I think pretty much everything is on YouTube at this point if you want to check out the recent stuff.
― Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 30 March 2013 20:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
― Punxsutawney PiL (brownie), Sunday, 31 March 2013 03:56 (1 month ago) Permalink