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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 (5 years ago) Permalink

dope!

just sayin, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thks mizzell! lovin' it!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

jaxon, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 22:59 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Spinspin Sugah, Thursday, 10 December 2009 18:42 (5 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

YOU F O sort of came and went without anyone noticing it seems.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

new song "am i real?" w/ teen inc is really good:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/off-the-record/nite-jewel-teen-inc-am-i-real-mp3/

speaking of teen inc, they rule. "fountains" is ridiculous:

http://teen-inc.net/

akaky akakievich, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

you f o was pretty hard to get hold of though. some of the new one is revised versions of what was on it.

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

what was that? new alb??

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

I figured it was maybe tour only. I got one from them on the road.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's how i bought teh first one

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

tour only, uh huh. some of it was on a japanese 7" too i think. i liked another horizon the most. think stones throw are rereleasing her LP, too.

Earning your Masters in Library and Information Science is beautiful (schlump), Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

this teen inc stuff sounds like level 42. not a knock of course

uptown churl, Friday, 30 July 2010 00:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

teen inc is good when they have more than 2 songs we should give them a thread

max, Friday, 30 July 2010 03:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh cool someone tell them

titchyschneiderhouserules (s1ocki), Friday, 30 July 2010 03:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

nose goes

max, Friday, 30 July 2010 03:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Forget You and I is gorgeous.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 13:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

Weak For Me is perfect. The rest of the songs tend to get a little too moody and lost.

coolsundays, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

The newer stuff is much more consistent imo.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

i hadn't been paying attention and missed this whole EP, but it's gorgeous.

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

i think i'm just waiting til the next LP to see if she's kinda jumped the shark in terms of ditching her woozy futuristic bedroom-synths thing, in favour of overtly celebratory eighties music. i like it all just as much, but it seems like a weird, deliberate step, that doesn't usually bode well for musicians.

the new one is pretty jiving anyhow

schlump, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

How many copies of Good Evening were made on vinyl? I wanna bid on one but don't wanna over pay.

sarahsmiles, Friday, 21 January 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

^^
a bunch, i thought?, in case you're still thinking about it. it's getting re-pressed on stones throw sometime, anyway.

she's collaborating with julia holter at the minute, which sounds like a good combo

your LiveJournal experience (schlump), Friday, 8 April 2011 12:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

it does go for crazy money though, yeah

your LiveJournal experience (schlump), Friday, 8 April 2011 12:29 (3 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

good evening is a classic for all time

what is google (schlump), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:34 (2 years 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 (6 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago) Permalink


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