thraed of smooth jazz dream pop opus ONCLE JAZZ by montreal band MEN I TRUST

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVg30U6O764

everyone who loves mr twin sister get in this thread

it's very long but 1) every song is good 2) it's a really beautiful shimmer to live inside of for an hour

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:33 (two years ago) link

OH MY GOD I POSTED THIS TO ILE BY ACCIDENT

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:34 (two years ago) link

hell yeah ive been listening to this one a lot

ciderpress, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:38 (two years ago) link

So many ways to go wrong with this sound, but this is 100% correct.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:39 (two years ago) link

Kinda reminds me of the last Rhye album

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:41 (two years ago) link

listened to "tailwhip" yesterday via saidthegramaphones eoy list, top stuff

nxd, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:45 (two years ago) link

Picked this up today. Such a gorgeous record that totally justifies its length. Looking forward to getting to know it more.

kitchen person, Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:30 (two years ago) link

extremely surprised by how much I like this (Jordan otm about "ways to go wrong")

rob, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:58 (two years ago) link

when I put this on my boyfriend said it sounded like it was made in a lab to be exactly to my tastes, and he was right. I do wish the songwriting had a little more oomph to justify its long length but I think that would also be missing the point - it's meant to be textural and dreamy more than anything.

How legit is the story of their career as I've read it? They barely do press, they self-release everything and they've just toured hard to build a following and become successful by being so good at what they do. I'm sure I saw that they don't even have a manager.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:02 (two years ago) link

it's all very pleasant sounding but nothing really stands out to me about it despite being very fond of this sort of sound.

ufo, Thursday, 19 December 2019 11:19 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

new song:

https://youtu.be/zIGfy4BMvDg

the typo doer (Simon H.), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:08 (one year ago) link

also can a mod move this thread to ILM? do we have that technology?

the typo doer (Simon H.), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:11 (one year ago) link

Sounds like more of the same. Can't say I mind.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 October 2020 17:11 (one year ago) link

after i made this thread a mod explained to me that moving threads across boards is the thing that breaks the entire borad

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:26 (one year ago) link

I was the unwitting catalyst for such a seismic event once. I don't recommend it.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 October 2020 17:29 (one year ago) link

So smooth

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 16:07 (one year ago) link

Stoked for new stuff, Oncle Jazz is amazing

brimstead, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 17:09 (one year ago) link

"Tailwhip" initially obscured how mellow and strong the rest of the album is. Fun to play and have appreciation grow for other tracks.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 7 October 2020 19:16 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Set up a reminder! We'll be premiering our Untourable Album a few hours before it hits all platforms. Come hang out! Aug 24th, 22:00 ESThttps://t.co/9Ae6kkFh8y pic.twitter.com/DiREwTwphi

— Men I Trust (@menitrust) August 21, 2021

“the untourable album” sounds sick, not gonna lie

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 01:06 (eleven months ago) link

ooh, sounding lovely so far, thanks! funny to release this right before going on tour (hoping that can be one of my first shows back)

the adventures of pavlo and schrödis (geoffreyess), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 02:14 (eleven months ago) link

the new album is incredibly awesome

i should make a thread for them that's actually on ilm

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 18:38 (eleven months ago) link

thinking "Tree Among Shrubs" might be the one (they're all the one while they're playing, but still)

the adventures of pavlo and schrödis (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 19:00 (eleven months ago) link

album is indeed really really good.

seems kinda tourable, too!

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 19:50 (eleven months ago) link

stoked to hear the new one, oncle jazz really blew me away

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 August 2021 19:56 (eleven months ago) link

Really hitting the spot right now.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 04:46 (eleven months ago) link

Ooh looking forward to listening

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:08 (eleven months ago) link

glad to hear they are still doing that woozy detuned thing

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:23 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

“5am Waltz” is probably my favorite one from this year’s album. It’s short, beautiful on the right headphones and kind of sounds inspired by Boards of Canada.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 7 October 2021 03:12 (ten months ago) link

Oh wtf this is not ILM, where am I?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 7 October 2021 03:13 (ten months ago) link

I love this new album, more than the debut, and I've found it a real comfortable, relaxing listen - if this had came out a year earlier it would have probably been my lockdown go-to.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 7 October 2021 07:24 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

found out about this band on here, the new album is a superfun synthpop delight, love it. 'carmen' is a tune of 2021 for me.

Swanswans, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 13:59 (seven months ago) link

oh..and 'beezle', 80's electropop ripped in 2021 never sounded so good.

Swanswans, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:06 (seven months ago) link

Their Tiny Desk Concert kind of blew my mind. Something about the way they sound made it very hard to visualize them as a band playing in a room. I imagined that there were a lot more electronic or programmed elements, but no, they are just very skilled yet supremely mellow musicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp7qctyVU2s

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:18 (seven months ago) link

cool, just listened to the intro track, supremely laid back, Air meets The Internet vibes. So polished, everyone finding the space in the groove, like you said, great musicians, completely on the same wavelength.

Swanswans, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:43 (seven months ago) link

men I trust - all around and away we go (Eskimo twins remix)

https://open.spotify.com/track/5xOuhT6BkFPB3t0wl1juKo?si=eEh7fNDEQs-x55Q9OG_FdQ&utm_source=copy-link

this is a fun remix that ups their sweet ass electro sound in a more electrotechno direction

Swanswans, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:49 (seven months ago) link

love both men i trust and mr twin sister but it seems like you’re talking about the latter, double swans

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 December 2021 15:32 (seven months ago) link

Goddammit, yes!! sorry about the confusion, fuckbiscuits!, both bands are great, true dat, lol...

Swanswans, Wednesday, 29 December 2021 15:44 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

I'm digging back through their discography... Headroom is also pretty great! A different vibe given the variety of singers, and it's more upbeat, but tracks like "Morse Code" and "Again" are as strong as anything else they've done

Vinnie, Saturday, 16 July 2022 03:37 (four weeks ago) link


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