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No doubt some kind of object of derision for many - in the way that any guitar band is these days tends to be but I find this particular loud guitar band compelling. I am not sure I can articulate why. They seem to have sucked all the air out of their songs but still sound intense and interesting, unpredictable and likeable. Maybe it's the haircuts that have captured my heart.

Hinklepicker, Thursday, 7 August 2014 06:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah they are good.

Still,somewhat underdeveloped.

nostormo, Thursday, 7 August 2014 07:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Loved that last album - is the new one out yet?

Walter Galt, Thursday, 7 August 2014 09:15 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, a couple days ago

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 09:46 (three years ago) Permalink

not derivative at all in my opinion. it's hard to find a guitar band that sticks out these days and they definitely go for it on this new album. really thrilling stuff

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:50 (three years ago) Permalink

I saw them a couple years ago and bought the first album on vinyl, good stuff IMO, the capture some things about Nirvana that most bands that copied Nirvana, the more odd pop hooks of Nirvana

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 August 2014 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

the parts in "Lineolum Tryst" where the guitars sound like a chainsaw malfunctioning are kinda killing me right now

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 13:36 (three years ago) Permalink

They dress like jr high kids in 1997

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 August 2014 14:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Huh this doesn't sound like what I expected, way poppier and catchier. I like it.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 7 August 2014 16:20 (three years ago) Permalink

i'll give this another shot but man i don't hear what you guys are hearing.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 7 August 2014 16:35 (three years ago) Permalink

it took me at least 7 listens for it to seep in.

now i'm gung ho about this thing though it's not exactly helping my hangover

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 16:37 (three years ago) Permalink

god, they could use an albini makeover or something to give the rhythm section some presence

j., Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:08 (three years ago) Permalink

they need everything But Albini!

nostormo, Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:11 (three years ago) Permalink

doesn't seem as good as the 1st one so far

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:11 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean do we really need yet another Albini style production?

one of this band advantages is the fact they create something NEW.

nostormo, Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:13 (three years ago) Permalink

title track is great

lol on hoosly (crüt), Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

i just wanna be able to hear drums when a drummer is drumming them

j., Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

personally, i don't hear a problem with the drum sound.

don't forget the sound has some garage elements..

nostormo, Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:19 (three years ago) Permalink

the Millennial brooding ties the whole thing together

bless these angry young men

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:36 (three years ago) Permalink

i've only listened to this album once so far but i have a feeling it'll wind up pretty high on my EOY list

lol on hoosly (crüt), Thursday, 7 August 2014 21:42 (three years ago) Permalink

agree w/ j. in that i'd love to hear a more muscular recording. albini's big, grey, mechanical sound would probably serve the music's rhythmic attack just fine. but nostormo otm in that NP's low budget, 'verbed-out thinness helps situate them in mod garage, not so far removed from the dwyers and segalls of the world. not sure albini would be able to do anything other than iron those wrinkles out.

lol, i'm listening to "television man" and imagining it with late 70s, cars-style roy thomas baker production. sounds good! in my head i mean.

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:19 (three years ago) Permalink

this album is great btw

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:19 (three years ago) Permalink

definitely more interested in a RTB rendering of this band than Albini

lol on hoosly (crüt), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Television Man drum bit reminds me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpvqU2cmK8I

nostormo, Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:24 (three years ago) Permalink

sometimes sound like pop unwound

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:37 (three years ago) Permalink

"olympia band" has to be one of most distinctive and durable regional sonic signatures in late 20th c rock

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

late 20th crock

doodle cock-up (electricsound), Thursday, 7 August 2014 22:57 (three years ago) Permalink

"Eon Of Pain" is fascinating

one chord drone and brooding, ok here's a pop moment!, back to brooding and ear drum rape

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:02 (three years ago) Permalink

pop moment is specifically at 2:50 which might be the only time they ditch the skronk for a second

and it's only for a second!

hackshaw, Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

xp lol, and i guess i mean early 21st crock, too

"eon of pain" is the one track that really makes me think "recording in search of a bini"

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:15 (three years ago) Permalink

albini's big, grey, mechanical sound

^^do ppl actually listen to records he records now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOm3JKyMID0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvXG6nEWXeE

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:39 (three years ago) Permalink

the first record felt like the same riff over and over again to me.. this one is a.. bit less like that. i think it'll take some time.

doodle cock-up (electricsound), Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:41 (three years ago) Permalink

sometimes sound like pop unwound jesus lizard

cock chirea, Thursday, 7 August 2014 23:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Any info about name seems obscure too drunk to internet search

Hinklepicker, Friday, 8 August 2014 05:37 (three years ago) Permalink

OK OK just stop right there all you hoards of internet searchers. I seem to have recovered my poise somehow and am now able to answer this crucial question. Turns out it was name made up as a 'drag name' for the lead singer and it means that he is 'interested in exploring the interior of his soul... about 'human beings exploring a new kind of abstract freedom.' This is news indeed.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 8 August 2014 08:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Deep

ruffalo soldier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 8 August 2014 12:08 (three years ago) Permalink

still super into this.

only one i can't get behind is "Firehose Face"

hackshaw, Saturday, 9 August 2014 20:53 (three years ago) Permalink

^^do ppl actually listen to records he records now?

well, the stnng track's a good example of what i had in mind, in terms of the drum recording. softer that it might have been a decade or two back, but still big and mechanical, like an industrial plant churning away below the voice & guitars, with lots of kit noise to give it presence. which is a pretty natural way for drums to sound, really.

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Saturday, 9 August 2014 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

these guys have a bit of an attitude, huh?

at least the music backs it up

http://www.imposemagazine.com/features/naomi-punk-interview

hackshaw, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 19:56 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"Rodeo Trash Pit" is everything

example (crüt), Friday, 5 September 2014 21:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i love this band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LGShwHqiRc

hackshaw, Thursday, 6 November 2014 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

this band is great

global tetrahedron, Monday, 5 December 2016 22:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

Gentle movement toward sensual liberation shows up in a lot of my playlists

Treeship, Monday, 5 December 2016 22:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

new album, tour

http://www.talkhouse.com/introducing-cookie-and-cardboard/

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this band is great. bad fashion sense though.

Treeship, Monday, 14 August 2017 02:22 (one month ago) Permalink


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