Anticipate Laura Marling's fifth LP: Short Movie.

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March 23rd is the release date.

First single:

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

It's a short f***in movie man

She does live in LA now.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm anticipating the fuck out of this

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Excited!

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Hrm, lame cover.

https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/laura_marling_short_movie_01.jpg

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's a shame, I usually really like her cover art.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:41 (two years ago) Permalink

no way, that is great! that is very joni-esque. look at ladies of the canyon or court & spark!

marcos, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't particularly love Court & Spark's art either.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:49 (two years ago) Permalink

jesus that court and spark jpg is bad, the original lp had some embossed letters and not that dark print

marcos, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:10 (two years ago) Permalink

"Her father, Sir Charles William Somerset Marling, the 5th Marling Baronet ran a recording studio.."

Such a beautiful story.

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:32 (two years ago) Permalink

wow, it's really been a year and a half since the last one? still, 5 albums at age 24.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

finally got to listen to the single - love it

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:04 (two years ago) Permalink

You talk like a fucking cattle farmer XP.

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:11 (two years ago) Permalink

how appropriate u talk like a cow

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah sure

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:14 (two years ago) Permalink

I forgot to add prick tbh

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:00 (two years ago) Permalink

lol am i missing something here?

marcos, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:01 (two years ago) Permalink

The English class system and Mordy being a fucking arsehole

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:03 (two years ago) Permalink

And CAD being a stupid posh twat

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:05 (two years ago) Permalink

lol sorry dude, i was just making a joke ref to a video game. i love laura marling but have no opinion about her class standings, like most americans i try to suppress thinking about class entirely

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:07 (two years ago) Permalink

fuck off whoever you are xp

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Lol! i will do.

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

FPing furiously over here

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:15 (two years ago) Permalink

this took a turn

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:16 (two years ago) Permalink

wtf just happened

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:18 (two years ago) Permalink

haha noooooo clue

marcos, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:19 (two years ago) Permalink

CAD are you secretly English nobility I had no idea! didn't know the celtics took off over there

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

but for real fuck whoever that lunatic is, no one even said a thing in response to xelab's initial barb about her being the daughter of some lord, which, who gives a fuck?

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:24 (two years ago) Permalink

well thank god for your brevity and consistency, well actually no you are a boring fucking pleb.

xelab, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:34 (two years ago) Permalink

will somebody please think of the children

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:39 (two years ago) Permalink

wow, my flag post finger is getting quite a workout! Well done, xelab. You have quite a knack for swooping into threads and randomly insulting everyone posting to it for no apparent reason.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 23:48 (two years ago) Permalink

suspected sock or just a bored drunk troll? you and nuki should hang out

in any case you fuck off and listen to sleaford mods you soppy limey prick, no one started a goddamn thing with you

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

(xxxp)

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

can think of a few potential puppets if that name is indeed a sock

in any case, laura marling's p cool

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Search function says xelab's first posts were on Dec 11, 2013, so it was a timebomb set to go off in a year it appears.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:17 (two years ago) Permalink

slothroprhymes is a worse new poster than raccoon tanuki

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:18 (two years ago) Permalink

OMG IM CRUSHED

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:19 (two years ago) Permalink

That's a magnificent achievement imo

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

also xelab rules get over your chill selves

languagelessness (mattresslessness), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:21 (two years ago) Permalink

even tho he yelled at me i think xelab has pretty cool taste in music

Mordy, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:24 (two years ago) Permalink

i literally have no idea who xelab is but i think my new goal is to get every british poster to hate me despite the fact that i rarely interact with them.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Confused by the squabbling in here but I like the new song; mildly surprised that the album title isn't six syllables long; hoping that she pulls things in slightly different directions to her past stuff on this one, even if I do love all of what she's done before very much.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:56 (two years ago) Permalink

xp I'm all for this pursuit it's def already happening for me and I too have rarely initiated arguments or even convos w them

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:59 (two years ago) Permalink

monotony it is a v good song & I apologize for contributing for the clog-up of the thread

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:00 (two years ago) Permalink

*to the clog-up

franch montana (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the single seems to indicate something in between her last two albums, something a little more breezier? Thematically it looks much of the same: Marling speaking directly to someone about relationship.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 December 2014 01:03 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nny4zzUlkSQ

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:43 (two years ago) Permalink

interesting track, not sure that I wanted to hear her rock more

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:54 (two years ago) Permalink

I like it alright.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I can imagine her welcoming a new direction after Eagle but this is still a bit strange to me.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 23:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Heavy shades of PJ's Stories From the City on False Hope.

Continue your brooding monologue (Re-Make/Re-Model), Monday, 23 March 2015 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

this is very good! also i adore 70s laurel canyon, fuiud

marcos, Monday, 23 March 2015 19:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Heavy shades of PJ's Stories From the City on False Hope.

― Continue your brooding monologue (Re-Make/Re-Model), Monday, March 23, 2015 12:55 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha DEFINITELY, i was trying to put a finger on why it sounded so familar. i wasn't a huge fan of that album and no surprise then that i don't particularly like false hope

marcos, Monday, 23 March 2015 19:47 (two years ago) Permalink

enjoyed this more than the last few but her accent continues to annoy me too, makes me trust the record less somehow

cgi bubka (NickB), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:26 (two years ago) Permalink

It's at its worst on the spechgesang tracks, Strange and Gurdjeff's Daughter, when she does that weird singsong intonation that sounds like Tom Verlaine with terrible hiccups.

i don't mind those bits that much though, she sounds like tanita tikaram on those.

cgi bubka (NickB), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:27 (two years ago) Permalink

also gurdjieff's daughter sounds kind of like sultans of swing by way of the smiths, knopfler's stock is on the rise

cgi bubka (NickB), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 (two years ago) Permalink

I definitely thought of Dire Straits when I heard that one.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Not as great as Eagle and Creature but I am still enjoying it a lot so far. It might grow on more more than I suspect (like Marling usually does).

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:30 (two years ago) Permalink

On my first listen now and this feels kinda transitional, like she's trying to figure out if her next step should be Laurel Canyon-y folk rock or if she should stick with that sort of thick, rich, booming acoustic sound of her earlier records (which I thought reached tour-de-force level with Once I Was an Eagle). Certainly going from some of the slicker material on this record to "Howl" is kind of a jarring experience.

I still really like the title track.

That shit right there is precedented. (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 1 April 2015 01:11 (two years ago) Permalink

A few songs on this are in her pantheon of greats: Gurdjieff's Daughter, Short Movie, I Feel Your Love, Howl.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 6 April 2015 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

"gurdjieff's daughter" is pretty astonishing

be wary of being given a name / if for some reason you're not considered the same / once they name you / they have been known to / lock you in

lex pretend, Monday, 6 April 2015 17:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Yes! I love when she does that specific intonation.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 6 April 2015 22:47 (two years ago) Permalink

It took me a few listens, but I'm starting to like this.

o. nate, Thursday, 16 April 2015 02:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Is the rest of this album as good as Gurdjieff's Daughter? I've never really been that taken with LM but that song is incredible.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Gurdjieff is one of the strongest tracks on there; but more or less, yeah.

Saw her last night at the Institute in Brum; which is quite 'intimate' for her. The polite-white crowd were pretty subdued, but it was a good gig. She came on during the support act to sing backing vocals, wearing what looked to be Simon le Bon's blouse from the "Planet Earth" video.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I just bought it an hour ago anyway, thanks though

nate woolls, Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:28 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnKz9rlna4

slightly misjudged video for "gurdjieff's daughter" imo unless she's meant to seem like an annoying manic pixie etc who keeps bothering her friends who are trying to read their books or hang out in peace

the album just keeps getting better though, she's so good at highlighting her best lyrics with melodic twists

lex pretend, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:47 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I made myself listen to this. I think she's great, but I am not that into the type of thing she does, so I had to make myself. I'm glad I did. "Gurdjieff's Daughter" is a standout, partly because her normally distinctive phrasing is even more distinctive there. Watching the video for the first time now and I noticed the kids are drawing enneagrams. On the strength of "Gurdjieff's Daughter" alone I think I need to give Marling much more attention. The only previous song of hers that I liked in a big way was "Devil's Spoke."

I think I'd be happy if she went more rock-oriented, although it just depends on what she does with it, obviously.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 15:45 (one year ago) Permalink

When I read people talking about her American accent, I thought: I don't hear any American accent. But I wouldn't, or maybe I would if it were poorly done and affected?

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I may be crazy but some of the phrasing is reminding me of "Bette Davis Eyes" of all things. Not saying there is much overall similarity.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Intro. reminding me of some other song, but it's escaping me.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:42 (one year ago) Permalink

slightly misjudged video for "gurdjieff's daughter" imo unless she's meant to seem like an annoying manic pixie etc who keeps bothering her friends who are trying to read their books or hang out in peace

I don't know exactly what she's going for, either lyrically or in the video, but it seems to fit as a cartoonish version of Gurdjieff badgering people into wakefulness. At other times it seems more like she is an embodiment of things the people in the house are trying to ignore.

As long as I'm making ridiculous comparisons, I also keep thinking of this (where her faces, and Brit in California image, are concerned). Terrible rip.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

(A Laura.)

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

"Consider" is a Fourth Way term of art, but she doesn't appear to be using it that way in her lyrics. Not sure what she is going for there.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink

(Opening is reminding me of HAIM's "Honey & I" though I can't say it's very close, listening to them back to back.)

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 19 July 2015 18:02 (one year ago) Permalink

On the other hand, a lot of people are going overboard with the Sultan's of Swing comparison.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 20 July 2015 00:58 (one year ago) Permalink

- the damn "'"

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 20 July 2015 00:59 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I think this is her best and most consistent album so far. Despite the tagline about this being her electric album, my favorites on this are the acoustic tracks, for the most part.

o. nate, Wednesday, 5 August 2015 02:08 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Is the rest of this album as good as Gurdjieff's Daughter? I've never really been that taken with LM but that song is incredible.

― nate woolls, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:42 AM (6 months ago)

OTM

tayto fan (Michael B), Tuesday, 17 November 2015 23:50 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCS4OTgaHeM

A very nice surprise.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 28 November 2016 17:17 (six months ago) Permalink

(Maybe someone should start a thread for the new album.)

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 28 November 2016 17:21 (six months ago) Permalink

song's fairly good, strings are promising; concept is a bit less so

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Monday, 28 November 2016 17:49 (six months ago) Permalink

I like the fact that it is as much of a change in direction as it is, but I agree it's more solidly good than amazing.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 28 November 2016 18:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Also, I didn't expect her to have a new album in the works so soon.

It seemed like she was looking for a different approach on the last album, but I was expecting that to mean rocking harder. So this is an interesting curveball.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 28 November 2016 18:21 (six months ago) Permalink

New single's groove reminds me of an understated Fiona Apple. Gorgeous track.

Ross, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Currently feeling: the delivery of the line "I need soothing..."

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Monday, 5 December 2016 00:40 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EUdZFcq-QE

I think I like this more than "Soothing." I'm looking forward to the new album.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 16 January 2017 01:32 (five months ago) Permalink

The second single is so good yeah. I'm much more excited about this one than the last, which I liked but never really properly connected to as with her others

monotony, Monday, 16 January 2017 02:43 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

Really enjoying the new one and how concise it is. "Nothing, Not Nearly" reminds me of Nina Persson's solo work, which is never a bad thing.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 01:35 (three months ago) Permalink

The album is beautiful, in particular "Next Time" and its strings which seem to endlessly unfold

monotony, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:21 (three months ago) Permalink

"the valley" also devastating in its stillness

monotony, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Good points :) can totally see why Blake Mills (producer) is also working with Fiona Apple, similar little theatrical touches here and there.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Semper Femina has knocked me out, what a gorgeous album
I generally liked her before, I never heard the last one, but this is really hitting me
great production, between this and the new Mark Eitzel it's nice to hear some records that are produced so well

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:50 (three months ago) Permalink

I really dislike the way her voice lurches up when she sings "you can't come in, you don't live here anymore". It disproportionately bothers me given it's one of the first things you hear on an otherwise excellent album.

Kinda feel like she was in danger of becoming one of those artists who becomes less engaging as they mature artistically and the move towards Laurel Canyon-esque folk rock on the last few records hasn't really done it for me but this is great. Sounds amazing on good headphones as well.

Matt DC, Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:53 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah this is great, I need to hear her last couple albums. I kinda tuned out a while ago for no good reason

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

where to start with her? heard a more trance-like minimal acoustic-leaning kind of one on the radio which i liked then listened to one of her albums and it was more rock-y than i thought it'd be

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Once I Was An Eagle = trance-like and acoustic

Short Movie = more rock oriented

Both are very good though

Moodles, Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:23 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new one is pretty but i don't like the tapping/drum machine lots

j., Tuesday, 2 May 2017 01:59 (one month ago) Permalink

she also sing-talks in a british movie lady accent on this one, so i guess she's been shaking the seeping americanism people were noting ca. 'eagle'?

j., Tuesday, 2 May 2017 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink


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