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No thread for her so far? Touring the US at the moment and Europe next month. New album The Innocents is sounding pretty great.

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:45 (four years ago) Permalink

love her songs, love her voice, love her overdubs

The Innocents is one of my favorites from 2014, but I hope she keeps doing the more lo-fi psychedelic thing too. I'm a big fan of "Candyboy" from The Outside Room: http://youtu.be/U-zhNVkuxv0

example (crüt), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:55 (four years ago) Permalink

easily the best thing I've discovered so far in my crazed trawl thru everything anyone has nominates for the 2014 polls

the innocents is a truly mesmerising piece of art that deserves to be spoken of decades from now

rae sredrum (imago), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I cosign the love

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

new music video shot by a drone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxs96Mmfu7A

example (crüt), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

is it pronounced "ways" or "wise"?

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:12 (four years ago) Permalink

wise

example (crüt), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:27 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q39iN1_q1g

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 8 August 2016 19:21 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

new record is nice, totally not what i expected, i thought Weyes Blood was a noise band? did i imagine seeing them live in 2011? i think i might be mixing them up with Angels in America. anyway, this record is cool, really lush & detailed production, and i feel like her voice & mitski's voice & angel olsen's voice are all very similar. female baritone? idk

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

how have you heard it

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 19:28 (two years ago) Permalink

got a promo

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

*seethes*

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Name make it seem like they're an LA chicano rap band.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 21:04 (two years ago) Permalink

the advance tracks are great, so excited for this album

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:01 (two years ago) Permalink

^ Completely. The two released tracks are beautiful. Such haunting, poignant depths to her melodies. Amongst my five favourite currently active singer-songwriters.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:25 (two years ago) Permalink

it's, what, her and Mitski? then who? exactly. NOBODY

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:32 (two years ago) Permalink

angel olsen, lucy dacus my other 2 singer-songwriter indie albums this year

flopson, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:41 (two years ago) Permalink

tt likes angel olsen. have never heard of dacus. will check 'em out

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Weyes Blood is playing at a tiny tiny loft venue here, it's gonna be super packed and sweaty and nasty, i'm pissed

flopson, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Does Richard Dawson count? I'll work on the rest. Thanks for the recommend flopson - will definitely listen.

She's playing here in November! We saw her before and it was lovely. Another completely tiny venue over a pub.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:05 (two years ago) Permalink

it wasn't packed and sweaty because maybe 6 people had turned up to see her, because the english are shit about liking good music or something

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Y'all need to check out Circuit des Yeux/Haley Fohr

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

I thought I recognised the name Circuit des Yeux and I've just found it in my saved music. This new album will definitely be explored. First related artist as U.S. Girls is a huge bonus.

New Weyes Blood out October 21st, just to stay on topic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWvmGwKiOe0

tangenttangent, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Chicago represent!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

heh cool Circuit Des Yeux is weird as hell, i'm into it

flopson, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Weyes Blood is definitely my favourite new discovery. Enjoy the songs she did on the drugdealer record as well.

Ross, Friday, 23 September 2016 00:07 (two years ago) Permalink

All three advance singles have been INCREDIBLE. Latest one ends with an interpretation of Lay Lady Lay, following up The Outside Room's opening track and it's House Of The Rising Sun riff. Needless to say, it works spectacularly.

She's getting a massive Pitchfork push this time around, which is nice. But will they have the guts to give it 9+?

imago, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 15:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuck this record is so good

flappy bird, Friday, 14 October 2016 04:19 (two years ago) Permalink

AOTY

tangenttangent, Friday, 14 October 2016 15:21 (two years ago) Permalink

seriously beautiful record, so excited to get deeper into it

josh, Friday, 14 October 2016 17:07 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah I mean

imago, Friday, 14 October 2016 19:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Stunning record.

Ross, Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:33 (two years ago) Permalink

first impression: Seven Words is the best song on this, right? album seems very good, though every song's kinda the same with the trembly organ chords held for a loooong time... very nice sound but i miss some of the more peppy ramshackle buffy-st marie folky stuff like 'hang on'. maybe i'm in a bit of a glum mood and it's not helping

flopson, Saturday, 15 October 2016 21:30 (two years ago) Permalink

I put some we yes blood on last night when my gf's sister and her partner were over for dinner, and at one point when we were returning to the living room from the balcony for a cigarette, i paused and listened closely to catch the melody, and had to wait like 16 bars before I could make any sense of it! and this was the previous album which I've listened to dozens of times! the way the songs are written, with many cycling parts imperfectly overlapping, each cycle very long, it's easy to follow along if you come in at the beginning and follow along, but I really blown away by how difficult it was to reconstruct fro, within.

flopson, Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Do You Need My Love playing softly over the PA at a matinee im at rn

flappy bird, Sunday, 16 October 2016 16:58 (two years ago) Permalink

NOt heard the name pronounced so far, but I take it it's as in Flannery O'Connor/Foetus isn't it?

Have been impressed by what i've heard so far. So probably need to pick a few things up.

Stevolende, Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Wise Blood was also one of John Huston's last films starring Brad Dourif.

Stevolende, Monday, 17 October 2016 09:41 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Flopson is otm here - "Seven Words" stands out. This record is a gorgeous homogenous slice of beauty with very few peaks and valleys. I completely relate to the themes of reconciliation and resignation, but this feels more like music to dwell in that than fight it.

Ross, Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:33 (two years ago) Permalink

New album is beautiful! First time hearing them and I think I'm in love.

calstars, Sunday, 6 November 2016 02:01 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

It is a very impressive record, kinda unique? It's got a lot of rooted folky soul but also melodrama, but also moods that remind me of Enya... really not sure where to place it, but I like it

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 09:27 (two years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, reminds me of Kate Bush and Shearwater too - the theatricality

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:46 (two years ago) Permalink

best song is "Do You Need My Love"

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm hearing that song EVERYWHERE out and about at all the same places that played Courtney Barnett's "Depreston" a year ago

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:01 (two years ago) Permalink

movie theaters, cabs, restaurants, public PA's i can't place

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:02 (two years ago) Permalink

so who's going to the gig tonight

btw this album is proper incredible like

imago, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:24 (two years ago) Permalink

In truth this album destabilizes me. I can relate to these lyrics on such a level that it's a sublime. It's a beautiful album.

Ross, Saturday, 26 November 2016 22:05 (two years ago) Permalink

She was amazing live, really amazing, and her band were perfect. Launched into a Soft Machine cover as the encore too. Hackney didn't really know what to make of her, which was a shame.

Dave Plaintive rapper with classical training (imago), Wednesday, 30 November 2016 17:49 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda dry production on that live session video, feels a bit lifeless

would love to see her live though

niels, Thursday, 1 December 2016 08:23 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe weyes blood triggers sensitive swansbro morons particularly effectively

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

gira sucks

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 8 September 2017 22:26 (one year ago) Permalink

was she particularly vocal in larkin's corner

imago, Saturday, 9 September 2017 02:46 (one year ago) Permalink

or are these people simply threatened by a woman daring to write psych-pop

imago, Saturday, 9 September 2017 03:06 (one year ago) Permalink

The single is so great, I was just thinking/hoping she'd release studio versions of those covers a few days ago!

🔱 Holger Jowday ^🌑^ (Dancing on the Pylons), Saturday, 9 September 2017 13:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh shit I didn't realise the A-side was that awesome Soft Machine cover she'd been doing!

imago, Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah! I so hope to see her play it in concert one day 🙏 It wasn't on the setlist (yet) for her great great great Raleigh show last... November? A couple of days before the election, ugh.

🔱 Holger Jowday ^🌑^ (Dancing on the Pylons), Sunday, 10 September 2017 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Her last EP is up there but that last LP sums up heartbreak so well and the fall out of a relationship. A +

kolakube (Ross), Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:48 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Ariel pink collab is some of her finest stuff

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Wouldn't go that far, but it's very good. Her last two solo albums have been amongst the best music of the decade

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Absolutely love the last full length but there's a playfulness on the EP that's a nice change

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes - and in the covers single from last year as well. It will be extremely interesting to see what her next move is.

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:47 (one year ago) Permalink

damn thanks for the reminder regarding the covers imago, will check again

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

The second verse of Used To Be should be sent into space as a document of humanity

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

^ yeah!

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

couldn't find any posts or threads but i think this band has something to do with weyes blood? lush psych, excellent stuff

https://oldenyolk.bandcamp.com/

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 21:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Very good record, that one. What's the Weyes Blood connection?

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

ya this is nice

imago, Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

i think they did a split w/ weyes blood and possibly shared a member or two at some point

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

man if lana del rey had put out 'front row seat to earth' yall wdve gone *apeshit*

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:38 (four months ago) Permalink

Not enough swear words.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:50 (four months ago) Permalink

not enough going for the most obvious melody in any given situation

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:52 (four months ago) Permalink

that's harsh, ldr isn't bad. but god what did weyes blood have to do to get everyone's attention. she even wrote do you need my love' and got shrugs

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:53 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe it would help if she re-wrote a famous Radiohead song.

But seriously, the reason why LDR gets so much more attention is because she's had a lot of mainstream success and Weyes Blood hasn't.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:18 (four months ago) Permalink

also maybe sooooooomething to do with image? they are both extremely pretty but LDR makes much more of a show of it/her visage

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:43 (four months ago) Permalink

also Weyes Blood's music was pretty "weird" before Front Row

alpine static, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Weyes rules. Drug dealer collbs dope too

Ross, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:13 (four months ago) Permalink

Imago otm

Ross, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:14 (four months ago) Permalink

LL otm

Lana Del Rey is a pop singer-songwriter and superstar because that's what she is; Weyes Blood is an indie singer-songwriter with a cult following because that's what she is. Two different worlds. You might as well ask why Ariel Pink doesn't get the same pop star hype as Abel Tesfaye.

crüt, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Would you not agree though that the last WB album was full of brilliant pop songs, though, or that LDR has quite a bit of indie cred?

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Her songs are clearly too progressive in that they don't always end where they began.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:11 (four months ago) Permalink

I honestly haven't paid much attention to WB in the past couple of years! I love her voice and I think she has great taste but her productions don't sound very poppy to me? Pop music is extremely hi-def & quantized & autotuned these days & that's not really a vibe I envision her pursuing. She keeps the rough edges in her music iirc. I personally liked her best when her recordings had lots of tape hiss, e.g. "Candyboy"

As for Lana Del Rey, I know only what I read and the very little I've heard, but she seems very invested in that hi-def world.

crüt, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:12 (four months ago) Permalink

The aforementioned 'Do You Need My Love' got quite a bit of airplay and a glowing Pitchfork write-up. I definitely think she's gone pop, in a 70s kind of way.

I bumped this thread because the two new LDR songs ILM was slavering over sounded a bit like watered-down Weyes Blood to my ears

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Is the new LDR album really called "Norman Fucking Rockwell"? That's a pretty funny joke that will get old very fast.

crüt, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe a bit better than that (Venice Bitch being far superior to the other one) but certainly along similar lines

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:17 (four months ago) Permalink

LDR channels Lee Hazlewood eccentricities, but Weyes Blood seems to be an actual eccentric like Hazlewood. Or what crut said about pop vs. cult.

saddest kamancheh (bendy), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:32 (four months ago) Permalink

I think imago is saying weyes is underrated

Ross, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:42 (four months ago) Permalink

No way is it watered down ldr tho man

Retract ?

Ross, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Christine McVie vibes on this one https://open.spotify.com/track/40PRp88YqFp5fM0MtG2j1N?si=N4Wl5gWSQOyEMSQArqdSJw

niels, Monday, 24 September 2018 07:37 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

new https://open.spotify.com/track/0L6lVIgGqVHnmR3BIy8GHa

just sayin, Thursday, 17 January 2019 04:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

beautiful track, and an instant earworm

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 18 January 2019 01:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

keep listening to andromeda again and again. it's wonderful. melodically more pleasing than anything on front row, and i love the lead guitar.

mizzell, Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:20 (one week ago) Permalink

"melodically more pleasing than anything on front row"

strong disagree. but it is lovely and I'm excited for what's next

imago, Thursday, 7 February 2019 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

new album, Titanic Rising, is out April 5.
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/files/2019/02/weyes-blood-titanic-rising.jpg
1. A Lot’s Gonna Change
2. Andromeda
3. Everyday
4. Something to Believe
5. Titanic Rising
6. Movies
7. Mirror Forever
8. Wild Time
9. Picture Me Better
10. Nearer To Thee

mizzell, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:14 (four days ago) Permalink

i prefer the art released with Andromeda
https://subpop-wysiwyg.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads%2F1547682611625-WeyesBlood_Andromeda_600.jpg

mizzell, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:15 (four days ago) Permalink

Awesome!

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:18 (four days ago) Permalink

Andromeda the better of the two advance singles so far but she's definitely going for something pretty singular

imago, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:19 (four days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ-BFlTo5ag

mizzell, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:49 (four days ago) Permalink

wait a second
i just watched the first 36 seconds of that video before i realized this is 100% not what i thought "weyes blood" sounded like

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:45 (four days ago) Permalink

haha me too ... this sounds like aimee mann (not a complaint, it's good!)

tylerw, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:03 (four days ago) Permalink


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