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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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) Permalink

I cosign the love

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

is it pronounced "ways" or "wise"?

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

wise

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

one year passes...

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

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 8 August 2016 19:21 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

how have you heard it

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

got a promo

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:09 (one year ago) Permalink

*seethes*

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

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

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink

the advance tracks are great, so excited for this album

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:01 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:32 (one year ago) Permalink

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

flopson, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:41 (one year ago) Permalink

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

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:51 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Chicago represent!

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

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

flopson, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:51 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Fuck this record is so good

flappy bird, Friday, 14 October 2016 04:19 (one year ago) Permalink

AOTY

tangenttangent, Friday, 14 October 2016 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

seriously beautiful record, so excited to get deeper into it

josh, Friday, 14 October 2016 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I mean

imago, Friday, 14 October 2016 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Stunning record.

Ross, Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:33 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Stevolende, Monday, 17 October 2016 09:41 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Sunday, 6 November 2016 02:01 (one year 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

best song is "Do You Need My Love"

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:49 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so who's going to the gig tonight

btw this album is proper incredible like

imago, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:24 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Ariel Pink/Weyes Blood collaborative EP out at the end of this month.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Sunday, 8 January 2017 22:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

was inititally turned off by the ariel pink associations & first listen didn't grab me but this has really gotten its hooks in me....quite a beautiful album

not stylistically (not much jazz or r&b in this), but there's some spirit here some sadness that reminds me of laura nyro

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

a conversation w/ WB & john cale just appeared in my twitter feed:

http://www.vogue.com/13520883/john-cale-weyes-blood-interview/

NickB, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

i really hate to be that guy but i've listened to tears on fire a couple of times and it just makes me want AP to get back to his 'roots'.

dynamicinterface, Thursday, 12 January 2017 00:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

I can't find much to dislike

calstars, Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Is the full EP out there? I've listened to Tears on Fire nonstop for the last couple of days. It's very addictive.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

It's out and it's good. In fact I prefer some of it to her last album, which was mostly quite down-trodden but beautiful nonetheless. Especially like the callback to Shangri-Las girl group narration on the second track.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Monday, 30 January 2017 00:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Saw them live in SF for Noise Pop. Good god is Natalie Mering's voice is incredible. Well worth checking out if they're nearby.

octobeard, Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yeah she strikes me as the real thing

calstars, Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

I love their new record. Are the older ones good too?

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Are "they" a band now? When I saw Weyes Blood it was just Mering backed by tapes.

example (crüt), Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

they're a really good band, soft machine covers and all (and yeah when I saw 'them' first it was just her)

imago, Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

It was Nilsson covers when I saw her.

example (crüt), Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

maybe it was just a special treat for her british audience

imago, Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

For lack of a better term she's a part of the A Pink "family" in LA. Shares 5hags with Pink's touring band. Video directed by Pink's girlfriend. Etc

calstars, Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

Sorry for staring the obvious. Just trying and failing to make the point that she's the band. Like No Joy is Jasmine's, Lansing Dreiden is Jorge's and so on.

calstars, Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

The further back you go, the noisier her music gets, and the melodies turn medieval. The Outside Room is excellent in a very different way - more like Marissa Nadler collaborating with Demdike Stare.

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Monday, 27 February 2017 15:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh wow... OK that sounds interesting.

Evan, Monday, 27 February 2017 15:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

I meant to type "her" above. There is no band

kornrulez6969, Monday, 27 February 2017 15:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

excellent new single

i segued into it right in the middle of the new susanne sundfor album and tt didn't even notice, they've converged somewhat lol

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 07:30 (two months ago) Permalink

what's the new one called? It's passed me by completely

boxedjoy, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:19 (two months ago) Permalink

'a certain kind'

good 'everybody's talkin'' cover on the b-side too. releasing singles with b-sides in 2017 is a cool move and i endorse it

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh cool, she's been playing "Everybody's Talkin" at live shows for a few years now

crüt, Friday, 8 September 2017 10:43 (two months ago) Permalink

still absolutely can't fucking believe brainwashed.com readers voted FRSTE the second-WORST album of last year. proper fucking neckbeard shit

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:15 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe weyes blood triggers sensitive swansbro morons particularly effectively

imago, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:16 (two months ago) Permalink

gira sucks

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

was she particularly vocal in larkin's corner

imago, Saturday, 9 September 2017 02:46 (two months ago) Permalink

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

imago, Saturday, 9 September 2017 03:06 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink


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