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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) link

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) link

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) link

I cosign the love

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

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) link

is it pronounced "ways" or "wise"?

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

wise

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

one year passes...

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

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 8 August 2016 19:21 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

how have you heard it

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 19:28 (three years ago) link

got a promo

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:09 (three years ago) link

*seethes*

imago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 20:35 (three years ago) link

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

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 21:04 (three years ago) link

the advance tracks are great, so excited for this album

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:01 (three years ago) link

^ 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 (three years ago) link

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

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:32 (three years ago) link

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

flopson, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:41 (three years ago) link

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

imago, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:51 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

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

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 (three years ago) link

Chicago represent!

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

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

flopson, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:51 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Fuck this record is so good

flappy bird, Friday, 14 October 2016 04:19 (three years ago) link

AOTY

tangenttangent, Friday, 14 October 2016 15:21 (three years ago) link

seriously beautiful record, so excited to get deeper into it

josh, Friday, 14 October 2016 17:07 (three years ago) link

yeah I mean

imago, Friday, 14 October 2016 19:02 (three years ago) link

Stunning record.

Ross, Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:33 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

flappy bird, Sunday, 16 October 2016 16:58 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

Stevolende, Monday, 17 October 2016 09:41 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

calstars, Sunday, 6 November 2016 02:01 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:46 (three years ago) link

best song is "Do You Need My Love"

niels, Monday, 21 November 2016 20:49 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:02 (three years ago) link

so who's going to the gig tonight

btw this album is proper incredible like

imago, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:24 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

This is a very beautiful record. Can definitely hear Rufus Wainwright in a couple of the melodies. Can see why Movies keeps being namechecked- it stands out sonically from everything else in palette, but I don’t think it’s especially stronger than anything else here.

Interested to hear previous albums if people think this isn’t the best.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:33 (seven months ago) link

The Pinefox and I went to see her in London last week and she was incredible. Threw in a low key cover of 'God Only Knows' and completely owned it. A very charming and funny stage presence as well. Would like to hear a performance with a full orchestra at some point - presumably in the autumn before it cleans up in all the albums of the year polls.

Stevie T, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 09:40 (seven months ago) link

Ah I planned to see her this friday but I’ve just injured my foot so I doubt I can make it !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10:11 (seven months ago) link

I keep coming back to this - almost despite myself. My issue with it, I think, is her (incredible) voice seems to swoop and soar with each melody line, filling the available sonic space, when I'd like to hear the tracks breathe a bit, letting the instrumentation carry out some of the melodic work. I've explained that really badly and, anyway, I really like it so it's not a criticism as such.

Also, I didn't know she was in Jackie-O Motherfucker. Props.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:14 (seven months ago) link

Front Row has some prog influences, almost no guitar, it's kinda lo-fi, more indie and a little weird. It contains 3 masterpieces: Do you need my love, Diary and Used to be. It has some fillers too.

Titanc is more accessible, beautifully produced,first half is almost perfect. Something to believe is the best song here imo.

Both are great for different reasons. Hard to compare. But the best songs in Front Row are better than thoae of Titanic. my 2 cents.

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:38 (seven months ago) link

would largely agree

imago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:42 (seven months ago) link

except I wouldn't class anything on either album as filler

imago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:43 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, filler is not the right word. less good than the rest maybe

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:44 (seven months ago) link

It's not really filler, but both albums kind of burn me out about halfway through. I still love them though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

Yeah first halves of both records combined wouldve been a masterpiece record for the ages

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:16 (seven months ago) link

The best tracks off these two albums and the Innocents would make for quite the record, but the weaker tracks are still v good

imago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:21 (seven months ago) link

Here singing is so much better and versatile after The Innocents. It didn't occur to me she had such a beutiful voice before Front Row.

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:27 (seven months ago) link

She's hitting more of those big notes on Titanic Rising, holding back much less vocally.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:32 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone seen her live of late? I have a ticket for tonight's show but I'm not really in showgoing mood

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 19:35 (six months ago) link

we missed her but apparently amazing, do it imo

imago, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:36 (six months ago) link

i missed the vancouver show - sold out - but knew a bunch of people there and they said it was great

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:37 (six months ago) link

It's wild that she;s back here only four months later in a venue at least 4x the size

Simon H., Friday, 24 May 2019 19:38 (six months ago) link

still aoty on rym btw

imago, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:44 (six months ago) link

I slept on tickets for the Austin show, I really need to stop doing that.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:53 (six months ago) link

on the plus side, they could scan the barcode right off your face

maffew12, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:00 (six months ago) link

If only it were that simple :'(

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 24 May 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

New album is the first I've heard and I love it. Sounds like I should work backwards from there?

maffew12, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:02 (six months ago) link

saw her Tuesday night and it was great. excellent band, nice harmonies from the woman on bass and keys. she's charming and funny.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:05 (six months ago) link

saw her Tuesday night and it was great. excellent band, nice harmonies from the woman on bass and keys. she's charming and funny.

― by the light of the burning Citroën

Yeah, I was at that show and really enjoyed it. The band were fantastic, especially the backing vocals as you say. The guitarist at the back was great too. His playing towards the end of Do You Need My Love really made it so powerful. Her voice is so incredible live. One of the best shows I've seen in a long time.

I won't spoil it just in case people are going to see her soon, but the cover she did was so gorgeous.

kitchen person, Saturday, 25 May 2019 04:14 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Network television debut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYu2ow947qc

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 17:32 (four months ago) link

Huh only now ? I love this album but this is not a very good performance, unfortunately...

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

I've tried with WB but I'm just not a fan of her voice - sort of crucial so the last two records haven't stuck with me at all

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:30 (four months ago) link

That's a great suit though.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:33 (four months ago) link

Killer!

flappy bird, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:34 (four months ago) link

She has an amazing voice imo. And the latest album is amazing. But this is an awkward performance. Maybe stress or something. I can’t believe she’s not bigger at this point.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:42 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Front Row is much better than Titanic if only because Do You Need My Love and Used To Be: melodies in the same hige level as the best of Todd Rundgren/Kate Bush/Zombies.
Might be my favorite artist od the decade.

nostormo, Friday, 1 November 2019 21:41 (one month ago) link

those are probably her two best songs yeah

imago, Friday, 1 November 2019 21:41 (one month ago) link

I'm in the same boat of favoring Front Row Seat over Titanic

winters (josh), Friday, 1 November 2019 21:46 (one month ago) link

i wouldn't be surprised if she will sign with a big mainstream label for her next record.

nostormo, Friday, 1 November 2019 21:54 (one month ago) link

FRSTE over Titanic yes but they're both incredible

imago, Friday, 1 November 2019 22:07 (one month ago) link

sandy denny vibez

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 01:46 (four weeks ago) link

i think her voice sounds great in that Late Night performance!

grebbmoolb (crüt), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 02:59 (four weeks ago) link

I much prefer Titanic, even though the second half is a bit weaker and I would have sequenced it differently (as I posted upthread).
I like FRSTE but the best songs on Titanic simply hit me stronger.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:19 (four weeks ago) link

I will say this about supposed weaker track Picture Me Better: months later, it now slays me every time. We really did find a winter for its sweater

imago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:23 (four weeks ago) link

Picture me Better is one of my favorites on this. I only started liking this album when I started listening to the second half first and then loop back to the first half.

I don't know, maybe it's just that I don't like Andromeda and putting that track second just tainted the whole rest of the album for me on my initial listens.

silverfish, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:00 (four weeks ago) link

Since hearing Titanic a few months ago and considering it to be one of the albums of the decade, I'm strangely finding the previous material strangely hasn't clicked at all so far.

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 16:40 (four weeks ago) link

Man, "Wild Time" is allll time. What a great song.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:50 (four weeks ago) link

seriously

imago, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:02 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah "Wild Time" is fantastic. I love the one note piano part during the verses.
And that track sounds so warm.
Perfect Autumn song !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:19 (four weeks ago) link

concert in berlin tonight is sold out, i am such a sleepyhead!

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:11 (four weeks ago) link

Aaaah, I had the same problem in Paris a few months ago, realizing too late she was gonna play in town, so I booked tickets for a concert in another city not too far but then I couldn't go because of an injury...
She was here again a few days ago but it was only for the P4K festival and I couldn't bother attend a whole festival (+ I was already busy that night anyway).

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:23 (four weeks ago) link

A good album.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:36 (four weeks ago) link

Man, "Wild Time" is allll time. What a great song.

Goosebumps at the vocal delivery on "you just did what you had toooooo"

triggercut, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:03 (four weeks ago) link

Saw her live a week ago, on the last show of her current tour. Great performance, incredible vocals, tight band (especially the girl on bass, keys and b/v whose name I unfortunately forgot); she was also quite charismatic as a perfomer and there's a certain old-fashioned star quality to her. She played the whole new album (sans the instrumental interludes albeit the title track was used as a pre-recorded intro), a bunch of songs from Front Row Seat to Earth, and then closed with an encore of "Do You Need My Love", a cover of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (lol), and a solo version of "In the Beginning". I'd definitely recommend seeing her if she comes anywhere near you - I went in as an appreciator and came out as a fan.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) link

Zak (Raw Thrills) & Natalie Mering's (Weyes Blood) Mother's first album, Pamela Mering - Childhood Train, limited copies available, self released in 2008. Carole King, Joni Mitchell & Linda Ronstadt Vibe:

https://gunktvrecords.bandcamp.com/album/childhood-train

nostormo, Sunday, 1 December 2019 18:16 (one week ago) link


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