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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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

I cosign the love

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

is it pronounced "ways" or "wise"?

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

wise

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

one year passes...

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

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

how have you heard it

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

got a promo

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

*seethes*

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

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

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

the advance tracks are great, so excited for this album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago represent!

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

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

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

Fuck this record is so good

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

AOTY

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

seriously beautiful record, so excited to get deeper into it

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

yeah I mean

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

Stunning record.

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

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

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

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

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

best song is "Do You Need My Love"

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

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

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

Disagree. Good song, Todd Rundgren style, kinda

nostormo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:10 (two years ago) link

otoh i find it one of the better songs on record ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:10 (two years ago) link

I really hope her success won't ruin her future music, like it did to so many artists before who got closer to mainstream.

nostormo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:14 (two years ago) link

ROCKIST!

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:17 (two years ago) link

Everyday was the song that got me into the album. It's a highlight

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 20:01 (two years ago) link

“Everyday” is about dating terrible dudes off Tinder iirc

uncrut gems (crüt), Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:31 (two years ago) link

last 2 mins of Everyday was definitely one of my tippy top musical highlights of 2019

alpine static, Thursday, 13 February 2020 19:04 (two years ago) link

i love how it somehow manages to interpolate both Strawberry Fields and Girl while being knitted out of the same material as Penny Lane

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Saturday, 15 February 2020 18:19 (two years ago) link

Fits really well where it is I think. As great as the record gets, the opening 3 (Lot's Gonna Change > Andromeda > Everyday) is my favourite part.

maffew12, Saturday, 15 February 2020 19:51 (two years ago) link

Listening to her first album, from 2011, for the first time. It’s like a noisier Grouper. Not what I was expecting based on the newest album.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Monday, 17 February 2020 00:11 (two years ago) link

yeah its quite a change eh

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 17 February 2020 00:36 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

discovered WB recently through my friend's quarantine playlist including "Something to Believe." it rules and i just hyped it on the Solo Beatles Poll thread because it reminded me so much of a George album cut with John playing piano. high time i dig into the rest of her stuff.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:29 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

new album in november reputedly titled And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow:

🚨🚨🚨NEW WEYES BLOOD ALBUM “AND IN THE DARKNESS, HEARTS AGLOW” COMING IN NOVEMBER! 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/dfnD7gxTFJ

— conn-corde 🌩 (@carryymeout) September 8, 2022

monotony, Friday, 9 September 2022 00:20 (two months ago) link

Great news! I was hoping it was coming this year.

kitchen person, Friday, 9 September 2022 00:54 (two months ago) link

New song sounds like hook-less Carole King

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 12 September 2022 17:25 (two months ago) link

Yeah, the melody sounds like the weakest TR tracks

Which means it's good,but not great.Too monotonous.

nostormo, Monday, 12 September 2022 18:10 (two months ago) link

Sounds nice, doesn't make a huge impression, but it's track 1 on the album so maybe it sets the mood.

In other news, she's playing near me on my birthday. There's almost never a show I want to see on my birthday; pretty rad.

Chris L, Monday, 12 September 2022 18:21 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2lWUk_Rzk

This is the last song, live.

Same vibe, more or less

nostormo, Monday, 12 September 2022 18:35 (two months ago) link

xpost I saw her on my birthday just before covid started and it was the best gift I could have given myself!

BTW Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore featured on the album, cool!

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:08 (two months ago) link

Mary....oh god

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:11 (two months ago) link

And 0PN, deep in his cocaine-wacko era? Fucksake

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:12 (two months ago) link

for litigious reasons i will further state that it merely sounds like he is coked out of his mind every time he opens his mouth to say how great he is and how great being rich is

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:14 (two months ago) link

thankfully this advance single is so good that Lattimore can't ruin it :D

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:39 (two months ago) link

'hookless' 'monotonous' you're about to witness imago, stan

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 19:42 (two months ago) link

the final go-around of the chorus is more important than some entire months

imago, Monday, 12 September 2022 20:31 (two months ago) link

And 0PN, deep in his cocaine-wacko era? Fucksake

is this his current era? lol cocaine-wacko feels like a good way to describe the sound of Garden of Delete

octobeard, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 00:51 (two months ago) link

I mean, I love how it sounds. Just wish it was in the service of something more than *vibes*. It has tons of potential.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 04:00 (two months ago) link

Been reading rumours that after this gentle introduction, the album is darker, noisier and weirder than previous (if not her initial) works, which is v exciting if true

imago, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 08:14 (two months ago) link

She's a Vangelis fan, supposedly. So see where 0PN may slot in being that he did a very decent V pastiche for his "Uncut Gems" score.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 08:30 (two months ago) link

I really liked the way the song unwinds more on a second, less distracted listen.

On another note, I know this is part and parcel of how kids relate to their favorite musicians now, but it's weird to see a Weyes Blood tweet announcing new music and see so many replies calling her "Mother;" "Mother is blessing us once again; Mother is mothering so hard right now," etc. I imagine I'd be so weirded out if I was a young, female musician making this kind of music.

Chris L, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:13 (two months ago) link

Welcome to RYM-era stanning. It is kinda gross but a lot of it comes from queer youths who may well have IRL family issues. LINGUA IGNOTA gets the same and kinda owns it? Anyway, I'm sure the stans will find a new way to relate before long

imago, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:19 (two months ago) link

You, call her mummy. Me, I wear the Innocents-era tour shirt to show I got there first. We are not etc

imago, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:20 (two months ago) link

It might have surprised me more because there are other artists like Phoebe Bridgers who are more active on social media and thus seem to cultivate that sort of community dynamic more. I guess I was oblivious that WB had as well, although I'm sure working with Lana helped.

Chris L, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:32 (two months ago) link

she is going to be playing one of the larger venues in Austin, I'd like to see her play, but I'm not sure I really would enjoy it on that scale

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:35 (two months ago) link

I like this new single after a few times and it seems to grow on me the more I listen to it. Just like the previous album which I didn’t particularly enjoy at first then it clicked and I loved it soooo much. Anyway happy to have a new album from her soon.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 15 September 2022 07:27 (two months ago) link

funny to read all these comments because i'm connecting to this more immediately than i do to most of her stuff. it does feel like an album intro, or thesis statement of a kind. it's a very simple sentiment, not especially poetic, and one that's been echoed a lot during the pandemic, but it's rendered very beautifully and the directness of it should help establish a baseline of a worldview that is explored in more detail in subsequent songs.

love that philip glass melody that pops in for a second towards the end

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Thursday, 15 September 2022 14:00 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcdz30a-sdM

Beautiful melody (even when it is somewhat forced on the lyrics here and there).

The Moody Blues doing Dream Pop production is great too.

nostormo, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 05:19 (one month ago) link

Really 70s Vangelis feel in this one, especially in the chorus.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 11 October 2022 06:36 (one month ago) link

fantastic song. awful final chord resolution. willing to look past this

imago, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 07:02 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

As usual with her albums, Side 1 is excellen while side 2 is mainly just ok.

nostormo, Thursday, 3 November 2022 21:52 (one month ago) link

I get a very heavy Aimee Mann vibe from her. This is not a bad thing.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 17 November 2022 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

Need more listens, but the new one's kinda boring, I fear.

alpine static, Friday, 18 November 2022 02:44 (two weeks ago) link

Wonderful album

nostormo, Friday, 18 November 2022 08:11 (two weeks ago) link

Seems v good if not top-level for her. Hearts Aglow itself is quite something. Will require more listens

imago, Friday, 18 November 2022 10:04 (two weeks ago) link

I’m really enjoying it so far

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 19 November 2022 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

challop: God Turn Me Into A Flower is the worst thing here, just a very dull chord sequence, RYM consensus over it is baffling

imago, Saturday, 19 November 2022 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it's a nice song but far from the best here imo (Grapevine,Empire, Twin Flame)

nostormo, Saturday, 19 November 2022 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

God Turn Me Into A Flower is the best thing I’ve heard in years, holy shit. Thrilled to discover she’s playing Manchester next Spring too.

piscesx, Sunday, 20 November 2022 01:28 (one week ago) link

This has really grown on me.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 3 December 2022 03:02 (one hour ago) link

Each record is taking more effort to grow on me. I love the craft, but miss the obliqueness. I'm holding out hope for her incorporating her origins at some point, and creating the Karen-Carpenter-Sings-Desertshore album I dream about.

bendy, Saturday, 3 December 2022 03:25 (one hour ago) link


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