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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

I've just realised how incredibly much Movies reminds me of both the opening and closing theme from the Mishima OST. (Not that that's a bad thing)

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Sunday, 7 April 2019 13:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Funny that the one song I think is the weakest ("Movies" ) is the one most critics seem drawn to on this. Still, a near perfect album for me.

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 7 April 2019 14:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Is it? The line between being authentic and ironuc is very thin here.

Referring specifically to her vis a vis Grant in my comparison.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 7 April 2019 15:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Have been listening to this on repeat all weekend and I'm pretty sure it's a masterpiece.

Stevie T, Sunday, 7 April 2019 20:22 (two months ago) Permalink

On first listen its a lovely album but not as good as The Innocents but one listen isn't enough.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Monday, 8 April 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Movies is wonderful though.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Monday, 8 April 2019 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

This is so great. Also a little perplexed at how much love Movies is being given above all other tracks when there are so many brilliant songs here.

Chord progression on Wild Time reminds me of Karma Police.

triggercut, Monday, 8 April 2019 03:35 (two months ago) Permalink

is that an actual Glass sample on "Movies"?

Simon H., Monday, 8 April 2019 03:37 (two months ago) Permalink

The first part of Wild Time when she sings those "pa pa pa pa"'s (which can also be heard on Something to Believe) is so great.

Too bad she abandons this melody afterwards for something else.

Still, great song.

nostormo, Monday, 8 April 2019 04:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm so in love with this. The second half of the album is perfect. Mirror Forever and Wild Time are the ones that have been stuck in my head for the last couple of days.

triggercut, Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:30 (two months ago) Permalink

I listened to this album without knowing her previous work and at first I thought it sounded good but the songs didn't seem very memorable...
Then after listening again a couple of times, it all clicked and... wow, I love this album !
Her voice, the complex songwriting/harmonic structures, the production and arrangements... it's all fantastic.
Some melodies/chord changes may not seem very strong at first but once you get them, they're so deep and beautiful.
Agreed that "Movies" is kind of a standalone piece in the middle of an otherwise pretty cohesive album.
But it's quite something. A kind of spiritual piece.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 15 April 2019 10:21 (two months ago) Permalink

This is such an impressively produced album, her voice is a miracle

I find the songs topically uninteresting and the melody/chord choices to be that frustrating place where the added 7ths and chromaticism just create a kind of emotional formlessness

I find the production fairly consistent but the songwriting really diverse, sometimes I hear ABBA, sometimes Jim O’Rourke, sometimes Beach House, and a lot of times Rufus Wainwright

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Does anyone think her voice is a bit like Aimee Mann's? A little bit like Thom Yorke on 'Andromeda Rising' too.

aphoristical, Monday, 15 April 2019 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink

After listening to this a few more times, I think it might have been better if they had changed the tracklisting a little.

Maybe it's because I'm more familiar with the first part (including "Movies") than with the second part but I think the begining is stronger.
Especially since "Movies" is such a special and huge beast which kinda breaks the flow of the album and after it there are only 3 songs and an instrumental, the whole thing is a bit unbalanced imo ("Wild Time' is great but "Mirror Forever" and "Picture Me Better" might be the weaker tracks on the album).
I think it works better to put "Nearer to Thee" as a musical interlude in the middle of the album, after "Something to Believe", and move "Titanic Rising" and "Movies" to the end of the album (the two go well together and it's difficult to put ANYTHING after "Movies").
I've remade it that way in my spotify library !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 09:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Yep. The albun sounds better after you get used to it. Something To Believe is the best song in here. Surprised it's not a single. Yet?!

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:13 (two months ago) Permalink

i like this but i think the last album is better

this is the type of production that scans as impressive so i'm not surprised it's gonna be seen as the best, but the last one let things breathe a bit more in a way i like better

both fine albums though

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:47 (two months ago) Permalink

‘hang on’ still her best song

flopson, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

opening 7 tracks of The Innocents every bit as good as the next two albums yeah

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh so not knowing her previous stuff I understand there’s much better stuff to discover ?
That’s good news considering how I love this album !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:54 (two months ago) Permalink

ok, i am now officially addicted to her music.

Also, the Front Row record is very underrated and as good as Titanic imo

nostormo, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Not bad. Not addicted here (yet).

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Ann Powers of NPR has now acclaimed on twitter

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 April 2019 11:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I might be in the minority here in thinking Front Row Seat to Earth is her best and as good as if not still better than Titanic

octobeard, Monday, 29 April 2019 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I also think Front Row Seat to Earth is her best. I'm still not hearing what a lot of people in this thread are hearing in Titanic Rising, it's still registering as a not bad but ultimately disappointing followup to Front Row Seat. I'm going to keep listening though, maybe I'll figure it out.

silverfish, Monday, 29 April 2019 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I think FRSTE is marginally her best as well but I also think both of these are 10/10 all-time albums

imago, Monday, 29 April 2019 17:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Ann's acclaim was tacked on to a very strange NPR Music tweet touting a First Listen stream and stating that this record is out May 3.

It was out in early April.

Even WB retweeted and was like "OK, sure, let's release it again"

Weird!

alpine static, Monday, 29 April 2019 19:29 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

would largely agree

imago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

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

imago, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

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

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

nostormo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:16 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (one month ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

we missed her but apparently amazing, do it imo

imago, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

still aoty on rym btw

imago, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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

maffew12, Friday, 24 May 2019 20:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

If only it were that simple :'(

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 24 May 2019 20:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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