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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

I cosign the love

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

is it pronounced "ways" or "wise"?

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

wise

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

one year passes...

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

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 8 August 2016 19:21 (four 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

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 (one year 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 (nine months ago) link

those are probably her two best songs yeah

imago, Friday, 1 November 2019 21:41 (nine months ago) link

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

winters (josh), Friday, 1 November 2019 21:46 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

FRSTE over Titanic yes but they're both incredible

imago, Friday, 1 November 2019 22:07 (nine months ago) link

sandy denny vibez

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

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

grebbmoolb (crüt), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 02:59 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

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

seriously

imago, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:02 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

A good album.

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

four weeks pass...

"Andromeda" = song of the year

💠 (crüt), Sunday, 29 December 2019 23:52 (seven months ago) link

It remained my album of the year, too.

fragglerock, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 02:24 (seven months ago) link

Good song Someting to Believe is better though imo

Xpost

nostormo, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 15:46 (seven months ago) link

Gorgeous new song that no one talks about sonehow:

https://youtu.be/DIX1Ftka7U0

nostormo, Saturday, 11 January 2020 15:25 (seven months ago) link

i didn't know about it! but it is great!

💠 (crüt), Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:24 (seven months ago) link

Sounds like her old ,folky style. I wonder is if it's an unreleased old track or a new recorded one.

nostormo, Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:43 (seven months ago) link

that is amazing. from the atmosphere it reminds me of joni mitchell's first album without the warble.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 11 January 2020 21:51 (seven months ago) link

lovely

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 11 January 2020 22:29 (seven months ago) link

superb as ever

wondering how much to break my one-track-per-artist rule in the eoy traxpoll

imago, Saturday, 11 January 2020 22:53 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

how in the hell had I never heard her before yesterday. stunning record

k3vin k., Friday, 7 February 2020 12:22 (six months ago) link

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

― imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 16:38 (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol

TOO LOW, the Curator (imago), Friday, 7 February 2020 12:23 (six months ago) link

Just discovered her last week. Awesome new album. Get Karen Carpenter vibes off her for some reason.

Darin, Friday, 7 February 2020 19:39 (six months ago) link

she does sound like karen carpenter

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:40 (six months ago) link

yeah, i just listened to this yesterday because of the poll, and here i am on my fourth listen already! i haven't listened to her in a few albums, but i'll have to go back and check them out! i didn't realize she had this whole carole king + nilsson thing that seems to come effortlessly

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 8 February 2020 17:45 (six months ago) link

did she arrange everything too? they're lovely, throughout

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 8 February 2020 17:47 (six months ago) link

Love how similar the first few seconds of Andromeda and Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft are

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:48 (five months ago) link

Like this album a lot but 'Everyday' really sticks out like a sore thumb, the jauntiness doesn't suit her somehow. Like she's hit on one style at which she is exceptional but when she deviates from that it feels forced?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:08 (five months ago) link

Disagree. Good song, Todd Rundgren style, kinda

nostormo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:10 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

ROCKIST!

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:17 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

“Everyday” is about dating terrible dudes off Tinder iirc

uncrut gems (crüt), Thursday, 13 February 2020 10:31 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

yeah its quite a change eh

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


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