Let's Eat Grandma

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ3tmmkr3sg

piscesx, Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I refer the Hon. Member to posts on various other threads (New adds to Spotify, Shambvala 2016, Rolling Best of 2016). With the album due in a few weeks, happy with a dedicated thread though.

Jeff W, Saturday, 21 May 2016 10:44 (two years ago) Permalink

ah yes. glad it's not just me Jeff. good innit.

piscesx, Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

I must've listened to this ten or fifteen times since this thread popped up. It's like an early 4AD single + whatever magic thing they're doing with their intertwining voices. I kinda love it a lot.

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:03 (two years ago) Permalink

I like this!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

They're interesting, and reports from friends who saw them live say they have a 'eh what the hell, why not' quality (in a positive sense) towards trying things onstage. So yeah, keeping an eye on them.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Some more YouTubes, what the hey.

Rapunzel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5rkQF4NeQ

Sink:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJ-RC-xn98

A much more effective version of Deep Six Textbook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEyDZiPfbKU

Jeff W, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:21 (two years ago) Permalink

"deep six textbook" sounds like a long-lost transister song to me

dc, Thursday, 26 May 2016 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

4ad like instrumentation is interesting, but I don't like when the voices sound too squeaky

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:10 (two years ago) Permalink

their songs would appear to veer wildly from great to rubbish, which is to be expected. 'deep six textbook' is lovely and 'rapunzel' maybe even better tho

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:11 (two years ago) Permalink

New video for "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms":
http://electronicsound.co.uk/blog/lets-eat-grandma-reveal-video-for-eat-shiitake-mushrooms/

Jeff W, Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I love Rapunzel because the vocals remind me of Alzbeth from the Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:56 (two years ago) Permalink

Digging all their stuff I've heard so far. "Sink" is great.

A nationally known air show announcer/personality (tipsy mothra), Friday, 27 May 2016 15:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Simon Reynolds' description of their album made it sound like a British version of Cocorosie

reader, if you love him so much why don't you marry him? (DJ Mencap), Friday, 27 May 2016 15:55 (two years ago) Permalink

will be monitoring all of Norwich's top racist hip-hop nights accordingly

reader, if you love him so much why don't you marry him? (DJ Mencap), Friday, 27 May 2016 15:55 (two years ago) Permalink

I really want to like this but I'm a little put off by the self-consciously childish track names. I know they're kids but still

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 27 May 2016 17:50 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Album is out. Love it. Only I wish the producer hadn't kept cranking up the reverb; probably an attempt to cover up some of the rougher spots, but the ramshackle elements are part of the pair's charm IMO.

"Welcome To The Treehouse" may be the pick of the songs I'd not heard previously, some seriously strong singing for once here.

Jeff W, Saturday, 18 June 2016 23:26 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the album too. It gets a bit much to hear all at once, I agree about the mix, it has some of that endless shiny tinkle that drives me crazy about bands like Animal Collective and Flaming Lips. But the songs are inventive and likable.

A nationally known air show announcer/personality (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 19 June 2016 02:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm a lot more favourably disposed towards the name now I know they're actual kids rather than a load of twee former art students.

Matt DC, Sunday, 19 June 2016 13:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Like some of this stuff a lot.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 19 June 2016 22:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0M3iIf2wdg

new single is fun

ufo, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 05:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

this is so fucking wild

joshywinty (josh), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 06:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

too much repeating the title and their voices are a bit grating, otherwise pleasantly mashes together all the other pop. are they signed to PC Music yet haha

imago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

turns out this was produced by sophie so almost lol, but they're a surprisingly good fit together

ufo, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

ha of course it was

sophie is industrial pop now (cf Ponyboy)

imago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

*head in hands*

It may grow on me but ppl need to stop "producing" LEG.

Jeff W, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

they have never recaptured the original Deep Six Textbook imo

imago, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

would love more in the vein of Deep Six Textbook but the new one is really successful at blending their sensibility with Sophie's and i would love more like it too

ufo, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Who is Sophie?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 2 February 2018 23:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVc3Z-bG6Eo

ufo, Friday, 2 February 2018 23:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGVv7SQ_jus

this album seems like it will be fantastic

ufo, Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:40 (six months ago) Permalink

cosign

thots and players (rip van wanko), Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:51 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8FoJjlxlmY

this is probably the most straightforward thing they've done, still really nice but i always love this sort of thing

ufo, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:11 (six months ago) Permalink

They sound like PC Lorde to me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:21 (six months ago) Permalink

that's pretty accurate for this one and also why i like it

ufo, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:13 (six months ago) Permalink

oh wow the album has two 9+ minute tracks i'm super excited for that

ufo, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 17:03 (six months ago) Permalink

The Lorde-ness is offputting imo

imago, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:16 (six months ago) Permalink

I am excited for the long songs though a bit

imago, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 19:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Listening to an advance of the whole thing. Pretty good! Current favorite track: "I Will Be Waiting."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 17:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Also I never thought I'd actually like a track called "Donnie Darko" but here we are.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 17:26 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i love this album, it completely delivers on both the gorgeous pop songs and the 9+ minute psych epics

ufo, Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I only have the four songs that have been released ahead of time, but they're great. Looking forward to the psych epics.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing them here in September.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I bought the Zine they've made (plus the vinyl edition). Will report back if the Zine is any good. The distributor has warned the package could take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

Jeff W, Friday, 29 June 2018 08:59 (three months ago) Permalink

This album is muuuuch better than the debut

imago, Friday, 29 June 2018 09:17 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah it's a huge step up in every way. the debut showed promise, I especially liked Deep Six Textbook and Eat Shiitake Mushrooms, but I'm All Ears has so much more ambition and focus. it also helps that it's way less twee too

ufo, Friday, 29 June 2018 09:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Falling Into Me -> Snakes And Ladders is the best bit of this record. Latter especially is quite something

imago, Friday, 29 June 2018 12:54 (three months ago) Permalink

my album of the year probably

monotony, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm also not sure that Cool & Collected doesn't invent a new genre

imago, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

probably my AOTY so far too

ufo, Friday, 29 June 2018 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm sorry that wanting women's voices to not be perceived as annoying emboldens the fascists or whatever

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Katherine - there was nothing wrong with the way you made that point. Turrican's just annoyed he was on the receiving end of it and is now unconvincingly trying to elevate basic butthurtedness into some form of higher moral position.

Matt DC, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Katherine, I don't see why this needs to be pointed out, but her accent being described as "fucking annoying" has absolutely less than zero to do with her gender!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

"you've completely misinterpreted my politics, incidentally i wonder if the political discourse here wouldn't alienate some potential young leftist toward the alt-right, given what just happened to meeeeeeee" - a remarkable sequence of thoughts

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:13 (three months ago) Permalink

my point was less about any specific instance and more about the pattern of women's voices being the ones to be described as "annoying" enough to keep people from listening to their music, where comparatively difficult men's voices -- many of which I like -- are less frequently seen as this much of an issue

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I just tried searching "Jamie T" "annoying accent" and the first and only result was about Kate Nash

Iain Mew (if), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

As I've said, my political leanings are to the left and I'm very proud of that,

Yes, sounds like it.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Katherine - okay, that's fair enough, but you've got me curious now and I'd really like some examples.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

xp

Micheal Turricant, innit?

calzino, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

joanna newsom, tune-yards, bjork, kate bush, halsey, christina aguilera, sia, florence welch, basically anyone in this thread Recommend me: Weird-Voiced Female Singers

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Ppl find Xtina's voice annoying / weird(?)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

holy shit yes

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

(less toward the "weird" than the "annoying," but yes)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Vs. which male singers?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink

take your pick of a million indie yelpers tbh

Simon H., Friday, 13 July 2018 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

the link mentions Tom Waits and Neil Young, I think also Bob Dylan; add to that the lead vocalists of 75% of indie rock bands

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

How many have annoying accents though?

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Is a British person finding another British person's accent annoying a particularly British thing?

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Heh, I can't stand either Waits, Young or Dylan. Waits in particular has a voice which irritates me no end. I tend to enjoy covers of Dylan songs more thsn the original versions. Nevertheless, they do remain popular with the Steve Hoffman lot, a bunch of people so unheathily invested in The Beatles that they're still flinging sexist and racist shit in the direction of Yoko Ono, so I get what you mean.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Is a British person finding another British person's accent annoying a particularly British thing?

― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, July 13, 2018 7:40 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There are some British accents that I find easier on the ear than others, yes.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Is a British person finding another British person's accent annoying a particularly British thing?

I don't think that's a peculiarly British trait!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:48 (three months ago) Permalink

I'll confess to Bjork and Kate Bush being acquired tastes as vocalists, but that had nothing to do with their gender, more that I just had to get used to their approaches - particularly Bjork's. I went through the same thing with The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Associates.

Christina Aguilera's voice annoys me, but I don't like that showboaty, zillion-notes-per-syllable, rammed-with-melisma vocal style no matter who does it.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 19:51 (three months ago) Permalink

glad we settled this

Simon H., Friday, 13 July 2018 19:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway, did I mention that this is one of my favourite albums to come out so far this year? It's grown on me a fuckton.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I personally find myself more drawn to women's voices than men's voices, especially in indie/rock type music, but I couldn't bring myself to try properly with this album yet because I remember thinking the vocals were awful on whatever I heard from them on the first album. Women are disproportionately deemed "annoying" in terms of performance in so many ways and with so much creativity that men don't seem to suffer.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I do feel like there's been a lot of 'the singer is so annoying' directed at male vocalists over the years on ILM, but that might be skewed because maybe 70% of that has come from the Lex.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Speaking just for myself — there are bands I can’t listen to due to the male singer’s voice (and it seems to happen more & more... just happened this week; I had to turn off something I was listening to). Can’t recall any instances of this w/female vox.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Obviously the main reason for this is that men are 'allowed' to be bad singers, the industry doesn't care, whereas women by and large aren't.

Matt DC, Saturday, 14 July 2018 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

To be clear, I’m not speaking of singing “ability” or style/technique — I’m talking specifically about sound of the dudes’ voices (which seemed to be what Turrican was complaining about).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

To be accurate, he was complaining about her accent, which is a constituent of the sound of her voice, I suppose.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:15 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure if that means if she sang like Aretha Franklin, or some other world renowned singer, but with the same accent he would find it annoying or not. It might sound weird however.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:17 (three months ago) Permalink

granted, I'm american, but it just sounds like a british accent to me

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, yes, I don't really know what he's on about, but he declined the invitation to expand on his initial comment.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I imagine it's a class thing that can only be perceived if you are British.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Turrican, third from left, middle row

https://stuartnoel.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/old-etonians.jpg

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Tom, I have already provided you with your answer - if you scroll up, you'll find it. I must say, your inability to grasp things that aren't difficult to comprehend is certainly something.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Me: "That spade is a spade."
Tom D.: "Elaborate."
Me: "Well, it's a spade. It really is as simple as that."
Tom D.: "*shrugs* Well, I asked him to expand on it, but he declined. I really don't know what he's on about."
Entire world: "???"

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:18 (three months ago) Permalink

LOL, entire world. Elaborating on spades, not to be dismissed so lightly!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway, I should stop goading you as your inability to handle being challenged on even the slightest, most trivial, of points and habit of instantly doubling down and going on the attack in response is so Pavlovian, I don't think you can help yourself.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Me: "That spade is a spade."
Tom D.: "Elaborate."
Me: "Well, it's a spade. It really is as simple as that."
Tom D.: "Wow, your inability to handle being challenged on even the slightest, most trivial, of points and habit of doubling down and going on the attack in response is so Pavlovian, I don't think you can help yourself."
Entire world: "???"

Yes, I agree that your obsession with me is starting to get tiresome - at least you're admitting to it, so there is that at least.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Just checked out their KEXP perf on YT... I didn’t realize how young they are, they’re really kids.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, that perf was two and a half years ago. They're 19 now, I think.

Jeff W, Sunday, 15 July 2018 11:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Um, 18 months ago, I mean. I forgot what year it is. :)

Jeff W, Sunday, 15 July 2018 11:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Ah OK

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:13 (three months ago) Permalink

joanna newsom, tune-yards, bjork, kate bush, halsey, christina aguilera, sia, florence welch, basically anyone in this thread Recommend me: Weird-Voiced Female Singers
― aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, July 13, 2018 8:31 PM (one week ago)

Ppl find Xtina's voice annoying / weird(?)
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, July 13, 2018 8:33 PM (one week ago)

holy shit yes
― aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, July 13, 2018 8:33 PM (one week ago)

Florence was the one that surprised me because I've always found her very bland. I'll have to check out Tune Yards because I love annoying singers and I hope Let's Eat Grandma stay annoying voiced forever.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 21 July 2018 22:18 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just discovered these guys through someone else's middle-of-the-year list on which I liked nothing else. Have listened to most of the album and love it, although yet to get to Donnie Darko.

They're playing in DC on Thursday but I doubt I'll get to go becase of school night/hurricane double whammy. Anyone see them live?

how's life, Monday, 10 September 2018 10:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, saw them last week — very much enjoyed the show, they had a straightforward enough performance style but they delivered.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 September 2018 12:17 (one month ago) Permalink

One of my ten albums of the year so far, this. I've played the shit out of it and am yet to exhaust it!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 10 September 2018 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The two epics are magnificent, but 'Falling Into Me' has got to be one of my tracks of the year - it's just perfect.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 11 October 2018 20:35 (one week ago) Permalink


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