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new album 'good will come to you' is a special thing

21 sketches of warm vocal harmonies, field recordings, and the gentlest guitar



de l'asshole (flopson), Monday, 30 May 2016 17:53 (four years ago) link

arthur russell via d'angelo?

de l'asshole (flopson), Monday, 30 May 2016 17:55 (four years ago) link

Listening to this now. Very cool.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 30 May 2016 23:27 (four years ago) link

gonna be a great summer album

de l'asshole (flopson), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 01:08 (four years ago) link

This is very nice. I don't hear much Russell, maybe more like Weldon Irvine and Skip Spence?
have you seen him live Flopson? I see he's playing casa del popolo on Thursday

rob, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 13:29 (four years ago) link

i've seen him play at random shows but it was very different from this, like faltering ramshackle post-punk. might not make it to the show on thursday as i'm moving this weekend... :-(

i hear russell in the phrasing and also the quavering quality of the vocals in some parts. don't recognize those other two names you mention though

de l'asshole (flopson), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:46 (four years ago) link

oh he's opening for USAOUTOFVIETNAM, definitely not gonna go to that. i'll definitely catch him whenever he headlines a show for this stuff though

de l'asshole (flopson), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:48 (four years ago) link

'I Felt The Evening Come Through The Window' sounds undeniably like Russel imo

de l'asshole (flopson), Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:00 (four years ago) link

yeah on second listen I can hear more of what you mean re Russell. It seemed like an odd reference to me cuz I was picking up on much more hippie influences, hence Spence and Irvine, to be kind of reductive (Spence is falling-down 60s folk/rock and Irvine is spacey 70s soul/jazz; could throw a bit of "If I Could Only Remember My Name" in too, though obv the vocals are quite different), which is more what I was hearing on the first go through. anyway, it's a great album and it's not like it sounds super retro, it just reminded me of some stuff I really like. It's a great morning album fyi

rob, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 15:40 (four years ago) link

i really like this. and it sounds pretty contemporary to me. maybe one of the better "new album" experiences i've had in awhile

hackshaw, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 20:26 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

cute. <3 that he chose a song that is 1:35 long on the album to make a video for. this album has been a staple all summer, thanks for making this thread

rob, Sunday, 31 July 2016 14:31 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

getting reissued on vinyl


flopson, Thursday, 10 August 2017 23:56 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

promising! https://unblonde.bandcamp.com/track/nerve-of-the-ages-canada

rob, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 21:46 (two years ago) link

signed to Anti in the us!

flopson, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 23:17 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

new name (Yves Jarvis), new tune:


rob, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

new name is bad, new tune is good

flopson, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:51 (one year ago) link

true. what's weird is his real name is perfectly nice, Jean-Sebastien Audet

rob, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:54 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

new album is so good

flopson, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:52 (one year ago) link

finally got a chance to listen to this. It's really lovely, perfect dusk music. The scrappy/sketchy approach fits well alongside the new Solange.

rob, Monday, 18 March 2019 17:37 (one year ago) link

lol just noticed there's a song called "Dew of the Dusk" which presumably put that idea in my head

rob, Monday, 18 March 2019 17:42 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

um holy mother of god this new album is great. all the keyboards sound incredible, but even after the variety of the first 12 tracks i was surprised that 'that don't make it so' sounds so much like an outtake from d'angelo's voodoo

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:16 (one year ago) link

I tend to play this in situations where I can't pay attention to track names, but "Curtain of Rain" has really stood out for me

rob, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:26 (one year ago) link

one of the best albums of the year so far

flopson, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:22 (one year ago) link

i also tend to just let this wash over me and don’t know track names but ‘The Truth’ is the one that’s on rn and man, u could just live in its balmy strum. he has a great knack for those gentle peeling curlicues of feedback

flopson, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:27 (one year ago) link

not necessarily that similar to YJ but this my other fav youngster montreal sick chops indie soul band https://sickmtl.bandcamp.com/album/conspiracy-theorist

flopson, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:28 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

This is just incredible. Would've easily been top 10 on my list, if I'd heard it in time...

Soundslike, Saturday, 14 December 2019 01:33 (six months ago) link

extremely slept on

flopson, Saturday, 14 December 2019 06:29 (six months ago) link

Checked it out after seeing it on Ted Gioia’s list. Liking it a lot, some similarity to the Kelsey Lu album which sadly seems to be overlooked in eoy polls.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 14 December 2019 09:36 (six months ago) link

Only thing in years that I've bought based on the cover, though tbf it was very cheap. Worth the few dollars of course.

geoffreyess, Sunday, 15 December 2019 05:12 (six months ago) link

brilliant album, though that first track kinda towers over the rest

10,000 mani-gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 15 December 2019 05:35 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

the same by different means wound up my favorite album of the year last year. i stand in awe of its beauty.

anyway, he has a new track and it's very pretty laurel canyon vibes


ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 June 2020 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

ooh I like this A LOT

dip to dup (rob), Friday, 26 June 2020 12:30 (two weeks ago) link

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