Slowdive - s/t (2017): let's rejoice, shall we?

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“It felt like we were in a movie that had a totally implausible ending...”

Slowdive’s second act as a live blockbuster has already been rapturously received around the world. Highlights thus far include a festival-conquering, sea-of-devotees Primavera Sound performance, of which Pitchfork noted: “The beauty of their crystalline sound is almost hard to believe, every note in its perfect place.”

“It was just nice to realise that there was a decent amount of interest in it,” says principal songwriter Neil Halstead. The UK shoegaze pioneers have now channelled such seemingly impossible belief into a fourth studio opus which belies his characteristic modesty. Self-titled with quiet confidence, Slowdive’s stargazing alchemy is set to further entrance the faithful while beguiling a legion of fresh ears.

Deftly swerving what co-vocalist/guitarist Rachel Goswell terms “a trip down memory lane”, these eight new tracks are simultaneously expansive and the sonic pathfinders’ most direct material to date. Birthed at the band’s talismanic Oxfordshire haunt The Courtyard – “It felt like home,” enthuses guitarist Christian Savill – their diamantine melodies were mixed to a suitably hypnotic sheen at Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Sound facility by Chris Coady (perhaps best known for his work with Beach House, one of countless contemporary acts to have followed in Slowdive’s wake).

“It’s poppier than I thought it was going to be,” notes Halstead, who was the primary architect of 1995‘s previous full-length transmission Pygmalion. This time out the group dynamic was all-important. “When you’re in a band and you do three records, there’s a continuous flow and a development. For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record.”

Drummer and loop conductor Simon Scott enhanced the likes of ‘Slomo’ and ‘Falling Ashes’ with abstract textures conjured via his laptop’s signal processing software. A fecund period of experimentation with “40-minute iPhone jams” allowed the unit to then amplify the core of their chemistry. “Neil is such a gifted songwriter, so the songs won. He has these sparks of melodies, like ‘Sugar For The Pill’ and ‘Star Roving’, which are really special. But the new record still has a toe in that Pygmalion sound. In the future, things could get very interesting indeed.”

This open-channel approach to creativity is reflected by Slowdive’s impressively wide field of influence, from indie-rock avatars to ambient voyagers – see the tribute album of cover versions released by Berlin electronic label Morr Music. As befits such evocative visionaries, you can also hear Slowdive through the silver screen: New Queer Cinema trailblazer Gregg Araki has featured them on the soundtracks to no less than four of his films.

“When I moved to America in 2008 I was working in an organic grocery store,” recalls Christian. “Kids started coming in and asking if it was true I had played in Slowdive. That’s when I started thinking, ‘OK, this is weird!’”

Neil Halstead: “We were always ambitious. Not in terms of trying to sell records, but in terms of making interesting records. Maybe, if you try and make interesting records, they’re still interesting in a few years time. I don’t know where we’d have gone if we had carried straight on. Now we’ve picked up a different momentum. It’s intriguing to see where it goes next.”

The world has finally caught up with Slowdive. This movie could run and run...

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Tracklisting

Slomo
Star Roving
Don’t Know Why
Sugar For The Pill
Everyone Knows
No Longer Making Time
Go Get It
Falling Ashes

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:39 (five months ago) Permalink

love all this pretending mojave 3 didn't exist

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:59 (five months ago) Permalink

haha yeah - wonder how that feels like for Neil and Rachel

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Well these first two releases are fabulous. This is most I've enjoyed a shoegaze release since "From What is Said to When it's Read" by Bark Psychosis.

yesca, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:40 (five months ago) Permalink

haha yeah - wonder how that feels like for Neil and Rachel

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:28 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it ought to feel like something! anyway, spoon & rafter is the best album by either band

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:36 (five months ago) Permalink

I like this more than I expected to - evolves their sound in a way I can respect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxwAPBxc0lU

attention vampire (MatthewK), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:41 (five months ago) Permalink

i like that song a lot. sorta feels like the sound of pygmalion applied to a more traditional song structure (disclosure i've never listened to mojave 3)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Brad omg

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Slightly duplicate thread. ;-)

Slowdive's 2017 album

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:09 (five months ago) Permalink

Mojave 3 can be good. Can be.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:10 (five months ago) Permalink

(disclosure i've never listened to mojave 3)

This won't be a popular opinion but imo the last two albums were their best, one distended space folk and the other weirdly power-poppy?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:29 (five months ago) Permalink

also "Sugar for the Pill" is beautiful

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:29 (five months ago) Permalink

it's practically Coldplay

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

mojave 3s best album was excuses for travellers

get to it

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:51 (five months ago) Permalink

Don't mean to offend any Mojave 3 fans but this is the best to come out of their existence imho, vis-a-vis Ulrich Schnauss:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LGfY0YGlkA

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:03 (five months ago) Permalink

will have a listen tonight

the original track is good but not a fan of spoon and rafter

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:08 (five months ago) Permalink

Live gig streaming now on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Slowdive/videos/vb.27491437753/10155203295007754/?type=3&theater

daavid, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:18 (five months ago) Permalink

i mean i love that ulrich schnauss version for sure but it's almost literally just reverb added to the original

just another (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:23 (five months ago) Permalink

new stuff sounding good on this stream

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:42 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah new stuff fitting seamlessly with the classics

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:43 (five months ago) Permalink

they gave that new single a little more muscle than the recording kinda

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 20:53 (five months ago) Permalink

I was there. That was very good.

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:53 (five months ago) Permalink

And now that some new songs have been heard -- I've heard an advance of the album, it's quite good. It's different from the previous three in a distinct way -- many of the songs are quite fast paced. Not *really* fast, but certainly in comparison to the steady swing and flow of the original albums, it's got a particular focus on pace that I think serves the album very well, and helps make this a distinct effort.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:55 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't think I've ever listened to Pygmalion, to be honest. The last thing by them I can remember getting were the 'In Mind' remixes. Is it worth seeking it out (22 years late)?

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Very much so. It's quite remarkable.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 22:59 (five months ago) Permalink

I suspect this doesn't match the quality of the live stream: https://youtu.be/TJopgXE-MKU

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:05 (five months ago) Permalink

Is there a thread suggesting key shoegaze albums for late period Boredoms fans to check out

Not the real Tombot (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:06 (five months ago) Permalink

Not yet at least.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 23:11 (five months ago) Permalink

maybe this???? https://www.discogs.com/Xinlisupreme-Tomorrow-Never-Comes/master/482671

is there a thread suggesting key sophistopop albums for late period andrew wk fans to check out

a but (brimstead), Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:31 (five months ago) Permalink

'Sugar for the Pill' sounds great. I'm getting quite excited for this now!

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Thursday, 30 March 2017 01:19 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah loving that song already and judging from the new material so far there is indeed is slightly muscular edge to their sound that is quite new. Can't wait

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:17 (five months ago) Permalink

Excited for this album. These tracks rule.

yesca, Friday, 31 March 2017 05:11 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mT_zipAHY

van smack, Sunday, 2 April 2017 23:42 (five months ago) Permalink

wow, they sound fantastic... maybe I need to fly up to Chicago for their show.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 3 April 2017 02:23 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, I don't really like Sugar Pill all that much. I kinda agree with Pygmalion comparisons but it's also a lot warmer, even poppier which is not a bad thing in itself but overall it sounds really generic, while Pygmalion had some sort of cold vibe which made it really interesting. I wish them all the best, MBV proved that you can come back really strong as a shoegaze band even though this genre is kind of intrinsically nostalgic, that's all fine if they want to evolve their sound, it's just not that great to me.

piramjida, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 11:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't know if the genre is 'intrinsically nostalgic,' or if it is, you might as well say that about a lot of music in general, whether it's rock or something else. In that there was often a perceived built in sense of retreat/reflection, that's one thing, but when you've got something like three generations of musicians now doing something with the form one way or another, is it nostalgia or extension? (Certainly, as with so much else, a lot of newer stuff simply recreates rather than fuses and inspires in new directions, but again, why hold them to particular account?)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 13:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I think I'd be down on a band for skewing towards relatively more generic composition but these new songs are hitting me so directly I can't really step back and nitpick.

Evan, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 13:26 (five months ago) Permalink

I think "Sugar for the Pill" works in spite of its straightforward composition. The chorus has a haunting touch that hooked me on the first listen and keeps me relistening, but

it's practically Coldplay

is otm

Vinnie, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 16:44 (five months ago) Permalink

that's your fault for listening to Coldplay, isn't it

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 17:14 (five months ago) Permalink

always with the victim blaming around here

Vinnie, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't know if the genre is 'intrinsically nostalgic,' or if it is, you might as well say that about a lot of music in general, whether it's rock or something else. In that there was often a perceived built in sense of retreat/reflection, that's one thing, but when you've got something like three generations of musicians now doing something with the form one way or another, is it nostalgia or extension? (Certainly, as with so much else, a lot of newer stuff simply recreates rather than fuses and inspires in new directions, but again, why hold them to particular account?)

Well, obviously you can feel nostalgic about any genre, but when it comes down to shoegaze I feel like some sense of nostalgia, longing, feeling of being young has been present throughout many of those shoegaze classics. I feel like that might be partly why Halstead is so surprised that young people are still listening to Slowdive - it probably felt to him like his music was capturing this youthful, exuberant emotions that by now are long gone, but then he found out that there is a new generation that is able to connect with this feeling. And I mean, yeah, you still have shoegaze bands putting out their music but at least when I think of shoegaze it's mainly those glimpses of great bands like MBV, Ride or Slowdive during early '90s that nobody really came close to ever after.

piramjida, Wednesday, 5 April 2017 17:41 (five months ago) Permalink

I think the first Mojave 3 album is the best one. Very very gentle and the closing track is very Slowdive.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 10 April 2017 22:20 (five months ago) Permalink

"Sugar For The Pill" sounds like it could have come from the Black Hearted Brother album, which I really liked

'Out of Tune' by Mojave 3 has ended up being one of my most loved albums. 'Excuses For Travellers' is also very good and the others have their moments.

The early Mojave 3 demos, that made up part of the first album were originally sent out under the Slowdive name. I was surprised to read that the first M3 album was released within 10 months of 'Pygmalion', it came together that quickly.

Would love a new Mojave 3 record one day, however I am looking forward to Slowdive too.

michaellambert, Monday, 10 April 2017 22:26 (five months ago) Permalink

xp i agree, it has a very different feel from the others. it's like slowcore. very atmospheric, great lead guitar tones

a but (brimstead), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 01:08 (five months ago) Permalink

The early Mojave 3 demos, that made up part of the first album were originally sent out under the Slowdive name. I was surprised to read that the first M3 album was released within 10 months of 'Pygmalion', it came together that quickly.

wow i didn't know this! will definitely have to dig into to m3

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Sugar is something very special
And fuck the Coldplay comment because SD are 20 years older than them and experience counts for something

calstars, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:52 (five months ago) Permalink

the first four mojave 3 albums are all great, I didn't care for the last one

akm, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 03:31 (five months ago) Permalink

he calibrates his hot takes with his devotion to Radiohead

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Good comeback album, but not as GREAT as Portishead's comeback.

I agree with this sentiment. I think it was because Portishead evolved their style so much that it felt like a true followup and not a nostalgic look back to what once was. Really exciting record and they had a great live show to go with it, too. While this Slowdive album is certainly a progression, there's also a ton of nostalgia.

I guess Portishead are one and done with their comeback at this point. It's been what... nearly a decade since Third? Hope Slowdive has a few more in them.

octobeard, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:07 (four months ago) Permalink

Right. The problem is everyone else.

What's the phrase about how the truly insane people are that way because they have no grasp on how abnormal their own behavior is?

Austin, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:08 (four months ago) Permalink

xpost, obviously.

Austin, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Be on the lookout for "30th June", a 7.5 minute JP bonus track.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:30 (four months ago) Permalink

I guess Portishead are one and done with their comeback at this point. It's been what... nearly a decade since Third?

As part of a separate story I was interviewing Adrian Utley last week -- at the end of it I happily confessed to being a fan and said I was looking forward to whatever was next, but I didn't press him on it. Whatever happens does.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:50 (four months ago) Permalink

It's already nine years since Third? It feels like yesterday. When almost ten years seem like a year or so you are old, aren't you? From Dummy to Third felt like an eternity. And it was only 14 years?

Alex in Spree-Athen (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:56 (four months ago) Permalink

but he's done the research

ROCK N' ROLL BABY

http://www.theonion.com/article/history-of-rock-written-by-the-losers-736

yesca, Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:14 (four months ago) Permalink

"Everyone Knows" is bliss distilled into aural form

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:28 (four months ago) Permalink

"Third" was also great because it included one of their best tracks "The Rip"

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:29 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZiBd1iGC3o

the japanese bonus track has shown up. it's great and i wish it would have been on the album proper

ufo, Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:46 (four months ago) Permalink

It would have been funny if he's sung "thinkin' 'bout Slowdive" at the end of Falling Ashes over and over instead

erry red flag (f. hazel), Saturday, 13 May 2017 03:54 (four months ago) Permalink

he'd

erry red flag (f. hazel), Saturday, 13 May 2017 03:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Finally getting around to hearing this and very much enjoying it. Very good record.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:51 (four months ago) Permalink

The thing I keep hearing on the radio reminds me of China crisis.

koogs, Saturday, 13 May 2017 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink

Does anyone else think Neil sounds like Feargal Sharkey on Slomo?

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 15 May 2017 19:49 (four months ago) Permalink

"star roving" kinda reminds me of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQar3ayLaP4

(a compliment)

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 15 May 2017 21:26 (four months ago) Permalink

^ The best thing Coldplay ever did.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:20 (four months ago) Permalink

agreed!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 15 May 2017 23:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I've actually lost count of the amount of times I've listened to 'Star Roving' since Saturday.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:33 (four months ago) Permalink

having already played Star Roving and Sugar for the Pill a zillion times before the album came out, I'm now focusing on Slomo and Go Get It.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 04:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Suger for the Pill reminds me of John Maus.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:57 (four months ago) Permalink

When the drums come in during the intro on "Slomo" I'm reminded of "The Streets of Philadelphia".

willem, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:24 (four months ago) Permalink

The hidden track "Chinese Sleep Chant" was described as "a self-conscious parody of shoegaze" with My Bloody Valentine influences. Critics also noted the "wall of sound, heavily processed guitar-swirl and falsetto vocals through reverb."[4][5]

heaven parker (anagram), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:39 (four months ago) Permalink

There's more shoegaze DNA in Coldplay than a lot of people would be comfortable admitting - I don't really remember anyone doing that chung-chung-chung straight strummed eight-notes in rock music before shoegaze. And while the differences don't need to be outlined, it does feel like early Coldplay took that blueprint - the lack of rhythmic interest, the aching-but-vague melancholy, and stripped out all the difficult or diffuse bits, simplified the textures and made it anthemic.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:08 (four months ago) Permalink

OTM

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:43 (four months ago) Permalink

I've mentioned it awhile back but Star Roving sounds a lot like a sped up version of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R5icZgqZ4s

Evan, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:29 (four months ago) Permalink

I barely remember that song, sounds way better than I thought, I wasn't into that album much. Neil Halstead said he liked Serena Maneesh when that album came out.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:26 (four months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Album of the Year, so far. i can't stop playing this thing. it's funny as i have seen Slowdive/Mojave 3 around 15 times and know they are one of my very favorite bands. did not think they would have an album this good after all this time, what 22 years? the new Jesus and Mary Chain is not even close to this album.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:05 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Slowdive tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow for Los Angeles at the Wiltern. officially go on-sale on Friday.

getting tickets tomorrow, it will be like my 16 time seeing either Slowdiver or Mojave 3. i can't tell you how excited i am about this show!

Bee OK, Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

los angeles and joshua tree shows added to us tour!

Very happy to announce two new dates for our North American Fall tour! We will be playing LA @ The Wiltern and Joshua Tree @ Pappy & Harriet’s in October!

Tickets for LA and Joshua Tree go on sale Friday 28th July at 10am

All other remaining tickets are available now. Ticket links in the sidebar ->

Mon. Oct. 23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
Wed. Oct. 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune *SOLD OUT*
Thu. Oct. 26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Sun. Oct. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *NEW DATE*
Mon. Oct. 30 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s * NEW DATE*
Wed. Nov. 1 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden
Fri. Nov. 3 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Sat. Nov. 4 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
Sun. Nov. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Tue. Nov. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Wed. Nov. 8 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Thu. Nov. 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Fri. Nov. 10 – Toronto, ON @ CANADA @ Massey Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 – New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 12 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
Tue. Nov. 14 – Boston,MA @ Paradise
Wed. Nov. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Nov. 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
Fri. Nov. 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Bee OK, Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Thank you for the reminder, got my Oakland ticket. Will be the first time seeing them since the reunion was announced -- had been waiting on them to do new material first.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:09 (one month ago) Permalink

agh gotta get my oakland ticket as well!!

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Getting Wiltern tickets too. Probably Pappy & Harriets too since the show is on my birthday but holy hell there were a lot of boring adult hipsters out there last time.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm still bemused a bit that a band I last saw at a small show at Cal State Fullerton's pub will be at a rather larger venue.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 July 2017 03:28 (one month ago) Permalink

got oakland tix as well... thanks for the reminder

that's not my post, Thursday, 27 July 2017 04:58 (one month ago) Permalink

They were great at Roskilde earlier this month. Enjoy!

Frederik B, Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:05 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm still bemused a bit that a band I last saw at a small show at Cal State Fullerton's pub will be at a rather larger venue.

Ha! I was at that show too.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 27 July 2017 17:34 (one month ago) Permalink

I figured! The three times I saw them back then would have been opening for Ride mid-92 (this was after they had first cancelled opening for Blur in 91, then the falling through of the joint tour with Cranes earlier in 92), then opening for Catherine Wheel mid-93 and finally said Fullerton show. Great each time, it must be said.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 27 July 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

First time for me since LA show at the Roxy in 93!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 28 July 2017 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i just bought six tix to the Wiltern, happy!

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:48 (one month ago) Permalink

baaderonixx i was also at that show. they are so, so good live. it was the drummer that made Slowdive special live. i hope it is the same guy this time around?

Bee OK, Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:52 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm still bemused a bit that a band I last saw at a small show at Cal State Fullerton's pub will be at a rather larger venue.

Ha! I was at that show too.

lol i think i was too

anyways i'm obsessed with Don't Know Why atm

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 16:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think the drummer is really creative with the way his part supplements the shift in feeling without changing too much about his approach. Namely his snare is really nervous and antsy as the song builds towards a release, and when that happens it retains a similar shuffle but feels more triumphant in the same way the rest of the instrumentation loosens up as well at that moment. Like the feeling of rushing towards the end of the tunnel and then suddenly hitting the sunlight.

Evan, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Finally heard this album, it's quite lovely. "Slomo" is one of their best ever tracks I think, it has such a restless, haunting air to it. I could listen to it for a long long time

Vinnie, Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I haven't listened to this album for ages... gonna have to sort that today!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll be at that Wiltern show too.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw them live recently. One of the best shows i've seen. Fantastic.

nostormo, Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:40 (one week ago) Permalink


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