new album out June 27
I'm very excited for this as Superman last year was excellent and the singles released so far are all great. I don't know how they manage to be so prolific and consistent, certainly one of my favourite pop groups in the world right now.
― ufo, Sunday, 1 April 2018 14:53 (ten months ago) Permalink
album is out and dope as heck!
― Simon H., Friday, 29 June 2018 13:21 (seven months ago) Permalink
it's as great as always from them, certain to be one of my favourite releases this year. I love the more mellow direction they've gone in this time - very late summer night vibes, kinda balearic in places and ending with two gorgeous synth-drenched dream pop tracks
the latest single from it, The Bamboo Princess has a very Bjork-esque sound with its orchestration and beats and a great video too
― ufo, Friday, 29 June 2018 14:53 (seven months ago) Permalink
they released official lyric translations here & track commentary here, nice to see
and here's a live performance of The Bamboo Princess with a full orchestra, really beautiful
― ufo, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 17:34 (seven months ago) Permalink
I didn't realise we had a Wed Camp thread! Galapagos was not as immediate a listen as Superman was for me but it's still great - their sound is so varied yet so distinctively their own. "The Bamboo Princess" is so damn beautiful.
They've also done the score for the movie Neko wa Doku Mono, in which KOM_I plays a cat: https://open.spotify.com/album/6btY0OvITMAa9aV0EpfeC7?si=-JngavX4TO6eDDtQqktOeg
― Roz, Thursday, 26 July 2018 08:34 (six months ago) Permalink
― ufo, Friday, 3 August 2018 05:01 (six months ago) Permalink
― Roz, Friday, 3 August 2018 06:34 (six months ago) Permalink
As for Galapagos, having two long, slow songs at the end was a bit unexpected but "The Sand Castle" in particular is quite lovely.
― Jeff W, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:28 (six months ago) Permalink
Sounds like a great band! Can't wait to listen to all of their songs. There are 94.
The lead singer KOM_I is also on the new single by The Chvurches, "Out Of My Head" - https://youtu.be/4w9Zs_OfEgs
― sbahnhof, Saturday, 11 August 2018 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink
this band is GREAT.
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 26 October 2018 15:38 (three months ago) Permalink
best pop band in the world!!!
still love this album so much
― ufo, Friday, 26 October 2018 15:41 (three months ago) Permalink
they also have the absolute best music videos around
― ufo, Friday, 26 October 2018 15:53 (three months ago) Permalink
have they played outside of Japan + immediate neighbours?
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 26 October 2018 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink
Totally. Too lazy to look it up rn but I have converted at least three people into Wed Camp fans just by showing them the "Jeanne D'Arc" video.
xpost they played SXSW a couple of years ago!
― Roz, Friday, 26 October 2018 16:20 (three months ago) Permalink
they've been to the US a few times for SXSW and Tyler the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival (he's a big fan apparently), and played a few festivals in Europe, but that's all they've played outside of Asia i think
― ufo, Friday, 26 October 2018 16:21 (three months ago) Permalink
prolific as always, they released a new single last month that I'd missed up until now because it didn't get a video
it's more of a slow-build than they often go for but it's great once it gets going. the singer from yahyel's voice goes really well with KOM_I's too
― ufo, Sunday, 2 December 2018 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink
European dates in the spring/summer!! whoop whoop. includes Primavera Barcelona, so praying for Primavera Porto as i'll be at that one
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:50 (two months ago) Permalink