Recently checked out their new album Yolk In The Fur, it's a gorgeously expansive record--finds a middle ground between War on Drugs, Wilco, and Kozelek's first few Sun Kil Moon records, but manages to be a lot less portentous than any of those three. I never thought I'd need another band like this, but plaintive melodies and the massive heartland synth aesthetic won me over. Their first album is much more of a slowcore record, but those influences still seep through the lead singer's voice in the second record, even though the band's sound has moved on. Check it out.
― voodoo chili, Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link
― Ross, Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:51 (three years ago) link
these guys have the best song titles: "there is a ledger," "all some frenchman's joke," "how's the tap here," "coaches who cry"
that last one is a doozy too:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx-YQ2fBdNw
― voodoo chili, Friday, 1 March 2019 22:33 (two years ago) link
new album is very pretty, especially the stunning "track mud," but i'm sensing i'm gonna need a couple more listens for the individual songs to sink in. for now, i'm appreciating the gently-soothing early spring vibes.
― little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 March 2021 20:11 (six months ago) link
Guy I am friendly with just told me about this band today. Giving a listen now.
― What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:39 (four days ago) link
what'd you think?
― grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:36 (four days ago) link
Sorry, barely listened, need to listen some more today.
― What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:31 (four days ago) link
i feel a little bad for this guy. he's great but every review is basically "War on Drugs x Death Cab"
which is true
but it's gotta get old
― alpine static, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 22:55 (four days ago) link
Indeed. Even the guy who mentioned to me said something about War on Drugs.
― What Does Blecch Mean to Me? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:17 (three days ago) link
Getting a little granddaddy vibes from parts of thisbut not enough
― "The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 16 September 2021 13:27 (two days ago) link