Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay are LUMP

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this was top 3 in one of the eoy lists, first single is great let's all enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MTyqoigiso

think I enjoy it more than Marling's solo stuff

niels, Friday, 23 November 2018 11:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I discovered this through the Rough Trade list taht was linked to from the list here. I thought it was quite good when I listened to it on spotify. Think I might need a physical copy.

Stevolende, Friday, 23 November 2018 11:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lump, really going for that "we put out one CD on DCG in 98 that went right to the cutout bin" band name

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 November 2018 12:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah not a good band name

guess it refers to the, kind of cool, mascot seen in the vid

niels, Friday, 23 November 2018 12:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Song is good! Just get so aggravated even bands do that, they won't ever be that successful because of that stupid name

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 November 2018 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they had to name themselves after their second-favourite presidents of the united states of america song cuz 'peaches' was already taken

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 November 2018 16:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it is very good, but the name admittedly does it zero favors. (plus it probably gets lost since it's not really like the boygenius category of folk that gets most of the allotted folk coverage these days)

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:45 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah this is great! the name is not even regular bad it's almost like...self-sabotage or something

marling seems to be one of those artists that is *close* to fitting in but gets stuck between two worlds, like she was adjacent the volkswagon commercial folk revival, mumford etc, but was way too good to fit in with that but somehow is perceived as too square for the boygenius/big thief zone as you said

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

and she's not hippie/druggy enough to fit into the whole aquarium drunkard/post fahey zone

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't even know that it's too "square" -- too standoffish, maybe, and too traditionalist.

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:53 (one week ago) Permalink

from what I gather of people who really like julien baker, lucy dacus, etc. it's about the lyrics being intimate, whereas a lot of laura marling's songs actively antagonize and/or push away the listener. they're spikier in concept, if not necessarily in sound

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't even know that it's too "square" -- too standoffish, maybe, and too traditionalist.

― aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Friday, November 30, 2018 9:53 AM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i guess traditionalist is a better way of saying it

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah to me her music feels closer to Nick Cave than to boygenius

President Keyes, Friday, 30 November 2018 15:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I said this on another thread, but this is her stab at a Hannah Peel vibe (and in fact features Peel on Trombone). It's a bit low key, but I really like that she keeps testing out new directions.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm glad ILM is starting to check this out, it felt very overlooked for a while.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

that video looked very expensive. how can they afford it?

it's a great song. everyone otm about the name. i'm almost angry about it.

brokenshire (jed_), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I think when your last album was entitled 'Semper Femina' and full of allusions to 19th century painting and poetry then calling your next project 'LUMP' is a statement of sorts.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:48 (one week ago) Permalink

There was already a Minutemen-inspired New Orleans band called Lump back in the 90s.

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

Drunk Charles Nelson Reily violating Paul Lynn at a toga party (Dan Peterson), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:55 (one week ago) Permalink

from what I gather of people who really like julien baker, lucy dacus, etc. it's about the lyrics being intimate, whereas a lot of laura marling's songs actively antagonize and/or push away the listener.

this makes me way more interested in her music than hearing that someone's lyrics or songs are very intimate. i don't think women are generally rewarded in making music unless they offer up their most personal feelings on a song platter, and the idea that she is holding back -- witholding, even -- makes me way more interested in what she has to say.

i like the stupid band name too. it's confounding and defies expectations. maybe that winds up being infuriating for some people but not for me :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:08 (one week ago) Permalink

It just bums me out because it's sort of barrier to it doing as well as it could, it really sucks when you're saddled with a bad name

signed,
Former bassist, Unbelievable Jolly Machine

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:22 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe the barrier is intentional! didn't get in the way of bill orcutt's musical trajectory as far as i can tell.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I think you are probably right, LL.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 30 November 2018 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

this record is so well recorded, just sounds great, nice space, such clarity in the mix

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 30 November 2018 20:04 (one week ago) Permalink

^^yup, production is a treat, kinda danger mousy but still has teeth

niels, Saturday, 1 December 2018 09:54 (one week ago) Permalink


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