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one month passes...

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:59 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

I like that! Stoked for the new album, they're really treating us this year.

― Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:34 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

that's wonderful

― ufo, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:16 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Sounds like the new one will be a lot closer to the sound of Masterpiece, which I’m happy about. Glad they aren’t leaving the rock sound behind.

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:22 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Revisiting Masterpiece and Capacity, which didn't really grab me the first time. Enjoying them better this time. Maybe the 2 new tracks have helped me appreciate their rock tunes more. Still, I prefer the pure weird folk of U.F.O.F., and hope that direction isn't just a one-off.

― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:37 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

I get the feeling they're just getting warmed up

― frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:45 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah, I'm glad this new song is more single-y sounding. I hope they keep doing both the poppier stuff and the more abstract stuff.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:09 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

Sadly, the singles (and Shoulders) are the best songs on this album. The rest are just ok i guess. Nothing special, much less rock-y as anticipated by many including myself.

― nostormo, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:06 AM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

i'm not sure it's quite as special as UFOF and "Not" is the clear standout but i'm still enjoying it a fair bit

― ufo, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:28 AM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

y’all made me think it was friday

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:52 AM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

it's out there if you look for it

― ufo, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:53 AM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

just heard Not, much prefer the first half to the wig-out (surprisingly?)

― imago, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:19 AM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

another amazing record imo

― american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, October 11, 2019 8:34 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It's possible it took the last two albums to prepare me for this one, but this is their masterpiece.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, October 11, 2019 8:40 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I get the feeling they're just getting warmed up

― frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 3 October 2019 13:45 (one week ago) link

Lenker is only like 28 years old -- I feel like her best could very much still be yet to come.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, October 11, 2019 8:42 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

that said I just xp'd alfred and haven't listened to the one that dropped yet

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, October 11, 2019 8:42 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Just bought the new one and am on the last song. It's great. Not is their best song.

― kornrulez6969, Friday, October 11, 2019 9:36 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Just bought it too, along with Richard Dawson (it's a good day for folk-rock!). Anyway, it's jaw dropping so far

― frame casual (dog latin), Friday, October 11, 2019 1:13 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Does Lenker play lead?

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, October 11, 2019 1:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

no one told me there's a white guy with cornrows in this band

― na (NA), Friday, October 11, 2019 1:19 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

would you like to walk some posts back

― j., Friday, October 11, 2019 1:21 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Heard “Not” when they released it last month and liked it a lot then, but it is on fire in the context of the record.

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, October 11, 2019 1:51 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Does Lenker play lead?

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, October 11, 2019 1:14 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

I feel like I have seen videos where she does leads -- I think the really noisy/out ones are hers, not sure about others.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, October 11, 2019 2:23 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I just figured something out that was bugging me... so obv very different bands, but the repetitive drum beat/bass cadence of "Not" is TOTALLY Lungfish

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, October 11, 2019 2:44 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

this album is fantastic.

picked up the "desert peach" colored vinyl and it sounds great.

― omar little, Friday, October 11, 2019 2:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Heard “Not” when they released it last month and liked it a lot then, but it is on fire in the context of the record.

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, October 11, 2019

otm, a stunner now

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, October 11, 2019 3:04 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

picked up the "desert peach" colored vinyl and it sounds great.
― omar little, Friday, 11 October 2019 20:59 (fourteen minutes ago)

Me too from Norman Records

― Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, October 11, 2019 3:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Ugh I’ve listened to this album three times today. The only disappointing thing is that now UFOF isn’t my favorite album of the year.

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, October 11, 2019 4:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Hyperbolic day-of-release praise CHECK

― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, October 11, 2019 5:00 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

new thread?

― sleeve, Friday, October 11, 2019 5:05 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

great performance

― ufo, Friday, October 11, 2019 5:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I still prefer U.F.O.F., but this new one is great

― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, October 11, 2019 6:42 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I listened to this once through on the way home. It’s incredibly rich and dense and almost overwhelming at first but I immediately wanted to listen to it again and will tonight. The real jaw dropping moment for me was the end of Not follows by Wolf. I actually cried a bit.

I love the sound of the record. It’s very in the room with the band, but with a touch of hyper realty. I almost felt like they were right in front of me, which is an odd sensation while driving a car.

― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, October 11, 2019 8:04 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 13 October 2019 02:45 (one month ago) link

I really like Forgotten Eyes, but I was trying to work out what it reminded me of...

It was Teenage Dirtbag

frame casual (dog latin), Sunday, 13 October 2019 09:52 (one month ago) link

lol i can't unhear that now

ufo, Sunday, 13 October 2019 09:56 (one month ago) link

on the plus side, some really interesting chord sequences on this album.. Love the ambivalent sound of Those Girls and how it the verses resolve in this strange way before starting again, like a spider weaving a delicate web

frame casual (dog latin), Sunday, 13 October 2019 10:07 (one month ago) link

It's funny because I had a similar reaction and the two songs I came up with were Bones by Radiohead and She Don't Use Jelly by Flaming Lips. It def has a bit of a late 90s 120 minutes pastiche thing going in, but not in a bad way.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 13 October 2019 13:23 (one month ago) link

What I love the most about this record (other than just how great Lenker's songwriting always is) is how much it does with just the sound and vibe of the band playing together in a room. The record is probably the most sonically consistent and most reliant on live room sound so far and it does so much with just that. Just the incredible sonic presence of the band itself and the way the instruments meld like different metals into an alloy.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 13 October 2019 13:34 (one month ago) link

I don't think I'll ever accustom myself to her voice, sadly.

pomenitul, Monday, 14 October 2019 08:56 (one month ago) link

It's taken a couple years but I finally did.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 October 2019 10:37 (one month ago) link

I love the way it breaks up at the end of the last verse of Not. Very sincere and exposed.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 14:40 (one month ago) link

... idk if i like this better than ufof and i don't know if i'll ever be able to know that, but it is the exact album i've been wanting them to make since masterpiece

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:32 (one month ago) link

It kind of feels like a synthesis of their approaches on Capacity and UFOF

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:34 (one month ago) link

Part of me kind of wishes the album just ended after Wolf. Cut Your Hair is v good though.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:35 (one month ago) link

"the toy" is so perfect

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link

*cut my hair

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:36 (one month ago) link

"replaced" is very red house painters

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:38 (one month ago) link

... idk if i like this better than ufof

― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, October 14, 2019 8:32 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

never mind! this is their best record

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:50 (one month ago) link

I'm willing to concede that "Not" is their best song, possibly the best track of the year from anyone.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:52 (one month ago) link

i'm personally addicted to the extremely organic and fluid way this band plays together

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:55 (one month ago) link

I wanna say it's their Amnesiac to their Kid A maybe..

frame casual (dog latin), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:57 (one month ago) link

Really love their bass player

Heez, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:11 (one month ago) link

i'm personally addicted to the extremely organic and fluid way this band plays together

― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, October 14, 2019 12:55 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

very much so, it's quite intoxicating. refreshingly, they don't really sound exactly like anything else, but there's something in their kind of swirling, mystical alchemy that reminds me of people like Van Morrison and R.E.M.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 14 October 2019 17:18 (one month ago) link

i still get some Neil Young w/Crazy Horse once in awhile. on the more heavy songs, obv.

i hope they continue to remain vv prolific.

omar little, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:53 (one month ago) link

Teenage Dirtbag, Bones, She Don't Use Jelly... All otm!

Finding it impossible to see 'Two Hands' as anything other than a companion piece to UFOF. The former feels more... major key, a tad more 'optimistic' and relatively care free than UFOF? UFOF is like this warm cocoon to crawl into, in the small hours, feeling very small. A shelter. 'Two Hands' feel more open, taking on the world more in defiance. I will need both records equally along the way, I know that much.

'Not' is, of course, a magnificent piece of art.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

this album is so good. love 'the toy' and 'replaced'

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 14 October 2019 18:11 (one month ago) link

i'm personally addicted to the extremely organic and fluid way this band plays together

― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, October 14, 2019 12:55 PM (twenty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeah this. Even the way Adrienne and Buck play together -- I suspected the lead on Not was Adrienne, and based on the late show performance it is, but Buck is actually playing a kind of accompanying lead part rather than just chords and they really just blend together -- it reminds me a little of how Ian and Guy from Fugazi play together.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 18:18 (one month ago) link

i was intrigued by 'century' and checked out this record.. man the band sounds great and the way the songs move around feels very distinctive but the singer really is a lot. she has a nice voice when she's singing low + controlled; mostly she isn't doing that, and it's awkward. reminds me of coco rosie at their worst in a lot of places. i dunno, maybe will grow on me like they seem to have for a lot of you.

lumen (esby), Monday, 14 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

Really love their bass player

― Heez, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:11 (three hours ago) link

This record also was the first time I noticed just how good their bass player is, but I also think that his ability to not stick out except at just the right moments is part of what makes him good.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 14 October 2019 20:42 (one month ago) link

Re: that CONTROVERSIAL Big Thief tweet, this is correct. Like 'em well enough but if I've learned anything from the '10s lists and really 20 years of paying attention to this, the tasteful indie-rock faves of the day are never safe from the next wave of critics. pic.twitter.com/fGnhgi824c

— Ian Cohen (@en_cohen) October 15, 2019

yes definite vibe of this off this band and all the critic friends who are swoony over them

j., Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:34 (one month ago) link

Backlash cycles grow shorter and shorter

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:40 (one month ago) link

i had to research what the controversial big thief tweet was and i would like those three minutes of my life back thanks

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:40 (one month ago) link

I feel this more about Angel Olsen than Big Thief.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:42 (one month ago) link

not sure i'd blame the collapse of the music media landscape on this phenomena which was observable at least ten years ago, and the fact that a nyt editor is pushing back against the deluge of love for big thief means the space for backlash isn't lost

also imo there is nothing "emperor's new clothes" about this band unless you just hear them as undistinguished folk rock, fleet foxes 2.0. which would be v superficial listening. which critics aren't immune from

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:45 (one month ago) link

I'm not against the argument that something better may be out there, but if so, let's see it.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:47 (one month ago) link

it's a very big leap to go from 'i don't like this hyped artist' to 'everyone who likes this artist is faking it for clout.' it reminds me of a (much less malicious) version of right-wingers calling liberals/leftists 'virtue-signalers'

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:51 (one month ago) link

i don't begrudge the fact that 20,000 people pay to see billy joel at msg every month.

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

The Neil Young/Crazy Horse vibes are what take them to the next level for me, way above Fleet Foxes et al. I can't bring myself to stomach her voice, though – it's instinctive, and it's a damn shame.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:52 (one month ago) link

agreed that it's a shame

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:53 (one month ago) link

'everyone who likes this artist is faking it for clout' is basically chris ott's classic indie rock conspiracy isn't it lmao

ufo, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:55 (one month ago) link

Might have to do with the voice as presumed seat of subjectivity and how it needs to partially mirror your own sense of self or whatever. Something about Lenker's vocals registers as inauthentic or false to my ears and no amount of discourse or autosuggestion can change that (well, for now). Everything else about them is wonderful.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:57 (one month ago) link

but where is the 'hype' here? they've just grown steadily and got better over a number of years by... making consistent records and being a good live band over 5 years. its not like the attention is sudden or some sort of cooked up PR hype here... the PR isn't making the band - the band being good is what makes the PR job easy?

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:57 (one month ago) link

journos shouting hype almost always translates to them being late to the party, and being convinced that if a band could get attention without them noticing, they must have been bamboozled by nefarious means

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 14:58 (one month ago) link

i made a thread for masterpiece bc i heard the title track and "real love" and thought they were pretty tight and also at the time they were on saddle creek, who put out hop along's painted shut the year before. both bands felt special in a similar way. i'm def an unwitting victim of the pr machine

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:01 (one month ago) link

I have lectured my charges over the years endlessly about the difference between "not liking something" and "something not being good" and I argue this band is not good. People love what they love. I'm just making a critical statement and a social observation.

— cganz (@mehpatrol) October 15, 2019

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:02 (one month ago) link

I feel this more about Angel Olsen than Big Thief.

Agreed. I only listened to the new album once but it was a slog, particularly towards the end.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:03 (one month ago) link

Reads like trolling tbh.

xp

pomenitul, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:04 (one month ago) link

Agreed. I only listened to the new album once but it was a slog, particularly towards the end.

― kornrulez6969, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:03 AM (forty-five seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

"I only listened to the new album once"

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:04 (one month ago) link

journos shouting hype almost always translates to them being late to the party,

OTM

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:05 (one month ago) link

When I ask if she will actually take a day job sometime soon, she responds instantly: “Yeah, probably. I’m not afraid to slow down.” The only thing that matters to her is longevity, flame-keeping. “I’m not afraid of needing to work at a diner. I know I can be happy doing that. I was just as happy living out of a busted RV, burning CDs and selling them, and playing shows for no one. I was happy doing that; it felt right.”

Yes, this definitely sounds like someone who is thirsting to be the new indie-rock queen. Nobody's saying you HAVE to like this band but the guy who tweeted out the original thing about "emperor's new clothes" just seems really small, not to mention a total jag.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:05 (one month ago) link

pretty sure it's a lady, but otherwise yeah

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:09 (one month ago) link

caryn is a woman yes

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

Last few times I've listened to this, I kept thinking - "I'll bet these guys were big fans of Wheat's '99 'Hope and Adams' record.'

BlackIronPrison, Sunday, 20 October 2019 17:06 (one month ago) link

yeah i mean come on, they start off the whole conversation by saying that ganz has a private twitter, which she does not.

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Sunday, 20 October 2019 17:09 (one month ago) link

I checked this out with a chip on my shoulder -- "how good can it be, this album I keep hearing about, I don't really listen to indie rock much, I'm not going to like this but I guess I should find out what it sounds like." fucking blown away. I listened to the one from earlier this year, too, and it was good, but this album has a very locked-in musicians-listening-to-one-another feel that just astonished me. what outstanding music.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:10 (four weeks ago) link

<3

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 23:42 (four weeks ago) link

"Orange" from UFOF is the one that devastates me.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 23:44 (four weeks ago) link

This one's recorded pretty much live in a dusty room in a desert or something, isn't it? I think that's a BIG contributing factor to the locked-in musicianliness of it.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 08:48 (four weeks ago) link

i listened to the album twice today and guess what? i really liked it, i got over her voice or maybe better into her voice. except one song which destroys the flow and which i have to skip as it is just too much pastiche, too obvious. it's "not" which almost made me not listen to the rest of the album as i didn't like it from the beginning on and couldn't join into everybody's hooray. it definitely deserves it's name.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 20:06 (four weeks ago) link

"Orange" from UFOF is the one that devastates me.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 23:44 (yesterday) link

Have you listened to her pre-BT solo stuff at all? Because Orange reminds me of some of it.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 20:19 (four weeks ago) link

wayne and garth in mainhatten

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:08 (four weeks ago) link

the album lives up to the name Two Hands because that's what i used to cover my ears

omar little, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:19 (four weeks ago) link

I don't understand how a listener could really like most of this album, but strongly dislike "Not."

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 21:46 (four weeks ago) link

even the second part of "not" with the guitar jam is really boring and conventional. in parts it reminds me of the endless guitar noodling of 70s prog rock. corny and asking for a punk rock answer.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:04 (four weeks ago) link

no

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:10 (four weeks ago) link

alex, dude - it sounds like Greg Ginn playing with the Voidoids

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:27 (four weeks ago) link

which prog rock bands specifically does it remind you of

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 22:28 (four weeks ago) link

big thief.

case. closed.

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:25 (four weeks ago) link

to be fair, Not is kind of a pale imitation of The Gates of Delirium.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:29 (four weeks ago) link

I'm going to keep saying it sounds like Silkworm because only like 5000 ppl like Silkworm and we are super nerds, also it's true

I don't get the prog thing at all

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:55 (four weeks ago) link

jk actually Big Thief sounds like National Health meets Porcupine Tree

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 23:57 (four weeks ago) link

having spent some more time with it over the past week i definitely hear the 'worm in this record

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:07 (three weeks ago) link

I bought the CD to-day

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 03:39 (three weeks ago) link

oh boy

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:07 (three weeks ago) link

5,000 RPM inside the player

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:26 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah man, it really spins good in there

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:28 (three weeks ago) link

anyone have the vinyl?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:30 (three weeks ago) link

finally got around to listening to this. Some amazing song writing as to be expected but the sound blows me away here. not sure where i place it in their catalog yet after only my first listen .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:07 (three weeks ago) link

haven't caught up on the last 2 albums yet but just wanna point out that the status quo indie rock 'one thread per album' model is a terrible way to organize online discussion on this plain text message board

flopson, Thursday, 24 October 2019 23:51 (three weeks ago) link

I think this is really a remarkable album... It just holds you in the palm of its hand. There’s something almost “outsider”-y about it, as if they’re roughly transmutating esoteric sources of inspiration into the earthy language of rock and roll (and, I guess, “folk”).

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 25 October 2019 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

I've got the vinyl with 'desert peach` colouring. pretty much every new record I buy these days is a special colour

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 25 October 2019 12:10 (three weeks ago) link

decent pressing?get so wary of new indie vinyl

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 October 2019 14:32 (three weeks ago) link

I got the regular black vinyl, just as I did with UFOF, they sound very decent (i.e. good) to me

willem, Friday, 25 October 2019 14:55 (three weeks ago) link

anyone have the vinyl?

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap

Yeah, I got the peach colored version and it's terrible quality. The second side in particular is so bad due to it being off centre. I had to return it and I'm not sure if I'm going to try it again or just get the CD.

kitchen person, Friday, 25 October 2019 15:09 (three weeks ago) link

ah thanks, that's what I worried when I saw the peach whatever bullshit

CD it is

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 October 2019 15:31 (three weeks ago) link

Looking on Discogs, it looks like some people have had the same issue as me but some have got lucky and say it's fine. I'll probably just go for the CD as it gets a bit tiring and takes the fun out of it trying to find good copies sometimes. I had to buy and return four different versions of the last Japanese Breakfast album before I got one that played perfectly.

kitchen person, Friday, 25 October 2019 15:36 (three weeks ago) link

I didn't notice anything wrong with mine, but then I have wonky hearing anyway

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 25 October 2019 15:38 (three weeks ago) link

My peach colored LP sounds good

omar little, Friday, 25 October 2019 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

The title track is fuckin bliss

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 25 October 2019 16:31 (three weeks ago) link

^^^ it's great, isn't it? i like what the guitar does and i love those weird, scratchy,dissonant noises at 1:20. is that a violin they are massacring there? it comes back near the end. the next song "those girls" is beautiful as well especially the transition and the sudden end and the long pause after which is like a big huge fullstop.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 25 October 2019 16:51 (three weeks ago) link

Just listened to both 2019 albums back to back, now that I’ve had some time with both. They are both among my favorite albums released this year but Two Hands now feels for sure the superior of the two. It has a little more variety, highs and lows.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 25 October 2019 17:00 (three weeks ago) link

i love those weird, scratchy,dissonant noises at 1:20. is that a violin they are massacring there? it comes back near the end.

got it wrong as i was listening on my cell phone. at 1:20 it's a flute making those shrill sounds.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 25 October 2019 19:10 (three weeks ago) link

This band should make a play for the “I’ve Got My Own Album to Do” thread, by naming their next one Big Thief Energy

dracula et son fils (morrisp), Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

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dracula et son fils (morrisp), Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

*hits that like button*

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:50 (two weeks ago) link

Cover: Shot from below, all members of band with obviously massively stuffed pants, Adrianne's pants are the most-stuffed

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

surprised by people's love for the opening track. does very little for me other than work as a lead-in

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

I think it's very effective, both musically & lyrically (and obv. it pulls you immediately into the world of the album). Love the final verse, and the way the song ends after a simple musical phrase, when it could have kept going.

dracula et son fils (morrisp), Thursday, 31 October 2019 17:41 (two weeks ago) link

Saw them last night, they were pretty solid. The Two Hands songs worked particularly well, building up track by track to a real rock spectacle. I was a little surprised that U.F.O.F. felt fairly unrepresented, but I suppose the folksier songs might not carry as well in such a big venue.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

good to hear ! i'll be seeing them saturday

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:51 (one week ago) link

she flubbed the lines on a couple songs when i saw her on sunday but i assume that's the result of constantly having new lyrics popping into her head. great show otherwise

Heez, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:23 (one week ago) link


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