Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

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New album out today.

https://static.stereogum.com/uploads/2020/07/188287-1595865238-640x640.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNt8aMNbvY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A17xOusHXIQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE7vLPSfw6Q

I was planning to give it a first listen on vinyl but my pre-order hasn't arrived yet, so I might cave in and just use Spotify tonight.

Has anyone heard it? Thoughts, opinions?

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Friday, 31 July 2020 09:27 (one week ago) link

Its good, dark and broody altough not as immediate as the last one. "a lucid dream" was a standout

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Friday, 31 July 2020 12:27 (one week ago) link

It seems inevitable that bands I get into because of their big exuberant debut go on to record a muted, introspective follow up, and then I have to rationalize why I actually like the new direction better.

We'll give it a few days to see how well that sticks in this case. But my gut says that Dogrel will still come out ahead.

enochroot, Friday, 31 July 2020 13:12 (one week ago) link

I guess theres always that worry for new bands that they don't make a carbon copy of the debut

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:50 (one week ago) link

difficult second album syndrome never goes away it seems

I never checked the first album out for some reason (their name irks me, irrationally) but I'll give this a listen at some point

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:53 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure if their name is a homage to this Irish anarcho-punk band or not

http://www.berubecommunications.com/artist_archive/striknein.html

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Friday, 31 July 2020 13:59 (one week ago) link


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