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I'm a johnny-lately on these guys because I totally missed the first album, but Sex, Death & the Infinite Void is one of my very favorite albums of the year. I have gone back to the first one too, which is good. But honestly I love the goth-glam arena rock pomp of the new one. And the tunes are just killer from front to back.

On the one hand it seems sort of deeply unfashionable, which I guess makes sense given that they've all been kicking around for a while. But if there's a demand for an MCR reunion, then maybe their timing is fine.

Anyway, it's exactly the kind of glammy doomy tuneful pop-punk whatever agglomeration that is like tailor-made to hit many of my musical sweet spots. AND the new album has Patricia Morrison doing some kind of angel-demon role play with Will Gould in hilariously po-faced spoken word bits straight outta Steinman.

Good band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guIcbvCFe30

brad and I and others love these clowns

I slightly prefer the debut still but the 2nd album is growing on me. they should be 10000x bigger than they currently are

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Friday, 4 September 2020 18:37 (two months ago) link

I'd love to see them live, it seems like it would be a fun show.

I also watched an interview with Gould and Ian Miles about Miles' psychotic breakdown last year — pretty extreme stuff, but it seems like Gould and the rest of the band handled it with great care.

"napalm girls" is a great way to lead off this thread

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 4 September 2020 18:56 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5aStVfudNQ

this is my favorite song off the first record easy, wish there were more songs like this in the world

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 4 September 2020 18:57 (two months ago) link

that pop-punk shit -> powerhouse chorus

gets me every time

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 4 September 2020 18:58 (two months ago) link

Yeah it’s a winning combo. One thing I like about them is their unironic fluency in those kinds of big rock moves.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 5 September 2020 15:03 (two months ago) link

the opening lyrics to Annabelle made me lol (but in a good way!)

Annabelle
We're both going to hell
You're gonna love the clientele
Cheap rent and the climate's swell

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 6 September 2020 01:40 (two months ago) link

I also like the little girl whispering "God has left the building" on that song. They have a (very British) knack for combining archness and earnestness.

four weeks pass...

for people who missed the sound of creeper's first record, will gould has a side project for you (though I wish they hadn't named themselves the same thing as that one witch house act lol):

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

Roz, Sunday, 4 October 2020 09:54 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I also like the little girl whispering "God has left the building" on that song. They have a (very British) knack for combining archness and earnestness.

― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:45 AM (two months ago) bookmarkflaglink

that's funny because i had a thought when listening to this record just now that they feel like an emo arctic monkeys

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link


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