Simon Reynolds mentioned he'd played Dry Cleaning's New Long Leg more than any other recent release, figured I would check it out, am now in that giddy flush of love for anew band and a new sound. Hadn't heard them mentioned here yet. The pleasure buttons nudged by Wet Leg and LoneLady are jammed on full by these guys (and I see there was a mention on the Wet Leg thread after all).anyway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PuqlOTyJt0
― assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 6 January 2022 06:09 (five months ago) link
i think there was a fair bit of discussion in the current-ish crop of post-punk bands thread
they're decent but i think squid ended up mining somewhat similar territory much more successfully to my ears this year, just without the deadpan thing
― ufo, Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:01 (five months ago) link
I found Squid interesting but ultimately too fussy - may do that with these guys too but it’s much more electrifying at present
― assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 6 January 2022 07:37 (five months ago) link
I get Lithics and Dry Cleaning confused sometimes. (Love em both)
― papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 6 January 2022 08:21 (five months ago) link
They're very close to the only rock act I can imagine voting for in a 2021 poll. (Admittedly, I haven't searched particularly vigorously for other contenders.) Some days "Viking Hair", from a couple of years ago, is clearly the best thing I've ever heard lol.I feared early on that I was merely desperate for a Life Without Buildings substitute but they're pretty durable and the comparison now feels kinda regrettable.
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Thursday, 6 January 2022 09:14 (five months ago) link
"Scratchcard Lanyard" was first released, ahead of the album, in November 2020, but it seems to have grown in popularity over the past few months. I've been obsessed with it over the holiday period, and I nommed it for the EOY tracks poll.
― mike t-diva, Thursday, 6 January 2022 10:50 (five months ago) link
I like the album.
― So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 January 2022 11:07 (five months ago) link
“Her Hippo” made my year-end playlist, but the couple of times I listened to the whole album I wasn’t sure I needed more than the one song. Maybe I’ll try again.
― a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 6 January 2022 13:25 (five months ago) link
The album is pretty good, a grower. I found the preceding two EPs more immediately appealing especially “Sweet Princess”.
― A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 6 January 2022 14:36 (five months ago) link
I’m smiling constantly and people constantly step on me
― groovemaaan, Saturday, 5 March 2022 05:22 (three months ago) link
the last thing I looked at in this hand mirror was a human arsehole
― assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 5 March 2022 06:49 (three months ago) link
My brain started mashing up "Scratchcard Lanyard" and Sleater-Kinney's "Get Up" the other day and it was a lightbulb moment of why Dry Cleaning and Lithics are so appealing to me.
― papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 8 March 2022 23:27 (three months ago) link
new song & video
― donna rouge, Thursday, 16 June 2022 04:58 (two weeks ago) link
Nice! Good for 3 consecutive plays, even. (Brevity obviously helps on that front.)
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Thursday, 16 June 2022 07:52 (two weeks ago) link
file under 'fantastic verses, godawful chorus', what the hell is that banking-advert whistle doing here
― imago, Thursday, 16 June 2022 08:23 (two weeks ago) link
i mean thankfully 75% of the song is fantastic but that was A Decision wasn't it
― imago, Thursday, 16 June 2022 08:24 (two weeks ago) link