what is your favorite song by casiotone for the painfully alone?

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either "baby it's you" off the first record or "number ten" and "destroy the evidence" off of pocket symphonies for lonesome subway cars which came out last year but it's going up as my #1 for 2002.

gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 02:04 (eighteen years ago) link

that noise outro at the end of "number ten" is like "ave maria" to me.

gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 02:15 (eighteen years ago) link

The end of "Number Ten" is nice. I like the very first second or three of "Oh, Contessa!" because I like how it stumbles into the song, but I always misremember how the song goes once it stumbles. The song I expect is much grander and more exciting than the song that actually plays. And I like the version of "We Have Mice" that the -- well, I'm never sure if it's a kid or an adult, but that version.

I should perhaps listen to the first album again.

Chris P (Chris P), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 06:19 (eighteen years ago) link

That would have to be "...International Spy" from the first record.

Douglas, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 14:02 (eighteen years ago) link

I haven't heard enough to answer, but aren't they on the same label as the Books?

webcrack (music=crack), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 17:27 (eighteen years ago) link

At the moment it's "Toby Grace" (or whatever it's called - the song about "The World's Greatest Smiths Fan Ever") off of a recent cassingle. I consider Owen a folk treasure - albeit one armed with swap-meet keyboards instead of a guitar. I was very proud to lend him my coveted Casio SK-5 keyboard for a tour several years ago, he required it for its unique laser-gun/disco beat.

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 17:45 (eighteen years ago) link

a hotel huntingdon sign

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 18:08 (eighteen years ago) link

tough call, but definitely "baby it's you". he'll be in nyc in january - i can't wait!

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 20:54 (eighteen years ago) link

i owe shakey mo a hundred french kisses for "turning me on" to CFTPA4FR. i wonder if he'll make me a mix cassette of all his rarities? HMMMMMMMMMMM........??????


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gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 21:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Owen's a friend of my sister's, so I owe her thanks for introducing me to him -- both his albums are great (and is there a new one, anyone know?). No one favorite song, but here's my rave for Pocket Symphonies...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 21:57 (eighteen years ago) link

I'm not sure if the "rarities" I have - which consist of a couple cassingles and a now out-of-print 7" - would make a whole mix tape, (especially since Owen stuck some of said "rarities" on the Tomlab reissue of the first record) but I'd be happy to copy them for good ol' gygax! A good stocking stuffer, perhaps? E-mail me, I'm curious what yr Christmas plans are, anyway...

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 22:28 (eighteen years ago) link

Oh, and Ned as far as I know there is not a new record - but Owen almost always has some goodies available at shows, so if you get a chance to see him be sure and ask. Cassingles format = CLASSIC!

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 22:30 (eighteen years ago) link

Any particular reccomendations for someone who's never heard this guy?

slutsky, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 22:39 (eighteen years ago) link

what is your favorite song by casiotone for the painfully alone?

either "baby it's you" off the first record or "number ten" and "destroy the evidence" off of pocket symphonies for lonesome subway cars which came out last year but it's going up as my #1 for 2002.
-- gygax! (gygax0r@[...), December 11th, 2002.

gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 22:44 (eighteen years ago) link

A bit sarcastic there, Gygax...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 11 December 2002 23:20 (eighteen years ago) link

oh, that's just his way... I'd say just about anywhere is a good place to start. His catalog's fairly small at this point (two lps and a smattering of cassingles) and while everything he's put out has its high points, it's all pretty consistent. Get whatever's available... Owen's website is http://www.cassingleusa.com

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 23:36 (eighteen years ago) link

Hmm. He seems to have lost the rights to the cassingleusa.com domain name, to say the least.

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 23:39 (eighteen years ago) link

ya think?

i rattle off my three favorite songs of his (for the MP3 bounty hunter half-orc goblins) and then declare his latest record as my favorite of the past year (for the ethical consumer nice hobbits)? what more would YOU ask for?

or do you think that the question begs for more of an academic multi-paragraph B+ english-major approach:

"the pragmatic low-fidelity keyboard enthusiast in me considers the second side of his OOP seven inch on CassingleUSA records to be vastly superior to his later, more transgressive period which invokes a pinot noir-like splash of aural complexity..."

c'mon Ned, you know i'm right!!! :D

gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 23:44 (eighteen years ago) link

owen's new homepage/blog:

cftpaforever

gygax!, Wednesday, 11 December 2002 23:51 (eighteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
show review from sunday night

gygax!, Tuesday, 31 December 2002 21:12 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
NED!

could you edit this atrocious amg bio:

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is the lo-fi solo project of Portland, OR, [he started in SF, then Foster City, then Portland, then Seattle, now back in Oakland] indie-boy Owen Ashworth. His songwriting is part Bright Eyes [nononononono!!! EDIT EDIT EDIT!!!] sensitive singer/songwriter heartache balladry and Atom & His Package battery-operated antics. His weapons of choice are Casio SK-1 and his hot-rod ["hot-rodded"?] Casiotones. His lyrics are a coy-edged blend of Stephin Merritt sarcasm and the Mountain Goats earnestness.
His first recording, Answering Machine Music: A Brief Album in Twelve Parts, was released in 1999 on his own label Cassingle USA and loosely a concept album of clever musical voice mails. Some of the tracks, including "Theme From David Hanna," were first recorded into his machine.
[a horribly worded and arguably worthless sentence... maybe clarify "his answering machine"] Pocket Symphonies for Lonesome Subway Cars followed in 2001 on Tomlab and included several "real" instruments including cello and drums. [how about a "real" bio, Daphne?]
— Daphne GA Carr

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 21 February 2003 23:06 (eighteen years ago) link

I will ponder at it duly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 February 2003 23:21 (eighteen years ago) link

indeed, to be sure!

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 21 February 2003 23:22 (eighteen years ago) link

after seeing him in january, i've got a new favorite: 'calloused fingers won't make you strong, edith wong'. new record in september - i weep with joy.

lauren (laurenp), Saturday, 22 February 2003 00:35 (eighteen years ago) link

The Bright Eyes comparison in that bio is shamefully inappropriate. Owen's songs and lyrics are much more cleverly constructed and have a knowing/ironic quality that Colon O-burst doesn't even attempt to develop. Owen's lyrics might be heart-breaking and/or coy, but they are much more like finely realized short-stories than confessional adolescent twaddle.

Shakey Mo Collier, Saturday, 22 February 2003 00:37 (eighteen years ago) link

The Bright Eyes comparison in that bio is shamefully inappropriate. Owen's songs and lyrics are much more cleverly constructed and have a knowing/ironic quality that Colon O-burst doesn't even attempt to develop. Owen's lyrics might be heart-breaking and/or coy, but they are much more like finely realized short-stories than confessional adolescent twaddle.

!!!

gygax!, Saturday, 22 February 2003 02:04 (eighteen years ago) link

I love owen! great guy. I love the tower-of-amps; I always anticipate an electrical fire..

I like the 'white castle' song.

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 22 February 2003 08:19 (eighteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Why is the cassingle website a porn site now? Or is that my computer's way of telling me to stop playing hard to get.

Carey (Carey), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 17:22 (eighteen years ago) link

try http://tomlab.com or http://www.livejournal.com/users/cftpaforever/

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 18:36 (eighteen years ago) link

you say you don't want me coming around anymore
you sit in the window, but you won't answer the door
the phone rings and rings
you won't let me bring you things anymore

there are 26 steps to your door
but i won't be counting those anymore

i've got seventeen seconds on in my room tonight
and when that's over, i've got faith, so alright. alright. alright. i burned all the pictures and let the letters loose
i taped over the mixes, cut the noose

there are 26 steps to your door
but i'm not counting anymore

i'm not counting anymore.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 07:26 (eighteen years ago) link

*sniffle*

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 15:45 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
european tourdates (bottom left)

San Diego May 17th w/ THE LOCUST (!!!!), the blood brothers, the rapture and others... wowowowow.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 8 May 2003 23:12 (eighteen years ago) link

SONAR in barcelona!!!! 2nd weekend of June (w/ Noriko Tujiko, Pita, Rafael Toral, Pole, anticon, bjork, mark bell LFO, dj krush, aphex twin, lcd soundsystem, soft pink truth, matthew herbert, kevin blechdom, miss kittin, prefuse 73, DAVID GRUBBS, afuken, jaga jazzist, russell haswell, pulseprogramming, among many, many others.)

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 8 May 2003 23:21 (eighteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
At the moment my favourite is "Suitcase In Hand".

I wish I was going to Sonar :(

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 23 May 2003 09:19 (eighteen years ago) link

No no, I like Destroy The Evidence.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 23 May 2003 09:38 (eighteen years ago) link

two months pass...
so, i suggested to my friend that he put him on in sheffield. but he asked me what they are like. and i dont know. i just like the name, but have never heard any of his stuff. would this be a good idea? do you think any one would go? i mean, is he well known?????

ambrose (ambrose), Tuesday, 29 July 2003 12:04 (eighteen years ago) link

how did i miss this?

"tales of urban heartbreak over casio synth pop."

i say do it and then email him!

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 1 August 2003 17:38 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
some notes from the new record:

"Jeane, If You're Ever In Portland"
could be a cover of Belle and Sebastian's "Sleep The Clock Around"

"Toby, Take A Bow"
"there is a boy that never goes out..." is possibly the best line on the record. gauzy tones and the melody line on the off-beat.

"Half Ghost"
his songs pay-off most when he ups the ante in the noise department (cf: "number ten" on the last record), but he really teases you with it here. the first verse is a killer.

"Calloused Fingers Won't Make You Strong, Edith Wong"
this is the single (or should be). VERY different from early live versions with the upbeat percussion, instead of just the lone drone. the pause then switch to double time for the last 2 verses is a very nice touch, is that a dr. rhythm (i sense some mild programming what with the snare lead-in just prior)?

"Casiotone For The Painfully Alone In A Yellow T-Shirt"
The trilogy continues... The rhythm here is that controlled-chaos (overdriven canned beats with tiny squeals of squelch-back) that he does so well.

"Roberta C."
Are your friends are smarter than you? Too smart for themselves? "is it all gonna change? maybe tonight..."

"The Attic Room"
his neatest chord progression since "baby it's you"

"Twinkle Echo"
there are tones that only exist in lo-fi heaven (cf the instrumentals on the recent sentridoh "wasted pieces" reissue)

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 12 September 2003 23:49 (eighteen years ago) link

Casiotone Karaoke Call

the next san francisco casiotone for the painfully alone show is halloween night at the hemlock tavern. also playing is nate denver's neck. this show is the kick-off for a month long nate/owen national tour.

the casiotone for the painfully alone set will be a one-time only karaoke performance, where all of the songs will be sung by people who aren't normally in the band. the instrumental accompaniment will be provided by the normal band members.

if you would like to sing a casiotone for the painfully alone song or this show, please email [cftpa email] and let me know which one you are interested in singing. it's ok if you don't know all of the words. i can email them to you. song choices are first come, first serve, so email soon, if you're interested.

already requested:
casiotone for the painfully alone in a green cotton sweater

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 26 September 2003 01:10 (seventeen years ago) link

the new album really deserves a thread of its own, it's easily in my top 5 of the year. i think it's a massive improvement on the previous two (which i like). hopefully i will find the time to write something more about it soon.

in addition to the tracks mentioned above, "hey eleanor" needs major props.

toby (tsg20), Friday, 26 September 2003 05:15 (seventeen years ago) link

btw: the karaoke blurb is c/p'd from owen's livejournal (see above).

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 26 September 2003 06:48 (seventeen years ago) link

check the new vanity fair and the article on the rapture specifically the picture and you will find a really neat treat.

gygax! (gygax!), Saturday, 27 September 2003 00:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmmm.

adaml (adaml), Saturday, 27 September 2003 00:21 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.imomus.com/dailyphoto090603.html

We Have Mice is my favourite OMD cover ever. Oh, wait...

Momus (Momus), Saturday, 27 September 2003 09:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Will be buying the new record at the end of the week, when I get paid.

adaml (adaml), Sunday, 28 September 2003 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Just heard it in full this morning, it's another sweet treat.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 28 September 2003 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

[this is hard to write about but what the hell]

irony defined:
when casiotone for the painfully alone starts dating your ex-girlfriend.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

! I hate to say this but now I'm already imagining album number four.

And for what it's worth...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 04:35 (seventeen years ago) link

irony defined:
when casiotone for the painfully alone starts dating your ex-girlfriend.


*Shock*

adaml (adaml), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 04:39 (seventeen years ago) link

dude, gygax, that's rough!!

geeta (geeta), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 04:41 (seventeen years ago) link

They are known as The Society Of Rockets (also the title of an old Shimmer Kids song) which I'd imagine is an homage to local street philosopher Frank Chiu:

http://brain-terminal.com/common/promo-photos/frank-chu.jpg

[note: the former galia club is now known as "12 Galaxies", Shakey Mo you should play there]

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 6 May 2004 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I have to wonder about Mr. SemiCombover there.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 6 May 2004 16:46 (seventeen years ago) link

x-post stream of consciousness album cover connection!

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre700/e793/e7938126u1x.jpg

fact checking cuz (fcc), Thursday, 6 May 2004 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
hey does anyone have the lyrics to "jeane if you're ever in portland" by casiotone for the painfull alone? if you do, please let me know.

thanks

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@d@ml (nordicskilla), Thursday, 3 June 2004 02:54 (seventeen years ago) link

seven months pass...
soo.... tomorrow/tonight is a benefit show arranged by owen ashworth in san francisco california at the bottom of the hill. all proceeds will be contributed to the asia foundation/doctors without borders charities, in response to the humanitarian crises due to earthquake/tsunami damage in south east asia.

recital & papercuts 8:30-9:10
whysp 9:20-9:50
meanest man contest 10-10:40
oscillating innards 10:45-10:50
casiotone for the painfully alone 10:50-11:30

sliding scale: $2-$7... feel free to donate more for the cause.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 08:37 (sixteen years ago) link

bump

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Does he ever tour Canada, say, Montreal?

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 16:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe!?!

Friday, Jan 28 Calgary, AB
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
w/ Chad VanGaalen
@ Broken City

Saturday, Jan 29 Edmonton, AB
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
w/ Field & Stream, DJs Mittens & Bob Crane
@ The Victory Lounge

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 17:56 (sixteen years ago) link

A little bit more to the east and you're there.

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 2 February 2005 17:59 (sixteen years ago) link

i can find out more soon.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 2 February 2005 18:25 (sixteen years ago) link

hmm, not sure about montreal... yet.

so i'm early for a meeting this morning and i'm sitting in the conference room looking at magazines and i see the new issue of TOKION... they have a little feature on James Murphy/LCD Soundsystem and lo and behold what t-shirt is he wearing... ha.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 February 2005 17:17 (sixteen years ago) link

yay!

were the papercuts good? i love the cd owen gave me.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 3 February 2005 17:23 (sixteen years ago) link

it was just jason playing solo but i missed him... sorry. i got there around 10:30.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 February 2005 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link

So - what T-shirt is this geezer wearing? I don't think I understood the end of that vignette.

the bluefox, Thursday, 3 February 2005 18:11 (sixteen years ago) link

a powder blue casiotone for the painfully alone t-shirt. sorry for the vagary.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 3 February 2005 18:12 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
hey does anyone have the lyrics to "jeane if you're ever in portland" by casiotone for the painfull alone? if you do, please let me know.
thanks
-- phoenix (ktw_03...), May 24th, 2004 7:53 PM.

here's my take:

Back in town
With blown-out lungs, and shot eardrums
And misplaced kisses
And someone who misses
Who misses me in Kansas

The second I got out of the van
I saw you giving your cash to the doorman
I saw the X on your hand
And I knew you were the one
I knew you'd understand, but oh...

I wish we could have talked all night
We had to be in Illinois by daylight
And what I wouldn't give to be your man
But I can't break up the band

And Jeane, there must be more than letters and phone calls
So say "I'll come see Maine when the snow falls"
...
Just say "I'll come see Maine when the snow falls"

There's kissing in Kansas, but that's not home
And we sigh when we're on the phone
But the voice in my ear
Says "It wouldn't be the same if you moved here"

But it's just miles
It's only miles
It's just miles
And miles and miles and miles and miles and miles...

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 25 March 2005 00:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw C4TPA at the Makeout Room last night, the sound guy sucked but the music won out in the end. I walked all the way home from the show in the gorgeous late-winter moonlight.

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 25 March 2005 01:04 (sixteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
As Tomlab said in a bulletin, a brand new website:

http://www.cftpa.org/

1/19/06

Young Shields CDEP & 7 out now on Tomlab! Young Shields is the first single from Etiquette, which will be released in March 2006.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 31 January 2006 20:38 (fifteen years ago) link

And full tracklisting:

ETIQUETTE
Tomlab #65 CD/LP released 2006

01 Etiquette I.D.
02 New Year's Kiss
03 Young Shields
04 I Love Creedence
05 Nashville Parthenon
06 Scattered Pearls
07 Happy Mother's Day
08 Holly Hobby (version)
09 Cold White Christmas
10 Bobby Malone Moves Home
11 Don't They Have Payphones Wherever You Were Last Night
12 Love Connection

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 31 January 2006 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

And finally tour hoohah:

February 10th

@ The University of Chicago
1212 E. 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637
Ida Noyes Third Floor Theater
w/ Saturday Looks Good To Me & The Passerines
9pm all ages


Casiotone for the Painfully Alone & The Donkeys
March 2006 US Tour

3/3 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
3/4 Pomona, CA TBA
3/5 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
3/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
3/7 Santa Fe, NM @ College of Santa Fe
3/8 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
3/9 Dallas, TX @ Good Records (6pm instore)
3/9 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves (9pm show)
3/10 Austin, TX @ Beerland (free show!)
3/11 Houston, TX @ The Proletariat
3/14 Memphis, TN TBA
3/15 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
3/16 Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
3/17 Fredericksburg, VA TBA
3/18 Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
3/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Kensington South Forum
3/21 Manhattan, NY @ Cakeshop
3/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasshouse
3/23 Northampton, MA @ Gallery TK
3/24 Somerville, MA @ PA's Lounge
3/25 Albany, NY @ Valentine's Downstairs
3/26 Rochester, NY TBA
3/27 Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner
3/28 Grand Rapids, MI @ DAAC
3/29 Bloomington, IN TBA
3/30 St Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts
3/31 Iowa City, IA TBA
4/1 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Hear The Donkeys: www.myspace.com/thedonkeys

Later:
April/May Europe & U.K. tour w/ The Dead Science
(www.thedeadscience.com)

Watch http://cftpaforever.livejournal.com for tour updates!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 31 January 2006 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Casiotone is sounding increasingly like Arab Strap. Not sure whether that's a good thing.

Le Baaderonixx de Benedict Canyon (baaderonixx), Saturday, 25 March 2006 10:09 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...
'Nashville', 'New Year's Kiss' and 'I Love Creedence' are stunningly wonderful.

I think 'Etiquette' is my favourite record this year so far.

boney (b0n3y), Saturday, 29 April 2006 13:43 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

has a really rather lovely version of 'Streets of Philadephia' on his myspace at the moment.

and he's playing an extra London show at the Luminaire at the end of his current UK tour. good stuff.

Upt0eleven, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

ten months pass...

Following up the just previous post -- both that and a cover of "Born in the USA" are on the new comp track/singles collection and both I like more than the originals, big surprise. But of Casiotone's own songs on the collection my new favorites are "Holly Hobby" and "The Best Way to Cry."

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 February 2009 20:02 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

RIP

was thinking the other day how of all the SF-based bands that we played with when we started out, Owen was like the only other one still going

"Information by surprise" is even legal in Sweden (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 23:21 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

p sure he is not dead, unless a dead man slept on my couch last night

cop a cute abdomen (gbx), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:00 (ten years ago) link

Really?

I saw him once and he seemed like a really nice/shy guy.

my answer to this question would be "Jeane if you're ever in Portland" at least I think that's what it's called. I listened the hell out of that song in like 2003.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:03 (ten years ago) link

He's totally nice!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:06 (ten years ago) link

he's not dead, my RIP was for the "band"!

I love Owen and know him from way back (we did our first shows together) he is a solid dude

S'cool bro, I only cried a little (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:17 (ten years ago) link

For once Shakey Mo is sad somebody died! Or something.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:19 (ten years ago) link

More than a solid dude he delivers his lyrics in a way that is both convincing and devastating

Forget the rest / this breast test is best (Ówen P.), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 06:40 (ten years ago) link

eleven months pass...

ok i was waiting for someone else to say something first but i guess i will: advance base album came out last week, i'm on some of the songs

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 21 May 2012 17:10 (nine years ago) link

it's good!

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 21 May 2012 18:13 (nine years ago) link

It's very good! And I should have said something earlier, true.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:13 (nine years ago) link

new video up on pitchfork
http://www.pitchfork.com/tv/musicvideos/2021-summer-music/
it's pretty twee

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:51 (nine years ago) link

owen's songwriting is vastly underrated. haven't heard this new thing yet.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 15:57 (nine years ago) link

apparently the guy who did the video is from the jim henson studios

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:01 (nine years ago) link

wow uh not kidding about the tweeness

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:06 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

album is up on spotify if you want to listen to it
http://open.spotify.com/album/5479sSiKx80I05WLfA1Wo6

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 11 June 2012 20:41 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i like it a lot but not as much as the old stuff...

re: thread qn i guess either 'scattered pearls' or 'calloused fingers wont make you strong, edith wong'

Lamp, Friday, 29 June 2012 19:58 (nine years ago) link

this is also p much my favorite music rn with the possible exception of 'ladies of the canyon' and i listen to his songs everday when i ride my bike home from work in the heat, thinking about midwestern winters

Lamp, Friday, 29 June 2012 19:59 (nine years ago) link

The lyrics on this record are nowhere near as strong as thse on Vs. Children.

Sounds pretty though.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Friday, 29 June 2012 20:52 (nine years ago) link

I assumed he was done making music when he retired CftPA; glad to see otherwise. He's so good at saying so much with so few lyrics. One of my favorite songwriters.

musicfanatic, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:54 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

daytrotter session is up: http://www.daytrotter.com/?_escaped_fragment_=%2Fconcert%2Fadvance-base%2F20056095-37383301, you can listen with a free trial registration. really happy with how it turned out, probably a better reflection of the full-band live sound than the album. i play bass on three songs and autoharp on two.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 15:26 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

plastic owen band!
https://advancebase.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-owen-band

Οὖτις, Monday, 3 November 2014 21:59 (six years ago) link

eight months pass...

This is my favorite song on the new album: http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/advance-base-shares-new-song-pamela-listen/

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 10 July 2015 15:06 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

I really think he's a super under-appreciated, low-key, songwriting genius, thought so for years and years. His gift for both melody and economy of words = everything I look for in an artist.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Thursday, 28 January 2016 04:18 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Glad there is a thread for this guy.

Toby, Take a Bow is a great. Bitter irony. Wry and self-deprecating allusions.

treeship., Sunday, 12 September 2021 23:42 (six days ago) link

And in excellent timing, new covers album:

https://advancebase.bandcamp.com/album/wall-of-tears-other-songs-i-didnt-write

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 01:42 (four days ago) link


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