Rejoice! A new Lungfish album has arrived!

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Hurray!

I'm not even sure when this came out, but it was sitting on the shelf at the record store the other day. The title is Love Is Love and some of it rocks a lot harder than Necrophones. Other parts are droney, dual-guitar melodies. The lyrics aren't bad, but they aren't as straight-up fucked as they have been in the past. I need to give it more time, but it's certainly not a disappointment.

Rad cover art as well. Anyone know who did it? The insert does not say.

Ian Johnson (orion), Monday, 20 October 2003 00:15 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.southern.net/southern/band/PUPIL/pics/19631M2.jpg

Worst record ever.

adaml (adaml), Monday, 20 October 2003 00:23 (eighteen years ago) link

Lungfish without bass = horrible idea, though.

Ian Johnson (orion), Monday, 20 October 2003 00:28 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Talking more about Lungfish would be awesome, guys.

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 29 November 2003 22:49 (eighteen years ago) link

this is pretty bad isn't it? well, their day is done. four or five classic records is more than most people manage.

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 00:53 (eighteen years ago) link

i bet they're still a pretty formidable live thing. (if they'd ever fucking PLAY.)

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 00:53 (eighteen years ago) link

i would rank them as such:

indivisible
pass & stow
rainbows from atoms
sound in time
artificial horizon
unanimous hour
necrophones
talking songs for walking
love is love

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:09 (eighteen years ago) link

They played in Boston the same month I moved to New York. Fuckers. They also played a few years ago at Fort Reno with Fugazi, methinks... but goddamn, I'd love to see 'em.

I haven't heard 'em all, but from what I have: Pass & Stow, Rainbows From Atoms, Love Is Love, Necrophones.

I'm sure I'll pick up the rest eventually. They're surprisingly understocked in record stores, too--probably one reason I don't have more than these four. I just can't make myself order from Dischord for some reason--I can't justify mailordering just one CD at a time, and I'd probably end up with some crap I don't want (like a Faraquet record or the new Q And Not U.)

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:36 (eighteen years ago) link

"organ harvest" off of indivisible is my lungfish pick hit to click. it sounds like it was written well before any of us were born and could go on forever...

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:38 (eighteen years ago) link

also when i saw ted leo eon's ago, he performed "to whom you were born"...the first lungfish cover??

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:39 (eighteen years ago) link

Dude, Mr. Leo's cover of that is abbbsolutely amazing. I haven't seen it live, but it's on his side of the split 7" with The One AM Radio. I think that record is out of print, but if you want I can rip an MP3 when I get back home (tomorrow.)

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:41 (eighteen years ago) link

danke!

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 30 November 2003 01:42 (eighteen years ago) link

they toured pretty extensively this summer, I missed it while on tour (Ian they played NYC - July 4th at North6).

hstencil, Sunday, 30 November 2003 18:52 (eighteen years ago) link

They played TJs in Newport, Wales, a few months ago.

(CHILDISH JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS MODE ON)

That tramp guy is funny!

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/lungfish2.jpg

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/lungfish3.jpg

mei (mei), Sunday, 30 November 2003 20:34 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/lungfish1.jpg


Phew! that was a heart rending and emotionally fraught tale!

(CHILDISH JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS MODE OFF)

mei (mei), Sunday, 30 November 2003 20:36 (eighteen years ago) link

"tramp guy"?!?!?!?

hstencil, Sunday, 30 November 2003 22:31 (eighteen years ago) link

Ian they played NYC - July 4th at North6).

I was living in Providence then! I just moved to NY in late August for school. Lame school, at that.

Ian Johnson (orion), Sunday, 30 November 2003 23:46 (eighteen years ago) link

(CHILDISH JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS MODE ON)

Yeah, you know, the guy that looks like a tramp.
Classic.
And that beard? Wow!

(CHILDISH JOY IN THE LITTLE THINGS MODE OFF)

mei (mei), Monday, 1 December 2003 20:19 (eighteen years ago) link

you're an idiot.

hstencil, Monday, 1 December 2003 21:20 (eighteen years ago) link

Jesus, those photos are awesome, Mei... thanks

That Ted Leo cover of the Lungfish tune just got issued on CD for the first time on the split with One AM Radio. It's really pretty. He was playing it live on some of his recent solo shows (or at least the instore I saw at Amoeba in LA)

I think my fave Lungfish song is "Abraham Lincoln" from Rainbows from Atoms.

Ben Boyer (Ben Boyer), Monday, 1 December 2003 22:12 (eighteen years ago) link

hstencil can i post this to the "positive contributions" thread?

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 02:15 (eighteen years ago) link

well, he is kind of a tramp guy.

and "abraham lincoln" is a rad song. also from rainbows from atoms: "Mother Made Me"

aiiieeeee

Ian Johnson (orion), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 02:33 (eighteen years ago) link

no you can't jess, sorry. And I'm sorry if it seems a little cranky, but seeing Daniel Higgs described as a "tramp guy" ranks high up in the list of the stupidest things I've read on ILM (and that's saying something).

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 December 2003 04:43 (eighteen years ago) link

But he looks like a tramp!

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 08:01 (eighteen years ago) link

And I _am_ an idiot ;-)

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 08:03 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah well I just think it's insulting to call him that.

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 December 2003 08:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Maybe he's not an ordinary tramp.
Hey, maybe he's one of those special CIRCUS BALANCING TRAMPS!!!

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/barwalk.jpg

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 19:59 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/crowd.jpg


Awww! Come back, I was only teasing!

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 20:03 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay then, now I'll insult this guy!

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/drummer.jpg

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 20:07 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay enough!

I am only joking you know, please don't take me seriously.

mei (mei), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 20:08 (eighteen years ago) link

More Pics, Mei! More!
You don't see enough Lungfish shots for my money.

Ben Boyer (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 2 December 2003 20:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Okay:

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/bass.jpg

mei (mei), Wednesday, 3 December 2003 08:19 (eighteen years ago) link

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/tattoo.jpg

mei (mei), Wednesday, 3 December 2003 08:19 (eighteen years ago) link

And one last one:

http://www.meirion.lewis.btinternet.co.uk/pics/other.jpg

mei (mei), Wednesday, 3 December 2003 08:21 (eighteen years ago) link

one month passes...
they're playing in NYC on Thursday @ northsix.

Side by Side Comparison: Love is Love is way more optimistic and cheery than Necrophones, but not as musically varied. (which is the real weak point, because Lungfish albums sans instrumentals have gotten increasingly poor as time goes along; need a little palate cleanser now and then.)

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 31 January 2004 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

*ahem* Is anyone going to this? I still haven't met a single NYC ILX personality! In six months of living here!

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 5 February 2004 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

i would really like to but no money. they were one of the best live bands i've ever seen.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 5 February 2004 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I might be three thousand miles away from the action now but it was worth clicking on this again for the photos, and hstencil's ludicrous overreaction subsequently

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 5 February 2004 16:19 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

I wish I had grabbed these pictures when they were still up here. I have been on my seemingly annual Lungfish kick lately. One of my favorite bands ever.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

they were the highlight of the flaming lips atp that i went to freshman year of college, by a long shot

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 16 March 2009 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

Wait, was that the one at the Queen Mary in Long Beach? I saw them at that one. I can't remember if Flaming Lips played, though.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah:

November 2004 - Queen Mary / Long Beach

Explosions In The Sky
J Mascis And The Fog
Lou Reed
Lungfish
Modest Mouse
The Black Heart Procession
The Walkmen
Wolf Parade
Sufjan Stevens
The Buff Medways Featuring Billy Childish
White Hassle
White Magic
Willy Mason
Built To Spill
Constantines
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks
The Cramps
The Flaming Lips
The Shins
Eagles Of Death Metal
Love As Laughter
The Magic Magicians
Peaches
Radar Bros
Those Peabodies

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

yeah that one. wow i was really into most of those bands! lou reed was pretty cool. flaming lips and the cramps put on a good show. built to spill was rad i thought. i dont remember any of the rest of it.

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 16 March 2009 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

lungfish was like i said the most memorable by a long shot

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 16 March 2009 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

space orgy

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

the singer has a new thing out, all solo banjo pieces

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:42 (twelve years ago) link

My main memories of that show concern how wrong it felt watching the Cramps play in a lovely green field in the sun. And how much I hated the guy from the Shins, who conducted all between-song banter in a wacky hip-hop "izzle" voice as a "tribute" to the "LBC." Prick. But there's so many bands there I would LOVE to see now that I don't think I really appreciated that much!

Oh, and, yes, Lungfish ruled. I've been lucky to see them a bunch of times - twice with Fugazi at First Avenue in Mineapolis, once at Brownies in NYC with Quix*o*Tic, a couple times in D.C...

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, his solo Jaw Harp album is really great! (I think it's called Magic Alphabet - I got it on eMusic, I think...)

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

the zomes record is pretty good too. got to see them open for brightblack morning light. just the guitarist and two others playing cheap organs over rhythm tape loops

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

Lungfish "A.C.R. 1999" CD/LP/MP3 to be Released May 14th
http://www.dischord.com/news/488/2012/3/lungfish-acr-1999-cdlpmp3-to-be-released-may-14th

lebron traveled (am0n), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:30 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

This is really good! Pretty raw compared to Necrophones. Anyone else digging it?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 20:00 (nine years ago) link

It is great, but I am a huge fan. Lungfish is all I want to hear sometimes.

grandavis, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 20:13 (nine years ago) link


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