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It's a vinyl rip - https://we.tl/t-7D27lbyB3y

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 21:45 (one year ago) link

<3 2 U Maresn3st

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 21:54 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

We're releasing #Lilys' ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜† for the first time on LP! Preorder Standard Black Vinyl or @RoughTrade Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl: https://t.co/oJhFi7pEjw pic.twitter.com/8jFTSoqImm

— Sundazed Music (@SundazedMusic) January 5, 2021

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 20:27 (five months ago) link

Thanks Al -- I also saw that Frontier is rereleasing A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns as a full-length with extra tracks on Feb 12.

city worker, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:40 (five months ago) link

i remember HATING this record when it came out ... but I think I'd probably like it now.

tylerw, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:42 (five months ago) link

It is incredibly dense for a 36 min LP.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:45 (five months ago) link

yeah, i think i just thought he was massively overreaching โ€” I'll have to revisit it, I probably have more tolerance for that kinda thing these days.

tylerw, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:48 (five months ago) link

I resented it because it went even further away from Eccsame which is my absolute favorite.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:07 (five months ago) link

There's an amazing oral history of this record linked upthread.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:08 (five months ago) link

Thanks Al -- I also saw that Frontier is rereleasing A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns as a full-length with extra tracks on Feb 12.

โ€• city worker, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:40 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Wow now this I would love to get... finally found this info in a facebook post. Feel like I won't have a better way of getting an update then just manually checking facebook? I don't like facebook.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:16 (five months ago) link

ESPO did an ad for the reissue and it mentions a song named "Elsa".

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:26 (five months ago) link

which is a song off of the Aspera Ad Astra split:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFViY4K7zQ8

So who knows what is in store...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:27 (five months ago) link

....and relistening I'm realizing this was one of the instrumental tracks on Send In The Subs.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 00:29 (five months ago) link

Wait are you more familiar with send in the subs than the split? Yeah instrumentals of all 4 tracks are on subs as well.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 03:06 (five months ago) link

Yes! (thx 2 u and Mar3sn3st)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 03:25 (five months ago) link

Typically, I have nothing but love for 'The 3 Way', but it is a lot to chew on, the lyrics are kinda amazing on a few songs too.

This morning, I was listening to this odd promo version of Mutations by Beck and there is a kinda rare track on it called 'Electric Music & The Summer People', it's a re-recorded version from the Odelay sessions, it reminded me a lot of Lilys.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 14:20 (five months ago) link

I was only familiar with the Odelay version (b-side on some 12" iirc?) but I'm not quite hearing what you are haha.

I do know that they are (or were) neighbors and may have some friends in common in the neighborhood music scene.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:12 (five months ago) link

Yeah, it's this one as opposed to the Odelay era one, funny that he saw fit to re-record it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6oSI8JXUYQ

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:23 (five months ago) link

But you're right, perhaps it's not very much like Lilys, must have been my mood :)

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:29 (five months ago) link

Just like Sun Kil Moon the stylistic shift is so gigantic within the discography it's a bit annoying that there wasn't a moniker change to go along with it. Unlike SKM I am a big fan of BOTH of the bands called Lilys that happen to share a frontman.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:37 (five months ago) link

Got to add to the above that the Lilys songs on the Aspera Ad Astra split are sometimes my favorite in the entire discography. Not sure why but they really pair nicely with a beautiful spring day outside. Always wondered if there were lyrics that were supposed to pair up with the instrumental tracks from subs that were not associated with that split.

Evan, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 18:54 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

^ Well now I get my answer! One of the instrumentals from send in the subs now has vocals (barely) and is titled "G. Cobalt Franklin".

The reissue just went up:

https://frontierrecords-lilys.bandcamp.com/album/a-brief-history-of-amazing-letdowns

Evan, Friday, 29 January 2021 16:08 (four months ago) link

Wow!

Maresn3st, Friday, 29 January 2021 16:11 (four months ago) link

[This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.]

I love Kurt!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 29 January 2021 16:54 (four months ago) link

2021 is the year of the homepage!

http://l-i-l-y-s.com/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 29 January 2021 17:37 (four months ago) link

A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns is so good! Sounds even better now than it did back then.

tylerw, Friday, 29 January 2021 21:05 (four months ago) link

Evil Knievel no longer canon!!!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 February 2021 15:35 (four months ago) link

See upthread a little ;)

I might have been the first one to order the vinyl when it went up honestly! Been excited about this.

Evan, Friday, 12 February 2021 15:46 (four months ago) link

lol, sorry, shows where's my mind's at.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 12 February 2021 16:33 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

"I was listening to Eccsame the Photon Band again (I've never stopped) this time really loud. It really hasn't aged at all. It could have come out yesterday. I was thinking of giving it a C or D thread just to see if anyone also felt that it was really special or at least very unique. Thoughts?"

Hi evan,I remember commenting under an YouTube video of Radiotricity,saying that turn up the volume to the highest you can take and be overwhelmed with it...I don't remember exactly how I said it and the video is now gone...I now feel that my phrases are really cliche and sentimental..

nancy stein, Monday, 8 March 2021 11:53 (three months ago) link

https://www.tablyricfm.com/artist-Lilys-tab-Lyric-fm

Does anybody have the resources for these unreleased songs:give a little distance,lire,imagination... etc?This site names many,but the songs are all unavailable.(or is it just my phone's problem?)
I see upthread but I don't have access to any of them๐Ÿ˜”

nancy stein, Monday, 8 March 2021 12:05 (three months ago) link

Hey Nancy,

You might like this, 'Send In The Subs' an unofficial CDR of unreleased tunes, much-discussed upthread.

https://www.discogs.com/Lilys-Send-In-The-Subs/release/12907117

D/L - https://www.fromsmash.com/bzqYTVCAan-bt

Maresn3st, Monday, 8 March 2021 12:21 (three months ago) link

Thanks,Maresn3st,but send in the sub doesn't have the songs I talked about. I also wanna get the information on some untitled tracks from the only 1994 live show on YouTube,like what their names are.. :)

nancy stein, Monday, 8 March 2021 14:50 (three months ago) link

Hi Nancy! I forgot I made that post. I still feel that way! In a perfect world it would be looked back on as something way ahead of its time. It has since been reissued and despite my 2014 wishes it did not generate the mass revaluation I was hoping for. Maybe if it got a "Best New Reissue" treatment on Pitchfork or something. The existing cult remains. Oh, I did somehow get some friends to indulge it. That was a win, as our tastes are mostly growing further apart.

Thanks for bringing it up. Love talking about one of my favorite records of all time.

Evan, Monday, 8 March 2021 17:20 (three months ago) link

Eccsame might be the most underrated Lilys record, at times it's my favorite as well.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 8 March 2021 18:36 (three months ago) link

It's the only one that's really hard to describe and sounds the least of its time. All the others can be mostly boiled down to a short description because they are straightforward exercises regardless of how you rate them. The shoegaze one, the indie rock circa 94 one, Eccsame The Photon Band, the Kinks-y rebirth, the REALLY Kinks-y one, the indie rock circa 03 one, the poor man's Spoon one. Guess you could say "the space rock one" or something but it'll be the hardest to prepare a new listener for with that kind of simple label.

Evan, Monday, 8 March 2021 18:54 (three months ago) link

Funny, I've been listening to Eccsame (again) and Better Can't Make Your Life Better (for the first time) recently, both incredible. Can hardly believe the same person made them both, so close together. I was definitely having those "ahead of their time" feelings, too. Would they be considered a major band if they'd arrived 5-10 years later? Well, they were major.

A Brief History... and The 3-Way were both reissued last month, the former with some extra '94 era tracks, plus one never released called "G. Cobalt Franklin." Maybe that's one of the unnamed songs? I'll check it out later.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Monday, 8 March 2021 18:58 (three months ago) link

That song was previously one of the instrumentals on Send In The Subs along with the others that were instrumentals of the 4 songs from the Aspera Ad Astra split. With that, I think there is still one instrumental left on Subs that doesn't have vocals tied to it elsewhere.

Evan, Monday, 8 March 2021 19:03 (three months ago) link

All the others can be mostly boiled down to a short description because they are straightforward exercises regardless of how you rate them.

Haha, to me it's the "Talk Talk/David Sylvian/Japan" album.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 8 March 2021 20:31 (three months ago) link

That one instrumental left on send in the subs,I fight my urges to listen to it cause I wanna experience the otherworldly feel that I fail to describe when it was paired with vocals.

nancy stein, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 01:56 (three months ago) link

Do you guys know lilys fansite has an YouTube account?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCBizgeb6e7

nancy stein, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 02:00 (three months ago) link

it's "returns everymorning". no space between every morning.

nancy stein, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 02:01 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_MpvIGlcOc
one of its videos

nancy stein, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 02:03 (three months ago) link

^^^That was a good tour. It was The Beachwood Sparks full band backing Kurt (which at that point in time shared a couple common members).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 11 March 2021 16:32 (three months ago) link

omg,I did not know that. I'd love to see live videos at this point in time. I find myself liking these band members' projects as well,beachwood sparks,the photon band...I remember once I was listening to a compilation and the only two songs I liked belonged to Beachwood Sparks which I only find out later was in connection with lilys.

nancy stein, Friday, 12 March 2021 13:49 (three months ago) link

Photon Band is very underrated! I like them

Evan, Friday, 12 March 2021 19:32 (three months ago) link

I need to revisit Beachwood Sparks... I have always been a HUGE Further fan, massive- but mostly for the California sun warped Dinosaur Jr tape vibes unique to that stuff in particular.

Evan, Friday, 12 March 2021 22:02 (three months ago) link


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