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Guy from Blink-182's new band. Appears to be a kind of new wavey/prog thing. Discus plz.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 19 April 2006 21:30 (thirteen years ago) link

I heard a song on the radio and it sounded exactly like Blink-182's Tom Delonge fronting U2. I muttered this aloud, and then the radio guy told me that it was Tom's new band and it made perfect sense.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 19 April 2006 21:45 (thirteen years ago) link

He was actually hyping this as one of the best albums ever made. So, there was a lot of ambition there; I doubt it lived up to his praise, if it's blink 182's frontman doing new wave/prog though.

Harrison Barr (Petar), Thursday, 20 April 2006 00:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Who was hyping it as one of the best albums ever made?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 20 April 2006 00:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I heard the entire album and it was god awful. The last blink-182 album was 1000x better than this.

Harpal (harpal), Thursday, 20 April 2006 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm not crazy about the name. I think that's my major glitch. I don't hate the single though. It's like a slightly more emo Blink.

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 April 2006 01:29 (thirteen years ago) link

"Who was hyping it as one of the best albums ever made?"

Tom DeLonge.

Harrison Barr (Petar), Thursday, 20 April 2006 01:31 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
just caught the performance on letterman. definitely sounds like blink-182, which is fine. but a&a don't do as well, juding by the song they performed, by poorly masking it with lots of delay effect (yup, real u2-y). but not one of those vintage echoplex effects, more like a cheap Boss or DOD replica, like the latter company's "grunge" pedal. a&a=as fake as delonge's tan.

kevinod (odtron5000), Tuesday, 16 May 2006 03:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Holy shit I just heard "The Adventure" (?) on the radio and fuck yes. The marriage of the emo and Chameleons/KoD/Comsat Angels-esque too-many-effects-pedals-is-not-enough dream pop is an idea whose time has surely come. I always hated Blink-182 but I find myself unable to contain my enthusiasm about this song--even his voice is less embarassing in the context of all those guitars. Also I like the clanky, barely audible beat backing up the drums throughout the song. It reminds me of "1979".

Also his (presumably totally earnest) claims that "We Don't Need to Whisper" is going to be "the greatest music in decades" are really disarming and make me want it to be true even though I know the album is going to be a total disappointment.

owen moorhead (i heart daniel miller), Saturday, 20 May 2006 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

"I swear it's going to be something that will compete with the greatest rock records of all time...within two years, we'll be the biggest rock act in the world. There's never been a rock band from America that sounds like us."

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I swear

I imagine him singing this like All-4-One.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:19 (thirteen years ago) link

"There's never been a rock band from America that sounds like us."

Yeah, there was one from Ireland though

Chris Bee (Cee Bee), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:35 (thirteen years ago) link

as if U2 weren't ridiculous enough,
this is 100% EMO-U2

Uuuuuuugggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh

Chris Bee (Cee Bee), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:36 (thirteen years ago) link

worst music ever made

chaki (chaki), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:46 (thirteen years ago) link

I like the single a lot more than I expected to. I'm really curious to hear this whole album even with the 92.6% chance that it will not live up to my expectations.

jonviachicago (jonviachicago), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, this sounds fuck all like U2 and a _lot_ like Comsat Angels. I may end up liking it if the wind blows the right way.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

a _lot_ like Comsat Angels

Pity the band that the whole backstory 'concept' seems to be resembling is Marillion.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 22 May 2006 20:58 (thirteen years ago) link

he plays slower so he can hold his strumming hand in the air higher and longer. and even when he's not holding the guitar, the hand stays aloft.

ant@work.com, Monday, 22 May 2006 20:59 (thirteen years ago) link

Burn?

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Monday, 22 May 2006 21:24 (thirteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
What is up with this guy's ego?

From the June 15 Rolling Stone "My List":

"I think we're the first band to bring [U2] in as an influence without ripping them off."

Marmot 4-Tay (marmotwolof), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 05:25 (thirteen years ago) link

worst music ever made

¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ¨ˆ (chaki), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 05:30 (thirteen years ago) link

There is another punch-in-the-mouth worthy quote where he's all, "'Solsbury Hill' is about Peter Gabriel losing his mind, which I think is really cool."

Marmot 4-Tay (marmotwolof), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 05:37 (thirteen years ago) link

where's miccio?

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 10:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Saw them at Hyde Park on Saturday (I only went to see QOTSA, honest).

They were appalling. I didn't think there was a good reason to not applaud the demise of Blink-182 but I think he's discovered one.

Blinkbloke rambled on between songs about 9/11 and "how people shouldn't die" and "you can do anything you want if you truly believe". Biggest cheer they got was for the comment "this is our last song".

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 11:14 (thirteen years ago) link

They want to be Asia but they don't have the chops so they have to put the same helicopter guitar effect and droning keyb backdrop on every goddamn song. And they refuse to cover "All I Want Is You." Only good for roffles.

Zwan (miccio), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 12:02 (thirteen years ago) link

From these quotes this guy seriously seems dumber than Britney Spears.

Marmot 4-Tay (marmotwolof), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 20:06 (thirteen years ago) link

They're insane crap.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 14:02 (thirteen years ago) link

They want to be Asia

This is beautiful. :-D

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I usually love bombastic, hyper-produced, overwheening, earnest concept albums, and still think Blink-182 was one of the best bands of the 1990s... but I just can't get into it. DeLonge's heart is in the right place, but he should stick to three-minute insanely catchy pop songs.

max (maxreax), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 14:36 (thirteen years ago) link

i think in DeLonge and his messianic delusions we might have a potential new Fred Durst/Bono hybrid! what say you Miccio?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 15:45 (thirteen years ago) link

(on DeLonge that is, not the music)

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 15:53 (thirteen years ago) link

DeLonge's heart is in the right place

His heart is in a very wrong place.

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 18:07 (thirteen years ago) link

It's in the glovebox of a Mazda.

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 18:18 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
The band's only fan, as revealed on another thread:

ihttp://www.mssimages.com/uploads/20060803/20060803_100_6278_1154582515-658424843.jpg

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 August 2006 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I excelsiored noodle vague's original post, but yes, this must be seen properly here:
http://www.mssimages.com/uploads/20060803/20060803_100_6278_1154582515-658424843.jpg

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 4 August 2006 21:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Totally core.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 4 August 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I like his eyebrows.

Son of Spam (noodle vague), Friday, 4 August 2006 21:58 (thirteen years ago) link

is there an alice band hiding at the back?

(actually jealous of hair like that to be fair)

fandango (fandango), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:01 (thirteen years ago) link

:-D

I like him a lot better than I like the band, that's for sure.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

He has an astonishingly small mouth.

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Blink were the bane of my existence growing up punk in mid-nineties San Diego. Every girl I knew wanted to bone these guys around the time that Cheshire Cat came out, especially my then girlfriend. (Still not sure if she blew Tom backstage after that one Blink/Buck-o-Nine show while I was waiting outside Soma...)

Brief anecdote: My friend Kassy and I snuck into SDSU to watch Oingo Boingo's last show at the Open Air. There was a balcony from which you could see the stage from basically directly overhead, and required a lot of sneaking around in the shadows. We saw Blink's Tom and Mark try to powerplay their way into the backstage area and get kicked to the curb by the security folks. One of my favorite memories.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I wanna have the same last dream again,
the one where I wake up and I'm alive.
Just as the four walls close me within,
my eyes are opened up with pure sunlight.
I'm the first to know,
my dearest friends,
even if your hope has burned with time,
anything that's dead shall be re-grown,
and your vicious pain, your warning sign,
you will be fine.

Hey, oh, here I am,
and here we go, life's waiting to begin.

Any type of love - it will be shown,
like every single tree reach for the sky.
If you're gonna fall,
I'll let you know,
that I will pick you up
like you for I,
I felt this thing,
I can't replace.
Where everyone was working for this goal.
Where all the children left without a trace,
only to come back, as pure as gold,
To recite this all.

Hey, oh, here I am,
and here we go, life's waiting to begin.
Tonight,
hey, oh, here I am,
and here we go, life's waiting to begin.
Tonight,
hey, oh, here I am,
and here we go, life's waiting to begin.

I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me
I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me
I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me
I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me
I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me
I cannot live, I can't breathe
unless you do this with me

Hey, oh, here I am (do this with me),
and here we go, life's waiting to begin (do this with me).
Hey, oh, here I am (do this with me).
And here we go, life's waiting to begin,
life's waiting to begin

So, is "I cannot live, I can't breathe unless you do this with me" how Tom Delonge asks for sex?

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:20 (thirteen years ago) link

'Hey, oh' is probably a bastardisation of 'Hey-ho'. It's a masterful statement of resignation:

'Hey-ho, here I am,
and here we go'

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Or "Hey ho, do me."

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:29 (thirteen years ago) link

or, perhaps the entire song is a tribute to Alexander Payne's wife...

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Do you own this record Louis? Be honest.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:43 (thirteen years ago) link

No, and Blink 182 neither, although 'Fuck A Dog' was quite amusing when I was 14. I've never even heard any A&A and I'd like to keep it that way, thanks.

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Actually, 'Stay Together for The Kids' is still awesome, perhaps the only genuinely brilliant thing they ever did. It reminds me a bit of XTC's 'Complicated Game', although heaven knows why.

Louis Jagger (Haberdager), Friday, 4 August 2006 22:57 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

So these feebs have a second album coming out tomorrow.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 06:38 (eleven years ago) link

i wanted them to not suck.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 06:39 (eleven years ago) link

that kind of attitude didn't stop your mom

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 07:02 (eleven years ago) link

heyo

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 07:07 (eleven years ago) link

she's into emo tho.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 07:07 (eleven years ago) link

Emo's into your mom.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 07:12 (eleven years ago) link

eno* i never told you guys?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 07:13 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

"I swear it's going to be something that will compete with the greatest rock records of all time...within two years, we'll be the biggest rock act in the world. There's never been a rock band from America that sounds like us."

RIP

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 16:16 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

Jesus, dude, just give it up already:

Even as he prepares for blink-182's summer reunion tour, guitarist Tom DeLonge is deeply ensconced in the next project by his other band, Angels & Airwaves -- an album and film project called "Love" that should be out before the end of the year.

DeLonge tells Billboard.com that "Love" -- which will be released for free thanks to corporate underwriting -- is "the biggest release of my life, the pinnacle of my creativity" and likens it to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" in the scope of its ambition. "It's super conceptual and highbrow in many ways, very artistic, very Stanley Kubrick," he says. "But it's not a rock opera. It's a very modern version of what could happen when you blend the film industry and the music industry together in a very, very arty, kind of cool way with professionals involved all along the path."

DeLonge says the "Love" movie -- which began life as a documentary about Angels & Airwaves recording its 2006 debut album, "We Don't Need to Whisper," and expanded from there -- "blurs the line between full-fledged live action and documentary with these epic kind of...meditative sequences where the sound design and the music and the picture all bend together to create a sonic experience as much as a visual one." The script, meanwhile, "tells a story of human life and destiny but at the same time really makes usual moments of life extraordinary. It's a circular narrative in many ways, where it kind of sums up the human race in a time capsule."

The music of "Love," DeLonge says, will have a prog-rock kind of flavor. "It's like blending Radiohead and U2 together with these kind of Pink Floyd movements," he explains. "Things happen unpredictably and take you to these epic soundscapes. It's very much in the spirit of Angels & Airwaves, but it sounds way, way more thought-out and way more ambitious."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 June 2009 14:48 (ten years ago) link

dude should stop making music and focus entirely on press releases & interviews from now on

pretzel walrus, Thursday, 18 June 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

worst music ever made

― chaki (chaki), Monday, May 22, 2006 8:46 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

latebloomer, Thursday, 18 June 2009 16:17 (ten years ago) link

And people say Kanye is an egomaniac?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 18 June 2009 17:28 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, but tbh, he isn't proclaiming himself to be the greatest songwriter ever or anything. DeLonge is just way overestimating his talents and listeners level of actually caring about this project. Different from Kanye's ego-stroking.

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:14 (ten years ago) link

also w/ Kanye his music is good enough that the self-aggrandizement seems ultimately kind of unnecessary. w/ Delonge it's just hilarious.

some dude, Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:18 (ten years ago) link

i would rather kiw delonge than kanye any day though

IUAU812 (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:19 (ten years ago) link

faint praise

some dude, Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

haha yeah i guess

IUAU812 (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

kanye's become pretty unkickitwithable lately

IUAU812 (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:24 (ten years ago) link

Basically I say, "Tom STFU and work on next blink album kthxbye".

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 June 2009 18:28 (ten years ago) link

it's crazy this guy is gonna spend the summer singing kaka poo poo i'm 13 and i'm in looooove

da croupier, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:08 (ten years ago) link

not that i don't prefer blink but his return just seems like such a crass interruption of his divine quest

da croupier, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:12 (ten years ago) link

meditative sequences where the sound design and the music and the picture all bend together to create a sonic experience as much as a visual one.

da croupier, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:15 (ten years ago) link

btw anyone seen any of blink's latest performances? never thought i'd miss his whiiiiiny, over-enunciated vocals but his new "serious" voice is some godawful, embarrassing shit.

Roz, Friday, 19 June 2009 04:33 (ten years ago) link

his return just seems like such a crass interruption of his divine quest

That's what I was wondering when I saw this story -- what's he going to do, go out there and apologize to everyone for each performance for being too much 'of the world'?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 June 2009 14:51 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

Still continuing, I see:

Angels and Airwaves’ Love Part I and II Set to Release as 4-LP Vinyl Set in October from Shop Radio Cast

Angels and Airwaves - Love Part I & II 4XLP O Card

Shop Radio Cast will release Angels and Airwaves’ Love Part I (2010) and Love Part II (2011) as a 4-LP vinyl set. Product is expected to ship around October 25. Both albums are double LP's and come in their own gatefold. Both gatefolds will be housed in a full color 4/4 CMYK O Card.

Vinyl Color:

Love Part I- Transparent Green / Love Part II - Transparent Purple (LTD 500)
Love Part I&II - 180 Gram Black (LTD 500)
Love Part I&II - Clear with white smoke (LTD 1,00) - Hot Topic Exclusive

Track Listing

Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce
The Flight Of Apollo
Young London
Shove
Epic Holiday
Hallucinations
The Moon-Atomic (...Fragments And Fictions)
Clever Love
Soul Survivor (...2012)
Letters To God, Part II
Some Origins Of Fire

Saturday Love
Surrender
Anxiety
My Heroine (It's Not Over)
Moon As My Witness
Dry Your Eyes
The Revelator
One Last Thing
Inertia
Behold A Pale Horse
All That We Are

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

smells like a concept album! a concept album covered in crap!

tylerw, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:12 (seven years ago) link

When I saw the title "Soul Survivor (...2012)" I thought "Man wonder if that's some bizarre reference to Asia -- thus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTMJamacqA8

And then I read this upthread from da croup a few years back:

They want to be Asia but they don't have the chops

CONSPIRACY.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:19 (seven years ago) link

DELONGE!!! WE KNOW YOU'RE IN HERE. SHOW YOURSELF!!!!

tylerw, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:21 (seven years ago) link

The dad of a friend of mine is supposedly in the movie, I should check with her again about that.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:21 (seven years ago) link

Nah, this material has actually been done for awhile now, its just now getting an LP release. And, yes, it is a terrifyingly awful concept album, for which Delonge claims to be making a movie. As a sometimes Blink defender, I can say there are a handful of songs from the A&A debut that are okayish, but everything since has been unmitigated crap.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 6 September 2012 21:04 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

Never change you insane idiot

http://www.rocksound.tv/features/read/tom-delonge-this-has-never-been-done-in-the-history-of-rock-n-roll

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:45 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

the new album actually seems like it's going to be great, i've loved all the new songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLgE6xNkTE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkI6ySenf08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV-JS5AxSwc

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:03 (four years ago) link

i say this while not really liking their first two records at all, a few songs aside. never listened to the love double album behemoth but i'm diving in now

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:08 (four years ago) link

These are fantastic.

timellison, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:11 (four years ago) link

yeah! incidentally i got about five songs into love before becoming totally exhausted

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:12 (four years ago) link

Still listening - I think at least twice so far I've thought that the musicality of this stuff reminds me of Lansing-Dreiden.

timellison, Monday, 8 December 2014 18:07 (four years ago) link

holy shit this record rules

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 9 December 2014 03:54 (four years ago) link

i don't believe you

akm, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:14 (four years ago) link

lol

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:25 (four years ago) link

Do you believe me?

timellison, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 01:53 (four years ago) link

no, because I listened to one of these songs (Tunnel) and eh, it just sounded really generic.

akm, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 04:41 (four years ago) link

the "dream of it" backing vocals i think really elevate "tunnels."

incidentally hearing that song made me want to check out the record

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:49 (four years ago) link

Wrote on "Tunnels," which is my favorite song of the year.

http://thisiheard.blogspot.com/2014/12/angels-and-airwaves-tunnels-2014.html

timellison, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:48 (four years ago) link

I can think of two songs called "Tunnels" I like better than this.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 03:54 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

"Voyager" my favorite on first listen.

timellison, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:32 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

"Voyager!"

Continuing to remind me of Lansing-Dreiden.

timellison, Monday, 6 June 2016 17:27 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjh5XZsMb18

really like this song, great ilan rubin drumming throughout

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:29 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H13WPJFmY1o

hell yes

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 15:38 (one week ago) link

prob the best their whole "synths + pop-punk + healthy appreciation for the cure and u2" formula has ever sounded

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 15:40 (one week ago) link

"Chasing Shadows" is a great one as well

DT, Friday, 6 September 2019 05:39 (one week ago) link


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