Yellow Swans Break Up

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all good things come to an end, i guess.

their last load album was the first release of theirs to not really wow me but this is still sad.

Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 21 April 2008 15:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I had dinner with one of the guys in this band and he was without a doubt the biggest douchebag in the history of mankind.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 21 April 2008 15:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Which one?

I saw their last Seattle show a week ago. Both seem like super sweet bros. The shorter guy gets a little preachy at the beginning of the sets, but in a "i love being here, you guys" kinda way. Sorry, Msr. Shasta! :(

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 21 April 2008 15:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Never mind, they can do a load more projects that sound exactly the same instead.

Matt #2, Monday, 21 April 2008 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

i want to buy the ex cocaine/yellow swans split for the ex cocaine side, but then i'd be stuck explaining to people why i have a yellow swans record. they were really just the west coast double leopards tribute band, right?

ian, Monday, 21 April 2008 16:29 (fourteen years ago) link

they were really just the west coast double leopards tribute band, right?

wrong. ok I like Double Leopards a lot, but there's a lot the Leopards are paying tribute to, in this context. if you're going to call the Yellow swans a tribute fan, godflesh would be a fairer comparison.

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 21 April 2008 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

fair enough. i've only listened to a few yellow swans records and they seemed pretty run-of-the-mill guitar/electronics/voice slow-drift-drone action, like any number of less-intellectual American Taj Mahal Travelers wannabes.

ian, Monday, 21 April 2008 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Fair enough in turn. I've only seen the group live a bunch of times, but I don't own any Yellow Swans.

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 21 April 2008 17:13 (fourteen years ago) link

(i like Wolf Eyes and Iron Lung a lot more than all of the above, fwiw.)

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 21 April 2008 17:13 (fourteen years ago) link

i really liked them live when i saw them, very nice swoosh.

never bought any of their records.

my friend tom is putting a new record by them in summer and they are playing a show for the anniversary of his label (modern radio):

Our second release by Portland’s Yellow Swans is a CD called Deterioration. These 57 minutes of pure bliss is likely to be their final CD release. After playing around the world and releasing a ton of amazing material, Yellow Swans are calling it a day. They have a few remaining shows scheduled this summer including one last Twin Cities performance as part of the 9 year anniversary. So don't forget to see them Friday, June 6th at the Triple Rock.

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 21 April 2008 18:02 (fourteen years ago) link

this is the show, also great cuz sicbay (ex dazzling killmen) is reuniting :)

Friday, June 6 at Triple Rock Social Club
Yellow Swans (Portland, OR) - Final Twin Cities show
Sicbay - First show Back together again!!!
STNNNG
FT(The Shadow Government) (Midwest, USA)
Church of Gravitron (Omaha, NE)

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 21 April 2008 18:04 (fourteen years ago) link

fair enough. i've only listened to a few yellow swans records and they seemed pretty run-of-the-mill guitar/electronics/voice slow-drift-drone action, like any number of less-intellectual American Taj Mahal Travelers wannabes.

Very run of the mill. Much better at putting out tons of records, touring constantly and making lots of noise friends than actually making music.

QuantumNoise, Monday, 21 April 2008 18:10 (fourteen years ago) link

hey M@tt that Shadow Government band is good too! Do you know them? We have a CD at my radio station now.

sleeve, Monday, 21 April 2008 18:13 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah i've seen them a bunch...they are from iowa but they have some members that live in mpls so they play here a lot? which one do you have? the new one is the black & white album which is great but also the first one "guns of august" is amazing...if you ever have a chance to see them live they are amazing, 2 drummers, big dub bass, fugazi guitars, and the one dude on krautrock type electronics...(the main guy who does the electronics i guess used to play hammond organ for andre williams, weird)

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Very run of the mill. Much better at putting out tons of records, touring constantly and making lots of noise friends than actually making music.

-- QuantumNoise, Monday, April 21, 2008 11:10 AM (1 hour ago)

^^^double bulls eye shot^^^

Steve Shasta, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:23 (fourteen years ago) link

isn't being friends with cool ppl the most important part of being in a noise band?

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:29 (fourteen years ago) link

you might be right!

QuantumNoise, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Very run of the mill. Much better at putting out tons of records, touring constantly and making lots of noise friends than actually making music.

hey dudes is the gang wizard thread-

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Bring the Neon War Home is much more listenable than any Wolf Eyes record I've heard, if not one of the best noise albums in quite some time

sucks i never got to see them live....guess they have a grudge against Atlanta

Malcolm Money, Monday, 21 April 2008 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link

shouldn't this thread have been called "YELLOW SWANS DIE"

akm, Monday, 21 April 2008 20:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Dead Yellow Swans

krakow, Monday, 21 April 2008 20:39 (fourteen years ago) link

>>Very run of the mill. Much better at putting out tons of records, touring constantly and making lots of noise friends than actually making music.

>hey dudes is the gang wizard thread-

supahlolz

Mackro Mackro, Monday, 21 April 2008 21:18 (fourteen years ago) link

M@tt, we have the new Shadow Gov't CD. Thanks for the info.

sleeve, Monday, 21 April 2008 21:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Bring the Neon War Home is much more listenable than any Wolf Eyes record I've heard, if not one of the best noise albums in quite some time

sucks i never got to see them live....guess they have a grudge against Atlanta

-- Malcolm Money, Monday, April 21, 2008 7:50 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

You're first problem is that you're expecting Wolf Eyes albums to be listenable.

I got the Yellow Swans/Ex Cocaine split. I was really into both sides but I think I like Ex Cocaine more. I like pretty much anything not not fun puts out.

Shasta want to elaborate on why this guy is a douche?

filthy dylan, Monday, 21 April 2008 21:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I just want to mention that "At All Ends" is amazing.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 21 April 2008 22:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, good album, that.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 April 2008 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Shasta want to elaborate on why this guy is a douche?

-- filthy dylan, Monday, April 21, 2008 2:38 PM (1 hour ago)

not really...

just trust me!

Steve Shasta, Monday, 21 April 2008 23:08 (fourteen years ago) link

he smelled of vinegar and was hanging upside down from a hook

akm, Monday, 21 April 2008 23:13 (fourteen years ago) link

holy toledo i had no idea (!!!!!):

Yellow Swans Discography

CDs & CDRs

Yellow Swans "Gnrl Motor Skills/PA Swans" - CD-R 2002

Yellow Swans "Live at Kimo's" - CD-R 2002 Self released

Ded Yellow Swans - CD-R 2002 Collective Jyrk

Detained Yellow Swans "Free" - CD-R 2002 Collective Jyrk

Disk Yellow Swans "Manik Tiks" CD-R 2002 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans "EPX" - CD-R 2002 Self released

Yellow Swans "PDX TRPX" - CD-R 2002 Self released

Deep Yellow Swans - CD-R 2003 Collective Jyrk

Duh Yellow Swans - CD-R 2003 Collective Jyrk

Detestifi Yellow Swans - CD-R 2003 Collective Jyrk

Dyad Yellow Swans "Against Sleep And Nightmare" - CD-R 2003 Collective Jyrk

Decapitation Yellow Swans - Business Card CD-R 2003 Das Fort

Yellow Swans - CD-R 2003 Self released

Yellow Swans/Gang Wizard "Live From Men's And Women's Bathrooms, The Placebo, Arcata, CA" - 3" CD-R 2003 Tape Mountain/Jyrk/Deathbombarc

Yellow Swans "Bring The Neon War Home" - CD 2004 Narnack Records

Drill Yellow Swans - CD-R 2004 SNSE Records

Dove Yellow Swans "Live During War Crimes" - CD 2005 Release the Bats

Drowning Yellow Swans & Jim Alteri - CD-R 2005 Carbon

Drowned Yellow Swans 3" CD-R 2005 Chondritic Sound

Yeh Yellow Swans - 3" CD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Axolotl - CD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Axolotl/Gerritt - CD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans & Grey Daturas "Copper/Silver" - 2xCD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Skaters "Humming Lattice Flowers" - CD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Grey Daturas Australian Tour EP CD-R 2005 Heathen Skulls

Demonic Yellow Swans "Live 5-6-04 US Tour aka: War" CD-R 2005 Hung Like A Horse?!

Yellow Swans "Psychic Secession" - CD 2005 Numerical Thief

Yellow Swans "Psychic Secession" - CD 2005 Load Records

Dreamed Yellow Swans - CD 2005 PACrec110/Deleted Art

Yellow Swans & The Cherry Point "Live at Camp Blood" - CD 2005 Troniks

Doorendoorslechte Yellow Swans - 3" CD 2005 Ultra Eczema

Drift Yellow Swans - CD 2006 Acuarela

Yellow Swans "Live At Sound & Fury" - CD-R 2006 Sound & Fury

Yellow Swans & Moth Drakula "They Do Not Always Remember" - CD 2006 Oedipus Records

Dove Yellow Swans "Live During War Crimes Vol.II" - CD 2006 Release the Bats

Doubled Yellow Swans "Global Clone" - CD 2006 PacRec

Yellow Swans & Birchville Cat Motel - CD 2006 Important

Yellow Swans & Ashtray Navigations - 3" CD-R Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Decension Yellow Swans - CD 2007 Acruarela

Yellow Swan "At All Ends" - CD 2007 Load

12"s & 7"s

Die Yellow Swans/John Wiese - Split 7" 2003 Collective Jyrk/Helicopter

Dreamed Yellow Swans - 12" 2003 Collective Jyrk

Dynasty Yellow Swans & John Wiese "Basement Ghost" - 7" 2004 Helicopter

Demos Yellow Swans "Live In The Police State Capitol" - 12" 2004 Weird Forest

Draught Yellow Swans - 7" 2005 Deathbombarc

Dyad Yellow Swans "Against Sleep And Nightmare" - 12" 2005 Weird Forest

Drift Yellow Swans - 12" 2006 Root Strata

Yellow Swans "Psychic Secession" - 2x12" 2006 Weird Forest

Yellow Swans & Grey Daturas "Copper/Silver" - 2x12" 2006 Olde English Spelling Bee

Yellow Swans/Devillock - Split 7" 2006 Modern Radio

Yellow Swans/Warmth - Split 7" 2007 DNT Records

Yellow Swans/Robedoor - Split 7" 2007 Arbor

Yellow Swans/Goslings - Split 7" 2007 Not Not Fun

Decension Yellow Swans - 12" 2007 3 Lobed

Yellow Swans "At All Ends" - 12" 2007 Weird Forest

Yellow Swans & Burning Star Core - 12" 2007 Blossoming Noise

Yellow Swans & Mouthus "Conan Island" - 12" 2007 3 Lobed

Yellow Swans & Mouthus "Live on Conan Island" - 12" 2007 No-Fi

Cassettes

Dosed Yellow Swans - C30 Cassette 2003 Since 1972

Dark Yellow Swans - C20 Cassette 2003 Folding Cassettes

Dusk Yellow Swans "Get The US Out Of A" - C30 2004 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Noggin - C45 2004 Exploder

Yellow Swans/Skaters "Humming Lattice Flowers" - C45 2005 Collective Jyrk

Yellow Swans/Sex With Girls - Deathbomb Arc Tape Club Year One C20 2005 Deathbombarc

Damaged Yellow Swans - C20 2005 23 Productions

Declawed Yellow Swans - C20 2005 Tone Filth

Damned Yellow Swans - C20 2006 Fuck It Tapes

Deterioration Yellow Swans - C60 2007 Self-Released

Yellow Swans - C60 2007 Tape Room

Compilations

Yellow Swans "Narnack Records Is... A Fist-First Sampler Of New Music" - CD 2004 Narnack Records

D Yellow Swans "Untitled" - C30 2004 Excite Bike

Yellow Swans "Collaborations" - CD-R 2005 Collective Jyrk/Decomposition

Yellow Swans "Just Because Your Music Wears This Doesn't Mean You're In Good Shape" - 2xCD-R 2005 Xdiedenroutey

Yellow Swans "Neighbourhood Contributor Volume One" - CD-R 2003

D Yellow Swans "Tapeworms Eat Bookworms" - 2xCassette (C62 & C59) 2005 Not Not Fun

Dominion Yellow Swans & Gerritt "Tic Rox" - CD 2005 Isolated Now Waves

Yellow Swans "Zum Audio Volume 3" - CD 2006 Zum Audio

Die Yellow Swans "California" - 10x12" Box Set 2006 Troniks

Yellow Swans "Wooden Octopus Skull Pfestival" - CD & Program 2006

Yellow Swans "Sonic Protest 2007" - 2xCD 2007

scott seward, Monday, 21 April 2008 23:21 (fourteen years ago) link

"Yellow Swans "Psychic Secession" - 2x12" 2006 Weird Forest"

i only have this. i thought it was kinda cool. cool sounds. never play it though.

scott seward, Monday, 21 April 2008 23:22 (fourteen years ago) link

well i've hung out a few times with gabe and pete and find them to be charming and smart individuals. actually had dinner with pete last night; i know him a lot better than gabe. i can see how gabe might grate with some personalities but not with me...

i am v. psyched to see them tonight with excepter at a goth gamer coffee bar called backspace in portland. never listen to their records and really have always thought of them as a live band. guess that'll have to change now though...

Mike McGooney-gal, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 08:14 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah pete seems like the most likeable noise dude ever, always cool to talk music over the mail. gave me lotsa DUB tips too

rizzx, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:01 (fourteen years ago) link

one of the few US noize groups to actually come to NZ, so points for that. the cd w/Birchville Cat Motel is not as good as Birchville Cat Motel by hisself, tho.

etc, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:25 (fourteen years ago) link

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danbunny, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 11:53 (fourteen years ago) link

five years pass...

http://www.mexicansummer.com/shop/pete-swanson-punk-authority/

this is catchy

j., Saturday, 4 May 2013 02:16 (nine years ago) link


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