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inspire by tiedye's superb "nothing else matters"

http://tiedye.se/

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 07:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

aka

swedish band in balearic masterpiece shocker

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 07:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

actually the rubies rmx might be better

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 07:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I was thrilled to find both "Nothing Else Matters" and the Rubies remix on iTunes. I think there's been a ton of talk of the label on the Chromatics I Love You thread, but they definitely deserve their own thread.
I eagerly anticipate new music from Farah.

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 10 July 2008 07:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is basically a great label, marred only by the presence of Glass Candy...

J@cob, Thursday, 10 July 2008 10:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

?

I know, right?, Thursday, 10 July 2008 10:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

??

s1ocki, Thursday, 10 July 2008 10:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

glass candy are so bad, so lifeless and inert. walked out of their show at cargo a few months ago, it was so boring. plus the annoying lead singer was wearing a ~terrible~ sweater-dress.

don't think they're that much worse than anything else on the label though, was really underwhelmed by the much-hyped comp last year. the cover of 'last night a dj saved my life' is one of the worst things i've ever heard. like, what could this joyous disco classic possibly be missing? that's right, a heavy dose of tedium

lex pretend, Thursday, 10 July 2008 11:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

(a sigh so deep it burns in the chest hole)

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 10 July 2008 11:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

(also = that sweater dress was hot and the show was great)

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 10 July 2008 11:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love the remix of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life". It's like the DJ saved her life by turning her into a vampire - "I used to be heartbroken but now I just dance all night and drain the blood from my victims."

Tim F, Thursday, 10 July 2008 12:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah! Amazing label. But the IDIB acts many not appeal to many pop fans. It's too dark a sound and an aesthetic.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 10 July 2008 13:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

simonetti is djing at love tonight in nyc

max, Thursday, 10 July 2008 13:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah! Amazing label. But the IDIB acts many not appeal to many pop fans. It's too dark a sound and an aesthetic.

i don't dislike it cuz it's too dark, i dislike it because it's too dull

lex pretend, Thursday, 10 July 2008 13:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't dislike it cuz it's too dark, i dislike it because it's too dull

i picked up the glass candy/chromatics albums following the ilm love.

so far i'm struggling to get it, both albums have therefore been left unloved on the shelf.

if anything, its not dark enough for me ..

mark e, Thursday, 10 July 2008 13:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

You know what's really awesome? There's this bootleg (I think) release of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life with a Shep Pettibone mix that's just the vocals over a drum machine. I have to dig that one out, I remember it being pretty awesome.

dan selzer, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

One person's dull is another person's exciting and vital. De gustibus non est disputandum.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Daniel, that's outrageous. Lex is citing a fact. You're only contributing to the indie chancers' conspiracy of tedium and inertia. CAN'T YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING FUN?!

Savannah Smiles, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Savannah Smiles, you've just become an agenda item at the next Indie Chancers' Conspiracy Meeting.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think the chromatics are a snooze, but i love most of the glass candy ive heard (holding my complete support at bay until i decided on this sweater-dress issue) and the two tiedye songs are fucking jams

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

When is Farah's full-length debut being released?

I love that Law Of Life song. And, for Lex's benefit, I'll mention that my wife thinks that song is tedious and boring.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

at once i am relieved and disappointed that someone already posted the madonna pic. i mean i guess it's too obvious. but she looks so damn good!

Surmounter, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Previous discussion:

I LOVE YOU "THE CHROMATICS"
Glass Candy - "Iko Iko"

caek, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

i still think mirage has most potential out of all the idib acts, especially if he has more songs like "loving you" from his myspace page (which even in demo form is sublime, a slo-mo, hyper dramatic, diva led piano jam with those synthetic string sounds that were all over the menace ii society soundtrack or from a bone thugs track or something and crystalline tear-drop arpeggios - also maybe the funkiest thing johnny jewel has done yet). i didn't buy the tiedye 12" because it seemed like a complete rip off and i was broke, though it sounded aight in the shop

r1o natsume, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

while it's been out a while, I still love Law Of Life and the midnite remix from the 12" is reminiscent of a sally shapiro reinterpretation with the electric piano lines. i dunno chromatics and glass candy aside i dig about 3/4 of the After Dark LP.

san frandisco, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's weird I picked this up like a day ago, I'd had it on my mp3 player for ages but it's one of those records that needs to be a record y'know?

I know, right?, Thursday, 10 July 2008 16:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also glass candy are great, and their dead aesthetic is one of the reasons the whole italians thing is so intriguing. Ice blonde and everything.

I know, right?, Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

So go suck a fuck or whatever

I know, right?, Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

Previous discussion:

I LOVE YOU "THE CHROMATICS"
Glass Candy - "Iko Iko"

-- caek, Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:19 AM (3 hours ago)

much better threads TBH.

Steve Shasta, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

kinda intended for this thread to start off talking about how great Tiedye are

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't really understand what baeleric music is.

but this one song sounds kinda nice.

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

i guess balaeric music is like if The Edge played in a disco band?

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

wait now it sounds kinda miami vice

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

like dire straits brothers in arms guitars

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

is axel f balaeric?

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like this song.

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Whoa that is some hammy guitar on "Nothing Else Matters".

lou, Thursday, 10 July 2008 20:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah the guitar is total schlock but that's what's so great obv

J0rdan S., Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

i don't really understand what baeleric music is

judging by your next few posts .... yes you do

dmr, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't think I can stomach it.

xpost

lou, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

this stuff is kinda cool.

like half of me thinks i should be dancing.

half of me thinks i should be watching martin riggs from lethal weapon have a dark night of the soul.

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

i guess balaeric music is like if The Edge played in a disco band?

he did once, kinda
http://www.discogs.com/release/31585

dmr, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is that record any good because the line-up makes it sound awesome?

jim, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought that a couple decades ago just because of The Edge (I had no idea who the other people were at the time). Wish I still had it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah no doubt i'd never heard of that?

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

I used to hate that record (cause it doesn't sound like Can, lol) but now that my taste is all balearic beardoed out I think it's awesome

dmr, Thursday, 10 July 2008 21:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

me too, but i sold it a while back :(

even has lyrics by arthur russell.

jaxon, Thursday, 10 July 2008 22:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

label is fucking good

winston, Friday, 11 July 2008 04:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

just heard that edit tiedye did of tom petty. love it.

t_g, Saturday, 12 July 2008 09:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Disintegration is not a Cure cover, unfortunately. That would have been an amazing cover that could fit them.

Moka, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

New Chromatics:

https://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/lost-river

groovypanda, Tuesday, 3 February 2015 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/news/58458-chromatics-share-dear-tommy-single-just-like-you/

"They're going to release a new single every week until the album comes out."

That shit right there is precedented. (cryptosicko), Friday, 13 February 2015 03:53 (three years ago) Permalink

I had been wondering about this...

Mike Simonetti has decided to split from Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy) to focus on his new project, Pale Blue, as well as his new venture: the freshly minted label 2MR (Two Mikes Records). A collaboration between Simonetti and Captured Tracks, 2MR is an opportunity for Simonetti to start from a blank slate and release music he believes in.

The first release on 2MR will be The Past We Leave Behind, the debut album from Pale Blue.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:24 (three years ago) Permalink

how many fucken labels does sniper need

don't ask me why i posted this (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 February 2015 03:32 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

"Shadow" by Chromatics

https://soundcloud.com/adultswimsingles/chromatics

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 9 September 2015 00:55 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Playing this now. It's nice if weirdly more lo-fi than the last few Chromatics things?

Cribs a huge chunk of the melody from Sonic Youth's "Wish Fulfillment" halfway through, and that's alright with me.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Monday, 28 September 2015 10:54 (two years ago) Permalink

The new Air France commercial is awful. It ruins Warm In The Winter, which is probably my alltime favorite song from this whole label. And it runs about 2000 times a day. That's good for Glass Candy and Johnny Jewel's wallet no doubt, but geez couldn't they have come up with something better than "France in the air"?

kornrulez6969, Monday, 28 September 2015 13:41 (two years ago) Permalink

ha I hadn't heard this song until flying air france this summer & now the song is a big hit chez nous. haven't heard it outside flights/home though.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 28 September 2015 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Mike Simonetti - who incidentally ripped me off on Discogs a few months ago (sent me the wrong record, then wouldn't reply to emails, and when I raised a PayPal dispute he sent an angry email going "Dude I live in airplanes and hotels, I don't have time to deal with this" etc. - is going off on Twitter right now, saying Johnny Jewel left him with a massive tax bill and he's going to set the record straight with a big interview about how he got dicked out of the label he founded, etc. Says he's putting all the old masters on eBay, blah blah

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

I just want to know when the fucking Chromatics album is coming out tbh

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Glass Candy too.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 13 November 2015 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

these dudes seem like such dick heads that i don't know how much i care anymore.

dynamicinterface, Friday, 13 November 2015 16:38 (two years ago) Permalink

that being siad, i love the Girls They Wanna Have Fun cover, both versions they released.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 13 November 2015 18:05 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Dear Tommy,

When will you ever be released?

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 18 February 2016 23:45 (two years ago) Permalink

x2

mark e, Friday, 19 February 2016 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

x3

Starting to give up on ever hearing Dear Tommy or Body Work.

spastic heritage, Friday, 19 February 2016 04:05 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
one month passes...

Mike Simonetti and Johnny Jewel having something of spat on Twitter at the moment (well, Mike is anyway):

https://twitter.com/MikeSimonetti

groovypanda, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:14 (one year ago) Permalink

My liner notes of After Dark 2 say that "The Magician" was co-written by Mike & Johnny and performed by Mike.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:50 (one year ago) Permalink

hasn't simonetti dicked over a bunch of people in the past? why's everyone w/ this label an asshole? i was disappointed with after dark 2 and i've all but lost complete interest since the chromatics album is never coming out

dynamicinterface, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i still rep for 'one night at the raw deal' tho

dynamicinterface, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:53 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTLABXixD0

so far, every song we got is gorgeous

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Still waiting for another Desire album, that track on After Dark 2 was so so excellent

brimstead, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Still waiting for Dear Tommy and the Glass Candy album. I'd welcome a new Desire album but I'm not sure that's even on the cards is it? They've been hinting at new Chromatics and Glass Candy for years now.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/G3fQjjI.jpg

, Friday, 10 March 2017 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Back in December 2014, Chromatics announced their new album Dear Tommy. Although they shared multiple songs from the record, the album never surfaced. Recently, nearly all of those songs were removed from the internet. Now, in a string of tweets, Johnny Jewel’s manager Alexis Rivera has revealed what happened to Dear Tommy. “Christmas day 2015, Johnny almost died in Hawaii,” Rivera wrote on Twitter. “When he came back home to California he destroyed all copies of Tommy. 15K CDs & 10K vinyl in the Italians warehouse in Glendale, all gone.” So yeah, those broken copies of Dear Tommy in that promotional “Twin Peaks” photo were just a few of the thousands of copies that got demolished.

nomar, Thursday, 4 May 2017 05:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 4 May 2017 05:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Anticipating this album so much

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 4 May 2017 05:33 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

The new Air France commercial is awful. It ruins Warm In The Winter, which is probably my alltime favorite song from this whole label. And it runs about 2000 times a day. That's good for Glass Candy and Johnny Jewel's wallet no doubt, but geez couldn't they have come up with something better than "France in the air"?

― kornrulez6969, Monday, September 28, 2015 1:41 PM (two years ago)

ha I hadn't heard this song until flying air france this summer & now the song is a big hit chez nous. haven't heard it outside flights/home though.

― droit au butt (Euler), Monday, September 28, 2015 6:26 PM (two years ago)

Seems like someone else heard the Air France commercials ...

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/vandayoung-sue-us-pop-duo-air-france-over-alleged-love-is-in-the-air-breach-20180114-h0i22u.html

etc, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:42 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Dear Tommy slowly becoming a "sequel to Loveless" type album.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 April 2018 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Windswept is really great. Some kind of Barry Adamson shit. Kind of him to recreate the winky’s diner scene from mulholland drive

Roswell (Ross), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

On “insomnia”

Roswell (Ross), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

My god I love Love LOVE the Tess Roby album

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2018 22:34 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK-D21rQjt8

^ this is great stuff. not really the sound i'd usually associate with IDIB, makes me think of julia holter, colleen, nico

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 12 May 2018 06:53 (two months ago) Permalink

I was gonna say, that Tess Roby is really good and far too short. I love the stridency of her voice.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Probably should get the tess album

Blood roses (Ross), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Is it really industrial ?

Blood roses (Ross), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

not at all industrial, more of a folky indie electronic thing

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 12 May 2018 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

only just seen nico on that list, there's definitely a similarity in their voices

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Just got the Tess. Let’s fire it up

Music is confidence (Ross), Saturday, 12 May 2018 22:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh wow, I'd not even heard of Tess Roby before, but this is a v nice record.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 May 2018 23:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Ballad 5 was one of the best and most overlooked songs last year, check it out if it’s not on the album

flopson, Sunday, 13 May 2018 00:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh wow, I'd not even heard of Tess Roby before, but this is a v nice record.

― Johnny Fever, Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:06 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ditto. Thanks for the tip folks.

that's not my post, Sunday, 13 May 2018 05:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Sounds like
Some shit

Free-jazz baser (Ross), Sunday, 13 May 2018 05:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Not what I was expecting

Free-jazz baser (Ross), Sunday, 13 May 2018 05:13 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Windswept is so good. Anyone care to recommend another album that is solid “fake soundtrack” music. Barry Adamson comes to mind but I’m drawing blanks

synonym toast crunch (Ross), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 15:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Tess tony record really grew on me

Slippage (Ross), Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink


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