i sort of think so. never heard the first album, but i like this new one pretty well.
― flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:35 (twelve years ago) link
new one is great as is the first.
― cutty, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:35 (twelve years ago) link
― flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:39 (twelve years ago) link
Very good band, hope to see them again next time they're in town in a few weeks. Did a brief interview with them earlier in the year.
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:39 (twelve years ago) link
This came out on Peacefrog right? I think that threw me off. Really thought it was bland. Not sure peacefrog need to trouble themselves with middle of the road indie-pop.
― brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:40 (twelve years ago) link
i don't know if i agree with that genre-fication
it's euro downtempo/trip hop with femme vox
― cutty, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:45 (twelve years ago) link
Ok, indie-pop prob. isn't the exact genre for it, but it's def. the style of music that's popular on KEXP, a local station that pretty much only plays 'electronic' music when it's filled with weak vocals and 'real' sounding instruments. That's what makes me equate this album with indie-pop. It's basically Hooverphonic for a new generation.
― brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:54 (twelve years ago) link
And as Hooverphonic are v. good, all is well!
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:57 (twelve years ago) link
Should there be a thread for Hooverphonic?
― brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:22 (twelve years ago) link
definitely trip-hoppy, tho i'd say trip-hop by way of richard x. (or trip-hop that's at least heard richard x.)
― flying squid attack (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:26 (twelve years ago) link
you can't just call anything you want indie pop
― cutty, Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:43 (twelve years ago) link
good album, "feather" is an awesome song. I also heard trip-hoppy in this, but much less so than what I'd heard from the first album. Mostly just spare, atmospheric synth pop. that's not the same thing, right??
― Dominique, Thursday, 8 October 2009 17:17 (twelve years ago) link
there's r&b in there too
― cutty, Thursday, 8 October 2009 17:21 (twelve years ago) link
Saw them live yesterday playing for free at my city. Amazing act. Yukimi has a very powerful voice for such a small body and drummer did some sort of jazz playing every now and then which was brilliant.
Would definitely recommend catching them on tour, they are very different live than on record.
― Moka, Friday, 23 April 2010 20:01 (eleven years ago) link
heard Machine Dreams for the first time recently and i love it. they're playing in london in a few weeks, looking fwd to it.
― jabba hands, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 18:42 (eleven years ago) link
― bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 18:27 (ten years ago) link
This band is ok, but only ok.
― smanging pumpkins (The Reverend), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 18:38 (ten years ago) link
brilliant and underrated band
― Davek (davek_00), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 18:39 (ten years ago) link
New album details:
Little Dragon will do a short run of shows in the US at the end of May leading up to their performance at The Roots 4th Annual Picnic on June 4th, 2011 in Philadelphia. RITUAL UNION TRACKLISTING 01 Ritual Union02 Little Man03 Brush the Heat04 Shuffle a Dream05 Please Turn06 Crystalfilm07 Precious08 Nightlight09 Summertearz10 When I Go Out11 Seconds
01 Ritual Union
02 Little Man
03 Brush the Heat
04 Shuffle a Dream
05 Please Turn
10 When I Go Out
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 April 2011 17:05 (ten years ago) link
Enjoying the new album so far
― Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 17 July 2011 00:26 (ten years ago) link
This track has a nice 'Auto-Rock' feel to it.
― calstars, Sunday, 17 July 2011 01:25 (ten years ago) link
Curious as to why this band, which appears to be getting bigger and bigger, never elicits much response here. I can kind of get how they're not the kind of band to make people love or hate them -- maybe too pleasant? -- but also, I don't really know any other bands who sound like them.
― Dominique, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 21:04 (seven years ago) link
Great first album...following albums=law of diminishing returns
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 21:21 (seven years ago) link
I like Little Dragon but mostly wanted to remark on how odd it is that "Ritual Union" has become such a huge slow burn hit (at least in Australia). I hear it all the time now.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 21:33 (seven years ago) link
'Klapp Klapp,' the single off of the upcoming record is great:http://open.spotify.com/track/43AUUVifvKCgPL7dLbX6Co
― calstars, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 23:52 (seven years ago) link
We never talked about this year's album did we.
I feel like I always need to reserve one space in my end of year top 20 for an Andy K record.
― Tim F, Sunday, 2 November 2014 21:46 (six years ago) link
I love the TEED remix of 'paris', remember the original version being ok, but never investigated any further.
― ewar woowar (or something), Sunday, 2 November 2014 23:03 (six years ago) link
OPIII:Klapp klappCat RiderPretty Girls
― calstars, Sunday, 2 November 2014 23:23 (six years ago) link
Killing Me also is great
― davey, Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:57 (six years ago) link
whole new record is great rlly
/ Should I / stood out for me on the new one. Also / butterflies / which was kind of nice and abstract. Like the last one, album seems about half keepers.
― calstars, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:09 (four years ago) link
Second to / high / - but that one was a single and definitely one of my top 5s of the last minute and a half
― calstars, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:11 (four years ago) link
Been meaning to listen to this. They strike me as the ultimate hit and miss band. Always worth a listen though
― Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:13 (four years ago) link
https://open.spotify.com/track/0WPOxxoEVoglAvhqroDpQA?si=Od4akDIMRomihXfmlWRP3QThey’ve been hitting it out of the park recently with their singles
― calstars, Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:20 (one year ago) link
Eh, Season High ended up one of my favorite albums of 2017, but the new one is doing zip for me.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:43 (one year ago) link
I was supposed to be seeing them last week :(
― chap, Thursday, 2 April 2020 13:51 (one year ago) link
Like the relaxed bass groove on this track a lot.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 28 September 2020 18:56 (one year ago) link
― calstars, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 03:12 (two weeks ago) link
― calstars, Saturday, 23 October 2021 18:22 (four days ago) link
I've seen little dragon live about 4 times, a big fan of their first couple of album particularly, that gorrillaz collab posted above has always interested me as I don't like gorrillaz much but the little dragon verses on this track is some of their best work or at least a sound I think they do very well. This collab is odd from the point of view of its sounds like gorrillaz for exactly 50% of the song (like to the second) and then little dragon for the last half, it's like they never met up and gorrillaz sent them half a track and told them to finish it. The start and finish are literally different tracks by different bands
― Swanswans, Sunday, 24 October 2021 09:02 (three days ago) link
lol yes. I could give two shits about gorillas but as you say the LD part is magic 🪄
― calstars, Sunday, 24 October 2021 10:05 (three days ago) link