should there be a thread for little dragon?

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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

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

six months pass...

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

four months pass...

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

five months pass...


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

two months pass...

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.



01 Ritual Union

02 Little Man

03 Brush the Heat

04 Shuffle a Dream

05 Please Turn

06 Crystalfilm

07 Precious

08 Nightlight

09 Summertearz

10 When I Go Out

11 Seconds

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 April 2011 17:05 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

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

two years pass...

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:

calstars, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 23:52 (seven years ago) link

six months pass...

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

Klapp klapp
Cat Rider
Pretty Girls

calstars, Sunday, 2 November 2014 23:23 (six years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Killing Me also is great

davey, Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:57 (six years ago) link

whole new record is great rlly

davey, Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:57 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

/ 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

two years pass...

They’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

five months pass...

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

one year passes...


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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

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