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Anyone here like them? They are all over Pandora. They have their moments..."Goaltime Exposure" has a great chorus but an incredibly dull verse. "Color Me Badd" and "A Series of Small Flames" are pretty good too. Can't figure out if the lead singer intentionally sings so that her lyrics are inaudible or if it's just me.

calstars, Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:42 (six years ago) Permalink

they're ok, but i haven't put much effort into listening them TBH. just saw them play a set at NXNE, which was decent. they strike me as a post-sarah harmer/weeping tile kind of band. is that the case?

borntohula, Wednesday, 22 June 2011 03:11 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

What no one else like this band? Shame on you.

calstars, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:21 (four years ago) Permalink

Love this band; was just listening to Fun and Laughter today, and Some Are Lakes is one of a small handful of CDs that never leaves my car. They haven't updated their Facebook or Twitter accounts for a couple of years, which makes me worry they broke up.

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:51 (four years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Where did my body go? Where did I leave it?

cal (calstars), Saturday, 3 May 2014 04:23 (three years ago) Permalink

these are the songs I like by this band, from favorite to the least favorite.

All My Friends
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2x7EdhU0jw

Sea Foam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v81byLFbG4

Death By Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poRGbweoN7k

TabForaCause.com, Sunday, 4 May 2014 23:56 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I miss them

calstars, Monday, 29 December 2014 23:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Me too. Whatever did happen? I remember looking a few months ago but with no satisfactory answer forthcoming. God those were great, underrated albums.

finn_the_scot, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I look into them every year or so, trying to figure out what happened. Even emailed their old publicist; no luck.

Evan R, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 01:03 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.facebook.com/landoftalk/

Forgot to post that they are back from hiatus (or at least Elizabeth is). Looking forward to new material.

What actually reminded me of this thread was hearing this:

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

Lovely and certainly Land of Talk-esque esp. vocally around the 40 second mark.

fionnland, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 18:20 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

new song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fUjJkXPZys

flopson, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

sadly not taken with this, too slow and plodding

nice cinemagraph video though

calstars, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 01:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Her voice is the draw for me, so the tempo isn't a negative. Actually, find it lulling in a good way. Glad she's back! Long time until May. I'll pre-order this.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 04:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Happy that her new single has a bit of the magic , even if it could use a tempo boost

https://open.spotify.com/track/2k07QCy6JB6rJVtUnQwIcz

calstars, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

I really enjoyed that video posted! I guess I should check out their back catalog. Thanks

JacobSanders, Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Been sitting with the album for quite a while, and it's been a slow grower but it's pretty wonderful, probably on par with Cloak and Cipher

Evan R, Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Well in keeping with the band's history this album didn't move the needle at all. I gotta believe in a few years this band is going to be rediscovered and appreciated, though, because they've made some truly inspiring music

One of my favs from the new one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-0CQzKuocw

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:57 (one week ago) Permalink

lol wrong embed; that's the full album. Had been shooting for this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKvi7dmyXPI

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Giving the new one another spin but yeah, zero movement. Though I’m sure the fans came out for the shows - a lotta pent up love there.

calstars, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:41 (one week ago) Permalink

dang didn't even realize they were touring (the shows didn't come anywhere near here). It's so easy to just imagine them disappearing after this album cycle, possibly forever; would hate it if I never got a chance to see them

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah she played NY at a pretty sizable venue for at least two nights IIRC

calstars, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

"It's Okay" fuck yeah

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink

god I still love the old indie rock, when it sounds like this

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:27 (one week ago) Permalink

goes well with Big Thief

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:29 (one week ago) Permalink

There is something defiant about the record. Like "oh, indie rock doesn't sound like this anymore? Too bad, we've still got new ideas to express." That insularity really works for them

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 20:53 (one week ago) Permalink


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