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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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

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

calstars, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 03:21 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

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

cal (calstars), Saturday, 3 May 2014 04:23 (seven years ago) link

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

All My Friends

Sea Foam

Death By Fire, Sunday, 4 May 2014 23:56 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

I miss them

calstars, Monday, 29 December 2014 23:54 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

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:

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

fionnland, Wednesday, 3 August 2016 18:20 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

new song

flopson, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:37 (four years ago) link

sadly not taken with this, too slow and plodding

nice cinemagraph video though

calstars, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 01:48 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

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

calstars, Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:39 (four years ago) link

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

JacobSanders, Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:54 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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:

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:57 (three years ago) link

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

Evan R, Monday, 4 December 2017 17:59 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

calstars, Monday, 4 December 2017 19:23 (three years ago) link

"It's Okay" fuck yeah

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:26 (three years ago) link

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

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:27 (three years ago) link

goes well with Big Thief

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 December 2017 20:29 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Elizabeth shows how to play it’s ok

calstars, Monday, 26 August 2019 02:42 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

New FB post today -

We are happy to announce the release of our 4th full-length endeavour/(album) "Indistinct Conversations".
We dug deep for this one and can't wait for you to hear it, out May 15th, 2020 on Saddle Creek Records / Dine Alone Records.
So proud to share with you the first single :::::
"Weight of that Weekend"
We will be touring this spring in North America :::::
Come out! Come out!
xo LP

So stoked for this. Her voice is brilliant.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

For Bandcamp Friday, she just FB posted that her 1999 album, Elizabeth Powell - Belle Epoque, will be for sale today only.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 1 May 2020 14:14 (one year ago) link

I listened , it’s nice

calstars, Friday, 1 May 2020 23:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

That's good news - will check it tonight at home. New Owen is in the mail, but another month until the new LoT gets sent.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 26 June 2020 13:15 (one year ago) link

She seems pretty subdued on this one, which is totally cool, I support any music she makes. But that old fire and wrath...

calstars, Friday, 26 June 2020 19:29 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Somehow never really knew about this band but I'm enjoying Indistinct Conversations a lot, esp. "Footnotes" -> "A/B Futures." Sounds like fire and wrath, though I don't have the old version to compare...

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 03:25 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

New single ahhhh

calstars, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

x 100000.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

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