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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKl3xeBVY4

New thread, because this might wrongfully be forgotten in a year or two. Because there is no mention of her on ILM so far apart from mine. Because I want to marry and have steamy sex with and cry over this brilliant song. Because I have played it on repeat endlessly. Because David Lynch should take note. Because it is fantastic.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

ILG? Point me towards it plz

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Did not catch that, but we seem to agree on this on a deep fundamental level Mordy <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not until October when this song gets a vinyl release. There's no EP or LP yet, either. Agony.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

great song.
came to it via pitchfork via grizzly bear.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Link doesn't work for me (not after deleting the first part of it).

I tried and tried and made a lame attempt reviving a slowcore thread earlier today but I cannot classify this song, which is really for the best. My song of the year so far, no doubt.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'll cosign that -- helps that i haven't heard much i love this year, but this really is amazing + beautiful. a little cat power'y, no?

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I fucked my way to the top of this thread

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Good mourning :)

Ross, Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

"Venice Bitch" is not a second too long. It's a wonderful song ballad flowing gracefully that takes its time. There is indeed an early Mark Kozelek vibe in there.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Mariner's Apartment Complex reminds me of a specific song by another female alt. rock/pop singer/pianist and it's driving me crazy trying to think who it is.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Friday, 21 September 2018 00:29 (two months ago) Permalink

it's something with much more vocal range than lana uses.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Friday, 21 September 2018 00:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I don’t know about vocal range, but the melody reminds me of one of the Lady Gaga songs from her last album — maybe “Sinner’s Prayer”?

growing up in publix (morrisp), Friday, 21 September 2018 03:49 (two months ago) Permalink

(The verse melody, not the chorus melody)

growing up in publix (morrisp), Friday, 21 September 2018 03:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Venice Beach mood and guitars remind me of Les Fleurs by Minnie Ripperton rather than other indie folk things.

It’s oddly elegant.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 21 September 2018 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

have listened 2 venic bitch like a dozen times tday~

johnny crunch, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:00 (two months ago) Permalink

**VENICE

johnny crunch, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Venic Bitche

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:04 (two months ago) Permalink

so mariners apt complex is fucking great

that's not my post, Saturday, 22 September 2018 06:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I think it’s the first song from her since « Videogames » don’t I really like.
It may be very long, it’s weirdly very satisfying to listen to it repeatedly.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:27 (two months ago) Permalink

So the first one you like? Yeah same here (but then again, I haven’t much paid attention since video games)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:49 (two months ago) Permalink

if y’all like “venice bitch” you should listen to ultraviolence

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:13 (two months ago) Permalink

"Florida Kilos" is the best for mild hangovers on a Saturday morning.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 22 September 2018 13:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Yes yes first since « VG ». And I haven’t been much interested too.

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 22 September 2018 14:17 (two months ago) Permalink

"Venice Bitch" is good. She continues to shuffle the deck of 60s/early 70s musical tropes and has finally turned up the "10-minute song with proggy synth solo" card. It'll fit well in the second half of the next album (I hope; she'd be insane to front-load it, but I think she's too smart for that.)

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:01 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not really a fan of any of the Lana Del Ray songs that I haven't listened to.

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:02 (two months ago) Permalink

advance tracks/singles do tend to frontload her albums so don't be surprised when this ends up as track 2 or something. I found "Honeymoon"-as-opener pretty baffling

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:03 (two months ago) Permalink

When you realize that Honeymoon is a total headphone album, "Honeymoon" the song is a perfect opener. It draws you very slowly and patiently into the album's world.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I revised this list. "Mariners Apartment Complex" is irresistible.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 29 September 2018 12:19 (two months ago) Permalink

i think it speaks to her range as an artist that i consider this a great list even though it doesn't even have any of my top 5 on it

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 29 September 2018 16:49 (two months ago) Permalink

What’s your top 5, dd?

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:31 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, please!

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:31 (two months ago) Permalink

ok i lied, your list has summertime sadness

1. the blackest day
2. terrence loves you
3. ride
4. summertime sadness
5. venice bitch

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

initial excitement for venice bitch pushed blue jeans out of the top 5

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 29 September 2018 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

"Venice Bitch" is good. She continues to shuffle the deck of 60s/early 70s musical tropes and has finally turned up the "10-minute song with proggy synth solo" card.

― grawlix (unperson), Saturday, September 22, 2018 8:01 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Great comment for a great song. Had Venice Bitch and Mariner’s on repeat this week.

that's not my post, Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Dissonant times

fgti is for (flamboyant goon tie included), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:30 (two months ago) Permalink

is banks mentally ill or just an attention addict?

akm, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:32 (two months ago) Permalink

is banks mentally ill or just an attention addict?

Yes.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

both

searching for Kelilah (Ross), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:54 (two months ago) Permalink

i love banks as a musician but god being a fan of hers has been pretty tough.

this is a sad feud tho, someone should take the coke away from banks

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:25 (two months ago) Permalink

i haven't heard anything but "212" think i'll keep it that way

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Lana Del Brazy

Venice Bitch is so great

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

can’t stop listening to Mariners Apartment Complex

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

same

FRE SHA VAC ADO (jed_), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink

rip hear

miss camaraderie

trust me

Ross, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I got off the bandwagon after the Blue Jeans single but this new stuff sounds great, ready to get back!

niels, Friday, 12 October 2018 08:52 (two months ago) Permalink

what happened, why is this so different from the albums in between? it has a more acoustic, mellow vibe, if I'm not mistaken

new studio/producer/band?

niels, Friday, 12 October 2018 09:13 (two months ago) Permalink

new influences?

niels, Friday, 12 October 2018 09:13 (two months ago) Permalink

More like a new strain at the dispensary.

Cousin Slappy, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:01 (two months ago) Permalink

will this be her Revolver? :O

niels, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:41 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm struggling to determine whether Poe's law applies here or not:

https://www.wikihow.com/Emulate-Lana-Del-Rey

pomenitul, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:59 (six days ago) Permalink

there are impressionable 12 year olds that are going to take that shit seriously and for that reason it should be taken down.

wikiHow is so weird!!

rip van wanko, Friday, 7 December 2018 22:59 (six days ago) Permalink

There's impressionable 35 year olds who will take that shit seriously.

Cousin Slappy, Saturday, 8 December 2018 01:43 (five days ago) Permalink

There's also an article that teaches people how to look like Carly Rae Jepsen:
https://www.wikihow.com/Look-Like-Carly-Rae-Jepsen

It's nowhere near as useful. "Wear very nice clothes at formal events" and "wear sunglasses" aren't detailed enough to be helpful. I already do both of those things and I look nothing like her. Admittedly I am a middle-aged man and Carly Rae Jepsen is a 33-year-old woman, but we share genetic material. 33! I thought she was younger. Does Carly Rae Jepsen have a look? Lana Del Rey is basically Natalie Wood, but I don't think Jepsen or her producers put much thought into her image.

A few years back Milan central station had a set of gigantic billboards of Lana Del Rey - we're talking thirty-foot-tall monoliths with Del Rey on each side, advertising handbags - and I always wondered what happened to those billboards. The man who wrote Wikihow's how-to guide would have paid a fortune for them.

Ashley Pomeroy, Saturday, 8 December 2018 14:29 (five days ago) Permalink

i think wikihow is user-generated content. you can find any kind of fucking weird thing in there.

akm, Saturday, 8 December 2018 16:58 (five days ago) Permalink

yes, all wikis are comprised of user-generated content

Number None, Saturday, 8 December 2018 17:19 (five days ago) Permalink


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