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manchester band that fuse emo and post-punk tendencies and dip them in aqueous solution. they apparently had like five hundred names before settling on this one (which, why)

they've been releasing eps every few months since last years, with three incredible singles between all of them. another ep and album are out later this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Y2FVD5JVw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBKqaVk2Co

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeDGfk0UJw8

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:48 (seven years ago) link

this band is great

"the city" and "sex" are so good

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:46 (seven years ago) link

haha i was like "only j0rd is gonna acknowledge this thread"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:54 (seven years ago) link

The City is a complete jam, had only heard that Sex one from the emo thread. I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City. Like if they would have continued to move their sound forward this is what it would/should sound like.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:10 (seven years ago) link

Well damn, this is something totally different sounding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFpqLgUYBjI

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:22 (seven years ago) link

yeah the songs on the eps that aren't singles are these slow amniotic things. there's a new one coupled with this interview and it sounds rlll good http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/exclusive-song-premiere-and-interview-fallingforyou-the-1975

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:27 (seven years ago) link

yeah i like this side of them too

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:45 (seven years ago) link

oh this is really good, damn

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (seven years ago) link

this is what i want james blake to sound like

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 15 May 2013 22:31 (seven years ago) link

ha otm

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 23:29 (seven years ago) link

so the us version of the iv ep is just kind of a greatest hits, all the singles from their other eps. uk version has all the new songs which are pretty fantastic, you can hear it at soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/the1975/sets/the-1975-iv

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:22 (seven years ago) link

this is what i want james blake to sound like

otm // otm

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:22 (seven years ago) link

some of their lyrics are very disarming

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:47 (seven years ago) link

also "you" is just the best song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6q-nvrIHXU

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:50 (seven years ago) link

Pretty addicted to this bad at the mo. Much thanks.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:34 (seven years ago) link

band

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 27 May 2013 22:35 (seven years ago) link

Matthew Healy is the son of Denise Welch and Tim Healy.

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 08:52 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Adore this band.

Tim F, Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:01 (seven years ago) link

:D

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:26 (seven years ago) link

my man

J0rdan S., Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:32 (seven years ago) link

I feel like the refrains in their big songs capture something very OTM about being adolescent and willing drama to happen.

Tim F, Saturday, 15 June 2013 14:47 (seven years ago) link

[this is what i want james blake to sound like]

They sound like james blake expiring?

I am basicallly 100% sure this thread and its contents are a spoof, no way tim f likes an indie band as basic as this

lex pretend, Sunday, 16 June 2013 01:20 (seven years ago) link

I'd expect you to hate them lex but "basic" is just plain incorrect (esp. coming from an xx fan).

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:02 (seven years ago) link

I've definitely noticed a taste-convergence with Brad this year.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:24 (seven years ago) link

Still maintain that they're basically a next gen Matchbox Twenty, except from the UK.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 June 2013 03:03 (seven years ago) link

this is an indie band? :\

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (seven years ago) link

agree that this is awes

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:30 (seven years ago) link

Still maintain that they're basically a next gen Matchbox Twenty, except from the UK.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, June 16, 2013 3:03 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(a) this works for - what - two of their songs at most; but (b) for those two songs works in the best possible way.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 13:38 (seven years ago) link

Hey this is really, really good. It's so crisp and spacious sounding. The singles remind me of My Vitriol's 'Finelines', albeit less noisy.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:16 (seven years ago) link

More than anything I hear the shoegaze (line of descent via Kitchens of Distinction, though, who were always outliers in their own realm). But yes, good stuff so far here; I admit the name put me off.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:52 (seven years ago) link

Maybe due to age/different reference points but I'm tending to hear things like KoD (and before them, Echo, a hair) as well as chirpy early/mid nineties indie pop on Spinart that wasn't Elephant 6. Stuff like Poole and the like. Not JUSt that, obv., but it's a nice riff on the whole 'big music' trope that has something more sprightly to it than a lot of other bands working out there.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:56 (seven years ago) link

I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City

back to celebrate how otm this is, down to the delivery, especially in this track

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

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:40 (seven years ago) link

i have had a lot of promo emails re this crew - something that always makes me suspicious.
clearly there is a degree of some major funding here.
so far i am still on the fence re the music : generic indie + current world studio tricks.
which is not a bad thing per se (memories of custom blue/south ... ) , just that i aint clicking with what i have heard so far.
in a few weeks they are playing a festival that me and the gang are off to, so that may provide more insight as to whether they are worthy of my attention or not ..

mark e, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:49 (seven years ago) link

I'm going to continue ignoring any comparisons to 3EB so I may enjoy this band.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:49 (seven years ago) link

never heard any 3eb ...
clearly i have lived a charmed life.

mark e, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (seven years ago) link

nah, only semi

乒乓, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:53 (seven years ago) link

Haha

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:59 (seven years ago) link

man ned i kind of want to convince you that you'd like the first 3eb record

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:00 (seven years ago) link

I suffered through it and them being big at the time! Some things aren't worth the revisiting!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:02 (seven years ago) link

I still remember some comments around then going "Well think of them as a pop Pavement" and I'm all "...you really don't know me that well, do you."

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:02 (seven years ago) link

"Pop Pavement"... I don't even know what that means

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:04 (seven years ago) link

ahahaha neither do i, but i feel you ned

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:05 (seven years ago) link

It was a strange time.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 June 2013 17:06 (seven years ago) link

This music is so allusive of different reference points that are hard to reconcile together. Third Eye Blind, yes - the chorus on "Chocolate" being the other obvious orbital crossover point. Edward O says Robbie Williams for some tracks! Some of the more ambient stuff makes me think of A Mountain of One if they'd gone more pop and less pachouli. Ned says 80s "big music" generally but then also Kitchens of Distinction which I def. hear, and then makes me think of The House of Love a bit. But I also hear Placebo in their emoness and open searching for different ways to be big. And then of course (crossover) emo generally.

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:34 (seven years ago) link

Also I don't think this is even out yet but it takes the nascent 80s pop influence to new levels, feels like something from a big Hollywood soundtrack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b77_BS9Pww0

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:42 (seven years ago) link

when i first heard "sex" i was like "okay post-punk bassline, crossover emo everything else"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 June 2013 18:55 (seven years ago) link

yeah totally

Tim F, Sunday, 16 June 2013 19:10 (seven years ago) link

It also occurs to me that this band could have played every night at The Bronze and handily catered to any and every mood required by the narrative.

Tim F, Monday, 17 June 2013 09:25 (seven years ago) link

I'm kinda catching some prime-time 3rd Eye Blind vibes on The City

back to celebrate how otm this is, down to the delivery, especially in this track

Oh for sure, hearing 3EB all over these guys work now (sorry Ned, it cant be denied). Was trying to figure out remember the sample source for that song you posted and figured it out...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Gvptdghwo
which samples the last 40 seconds of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-3N7TBrfOA

Shock G Mo Collier (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 17 June 2013 16:13 (seven years ago) link

hearing 3EB all over these guys work now (sorry Ned, it cant be denied)

The advantage of their heyday being a dim, murky horror of shitbaggery means I can listen to the 1975 without such trammeling, for which I am eternally grateful.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 17 June 2013 17:17 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4iOeCPv96w

the new no rome track, produced by george, is great

ufo, Saturday, 30 May 2020 01:09 (three months ago) link

why are we not talking more about this amazing record

k3vin k., Saturday, 30 May 2020 22:09 (three months ago) link

Nappieeeeees

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 31 May 2020 14:49 (three months ago) link

happyyyyyyy

J. Sam, Sunday, 31 May 2020 17:19 (three months ago) link

today 'I Think There's Something You Should Know' is the best song ever.
channeling some 'Menswear' vibes.

Nourry, Monday, 1 June 2020 16:28 (three months ago) link

you guys are the best thing that ever happened to me

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 June 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

closest reference point i've come up with yet for the kitchen-sink eclecticism of this album is super furry animals' guerilla

ufo, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 13:48 (three months ago) link

first three songs in sequence today have me weepy

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 13:53 (three months ago) link

i feel like the exuberant stylistic promiscuity fits pretty tidily into their agonies and ecstasies of late capitalism thematic

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 19:06 (three months ago) link

and i seen the girls and they were all like
"do you wanna come and get fucked up?"
listen
i got myself a missus, says there can't be any kissing
"no, don't be a fridge, you better wise up, kid
it’s all adderall now, it doesn't make you wanna do it"

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:10 (three months ago) link

lyrically “the birthday party” is like the entire cosmos of the 1975 mapped out in a single song

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:11 (three months ago) link

also my replacement copy of the record arrived today and it is an awesome radioactive sickly yellow-green color and i’m
listening to it now and it sure sounds like the best album ever

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:13 (three months ago) link

“then because she goes” is like... a portal opens to a universe where every genre of guitar music i love is enfolded into one shimmer

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:19 (three months ago) link

really amazing how the bridge in “roadkill” turns this half-smirk of a song into the most beautiful and romantic thing

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:27 (three months ago) link

the division of the album into four sides is really satisfying

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

really amazing how the bridge in “roadkill” turns this half-smirk of a song into the most beautiful and romantic thing


It’s like they’re vamping on a pinegrove song in the verses

Heez, Monday, 15 June 2020 13:29 (three months ago) link

still not really into this one but I think I know better why at least. oh well!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 15 June 2020 13:38 (three months ago) link

lyrically “the birthday party” is like the entire cosmos of the 1975 mapped out in a single song

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson)

'the birthday party' is becoming more and more one of their best songs, for sure.

Nourry, Monday, 15 June 2020 16:37 (three months ago) link

so, matty is spending quarantine working on new music and writing for a new album.

Josh (phantompenguin), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 15:58 (three months ago) link

sure it’ll be out this december 2022

k3vin k., Wednesday, 17 June 2020 17:44 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

they've been making videos for every song on the record by outsourcing them to different digital artists. some are really uncanny and creepy and some are incredibly awesome. my favorite so far is "shiny collarbone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXj4XcZBwK4

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 13 July 2020 16:35 (two months ago) link

Wau THAT is the 1975? I'd never have guessed.

piscesx, Monday, 13 July 2020 17:13 (two months ago) link

everything is the 1975

k3vin k., Tuesday, 14 July 2020 02:25 (two months ago) link

I think my favourite for now is the video created for 'then because she goes'.
my goal after this is to hear/watch the album as whole with these new images. because they always keep on giving.

https://youtu.be/CcoFDAujHgo

Nourry, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 23:05 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

the whole thing has been playing on my mind

J0rdan S., Monday, 10 August 2020 03:00 (one month ago) link

Why? You didn’t pay your electric bill or something?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 10 August 2020 04:49 (one month ago) link

the newest Song Exploder is about "The Birthday Party", time for more once-a-year listen to that podcast

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 15 August 2020 02:49 (one month ago) link

*my, goddammit

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 15 August 2020 02:50 (one month ago) link

The Birthday party is probably top 5 of their best songs and one day the world will acknowledge it.

Nourry, Saturday, 15 August 2020 17:53 (one month ago) link

birthday party, me & you together song, if you're too shy are three of their best singles... also three of the best singles of this year

J0rdan S., Saturday, 15 August 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link

damn, hoping i misunderstood the timeline but did he say he relapsed after rehab in that podcast? has he been in rehab more than once? only knew of the equine thing and sounded like he kicked it :(

anza808, Sunday, 16 August 2020 13:31 (one month ago) link

yeah, it seems he relapsed meanwhile... I really hope he's better.

Nourry, Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:22 (one month ago) link

i think there's something you should know
i don't feel like myself, i'm not gonna lie
how would you know? it doesn't show
i think there's something you should know

what a succinct way of describing the experience of anxiety

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:38 (one month ago) link

the transition from tightly coiled song about anxiety and displacement into the wide open, warm, choral salvation of "nothing revealed" is really effective. the whole middle section is really the key to this record.... the only way you could find the transitions abrupt is if you think about the songs' relationship to each other strictly in terms of genre. the emotional thread connects. "if i was your boy" channels the search for salvation into a fleeting encounter, "shiny collarbone" shatters the scene & then the narrator finds himself running back to whatever hotel or motel he can find in order to pour all the tumult into his fav camgirl. even "playing on my mind" after... "i won't get clothes online cause i get worried about the fit / but that rule doesn't apply concerning relationships"... he can't shake it. anyway i find the POV of this record very coherent and can't really listen to it w/o playing the full thing, which i do all the time.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:58 (one month ago) link

i think that "i think there's something you should know" might be the best song they've ever done

ufo, Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:39 (one month ago) link

super agree re: middle section! i think it's true across their albums that the run of tracks preceding the late-album banger single (too shy, the sound, it's not living) is some of the most sonically adventurous material and often contains a thematic/emotional hinge point of the record

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:17 (one month ago) link

i think there's something -> if you're too shy is the section of this album i've listened to the most

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:17 (one month ago) link

it's a structure they've used at both their shows i've been to also

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

for sure.... i think that's the main difference between records 2/4 and 3. the section bracketed by "she's american" and "the sound" on i like it when you sleep is really really strong, whereas i'd say the section bracketed by "love it if we made it" and "it's not living" on brief inquiry is the only skippable part of their discography

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:55 (one month ago) link

not skippable in full mind you, but i'm usually passing on "i like america" and the robot song... "be my mistake", "inside your mind" & "heads and bodies" all kinda blur together for me etc

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 August 2020 16:58 (one month ago) link

i agree

caulk the wagon and float it, Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link

i think the genre switching plays a sort of loss-of-innocence narrative supporting role, with the dubsteppy things being the now, the acoustic numbers this sort of 'lost past' arcadian pastoral yearning, the college rock stuff sort of evocative of more recent'lost youth', contrasting with the grey present, the country-ish stuff sort of the adult-weariness flipside of the claustrophobic intensity of the electronic numbers

it has a sort of what to do after the end of history vibe as they desperately cycle through the cultural toolbox to try to solve the problem of our selfish modern existence and ultimately come up short in the face of atomization and pending eco collapse

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 20 August 2020 17:12 (one month ago) link

i like ur take but i don’t think they come up short! i feel like bagsy is the point of greatest uncertainty/abstraction/disintegration but then it ends with a beautiful duet with his father abt the protection of enduring love. and encores with a love song abt his best friends. to me it’s a very convincingly optimistic ending abt how our basic humanity can shepherd us thru the disintegration!

caulk the wagon and float it, Friday, 21 August 2020 00:59 (one month ago) link

i meant coming up short on a political world historical social-collective level; like as a species we are at a cultural dead end and just have to cling to the glimmers of warmth we can snatch out of the grey churn. its a beautiful album tho

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Friday, 21 August 2020 16:09 (one month ago) link

i don't know a ton about electronic-ish music. a handful of records have grabbed my ears over the years ...

anyway, if i love SHINY COLLARBONE and would like to hear more stuff like that, do any of you have suggestions?

alpine static, Monday, 31 August 2020 22:11 (four weeks ago) link

the transition from tightly coiled song about anxiety and displacement into the wide open, warm, choral salvation of "nothing revealed" is really effective. the whole middle section is really the key to this record.... the only way you could find the transitions abrupt is if you think about the songs' relationship to each other strictly in terms of genre. the emotional thread connects. "if i was your boy" channels the search for salvation into a fleeting encounter, "shiny collarbone" shatters the scene & then the narrator finds himself running back to whatever hotel or motel he can find in order to pour all the tumult into his fav camgirl. even "playing on my mind" after... "i won't get clothes online cause i get worried about the fit / but that rule doesn't apply concerning relationships"... he can't shake it. anyway i find the POV of this record very coherent and can't really listen to it w/o playing the full thing, which i do all the time.

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:58 PM (three weeks ago)

this is sooo otm. head and shoulders their best record imo

k3vin k., Friday, 11 September 2020 23:22 (two weeks ago) link

you're nuts for skipping "i like america and america likes me" tho

k3vin k., Friday, 11 September 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

Interesting that you two can find a throughline in this album. I guess I have a hard time when it's based on the lyrical content. But really, I don't care when the quality of music is so high. I think it's tied with the debut for my favorite album of theirs now

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:15 (two weeks ago) link

I've been surprised how many times I've played the whole album front to back. For such a long sprawling album it's surprisingly easy to listen to. Conversely I found their second longest album (I Like It When You Sleep) hard to listen to in one sitting

Vinnie, Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:19 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I feel like I’ve said this already itt but 4>1>2>3 for me

k3vin k., Saturday, 12 September 2020 04:26 (two weeks ago) link


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