King Krule - i love this hipster shit

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nostormo, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:53 (four years ago) Permalink

ZOO KID

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

lol remember this garbage

the spectacular cow (Lamp), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:56 (four years ago) Permalink

'Octopus' is pretty spectacular but a cursory browse of his stuff on itunes seem to indicate it is not very representative of his stuff - anyone?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:06 (four years ago) Permalink

FP'd London for this

beans on toast and ghosts (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:08 (four years ago) Permalink

i tend to agree with the guy who wrote on rateyourmsusic, that although the record is very good, it's over produced.
maybe trying a bit too hard, and somewhat pretentious as a result.

nostormo, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Can't yet put my finger on what exactly it is but the guy definitely has got something

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:30 (four years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.mm-health.com/bookimages/14/4720.1.png

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

This wouldn't be the worst thing a cynic could expect to win a Mercury but it's far too long and samey.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

these lyrics are hilarious

combination hair (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

i am a fan of this felo, have not heard album yet. i see 'rock bottom' is not on it, which i think is my favourite to this point.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 21 August 2013 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Took me a while but now I love this. Hipster shot

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:11 (four years ago) Permalink

When I look at him I feel, I've known people like that. But not when I hear his voice

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:29 (four years ago) Permalink

I would call the Krule record interesting.

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:30 (four years ago) Permalink

The way his voice is mixed on the record makes me think of Ghostpoet

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Whenever I see his name I think of

http://d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net/movie/large/Krull.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I think of king tuff which I LOVE

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Do they still make movies like that?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

lol @ sfj disagreeing w/ thread title's premise

His sound isn’t hip or trendy.

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink

love it

the late great, Friday, 20 September 2013 16:33 (four years ago) Permalink

he sounds like a depressed tom vek

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 September 2013 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

i was thinking more like a drugged billy bragg

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I don't really see what's so hipster about him - his sound is totally uncool retro and not ironic or whatever

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 20 September 2013 17:20 (four years ago) Permalink

most "hip or trendy" music made today sounds like it was made entirely on a laptop in someone's room, this sounds like it was made on a laptop in someone's room but with some jazz guitar chords on top.

call all destroyer, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

hipsters reside in the U.S. iirc

rip van wanko, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

Isn't hipster music defined by it's hipster fans and necessary the music itself?

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Not necessary

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

said something on twitter last night about how I can't unhear him as a brain-damaged Billy Bragg and god it's just all encompassing. I like this record though

thot police (fadanuf4erybody), Friday, 20 September 2013 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

not sure where Jones gets the "young British Tom Waits" thing from - I guess Tom Waits is short-hand for singer-songwriter who likes jazz but doesn't strictly speaking play it? seems like a stretch

brio, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

funny voices too

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

this record is kind of addicting. been raining a lot lately and it fits my mood to just shuffle around with a hangover

illegalblues, Friday, 20 September 2013 20:16 (four years ago) Permalink

very autumnal

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

So where's this kid from, Lewisham?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

From the zoo

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:51 (four years ago) Permalink

he should just go by ARCHY MARSHALL it's a pretty dope name

the late great, Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:45 (three years ago) Permalink

like a drugged Billy Bragg who has been listening to The Streets(Mike Skinner)

North American tour announced btw

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:14 (three years ago) Permalink

thank god for chav parents letting their kids smoke at age 13

ogmor, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:23 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

he sounds like a depressed tom vek

― congratulations (n/a), Friday, September 20, 2013 11:50 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was thinking more like a drugged billy bragg

― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, September 20, 2013 11:57 AM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a terrible jim ruiz

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:01 (three years ago) Permalink

god i mean i was excited to hear like old-timey jazz chords and stuff but his voice ugh

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:02 (three years ago) Permalink

would love to hear the lex weigh in on this

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Got tickets for Tuesday in SF!

Austin, Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:10 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Q6Iu8sTkY

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 18 July 2014 15:37 (three years ago) Permalink

The man (or the kid, that clip anyway) just oozes talent.

Easily my favorite music maker right now.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 July 2014 20:46 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYfRRl7z5zE

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

totally forgot about this dude...

new track is great

the unholy alliance of Sonic Youth and The Style Council?

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I always thought he was ripping the Postcard bands, but hey.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:57 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm probably his biggest fan on this board.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:58 (one year ago) Permalink

earlier on but the song above sounds like he's (sorta) figuring out a signature sound

here's hoping for the next album

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:00 (one year ago) Permalink

According to his Facebook, he has new music on the way, but a second full length is still a ways off.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:01 (one year ago) Permalink

the first album got totally lost in the shuffle somehow

it was kinda scattershot, but still, some really beautiful songs on there.

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:06 (one year ago) Permalink

It's my so far album of the 2010's. By quite a ways, actually.

Have you seen him live?

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:11 (one year ago) Permalink

not yet.. have always wanted too.

i used to love that collection of Zoo Kid demos with the version of "Lizard State" that had the breakbeats on it.

hackshaw, Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I told him he was my favorite MC when I saw him live and he smiled. It was fun.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 05:22 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

A NEW PLACE 2 DROWN

(holy fucking hell I'm so excited I'm shaking)

Austin, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 19:56 (one year ago) Permalink

So, this is more of beats and rhymes kind of project, rather than full fledged songs. Can't say I'm disappointed, but whoa, this is a lot to process.

Austin, Thursday, 10 December 2015 18:01 (one year ago) Permalink

this is england 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawgV3apIeM

expected to hate it, but ended up loving the obvious brotherly love that drives them both.

mark e, Thursday, 10 December 2015 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

No guitar at all on this = kind of a letdown

And it does feel like one of the things he used to just put up on his DJ JD Sports Soundcloud page.

But still, I've been playing nonstop all day. Something to be said for that, I suppose.

Austin, Thursday, 10 December 2015 23:06 (one year ago) Permalink

need to hear this

the late great, Saturday, 12 December 2015 06:36 (one year ago) Permalink

It really does get better the more I play it.

Austin, Saturday, 12 December 2015 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

THE RETURN OF PIMP SHRIMP
https://soundcloud.com/thereturnofpimpshrimp/feel-safe-88-just-say-no

Kind of a dark disco thing. Whoooo. . .!

Austin, Thursday, 25 August 2016 04:13 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

A New Place 2 Drown has finally been released on vinyl: http://xlrecordings.com/buy/archymarshall-anewplace2drown

UK only for now, but Amoeba is stocking it.

Austin, Saturday, 24 September 2016 06:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

'Czech One'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2HRzIyyXvU

Sounds like a New Place 2 Drown part two.

Still love it.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 23 August 2017 22:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

So, after a few days and several dozen listens later, I have to say that this is both a totally genius and equally as confusing lead single.

It seems like a kind of mixture of 'The Noose of Jah City' and 'Cementality' — that kind of ultra pretty Fender Rhodes vamp sort of thing. But, something else completely different in the mix, as well. It's almost sparse to a confrontational degree. It has shades of things he's done previously in it, but I can't really, truly liken it directly to them. It was actually kind of jarring on first listen, because of how subdued it is. I'm just taking it face value presently, but if I were to go to that next step of assessment, I would say that, when 'Easy Easy' was released as the lead single to the first album four years ago, it was a fantastic, victorious moment for him. But, musically speaking, it was not in the least bit unexpected. 'Czech One', on the other hand, I can honestly say I did not see coming at all. So, in terms of just doing something completely different, this is another successful moment for him.

However, considering he just played Prima Vera Sound a few months ago and aired out several new songs, yet 'Czech One' was not among them, makes me think that this new record is going to be something of a challenge. A challenge that I wholly welcome, especially if the results are as fruitful as 'Czech One.'

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The album's...okay. I guess.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's my most anticipated release of the year. So, I'm definitely looking forward.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Sunday, 27 August 2017 18:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The OOZ, out 13 October on XL and True Panther
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cdn.beggars.com/xlrecordings/site/images/products/157/images/kk-pinth.jpg
1. Biscuit Town
2. The Locomotive
3. Dum Surfer
4. Slush Puppy
5. Bermondsey Bosom (Left)
6. Logos
7. Sublunary
8. Lonely Blue
9. Cadet Limbo
10. Emergency Blimp
11. Czech One
12. (A Slide In) New Drugs
13. Vidual
14. Bermondsey Bosom (Right)
15. Half Man Half Shark
16. The Cadet Leaps
17. The Ooz
18. Midnight 01(Deep Sea Diver)
19. La Lune

'Dum Surfer' hit YouTube this morning and it's a dark, hazy wash of a song. If 'Czech One' was super sparse, 'Dum Surfer' is the opposite, filling every corner and darkened space with reverb and delay washes.

And, holy hell, NINETEEN songs in the tracklist?!

Just going off what I've seen and heard so far, this album is going to be absolutely huge in sound and ambition.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:35 (one week ago) Permalink

i haven't heard anything else, but dum surfer rules.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:21 (six days ago) Permalink

aiming this post for 15 years from now, but...

these assholes can play for now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-f1Bnltu8

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:23 (six days ago) Permalink

egh, it's just a really constrained song in some ways, despite sounding like it's bleeding out. i bet a lot of king krule sounds like this but i just haven't given it a shot. but if nothing else, l love this one, and the things that make it good make me think there's a lot more underneath the ret of his music./ newbie herer

Karl Malone, Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:29 (six days ago) Permalink

I liked the first LP but this is something else. Awesome

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:41 (six days ago) Permalink

i wasn't the biggest fan of the first LP (apart from Easy Easy) but this guy was so young and is clearly so talented that I figured better things were coming. Sounds like they've come.

rock and roll tucci coo (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:42 (six days ago) Permalink

i bet a lot of king krule sounds like this

No, actually. I think that's why I'm so taken with this new material. In the past, when he put out new music, it felt like an addition on the foundation he had established previously.

This new material, though. . . just seems to have come from out of nowhere. There are still touchstones of his major influences —namely hyper literate new wave (Josef K, Aztec Camera, etc.) and 60s era post-bop jazz— but, just going on these two new songs, he's really taken it in another direction entirely.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:28 (six days ago) Permalink

i thought czech one was fine but yeah, this one is fucking excellent and really enthralling sounding to me. so many layers man.

hackshaw, Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:31 (six days ago) Permalink

seems like he got really into the beats/hip-hop thing for awhile (that marshall album) and now that he's back to king krule it's like a combination of the two styles. he talks in that new pitchfork thing about hanging out with rappers too much and then going "wait, i forgot i play guitar" or something like that. haha.

hackshaw, Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:39 (six days ago) Permalink

Nah, pretty big hip hop influence on 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. I mean, 'Shades of Grey' and 'A Neptune Estate' were basically MPC beats. With live horns and guitar on it and then the remix had actual rappers on it in the case of 'Neptune Estate.' And he's always had his DJ JD Sports Soundcloud where he posts random beats. And then the Sub Luna City album as well.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 14 September 2017 23:48 (six days ago) Permalink

def an influence from the start but specifically on the archy album and his random collabs. these feel more official and not just like some random project, cause it's under the krule name.

hackshaw, Thursday, 14 September 2017 23:57 (six days ago) Permalink

I think that's always been where the big connection to his music for me stems from. Even though there's practically a generation and a half between my age and his, we've both had similar musical journeys as kind of hip hop junkies that just got really into Bill Evans and new wave.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 15 September 2017 00:59 (five days ago) Permalink

Not that I'm anywhere near as talented as he is; or even talented at all. Just totally get where he's coming from.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 15 September 2017 01:03 (five days ago) Permalink

not sure i could've said what i wanted out of another king krule record but turns out dum surfer is exactly it

this is also p dece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1kzMFnFSh0

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:28 (yesterday) Permalink

I don't know if it's just me or not but I'm kinda surprised at the intensity of the positive reactions here. I gave it an ear as mentioned and...I don't know if 'forced' is the right term but it sure really seems like it makes an effort to demonstrate how much of an effort is being made. Like the fact it's being tried is more important than actually sinking in as a good listen.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:25 (yesterday) Permalink

they said the same thing about animal collective's 'centipede hz', and is there a single ilm poster today who wouldn't gladly place that classic in their top 700 albums of 2012?

lol.. haven't listened to this yet, most of his albums only have one or two songs that really stick with me so if this has that i'll be happy

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:39 (yesterday) Permalink

I don't know if it's just me or not but I'm kinda surprised at the intensity of the positive reactions here. I gave it an ear as mentioned and...I don't know if 'forced' is the right term but it sure really seems like it makes an effort to demonstrate how much of an effort is being made. Like the fact it's being tried is more important than actually sinking in as a good listen.

Nah, his band is just that tight.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:31 (yesterday) Permalink

That...wasn't my impression. (It wasn't even a question of whether or not they were tight, more like 'why is this entire experience vaguely irritating in a way I can't put my finger on.')

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:34 (yesterday) Permalink

To each their own, I guess.. Don't see this as being particularly showoff-y or forced. Just a nasty/tight grinding roadhouse beat.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:38 (yesterday) Permalink

def not show-off-y. at least not anymore than his previous stuff. he has his sound figured out a bit better (which i consider distinctive) and is trying to smooth out the fragments.

hackshaw, Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:11 (yesterday) Permalink


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