King Krule - i love this hipster shit

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRzlbh4or3c

nostormo, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:53 (six years ago) link

ZOO KID

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

lol remember this garbage

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

'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 (six years ago) link

FP'd London for this

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

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

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

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 (six years ago) link

these lyrics are hilarious

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

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 (six years ago) link

four weeks pass...

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

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:11 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

I would call the Krule record interesting.

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:30 (six years ago) link

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

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:31 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

I think of king tuff which I LOVE

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 15:39 (six years ago) link

Do they still make movies like that?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:40 (six years ago) link

lol @ sfj disagreeing w/ thread title's premise

His sound isn’t hip or trendy.

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 15:44 (six years ago) link

love it

the late great, Friday, 20 September 2013 16:33 (six years ago) link

he sounds like a depressed tom vek

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

i was thinking more like a drugged billy bragg

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 16:57 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

hipsters reside in the U.S. iirc

rip van wanko, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:50 (six years ago) link

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

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:28 (six years ago) link

Not necessary

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:29 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

funny voices too

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:01 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

very autumnal

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Friday, 20 September 2013 20:59 (six years ago) link

So where's this kid from, Lewisham?

Chantal Anchorman (admrl), Friday, 20 September 2013 21:32 (six years ago) link

From the zoo

nostormo, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:51 (six years ago) link

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

the late great, Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:45 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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

ogmor, Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:23 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

would love to hear the lex weigh in on this

jaymc, Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:02 (six years ago) link

Got tickets for Tuesday in SF!

Austin, Sunday, 15 December 2013 14:10 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

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

°ㅇ๐ْ ° (gr8080), Friday, 18 July 2014 15:37 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

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

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 19:29 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:57 (four years ago) link

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

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 7 November 2015 04:58 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

sounds like Dirty Beaches

it me, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:05 (two years ago) link

i've been thinking about the tricky comparison myself

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:19 (two years ago) link

i think the dirty beaches comparison is reductive ... there is a lot of sparse reverb-y music you could compare king krule to, but imo that doesn't really get at what makes "the ooz" special

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:25 (two years ago) link

I don't like this music and am now exiting the thread

it me, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

really? i think dirty beaches are pretty good, especially "badlands"

the late great, Monday, 30 October 2017 23:34 (two years ago) link

i think this album suggest some kind of relationship between indie rock and underground hip-hop/uk garage influences. tricky comparison is accurate, as well as j dilla. dirty beaches too (though without a lot of the nostalgia pandering)

hey it's a really unique combo in my opinion

hackshaw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:36 (two years ago) link

the beats/production are incredibly fucking good, the new wave and punk influences work in that context even if they shouldn't, there's a great emotional bent to the lyrics and the phrasing. all of it works and has me smitten. if this is only his second album just imagine where it could go from there

hackshaw, Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:29 (two years ago) link

i think this album suggest some kind of relationship between indie rock and underground hip-hop/uk garage influences.

That was a lot more prominent on 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and his earlier stuff, if you ask me. The OOZ is much more unique.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:56 (two years ago) link

the archy marshall album was definitely a primer for this new stuff. all of that slithery down-tuned ambience

hackshaw, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 21:26 (two years ago) link

i like that an album that has such a nihilistic, lethargic approach to life also has these two or three songs (vidual, emergency blimp, half man half shark etc) that are all shaked up and ready for anything.

guess it might be bi-polar

hackshaw, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 21:38 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is very good. one of those records that sort of pushes the listener away, but well worth the effort to work past that resistance. would be pretty easy to cut out some of the deliberate chaff and a weaker track or two to make this a tight, arresting album but that is v clearly not the point.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 17 November 2017 03:22 (two years ago) link

what's with the Always Sunny theme music at the end of "Midnight 01 (Deep Sea Diver)"?

anyway, this album has really grown on me--I needed to listen while driving at night for the idea to really click

voodoo chili, Monday, 27 November 2017 15:54 (two years ago) link

"Vidual" is so Rain Dogs that it hurts, I love it

voodoo chili, Monday, 27 November 2017 16:11 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

playing my town on 4/20, hope it doesn't sell out

the late great, Monday, 29 January 2018 06:43 (two years ago) link

5/5

the late great, Monday, 29 January 2018 06:57 (two years ago) link

whoops wrong thread

the late great, Monday, 29 January 2018 06:57 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...

I said it upthread in my initial thoughts on the album when it was new, but I will reassert: the last fifteen or so minutes of the OOZ is just screamingly emotive and cathartic. Besides being some of the most gorgeous sounds he's yet created, it also hits me lyrically as possibly his most resonant work to date. I mean, it hits hard. I almost have a difficult time with it. It's fantastic music and brilliantly played. It's just like. . . too easy to relate to for me. To the point where it's uncomfortable. Like, I want to put on a record and escape from the dumb and troublesome shit in my brain, not hear it reflected back at me. All through my life as a music fan, I've never actually reached a point where I actively question whether or not I disliked music because of how heavily it resonates with me. Until now. I mean, I've digested plenty of "challenging" music, but nothing like this.

Obviously, best ever.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 04:35 (two years ago) link

i enjoyed that, but i think it really underlines how subtly great his production is. the live performances actually stay pretty close to the recorded ones. but somehow the weight and the grief behind it all comes through much more clearly on the recording, and i'm not even sure why (i attribute it to the mystery bonus "production" quality, i guess).

I actually thought the performances of some of the songs ('Dum Surfer' and 'Deep Sea Diver' most notably) were way more raw and passionate than on the record.

After I saw him tour 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, I was pretty adamant that they needed to release a live album, but this just makes me even more certain that it needs to happen.

One issue I have with it though is all the "moon" and "lunar" references, but no performance of 'La Lune'! Teasing bastards!

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Friday, 9 March 2018 20:16 (two years ago) link

i’m gonna re-iterate pic.twitter.com/RgN1JeszB1

— dj stolen valor (@wipeyadocsoff) January 5, 2018

people made fun of Tom Waits' voice too, it'll happen.

then again, Tom Waits kinda looks like he should have that kind a voice. archy...doesn't

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 March 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

*kind of

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 March 2018 16:40 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

this kid is brilliant

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 25 August 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

i'm late to the party bc i don't follow releases too closely. but the OOZ is a great album

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 25 August 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link

Honestly, I'm still waiting for that live album.

I think he could pull off one of those "in transition" live albums where he plays a good selection of live staples ('Rock Bottom', 'The Noose of Jah City', 'Easy Easy', 'Baby Blue', 'Out Getting Ribs', 'A Lizard State'), OOZ standouts ('Dum Surfer', 'La Lune', 'The Ooz', 'Half Man Half Shark'), a few deep cuts ('Has this Hit?', 'Little Wild', 'Octopus'), and a couple new songs as yet unrecorded (there was a song he played —as near as I can tell— once live back in 2014 that had the unofficial title 'Blood Stained Sheets').

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Saturday, 25 August 2018 20:48 (one year ago) link

Also, it's just occurred to me right now that the solo Archy takes on 'Dum Surfer' is incredibly good. I'm almost never a "solos" guy when it comes to rock guitar, but good god, that's a striking turn he takes. It's like Jerry Garcia meets Siouxsie and the Banshees / Glove-era Robert Smith.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Saturday, 25 August 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

is there a good solo performance you can link to? for some reason i'm having trouble finding anything, at least on youtube

Karl Malone, Saturday, 25 August 2018 21:03 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Network was down all day at work yesterday. In an office that depends on network connectivity for computers and phones, that meant there was a lot of downtime.

I recreated the cover of the OOZ with highlighters.

https://i.imgur.com/s5P5Zu4.jpg

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Saturday, 6 April 2019 19:06 (one year ago) link

That's excellent!

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 6 April 2019 20:01 (one year ago) link

agree

the late great, Saturday, 6 April 2019 21:40 (one year ago) link

Thanks. The products of boredom are sometimes fruitful after all.

Here's Archy and friends on KCRW from right around the time the OOZ was brand new: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KFTOh10H9Uet6a6p0sj_GdhEPg7DE6QX

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:43 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

new record, MAN ALIVE! is out 21 february on xl.

tracklist:

CELLULAR
SUPERMARCHÉ
STONED AGAIN
COMET FACE
THE DREAM
PERFECTO MISERABLE
ALONE, OMEN 3
SLINKY
AIRPORT ANTENATAL AIRPLANE
(DON’T LET THE DRAGON)DRAAG ON
THEME FOR THE CROSS
UNDERCLASS
ENERGY FLEETS
PLEASE COMPLETE THEE

p exciting.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 13 January 2020 22:49 (seven months ago) link

!!!

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 January 2020 23:10 (seven months ago) link

there was also this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxPNprgqR48

which includes alternate versions of (i'm assuming) some of the new songs.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 13 January 2020 23:39 (seven months ago) link

official announcement this morning. really looking forward to this one, obviously.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:52 (six months ago) link

the new song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6CmLBKYrh8

sounds a lot like the ooz.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:03 (six months ago) link

couple things:

the song as it appears in the video feels like it's maybe not the whole thing proper.

it sounds like a slowed down finished version of the old song he played once live, 'blood stained sheets' (unofficial title).

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:11 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

checked the new album out today, like the atmosphere a lot, even though the music doesn't have the immediacy or stylistic diversity of the ooz. it's a bit low-key--it'll probably take a while for the whole thing to sink in.

my fav so far is the beautiful and atonal 'theme from the cross.'

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 21 February 2020 21:17 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

good isolation music d(-_-)b

lumen (esby), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:05 (four months ago) link

i was thinking the opposite today

sean gramophone, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:09 (four months ago) link

i dunno i like creeping on myself. the new one has a lot of really pretty moments

lumen (esby), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:13 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

I think this is the first King Krule album that works all the way through for me.

o. nate, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:56 (three months ago) link

i was initially not very enamoured with it, but at this point, i'd say it's tied with 6 feet beneath the moon as my favorite thing he's ever done.

was supposed to see him in la earlier this month. oh well.

not much else to say about the new one, other than its' simultaneous streamlining and synthesizing of his jazz and new wave influences is more impressive than ever.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:31 (three months ago) link

Keeps getting better and better. Art punk jazz trip hop.

o. nate, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 01:33 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

'comet face' music video is being kept on unlisted right now, but is still available to view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHpYo0xptb0

definitely has an 'early mtv' vibe to it. maybe my favorite song off man alive! f`kin rad.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

welp, that didn't stay up very long!

anyway, have a wholesome king krule meme:
https://i.redd.it/s7htgddmh1f51.jpg

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:14 (one week ago) link

archy posted a formal announcement for the "comet face" video on his instagram stories this morning. i guess it's going officially live on the eleventh. weird that they had it available to view temporarily.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:34 (four days ago) link

and here `tis. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze6BqAtlqTg

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:29 (two days ago) link

cool video! weird blend of victorian and suburban mystery and intensity

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:37 (two days ago) link


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