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I like the Appaloosa track, though it does sound more current (or au courant maybe?); and certainly less otherworldly) than a lot of the IDIB stuff.

Simonetti Tweeted recently about listening to some new Chromatics tracks, which I'm really excited about. They mentioned something a couple of years ago about recording a Neil Young cover, which I always wanted to hear but never surfaced.

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 2 September 2010 13:32 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

did anybody end up getting the perseo comp? I can't stop playing simonetti's 'slow glow stick'

dayo, Thursday, 4 November 2010 14:33 (eleven years ago) link

The Solid Gold compilation has suprised me in how enduring it has been for me this year.

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Thursday, 4 November 2010 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

the desire album is rather good.
think i prefer it to chromatics/glass candy releases, though i am currently succumbing hard to the chromatics album, even in its non-deluxe form, more and more having not 'got it' to start with.
also, i really like the way the ITDIB cd releases are packaged, but they are a bugger to spot in the racks.
very much doubt i am ever going to see the perseo edits compilation in the racks in bristol, so may have to resort to ordering from the label website.
do they ship to uk ?

mark e, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:05 (eleven years ago) link

yes

just sayin, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

hurrah.

mark e, Friday, 19 November 2010 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Johnny Jewel's SoundCloud features a lot of downloadable instrumental mixes of popular IDIB tracks.

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:10 (ten years ago) link

this label has been too quiet for too long.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:12 (ten years ago) link

they throw a lot of parties it seems

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:15 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't hate seeing another Desire album this year.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:17 (ten years ago) link

That album is my favourite of the bunch, so I'm right there with you.

Gukbe, Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:19 (ten years ago) link

wasn't there supposed to be a sequel, in 2010, to the after dark compilation?

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 6 February 2011 06:21 (ten years ago) link

Solid gold?

blank, Sunday, 6 February 2011 22:22 (ten years ago) link

Much as I love Solid Gold, if that is intended to be the After Dark follow-up then I'm going to be left feeling very cheated. Johnny Jewel was so prolific two years ago, why can't he have more music ready for us now?

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 7 February 2011 09:33 (ten years ago) link

solid gold is not after dark 2

just sayin, Monday, 7 February 2011 10:11 (ten years ago) link

no shit, but it's a similar thing for those that don't buy 12"s. I guess most of the after dark stuff was unreleased at the time, though.

blank, Monday, 7 February 2011 18:56 (ten years ago) link

Greg Dulli/The Twilight Singers cover "Don't Call" by Desire (it's pretty good!):

www.thedailyswarm.com/swarm/daily-swarm-interview-greg-dulli-shot-location-plus-free-download-new-non-lp-song/

She Got the Shakes, Friday, 18 February 2011 17:33 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

http://vivaitalians.blogspot.com/2011/04/italians-do-it-in-bundles.html

... in order to make room for new releases such as Mike Simonetti's "Capricorn Rising" EP, Various Artists "After Dark 2", Glass Candy's "Body Work" 2xLP and Farah's "Into Eternity" LP...

Very excited, just hoping that Johnny Jewel hasn't let the quality control dip in any way.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Thursday, 21 April 2011 21:24 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

hmm .. does it really cost $14 to ship from the US to Europe (UK) !?

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:51 (ten years ago) link

a cd that is ..

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:53 (ten years ago) link

That's got to be some kind of oversight - I've ordered from them US -> UK before and it was nothing like that. Email Mike and I bet he'll set you the right price.

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:39 (ten years ago) link

ah ok.
can u give us a clue as to how to communicate with him, as i cant find a contact page. ta.
[not a personal friend so cant request FB etc .. ]

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:44 (ten years ago) link

(sent a PM to you with it)

She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 08:58 (ten years ago) link

much appreciated. time to top up my paypal account.

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:01 (ten years ago) link

well, 6 cds incl. postage ended up being less than £30.
thats pretty good considering how much some of these things go for when they're available via amazon.
now, all i have to do is wait .. (and wait .. )

mark e, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:32 (ten years ago) link

i guess this project involves former glass candy personnel as well as the guy from miracles club (rafael)... i dig it, needless to say

http://vimeo.com/22588468

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:37 (ten years ago) link

(^ finesse - elevate. it's not on idib but it definitely has a tangential appeal)

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:44 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX922LVpULM&feature=player_embedded#!

Gukbe, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 21:17 (ten years ago) link

thought this was just ok, a little goofy

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 9 September 2011 17:04 (ten years ago) link

a little goofy

Glass Candy? Surely not? They're so serious!

I don't think I like this because it's too knowingly kitsch and obvious with it - which also seems like a fundamental misunderstanding of what Glass Candy are about - I think the last stuff was a bit darker and moodier than this and had more appeal for it.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 9 September 2011 20:02 (ten years ago) link

i always preferred the chromatics but this is pretty decent

Gukbe, Friday, 9 September 2011 20:05 (ten years ago) link

Are you not kind of contradicting yourself there boxedjoy?

Number None, Friday, 9 September 2011 21:20 (ten years ago) link

I think their earlier stuff derives its "goofiness" from Ida No's delivery but the actual music/lyrics indicated something a bit darker, whereas this is so... I hate to use the term "cheesy" because it suggests there's something wrong with populism, but it is very frothy. It sounds like it was designed to be played at the end of the night. I worry that a full album of this would be very saccharine.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:33 (ten years ago) link

I just meant the goofiness wasn't working for me on that track. xposts

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:08 (ten years ago) link

i like that a lot! never liked them before iirc.

jed_, Friday, 9 September 2011 22:14 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR87ol1G6NI

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 24 October 2011 22:19 (ten years ago) link

nice

caek, Monday, 24 October 2011 22:24 (ten years ago) link

everyone stopped caring about this stuff for four years and then the Drive soundtrack happened \o_o/

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 October 2011 22:32 (ten years ago) link

I never stopped caring!

encarta it (Gukbe), Monday, 24 October 2011 22:33 (ten years ago) link

nice

― caek, Monday, 24 October 2011 23:24 (Yesterday) Bookmark

mid-song laughing elvis (schlump), Monday, 24 October 2011 23:24 (ten years ago) link

that rules

ffs sorrow (electricsound), Monday, 24 October 2011 23:28 (ten years ago) link

This is great, really great. Johnny Jewel has clearly embraced his pop instincts between this and the new Glass Candy, which is growing on me.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Monday, 24 October 2011 23:58 (ten years ago) link

vox have a kind of demo vibe, hmmm

caek, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 03:22 (ten years ago) link

a little bird in pdx told me that johnny jewel recorded his own soundtrack for the drive sdtk and then it was scrapped by the bigwigs or the powers that be or w/e

this is a well-informed bird but i'm still skeptical- has anyone else heard anything about this?

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 06:07 (ten years ago) link

There's a link to an interview with him about it on the Drive thread. He was sort of approached to do the score so he wrote and recorded one but never really heard back about it. He said it was going to be released in bits and pieces on various things.

encarta it (Gukbe), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 06:15 (ten years ago) link

i want to hear it.

also re: everyone stopped caring about this stuff for four years and then the Drive soundtrack happened \o_o/

i think that this is what happens when labels stop releasing albums? still crossing my fingers for 'after dark vol 2'

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 06:30 (ten years ago) link

Desire's II was 2009 and I think that's my favourite from the label. I know I'm splitting hairs because 2 years is a long time but, still.

encarta it (Gukbe), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 06:52 (ten years ago) link

vox have a kind of demo vibe, hmmm

― caek, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 04:22 (5 hours ago) Bookmark

otm but it's sorta refreshing; not that chromatics suffer from it but i guess it is a way to diversify like ice-cool-production-sheen

mid-song laughing elvis (schlump), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 08:34 (ten years ago) link


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