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I think in 97 his backing band was The Beachwood Sparks en totale so that would make sense. Aaron from KXLU/Aron's/NoLife was his drummer for a while there.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 20:34 (nine years ago) link

oh yeah --- i think that was before i knew who beachwood sparks were...

tylerw, Wednesday, 2 March 2011 20:35 (nine years ago) link

Listening to this for the first time in a long time "Who Is Moving?" is really ace.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 20:40 (nine years ago) link

love this band

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 20:41 (nine years ago) link

steve, can you put the uk version up too? thanks for this!

mizzell, Thursday, 3 March 2011 00:42 (nine years ago) link

at your request.

*U/Ling now*

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:36 (nine years ago) link

fuck i love the way 'welfare...' is mixed

some velveeta morning (electricsound), Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:41 (nine years ago) link

Wow, never thought I'd hear a CD sourced Which Studies The Past. Very cool, thank you!

dlp9001, Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:41 (nine years ago) link

So I guess the way Kurt wanted them labeled is 1996 version vs. 1998 version.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:47 (nine years ago) link

A-B "Returns Every Morning" just the drums... pretty nuts.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:48 (nine years ago) link

what i can pick up: oboe, bass sax, bass harmonica, cello (quartet?), drums to the FRONT, tambourine, a little more crunch out of the rhythm guitar.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 02:55 (nine years ago) link

"welfare"'s opening organ/bass riff sounds like an homage to "it's so hard to fall in love" eh?

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 03:00 (nine years ago) link

"Paz En El Hogar" sounds radically different as well... the 98 version cut by a minute or so.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 03:14 (nine years ago) link

So, are there any weird-ass japanese versions of Precollection/The Lilys?

dlp9001, Thursday, 3 March 2011 03:49 (nine years ago) link

Doubtful, seems like only major label stuff or certifiable indie hits got Japanese bonus track treatment.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 03:53 (nine years ago) link

thx steve, you da man

tylerw, Thursday, 3 March 2011 17:43 (nine years ago) link

Yep, thank you Steve!

Run Westy Run Megatorrent (MaresNest), Thursday, 3 March 2011 17:44 (nine years ago) link

Awesome. I wish there was more rarities from their early to mid nineties days, too.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 3 March 2011 17:47 (nine years ago) link

There was a whole instrumental demos bootleg called "Send In The Subs" that was post-Eccsame I want to say?

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:29 (nine years ago) link

thx shasta!

ridiculous, uncalled for slap (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:33 (nine years ago) link

Is that bootleg in the same vein as Eccsame?

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:44 (nine years ago) link

I think it was bridging from Eccsame to A Brief History... I had it once (digitally) and now can't find it at all... it's on ebay japan though funnily enough.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:50 (nine years ago) link

err it was on ebay japan, last year.

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:53 (nine years ago) link

It has to be on the filesharing networks, it's 14 tracks over 62min, "released" around 1998 iirc?

A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 3 March 2011 18:55 (nine years ago) link

Never heard this Welfare/Baby single before, awesome!

Trip Maker, Thursday, 3 March 2011 19:52 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Thanks so much for these!

Evan, Sunday, 12 August 2012 18:37 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3tHAGrhmls&feature=related

Evan, Monday, 13 August 2012 04:35 (seven years ago) link

^^I can't ask for much more than an acoustic version of Claire Hates Me ^^

Evan, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:40 (seven years ago) link

i dug it, but would have liked him to sing out more

on a scale of 1 to Rhonda how hot are you today? (electricsound), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:47 (seven years ago) link

I know styles have changed but there is something so refreshing about seeing such average looking joes playing shoegaze in that 1994 show. I grew up in a rural suburban town so I relate to guys that look like they could be in any old cover band on the outside, but are into messy music like stuff identified as lo-fi or american brand shoegaze.

Evan, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:55 (seven years ago) link

Yeah he sounds a bit shy, I agree.

Shoegaze is my favorite genre to strip down in that way, since the melody is already so buried normally, but the progressions tend to be really wistful and bittersweet so it just sounds gorgeous.

Evan, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:59 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

So just saw the full band Lilys set at Chickfactor last night.

Very magical for me. Set list:

Claire Hates Me
Ginger
Any Place I've Lived
Dandy
Can't Make Your Life Better
Baby's a Dealer
Black Carpet Magic
High Writer At Home
February Fourteenth

Evan, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

Oh jeez, High Writer, I love that song

MaresNest, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:00 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, it was an interesting choice! But I love it as well. I'd have melted if they played Radioitricity but I can't complain.

Evan, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:22 (seven years ago) link

I would have too!

MaresNest, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:33 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

I was listening to Eccsame the Photon Band again (I've never stopped) this time really loud. It really hasn't aged at all. It could have come out yesterday. I was thinking of giving it a C or D thread just to see if anyone also felt that it was really special or at least very unique. Thoughts?

Evan, Friday, 26 September 2014 20:11 (five years ago) link

Oh, I meant to comment that it really sucks you into its world when played loud. Otherwise it's easier to take the quiet and/or slower parts as a lull in the record.

Evan, Friday, 26 September 2014 20:13 (five years ago) link

Haven't listened to it in years but I liked it a lot. Has all that old stuff been reissued yet? I've only got three of their albums.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:51 (five years ago) link

I'm still with ya Evan
Great album from more often than not, excellent band

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:51 (five years ago) link

Nothing has been reissued. According to Kurt there's problems with rights regarding the defunct Spin Art label. That album in particular I'm certain if reissued would bring upon all sorts of forgotten-classic-praise in write ups given again how unique it is and how well it's aged.

Evan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:28 (five years ago) link

That's a shame. I have pirate mp3 versions of Eccsame The Photon Band and In The Presence Of Nothing because the second hand discs were crazily expensive at the time and are probably worse now.
A good lot of that classic shoegazing stuff has been reissued so I assumed they would be too.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:31 (five years ago) link

Actually the two albums are 30pounds on amazon, Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns is a bit less expensive and most others are very affordable.

No single/ep collections it seems? I always heard that Tone Bender was amazing but it's getting rare.

What about the related bands like Photon Band or Black Tambourine? Which are the most relevant to Lilys fans?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 27 September 2014 16:57 (five years ago) link

Love eccsame the photon band

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:33 (five years ago) link

Photon Band (the band) had some great material! Only really relevant due to the shared members.

And I agree they're a much more exciting reissue than most of the 90s bands that've been getting it lately.

Evan, Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:19 (five years ago) link

Vinyl reissue please!!!

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:23 (five years ago) link

Should have said "reissue prospect". Don't want to confuse anyone looking at the bottom of the thread first. Hoping it'll finally happen someday.

Evan, Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:15 (five years ago) link

I have a spare CD copy of In the Presence of Nothing (Slumberland).
Any interest or guidance of best places where to sell?
*Places tin hat on

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:16 (five years ago) link

Heh- well you can sell it for $30+ on amazon or ebay most likely. Otherwise a record store will buy it from you for $4-$8 so they can then go and do the same (from experience as a former buyer at a record store- we had an amazon store).

Evan, Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:53 (five years ago) link


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