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If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (eight years ago) link

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (eight years ago) link

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (eight years ago) link

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (eight years ago) link

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (eight years ago) link

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (eight years ago) link

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (eight years ago) link

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (eight years ago) link

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (eight years ago) link

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (eight years ago) link

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (eight years ago) link

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (eight years ago) link

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (eight years ago) link

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (eight years ago) link

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (eight years ago) link

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (eight years ago) link

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (eight years ago) link

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (eight years ago) link

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (eight years ago) link

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (eight years ago) link

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (eight years ago) link

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (eight years ago) link

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (eight years ago) link

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (eight years ago) link

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (eight years ago) link

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (eight years ago) link

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (eight years ago) link

http://radioexile.com/2008/10/27/spotlight-on-lizzy-grant/#more-75976

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (eight years ago) link

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (eight years ago) link

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (eight years ago) link

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (eight years ago) link

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (eight years ago) link

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (eight years ago) link

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (eight years ago) link

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (eight years ago) link

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (eight years ago) link

Digging through other songs - none as mesmerising as Videogames, and a lot more obvious schtick, though all good so far. I see her triggering the same kind of responses as Nellie McKay and Janelle Monae but I'm not sure how deep this goes and whether it will lead to a great album (feel free to step in here and say McKay and Monae didn't make great debuts either, and I will disagree). Working with Guy Chambers or Eg White is a bad sign.

Now he's doing horse (DL), Monday, 8 August 2011 09:34 (eight years ago) link

That's a weird selection of producers considering the styles of music that I've heard on the youtubes.

kkvgz, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:38 (eight years ago) link

Purple PR iirc? Where's that quote from Lex?

I am still pondering on a reply to the wonderful and interesting comments left by Bernard Snowy. I don't think I'm ready yet to go into speculation or unravelling the whole marketing thing, if any. I do deeply dread the h*pster word has already shown up on this thread...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 8 August 2011 09:39 (eight years ago) link

Yeah Bernard's being v smart. I'm still taking that song in - I haven't had time to develop any critical thoughts.

Whatever's going on with the marketing, and may go wrong en route to the album, doesn't take an atom of marvellousness away from Video Games.

Now he's doing horse (DL), Monday, 8 August 2011 09:44 (eight years ago) link

bateau - it's from some blog that i'm not gonna link cuz the last time i encountered them they were calling me a bitter bitch, lol. first page of google results if you google lana del rey, though.

i've heard two other songs and i think i enjoy "diet mtn dew" almost as much as "video games", but the latter has that extra something about it that just stops you in your tracks...

i don't think del rey is as invested in being funny or weird as mckay or monáe. i did really enjoy that first nellie mckay album though.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:49 (eight years ago) link

Ok understood Lex ;) Thanks.

I found the album she recorded a couple of years ago under her real name, Lizzy Grant. I'll make it available here tonight when back from work, if people are interested. I've not heard everything from it, but I agree with Lex that while Video Games takes the cake, the other songs aren't particularly filler, they all wave something about them. On the whole there a lot of interesting things about her music and I think she's definitely got a great album in her, too. Especially the song 'Yayo' is very, very good.

I need to check out the Nellie McKay album now, too, don't I?

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 8 August 2011 10:22 (eight years ago) link

wave=have

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 8 August 2011 10:22 (eight years ago) link

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

― jaxon, Monday, August 8, 2011 3:17 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark


haha, I love that joke; been telling it nonstop at parties lately.

that's interesting, tho—do you remember where/how you found the video?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:07 (eight years ago) link

also, one more thing to add (and only because somebody called me "smart" <3) — for me, thinking about this kind of industry/marketing/PR stuff in no way takes away from the music. especially because, as y'all so quickly discovered, this is very much a 'relaunch' of a talented artist who failed to make a splash 3 years ago, given higher production values and a new name and a makeover.

I mean, the most widely-voiced complaint at this point seems to be "ewww ridiculous ducklips, what possessed you to do this to yourself???"; which is true, but does nothing to take away from the heartbreaking emotion of a song that goes "it's you it's you it's all for you / everything I do / [...] / go play your video games".

also, lol@her (self?)description as "hollywood sadcore" and "gangster nancy sinatra"

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:18 (eight years ago) link

also also also I need a bigger vocab

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:20 (eight years ago) link

i gotta be real i do not think this statement makes enough sense to defend, and that opening line is horrendous, and once again i am like "wow it's even more incredible that this seemingly profoundly un-self-aware person is credited with creating a deeply layered persona that refracts america back at itself or whatever"

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:34 (one month ago) link

once again i am like "wow it's even more incredible that this seemingly profoundly un-self-aware person is credited with creating a deeply layered persona that refracts america back at itself or whatever"

But what's more American than a total lack of self-awareness?

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:36 (one month ago) link

lol otm

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

shhh i hear thinkpieces brewing xp

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:38 (one month ago) link

Thinkpiece blueprint no. 1: said lack may in fact be imputable to excess.

pomenitul, Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:42 (one month ago) link

can't publish thinkpieces with no more media

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

Equating her with Kanye as some have is super unfair imo. Her thoughts are messy and sometimes poorly formed but she's very far from some kind of MAGA shithead nor does she seem to be on that trajectory.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

this thinkpiece must of course incorporate her titles and lyrics for that perfect DON'T YOU SEE effect

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

Let's all fight the real enemy, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:45 (one month ago) link

Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Lana Del Rey Fan to Have

by ALFRED SOTO

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:46 (one month ago) link

Go on.

pomenitul, Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:47 (one month ago) link

Her thoughts are messy and sometimes poorly formed but she's very far from some kind of MAGA shithead nor does she seem to be on that trajectory.

There's no good way to articulate how her "I intend to give reparations... to the Navajo" felt like a specific, intentional dig after that opening salvo without making it seem like I don't think native Nations deserve reparations (I do not agree with that position; everyone fucked over by the Europeans that colonized this continent deserves reparations) but that is how that felt to me.

(so serious) (DJP), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

what did Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith do?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:20 (one month ago) link

anti-vax

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:22 (one month ago) link

haha when I saw this thread had 75 new answers next to KAS’s 62, I immediately thought ‘oh, not another one’

Jeff W, Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:32 (one month ago) link

shit....new agey yoga shit is a risk factor for anti vax... bummer

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:37 (one month ago) link

There's no good way to articulate how her "I intend to give reparations... to the Navajo" felt like a specific, intentional dig after that opening salvo without making it seem like I don't think native Nations deserve reparations (I do not agree with that position; everyone fucked over by the Europeans that colonized this continent deserves reparations) but that is how that felt to me.

I think you and LDR might be closer to kindred spirits than you think

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:47 (one month ago) link

I’m not actively disdainful of black people so I find that doubtful

(so serious) (DJP), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:58 (one month ago) link

Hark! More wisdom from the sage. (It apparently can be summed up as 'why are my haters so foolish and stupid'.)

Lana commented on & clarified her most recent posts. pic.twitter.com/ApIybO1KRL

— Lana Del Rey Online (@LanaDReyOnline) May 21, 2020

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:59 (one month ago) link

i'd like to point out that Ariana Grande is not a POC despite what lots of people think or thought (I assumed she was hispanic until last year).

akm, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

i believe that LDR gives money to NA groups in response to having worn a headress in the Ride video which didn't create much controversy at the time but did more recently when it became more taboo to do such things.

akm, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:05 (one month ago) link

head dress that is.

akm, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:06 (one month ago) link

Cat Power is anti-vax too. crazy lady! i still like her music.

akm, Friday, 22 May 2020 00:08 (one month ago) link

akm with the friday evening data dump, lol

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 22 May 2020 00:14 (one month ago) link

;)

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Friday, 22 May 2020 00:17 (one month ago) link

why are my haters so foolish and stupid

the stars: they're just like us!!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:24 (one month ago) link

I’m sorry that the folks who I can only assume are super trump/pence supporters or hyper liberals or flip-flopping headline grabbing critics can’t read and want to make it a race war, when in fact the issue was with *female critics and *female alternative artists who are dissociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberated artists like myself and the women I mentioned.


Is Lorde the “alternative artist”? It’s funny to me that she’s using “alternative” as a kind of dig — Lana gets a lot of Alternative airplay (see the KROQ thread)!

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

did lorde go after her?

akm, Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:34 (one month ago) link

Apparently she said critical things about her in 2013, and they’ve had low-grade drama ever since (from what I’ve seen in passing online, I’m not an expert here).

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

Supposedly "Fucked My Way Up To The Top" was a diss track directed at Lorde.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:11 (one month ago) link

that's the first time I've heard that and it doesn't make much sense to me

Chemtrails Over the Country Club is a way better title than the previous one she was throwing around

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 25 May 2020 16:22 (one month ago) link

that said I don't see a future where I listen to any part of that spoken word album

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 25 May 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

I think it's a second book of poetry, the first one is Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass which is actually an amazing title. I think she already released this as spoken word, or is going to, which I'm not interested in. I don't know what happened to the print version. At some point she said she actually had it self-published and had copies then nothing happened.

akm, Monday, 25 May 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

oh xposts

akm, Monday, 25 May 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

who's gonna break it to the memesters that they're pals and are almost certainly going to collab properly at some point

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 25 May 2020 16:58 (one month ago) link

Chemtrails Over the Country Club lmao

ufo, Monday, 25 May 2020 22:06 (one month ago) link

I can’t believe how much I dislike this woman

(so serious) (DJP), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:56 (one month ago) link

“I like minorities when I can help them” is never a good look

(so serious) (DJP), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:56 (one month ago) link


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