S/D: Captured Tracks

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i loved loved loved the two widowspeak 7"s that came out this year and 'harsh realm' in particular deserves a lot of prais but i can see a full length maybe running dry

also good to see the soft metals album getting praised here its a total keeper imo

Lamp, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 05:21 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i can't get enough of the soft metals lp

widowspeak lp arrived today, liked the singles so far so am going in with fairly high expectations, please nobody else ever cover 'wicked game' though please, that was unpleasant

vinyl cut bro (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 06:28 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the new blouse and soft moon tracks sound so fucking good i am beyond excited

between those and the cosmetics album i think they've got the rest of the year sealed up

blapping in the freeze (electricsound), Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:52 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

thieves like us repress (?) is really really good, pulses and gleams and all that

RR (Lamp), Thursday, 3 November 2011 06:07 (six years ago) Permalink

between those and the cosmetics album i think they've got the rest of the year sealed up

is the cosmetics album ever coming out? it was announced for release in spring or early summer, and then . . . .

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 06:30 (six years ago) Permalink

was wondering about that. the band seem to have gone very quiet...

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 07:00 (six years ago) Permalink

months after it's announced release date, captured-tracks tweeted some cryptic line like, "coming soon, promise. . ." with a link to a cosmetics video. but after that, they've "gone very quiet" again.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 07:26 (six years ago) Permalink

"...we can't hear a single"

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 08:08 (six years ago) Permalink

that can't be it. for one thing, this is captured-tracks; i'm sure they aren't expecting any song here to break big, even in the indie-ish markets. for another thing, the cosmetics songs are really catchy.

i'd guess the issue is the band, not the label.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 3 November 2011 08:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Ha I was joking, yeah they're probably in some mix and remix rabbit hole...

love of gorillagrams (electricsound), Thursday, 3 November 2011 09:29 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the grabbel & the final cut single is so good

back in gloom (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 23:07 (five years ago) Permalink

man i always forget the cosmetics trax are esp the ones that sound like the persian chick from idib

sulks (Lamp), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 23:10 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

so mac demarco pretty much sucks right?

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 01:26 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

^growing on me

garrett still a cunt (electricsound), Friday, 25 May 2012 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

DIIV album is now available for preorder FYI(I)

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

it's also leaked

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink

per the Book of Faces:

This Summer: DIIV LP, Holograms LP, Heavenly Beat LP, Dignan Porch LP, Wild Nothing LP.
This Fall: COSMETICS LP, The Soft Moon LP, WIDOWSPEAK EP, Mac DeMarco LP, Hoop Dreams EP and more?

my wallet goes fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink


But, man, thats a great lineup stuff.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:12 (five years ago) Permalink

the DIIV LP is really excellent but the one I'm most pumped for is the Holograms LP; that ABC City single was fukkin RAD

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:05 (five years ago) Permalink

still think Mac DeMarco sux tho

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:05 (five years ago) Permalink


relatively joan rivers (electricsound), Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:10 (five years ago) Permalink

DIIV album is pretty killer. Sometimes I feel like it gets a little too, I don't know...amorphous or something...like all those chiming guitars just begin to sort of run together and float off and get lost, and thus I kind of forget it's even playing. But that may just be more about me being distracted or something. I certainly dig the overall vibe...

alpine static, Saturday, 16 June 2012 07:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Did you write that review on pitchfork?

Evan, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:11 (five years ago) Permalink

diiv and heavenly beat are both ok but neither are a patch on beach fossils imo, even despite almost every BF song sounding essentially the same

DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS (electricsound), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:13 (five years ago) Permalink

excited about holograms lp for sure though

DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS (electricsound), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I should learn how to quote at some point, I guess, but anyway: No, Evan, I didn't. Haven't even read it yet. Will do so now.

I noticed the Impose review said some similar things, so I guess maybe there's something to whatever I said that P4k also said...

alpine static, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 06:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Only asked because of the use of "amorphous" here and there. I know I latch onto words I use to describe something, so I was seeing if it was a coincidence in this case.

Evan, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:31 (five years ago) Permalink

After reading it, I figured as much. Not me, though. Wish it was!

alpine static, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 07:37 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Really like the DIIV album, this label is probably the best thing going in indie rock right now.

Also, happened to notice that Best Buy had like 6 copies of DIIV, which seems pretty cool for a Captured Tracks release, good for them.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 20 July 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah the diiv is quite a bit better than i was expecting based on the 45s so far. pretty strong record.

the holograms is a bit the opposite - abc city is a cool record but i find the record as a whole a bit restrained and anonymous

bad wife decisions (electricsound), Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I really dig the Holograms album. it's like Iceage with a goth infusion. Memories of Sweat is a good song title.

I don't even know wtf this band sounds like I'm just trollin (fffv), Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:24 (five years ago) Permalink

This fuckin' label. Picked up the Holograms today and its slaying me too. I'm kinda starting to feel about this label the way I did about like Matador back '94-'96.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:43 (five years ago) Permalink

i keep forgetting there are cosmetics and hoop dreams albums on the way. yay

condorito breath (electricsound), Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:46 (five years ago) Permalink


heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 26 July 2012 04:07 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

new wild nothing lp stream


sounds really really good

detune two oscillators...than what (electricsound), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 04:28 (five years ago) Permalink

at the risk of acting like typical record collector scum, I'm a little bummed that I missed out on the colored vinyl for the last Dignan Porch LP; I'd managed to get every alternate pressing they'd put out going back to the Wild Nothing/Beach Fossils releases back in 2010 until this one. they must have only gotten like five copies, though - I literally placed my order 5 minutes after they were announced as being on sale on FB. oh well.

in news about actual music, I really really really like the new Wild Nothing. a couple of my friends who were all into the pining, lovelorn sound of the first one aren't as hot on it, but I just can't turn down songs as good as the ones on that record.

With enduring faith, W. Cunt. (jamescobo), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

got the new wild nothing in the mail, the sleeve is absolutely beautiful (and the letterpress outer is lovely too). might even listen to it one day.

beautifully in with its outness (electricsound), Friday, 31 August 2012 05:18 (five years ago) Permalink

You got the limited copy? Was debating that but it's like $10 higher. Will probably appreciate pretty well though.

Evan, Friday, 31 August 2012 05:32 (five years ago) Permalink

it's a really nice looking package - i felt the diiv one was not worth the extra $$ but this one is

beautifully in with its outness (electricsound), Friday, 31 August 2012 05:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Well damn and it already fetched $60 on ebay. Should have pre-ordered it. I got a regular copy but now I'm going to keep wishing I had the color vinyl for no good reason.

Evan, Friday, 31 August 2012 05:37 (five years ago) Permalink

haha. at one point i thought i would collect all the limited CT releases but i couldn't face paying a premium for the heavenly beat record

beautifully in with its outness (electricsound), Friday, 31 August 2012 05:39 (five years ago) Permalink

snapped one up at amoeba records yesterday and they still have some in their online store, might want to give that a go.

omar little, Friday, 31 August 2012 05:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks, but hindsight over limited vinyl pass ups is me at my ugliest with materialism. Got to get over that! What's saddest of all my record collection only really impresses myself.

Evan, Friday, 31 August 2012 05:59 (five years ago) Permalink

what's the verdict on the Heavenly Beat album? I really like "Tradition" but after one listen it seems the rest of the LP is just variations with diminishing returns. But man does he nail that 1992 synthy sound.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 6 September 2012 09:31 (five years ago) Permalink

it's.. ok. i enjoy the tracks when they turn up in shuffle, and it's always nice when a band has some durutti influence, but it's a tough listen straight through because it's so samey

relentlessly busting your smoo (electricsound), Thursday, 6 September 2012 09:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm really amped for the Chris Cohen record. i love both of the singles so far.

ripersnifle, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 05:52 (five years ago) Permalink

electricsound otm re: the Heavenly Beat record, one of my least favorite Captured Tracks releases of the year.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 September 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

i've really come around on holograms though after being a bit meh about it initially

yo is it true mcanus got sonned by a disco after a sunno))) beef (electricsound), Friday, 14 September 2012 00:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Now that one I really liked instantly.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 September 2012 01:32 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

wow, the dignan porch lp is a huge step forward from their earlier stuff. really good. and i'm digging the chris cohen record a lot too

the naomi punk album on the other hand sounds like shitty grunge demos of one song they never quite remember how to play the same way each time

linalooool (electricsound), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 03:11 (five years ago) Permalink

haha this quote, from the label owner:

music people are horrible, horrible people. all of them. myself included. the worst. take the weirdest people that burnt all their bridges from high school, who never really matured, and were never cool. and now create a social hierarchy for them while they're in their late 20s to their early 40s. we're setting up the worst high school ever, except it's old people. you know? it's terrible.


Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

+1 to the love for Axxa/Abraxas upthread; it really is quite a wonderful little collection of psyche-pop songs. I had a massive Olivia Tremor Control moment over the weekend and this album really complements it nicely, albeit in an exponentially less challenging manner.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:36 (three years ago) Permalink

also dammit Captured Tracks why u only release the Cosmetics album as a RSD release, I really want to give you money for that god damned record

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 21 April 2014 00:37 (three years ago) Permalink

^i was lucky enough to get this via their drip.fm (probably the only thing that made it worthwhile tbh). surely they'll have spares, all the RSD types only want mac demarco rarities amirite

denial plan (electricsound), Monday, 21 April 2014 02:00 (three years ago) Permalink

does anyone know if the Bored Games reissue is going to be around post-RSD?

nerve_pylon, Monday, 21 April 2014 02:02 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So I just realized that I had no idea the owner is a dude I know from college and was even briefly housemates with. Had heard a bit of Mac DeMarco and Wild Nothing but hadn't otherwise really checked out the label. Listening to a bunch of stuff on shuffle on a Spotify playlist and the label definitely has I'd say not just an aesthetic, but a sound, the way Stax does.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:03 (three years ago) Permalink

it does say something that both mac demarco and perfect pussy can both "fit" on the label while being as far apart musically and politically as indie bands can really be

eat sock become sock (electricsound), Saturday, 31 May 2014 03:57 (three years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard a thing by mac demarco but I see his name like a dozen times a week and I've decided he's some fratty awfulness that I don't get. am I wrong? I based my assumption entirely on his name, which I find is a fair thing to do.

akm, Saturday, 31 May 2014 17:23 (three years ago) Permalink

lol bc his name sounds like "mac miller" I know I had the same thing. It's not at all fratty.

Doritos Loco Parentis (Hurting 2), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:28 (three years ago) Permalink

I think the name and his love of stupid little hats put me off.

Vera said that?! (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Curious about new/upcoming Donovan Blanc album--advance single's pretty A. Pink-y (and very firmly in the CT wheelhouse), but has enough of its own thing going on/is a strong enough song IMO to pique my interest.

Rad Macca (Craig D.), Saturday, 31 May 2014 21:55 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
one year passes...


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