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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link
So just saw the full band Lilys set at Chickfactor last night.
Very magical for me. Set list:
Claire Hates MeGingerAny Place I've LivedDandyCan't Make Your Life BetterBaby's a DealerBlack Carpet MagicHigh Writer At HomeFebruary Fourteenth
― Evan, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:30 (eight years ago) link
Oh jeez, High Writer, I love that song
― MaresNest, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:00 (eight 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 (eight years ago) link
I would have too!
― MaresNest, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:33 (eight years ago) link
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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link
I'm still with ya EvanGreat album from more often than not, excellent band
― Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:51 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link
Love eccsame the photon band
― GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 27 September 2014 18:33 (six 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 (six years ago) link
Vinyl reissue please!!!
― GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:23 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link
Thanks for your advice Evan. May try Amazon. I have a load of stuff to shift. Hopefully...
― Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 28 September 2014 16:12 (six years ago) link
You're welcome! Another point on Amazon- try to price competitively with other entries of the same condition. What I mean is if you feel your copy qualifies as "very good" vs "like new" price it below the lowest very good listing but not higher than any like new listing (in case this isn't already obvious to you). Helps move your items quick but for the most money you should expect per disc!
― Evan, Monday, 29 September 2014 00:57 (six years ago) link
Oh, I forgot to mention discogs.com as well. That could be a good route too I just don't have experience selling there (only buying).
― Evan, Monday, 29 September 2014 00:59 (six years ago) link
Much appreciated Evanapols to you and all for clogging this one up a touch
― Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Monday, 29 September 2014 07:46 (six years ago) link
Nooooooooo! A guy started making a documentary about Kurt back in 2007 but he sadly took his own life and the footage is lost. Man, I'd love to see the rest.
― MaresNest, Sunday, 2 November 2014 11:10 (six years ago) link
Yeah, I talked to Kurt about this- he said he wanted it to get finished but personally I don't have a ton of faith that he will make it happen.
― Evan, Sunday, 2 November 2014 14:01 (six years ago) link
JP edition #1 on east/west Japan with bonus: Welfare Murder Plot/Baby's A Dealer (aka Who Studies The Past? subpop single of the month)http://www.mediafire.com/file/odb00f90qag4nd9/Better%20Can%27t%20Make%20Your%20Life%20Better.zip
If you just want Which Studies The Past?http://www.mediafire.com/file/bslxwe8b8rpg29t/Which%20Studies%20The%20Past.zip
― A Scanner Snarkly (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:33 PM (5 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Any chance for a re-up? I lost these files...
― Evan, Saturday, 2 April 2016 02:46 (five years ago) link
I still have about half of Send In The Subs as 128kb Mp3s, can't bear to listen to them, *sigh*
― MaresNest, Saturday, 2 April 2016 08:56 (five years ago) link
― Evan, Saturday, 2 April 2016 11:17 (five years ago) link
I found it on S**lseek then the guy quite halfway through and I've never been able to find it again in decent quality.
― MaresNest, Saturday, 2 April 2016 11:32 (five years ago) link
Evan/Mares I put some of these on dropbox.
Send in the Subs I've only even seen as 128 but this has all 14 tracks: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6s4mrktqeh74t4e/AAB48eIvDfrPFi3ajDCc1rRta?dl=01998 remix of Better: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqjoo87rs6fo9m1/AABBUmCGicf6gxxbz5W50Y8ka?dl=0and the Which Studies single (i think this may be shasta's?): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ocsrtwhfg3s85m/AAAjNmAHWgc5mKTbkmjH-85Ea?dl=0
― city worker, Saturday, 2 April 2016 12:46 (five years ago) link
Hey! That's very kind, thanks so much city worker!
― MaresNest, Saturday, 2 April 2016 13:31 (five years ago) link
Yes, thank you! Sitting at the DMV right now so you've made my morning better.
― Evan, Saturday, 2 April 2016 14:36 (five years ago) link
I hope I'm doing this right. Here's the other hard-to-find Lilys thing (at least in the US): their self-titled album, which is a remix of Precollection with the addition of several new songs. It's actually my favorite thing they've done.https://www.dropbox.com/sh/71f20et5zbsh438/AADBps42CpyVxJ6yOkRryRTUa?dl=0
― dlp9001, Monday, 4 April 2016 23:21 (five years ago) link
It's great! Hung out with a guy who did some drumming on that version, so I got a copy from him naturally!
― Evan, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 04:45 (five years ago) link
OK the 1998 remix sounds like "George Lucas presents Lilys - Better Can't Make Your Life Better SPECIAL EDITION" given the way new sounds and flourishes are jammed into every corner of most of these songs.
Still like it a lot though, just kind of funny after having known the other version so well for so long without ever having gotten around to this one.
― Evan, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 19:01 (five years ago) link
I've always been a bit confused, just to get this straight, the original version of Better has a false start on 'Nanny..' right?
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:12 (five years ago) link
thanks for the uploads! "here i go out the door of my apartment before I miss my train and there's no way that is happening"
― calstars, Tuesday, 5 April 2016 21:26 (five years ago) link
Well, there's a little guitar intro in the beginning on the original version if that's what you mean.
― Evan, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 15:54 (five years ago) link
Just realized I've never heard "Glosseder" (I don't think I have, at least) which appears to only be on the vinyl version of A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns... can anyone provide some info or an upload of that track even? If it exists digitally at all.
― Evan, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 15:58 (five years ago) link
"Welfare Murder Plot" reminds me of Lansing-Dreiden
― calstars, Thursday, 7 April 2016 01:44 (five years ago) link
bump. dying to hear "Glosseder". Still can't remember if I've ever investigated this track before.
― Evan, Thursday, 7 April 2016 15:30 (five years ago) link
Prob shouldn't share dropbox links publicly so PM-ed you Evan re: Glosseder.
― city worker, Saturday, 9 April 2016 11:44 (five years ago) link
Thanks so much!
― Evan, Saturday, 9 April 2016 12:28 (five years ago) link
I thought this may appeal to some of you...
― MaresNest, Monday, 9 May 2016 20:12 (five years ago) link
Man I haven't listened to Bob Drake in like 8 years.
― Evan, Monday, 9 May 2016 20:15 (five years ago) link
I thought it had a flavour of Lilys in there
― MaresNest, Monday, 9 May 2016 21:49 (five years ago) link
Oh, I agree! Ok, just making sure there wasn't more to it. I mean, there is a guy named Kurt involved.
― Evan, Monday, 9 May 2016 22:39 (five years ago) link
BD could make an absolutely killer '66 era pop psyche album with one hand tied behind his back, his voice alone is custom built for those summery harmonies.
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 07:23 (five years ago) link
Was this oral history of post-shoegaze Lilys ever posted here?
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:40 (two years ago) link