So as not to derail this excellent Beauty Pill thread I will post something represent elsewhere.
― Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:27 (four years ago) link
Was trying to work out why this album made me feel like 2001. Then I realised it was because it's like The Dismemberment Plan's Change meets Bows' Cassidy meets The Beta Band's The Hot Shots II.
― Tim F, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:17 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
you might already realize this but Chad Clark produced most of the Dismemberment Plan's albums!
― some dude, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:08 (four years ago) link
I read that after I had made the connection in my head and felt ashamed of my brain for being so obvious.
― Tim F, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:12 (four years ago) link
― some dude, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:27 (four years ago) link
was a huge fan of smart went crazy's 'con art' and beauty pill's 'cigarrette girl from the future' EP, but their first album was such a bore i just forgot about them. it felt like they were aiming to that sort of dave fridmann empty(?) grandeur that basically defined his production work on mercury rev/flaming lips albums and ended up with something bloated and ultimately tuneless.
this album is amazing.
― rusty_allen, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:23 (four years ago) link
i think The Unsustainable Lifestyle is a really good and fascinating and misunderstood album, especially lyrically, but yeah, it's not on the same level as Con Art or Describes
― some dude, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:49 (four years ago) link
^^ tbh, i never listened to the album since then, and at the time i didn't really gave it that much of a chance.
― rusty_allen, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:54 (four years ago) link
I discovered Describes in late February and have been kicking my own ass ever since: the album I wished I'd heard in 2015.
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:54 (four years ago) link
WED. APRIL 26, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE | PORTLAND, ME $18
THURS. APRIL 27, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | ONCE BALLROOM | SOMERVILLE, MA $20
FRI. APRIL 28, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BELL HOUSE | BROOKLYN, NY $20
SAT. APRIL 29, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BLACK CAT | WASHINGTON, DC $20
SUN. APRIL 30, 2017 | ARTO LINDSAY & BEAUTY PILL | BOOT & SADDLE | PHILADELPHIA, PA $20
Plus he wrote liner notes for the new Arto Lindsay album coming out in APril
― curmudgeon, Friday, 24 February 2017 19:20 (three years ago) link
I've had this back in rotation the past month and it is sooo good
― KPH, Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:24 (three years ago) link
it really really holds up, last five tracks are an especially amazing run
― imago, Monday, 24 July 2017 15:21 (three years ago) link
think 'dog with rabbit in mouth, unharmed' is my pick these days
listening to king krule's new album, reflecting on how if it weren't rubbish it might sound a bit like this album
― imago, Saturday, 11 November 2017 17:46 (two years ago) link
On Tuesday in a post shared w/ the public on Facebook, Jean Cook said she is leaving Beauty Pill. Her last live gig with them is tonight at a special $49 ticket benefit with panel discussion thing at the Howard Theatre in DC. She notes she has deep love and respect for the generosity and commitment of the group’s members.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link
My brother sent me this album for my birthday this year. My god, it's incredible. I've been humming "Ann the Word," "For Pretend," and "Steven and Tiwonge" nonstop since I heard them.
― GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Monday, 11 February 2019 15:16 (one year ago) link
― imago, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:21 (one year ago) link
very good album, hope they do another one at some pont
― bhad bundy (Simon H.), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:24 (one year ago) link
.... why did i imagine this whole time that you already loved this record djp
― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 11 February 2019 18:25 (one year ago) link
So glad I got to see them record parts of this at Artisphere in Arlington, then saw the installation, then finally heard the finished thing - it's an amazing record that clearly took a long time to gestate, and it all paid off. By the sounds of it their old label can get fucked, although hopefully it'll be back up on streaming soon. (IIRC Chad has the rights, finally, and it's tied up in some sort of legal issue at the moment.)
― the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 11 February 2019 20:56 (one year ago) link
XP: probably because it is an extremely DJP album
― GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 02:25 (one year ago) link
― een, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:29 (one year ago) link
this is the best album ever made
― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 4 November 2019 13:25 (nine months ago) link
there's a new EP coming soon, they just put it on bandcamp if you want to join the preordering fun. preview track is lovely
― strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Friday, 20 March 2020 21:47 (four months ago) link
one of my favorite prince quotes is a heavily featured lyric in that song
― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 20 March 2020 21:48 (four months ago) link
I was pretty sure I instantly knew which lyric you meant, but had to look it up and I'm glad I did.
Here's the Bandcamp link: https://beautypill.bandcamp.com/album/please-advise
― tangenttangent, Friday, 20 March 2020 21:56 (four months ago) link
― american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, November 4, 2019 6:25 AM (seven months ago) bookmarkflaglink
― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 5 June 2020 20:38 (two months ago) link