charly bliss: guppy

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I like a lot about the new album, but there are too many instances of the campfire indie stomp thing (more than zero). Every time it crops up it takes me out of the song.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:30 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNneb7pj3n8

adam, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 16:39 (six months ago) link

i posted something like this in the Weyes Blood thread to crickets, but...

anyone hear the quick wrong note in "Hard to Believe" at 2:06/07? love that kind of stuff.

i can't stop listening to this song.

alpine static, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:02 (six months ago) link

someone actually commissioned kay hanley to review the record, which is perfect https://www.talkhouse.com/charly-bliss-flirts-with-the-brutal-truth/

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 31 May 2019 14:46 (six months ago) link

I don’t know how to review an album. It’s too much responsibility. Why did I agree to this? Argh.

lmao relatable

i love this

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 31 May 2019 14:50 (six months ago) link

Caught their show last night at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, and man was it great. This was their first time playing the big room -- they've played the much smaller adjacent tavern before -- and the energy onstage was just unbelievable. Definitely one of the best shows I've seen in the last 10 years or so. The interplay between Eva, Spencer and Dan is so energetic and infectious it's impossible to stand still while you're watching them. Can't remember the whole set list (I'm gonna be 50, gimme a break) but it included

Blown to Bits
Percolator
Ruby
Hard to Believe
Heaven
Chatroom
DQ
Black Hole
Young Enough

and five or so others. And they closed with an encore of "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers.

(I just realized last night that Eva said her first big inspiration for learning to write songs was Rilo Kiley, and both bands have former child actors in them.)

A couple of phone pics I snapped:

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aw i love those photos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwszMAktc-M

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 17:28 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Christgau's take: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xqmj/robert-christgau-reviews-charly-bliss-young-enough

He mostly likes it except (typically) wishes it was a bit more political and not so bougie.

o. nate, Sunday, 30 June 2019 02:41 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

hey so just to check in we now all agree that the new one fucking owns right? good

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:16 (four months ago) link

Nah, still hate it.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:17 (four months ago) link

what's the irish phrase? git tae fuck?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:17 (four months ago) link

I've made peace with the fact they don't owe me another album that hits me the way Guppy did, so y'all enjoy.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:19 (four months ago) link

I'm a sucker for albums about bad relationships tbqh

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

I can't fault them for changing things up a bit, because they're still exceedingly competent about it. It's just not my particular bag. otoh the other big disappointment I had this year (Marina's album) comes down entirely to the fact she's become incredibly timid in her musical expression and the result is devoid of personality and risk. Charly Bliss didn't get shy. They just got more polished.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:25 (four months ago) link

Not a day goes by that "Capacity" isn't playing in my head at some point. And also usually "Camera."

"Under You" gets me right in the pit of my self-abnegating heart

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:27 (four months ago) link

I'm pretty far removed from feeling relationship shit deeply at this point (I haven't so much as dated since 2012), so nothing about love and loss hooks me to the degree it might have in the past.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:36 (four months ago) link

interesting -- not that the songs aren't about that but I wouldn't call charly bliss's core appeal their being about deep relationship shit

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:55 (four months ago) link

You're right. Not saying they really go spelunking into the deep, but silby's apparently taking that away from listens to the album.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:57 (four months ago) link

did I say deep?

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:58 (four months ago) link

"pit of my self-abnegating heart" insinuated as much. Ignore me, though!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:01 (four months ago) link

The whole of this exchange is very low stakes for me, and I'm really just basing all my objections on the synths lol

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:03 (four months ago) link

I mean I think it's high-impact, like cf. the two most romantic things I've seen in the movies lately are Max giving blood to Furiosa and the consensual mushroom poisoning in Phantom Thread if that gives you a sense of my brain I don't know if I think it's deep

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 17:08 (four months ago) link

the synths are good they're like woomwoomwoom and then on other songs the guitars are like grangrangrang

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 17:08 (four months ago) link

I normally don't post on ILM lol but something like one album per year totally wrecks me and this year it's this one so I wanna yell about it

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 17:09 (four months ago) link

Go off! I'm glad people still have that energy. I don't anymore, even if I'm totally into something. I've only posted a couple times on the Meernaa thread, and that's my clear 2019 fave.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:16 (four months ago) link

oh I meant, the core appeal seems to me like the hooks, where basically anything could be sung over them and it'd still be great; the lyrics are a bonus

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:39 (four months ago) link

find it impossible to think of the lyrics as a "bonus" in an album like this but the world is full of different kinds of people and that's great

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:57 (four months ago) link

at first i was indifferent, but this is a grower it seems

nostormo, Saturday, 3 August 2019 08:17 (four months ago) link

Saw 'em in Sydney a couple of weeks back, and they were great. Feel like the newer songs have more of a kick live with a higher tempo and less emphasis on the synths. They really just sounded more like Guppy songs, and for the better. Anyway, they had great energy and seemed like they were having lots of fun.

Mr. Brightside cover was cool.

triggercut, Saturday, 3 August 2019 09:23 (four months ago) link

I have to admit that I've warmed up to it (some more) in the last months. Now it's... fine.
But yes, as Johnny Fever said, they don't owe me a Guppy 2 and that's perfectly okay.
By now I'm just glad that this seems to be enjoyed by a lot of people.

fragglerock, Sunday, 4 August 2019 13:08 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

new ep! https://charlybliss.bandcamp.com/album/supermoon

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:33 (one month ago) link

lovely news! still going back to young enough pretty regularly

devvvine, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:34 (one month ago) link

and to drop it on a rare occasion i can listen at work, so thoughtful!

devvvine, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:35 (one month ago) link

fans of guppy who couldn't get down with the new lp: idk, seems like this is for you

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:38 (one month ago) link

how do they write so many good songs

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:38 (one month ago) link

was mid supermoon and came to post the same thing

devvvine, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:41 (one month ago) link

Niiiice!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 16:15 (one month ago) link

Holy shit @ "Threat." I'm constantly wrestling with whether or not I was that guy in my youth, and I don't think I was to that degree, but I feel this in my bones.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 16:33 (one month ago) link

This new E.P sounds somewhat like a bunch of Demos. Everything is quite basic, thin and...boring :(

nostormo, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:53 (one month ago) link

"heaven" giving me breeders vibes.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:21 (one month ago) link

these songs are all pretty good except for "supermoon"

ufo, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:29 (one month ago) link

ended their set tonight with a dancing on my own cover

devvvine, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:11 (one month ago) link

best band in the world

devvvine, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:11 (one month ago) link

ended their set tonight with a dancing on my own cover

― devvvine, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:11 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

inject it into my veins

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 7 November 2019 03:36 (four weeks ago) link

and yeah, the new EP is so-so but Supermoon and Heaven are great

josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 7 November 2019 03:37 (four weeks ago) link


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