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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9JyjipKBJk

StanM, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:29 (eleven months ago) link

amazing video

i'm so excited for this album

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:42 (eleven months ago) link

"Disappearing" was not a song that caught me much so far but it works great with those visuals

Vinnie, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 11:45 (eleven months ago) link

Did anyone ever buy that Japanese Double Negative for the bonus track? I heard it on a radio show, that bonus track, but I'd love to have a CD rip of it without paying 50 bucks for the one song.

whisper3978, Monday, 2 August 2021 03:15 (ten months ago) link

you should be able to find it, "it's all been done", on soulseek

ufo, Monday, 2 August 2021 03:44 (ten months ago) link

Damn, you weren't messing around. I haven't used Soulseek for 15 years, but right there it was. Appreciate your help, ufo.

whisper3978, Monday, 2 August 2021 04:13 (ten months ago) link

Today is the 25th anniversary of 'The Curtain Hits the Cast.'

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Saturday, 14 August 2021 01:18 (ten months ago) link

How they made More (single coming out next week)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CShwo23FMDs/

StanM, Saturday, 14 August 2021 08:47 (ten months ago) link

it's for certain / i never thought i'd last / i never thought the sea would try

maelin, Saturday, 14 August 2021 11:39 (ten months ago) link

That pedal chain is awesome but, phew, probably $1300 of boutique box effects.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 August 2021 12:19 (ten months ago) link

still can't get over how good the guitar on "white horses" is

ufo, Sunday, 15 August 2021 04:35 (ten months ago) link

have been going through rarities i'd never heard before and wow "half light" sure is unique in their catalogue. kinda reminds me of songs of faith and devotion?

ufo, Sunday, 15 August 2021 04:42 (ten months ago) link

oh yeah, that Mothman Prophecies OST thing, right - hadn't heard that in a long time. you're not wrong!

StanM, Sunday, 15 August 2021 06:37 (ten months ago) link

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

StanM, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:09 (ten months ago) link

that's an interesting video -- all fake, plastic, manufactured tools and items, but with real human force to drive them to use them, all for nothing

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:13 (ten months ago) link

I had to go look up The Knife's Handyman video to see how similar I remember it being (not very)

StanM, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 15:45 (ten months ago) link

Exploring Peter Rehberg's catalog since I had only heard a few things over the years, this song reminds me too much of Double Negative (specifically the noisy part of "Tempest") not to share here:

https://pitaemego.bandcamp.com/track/get-out-3

cwkiii, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 17:19 (ten months ago) link

classic

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 19:32 (ten months ago) link

https://pitchfork.com/features/interview/low-band-alan-sparhawk-hey-what/

nice interview, alan thinks 100 gecs are great

ufo, Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:01 (nine months ago) link

nice boots

micah, Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:35 (nine months ago) link

Only one more week. I've put off listening to anything form this so far, after Double Negative I want to wait and savor the whole thing.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:36 (nine months ago) link

didnt realize theyd lost their bass player? i liked steve!

maelin, Thursday, 2 September 2021 17:11 (nine months ago) link

I want to see technology break as much as it has broken me.

damn

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 2 September 2021 23:14 (nine months ago) link

yeah that line hit me like a ton of bricks too

octobeard, Friday, 3 September 2021 23:24 (nine months ago) link

The same thing as ever ; great early on and got worse as they progressed.

^TwIn*InFiNiTiVeS^, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:48 (nine months ago) link

*AIR HORN*

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:52 (nine months ago) link

hhhYYOOOOOoooooooonk

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:52 (nine months ago) link

you make a good point i guess i'd never thought of it that way.

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 4 September 2021 17:24 (nine months ago) link

welp, you've convinced me - I'm no longer a fan. Thanks!

StanM, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:22 (nine months ago) link

they did start out really well

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:24 (nine months ago) link

but an attack is followed by a decay. that's the physics of sound. the decay may be sustained, but in will eventually be released. i think we know what stage of low we're at now

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:25 (nine months ago) link

seeing their release show next weekend. intimate affair in the woods (~250 attendees? if that?). stoked

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 4 September 2021 20:12 (nine months ago) link

"the same thing as ever" is really funny to say about a band that has made shifts in their sound as radical as double negative & drums and guns

ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 22:12 (nine months ago) link

Always hitting a new LOW

Evan, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:32 (nine months ago) link

More goes really hard and I love it.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:37 (nine months ago) link

I haven’t paid attention to them since Long Division, since their sound did nothing for me (I was all about beats n’bass in 1996), and just figured since then it’s been 25 years of the same. Boy was I wrong!!! :(

Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:54 (nine months ago) link

The same thing as ever ; great early on and got worse as they progressed.

― ^TwIn*InFiNiTiVeS^, Saturday, September 4, 2021

don't feel this. they are one of the few bands who got better

Dan S, Sunday, 5 September 2021 02:21 (nine months ago) link

their best periods are their early stuff & this current one

ufo, Sunday, 5 September 2021 02:29 (nine months ago) link

Haven't heard the new one yet, but I don't care for their avant stuff. I like them soft & mellow.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 5 September 2021 05:15 (nine months ago) link

btw the new (touring, at least) bass player is Liz Draper

http://giantstepsmusic.org/liz-draper/
https://www.instagram.com/lizdraperbass/

StanM, Sunday, 5 September 2021 06:25 (nine months ago) link

xp you probably won't like the new one then, it's the loudest they've ever been. imo it's one of their very best though

ufo, Sunday, 5 September 2021 06:59 (nine months ago) link

Low have made one of my favorite albums of the decade for every decade they’ve existed. Curtain (90s), Fire (00s), Double Negative (10s).

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 5 September 2021 18:20 (nine months ago) link

that's because they're the best

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 September 2021 20:10 (nine months ago) link

https://toneglow.substack.com/p/tone-glow-077-low

good interview in tone glow, really gets into their dynamic as a band

ufo, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 00:45 (nine months ago) link

yes was also coming here to post that, its a great read

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 7 September 2021 08:01 (nine months ago) link

i've been going back through the early instagram performances of the new material & it's fascinating to see how their ideas evolved from very straight forward arrangements before they got into the studio, to the album's walls of distortion with barely any percussion at all

ufo, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 11:44 (nine months ago) link

i never even realised there's only prominent drums on a single track until i saw it mentioned in an interview recently

ufo, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 11:52 (nine months ago) link

alan thinks 100 gecs are great

― ufo, Thursday, September 2, 2021 6:01 AM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

does he? I didn't necessarily get that impression from the quote. I think he was referring generally to stuff like the Paul Anka thing that was hyperlinked. Sorry but I'm having a difficult time imagining Alan and Mimi listening to that between like harvesting their beets and praying before bed

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:29 (nine months ago) link

it's ambiguous but "That’s what young people should be doing—they should be smashing it and building their own vocabulary" sounds more like 100 gecs etc. than the Paul Anka Playing From Another Room video.

it'd make sense if he's at least a little familiar enough with them to think they're great, he's actually not too far removed from that whole world via the bj burton connection

ufo, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:40 (nine months ago) link

it's ambiguous but "That’s what young people should be doing—they should be smashing it and building their own vocabulary" sounds more like 100 gecs etc. than the Paul Anka Playing From Another Room video.

it'd make sense if he's at least a little familiar enough with them to think they're great, he's actually not too far removed from that whole world via the bj burton connection

ufo, Tuesday, 7 September 2021 13:41 (nine months ago) link


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