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They're almost as prolific as Will Oldham:
Good news anyway, one of the most underrated bands of the decade I think.
i was thinking about them the other day and figured a new one must be due soon, as last year was the first year since 2003 when they didn't put out a studio album.
I'm just starting to get into them actually. I asked on a last.fm thread a while back about the live album. No response. Any good?
But take the advice it says on the CD case and don't listen to it all at once, it's better in portions. It's worth a listen if you like their studio albums anyway.
I'm sure to get it at some point though. Cheers.
While I've got a fans attention. Best album? I've only got Widow City atm. Which I absolutely love, still noticing new bits a few months along.
Bitter Tea is OK. it's waaaaaaaay long and there's loads of backmasked vocals and those really annoy me.
though Blueberry Boat is excellent too.
...it was horrible, i hated it and i missed Deerhunter.
Oddly enough I don't own any of the studio albums though. Saw them live years ago, never got around to the albums, then couldn't resist the triple LP (with MP3s) with 50% off when Zavvi was closing down :-)
It's quite intense but really fun! Listened to a few studio songs since and think I prefer the live stuff, although admittedly I need to give the studio stuff a proper listen.
Break the live set down into the 6 LP sides, about 20 mins each which is great for short bursts!
The first time was deeply irritating, like an end-of-the-pier medley of all their stuff through Gallowsbird, Blueberry and EP.
The second time, must have been around the time of Bitter Tea, and they were much better. Had a full band and rocked out nicely, turning some of their stuff, that almost sounds like half-formed ideas, into proper sounding songs. Haven't heard the live album though, does it cover both of these guises?
Hit and miss band, but when they hit, they're awesome. Just avoid Rehersing Mt Choir at all costs.
...Rehearsing my Choir is an absolute turkey. Stay away.Gallowsbird's Bark, Blueberry Boat and EP are top banana. Haven't heard the others.
i like their weird stuff but i can't help to think that there is a magnificent pop record in them.
But I agree that it would be nice to see them do a bit more like that.