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<3 Graffiti Island <3
TATTOO MY NAME IN BLOOD ON AN INNOCENT YOUTH
but i don't really see the appeal of bands like this. Does nothing for me at all
I couldn't tell you why. It's just perfect. Including the mistakes.
i like Stealthyesque muso wank
it really reminds me of old old old beastie boys mixed with a really underwhelming cover of some Pylon played baddly.
yep it sure is but if you mix that with some pylon
but played all slopy thats what I hear and it doesnt do to much for me.
And the bass and guitar and vocals all sound shit, and the forced emotiveness is cringey.
But I see where you are coming from. I guess.
What we have established here is that I like Graffiti Island for their:
- laconic don't-care-ness
- concise, catchy minimalism
- not deviating from being a simple pop song
I'm guessing they dont sound as weak and lack luster live as they do on the vid and it almost sounds kinda cool but I dunno its lacking energy or something, I like some raw slopy rock stuff but its usualy got a bit of balls behind it that gives it some vitality.
They were playing on the floor and I couldn't see them at all. There had been a lot of Pens-style bands on playing trashy distorted lo-fi type stuff. Graffiti Island really stood out for the complete lack of any distortion. It was a really clean, concise sound, and all of the songs were these oddly bored-sounding little earworms that somehow made me want to dance tonnes more than the more overtly dance-able stuff. Still can't quite put my finger on what's so damn good about it.
I think the lo-fi minimal sloppy thing works better with the more bass n drum sound than it does with shrill guitars its less annoying and definatly more danceable. The track moves forward with the bass and its got that repetative vibe to it so yeah I can see why it made you move.
I'll grab the mp3's and live with um for a bit n see how it goes...
"afflicted with congenial general hypertrichosis" in your head all the time :D
Stop titting about "jamming" and go find a tune somewhere.
than I imagined it to be...
and not genital hypertrichosis
I hope hip hop takes this direction; if I had a million dollars I'd send rap artists this record and send them all to the Mark E Smith school of vocals & melody.
(Then I'd have Jay-Z cover Mr. Pharmacist w/ b-side Wolf Man and make all my money back.)
should have a big job at Universal.
The world would be a better place.
One of my favourite bands in the country right now. 7" on Sex Is Disgusting coming soon; www.myspace.com/sexisdisgustingrecords.
If it's the one I saw for sale at the fire station gig.