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Another 28 years and they would have been the new Thurston and Kim! *sobs*
Gibbard put this down to being happy.
I look forward to the new one a lot.
I get the feeling they're kind of sneered at around here
i got into them when We Have The Facts and The Photo Album were first released here in 2002 on Fierce Panda ( sadly never saw them when they toured here in Aug 2002 though :((((( ), and was mega into them until Plans came out, which I really didn't like. I sorta gave up on them but then I *loved* Narrow Stairs. new album hasn't done a lot for me but I was away for a whole chunk of this year and I missed loads of releases that I've never really caught up on.
Transatlanticism remains one of my all time favourite albums, it was probably the first time I'd found something just for me - heard about it through iTunes Recommendations section, back when that meant something, and no one else I knew back then had heard of them, so it felt like a personal discovery or something. It sounds as good as the day I bought it.
As for all the other stuff - can't be bothered with Something About Airplanes, but the rest is all great. We Have The Facts can seem a bit too slow at times but usually it's just what I want to hear, the last 4 songs especially. I was the same about Plans initially but it's grown on me *a lot* since then, Summer Skin is probably one of their best songs yet. Narrow Stairs is my least favourite of the recent ones - it has some great stuff on it but the weaker songs are some of the worst they've written, doesn't hang together a a whole for me.
New album is a real grower, since it's a lot about the textures and production you've really got to let it all sink in. His voices sounds great though whatever else
TL;DR I'm a DCFC geek, sue me
but got tickets to Yuck on the same night, and since I've already seen them I really should go with the newer band ...
is that the Yuck show at Cab Vol? i was thinking about going to that.
Ripping Records have sold out now, not sure if there's any tix left elsewhere
and like it a lot, along with Trans and Narrow Stairs. Still haven't heard the newest one.
This is weird news though, sad but weird. I never would have guessed these two would split.
I loved them up until Plans, which I didn't like very much at all. I remember talking to you at On The Beach once and it turned out we were both saw them at ULU in 2004. Good times.
We Have The Facts is probably my favourite of their albums.
They played for 2+ hours. It was pretty rad.
still waiting for andy samberg to break up with joanna newsom.
Sad panda :(
that said, sad Ben is the best Ben.
Now we just need to get Isaac Brock drinking again ...
500 Days of Summer.
it's like they're sending me a guidebook on how to win her heart. SOON SHE WILL BE MINE.
A Movie Script Ending.
Maybe boring though.
she's clearly totally OVER indie boys
within a year or two
thanks to a magazine cover in wh smiths
i saw his baseball cap and hooped earings and made a snap judgement about his life
but I guessed it from the topic title alone.
unfortunately i don't think his problem is that he's not miserable enough, i just think he ran out of decent song ideas quite a while ago*
*except for cath
Why didn't this work?
Who can we blame?
Can we blame blogs, Lana Del Rey, the death of indie, or the mainstreamification of indie?
Did Zooey Deschanel 'pull a Lana Del Rey' on Ben Gibbard's heart, 'using' his indie cred to piggyback him in2 mainstream markets?
Do u think Ben Gibbard's life feels like the crappy indie film '500 Days of Summer'?
I'm happy about it.
or maybe that was why a million indie boys would be cheering
that ship sailed long ago
the recent DCFC records, I'd be happy if he just left it as one perfect Postal Service album forever.
Why can't these kids make a proper go of things these days, ffs?
At least she isn't chinless and bland.
THAT EXPLAINS WHY YOU TWO LIKE HER THEN
she's involved with jean ralphio from parks and recreation. megalols.
For all we know the relationship ended long before now. DOn't be mean about zooey (stupid spelling). Guntrip will bite you.