Totally jarring. Down with this sort of thing.
But I agree that the songs creep out slowly, I wasn't sure the first time round. I found the same effect with Comes To Your House but they seem to have found a way to be even more abrasive this time! They sound like the band Pissed Jeans /wish/ they were.
Reviewer, I think it's Lawrence that's singing most of the songs on this record, Craig seems to have pretty much handed over his vocal duties.
It's interesting that TODD and Shit & Shine have been converging musically ever since that VVitch EP (that weirded me out). One of the best shows I ever saw/heard in my life was a TODD show, yet they played $&$'s High Brooms for about 35 minutes and nothing else. If you listen to Purity Pledge nowadays it sounds like a different era entirely, but some of the songs from Big Ripper would fit quite happily onto a recent $&$ record. Confusing bastards.
but never expected proof like this.
'Minutes in Night' is a classic too.
Can't believe The Bronx II got 5/10 on here. Mike Diver must have been deaf that week.
Don't agree that they haven't progressed though. 'Past Lives' and 'Young Bloods' are poppier than anything previous. More solos/duelling guitar stuff here too.
"would you pay to be able to use Muxtape or a service much like it?"
No, for shit's sake. I can make a compilation and upload it to yousendit, then email the link to my friends. This site just made it one step easier by allowing the songs to be played from the website. They changed that process for the better and I'm fucking sick of progress being hindered by people who can't understand why anyone would do something for free.
has Springsteen, Gaye and Simone — CLEAR winner.
Just annoying that it's not really a one-off party anymore. As I said, the artists will be more tired and less excited.
when the extra date is before the original one? And you're like "hey fuckers, I paid for the original date, so why am I getting the sloppy-assed second date, when the bands are tired and less excited?"
Not even sure if it's open yet. Run by Fabric.
Great. Top party atmosphere venues there.
I love Lindstrøm although some of the earlier stuff on that singles comp was duff. This new one sounds intriguing.
A fine drink indeed
Pls change your artwork / website so that they don't look like a Warcraft player's CGI wank fodder. You used to have decent artwork but it's gone to the dogs.
things from whatever musical equipment is in front of them at the time, don't they?
"Stagg Keyboard Stand"
was tremendous. Audience was the largest group of friendly weirdos I've seen.
THE MAGNET OF DEATH
THE MAGNET OF DEATH
EVERYONE IS GONNA DIE SOMETIME
DIE ON THE MAGNET OF DEATH
*hits cymbals standing up*
IT'S NOT COOL
THE MAGNET OF DEATH
YOU ARE DEAD NOW OR YOU WILL BE SOON
ELEPHANT IN MY LIVING ROOM
MY LIVING ROOM OF DOOM
PUSHING A BROOM
MAG-NET NET NET NET NET BOOM!
actually two drummers, like it is when they play live? I bet it is. It's great.
Most embarrassing band name ever.
Write something boneshakingly heavy?
Wasn't questioning their inclusion in the article. I just think Pissed Jeans are trying a bit hard to be *super extreme*. Bands like Harvey Milk and TODD sound like it's in their blood.
pre-ordered this a few days ago, wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Album of the year so far.
Pissed Jeans are the SUCCKK compared to this.
I hope I love it as much as their last.
IS LIKE A CGI ROLE PLAYING GAME WIZARD DORK NIGHTMARE
are ear-piercingly loud but a bit boring live. And they look like super wangs in that photo.
Everything that is currently happening in the news, I want to do too. Maybe I will run for mayor and base my policies around how I would like to lock my daughter in the basement whilst I settle my divorce with Paul McCartney.
That's what you get for having an 18-year-old child at 75, you randy old sort. It'd have been easier to handle at 50.
however, re: photo
can people stop wearing their hoods half-on, half-off please? i guess they want to look all dangerous and YOOF but without any of the consequences of asbos and the like. hey girls, look at me with my hood up - it's not al the way up though, because i want you to see my face.
i love being correct
*closed eyes, beeeeaming smile*
THE BUILD-UP TO THIS WAS EXCRUCIATING BUT NOW I CAN FINALLY SLEEP
Vision Swim is pretty pummelling, given that I'd read it was 'ambient'. Looking forward to these.
overenthusiastic ramblings from excitable journalists on here are going to result in, at worst, you or I spending £8 and regretting it. The tabloids and their respective political agendas are far more harmful and in my opinion, far more cynical. There's a big difference between 'bad journalism' as in journalism you don't like/disagree with and 'bad journalism' as in purposefully harmful, rabble rousing nonsense.
Besides, since when has anyone on DiS (or Pitchfork or Stylus for that matter) ever interviewed someone with the intent to sneakily damage their career? Furthermore, music sites such as this aren't thrust into the hands of bored commuters every day, people actually access this site through choice. So it's hardly blanket indoctrination, is it? I know the NME isn't free but this is a point about the media in general, I think.
Now let's go and do something more constructive with out time, rather than sniffing out hypocrisy and scoffing at it. Or scoffing at people who sniff it out. I don't know why I even posted at all.
read the reviews but still formed their own opinion afterwards, like anyone with any semblance of intelligence would do?
The statement you take issue with only looks hypocritical when you remove it from its context. Gareth also blames the media and the government, within lines of your most hated part.
Really? Sounds like you have insecurity issues.
This article says obvious things but in a well drafted and thought provoking way. And it's likely that the only reason the NME altered the Morrissey piece is because they know the readers will slurp the faux controversy up like swill.