I'll definitely check this out.
So it can't be that hard to find!
As an OK guitarist I admit that his songs are genuinely simple, but that's the charm.
There's some stuff of his I can't stand ("I Picture Myself With A Guitar"...what?) but I'm going through a bit of a tough and lonely time right now and his stark directness and childish innocence is bloody refreshing and relevant to me, at its best ("Story of an Artist", "Go") really gets me.
It shouldn't do, but it damn well does.
I know it's late, but I've never heard anything like this. The Silent Ballet can go and fuck themselves- this is amazing, terrifying, like being lost in an Alaskan forest with ghosts all around me. Oh my god, I'm going to put it on again.
This still sounds fucking great. What a tune! I hope all the album's at least half as good as this. If so I'm buying it. I love it.
This is a widely publicised event, and so every band on the shortlist gets more attention from mainstream music fans, and their sales increase beyond just the faithful, underground contingent, like...well, this website, which is what they deserve.
If anything, I always think the music makes for a cracking evening too. It's a healthy response to pretty much every other British music award which is constantly polluted by mainstream bullshit. Whereas on the Mercuries, you are guarenteed to hear some truly great music.
I'd go in a barbed wire suit, 'cause that's a pretty good reflexion of how they sound. Just need to make sure not to mosh with anyone...
But I am quite sad about this.
Yes, sorry Matt, I was a closet Reuben fan.
The rest of my music taste makes up for it though, I hope.
It's only music.
If you look hard enough on this site, you can find that no band is immune from some hatred. Radiohead, Battles, Sonic Youth, Oceansize, to give some examples- there are people on here who hate them, but plenty more who love them. Every band that I love has been the subject of a vitriolic rant on the behalf of someone who hates them, thought they sold out, etc.
DiS has a pretty vast readership. I'm sure there are many people that like The Young Knives on here. In fact, in that thread, plenty of people seem to like them. So it's hardly as though everyone on here hates them. It's just I'd take more notice of the haters too.
That was sort of a rant, wasn't it? Anyway, just trying to defend my sad, niche passtime.
A VERY PRETTY PUSSY
I saw them in Lausanne yesterday. It was a bit sad about Kylesa's bassist- he had a death in the family and so he had to go back home- but the rest of the band soldiered on admirably.
And Baroness are a wonderful band and amazing live. My neck still hurts.
Is not the angstiest song ever written, then they've failed again.
LIVING IN SWITZERLAND FUCKING SUCKS.
I WANT TO SEE THIS BUT I'M IN ANOTHER FUCKING COUNTRY.
As in the short lived Ian MacKaye band from the mid 80s.
But even then: face it man, you were never going to like The Blood Brothers!
I got to see them live, so at least I can say that, but...
Damn, I love pretty much everything they've done. This is pretty bloody depressing. At least they're quitting while (I think) they were still making great albums.
No doubt some hardcore scenester idiot will come on here and tell me they sold out on BPIB, so I'll just give them a premepmtive fuck off.
You didn't have to pay a penny to hear it. Not a dime. I didn't, and I certainly don't have a guilty conscience about it. Why would you fork out 40 quid before hearing it, then download it, not like it and regret spending the money? After all, you should think about an investment like that...
Sounds like you need to get your own priorities straight. I really liked it, so I'll be glad to form out 10-12 quid for it when it comes out proper.
It's because of a lack of events like this that Switzerland can't even compare.
If it makes you want to get up and dance, shout, scream, and basically, shake your booty, of course.
In all seriousness though, sadly, listening to seperate tracks seems to be far more prevalent now than thinking of the whole album as a body of work.
Pay nowt, download it onto your computer, burn it onto a CD and do whatever takes your fancy for the artwork.
I do hope there is a simple CD though, even if it is a double album, since some people (as backwards as it may seem) don't have the internet, y'know...
Do a rap. Possibly about all the various metaphors that come to light when he noticed the shape of his face.
If he does this, I will coin it as "nu-indie." In fact, why don't I know of any bands that do shit rapping over the top of dull Elton John piano? It should be the worst thing ever.
They are mind-blowing live.
Of The Enormous Touring?
We're All Going Home In A Tourbus?
A Short Tour Of Nearly Everything?
I add my comfirmation that 'tis a fab album, better than RIRB (I reckon) and therefore their best.
It's not that far/expensive...
Steve sounds really resigned, which makes it more, well, touching for me.
The first half is amazing.
Genuine Lulabelle, though, should have been cut. I'm finding it very hard to find anything redeeming in that track.
Even then, I'm coming around to loving the album as a whole, and the last trio of tracks is really good, it's just this bloody long pretentious nothing in the middle that lets the side down.
To being molested before.
But I am firmly looking forwards to this. And I love Miss Machine.
Powerful and intricate. Alex Newport has done a fantastic job. Yay!
My friends always used to get the wrong idea when I described that place.
"What you doing tonight Alex?"
"I'm off to London. I'm playing at the Barden's Boudoir."
"It's a music venue."
"Of course it is. Whatever you say..."
I should probably head to this.
Quivering mess? I was the mad dancer!
Not that I'd sway your decision or anything, but it would be awesome if it was!
His brother...I'm not really certain. I have a terrible memory.
I met Oli's cousin leaving the 65daysofstatic gig in Brighton on Wednesday. He sounded really excited about this- I know I am. These guys are beyond great, and they're truly something to be treasured.
Where the fuck is the Fawcett Inn then? I must see these guys. Before one of us dies.
It should be awesome. And I love Easter now. The last track sends shivers down my spine and the rest makes me groove and dance in a way I've never done before.
Cracking interview, Mike. It gets me more excited for the show, which is what I wanted basically.
But I saw tem play the last time they performed in Brighton, and it was astonishing. See they only had a five-song set but every one of them was new and I can safely say that their new album is going to be even better than the first. There were shivers down my spine for every single song.
One of the best live bands in the country, no doubt. Be interesting to see how the ycmi:m fans react...
I'll be doing likewise in Brighton. I can't believe I'm seeing all these guys for seven quid!
The front page for news.
And aren't they playing with YMSS and Cats and Cats and Cats on a few of those dates (Oxford to Brighton at least).
Is the best song Shellac have ever written. This should be something special.
I got my ticket for Brighton yesterday.
Gonna be a corker- I expect it to be brutal. Seeing this band live, I'm going to die happy. But even if I die during the gig, I'll probably be happy too. I'd probably be best to start writing my will quite soon.
What a charmer.
Pretty much everything on that album.
Oh my god, I'm putting it on now.
The lyrics to "I Know Where The Canaries And Crows Go" by The Blood Brothers is quite romantic.
"Why can't we let our mouths devour each other? Why can't we turn those miles into inches, letters into breath, years into seconds?"
Hey, he just wants to make the most of their time together to turn it into something unique and beautiful.
Their Pelican cover with baited breath.
I feel your pain.
WITH BELLS ON
They perfected their early sound on Burn, but Crimes is still an awesome record. It's far more daring because it tried out new bits- hip hops beats, incredible distortion, a capella, and better use of the vocal attack- which add depth to the music, but there's still the relentless, unique sound driving it.
Young Machetes is my favourite Blood Brothers record, though. The energy has always been there (play it loud in case you didn't notice), the lyrics are the best they've ever written, it makes me want to dance like a loon and they're still experimenting. And even though Burn is an amazing record, this just about edges it out for me.
the "record television program" facility?
Yes, it is worth going to see them. But put on your dancing shoes first.
supposed to read: "for not liking them."
Primal Scream and I don't feel any less or more cool for liking them.
When I listen to Pavement's best stuff though, it's still a wonderful experience. It's just such a joy to listen to, great wordplay, structure, fantastic melody, that whole laid back attitude to their sound...
My love for Pavement is genuine, as is my love for Neutral Milk Hotel. Overrated? Nonsense! Barely anyone's even heard of them! At the time In The Aeroplane...was released, they had a very small fanbase. It's because it's such an arresting and unique record that people dug it up again and started sharing their love for it with other music fans. They're about a million miles away from hype.