you used to be able to listen to his records on Spotify.
all the quotes in that Guardian piece are attributed and referenced.
almost nothing going on in Edinburgh these days. so depressing :(
this is a great idea for a column :')
ps, Family Guy is the absolute worst. no, that's still The Cleveland Show. Family Guy is still abysmal tho.
such a friendly and lovely festival and so much fun as a result. surprised at no mention of Future of the Left though, they were great.
also, that Tim Minchin ginger song is THE WORST THING EVER won't someone make him stop
slotted about halfway through. it doesn't really work.
fairly unknown/'obscure' stuff and written about with passion. indiepop4ever.
you should all be ashamed of yourselves
the huge cover images really bring out how gorgeous some of the artwork is
and I'm pretty sure that their manager waded in to say that the advert helped them finish the album.
[citation needed i guess]
it's still really funny when the band's friends turn up to defend them, though. "How to write a libellous review" indeed. Someone call the Internet Fraud Office!!!
never heard them until it came out, remember seeing the video on MTV late one night. the images and the crashing dynamics totally hooked me and I was right little FMF for about seven years.
and have all the associated ups and downs that entails over the long term.
looking forward to this a lot, anyway.
(and, be fair on III/IV, it was an album of outtakes and marketed as such. and it was no Orion \m/)
i know it was pretty obvious they were gonna do it at the start of the encore, but Win's 1-2-3-4 BOOM intro to Power Out was stunning.
holy flannel-shirt noodly guitar men. i am THERE.
that the world needs more festivals where you can see House of Pain, Frank Turner and Lister From Red Dwarf all on the same weekend
great piece sean.
makes me a little sad that the only record shop i worked in as a teenager was a Virgin Megastore
part of the fun of Deer Tick is that their live shows are so freeform - they play more to have a good time than to deliver a tight rock show. they may not always be amazing, but they're always entertaining.
Your post wasn't there when I posted!
This wouldn't have been anything to do with them, as the zip files were hosted by mediafire.
there's a "BRNLV <3", to which someone has added "BUMLV <3" underneath
He turned up looking like he'd slept in a bush and kept taking requests, only to abort most of them halfway through as he couldn't remember the rest of the song.
I can just imagine Rivers looking at it and shrieking "I'ma COWBOY!" in a Ralph Wiggum-esque voice. That alone makes it brilliant.
(Also, I liked Pitchfork's take on it - Village People 2009: the bartendor, the professor, the cowboy, and the biker)
I'm taking issue with your silly class politics.
They're pretty easy to dismiss at face value but the level and density of references both to outside pop culture and their own work show they know what they're doing.
I think it's GREAT
I'd never heard any Bright Eyes yet something made me buy this on day of release (maybe DiS?). I listened to it on a late night bus ride home across London, during a thoroughly miserable period in my life, a little bit drunk and kinda happy after seeing a good band. It's a nice memory :)
able to storytell whilst effortlessly slotting in references to the real world, pop culture and his own past work. i just think it loses a little without the ongoing narratives.)
but then I just prefer the stuff with the old cast of characters. Seperation Sunday is my favourite record largely because of the stories it tells.
and they ended up on Washington talking to the River
he said, "I surrounded myself with doctors and deep thinkers,
but big heads and soft bodies make for lousy lovers."
there was that night we John Berryman thought could fly
but he didn't
so he died
she said, "you're pretty good with words,
but words won't save your life."
and they didn't
so he died
that's actually a more B&S cover than the last one.
good work this one.