soundtracking a Sharwoods advert.
as support for Loscil at Cafe Oto in March.
Not sure I like the way you've installed this new regime, to be honest.
like a prize boxer keeping sharp. Brilliant.
The concert footage was the best I've ever seen in a film, and the wandering around New York/Brooklyn/Williamsburg helped to set the scene well.
It wasn't perfect though. I can understand why they finished on New York I love You, but the concert and film peaked about two thirds through. I felt more emotion during All My Friends than in the final moments.
And the interviewer. Urgh. Perhaps it's his whiny voice, or perhaps it's my hatred of interviewers who spend half the time telling their subject about their latest theory or their interpretation of the piece, but he really, really wound me up. I wouldn't have minded had he actually managed to get something interesting out of James Murphy, but he didn't, and Murphy is usually so forthcoming about where his music sits within the world and where he sits within his music.
It's the review that's trying to compare it to another album all the way through.
My, this competition brought back a few oldies, didn't it?
And no mention for the excellent Mat Riviere?
but the stage times (ToD came on at 8.30 and finished at 9.45) may explain why it wasn't completely full when they started to play.
but rather the first name of the singer (eg. Jay Reatard, Jay Jay Pistolet, Screamin' Jay Hawkins).
Also, I would have expected 'Tiger' to be in there somewhere.
Fun fact: the video to Janet Jackson's 'Every Time' was filmed there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6nBAhSOxSE
Without wishing to repeat myself, I summed it up as a record invoking melodrama, in a failed attempt to evoke drama.
"The future of British Rock'n'Roll" - NME
"In the upper quartile range of bands with those influences." - DiS
"Imagine U2 crossed with Oasis. No, please do. Just imagine it..." - Q
have been around rencently then...
"DiS: It does seem to be the perfect time to launch a guitar band of this nature in the UK at this moment, what with such a dearth of interesting bands of a similar kind around at the minute"
I'm glad that you used the word 'interesting', as there have been countless British JAMC-alike bands over the past few years - and almost all of them have been awful.
Probably worth linking to the discussion thread about them: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4270182
Although she's currently playing with KT Tunstall.
I think they've really picked up in recent years. Are we likely to see an piece on promotional artwork at all?
'For better or worse, New York City bands attracted serious attention for the first time since CBGB’s heyday after Julian Casablancas rasped out “Last Nite.”'
And herein lies the problem with the white music press.
It’s almost as though they wished that hip hop never existed.
(the post-gig posts start from the linked, um, post)
End Of The Road festival.
It’s gonna be ace!
It's more like that of Talk Normal: http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/sugarland.jpg
Which is a shame, as I’d have enjoyed spending an evening watching Robert Pattinson hold back the revulsion he feels towards the bean-flicking fans of this teenage fan-fic writ large.
was in 1996.
They probably have more in common with the jangle-pop and baggy tie-dye noodling of the Seahorses, to be honest. If they were part of Ex-British-Colony-Pop, they were made to look paternalistic next to the likes of Cornershop and Asian Dub Foundation.
along the lines of, "poor people are happy because they aren't consumerist," or some such rubbish.
They were as retro as any of the other Britpop bands, but weren't able to shed the earnestness and couldn't buff up their revisionism with irony (Blur), swagger (Oasis) arch coolness (Elastica) or fun (Supergrass).
It also didn’t help that (smelly) hippies are never going to be as cool as (pin-sharp) mods.
It’s a shame, because there are a couple of songs in their back catalogue that deserve to be set free from the baggage with which we associate the band.
I'm currently one BTEC qualification away from immortality.
The American Civil War
would be an appropriate moniker, I think.
I agree, the answers were really interesting too. The wordiness of the questions wouldn't bother me in itself, apart from the fact that it made Yannis sound like he was trying just a little too hard.