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‘I immediately knew I wanted Klara and Johanna from First Aid Kit to sing on it’
a dance floor in the desert,
Grandaddy never went away
oozing melancholia through cryptic lyrics
she channels the greatest with a big voice
‘He’s a demagogue you’d like to punch in the face’
‘The artists are united in their desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump’
It’s a very-Radioheadish recipe
a sort of cathartic, Radiohead-ish and liberating awesomeness.
These are the first new songs of the band in a decade
the music Shins-esque to the max
Babetown covering Adams covering Oasis in Taylor Swift’s style?
I immediately got a strong Iggy and the Stooges vibe.
‘I mean, that’s f*cking Hitler, man!’
slow enough to make you contemplate your own stream of consciousness
‘stupidity just fucking runs the world’
the rest of the video is barely a song but only a pretext for a lot of mammary display with a very lacteal theme in Hugh Hefner’s playground
At the end they could well be like an electro-Morrissey
The Foo Fighters with a real modern indie twist
it encapsulates everything you need to sell a car to hipsterland,
‘Cool Papa Bell was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues from 1922 to 1950’
they make a sound synonymous to power
‘The chemistry was immediate”
‘When I wrote ‘Play House,’ it was about a boy that made me want to dress super-girly, cook for him and have tiny human babies with him!’
i hope you enjoy and i CANNOT wait for you to hear the rest of the album. a tour with Grandaddy, AIR and Radiohead are in my sights.’
His performance was completely genuine
‘‘Unicorn’ is a song that has elements of the avant-garde and psychedelic in it, and a lot of emotion’
‘Desire (Lo Que Vale La Pena)’ is an excellent example of their hybrid sound, it’s a bilingual anthem which showcases Iraheta’s amazing and powerful voice
an all moan and drone 9-minute-long song, is quite disconcerting
As expected, it’s an abrasive number all screech and aggression, a new wave of violence indeed
‘The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began.’
‘Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out.’
‘If we used rock musicians trying to play jazz, it would have been a very different album.’
The first two paragraphs are direct critics of the current music industry and what can pass for art in general and I wonder why ironic and smart Tillman needed to remind his fans that boy bands were a fraud? Isn’t it a fact in Father John Misty world? He attacks modern art (‘the cultural low water mark’) and the internet (‘Narcissus would have had a field day if he could have got online’) but isn’t this pretty common place?
‘Throughout the process of writing this album—about two years—I’ve gone on this spiritual journey to learn more about myself and my faults and all this stuff that I’ve tended ignore for a really long time. It’s so much easier to go through each day and forget the previous day or forget the hurtful things you said to someone or whatever it might be, just the shitty parts of your life. This song is addressing that. It’s really examining what it is that makes me who I am, and what parts of that are disgusting.’
‘It started with the chorus,’ she explained to DJ Zane Lowe, ‘ I was driving by the beach a lot. This was probably one of the last ones on the record…Even with the harmonies, it almost sounded monotone. But with the beat, it has this trap influence.’
‘It’s about the hubris of a man who sees himself, undoubtedly, as a Marquee Man, above that of even Brando or Sinatra. He has blind ambition and confidence in his looks and aptitude.’
When it is there, it is an outburst of overwhelming feelings with a sort of Sufjan Stevens vibe – probably because of these trumpets – and the funny thing in all this? The last minute almost feels a poppy dance song. The tune is very Youth Lagoon but there are obvious changes and may be this brand new photo of his tells us a bit about this new sound?
‘you dont scare me. im not scared of getting dropped or sued by u so what do u have? @wbr’, he continued and he also posted several times the cover art with: ‘they gonna try to sue me if i use the art i already had so heres my art what u gonna do with me now?? @wbr pic.twitter.com/ERNNCWRQtX’… ‘album is called ‘v’. fifth album. v. vv. vvv. a trilogy.’
‘Born in the Summer’ is inspired by those early adolescent years of feeling awkward in your own skin and painfully self-conscious, yet knowing that someday those growing pains will recede, explains the press release.
The song is also the 8th track of Lael’s forthcoming album, ‘I’ll Be Your Man’, set to be released on July 10th
But it is ‘Vitamins’, another song from the upcoming album, that Perry heard first, and the song triggered a very emotional reaction in her: ‘My body flushed as if I had shot Niacin into my veins, I held back the tears, kept composed and said to myself, ‘Holy fucking shit you just found Jimmy Hoffa!’’
If ‘Morning Phase’ was dreamy folk, ‘Dreams’ has vigorous beats installing a hot and funky dance floor from the beginning, which let you hear a bit of new influences, MGMT, Foster the People, Tame Impala, and old influences, Nil Rodgers or even Bowie’s 80’s dance period.
And we as humans have an urge to fit in in order to make sense of this world. And really, atheism has just replaced ‘Christianity as another doctrine of how you can fit in. The song is a very complex song because it’s not only about religion or non-religion, it’s also about our own self-worth. It’s interesting to me because I’m not a religious person, but I also don’t blindly accept atheism as a doctrine. I don’t think that’s healthy, either.’
In the late 90s and early 2000s, music videos were such a huge deal. We decided that instead of making one overly slick music video, we would nod to 15 of our favorite music videos that we grew up with. Everyone in the band threw in their ideas.’
I only have one experience with Beirut, their set at the 2012 FYF fest, and I thought they were the apogee of an indie band, mixing Mexico-via-the-Balkans world music, using lots of instruments including accordion, old-fashioned upright bass, ukulele, and abundantly injecting horns and trumpets into a reinvented folklore
I saw Refused at the FYF fest three years ago, and they were absolutely terrifying, I mean their fans were and the result was not only a very chaotic scene but also an apocalyptic vision at the end of their set. I had never stepped on so many lost wallets, broken glasses, and trashed shoes in my life
The song is a retro wild ride with lots surf guitars, long instrumental parts and dreamy girls harmonies, and it sounds like coming from another time zone, it’s sweet and not too fuzzy though, feeling like a punk band in slow-motion.
So we are getting many talented Australians lately. Fraser is indeed from Australia, just like his label mate Courtney Barnett, and this explains her cameo in the clip. Apparently, folk-country is well alive in Aussie country, and I can’t wait to sing along this chorus again.
An oddly complex song, part soap opera, part funk workout, part vocal gymnastic, grown up romantic disasters in the pending file and good to have Lael baring her burdens again.