Posts Tagged ‘deerhunter’
…but tickets are still on sale.
You know, I completely forgot that they were going on sale, but meh.
My man love is better than your man love.
Gimme Tinnitus showed me something that got me all excited yesterday… A collab (read: download link) to a split EP between Jay Reatard and Deerhunter. Jay covered Fluorescent Grey, and whilst I’m not too keen on the cover Jay did, it’s still pretty sweet. It is my favourite Deerhunter song though, so it never had a chance, to be fair. 3ish weeks until hardcopies of Microcastle, kids!
St Jeromes is getting announced late September… oh wait. Dudes, what the fuck? Let me know if I’m going to have to spend my money on travelling to see somewhat amazing bands in a smelly lane.
Saw this on the Polaroids forum today and HAD to copy/paste it…
CommentAuthorflukazoid CommentTime1 day ago
I just sat down at my desk
shortly afterwards, I was greeted by a HUGE cockroach
I looked all over my desk for an appropriate object to squash him with
alas, I could not find anything
until I noticed the new vines album which got sent to me by their hopeful label
that pretty much sums what I think of the new vines album
CommentAuthorJonny Yes Yes CommentTime1 day ago
oh yeh.. it is kinda ‘bleh’ isn’t it..
CommentAuthorKasee Lara CommentTime1 day ago
I would have squashed the album with the cockroach.
Comedy gold. Fair point too.
Last night I went and shot The Getaway Plan at The Albert Hall in Canberra (os opposed to London). I didn’t so much get into the band (pop-emo isn’t exactly my bag, believe it or not) but the kids seemed to like it, even if they were being squashed against the stage due to no barrier. Am I complaining? Absolutely not! It was like the old club gigs you see in photos of bands like Nirvana, Dead Kennedy’s, Black Flag, Refused et al… Hell, any band who gigged before OH&S became more of an issue than fun. Just saying.
I have photos up on Flickr but due to contractual agreements with another website, I’m pretty sure I can’t post them here, so go and boost my Flickr views please! Thanks.
Looky here, there’s even a new demo. Does anyone else see that album cover and get it confused with the new Less Than Jake cover?
Just me? Alright.
Time to go look at iPhones through the window. Damn you Vodafone, be more competitive.
For the last few days I’ve been talking with some guys about starting a band making some experiemental dance/noise gaze something-whatever-core music. One of the guys threw Atlas by Battles my way and I haven’t stopped listening to it. I dismissed Battles about 6 months ago at the Big Day Out because I wanted to see Tucker (who was amazing, both times I saw him) and almost went to the Battles sideshow just to see Tucker, but it was on the same night as The Police. Sting won.
Anyway, that was a stupid decison in hindsight because now I’m having kittens over Battles, not to mention I had to sit through a very awkward hour watching Fergie mangle everyone’s faces off in the booking mismatch of 2008. Where am I going with this? Towards Pivot, who have a new album out called O Soundtrack My Heart on August 18th on Warp. Didn’t I Furious keeps getting stuck in my head, and you can download that on their website anytime you like. They also made Band of the Day! Woo hoo!
When I was down in Melbourne I bought a shitload of vinyl, one of which being Cryptograms/Fluorescent Grey LP/EP by Deerhunter. These guys also have a new album called Microcastles coming out soon, which isn’t bad because they were apparently breaking up or something as of late last year. Hit up their blog for many mixtapes as well as this link showing you the sonic assault of My Bloody Valentine (“will he EVER shutup about them?” “No Honey, he won’t.”) which begs the question: Do the people hold their hands over their ears because it’s expected of them, or because it’s really THAT loud? I’m not questioning the fact that MBV is louder than Bryn Terfel with his nuts in a vice, but it almost seems like a courtesy to show the band “Hey! I can’t fucking hear!”.
Despite all that, I really admire the guy still bopping his head along to the noise. Dude, wicked.
Another (apparently – I can only tell from photos) amazing live show is by Saul Williams. His latest one produced/co-written/released/flogged to death by Trent Reznor is about to get a physical release hopefully in July. On the album is five extra tracks, one of which being a reworking of another song off the album, one being a re-release from his first album due to the song being in a Nike commercial, and another being from the NIN remix album for Year Zero (I ain’t gonna be the one to retype that l33t speak shit here).
Anyway, back to work.
Uh, by that do you think they mean Energy Domes?
My money is on Devo, and why shouldn’t it be? The guy is called Jihad Jerry for christ’s sake! In our Western Muslimphobic world, we should be scared of such a man, despite him being an elderly, white, bass player from Ohio. New Wave Nigel? Make me a Jihad Jerry doll!
Anyone notice my religion pun? I didn’t until then either.
Seriously though, if anyone has one of these dolls and doesn’t want it and would prefer a guy in Australia has it instead, e-mail me at saimagery at gmail dot com.
My daily Pitchfork read showed me this video by the amazing man Nick Cave and Grinderman. Now that we’re well into 2008, I can safely say that this album was the best album in 2007 for me. I’ve stopped listening to All My Friends, haven’t listened to The Great Destroyer in ages, and only re-discovered my love affair with Deerhunter when they were announced as support for Nine Inch Nails. However, I’ve never stopped listening to this. The original video here.
Also, that Grinderman site is a fantastic racket. What noise!
EDIT: Another glaring mistake I found today. Spike Jonze joint? Wrong. Check out the rest of them though, and then buy the Directors Label Series DVD’s (or borrow them off your film school friend who will have them).