best news is best news.
Digging: The National - Cherry Tree
"the shows are not a personal cash grab, but a way to fund the subsequent recording themselves."
Which is still sort of the same thing. I don't know why bands get uptight about that, they need to
make money and unless they're dumb they make music to support themselves comfortably. There's nothing
wrong with saying "hey we're back because we wouldn't mind some extra cash."
Interested to see if their sound changes at all.
Digging: Gillian Welch - Revival
whoa 2014 is actually pretty awesome so far
Digging: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
this is crazy. crazy good
@Riviere I think there's a difference when you compare it to a band like Pavement a couple years ago who were paid out seven figures to play even though it's noted that they all hate each other and have no intent to persue anything new musically with it.
"We will always hate Slowdive more than Hitler" - Richey James Edwards
i think its rather interesting to see how all of these 20+ year old bands are reuniting. i tend to think its because of this cultural interest in retro things that's taken over now, especially in music, and that the internet is allowing for them to come back and reach audiences they probably couldnt have before.
anyways hopefully this will rock, even if they pull an MBV and just do souvlaki pt. 2 it will be awesome.
Digging: Octex - Idei Lahesna
I also think a large part of it is that most of these bands broke up never having known the notoriety and respect that came from their massive influence decades down the line. A lot of the records were looked on highly by other musicians but never really took off in the mainstream. I can understand where the contempt comes from, especially for members of bands like Slowdive or At the Gates or even Godspeed You Black Emperor up until a few years ago, where you as a musician are pouring yourself into other projects and now 10 years later everyone wants to talk to you about something you did when you were 20 and completely ignores what you're doing in the present day.
I am soo stoked. I'm interested to see how Neil sounds after doing all of his folk stuff for all these years. If that will play any influence.
Great news. Hopefully they come to North America at some point.
That primavera line-up is insane.
Good to see this happening.
Digging: Vessel - Punish, Honey
Yup, it certainly is. Slowdive, Godspeed, The National, Pixies, Queens, NMH, Slint, NIN, Mogwai... and that's just the top of the bill. Definitely considering this if I can get work off/enough money together.
Television playing fucking Marquee Moon!
That too. I could've gone on. It really is a disgustingly good line-up.
New album! Sweeeeeeet
life-changing news damn i'm excited
Digging: Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort - Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort
Digging: Emerald Weapon - Part II: Earth Encrypted