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  • Birthday 01/18/1990

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  1. Hey VC’ers - coming out of hibernation again because, well… It’s Album Time! Cruel Country, ain’t it? Some of us are just hearing the record for the first time today. Others are probably waiting for various reasons (like SSF - jealous!). I, like others yet, have been listening to this record for about a week and finally have some thoughts formed on it. It’s always tough to succinctly express the range of emotions I feel when a new Wilco record gets announced/rolled-out/released/ahem..reviewed/etc. but it’s still fun to share takeaways with people who are still deeply invested in this band
  2. found it! hehe looks like kermit interviewed the band on the red carpet at the 2008 grammys (wilco bit begins around 3:45) https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Wilco
  3. Hey all, with OTJ floating out there now (and officially arriving on Friday), I'd figured we might as well kick off some reactions. I've been posting on here since my freshman year of college (2008), and while many of you have been following the band for much longer, you still have to admit that a lot has happened in Wilcoworld over the last decade. Not to get all apocryphal on your asses, but I think we can all agree that tales of Wilco’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. I haven’t been on here as much as I was in the heady days of tracking down and downloading every taper-recorded set I
  4. He did some production work/played guitar on a couple tracks from the latest (very very very good) Parquet Courts record, "Human Performance".
  5. I've been hoping for another negative space-heavy Wilco album for quite some time and it looks like I got my wish with this one. There have been great songs on the last couple of records but I think what's been lacking a bit for me is that cohesive atmosphere for the songs to sit in. I like my Wilco weird, melancholy, and biting. Power pop mode is always a fun face for them to put on, and they're damn good at it, but I'm less likely to chew on those songs the way I would some of their more left of center stuff. A couple of listens in and I can echo others who've said its a really strong set of
  6. Nope. Nah. Take that out of here.
  7. Man, I like this track as well as anything on Star Wars. The guitar tones and fragmented production remind me a lot of SW, and it seems to be pretty clearly from the same sessions. I would really like a record full of driving, dry, noise-speckled tunes like this. That's the Wilco I've always loved : )
  8. I buy cassettes, have put out a cassette, and a lot of my friends in diy music circles do the same. For younginz without much disposable income, a $5 tape is a much easier way to support a band and take home a little tangible, physical copy than a $25 vinyl record. They almost always come with a download code as well, so you can access the record digitally. Audiophiles may well poo-poo their sound quality and general fragility, but that misses the point I think. On a personal note, I also have a tape player in my car and no disc drive on my laptop, so CD's don't make that much sense for me at
  9. I'm really digging it as well. My expectations were pretty reasonable this time around I think, and this record delivered, and then some. It feels wiiiiiide open. I think Greenwood's film score work the past decade is very evident in the scope of this thing.
  10. Hey, so, uh... any thoughts on this?
  11. The new record is out in a week or so and I've had a chance to give it a listen already . A ton of variety in the sounds on this thing. Really excellent production (some of the tracking was done at the Wilco loft actually). EDIT: according to this review, Jeff Tweedy actually played a bit on the record!! "memorable guitar parts on Human Performance—the main riff on “Dust” and the piercing solo on the lazy strummer “Keep It Even”—are played by Jeff Tweedy, who recorded part of the album at the Wilco Loft in Chicago." Think Wire's Chairs Missing, the Velvet Underground's softer s/t si
  12. Parquet Courts tonight in minneapolis
  13. update. It's frreal. Here's the tracklist and a video for the studio version of "Dust". Sounds pretty great! http://pitchfork.com/news/63339-parquet-courts-announce-new-album-human-performance-expand-tour-share-dust-video/
  14. As VC's resident Parquet Courts fanboy, here's the latest: A new record, teased: http://www.stereogum.com/1856592/parquet-courts-tease-new-album-human-performance-with-brooklyn-mural/news/ A new record, confirmed. Songs, played: http://www.stereogum.com/1856759/watch-parquet-courts-play-new-songs-dust-and-outside-at-wfuv/video/ Also...what did ya'll think of Monastic Living? I know it sent many mainstreamindiebros running for the hills.
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