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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. He did some production work/played guitar on a couple tracks from the latest (very very very good) Parquet Courts record, "Human Performance".
  4. 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
  5. Nope. Nah. Take that out of here.
  6. 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 : )
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Hey, so, uh... any thoughts on this?
  10. 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
  11. Parquet Courts tonight in minneapolis
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. I want a Loose Fur record. This year and forever.
  15. If anyone here is from the Twin Cities area, my band will be opening this little DIY festival on Saturday afternoon. http://www.citypages.com/music/luck-machine-fest-how-a-mystic-collective-rocked-rural-mn-7600095 Here's a video we shot for a promo (and also our first proper recording ). Also I wear wig and play a punk song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0DSR4w_lXg
  16. Man I love this band. Thanks for bumping the thread.
  17. Looks like the boys signed to Rough Trade, and have a new EP out later this year. Big things! http://www.stereogum.com/1821328/parquet-courts-sign-to-rough-trade-announce-new-ep/tour-dates/
  18. Anyone here dig Protomartyr? Gritty, post-punky, goodness out of Detroit. They're releasing their third record this fall and I'm really looking forward to it. You can check out the first single (and totally rad album art) here: https://soundcloud.com/hardlyartrecords/why-does-it-shake
  19. Yeah this resonates with me as well. Before this new record popped up, I expressed a hope for less Tom Petty and more Tom Verlaine, and I think that's what they delivered for the most part. I sincerely hope they keep this trajectory. I'm a 25 year old Wilco fan, and the truth is most of my peers seemed to be of the mind that Wilco is easy-going, predictable, soft, whimsical etc. and I was beginning to agree. WTA and TWL were mostly just like...folk/country-rock with a thin layer of Beatle-y psychedelia spread across the top. That's fine for a lot of folks, but I got into Wilco because they did
  20. I thought it looked familiar...that Deep Dream Kitty print on the pre-order store is one of these: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/googles-image-recognising-robots-turned-on-themselves-making-weird-dreams-that-could-show-why-humans-are-creative-10330996.html Everything surrounding this record is super internet-y
  21. The sequencing is killer on this record. All the odd numbered tracks seems to be the noisy, damaged songs and the even tracks are a little bit more pleasant and positive kind of tunes. I think that's part of why it plays through so seamlessly for me EDIT: or maybe I just dig all the odd number tracks the most
  22. Just gave it another listen, this time with headphones. Woooofta. Some crazy sonic blippeez and gurgles and channel slides and a lot more going on than through computron speakers. It’s good either way, but a lot more fun with headphones on.
  23. The link takes a bit of time to send. If you're REALLY jonesin' though, the band is streaming the record on Youtube and other spots as well it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n36fehFSiA
  24. I feel like maybe Jim O'Rourke might've actually had a hand in this thing after all? Maybe not. I don't care right now. This is a very good record.
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