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Old 01-18-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Blue Hawaii - Untogether

So, I kinda forgot this band existed until I was browsing Has it Leaked yesterday. Apparently they have a new album coming out March 4th/5th. Also, it's apparently leaked.

Anyways, these guys share a label with Grimes, and I really am hoping that doesn't steer people away, I know this board has an odd relationship with that little lady. They share a similar sound, but more to Grimes' earlier material than today.

Here is the two part single from their new album, to give you an idea.

Blue Hawaii - In Two / In Two II - YouTube

You can hear their debut album, Blooming Summer on their Bandcamp page:

Blooming Summer | Blue Hawaii

It was my 27th favorite album (out of 127 albums) in 2010, no joke, I am excited to hear the follow-up.

This is my favorite song of theirs:

Blue Hawaii - Blue Gowns - YouTube
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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I was going to start this thread last night, but I was too tired, but coincidentally they released another song today that Pitchfork is fond of. I absolutely hate it, unfortunately, but perhaps you'll all disagree:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14788-try-to-be/


(I could not disagree more with their comment that this is the best song to be introduced to the band with)

Also, cheesy but kinda cute album cover:

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Old 01-19-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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For me this is a band dominated in my mind by one song, Dream Electrixra, which is pretty much chillwave-influenced electropop perfection.

I was hoping Untogether would perhaps have more material in that vein, but no such luck. That said, on my first listen last night, I still thoroughly enjoyed it - and I don't really think their sound has drifted that close to Grimes. Need to listen to it again (and on headphones) to form some more solid opinions though.
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The new single sounds like Dirty Projectors without the cool guitar. The singer sounds like she very much enjoys hearing herself sing.

Their debut EP/LP was extremely pleasant and more chillwave in nature than whatever this new sound is.
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I'm surprised by how early it leaked, as it's not due out until March, but we've been getting a lot of 6-week early leaks lately.
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Oh, and Ashley, Blue Gowns, really? I'd probably say that's the weakest from Blooming Summer, especially in the vocals department.

So if anybody is put off by that track like I sometimes am, give Blue Hawaii another chance with this gem:

Dream Electrixra- Blue Hawaii - YouTube

These two are also great, and are more straight-up chillwave:

Lonelyhearts - Blue Hawaii - YouTube

Lilac- Blue Hawaii - YouTube
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Lol, well, I also enjoy your favorite, fwiw.
Surprised you disliked that one so much, but ah well.
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You guys have posted basically the whole album.
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Lol, well, I also enjoy your favorite, fwiw.
Surprised you disliked that one so much, but ah well.
I didn't say I really dislike it - in fact, I dig it musically - but those vocals? Not so great, to my ears.

Also, I still remember you making a post about "scandalous lyrics! " the first time you heard Blooming Summer.

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You guys have posted basically the whole album.
I'm waiting for Khan to show up and post "Katie".
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, I went looking for my comments on the album last night and I saw that post as well. I don't know what I meant because I relistened to the album without headphones last night. Obviously I was being sarcastic


And you said that you found the song off-putting, I was just jumping to conclusions, I suppose.


And yes, we've almost got the whole damn thing now
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I don't know why the "scandalous lyrics" post stuck in my brain so much, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't think of it sometimes when Blue Gowns comes on.
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I really like that "In Two" single / EP. Haven't heard anything else yet.
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Album is on Pitchfork Advance:

Blue Hawaii: Untogether | Advance | Pitchfork
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And the Men and Rhye. Great batch this week.

I'll be listening to this later. Excited, even though I disliked the lead single.
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