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Old 08-31-2011, 07:45 PM   #136
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That's what I thought. I wonder how she gets away with running like 10 reds too.
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Have none of you seen C'etait un Rendezvous? This is a blatant homage to that film.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:28 AM   #139
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Just finished listening to Rubies for the second time (I deleted the illegally downloaded version from my itunes after I loved it on first listen, then had to wait almost two months for it to arrive after I ordered it).

It's a fucking stellar record. Nothing even comes close to being a bad song. In fact, for me, it's like nine knockout tracks in a row. How had I never heard of this band before this year? Is it just Australia? Are they bigger in America/Canada?

Looters' Follies is the best song David Bowie never recorded and there's a bit of Bowie all over the damn thing.

I love the intertextuality in his lyrics, even if I don't know what any of the songs are about.

This line blew me away: Cinders look back fondly upon a house on fire. That's the type of line I'd be extremely proud of writing in a creative piece.

Ordering Streethawk as we speak.

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:09 AM   #140
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Is it just Australia? Are they bigger in America/Canada?
Nah, not at all. The only reason I'd been a fan for a while was the New Pornographers connection.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:18 AM   #141
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So, Streethawk, holy shit.

I've now heard three albums, totalling 33 songs, by this band, and I am yet to hear anything that has even come close to being a bad song. I'm being serious too.

I can't remember if I've ever had a run like that with a band before.

Streethawk recalls late 60s/early 70s David Bowie so it's no surprise I'm all over it. It's there in the ramshackle piano, the interesting takes on lyrics in the vocal delivery, the at-times indecipherable-yet-brilliant lyrics. The quotation marks in the printed lyrics. (Seriously, it's like he's modelled himself on Cygnet Committee.) The guitar breaks. The way he ends the songs.

Of those 33 Destroyer songs I've heard, I'm yet to figure out what any of them are about ("a girl" is pretty much the only thing I can come up with) and that doesn't bother me in the slightest. The non-sequiturs, lines going on for seconds longer than they should, the intertextuality, the blatant references to other bands' music. I love how he wears his influences on his sleeve (the most common complaint I've seen of Kaputt).

I need more time with the album before I can talk about the songs but my only complaint was that there was no guitar break after "bloodlet yourself, street style!!" in The Bad Arts, though the "you got the spirit / don't lose the feeling" refrain made up for it.

Breaks my heart Destroyer aren't more popular. But maybe that's Dan's prerogative? Fair to say I'll be getting more albums before the year is out.

Anyway time for me to go to bed... but not before I say that there isn't anywhere enough discussion around here sometimes, so, for those of you who have heard Streethawk, what do you think of it? Do you agree with my thoughts? What are your favourite songs? Where do you rank it amongst his catalogue? What are your favourite lyrics? Why did you spend the 90s cowering?

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:25 AM   #142
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Also: "a pacific-northwest bitch gets shown to her room"
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:39 PM   #143
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Listen to some New Pornographers for additional Bejar goodness.

Plus, you know, great tunes from one of the best pop bands in indie rock.
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Yeah, Bejar sings a number of my absolute fav. NP songs. Myriad Harbour is crazily good.

I like Streethawk, but it's one of those albums I always walk away from thinking, "I don't remember a single line or track title", after it's over. Good while it lasts though.
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Case in point - Jackie: the "best" TNP song.

Cobbler, glad you're liking Streethawk. I'll get around to dissecting it sometime soon.

In the meantime, get some of this, accompanied by dayglo hipsters:

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Case in point - Jackie: the "best" TNP song.
I prefer the Twin Cinema "sequel" myself. I dunno what it is with Dan Bejar and Jackies, but those are his best songs.
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Yep, there needs to be a Jackie in the studio for the next album. Good things happen.
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I'm eight songs into Thief. It's fucking brilliant. More to come, and I'll be bumping this thread plenty in coming days, but yeah, Destroyer have pretty much just joined my ultimate music artists list. Previously it consisted of

U2
Bowie
Floyd
Radiohead

Then I added Outkast, and now Destroyer can firmly take their place. This is huge. It's like choosing the pope or something. I am STILL yet to come across a bad Destroyer song.

So please guys, talk cobbler-y about Destroyer. Anything really.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #149
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I'll bite. At your prompting, I listened to Thief again today. It had been awhile. And yeah, it's pretty incredible. In fact, I liked it better today than I did Streethawk after listening to them back to back. "Destroyer's The Temple" was the song that led me to the album, but I've come to really love "To The Heart Of The Sun On The Back Of The Vulture, I'll Go" the more I've listened to the album.
And "Queen of Languages"= unstoppable. Rock!
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #150
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Awesome, thanks man. I love it when I'm no just talking to myself.

My favourites are Destroyer's The Temple, To the Heart of the Sun... and Mercy (We Had the Right).

I like it better than Streethawk, at this early stage.
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