Why? - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2009, 12:00 PM   #31
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 08:18 PM
You can listen to and download a new track from the upcoming album, 'Eskimo Snow', here:

Pitchfork: Premiere: WHY?: "This Blackest Purse"

I've only heard it once, but I like it so far!
__________________

__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 06:46 PM   #32
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 08:18 PM
This song is stunning. Holy fuck...!
__________________

__________________
If you shout... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 08:28 PM   #33
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,289
Local Time: 08:18 PM
That song does sound very nice.
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2009, 04:38 PM   #34
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 08:18 PM
No foolin', people--in spite of the fact that Wolf is still cringe-worthily "singing," rather than just writing, this song works wonders. And when he just talks, he's tolerable. You have to hear this track. Absolutely incredible.
__________________
If you shout... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 01:15 AM   #35
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 09:18 PM
Eskimo Snow leaked in its entirety today. It's way, way, way different than Alopecia, but it's fucking phenomenal. There's essentially zero hip-hop on here, which is a bit of a bummer to me, but like I said, it's awesome, so I'll get over that quick. It's interesting to think of the two as related, though I did read both albums were recorded at the same sessions in Minneapolis in 2007, so it makes sense. There's some nice thematic continuity in the lyrics as well. The opening track is "These Hands," and if you've heard "This Blackest Purse," you'll know that the phrase 'these hands' is fairly prominent throughout.

This all comes at a fantastic time for me, since I've been spinning "By Torpedo or Crohn's" A LOT again. It helps that he's talking about Crohn's disease in that song, which I have, so I relate with it quite a bit...cause I've unfortunately been in a lot of the situations he describes, and the last 40 seconds or so, when he says "I can decide while I'm alive I'll feel alive and what's next I guess I'll know when I've gotten there" are simply sublime.

Oh, and Scumbo, I finally searched for a related thread before posting in the random music thread. This is a fucking monumental day.
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 01:23 AM   #36
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 08:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by onebloodonelife View Post

Oh, and Scumbo, I finally searched for a related thread before posting in the random music thread. This is a fucking monumental day.
I will not have to start a forum wide argument tonight!

I am jealous of your early listenings. I assume they'll stream it somewhere early like the did the last one though, so I have a feeling I'll hear it soon enough.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 01:31 AM   #37
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 09:18 PM
You can save your rage for another night. I'm sure I'll screw something up again soon enough.

If you wouldn't be so damn principled, you wouldn't have to be jealous. But, yeah, hopefully they will, especially now that it's leaked anyway; it's beneficial to them to just stream it.
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:15 AM   #38
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 08:18 PM
In honor of your recent interesting in Why?, I've made an avatar change. Also, I've been meaning to post this video for ages, but never have. This has possibly become one of my all time favorite videos in a matter of months. Impossible for me to watch it without becoming happy. This woman is possibly the coolest person alive.

YouTube - Why? - "Dumb Hummer"
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:26 AM   #39
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 09:18 PM
Nice, I dig it.

That woman's awesome, pure awesome.

And, have you seen these?

09-24 Cincinnati, OH - Northside Tavern *
09-26 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge +
10-01 Cambridge, MA - Middle East #%
10-02 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church #%
10-03 Pittsburgh, PA - William Pitt Union #%
10-04 Ann Arbor, MI - The Blind Pig #%
10-05 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge #%
10-06 Madison, WI - UW Madison Terrace #%
10-07 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #%
10-09 Denver, CO - Bluebird #%
10-10 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue #%
10-13 Annacortes, WA - Department of Safety &$
10-14 Seattle, WA - The Vera Project &$
10-15 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom &$
10-17 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *%$
10-20 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *%
10-23 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts *%
10-24 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *%
10-26 Denton, TX - Hailey's *%
10-28 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *%
10-29 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle *%
10-30 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *%
10-31 Atlanta, GA - Lenny's %^@
11-02 Orlando, FL - The Social %!
11-03 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds %!
11-04 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder %!
11-06 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon %~
11-07 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington %~
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11-10 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall %~
11-11 St. Louis, MO - Firebird %~
11-13 Bloomington, IN - Rhino's Youth Center ~

* with Serengeti and Polyphonic
# with Dark Dark Dark
% with AU
& with No Kids
$ with Mount Eerie
^ with Jemina Pearl
@ with Islands
! with James Husband
~ with The Moore Brothers
+ with Owen Weaver With Flexible Music
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:30 AM   #40
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 08:18 PM
Niiiiice. I should be back from Muse/U2 in Atlanta by then, so I should be able to see them again.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:31 AM   #41
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 09:18 PM
Yep, the Minneapolis show is the day after my birfday, so I'll definitely be hitting that one up. Plus, I didn't go see them last spring, like I said I would. How are they live?
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:35 AM   #42
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 08:18 PM
Watching each band member play 3 or 4 different instruments each is quite the thing to see. You can see some awesome xylophone + drums at the same time work here:

YouTube - Why? - A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under (LIVE!)

I thought they sounded considerably better than they do in the above video when I saw them though.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:41 AM   #43
Blue Crack Addict
 
onebloodonelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 15,106
Local Time: 09:18 PM
Alright, that's sick. Watching percussionists go nuts is always one of my favorite parts of shows. Definitely looks like it'd be worth my $15 to go check 'em out.
__________________
onebloodonelife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 03:07 PM   #44
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,816
Local Time: 06:18 PM
Umm...wow, this is not what I was expecting at all. Lovely little record, but it really caught me off guard, and the vocals are pretty lousy. I miss the rapping, but I'll adjust. The songwriting is surprisingly strong.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #45
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
If you shout...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,377
Local Time: 08:18 PM
Read this on another board. Hilarious:

so, last night: i was stoned and riding the bus through one of the poorest, most rundown neighborhoods in this city and i decided to put this album on. i thought that it might be a bit of a downer considering my intoxication. and the fact that i was heading home to scrub up before seeing a ladyfriend. and i was shocked at how fucking solid this album sounded. especially considering how stoned i was. the arrangements here are really complicated and layered. plus, even though the songs are a little more straightforward, they're still really well built.

anyhow, a couple of songs in and i realized why i love this album so much, even though it's a huge departure. this album kind of sounds like all the stuff i loved when i was in seventh grade, if it was all thrown in a blender together. i mean, this sounds as close to an being there and whatever and ever amen hybrid as exists in this world. even vocally, yoni sounds like the midpoint between ben folds and jeff tweedy. plus, similar kind of 70's am influences. especially on into the shadows of my embrace.

i got off the bus right around the point that song started. and as i was walking home (being generally fucked up) i kinda felt like i had to take a shit. and then being stoned i started to get really worried that maybe i lost control of my bowels and did shit myself. and then on that song the line "so i guess it's like smoking and walking at the same time" came up, and i was like, i'm so happy to get so stoned that i'm afraid of shitting myself. life is good.

i didn't shit myself, by the way. but it was like the album fit my state at that point perfectly. and so does the album, for this point in my life. i don't care about some of the clunky lyrics. this is probably my aoy at this point. this and sunset rubdown and the dream and phoenix and jj and julie doiron and let's wrestle. but whatever. i'll take eskimo snow over any of those right now.
__________________

__________________
If you shout... is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alopecia

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com