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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #1 on: 28 Feb 2011, 06:16 »

Good drumming. Still not sure about this dude though. I like it when he sings more rather than barking in that monotone bleat he does. I think my biggest problem is how earnestly plain-spoken he is, which I'd imagine has its own appeal. There's nothing mysterious or enigmatic about his song-writing or performance and the music is so clean and bright. The whole sound is just lacking grit and ambiguity. His imagery comes across as cheap and obvious, which makes everything a little bit lacking in the singer-songwriter format, where the personality is fairly important to my overall enjoyment. It's the same vibe I get from that Okkervil River band, though John Darnielle is infinitely more likeable than the songwriter from that band.

Folk music for the tweeting generation. Not necessarily a disparaging remark. I like absolutely everything about it aside from the songs themselves, which is obviously a failing on my part.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #2 on: 28 Feb 2011, 06:36 »

I haven't actually listened to it yet, since I'm at work, but hopefully I can give it a listen once I get home.

Tommy, is that your general opinion of his music in general, or this particular album?
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #3 on: 28 Feb 2011, 07:05 »

In general. I've heard a few of his records and I own The Sunset Tree.

I feel bad because he's obviously a good dude and I like his methods. On paper I should like his music but I really don't. He can keep on rocking though.

Keep on rocking, Mountain Goats dude.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #4 on: 28 Feb 2011, 07:19 »

I could expand at length but I don't want to talk shit on a good band people like a lot. They are good dudes and they should Keep On Rocking.

Jon Wurster is a terrific drummer, let's all just agree on that.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #5 on: 28 Feb 2011, 13:31 »

Estate Sale Sign is quite new ground IMO, I don't think I've ever heard anything as loose and rambunctious and...  rocky?... out of the Mtn Gts before. They've been loud before, but it's usually of the "meticulously controlled tension explodes into an entirely different kind of less controlled tension" (see: "In the Craters on the Moon" "Psalms 40:2") but this just shoots out of the gate and doesn't let up and it's not a tortured headfuck at all.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #6 on: 28 Feb 2011, 13:33 »

Um dude "Lovecraft In Brooklyn"?
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #7 on: 28 Feb 2011, 13:46 »

Shot through with tension and uncertainty and horror and fear. Next!

I was waiting for someone to mention something really obvious and prove me a fool, but that ain't it.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #8 on: 28 Feb 2011, 14:14 »

This entire album is a lot more so far, I feel like all of these songs will be a lot harder for him to perform solo successfully.

I'm going to listen to the rip just so I know which songs are which, and then I will be back.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #9 on: 28 Feb 2011, 14:17 »

There's nothing mysterious or enigmatic about his song-writing or performance and the music is so clean and bright. The whole sound is just lacking grit and ambiguity.
Tell us more about Jonathon Richman!

Anyway, it's kind of funny how you can gauge when an album has leaked by when it's up for free streaming. Internet age!
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #10 on: 28 Feb 2011, 14:20 »

Shot through with tension and uncertainty and horror and fear. Next!

I was waiting for someone to mention something really obvious and prove me a fool, but that ain't it.

See America Right.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #11 on: 28 Feb 2011, 14:23 »

Tell us more about Jonathon Richman!

Richman had the charming demeanour of an idiot savant to his advantage. Darnielle is overly verbose but I feel like it works as a disadvantage.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #12 on: 28 Feb 2011, 14:23 »

See America Right.

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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #13 on: 28 Feb 2011, 15:05 »

mor liek All Eternals DICK amirite


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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #14 on: 01 Mar 2011, 00:30 »

I was definitely digging the opening track quite a bit. I definitely feel the rest will follow with repeated listens.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #15 on: 01 Mar 2011, 15:23 »

"estate sale sign" is so violent femmes-y
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #16 on: 01 Mar 2011, 15:58 »

the line about "hotel california" in "liza forever minelli", oh my god
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #17 on: 01 Mar 2011, 16:23 »

I know right
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #18 on: 08 Mar 2011, 22:02 »

All Eternals Deck finally leaked for real (non-transcoded), y'all.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #19 on: 08 Mar 2011, 22:06 »

you know i like how this record sounds fine enough but they should just go back to recording at electrical in perpetuity, life of the world to come had such phenomenal production. wurster's drums don't quite pop out enough on some of the tracks here, in comparison.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #20 on: 16 Mar 2011, 14:43 »

John Darnielle is auctioning of a tape recording of Eugene Sue for charity for aide to Japan.

Auction opened like 6 hours ago. Already at 1383 dollars.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220755552059#ht_699wt_1141
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #21 on: 30 Mar 2011, 10:31 »

the mountain goats covering "plain" off of lifestyle.

not a huge surprise though  ctrl-/apple-f "j0hn D" in these two links & learn j. darnielle's 1 weird old tip to a rockin life
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #22 on: 30 Mar 2011, 10:38 »

john darnielle is that guy who sounds like a black, female, 60's soul singer on that Aesop Rock track, right?

because i really like that track and the things he sings in it, but i've never heard these mountain goats
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #23 on: 30 Mar 2011, 10:54 »

john darnielle is that guy who sounds like a black, female, 60's soul singer on that Aesop Rock track, right?

the track is "coffee" but he just sounds like a nasally white guy??
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #24 on: 30 Mar 2011, 10:56 »

i fully thought it was woman until i read the track name and saw "ft. john darnielle"

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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #25 on: 30 Mar 2011, 11:04 »

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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #26 on: 30 Mar 2011, 11:07 »

come on, listen to him

that was literally the first time i ever heard his voice so i had no idea who or what he was....can you guys really not hear what i heard?
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #27 on: 30 Mar 2011, 12:07 »

I thought the lead singer of Silversun Pickups was some lesbian until a good while after their first album came out.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #28 on: 30 Mar 2011, 12:31 »

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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #29 on: 30 Mar 2011, 12:50 »

i just casually kind of assumed murray lightburn was a white guy for a long time
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #30 on: 30 Mar 2011, 14:22 »

Re: "Coffee", kinda hard to tell because to me it just sounds like John Darnielle.

Also yeah a while ago John tweeted something to the effect of "oops looks like today is going to be one of those days where I listen to nothing but Silkworm" and I may have pooped my pants.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #31 on: 30 Mar 2011, 14:42 »

I spent that entire song listening intently because I was worried I would somehow miss the JD's distinctive voice. How silly of me.

Also, I kind of see it? But only for a few seconds out of his entire performance.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #32 on: 31 Mar 2011, 02:04 »

Related but not related: I was listening to BBC 6 music last night and Atlas Sound was on and I had to do a double take because he sounded like a white, female, valley girl when he was just talking.
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Re: All Eternals Deck now streaming on NPR
« Reply #33 on: 13 Apr 2011, 11:37 »

While touring the Mountain Goats have been breaking out a Silkworm cover, and just recently they brought Tim Midgett out to sing it.
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