hey chris, big fan. but what do you think of the slowcore revival?
I think that slowcore revival needs to overtake grunge revival as the true successor to emo revival. Only time will tell what the outcome of this Manichean struggle will be, but right now grunge is winning. The 2013 Pity Sex record (very relevant guitar music band) displays this edge — it skews in the grunge/noise direction of the shoegaze spectrum. However, the recent ridicule to which the band formerly known as “Daylight” (popular but not great grunge revival champions) has been subjected suggests that the tables may be turning.
i remember when that last modern baseball record came out yall were going off on ‘oh man they have songs about INSTAGRAM now’ and i don’t adore MB, i’ll admit they have some good songs but more importantly did you guys all forget about the instagram lines (plural) in Blood on the Leaves?
The difference is that one artist is a cultural visionary whose greatness stands in spite of his temporal frame of reference and the other is a boring pop punk band.
How fucking judgmental are you! People don't like your kind music so they're assholes? So goddam pretentious.
Typical non-New Haven Yale students’ attitudes towards New Haven are extremely fucked up and classist and terrible. The mentality that many of these people have towards Toad’s Place is just one of many examples I could point out. This isn’t really about “taste” — it’s about deliberately failing to recognize cultural vibrancy because the city that you are spending four years in doesn’t conform to your elite pseudo-intellectual ‘standards.’ Let’s party with our fucking Biology class so that we don’t have to be in the presence of POOR TOWNIES.
I really enjoy the sound—it's pretty clear and concise for a home recording. I'm trying to put out an EP this summer and I admire the production so I was curious. I have an 8 track mixer and garage band but I usually hate the finished product on garageband. Would you recommend Logic?
The Pro version of Logic is quite good for my purposes. I usually record on my interface and then mix everything subsequently from an SD drive. It works for me.
Yeah but I need to listen to their album more, I think. I feel like if I had been an “impressionable teen” in 2003 when their album dropped it would have been “really meaningful to me” but it’s always harder to ‘retroactively get into bands that are very tied to a specific time/scene/place.’
can u recommend some bands similar to iceage/bikini kill in terms of aggression..?
Those bands are really nothing like each other except, I guess, in the sense that they’re vaguely “punk.” In terms of attitude and ideology and cultural context and musical approach the time/place in which they are/were active, there’s a huge difference. I could virtually recommend anything that’s ever been called punk music. I’m not sure how helpful I can be.
My new pop band LONER CHIC is playing our first Connecticut show at Cafe Nine in New Haven THIS WEDNESDAY, 4/16. Margene Without Borders and our great friends in MILKSHAKES are playing as well! Show starts at 9 PM.