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Old 05-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: latest S.P. soundalike band

Just downloaded their latest album Belong. Move over Joy Formidable and Silversun Pickups

Why is it that all of these Pumpkins wannabe bands have singers with effeminate / nasal voices?

 
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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Why is it that all of these Pumpkins wannabe bands have singers with effeminate / nasal voices?
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #3
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PoBPAH > Joy Formidable >>>>>> Silversun Fuckups

 
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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wow ok so i should listen to pains of, even though they somehow managed to find a stupider name than The Joy Formidable

 
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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They're not as moody as Silversun Pickups or Joy Formidable. It's very catchy for the most part.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #6
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Oh hey, this hasn't been mentioned yet. You are a very astute person.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #7
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Move over Joy Formidable and Silversun Pickups
...all of these Pumpkins wannabe bands
Not hearing it. At all.

Every time someone says "this or that band sounds like SP" I actually get my hopes up. But they never do. And most certainly not this band. :/

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:26 AM   #8
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Gonna try it. Will let you know.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #9
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Not hearing it. At all.

Every time someone says "this or that band sounds like SP" I actually get my hopes up. But they never do. And most certainly not this band. :/
wait so you can't hear the SP in the Joy Formidable?

I think you may be retarded.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:36 AM   #10
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Why is it that all of these Pumpkins wannabe bands have singers with effeminate / nasal voices?
You said it, not us.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:43 AM   #11
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wait so you can't hear the SP in the Joy Formidable?

I think you may be retarded.
OK.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:47 AM   #12
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And Swoon sounds a lot like Siamese Dream. How can you not hear that?

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:55 AM   #13
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They're not bad, but I don't here SP really. Too happy.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #14
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And Swoon sounds a lot like Siamese Dream. How can you not hear that?

Really don't hear it. Swoon (as well as Pikul & Carnavas) sounds wimpy and flimsy compared to the layers & layers of Siamese Dream, and SSPU's drummer plays repetitive, simple beats, whereas half the fun of Siamese Dream is the muscular inventive drumming with creative fills.

I like SSPU, and sure, they fit in the same genre; maybe not a night & day difference. Doesn't sound like SP to me, though.

Although, it'd be nice if TGbK was even remotely as good as SSPU or Joy Formidable.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:16 AM   #15
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They're not bad, but I don't here SP really. Too happy.
They are fairly upbeat but I can still hear a lot of Pumpkins in the riffs and the way he sings. Several of the songs remind me of Today or Frail and Bedazzled.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:28 AM   #16
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she don't here it yawl

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:18 AM   #17
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oh yikes, what's my major?

I'm dl'ing the correct album now, so I may change my mind and heAR something different. Siamese Dream is edgier than you guys seem to think, so.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:21 AM   #18
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i'm sure you listened to MBV already and said it was shitty

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:25 AM   #19
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I prefer Slowdive to MBV many times over, but again I don't think the Pumpkins are that shoegazey, even SD. There are more distinct hard rock elements in Pumpkins songs that imitation bands or shoegaze/dream pop bands lack.

 
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And I don't think everything is shitty

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:39 AM   #21
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no but you are really fucking dumb about it

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:28 AM   #22
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I also prefer Slowdive to MBV. I like the dreamier shoegaze stuff like Slowdive and Kitchens of Distinction.

Machina is very shoegaze sounding at times. Even moreso than Siamese Dream.

 
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how post punk is it

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:50 AM   #24
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Totally agree about Machina having a shoegaze vibe. It's the lack of distinct notes in the guitar lines, I think. That dreamy, ambient blurring of the sounds. Siamese Dream has so many awesome solos, it just can't be shoegaze!

 
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It's not just shoegaze you fucking retard.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:07 AM   #26
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Just downloaded their latest album Belong.
i listened to this album. definitely sounds like the 90s. but i found it rather boring.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:26 AM   #27
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It's not just shoegaze you fucking retard.
I do believe that's what I said, Oh Kind of Heart.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #28
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No.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #29
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Listened to a few of their songs on Youtube because the previous recommendation of The Joy Formidable was excellent... however in this case the similarities are tenuous. The song "Belong" is probably the closest sounding to SP.

To be honest the singing was quite boring.

 
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:38 PM   #30
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Pfffft. Very first hit on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVrTruj_Aw

No, sounds late 80s collage rock, but nothing like SP.

Second hit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4itzHRpltQ
Nope, no SP just late 80s collage rock again.

Third hit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMyURfKRTEM
Still no.

Then finally I hear "Belong"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dt1zWdmB4c
And by this point, no, it's the same thing, only they invested in a big muff or two. Whooopty friggin doo.

 
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