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Old 02-12-2016, 02:23 AM   #1
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The singer has a gorgeous voice, and their whole sound is very dreamy and lovely. but not too dreamy to the point where it's just high pitched synth noises for 20 minutes. there's drums and bass and 2x guitars as well. plus a song structure. and cool lyrics.


 
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:50 AM   #2
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I've really liked that song for a while, as well as "Party Police" and need to check out some more of their stuff

 
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #3
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does the chick on the right have downs syndrome or something

 
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #4
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:11 AM   #5
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this video was mostly shot at sappyfest in my hometown. this is the festival where the vast majority of the photos i've shared here are from.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:44 PM   #6
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It's really really incredible to like a band where I actually like the lead singer....cause my two other top bands right now are the Pumpkins and RHCP. Dickheads on vocals, both



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yeah it's like she tries to be as frumpy as possible

 
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:13 PM   #7
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i like it. but something about their sound bugs me.
i think it may be the drummer. he kinda makes it all boring, it never develops, just four on the floor. bands like this usually benefit a lot from good production values and a lot of subtle additions, but i don't really hear it with this band. the best thing about the band is the vocalist's voice

 
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:09 AM   #8
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I totally agree about the drumming.

On the album the drums sound very lame, very compressed. There's no excitement in the sound

And then live, this guy plays in the most limpdicked, dry way possible. 'playing to the song' is the trendy thing now but I think it sounds boring as fuck. it's like everyone's trying to emulate a drum machine

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This is the best drumming to an Alvvays song I've heard. Dunno who this guy is, this is when the singer was doing this as a solo act. The drums sound much more lively and exciting:


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Old 03-23-2016, 03:34 PM   #9
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Ive been a fan since the record release. It was my fav record of 2014 no less. I know i posted a bunch of their videos here in those days and early last year.

I never got any reaction aside from getting sonic johnny into them. Glad to see people have come around to them.

I'm impatiently waiting their next record (which will probably disappoint like all sophomore)

Party Police is my favorite song probably but really aside from like dives and the agency group i love them all nearly as much.. Just last week i was listening to that record a bunch again (after a long break(

I may also have a crush on Molly Rankin. And by may i mean totally. I saw on their twitter they're gonna have some shows with Chvrches. Lauren mayberry and her on the same evening? I couldn't handle it.

 
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:49 AM   #10
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also have a crush on molly

this is their newest song, which is lovely:



(i'd also like to complain about the drums more: listen to the fucking lame ass shit he plays. even the exciting bit at 2:11, he just dicks around on a closed hihat rather than play anything which would evoke any sort of excitement. he's like the opposite of mike burns)

but yeah their new song is great

 
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:52 AM   #11
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:00 PM   #12
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This band suffers from what a lot of the modern indie bands do. They simply don't rock at all. There is no drive to the music. The melodies are great and they have some good songs but when listening to a station of indie rock it just all flows past in a wash and nothing stands out and then you're at work.

You can hear them in the studio saying "woah that guitar is a little loud and distorty. Maybe dial it back at little... a little more... I can still hear some aggression... ok I can barely hear it now, that's fine" or "Ron, you're being a little too macho on the drums. Just dial it back a bit. Maybe stop hitting the drums so hard. You can wear them out hitting them that hard. Just maybe not hit the drums at all and just tap the rubber pads on this Casio with your fingers. There you go Ron"

 
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:37 AM   #13
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Poots again.

spot on.

When I'm in the mood for chill stuff they're a great listen but sometimes I just want my face kicked in with sound. I must've said this like 20 times on here but what's so great about SP is that they do both excellently and fluidly......I don't get why you'd want to be so one-dimensional as a band. guess it sells records

 
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:42 AM   #14
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There's no tension in the music. All good music has some kind of tension, even the softest and most simple

 
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:48 PM   #15
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They got a new drummer and debuted a few new songs last night --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BSF62n8B5CK/

sounds way more energetic than their older stuff. check out that killer fill in the middle

 
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:03 PM   #16
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shut up just shut up

 
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:16 AM   #17
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i don't trust any band with a bandname like this. like, the thing where they just have one letter too much. or replace the W with VV or something. fuck off.

 
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:59 AM   #18
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I like it much better than bands called a generic word. Nothing or Always or Live or whatever makes it irritating to google for them

 
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:38 PM   #19
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i don't trust any band with a bandname like this. like, the thing where they just have one letter too much. or replace the W with VV or something. fuck off.
it's like a hip thing rn I guess, see wavves and chvrches

 
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:58 PM   #20
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wavves
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:00 PM   #21
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:43 PM   #22
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i don't trust any band with a bandname like this. like, the thing where they just have one letter too much. or replace the W with VV or something. fuck off.
Yes. How do you even say it? All Vays? "Exchuse me Mr Record Store Clerk Person, have you any All Vays? No? What about Ch' Vurches? No? Waves with two V's? No, and I should fuck off? Okie dokie thanks bye

 
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mvse, anyone?

 
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it's like a hip thing rn I guess, see wavves and chvrches
its so you can find them on teh internet

if you just typed waves or churches or always into google...

its dumb tho you need to have a band name that sizzles not just the most boring word, churches and waves suck and i assume always does too

 
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chvrches really sucks

 
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I like Chvrches. or rather I like some of their songs

 
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she's annoying & her voice is horrible, its like listening to twee hermenonie granger 'rock' from someone with three degrees that should yknow persue them and leave music to the poor

and all the lyrics are about a nebulous "you" which i think is of the worst lyrical choices

 
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gun would be a cool song if jehnny beth or allison mossheart sang it

 
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