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Old 01-07-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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Rick Beato recently featured Curve on one of his videos, and I can't believe I've never heard of them! Alan Moulder worked on this album immediately after Loveless, and had a long term relationship with the band. This sounds years ahead of what was going on in 1992 when it was released.


 
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:27 AM   #2
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Yeah they're pretty good

 
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:22 PM   #3
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Embarrassed to say I discovered this band when a remix of "Chinese Burn" featured in the trailer for the first X-Men movie back in…what was that, 2000? 2001?

But yeah, I blasted Doppelgänger and Come Clean out of my car speakers for several years

 
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:50 PM   #4
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This... is not a band I enjoy.

 
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:49 AM   #5
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This is from fucking 1991 Butch Vig was still recording Gish when this band wrote the book for Garbage.


 
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:26 AM   #6
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This is pretty interesting. It's not really all that different from most of what their contemporaries were doing but just by virtue of having a noticeable bit of Loveless in its blood while obviously being written to be something far more palatable commercially than that record was, it works very well as a conduit for illustrating the influence on that (fairly weird/abrasive) band on other (much less weird/abrasive) music which at first glance it doesn't bear that much resemblance to.

 
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #7
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My problem with most shoegaze bands is that I started out with MBV. That set the bar really, really high.

 
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:21 AM   #8
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I described shoegaze on twitter as "a series of low-stakes flings you get into with people who remind you of your one true love (MBV) but they never stack up"

 
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:22 AM   #9
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I think Curve mixed 3 vital elements for the first time: shoegaze guitars, electronica beats, and an alternative rock frontwoman.

 
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:50 AM   #10
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I described shoegaze on twitter as "a series of low-stakes flings you get into with people who remind you of your one true love (MBV) but they never stack up"
although i don't love mbv as much as most 'gazeheads, this is a quality tweet tbh

 
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:59 PM   #11
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My problem with most shoegaze bands is that I started out with MBV. That set the bar really, really high.
I think my problem with contemporary shoegaze bands is that so many of them just sound like MBV or TJaMC cover bands. You have to really dig to find somebody doing something new.

It's easier to get into some of the earlier bands, IMO. Though I've only listened to a bit of Curve so far

 
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:14 PM   #12
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Have you heard Alcest?


 
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There are only three MBV albums and a handful of EPs. If the best band in the world aren't going to produce more music, then I am content with pale imitations.

 
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Put this in your bong and smonk it


 
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:43 PM   #15
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:19 PM   #16
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If the best band in the world aren't going to produce more music, then I am content with pale imitations.
I agree but most pale imitations of Fugazi suck

 
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Minor Threat > Fugazi

I like Fugazi though

 
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:31 AM   #19
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For my money, Medicine has a similar sound (in some of their songs it's more pronounced) and is much better than Curve.

 
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:31 AM   #20
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also fun fact: billy remixed one of their songs

 
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Minor Threat > Fugazi

I like Fugazi though
of course you would think this

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:31 AM   #22
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making everything a competition is punk

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:24 AM   #23
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oh i thought that was just too much testosterone

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:45 AM   #24
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see: metal

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:51 AM   #25
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hear: hip hop

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:07 AM   #26
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taste: smegma

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:07 AM   #27
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too much?

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:14 AM   #28
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i think it was just right

now let's lock this thread and all grab some lunch eh?

 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #29
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speaking of metal, the dudes over in pumpkinland alerted me to this senescent new doom outfit:


 
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Damn, it's like Sleep with better (albeit more Ozzy-ish) vocals

Sue me

 
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