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vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
New album ("Lost In The Dream") is ruling my life right now.

Wow. So fucking good.
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  • awilkinsawilkins Posts: 882
    Possibly my album of the year!
  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 771
    agreed
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
    "Burning," "An Ocean In Between The Waves," "In Reverse," "Suffering" are my favorites.
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  • djklambakedjklambake PHX, AZPosts: 2,503
    Saw them in PHX a few weeks ago... Solid set... Played everything off the new album
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
    Just got tickets to see them at First Avenue in September! So excited...
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,060
    awilkins said:

    Possibly my album of the year!

    def. in my top 5 so far. Solid album, not sure why it took me so long to get into them since they are from philly. Still need to see them live also. image
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  • The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,157
    What kind of music is this?
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  • adusickadusick Posts: 1,267

    What kind of music is this?

    Pretty mellow indie rock, in the vein of Kurt Vile (former member), Woods, and Real Estate. The 'Lost in a Dream' album in particular, all I can say is, 80's. As in, 1980's. But, in a good way. You've got your soft, lush, spacey sounds, syth drums, almost Don-Henley-ish, but it works.

    Honestly I'm having a hard time listening to the record all the way through, gets quite repetitive, but I'm finding myself put this one on more and more and it's growing on me.
  • adusickadusick Posts: 1,267
    adusick said:

    What kind of music is this?

    Pretty mellow indie rock, in the vein of Kurt Vile (former member), Woods, and Real Estate. The 'Lost in a Dream' album in particular, all I can say is, 80's. As in, 1980's. But, in a good way. You've got your soft, lush, spacey sounds, syth drums, almost Don-Henley-ish vocals, but it works.

    Honestly I'm having a hard time listening to the record all the way through, gets quite repetitive, but I'm finding myself put this one on more and more and it's growing on me.
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
    adusick said:

    What kind of music is this?

    Pretty mellow indie rock, in the vein of Kurt Vile (former member), Woods, and Real Estate. The 'Lost in a Dream' album in particular, all I can say is, 80's. As in, 1980's. But, in a good way. You've got your soft, lush, spacey sounds, syth drums, almost Don-Henley-ish, but it works.

    Honestly I'm having a hard time listening to the record all the way through, gets quite repetitive, but I'm finding myself put this one on more and more and it's growing on me.
    If there's anything that I've grown into more in the past few years, its the power of a good, long song. I know that sounds dumb, but the power of these songs lie in their length. By the end of "An Ocean In Between The Waves," if you're not absolutely rocking out along with them, you're not paying attention. So many layers going on...

    I'm not sure I agree on the repetitive comment; I definitely can see that on their first two albums (which I'm not as into). I think it's definitely heavy on the rockers up front and lighter on the back end, but there's enough texture to the guitars on each song throughout to make it a unique listen.

    But that's just the two cents of a guy who can't stop listening to the album. Haha.
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  • adusickadusick Posts: 1,267
    vant0037 said:

    adusick said:

    What kind of music is this?

    Pretty mellow indie rock, in the vein of Kurt Vile (former member), Woods, and Real Estate. The 'Lost in a Dream' album in particular, all I can say is, 80's. As in, 1980's. But, in a good way. You've got your soft, lush, spacey sounds, syth drums, almost Don-Henley-ish, but it works.

    Honestly I'm having a hard time listening to the record all the way through, gets quite repetitive, but I'm finding myself put this one on more and more and it's growing on me.
    If there's anything that I've grown into more in the past few years, its the power of a good, long song. I know that sounds dumb, but the power of these songs lie in their length. By the end of "An Ocean In Between The Waves," if you're not absolutely rocking out along with them, you're not paying attention. So many layers going on...

    I'm not sure I agree on the repetitive comment; I definitely can see that on their first two albums (which I'm not as into). I think it's definitely heavy on the rockers up front and lighter on the back end, but there's enough texture to the guitars on each song throughout to make it a unique listen.

    But that's just the two cents of a guy who can't stop listening to the album. Haha.
    Yeah dude, I think this is one that will continue growing on me, and I trust your judgement so I'll keep giving this one a chance! The first I heard of this band was 'Arms Like Boulders', from Wagonwheel Blues, and I absolutely LOVE that song, very Dylan-esque. They've changed/progressed as a band a bit, but in a good way.

    I may pull the ol' "show-up-at-First-Ave-with-no-ticket" trick for this show. The last 3 shows I've been to, I've bumped into someone giving away an extra ticket. If this should happen, first round's on me Vant!
  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 771
    this album has been on repeat at my house since it came out. i bought the vinyl first and then bought the cd a week later so i could play it in my car. i have a problem i think. i have bought so much new music lately (damon albarn, tame impala, elbow, band of horses, temples, s. carey, woods, st. vincent, mounties, lord huron, chris robinson, beck, liam finn etc.) and keep going back to lost in the dream even though i havent even listened to some of these albums all of the way through. solid from track 1 til the end.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
    Discovered them recently and blown away. Glad they just released tour dates, I gotta see them! One of the best bands I've heard in a long time.
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  • The Waiting Trophy ManThe Waiting Trophy Man Niagara region, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 12,157
    Thanks fellas, I'm gonna give them a listen. I like that it's "1980's," too.
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    Another habit says its long overdue
    Another habit like an unwanted friend
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  • adusickadusick Posts: 1,267
    After another run through the entire album over dinner, I gotta say, I'm becoming more and more interested! Good, long jams too that you can get lost in. Bump from good to great.
  • llessuRllessuR Posts: 195
    My favorite album so far this year. Check out my review if you've got the time.
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    Also, check out their performance for KEXP on youtube, really really good.
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  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
    llessuR said:

    Also, check out their performance for KEXP on youtube, really really good.

    I'll second that, terrific performance
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  • eldarion75eldarion75 Posts: 2,488
    this album is really really really great :)
  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
    Don't worry about the PJ lottery. Just listen to "Best Night" (off Slave Ambient). Whoa. So good.
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    2006-06-26 St. Paul
    2007-08-05 Chicago
    2009-08-23 Chicago
    2009-08-28 San Francisco
    2010-05-01 NOLA (Jazz Fest)
    2011-07-02 EV Minneapolis
    2011-09-03 PJ20
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    2011-09-17 Winnipeg
    2012-06-26 Amsterdam
    2012-06-27 Amsterdam
    2013-07-19 Wrigley
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 28,990
    so glad i stumbled onto this band recently. one of the best newer bands i have heard...
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  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,046
    this is the band that has the song 'under the pressure' that the current is heavily rotating, correct? because, man, i am tired of it. sorry, vant, i hope you can forgive me. :/
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  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,499
    listened to this album again today, very impressed throughout, you certainly get lost in some of these songs.

    Didn't realize the last song was so good, thought it was one of the earlier tunes, maybe it sounds similar. Still the last tune is awesome on its own
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,060
    bought Slave Ambient today. Will give it a listen tomorrow though. :)
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,046
    AndySlash said:

    this is the band that has the song 'under the pressure' that the current is heavily rotating, correct? because, man, i am tired of it. sorry, vant, i hope you can forgive me. :/

    Radio? Who need a radio???
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  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 771
    Lost in the dream is still my favourite album of the last few years. I recommended it to a stranger at a record store the other day. She got a great deal at twenty dollars.
  • llessuRllessuR Posts: 195
    May 30th said:

    Lost in the dream is still my favourite album of the last few years store the other day.

    Definitely my favorite this year, I'd have to think too hard to go back the last few. Seeing them
    live next weekend, beyond excited.

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  • jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,123
    I was looking at this album yesterday and thought about buying it. Held off, but seeing the excellent reviews I may have to do a 180 and go pick it up. Been looking for some new music!
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  • May 30thMay 30th Posts: 771
    jervin007 said:

    I was looking at this album yesterday and thought about buying it. Held off, but seeing the excellent reviews I may have to do a 180 and go pick it up. Been looking for some new music!

    do it!!!
  • TO42596TO42596 The NetherlandsPosts: 96
    Tied with Sun Kil Moon for album of the year for me! If any of you haven't checked out Kurt Vile yet, go do this! Former TWOD guitarist and has a couple of brilliant albums under his belt.
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