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matto
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 10/31/2013 :  16:48:59  Show Profile  Visit matto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For the purpose of discussing her current and forthcoming releases. (which I happen to like) (and assuming we're allowed to do so here - if there's any objections go ahead and delete this.)

Of relevant interest: her live band includes Jeremy Dubs, de facto Pixies v. 2.0 recording member. Will her record include him and anyone else in the Pixies family?

from thebureaurecords.com:

Violet Clark’s Debut Solo Gig At The Parlor Room
October 29, 2013 By Donny

Violet Clark and her band of Western Massachusetts musicians (Noam Schatz, Matt Silberstein, Jeremy Dubs, and Jack Godleski) are playing their debut show at The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA this Friday, November 1st. Doors are 7:30pm, with openers Home Body performing at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Violet’s second gig, in anticipation of her November 19th album release for “Killjoy”, is on 11/11 at The Elevens in Northampton, MA. Joining Violet on this bill are Bunnies, Gringo Star, and Mark Schwaber. Tickets are HERE.


KILLJOY
October 18, 2013 By Donny
VIOLET CLARK charges out from under the shadow of her legendary husband (and ex- Grand Duchy band-mate) Black Francis (Pixies) with the release of her unabashedly defiant solo debut KILLJOY – out November 19th on THE BUREAU RECORDS

Violet Clark PURE O
July 8, 2013 By Donny

Coming out on July 16: The brand new single from Violet Clark, Pure O, plus its B-side, the Ariel Pink cover She’s My Girl


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Thomas
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 11/02/2013 :  17:29:02  Show Profile  Click to see Thomas's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I saw Gringo Star a few years ago open for the Toadies. It was fun watching them switch up positions on stage. At first I thought I was seeing things. The members of the band would switch instruments and singing duties. They were very entertaining with catchy tunes.

http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=211127

http://audiotree.tv/session/gringo-star/

http://www.moonmusicreviews.com/?tag=gringo-star-live-at-the-earl


"Our Love is Rice and Beans and Horses Lard"

Edited by - Thomas on 11/02/2013 18:45:29
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peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

USA
602 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2013 :  11:23:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gringo Star are nice folks and a really interesting, musically impressive and captivating live band.

I saw some of their earliest road gigs (under another name) and have caught them several times since.



~ Peter Radiator

"Real music is out there and real people are making it." ~ Webb Wilder
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 11/03/2013 :  17:06:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Pure O" is a great song.
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Helmut
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Posted - 11/10/2013 :  15:04:30  Show Profile  Click to see Helmut's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Her best stuff was written and sung by Black Francis. Thank god the Pixies were smart enough not to replace Kim Deal with her.
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 11/19/2013 :  03:44:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Her new album is out now. Just ordered it from The Bureau.
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 11/29/2013 :  19:16:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nobody here will like it, but the new album is pretty cool. The second Grand Duchy album was darker and weirder than the first and this solo album goes further down that road. It has an angry mood throughout and some nice synth hooks. It sounds great on a night drive.
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matto
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USA
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Posted - 11/30/2013 :  05:17:04  Show Profile  Visit matto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Anyone recall or know if a vinyl release was part of the plan? Grand Duchy re-release as well....

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McDutchie
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Netherlands
231 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2013 :  06:18:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, my name is Nobody. I like VC's new album.
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

1348 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2013 :  06:19:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking over the Grand Duchy page on Facebook, two very intriguing releases, one which sounded definite and one which sounded like more of a "maybe", were mentioned last June:

NEWS: "Dark Sparkles and the Beat" 12" EP in the works! The four song ep will contain the album version of the track, plus two remixes of "Dark Sparkles" and a Justin Warfield-remixed version of "Shady". ON COLORED VINYL.

and

Did you know that David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame actually mixed a version of "Petits Fours" that did not end up being released?

It was a bit more polished than I was going for in certain places -- and a bit LESS polished than I wanted, in other places. Lots of reverb!!! LOL. He radically redefined a few of the songs. I wasn't prepared for some of his calls. It came down to a lack of communication. We had no input during the mixing - it was a very mysterious process. When we got the results, I kind of panicked. I rejected his vision, and mixed it myself. In hindsight, I was being a novice control-freak. He was a seasoned pro, making some inspired and sincere choices, and yeah, he took some risks. I'm ready to share his version now. A re-release, five years later, maybe on vinyl...


The Bureau works slow and the audience for these records is small so I wouldn't hold my breath for any of it, but some vinyl would be cool.

Violet posts pretty frequently on Facebook from her own Violet Clark solo fan page. She'd probably be happy to answer questions about future releases there.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2777 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2019 :  12:47:30  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So I was on facebook the other day and Violet posted up that her and Charles are going their separate ways. Didn't read the full post, but got the jist. They are separating.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2777 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2019 :  13:30:45  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think the Violet/Bluefinger years could have carried on for another few albums at least.

I can hear the difference in Art Brut's new album/post Carter studios. They had the rig there and should have rolled with that.
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
595 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2019 :  22:56:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pot

So I was on facebook the other day and Violet posted up that her and Charles are going their separate ways. Didn't read the full post, but got the jist. They are separating.



That's unexpected and sad
But that's life
And it could mean great deep songs

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"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 03/12/2019 :  03:26:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had the same thought but didn't want to verbalize it.

Hope they're both doing ok.
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Discoking
= Cult of Ray =

Belgium
804 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  04:16:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh no


it's educational
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The Maharal
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748 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  08:53:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The directness of Please Don't Go makes a bit more sense now.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2777 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  09:02:21  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is it Charles saying "please don't go" to Violet, or Violet saying "please don't go" on tour again with this band of yours..
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
595 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2019 :  09:37:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hoping for Please Don't Go to be on GC (but not sang by Paz)

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"Fucking up my devotion!"

Edited by - sdon on 03/12/2019 09:37:30
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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
508 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2019 :  12:03:41  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I saw Violet's post about this as well. I find it very sad, she however seemed to be taking things as positive as possible, saying that they simply have become different people over the years than they once were. She posted this right before the current tour started, which makes me think that she knew there would be darker lyrics coming out in these new songs, and I can kinda see it. Death Horizon.... Graveyard Hill (Witching hour.... soon I will be killed...)... Saint Nazare ... (I'm done with talking to you... and I don't want to be true....)

Anyway. It's sad and I feel bad for them. But, on the bright side, we could be getting some deep songs on the record.

Edited by - yarbles on 03/16/2019 12:05:27
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