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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 04/04/2019 :  23:43:28  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
UK & England Tour announcement video..... 30 seconds of new music from the studio.... doesn't sound too shabby to me!!! How's the compression sounding to you guys? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMds-o101VU
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stuczuba
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245 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  01:06:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought it was a loop at first but yeah, sounds good :)

Those quieter parts will need to be cranked up to 11, obviously....
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Bedbug
* Dog in the Sand *

1484 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  02:52:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man that put a smile on my face. Sounds great
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  04:27:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oooh very very tasty.
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sdon
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France
627 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  06:02:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I seem to hear an acoustic guitar + Charles' power chords + Joey's bends

Sounds decently recorded

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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
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Posted - 04/05/2019 :  06:18:45  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like Dave's drumming on this. It's the thing that bugs me the most on HC.


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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
531 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  07:19:06  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm crossing my fingers that the album will be mixed/mastered similar to this.... sounds like a step up in production from Head Carrier. Love the synths that are playing underneath the end bit too. BRING EDF ON TOUR WITH YOU!!!
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
753 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  08:50:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

I like Dave's drumming on this. It's the thing that bugs me the most on HC.


Denis




This. Dave hopefully leaves the comfort zone he found on HC and varies things this time around. Goes hand in hand with the songwriting too as more transitions will allow the drums to be more creative. So far the live versions of the new songs have a good amount of variation in terms of tempo and the songs aren't just vanilla verse chorus verse with the exception of the Mark of Cain song to me.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1591 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  09:34:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds compressed / brickwalled, but dynamics aren't completely muffled, thanks god. Sounds like HC with treble.

Great music ! No brickwall will stand in our way.

And new logo. (I still prefer the Trompe-style "P" Pixies logo though)

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TheScooper
- FB Fan -

USA
124 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  11:10:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds a bit bricky, but leagues better than HC! Hopefully he doesn't hear it just before release and say, "hmmm not bricky enough, better fix that!"
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TheScooper
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USA
124 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  11:14:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And, god willing, FBF's vocals are as unrestrained as they have been live
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  12:40:38  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I dig it - no way to judge audio quality from a YouTube vid of probably an early rough mix though, I’ll wait. But the tune sounds quite nifty!


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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cptnpasty
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Spain
129 Posts

Posted - 04/05/2019 :  23:02:46  Show Profile  Visit cptnpasty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very very happy with the way that sounds, personally. I'm talking about the arrangement though and the music, not the production, about which I do not have a clue.

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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
627 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2019 :  04:13:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
known new songs so far (some without audio / video)

Saint Nazaire
Graveyard Hill
Death Horizon
The Arms of Mrs Mark of Cain
Catfish Kate
Bird of Prey
This is my Fate
"In the sand..."



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"Aristophanes! (gong sounds)"
"Fucking up my devotion!"

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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1591 Posts

Posted - 04/07/2019 :  04:15:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drums sounds like a muffled pneumatic sledgehammer. But the music is great, of course. It's Pixies. Don't be grumpy. Don't be grumpy.

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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  02:09:15  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by picpic

Drums sounds like a muffled pneumatic sledgehammer. But the music is great, of course. It's Pixies. Don't be grumpy. Don't be grumpy.

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One thing about Dave’s drums, here and on all the other 2.0 stuff... I think a big part of the sound quality you’re referring to is his choice of snares. I think he uses several, but he seems to prefer big, booming, low tuned snares these days. I think the effect of that snare lends to some of the blunt effect of the new music. Even if it wasn’t subject to the loudness wars, it would still sound like that.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.
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yarbles
= Cult of Ray =

USA
531 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  07:36:26  Show Profile  Visit yarbles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another new song played recently, not sure which show... "Take A Little More Drink"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_AFtroGqZE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1w47j6GsIunc15-2QLqAfQjTRGwmHbvxkgbdhwieUTtkXEcFQ13Tptoeo
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1591 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2019 :  07:50:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnnyribcage

quote:
Originally posted by picpic

Drums sounds like a muffled pneumatic sledgehammer. But the music is great, of course. It's Pixies. Don't be grumpy. Don't be grumpy.

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One thing about Dave’s drums, here and on all the other 2.0 stuff... I think a big part of the sound quality you’re referring to is his choice of snares. I think he uses several, but he seems to prefer big, booming, low tuned snares these days. I think the effect of that snare lends to some of the blunt effect of the new music. Even if it wasn’t subject to the loudness wars, it would still sound like that.


Yes probably.
Plus the limiter/compression effect.
But you’re right, his snare sound is almist the same onstage.

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presley1
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United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  04:34:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm loving what I hear so far. I only liked 2/3 of HC.

Oh my golly!
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  13:09:19  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So I really enjoyed most of IC and HC, and I have a bit of a personal connection to Bagboy, even though I dislike it for reasons I won’t get into. But does anyone else around here get the feeling that this time around, Charles and the gang are really strategically trying to tee up their biggest attempt yet at a major, relevant comeback album yet with this one? I feel like the ongoing Weezer tour, plus the podcast hype, and the go-for-broke artisan crafted “Pixies” idiom vibe of the new tracks are all signs that they’re going for a moon shot with this one. Which is pretty damn exciting.


I had a bad reaction to your public hobby writings.

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TheScooper
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USA
124 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  13:22:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying to temper my expectations as the live versions of HC songs were also amazing, but then on the record Frank sounded like he was on a leash and TD shat on everything else. That said, every single one of these songs has kicked ass
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
627 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2019 :  23:10:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Surely feeling they're happy to be here, but not that they're aiming at mass market big success
Catfish Kate, Mrs Mark of Cain and Take a little Drink don't sound like hits, they're more like Frank Black doing his usual stuff with a bit of Joey's recipes
Saint Nazaire is Um Chagga Lagga 2.0 (though better and richer)

Only Graveyard Hill sounds like it could be a big hooky radio hit
And Death Horizon has a Here Comes Your Man vibe to it, which is good

Overall I still feel they don't give a shit

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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  00:22:19  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sdon
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Overall I still feel they don't give a shit

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Oh, they give a shit. Charles gives a shit. Their brand may be to appear that they don’t, but they do.

And I wasn’t trying to imply they wanted to have a “hit” song. They never did have any “hits.” They were always pretty under the radar.


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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1591 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  01:27:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnnyribcage
Oh, they give a shit. Charles gives a shit. Their brand may be to appear that they don’t, but they do.


Same opinion here. And I would say that they even make a lot of efforts to recapture 1.0 vibe and don't want to let their core audience down. Every project since 2.0 was pretty ambitious on that regard.

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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

762 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  01:38:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
None of them sound very radio friendly to me but that might change with the recorded versions. Definitely none as pop-oriented as Tenement Song, Classic Masher or Greens and Blues from the first album.
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McDutchie
- FB Fan -

Netherlands
243 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  01:48:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bird Of Prey (clip): https://youtu.be/gTYEFH5ibeY
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  02:35:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK I only listened for 5 seconds but I DIG IT
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
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Posted - 04/10/2019 :  03:20:23  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I’m thinking folks might have misinterpreted my “moon shot” commentary. I’m not talking about “hits” and radio play.


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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  05:03:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by yarbles

UK & England Tour announcement video..... 30 seconds of new music from the studio.... doesn't sound too shabby to me!!! How's the compression sounding to you guys? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMds-o101VU



Been listening to this again and one thing I really really like is the space-y keyboard that comes in just at the end. Really gives me a surfy Velouria/Bossanova vibe. Which is dialling up my excitation levels.
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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
627 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  05:05:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did misinterpret

Not heard the full album yet, but I felt there was more effort and ambition (and obstacles) in IC. Sounded like Trompe's sequel, but not a copycat
HC was rather safe, and 'mostly harmless'
GC seems more diverse, with richer imagery and lyrics... I hear a mix of Surfer Rosa and Bossanova, coupled with FB's later stylistical additions.
Wouldn't call it a moon shot though

Not looking past the podcast




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"Fucking up my devotion!"

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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
934 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  07:47:20  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, you don’t have to make it to the moon to attempt to go. You could blow up on the launch pad ;-)


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Jason Bravo
- FB Fan -

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2019 :  17:18:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am getting a strong feeling that we are going to get a 15 song record when it's released.
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

839 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2019 :  00:49:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes Yes Yes!

Also great tweet from Joey today:

"We’ve been playing new songs that will be released in September. There are enough live recordings of Where is My Mind. Wouldn’t mind if you all record the new ones"

They are sounding fired up about this new record (and so am I)
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Discoking
= Cult of Ray =

Belgium
806 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2019 :  06:18:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cool
sometimes a band is not allowed (by the label) to play too many new songs if the album hasn't been released yet
glad to hear this isn't the case here
i think a band should be able to play whatever they want


it's educational
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