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About openupyourskull

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    Thrift Store 7"
  • Birthday 10/23/1995

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  1. PO Now: Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

    More purple copies up at Banquet: https://www.banquetrecords.com/julien-baker/turn-out-the-lights/julienbaker2
  2. PO NOW: Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

    Yeah, that's one of the biggest pitfalls for me as well :/
  3. PO NOW: Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

    Well shit, looks like I'm doing RSD for the first time in years. I also want to hate the new Nervous Young Inhumans SO bad since I adore the original but damn, this is a banger.
  4. PO NOW: Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

    I've already sung my praises for new BLID in the Teens of Denial thread but I'm so excited that we're getting *both* versions on vinyl, I was definitely expecting only the re-recorded version. I'll be adding both to my collection without a doubt.
  5. I thought the same exact thing on my first listen, during the first half my line of thinking was "this is good but..." then by the end I was 100% all in. I've been listening to it on and off all day and it just keeps getting better. Between this and the killer live version of Famous Prophets I got to hear a few times this year, I think the full band's gonna do something great with TF as much as I adore the original recording.
  6. I've always been skeptical of a Twin Fantasy re-recording 'cause lo-fi charm and all that, but new BLID has me completely sold. It's fantastic.
  7. Count me in as another crazy who uses both. Overall I prefer Discogs but the Excel spreadsheet is useful for things like price paid, date acquired, and number pressed if a limited edition (although recently I added a custom field on Discogs to note the latter on there as well).
  8. PO Now: Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

    I'm fully aware this photo is garbage but this was worth schlepping down to Banquet Records to pick up today They tend to sell a handful of signed albums after gigs promoted by them happen (she played an in-store yesterday but I couldn't make it) and I was expecting black, *maybe* clear if I was lucky. But nope, tour purple! It's actually more of a fuchsia color, especially when held up to light. Very pretty and complements the album art well.
  9. PO: The Vaccines - Combat Sports

    I'm gonna hold off on preordering since I have a gut feeling there will be some sort of in-store event in London where I can pick up a (hopefully) deluxe version and have it signed, but yay, excited! WDYE is one of my favorite fun summer indie rock records of the decade but English Graffiti wasn't too bad and the new song snippet sounds promising.
  10. Banquet just listed it for £67.99 and I have an £10 voucher that would bring it down to about 75 bucks... maybe. That doesn't sting *as* bad considering the cheapest yellow and purple copy on Discogs right now is $60 and the Lonerism boxes go for stupid money now.
  11. I've also been holding out for this but uuuugh, that price. And uuuuuuuugh, remixes.
  12. PO NOW: MGMT - Little Dark Age

    I don't remember the last time I put a MGMT album on but damn, I am digging the shit out of that new single. Will be keeping an eye on this.
  13. Ooooh, I ended up selling my Direct Hits box recently since it was such a pain in the ass to listen to. I'll definitely keep my eye on that 2xLP.
  14. The webstore white vinyl arrived today, at first I was worried there was no 7" but it's tucked inside the gatefold in a thin paper sleeve. Side A is the Yuk Foo demo and side B is a demo called "Bad Things" - wish I could comment on it but I don't have anything to play it on in my dorm.
  15. PO: The Horrors - V (09/22)

    So... I am actually really, really enjoying this. Way more than I thought I would. The first half especially feels like a lovechild of Skying and Strange House, and yet somehow it works (and it's gnarly as hell live.) Something to Remember Me By is the sad goth disco anthem I never knew I needed. The record itself is a great package - glossy gatefold with full-color inner sleeves and a WAV download, and it's only 20 bucks at Bull Moose. This release is a perfect reminder of why they're one of my all-time favorites even though I really haven't thought about them much in the last few years - falling in love with a band all over again is a great feeling.