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  1. Listened to my copy last night - couple thoughts: 1. The 500: Waking Life: Color in Color - Tangerine + Light Blue LP is one of the prettiest LPs I own 2. This album is way better than I gave it credit for 15 years ago!
  2. Nice! Which podcast is it? Would love to check it out.
  3. Personally, I love it. I think if you're surprised that this leans into prog this much then you may want to peep Tango and Dark Matter if you haven't heard those. I'm pretty sure they are just demos but they were always headed in that prog direction after The Moon is a Dead World. To be fair, even that whole LP had some serious prog leanings, too. But for me, I think the gospel 'sound' is still there after 16 years. Strange and screamy vocals, synth odysseys, 12 string guitar licks, Vinny's unfucking real drumming and this weird mood that underscores the whole thing. This has been my most anticipated release in forever and the fact that it is happening is blowing my mind. I was thinking while walking around the block today that no one sounds like this band at all - it's such an amazing combo and after hearing the first tune I'm 100% confident that this LP (2xLP?) is going to be a barnburner.
  4. Limited information but I’m personally so pumped that I wanted to make this thread. For now, no information or anything just a new killer Gospel tune called SRO from an upcoming 11 song LP called “The Loser”. Love this band and if this tune is any indication they still have the magic 15 years later. Will update more as it is learned!
  5. Great question! Around the time this came out my friend worked at Doghouse who was like tight with Vagrant people. He gave me a cdr of the demos like in the early 2000s but I can’t find it. They’ve gotta be on the internet somewhere I’ll see if I can track down! They are just really great, like unpolished versions of the tunes. I personally always loved this LP and I actually attribute it to being a little sloppy and part of that is Skibas vocals.
  6. truly asinine thing to say… his vocals on this record are perfect and sort of tormented and go well with the music. You should hear the demos, they are even better.
  7. Yeah I mean OCHL to my ears feels …awkward… like they weren’t entirely ready to jump into the non-screaming stuff but wanted to write the really pretty tunes. So you have like super pretty (parts of) songs with George screaming over them. It always felt forced to me and detracts from enjoying the LP. Certainly not bad but it feels “transitional” compared to the powerhouse of New Bermuda tunes. That LP, while messy and and scattered feels more authentic to me. I think the new LP will be great because they are ALL IN on the new sound. OCHL felt like they were half in - so I’m stoked about the new tunes 👍
  8. Unpopular opinion: I detest those wraparound covers and I'm glad my copy didn't come with one haha
  9. Is this remastered? My og copy is one of the most fuzzy sounding LPs that I have.
  10. This has probably been asked a million times sorry but whats the difference between the deluxe and standard. Is it literally just the tip on and mastering? Packaging aside from that the same?
  11. Is anyone else stuck in limbo in Gardena, CA? My box that has been sitting there ‘Awaiting Shipment! since 04/20 with zero movement. Is this a normal thing for USPS? Has anyone heard of potential issues with this release? Anyone else experiencing this or have more info? Obviously, the box that is pretty expensive and curiosity is at an all-time high for what is going on...
  12. Great tunes, it took me a couple of spins but I’m definitely now breaking through the monochromatic fog and hearing this proper. I think I’m going to like it more than Too Many Voices, less than Luxury and Faith or the eps but still going to get in the mood for this type of his sound a lot. Killer record that is a grower!
  13. Hmm I just checked out with the color in color after like 10 tries... imo best variant. Seems the site is having tech issues but keep trying as it appears they are still in stock.
  14. Definitely says remastered. That's killer. - I can't believe how fast these are selling. I completely forgot this band has been broken up for like 7 years so I guess a lot of pent up demand. - I have og deloused and ftm and I love GSL but man those pressings are rough. The silver pic disc for deloused never made sense to me. -Things started to improve around amputechture because that one came with a sturdy gatefold and gratefully matching colored vinyl. So I wonder if the new deloused is going to be a gatefold and the new ftm is going to be a trifold? So many questions. Whats up with the stand? Is the book just going to have pictures or is there some text in there too? The descriptions are a bit vague ... but I pulled the trigger because these are going to be gone in a flash I do think.
  15. Thanks for sharing this! I had no idea and was able to nab one. I love his ambient tones so this was a no brainer for me.
  16. This is absolutely insane for the band and Robodog! I can’t believe there is this much demand for this record that lex himself has said leaves a lot to be desired. The only thing is it’s a real bummer that they didn’t remaster it after all this time. Not to dog on the record but it’s 11 minutes of bad mastering. Otherwise intense songs on the record end up...pretty flat. Especially compared to the monster 7” that preceded it.
  17. Me too. I like this album a lot but A Fabricated Life starts the record on such a whimper and it goes on for 5 long minutes. I can't shake it and honestly skip it each time. Other than that though from a sort of fair-weather fan it is a great LP.
  18. Actually that was me - after making this post I searched quick and saw it there for $60. Literally have never seen it on there before so I figured the asking price is well worth it. Sorry to scoop it up I know how rare it is but that album has been in constant rotation for me since the 90s! it will be so surreal to have it on vinyl - hopefully you find it somewhere soon!
  19. DONUTS N’ GLORY - WHEN PREGNASAURS RULED THE EARTH LP (Liberation Records - 1996) pls dm me if you have leads on this!
  20. If you're impatient like me and want to hear short clips of the tunes on the LP the iTunes Store has them up - sounds cool to me. https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-great-dismal/1525617658
  21. Hopefully this is recorded way better than everything he’s done in the last decade. I’m fine with lo-FI but his tunes and studio setup are always muddy in the most annoying way to my ears.
  22. Ben sent me the LP in July and it’s my favorite thing he’s done so far. I used to give him flak for the instru-metal thing back in Discovery days but each album since has been a bit of an evolution and gradual leveling up. Solitude is sort of in my mind an apex of his sound to this point. I told him man - I know you used to do this as sort of a hobby but... with Solitude it’s really like dude you could get signed with how dialed in these tunes are. Anyway, stoked for people to hear it!
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