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  1. Looking past the fact that their website looks like a storefront for sexy toys hosted on Geocities, you know you’re a credible source of music critique when you have to rely on mental disorders as descriptors. I thought that was a parody site until I saw how seriously they review all their literally-who metal bands on the front page.
  2. Headline or bust, for me too. No matter how much I dig the headliner, I'm always going to end up wanting more Caspian at a show.
  3. Derek™

    PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Not sure if I was supposed to burn or trash my Brand New records but I revisited SciFi for the first time in a while and very much enjoyed it.
  4. Derek™

    PO Soon: Daughters

    You were a lot closer than I was.
  5. I grabbed a FLAC this morning and can convert it to 320 later on today.
  6. Derek™

    PO Soon: Daughters

    Long time coming. The latest press of Hell Songs has a hype sticker that references a 2018 “comeback”, I’m pretty sure.
  7. Tracy is a monster but he’s been with them since Sunbather I’m pretty sure.
  8. Doesn’t look like either. Shelby posted the Hello Merch pink earlier. It looks a lot more opaque. That picture was taken alongside a bunch of other Euro variants so I would assume it was pressed and obtained over there.
  9. Derek™

    The Mondo Records Thread - Show Posts Anyway?

    On a scale of 1 to steel nail, how hard does that make you? Be honest.
  10. Did you order anything extra with it? I added the latest variant of You Fail Me to mine, and my order hasn’t shipped either. Strangely enough I did get a shipping confirmation for my Birds In Row that I ordered separately, at an earlier date.
  11. I don’t listen to Circa much these days, but I’d grab a baby blue / white merge (swirl) /300, in a heartbeat.
  12. But the album isn’t Clear Sky Noise.
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    [PO] Thrice - Palms (9/14/2018)

    Thrice in 2018. There's blood on the blood, there's blood in the blood. And there's some blood in my blood, or there might as well bleed. And I'm sick of blood — I’m so sick of blood What did they mean by this?
  14. Anyone know what username Pianu is going by these days?
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    [PO] Thrice - Palms (9/14/2018)

    By that do you mean super commercialized and tailor-made for radio and potential royalties?
  16. To add to that, isn’t there already a yellow to begin with? VMP did not deliver on this one. Even a mirrorboard finish would’ve gotten me to bite.
  17. RTJ is criminally underrated.
  18. I get where you’re coming from. And I can’t refute that the production is far more akin to NB than Sunbather – based off as much as we can tell from a stream, anyway. My 2.0 remark was more in terms of the overly apparent bright, optimistic climaxes and chord progressions on this record. I can probably count the number of dark or otherwise “blistering” black metal segments on one hand, this time around. (Maybe two.) If anything, it’s even more positive and melodic than Sunbather – it feels like it really developed those moments and fleshed them out to span longer segments. I could see if it’s not for everyone, but I guess I’m trying to say that the album feels more like a continuation of Sunbather than a continuation of NB. The guitar leads and solos they rolled out on NB are even more dominant here – by comparison, Vertigo’s solo sounds shy compared to what we get now – and I think they’ve really honed their ability to write quality instrumental jams, especially as outros. But like Drew said, I don’t think it’s too far of a stretch to tone down Glint’s solo, strip off a few layers of its production polish, and nestle it into Sunbather somewhere. That’s just how I feel though. I’m reading a lot of comments (outside of VC) from people getting hung up on the intro and interludes, which is a shame because I feel like that really misses the mark of what the band is doing. Which is, by and large, writing traditional Deafheaven songs. It’s not a perfect record and I feel no need to defend it against anyone who was maybe let down by it, but for what it is I think it’s an excellent addition to their discography. Especially after revisiting their catalog in anticipation for next week. As people have said in this thread, they could’ve played it safe and churned out a carbon copy of Sunbather, but I’m glad they didn’t. No love for Canary Yellow? Can you explain what you mean about it feeling too disjointed or unable to flow well? Honestly, that’s how I feel about every Deafheaven song the first time I hear it. But for me, the charm and replayability comes from learning all those twists and turns over time. Canary is probably one of the biggest rollercoasters on the record, and I wasn’t instantly sold when it dropped as a single, but I’ve really come to enjoy it.
  19. Not a “joke”, but you did miss the parts of the post where I referred to the interludes and drew comparisons between the main tracks, specifically. I have no question for you if you were to say that you simply don’t “vibe” with the album as much, thematically, because of those interludes. But to praise Honeycomb (which is largely by-the-numbers Deafheaven) and say the remaining main tracks are a far cry from Sunbather? I don’t get it.
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