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  1. bluethumb

    Duster | Official reissues | Numero Group

    Looking forward to grabbing one or all of these fo sho
  2. bluethumb

    Modest Mouse/Ugly Casanova Collection for sale

    Great collection! I'd be interested in a few if those 7"s unless you're hoping to sell it as a unit. PM'd
  3. Agreed, fantastic album. I'm glad to see they are repressing this to go with the EP - I have an OG press but that white is tempting.
  4. Pre-ordered with haste and snagged a blue (although tempted to grab the black 180g) - very excited for this to finally be repressed.
  5. Sweet, snagged a clear copy. Had I read the full post beforehand maybe I would have grabbed a black but just happy it's up for pre-order.
  6. bluethumb

    Selling my Collection.

    Nice collection man, good luck!
  7. bluethumb

    PO Now: Ovlov - TRU

    Tennis System is a new band for me, I don't totally see the comparison but rad music nonetheless - thanks!
  8. bluethumb

    PO: Every Time I Die “Hot Damn”

    Ordered with haste, this is my favorite album by these guys (maybe - tied with Last Night in Town). I love Creep Records, and have ordered from them many times so not too worried about the quality even if it is a boot - great folks there! Plus who doesn't want that pretty pink mess of a press?!
  9. This is very sad, I knew I should have waited for others to release this - I learned my lesson and then some after reading the Steve Hoffman thread. I'll place an order with AKR or BM in the meantime as I am too anxious, thanks!
  10. Has anyone received their copy yet? I know it had a release date of 8/31 and appears to be no longer just a pre-order on the AKR site. I ordered through SoundStageDirect anyway, but I'm anxious to get my hands on this record - I've been waiting a long time for it to be pressed. Also +1 on the Springfield track, it's one of my favorite Sufjan songs.
  11. I'm into it and will definitely pre-order, but now that you pointed out the drum sound it sticks out to me - the piano is way up over the other tracks as well.
  12. bluethumb

    Advice on KEF Q500's

    Yes. 40W per channel clearly falls neatly into the 15-130W outlined in your post. Also, let me know where you're picking these up from - I've been eyeing them as my next upgrade as well.
  13. bluethumb

    PO Now: Strange Ranger - Daymoon

    Hopeful this is just temporary, they did the same on their last EP. If TinyEngines is worried about making too much money from the vinyl release, I'll gladly take one for the team and grab it for free. On a more serious note, I really liked the new track (more so than Daymoon) and look forward to hearing the full album!
  14. bluethumb

    PO Now: It Looks Sad. - Sky Lake LP

    Totally agree, I was out based on "Light" but "Drool" turned my opinion around a bit. I had hoped for a continuation of their previous sound, but reading how he/they talk about the new album piqued my interest - preordered the blue/seaglass. "Unlike any previous It Looks Sad. project, these 15 songs are more partial to synths than guitars. Opening track “Shave” recalls the thumping shimmer-pop of Washed Out, and there’re a series of sub-two-minute interludes that soak Turner’s disaffected voice in auto-tune a la fellow NC musician Mathew Cothran (Coma Cinema). Whereas Turner’s early material reached out to pull listeners in, Sky Lake builds a world that’s lush and inviting but doesn’t beg to be entered. Its hooks are noticeably less immediate than the ones on Kaiju, and the lyrics—though directed toward another unnamed “you,” a mysterious other whom Turner has sang at for years—are more ambiguous. “I really wanted to write songs that just sounded like a dream, or visuals/symbols,” Turner says. Although dreamy is a trite adjective, Turner says that the record, named after the Florida neighborhood he grew up in, is literally “a fantasy story of my dreams and things I’ve seen or hear in the woods while I walk.'"
  15. Apologies, not the first time I've made that mistake. I hear Isaac and my brains says "Modest Mouse".