So long, The Rapture. I know everyone else will forever associate you with “House Of Jealous Lovers,” but I’ll always remember you as the weirdest of the late-90s Gravity Records bands. I mean, for real, this shit just sounds like the next logical step from The VSS or the last Antioch Arrow record, right?
Belle - can we just do things Agent of Asgard speed dating style, because now you’ve got me thinking on it and I’m literally incapable of actually doing the whole…dating thing….
AHAHAHA YES LET’S DO THIS
My first thought upon reading this post: Cosplay-only speed dating events at comic cons is kind of a brilliant idea. My second thought: I’d kill to get a picture of someone in an Invisible Woman costume sitting across a table at an obvious speed dating event from someone in a Dr. Doom costume.
So yeah, don’t look for me on social media anytime after 9 PM tonight. Based on the way my tumblr dashboard already looks, I can tell it will not be safe.
I’m kinda stunned that I only learned about Sin City 2 because the EDM group whose song is in the trailer sent me a promo email about it. Either way, I know maybe I should be jaded to Frank Miller by now, but I admit I’m really stoked to see this.
At this point it feels like grappling with this album will be one of the main musical themes of my personal 2014. As it is right now, I have no idea where I’m at with it. A metalcore record with wicky-wicky turntable scratching all over it that occasionally goes full-on boyband R&B/pop? What the fuck is this? Seriously, I’m asking because I don’t know and I feel compelled to try and figure it out.
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my mom is dancing to smiths videos from the 80s and excuse me but what is wrong with this man?????
Hahaha who, Morrissey? A LOT, which is pretty much the exact reason he writes such great songs.
Also, if we’re gonna talk about the Deftones, I gotta post one of my favorite songs by them ever. “Hole In The Earth,” from Saturday Night Wrist, one of their most underrated albums. If it weren’t for that creepy outro to “Pink Cellphone,” SNW might actually be their best album (as it is, I think I’d go with their most recent album, Koi No Yokan—which, to bring things full circle, features Quicksand’s Sergio Vega on bass, replacing the deceased Chi Cheng).
spring break is already over
You know, for a post-grunge nu-metal act, Chevelle can at times sound an awful lot like Quicksand with a whinier vocalist.
Not sure how I feel about that.
andrew i’m surprised you didn’t not(ic)e that this song is a total “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” rip
(also this video is a shameless four-minute sports-movie heartstring tug)
(this all makes it sound like it sucks but actually i love it)
Hah, the first time I heard "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)," I was like “Did the Deftones go emo on me?” Then when White Pony came out, I got my answer. In the words of the magic 8 ball, “It is decidedly so.”
Also, I’m re-listening to that song for the first time in a long time, and you’re right—the resemblance is uncanny. Except like Walter Schreifels, Chino’s a much better singer than Chevelle guy.