are the folkgaze brainchild of guitarist/vocalist Emma Ruth Rundle. While the band began as a duo in 2007 (with Julian Rifkin) and built a cult following prior to her joining Red Sparowes in 2009, their new album is nonetheless a dramatic rebirth for The Nocturnes. Featuring a revamped quartet lineup, the 8-song album ventures into multiple textures of style and sound that create a lush haze of melody that blends hints of folk, shoegaze, chamber pop, goth and post-rock.
From «Twin Peaks». This is the song that played every time Nadine was shown at the school.
I have never really been big on the Beatles but there are a few songs here and there that really do sink in and this is my favorite. Just listen to those drums and reverse guitar parts.
At the Smell on September 16 2008. I went with Elam of «Kiss Them For Me» as he insisted we check out this band. It ended up being the best show I have ever seen.
The song itself sounds like it has been drinking.
«You've been dead for years, but you never knew and the rabid bits of time have been eating you»... makes me think of my grandmother, Ruth Walston, who I loved very much.
I am still looking for it! «Communique» by Prick. I had this record briefly when I was 14 but lost it and have never been able to replace it. I don't even know if it was that good but if I never find it, Prick’s lost title will remain the holy grail of greatness missing from my collection.
When I think of falling in love I think of Dimitri Schell, being 12 or 13 years old in LA. And the song is «Hummer» by The Smashing Pumpkins. ALL the guitar work on «Siamese Dream» is fucking awesome. It makes me feel young and sad all over again. I listened to «Siamese Dream» over and over that year. It's still in my top five.
I can tell you with great certainty that the first song I ever remember hearing is «Flexible» by Depeche Mode. I think it was on «Catching Up With Depeche Mode» which was released in 1984. It was night time, we lived in an apartment on the second floor of a building, in a neighborhood south of Pico, near Robertson. I was sitting backwards on the couch, half looking out the window into darkness, half blurring my eyes at the reflection of the room in which I was sitting. My mother has remained a huge fan of Depeche Mode throughout my life and was an extremely heavy listener during my childhood. I was trying to force visions according to the lyrics in the song. I just remember some obscure thing about ships flying through windows.
As implied by the title, this song is forever. I must make the claim now that I have the chance to publicly state my undying love for and obsession with the music of John Maus. The man is a genius and I own several copies both on vinyl and CD of his records. Not a single day goes by when I do not listen to at least one of his songs. I hope they bury me with a set of headphones beaming his music straight into my eternal soul. Thanks.
I met a wonderful girl who took me home with her to New Zealand and gave me that record. I lived there for the summer working on a life sized portrait of the Moa, an extinct bird native to NZ. I will always think of my extraordinary adventures there when I listen to this record.
Yeah, I cried.
Fuck, those kids are so good live. And the lyrics just remind me of home.
It really does not matter which record of his you put on. All of them are dance worthy and musically brilliant. I put this on at home a lot when I need to move or work on things.
My older cousin, who I have always looked up to, was really listening to Nirvana a lot so I decided to take my milk money and go buy one. I had also been watching MTV every day and seeing Pearl Jam videos that I felt haunted by. Especially «Jeremy». I must have been 8 or 9 years old and seeing that kid blow his own brains out in front of his classmates really stayed with me. As for Mussorgsky, his work «Night On Bald Mountain» was featured in the film «Fantasia» which my sister and I watched religiously as children.
What ever comes with my phone. Currently some apple jingle that sounds like it sounds like it belongs on the «American Beauty» soundtrack.
If I am with Daniel we would be listening to The Bad Plus’ «Giant» off their «Prog» album. If I am alone my song would be «You Gotta Move» by Mississippi Fred McDowell. Fred is my main man. I have been spending some time alone trying to learn a few of his tunes but this is by far my favorite one.
A local Highland Park band led by Paris Patt. All the songs he writes are up there, but this one makes me curse myself every time I hear it.