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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKl3xeBVY4

New thread, because this might wrongfully be forgotten in a year or two. Because there is no mention of her on ILM so far apart from mine. Because I want to marry and have steamy sex with and cry over this brilliant song. Because I have played it on repeat endlessly. Because David Lynch should take note. Because it is fantastic.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:26 (six years ago) Permalink

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (six years ago) Permalink

ILG? Point me towards it plz

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:33 (six years ago) Permalink

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Did not catch that, but we seem to agree on this on a deep fundamental level Mordy <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Not until October when this song gets a vinyl release. There's no EP or LP yet, either. Agony.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (six years ago) Permalink

great song.
came to it via pitchfork via grizzly bear.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Link doesn't work for me (not after deleting the first part of it).

I tried and tried and made a lame attempt reviving a slowcore thread earlier today but I cannot classify this song, which is really for the best. My song of the year so far, no doubt.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:40 (six years ago) Permalink

i'll cosign that -- helps that i haven't heard much i love this year, but this really is amazing + beautiful. a little cat power'y, no?

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink

If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (six years ago) Permalink

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (six years ago) Permalink

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (six years ago) Permalink

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (six years ago) Permalink

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (six years ago) Permalink

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (six years ago) Permalink

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (six years ago) Permalink

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (six years ago) Permalink

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (six years ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (six years ago) Permalink

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (six years ago) Permalink

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (six years ago) Permalink

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (six years ago) Permalink

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (six years ago) Permalink

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (six years ago) Permalink

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (six years ago) Permalink

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (six years ago) Permalink

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (six years ago) Permalink

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (six years ago) Permalink

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (six years ago) Permalink

am i misremembering that "radiohead" also filed suit against someone else for something like this recently, but got a lot of flak for it, and then backed down and blamed it on their lawyers? maybe that was u2.

akm, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:51 (four months ago) Permalink

The difference is that The Hollies were "punching up" when they sued Radiohead. This is punching.. not down, but I guess laterally? Musicians gotta remember that these sorts of sue-me decisions are inherently as much a part of their art practice as "their choice of hat"

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:25 (four months ago) Permalink

"Fuck sueing a hat!"

Mark G, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:37 (four months ago) Permalink

There's some sort of meta tangent here related to Prince covering "Creep" and then demanding the video be taken down and Radiohead demanding it stay up.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:39 (four months ago) Permalink

trying to work out which direction wire were punching elastica is giving me a headache. i guess they were never outright moralisers like radiohead and never pretended to be anything other than aloof assholes so it feels less ridiculous

#TeamHailing (imago), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:40 (four months ago) Permalink

oh the prince creep cover is about 637473x better than the original, yorke had that one right

#TeamHailing (imago), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:41 (four months ago) Permalink

The Hollies have never sued Radiohead btw.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 15:50 (four months ago) Permalink

thom yorke is a creep and a loser

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 17:50 (four months ago) Permalink

imo the best defense against 100% would be "come on, for a quarter of the song I'm chanting Neil Young lyrics over something that sounds like the Locomotion"

*sudden knocking on courtroom door*

― mh, Monday, January 8, 2018 10:42 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I love you, baby, can I have some more

how's life, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:29 (four months ago) Permalink

darn fake news

niels, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:46 (four months ago) Permalink

haha!

piscesx, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 18:52 (four months ago) Permalink

it was me, I sued her

mh, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 20:00 (four months ago) Permalink

my feelings on this matter have been complicated by the fact that Radiohead played a concert last year at a Tel Aviv concert venue that was built at the site of the ruins of a Palestinian village.

― Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 8 January 2018 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Can't we just jail Radiohead

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 20:37 (four months ago) Permalink

In a twist, I heard that Radiohead is being sussudioed by Phil Collins.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Ya can't dancer!

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:18 (four months ago) Permalink

It's a crazy story because Collins didn't actually sue Radiohead. It involves Collins being the witness to Radiohead intentionally stealing a song from another band — laughing and bragging that they'd get away with it. Collins stayed quiet for a number of years and then finally turned them in — by inviting them to a concert singing Against All Odds, which he dedicated to them during that performance while shining a spotlight on them. Immediately after he finished singing they were all arrested for plagiarism.

omar little, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:20 (four months ago) Permalink

taken to its logical conclusion, lol

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:26 (four months ago) Permalink

:D

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I vaguely remember Greenwood claiming Radiohead took everything from the Pixies.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Phil Collins once wrote a song about saving someone from drowning. And that person grew up to be Radiohead!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:10 (four months ago) Permalink

...and then they stole Phil's third wife!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 04:52 (four months ago) Permalink

she's doing cherry ("my cherries and wine, rosemary and thyme") into a scarborough fair cover. kicking myself for not going to see her this week

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:22 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks I hate it

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Friday, 26 January 2018 15:17 (four months ago) Permalink

I've been giggling all morning about it, blame Stevie D for sending it to me

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 26 January 2018 16:00 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks I hate it

― algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Friday, January 26, 2018 10:17 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

new board description

flappy bird, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:40 (four months ago) Permalink

which, "thanks I hate it" or the cover

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:50 (four months ago) Permalink

thanks I hate it

flappy bird, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:53 (four months ago) Permalink

She's pulling unreleased stuff out from the vaults too; Serial Killer is the best of those i think, the Reddit Lana page are obsessed with that one it seems.

piscesx, Friday, 26 January 2018 20:48 (four months ago) Permalink

on youtube or where?

akm, Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I've already heard rumours over on Popjustice that she's aiming to get her next album out by summer. I love how prolific she is, especially as the quality doesn't seem to be suffering at all.

kitchen person, Saturday, 27 January 2018 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Can I get a hell yeah for White Mustang? Great song.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 9 February 2018 05:40 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah it's real good.

this recent ish interview for lust is life is nice tho the interviewer's a tad pedestrian, but it gives insight into lana's head space this album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ReJi0bXCs

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 February 2018 05:42 (three months ago) Permalink

No posts about the man trying to kidnap her outside a concert huh?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 06:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, just for the record for future readers: in February 2018 someone tried and failed to kidnap her: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/04/man-arrested-florida-alleged-plot-kidnap-lana-del-rey I think it was on the same day as the superbowl.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 9 February 2018 06:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm not surprised she's a stalker target; glamorous, talented, mysterious; I saw her live two years ago and I don't know that I've seen that kind of fevered devotion from a fanbase since Morrissey's first US tour in the early 90's.

I feel like she's getting the credit she deserves now critically; is she? not sure. I don't know. she has a very wide fanbase; LGBT fans, young girls, regular cis men like me. Everything she does kind of surprises me even if none of it strays hugely from a prescribed template. Gaga is probably the only contemporary of hers that dabbles in the same areas; I like Lana's music more though.

Also this is good forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9-147bkZlQ&list=PLBm1XVvTVWuSm70Oc6e1gOPFRzGbeVumK

akm, Friday, 9 February 2018 06:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't believe you guys don't like Tomorrow Never Came, that's one of the earwormiest things she's ever recorded.

Popping back in to say I agree. The melody is sublime and their voices sound fantastic together. Also, this lyric is boss:

I could put on the radio
To our favorite song
Lennon and Yoko
We would play all day long

Isn't life crazy? I said
Now that I'm singing with Sean

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao I'm not really wild about that bit but I do think they sound nice together. the back stretch of the album has some of her best songs

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

You'd think I'm a creep
But now I'm singing with Thom

mh, Friday, 9 February 2018 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao I'm not really wild about that bit but I do think they sound nice together. the back stretch of the album has some of her best songs

I get it -- it's breaking down the fourth wall in a big way. But it works for a few reasons. First, hanging with famous cats is so (old) Hollywood -- it feels very appropriate to LDR's ethos. It's also perfectly in keeping with her approach to lyrics, which remain this unique combination of woozy pathos, classic romantic imagery ("Roses out in your treehouse") and quirky hipster lingo (faces making her want to party and whatnot). I would also add: this kind of thing is something John and Yoko did a lot in their own work, which squares the circle a bit.

Generally, tho: it's exactly the kind of courageous-to-the-point-of-being-ridiculous-while-also-being-unexpected-ness I look for from her.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:39 (three months ago) Permalink

im not that familiar with her work but that john/yoko/sean verse absolutely rules imo, for all the reasons stated above

flappy bird, Friday, 9 February 2018 19:54 (three months ago) Permalink

In the interview I posted Lana talks about stalkers as well

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

newest record is probably my favourite over-all now. "God Bless America", "White Mustang", "Cherry" and "In my Feelings" are some of his strongest work to date

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

her* my bad

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

all I wanna do is get high at the beach

brimstead, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Oops "by the beach"

brimstead, Monday, 12 February 2018 23:45 (three months ago) Permalink

overall like it but i'm still boggling at the decision "you know, one song with A$AP Rocky just isn't enough, we need two to take this album to the next level"

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

the thing about being stalked is that by its very nature it is risky to talk about it in public, lest that prompt further contact

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink


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