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Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



The album laid it a bit thick with the 80s news reporter and TV commercial samples. That said, it did a good job capturing the feeling of the broken future we inherited.

Overall, not the worst Kids bop.

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underage at the vape shop
May 11, 2011

by Cyrano4747


Not enough sad or sax in Kids

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






it's not a terrible album but yeah, call it what it is, a pre-tour EP.

weekly font
Dec 1, 2004


Everytime I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
Guess I need you baby...





Lost Boy and America 2 blow out every other song on the album, so keeping one of them new for release probably would have been smart.

Retrowave Joe
Jul 20, 2001
Be heroes.

For those saying it's more of an EP:

https://twitter.com/tylerlyle/statu...1021577217?s=21

Photex
Apr 6, 2009







So part 2 will be called Adults and will bring the sad and the sax

weekly font
Dec 1, 2004


Everytime I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
Guess I need you baby...





Photex posted:

So part 2 will be called Adults and will bring the sad and the sax

Sample Fox News instead of Transformers commercials.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


weekly font posted:

I thought about it but I'm too much of a completest dork. Feel less bad about waffling on live tickets though.

Fwiw live show is good and they mostly play the older stuff anyway. The biggest problem is they didn't give Nikki flores anything to do on he new album and it was already a stretch giving her a reason to be at the shows even if her presence makes a good portion of the midnight sound. Of course she will come to the LA show since she's in LA but Denver, Co to sing 2 songs and maybe lend backup for another? The new album could have helped in that regard and dropped the ball

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


weekly font posted:

Sample Fox News instead of Transformers commercials.

The Midnight confirmed fashwave

Nikki Flores to be blocked by sample from Pink Floyd's The Wall

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






Crowd is just going to sing Jason anyway

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747


oh sweet merciful gently caress yes Magic Sword is coming back to Houston in december

the first time I saw them was beyond sick as loving hell so I'm extremely hype for round 2

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






I saw magic sword in the lamest fashion, at Dreamhack Austin and only like 5 people were watching.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

by Cyrano4747


Photex posted:

I saw magic sword in the lamest fashion, at Dreamhack Austin and only like 5 people were watching.

if you're in the area (Austin's day-trip distance away) you should totally come see them play, like, an actual show

they loving rule live

Sally
Jan 9, 2007

Jim is now a BLOOD salamander!





yeah Magic Sword put on a good loving set. if you have the opportunity you should really go

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



They don't seem to come west often, though. Still waiting for a California show.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


Ranter posted:

They don't seem to come west often, though. Still waiting for a California show.

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/176...rd-los-angeles/

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/176...word-san-diego/

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



Y NO SANNY FRANNY?!

Time for a roadtrip I guess

edit: their website doesn't have these tour dates at all, but it looks like they ARE coming to SF so... yay. For my bay area homies here's a link to the ticket page which indicates they went on sale last week but it's still 'coming soon' https://www.axs.com/events/361588/magic-sword-tickets

Ranter fucked around with this message at 21:10 on Sep 24, 2018

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






Just found out I won't be traveling for work when The Midnight comes through Boston

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The new Wolf and Raven came out two weeks ago and is on spotify, if you're into guitars and/or shredding in your synthwave it's well worth checking out

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

Does not require preheating

The teaser for Gunship's Dark All Day album is something else

Photex
Apr 6, 2009








This album is going to be so god drat good.

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



Photex posted:

This album is going to be so god drat good.

Stay cool. Don't pre-order.

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






Ranter posted:

Stay cool. Don't pre-order.

I didn't/won't because their e-shop is euro based and the shipping is bad.

Shoehead
Sep 28, 2005

My cause is just...my will is strong...and my gun is very, very large!




Hello there's a 2 disc collection of Perturbator B-sides and random stuff out in November and this is on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qt3Bc1TOb0

And then after that he's not doing Synthwave or retiring or doing kid'z bopz or something.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




Just discovered Night Drive. They sound like Interpol if they got rid of all the guitairs.

Check out this amazing Radiohead cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKLjl4YZ2d0

Mackers
Jan 16, 2012


Found this guy "The Midnight" last night, and he has some really cool and chill stuff, and THAT SAX

Days of Thunder

Jason



Edit: lmao literally mentioned earlier in the page. I may be a lil out of the loop.

Mackers fucked around with this message at 13:45 on Oct 4, 2018

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






new Gunship track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDb6eNUPScU

underage at the vape shop
May 11, 2011

by Cyrano4747


Mackers posted:

Found this guy "The Midnight" last night, and he has some really cool and chill stuff, and THAT SAX

Days of Thunder

Jason



Edit: lmao literally mentioned earlier in the page. I may be a lil out of the loop.

just wait till you hear river of darkness and crystalline

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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underage at the vape shop posted:

just wait till you hear river of darkness and crystalline

Or better yet check out their new album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltNu-QS1ebA.

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 18:22 on Oct 4, 2018

underage at the vape shop
May 11, 2011

by Cyrano4747


no sax no good

underage at the vape shop
May 11, 2011

by Cyrano4747


ok lost boy is real good but ya know what i mean

Slung Blade
Jul 10, 2002

IN STEEL WE TRUST



The Midnight's "sunset" was definitely my track of the summer.

Got me through a bunch of big events and working.

Pander
Oct 9, 2007

Fear is the glue that holds society together. It's what makes people suppress their worst impulses. Fear is power.

And at the end of fear, oblivion.





Five songs into dark all day.

Gunship still loving amazing y'all.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Pander posted:

Five songs into dark all day.

Gunship still loving amazing y'all.

Ive had the album on repeat all day at work. There's not a single song I dislike, but my favorite changes every time. The official video for When You Grow Up, Your Heart Dies is also just literally a 6 minute tribute to 80s movies

jeeves
May 27, 2001

Deranged Psychopathic
Butler Extraordinaire


I was pretty cold on the new Gunship because I loving hate Ready Player One, and their Dark All Day and When You Grow Up were kinda meh.

But it all grew on me.

Ranter
Jul 11, 2004



jeeves posted:

I was pretty cold on the new Gunship because... their Dark All Day ... kinda meh.



quote:

But it all grew on me.

Hmm OK you can stay.

Pander
Oct 9, 2007

Fear is the glue that holds society together. It's what makes people suppress their worst impulses. Fear is power.

And at the end of fear, oblivion.





jeeves posted:

I was pretty cold on the new Gunship because I loving hate Ready Player One, and their Dark All Day and When You Grow Up were kinda meh.

But it all grew on me.

I thought Artemis & Parzival was too slow, When You Grow Up had too short a hook and waaay too much filler, and Dark All Day had the sax cranked to 14 when 11 woulda been good. All the same, they're fine songs to fit into a larger picture, so long as they're not the album highlights.

Ultimately they're three of the weakest songs on the album. I don't think this tops their debut, but it's close enough to make me happy.

Pander fucked around with this message at 17:27 on Oct 5, 2018

Sockser
Jun 28, 2007

This world only remembers the results!






Pander posted:

and Dark All Day had the sax cranked to 14 when 11 woulda been good.

Let's not say things we can't take back, friend

Shoehead
Sep 28, 2005

My cause is just...my will is strong...and my gun is very, very large!




I think it's The Midnight who did a song called "Vampires" which I think is a better version of Dark all Day tbh.

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Photex
Apr 6, 2009






Pander posted:

Dark All Day had the sax cranked to 14 when 11 woulda been good.


14 is a perfect number because it was Tim Cappello on the sax for it.

edit: just listened to the entire album and it's a fantastic follow up album, lots of different moods on here and shows they aren't a one trick pony.

Photex fucked around with this message at 20:23 on Oct 5, 2018

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