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Old 05-28-2009, 12:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Grrr. Misleading album title, I was expecting bald chicks to be involved.

But oh well, that's a really interesting song, it's got a nice beat, I'll check this one out.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i found the alopecia demos if anyone's interested, pretty interesting to hear.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks! I admit, I didn't like Alopecia nearly as much as I expected. On one hand, I like the glitchy experimental feel of old Why? but on the other hand I like the newer, more expressive vocals -- so I'm excited about these demos.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I pretty much feel the same way, I like more of the honest full-on rapping approach on alopecia, but you really can't top the unpredictability and nonsensicality of his early stuff. I guess Eskimo Snow isn't anything like Alopecia though, I'm anxious for that new album to drop.

EDIT: Forgot to mention - one track's screwy but it's only fatalist palmistry.
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Anyone hear a They Might Be Giants similarity in the vocals?

It's uncanny.
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I pretty much feel the same way, I like more of the honest full-on rapping approach on alopecia, but you really can't top the unpredictability and nonsensicality of his early stuff. I guess Eskimo Snow isn't anything like Alopecia though, I'm anxious for that new album to drop.

EDIT: Forgot to mention - one track's screwy but it's only fatalist palmistry.
I'm liking most of these demos a lot. Now I have to go back and give the final product another listen.
RE Eskimo Snow, yeah, any new Why? stuff is exciting - I just hope they keep on keeping it real (whatever that means for Why?).

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Meh - I suppose. But I think any guys who have a super-nasal voice and a nerdy vocal delivery (and there are a lot in indie music) will sound similar.
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I listened to Eskimo Snow, it leaked. Very, very disappointing. It's Elephant Eyelash and A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under, stripped of all the hip hop elements having sex with Death Cab For a Cutie. I guess it's good in its own respect, but not compared to Alopecia / Elephant Eyelash.
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I listened to Eskimo Snow, it leaked. Very, very disappointing. It's Elephant Eyelash and A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under, stripped of all the hip hop elements having sex with Death Cab For a Cutie. I guess it's good in its own respect, but not compared to Alopecia / Elephant Eyelash.
damn, that sucks. can i get a link anyways?
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Awww, that wasn't the direction I wanted him to go in.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Well, I'm listening to it now and although it doesn't stack up to some of his other material I can safely say Eskimo Snow is amazing.. and I'm barely halfway through the album. It was recorded it during Alopecia and Yoni said himself it's probably the least hip hop involved thing he's done yet, so I doubt future recordings will all go in this direction. I dunno, maybe it's coz I'm a fangirl but I'm not disappointed in the slightest. Sounds a bit like his EP's, particularly Sanddollars. I'll make a new ratings release thread later on.

Can't wait to see them live, I might not have anything to live for after that show.
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