Can't say I'm not a little disappointed in the lineup. It feels a bit safer, a bit more mainstream than last year's iteration. Still pretty eclectic. Strong hip-hop element, though of those names I'm only really into several. And a lot of the ones that would get me excited, I'm seeing at Sasquatch anyway. Also wish there was a bit more heavier/punkier groups.
They replied to a comment on Facebook saying that they'll be choosing a winner from the "guess when the lineup drops" game from people who guessed April 1st. Also are denying that it's a prank with the hash tag #Nofoolin.
I doubt theyd stir up any more ill will with a false start...and with more and more artists announcing Pemberton on their tour dates it seems unlikely they'll wait much longer anyways.
Just listening to Cloud Nothings' latest record, and they struck me as a possible band for this year, filling the METZ/Fucked Up role. Maybe they'd even bring along Wavves since those boys are dropping that collaborative album this summer.
Really tho, just entertaining myself with notions like this until the lineup drops. As drawn out as this process has been, it's still not as drawn out as it was last year, and this time around I have reason to believe they'll do a great job regardless.
I really got no fuckin clue what the headliners for this puppy will be like. I'm pretty awed by Phish rumours - they're doing Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend a few days after Pemberton so I suppose they'll be in the area...it'd be a kind of odd get. But i can roll with it.
I have no doubt it'll be eclectic. I think some big EDM headliner is pretty likely though.
If I didn't have to work early tomorrow I would drive to Seattle and watch them again tonight. I haven't heard Baptists yet but it seems like I should change that.
Definitely. In my opinion they've made some of the most interesting hardcore to come out of Vancouver in the last little while. Obviously the drumming is crazy, but they've just got a really raw and invigorating sound. I especially dug Bloodmines.
I'm 100 percent behind you on the SUMAC, my man. Caught them Thursday with Baptists and they destroyed. I actually saw their first show as well, when they opened for Deafheaven, and it's amazing how much tighter and more comfortable they've gotten. You can tell they just have all those songs down to a fucking tee.
Isaac Brock is one of the living embodiments of the principle of people getting angry at new things from an artist. No one can be expected to stay the same. Isaac Brock has changed significantly. Jeremiah Green wasn't even with the band for quite some time. That's what humans do they grow and change. As such modest mouse has changed. New mouse is just as good as old mouse it's just different. Modest Mouse's catalogs is the definition of someone maturing as they grow older. Isaac tackles different issues with his lyrics than what he did long ago.
yeah, you've about summed it up for me. And considering the state of other bands that have been around as long as MM, I think they've been remarkably consistent.
So, being in the top 5000 fans and all, does that mean you dropped the 500 bucks on the vintage poster pre-order package for the new record?
The last time they played, they did a fair amount of more obscure tracks (Here it Comes, Baby Blue Sedan, Shit Luck) so I'm hoping for similar pleasant surprises. Even at Pemberton last summer they busted out "Talkin Shit About a Pretty Sunset," so you can reasonably expect some Lonesome, Moon, and Long Drive jams.
I've only listened to the singles from the new record. Most of it is familiar and sounds very close to We Were Dead in terms of production and tone. Nothing exactly a showstopper, but I'll hold off opinions until I listen to the full record. Honestly though, they're a completely different band than they were before. And I got into them through We Were Dead so I have no problem with them working comfortably within that zone, even if it isn't exactly new, or as memorable as their first couple albums.
They brought the thunder for their last Squatch set for their home region crowd, and i expect it to be even better this time around.