Julien Baker


#1

Read this really good article last night and now I am stupidly excited to hear the new album. Anybody else?


#2

Yeah I can’t wait, although I’ll be surprised it if tops Sprained Ankle. I like the singles so far but they’re maybe missing a bit of the rawness of her debut. Early reviews seem a little mixed too (the skinny gave it a three).


#3

She certainly set herself a high bar with Sprained Ankle that’s for sure. I haven’t read any reviews yet; probably listen to it a few times before checking what the critics make of it.

I’ll be gong back to last year’s Touche Amore album as well, had no idea she contributed to a song on it until yesterday


#4

don’t trust The Skinny :wink:


#5

yeah it’s the last song and was a single, it’s much more in her style than Touche’s normal style but it does fit (given the whole album is about the death of Jeremy’s Mother, it’s her voice at the end)


#6

actually, that’s unfair, it does sound like Touche still, just without the distortion.


#7

She also showed up on a song on Frightened Rabbit’s recent EP (I guess it wasn’t downbeat enough for them).


#8

She’s only come to my attention in the last 6 months or so, so the significance of the collaboration would’ve gone straight over my head at the time it was released


#9

Anyone catching her upcoming shows are in for a treat! That show at Bush Hall earlier in the year was stunning. It was mostly Sprained Ankle material but Funeral Pyre and Turn Out The Lights both sounded HUGE!


#10

yeah fair, I’d seen her name about but only really started paying attention because of her amazing Jawbreaker cover:


#11

Really looking forward to this record and seeing her at the Brude. Usually don’t like going to see bigger acoustic shows because of people talking through them but decided I like her enough to risk it.

:heart_eyes:


#12

She has another tiny desk concert coming soon as well. I love this song, shame its not on the new album


#13

Really looking forward to this tomorrow too. Have purposely avoided any of the singles so I can listen to it fresh as a whole. That’s cool she contributed to the touche amore record, that was a favourite of mine last year. And the track she guested on on the fr so was the best of the 3 i thought. A real talent


#14

I’ve only listened to one of the two pre album track releases once. For the same reason as you


#15

*want to put a comma between releases and once… releases, once… I have too much time on my hands


#16

Three tracks in… lovely


#17

She also did the only Elliott Smith cover I like


#18

On first listen, this is very good.

Listened to the first record on the way to work this morning. Absolutely brilliant.


#19

I’m a few listens in, I was initially put off by a few of the piano based songs but they’re really growing on me (especially Televangelist). The run from Happy to be Here to the end is amazing.


#20

On 1st listen to this… wow, it’s pretty great.