- Mashy Ned
- Machine Fucking Head
Cats in Paris
But they’re superior in every way it’s possible for a band to be superior!
they’re a little bit boring but i’ve never really listened to Sunny Day Real Estate and i kinda want to see what happens if we break incandenza
Red house painters
Real Estate are the sound of a pristine showroom of unplayed instruments. i.e. shut up 9082.
I’ll probably just fester in the corner and swear under my breath, occasionally lunging at passing Music board patrons.
No Real Estate is the soundtrack to a mirrorball nobody’s bought, Sunny Day Real Estate is your little brother’s band. Impossible to compare the two really because one’s like aesthetically nice and idk just a project for something it won’t reach and the other’s got all that charm and emotion wrapped up in it and is probably already better than it should be.
I think they’re great, but they’re scrappy and full of that escape-the-nest angst you’d get out of a band like that
I don’t really get that at all… for me, they’re like Talk Talk in the sense that the band became a vehicle for Jeremy Enigk’s very individualistic spirituality.
there’s a strange, knotted beauty to his voice and lyrics. Mark Hollis is a parallel, but within the style of emo, Enigk is singular.*
his sense of melody and phrasing informs their music. they’re a much odder band than your descriptions give credit.
*mustn’t forget yer man Daniel Higgs, here, who navigates his own spiritual path with maverick zeal.
also, I think Enigk has an obvious precursor in Michael Stipe, but still takes that approach to vocals to places all of his own.
Show me a multiple song run by RA that’s even 25% as emotionally resonant, dynamic or creativeas as the run of Waffle through Spade and Parade off lp2.