Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It List: Wednesday

This Will Destroy You/Mom/Shapes Stars Make (Granada Theater): This Will Destroy You. Shapes Stars Make. These are the kinds of band names that should trigger alarms to anyone with a pulse, as they seem to signify groups who are into expressing their emotions and "experimenting" with "atmospherics" and long, loud instrumental build ups and other stuff that Explosions in the Sky does. It's "earnest" music, and it usually sucks. San Marcos' This Will Destroy You recently released a split EP with Lymbyc System, which sounds like its probably pretty boring, and although their music is admittedly "well crafted" and often relaxing and nice and all that, I can honestly barely tell the difference between them and local openers Shapes Stars Make, and its hard to find a single compelling reason to dig deep enough to find descriptors other than "Post-rock" to share with you. Of course, that's probably too complimentary-- a lot of this stuff sounds like Coldplay without the vocals, if you want to get right down to it. And as a side note, apparently Mom has changed their name to Sleep Whale in an effort to, uh, I don't know.... Isn't there already a guy named Chase Whale? I wonder if he's pissed?

ADD: Detour feat. Show Me Tiger/Keith P (the Cavern)

Get Fucked Wednesdays with Mikey Rodge/Killtron/Whack a Tone (Fallout Lounge)

Lost Generation with DJ Mr. Rid/Redsean/Blixaboy (The Lounge)

And for those interested, we have an update on a new Dallas DIY venue in the news section, new pictures up in the photos section, and yes, after some problems over the past 24 hours, our show calendar is up and running again (although we are still doing some work on it here and there).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

u must have some great pot i you think shapes make stars sound anything like this will destroy you..however you discouraging remarks
will hopefully keep the hispter fucks outta there so thanks? i guess

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

comment troubles too?

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this will make you take a fucking nap.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

well i was kind of just kidding... the point was that neither band really interested me enough to spend too much time trying to figure out the somewhat subtle differences between them.

And yes, I have good pot, and no, hipster fucks are everywhere these days... can't avoid them.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god how i hate those hipsters. they're like ants on a birthday cake.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me the tiger and kieth p at detour

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goddamn post-cock motherfuckers

5:40 PM  
Anonymous jc said...

fucking hilarious. would read again.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

goddamn post-cock motherfuckers

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you hope chase whale isn't pissed?
You are an asshole SR. In many cases for absolutely no good reason.
Not that you need one though.
Hope it doesn't come back around and bite you in the ass my friend.
The next time I see you I will smile and be nice anyway.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Thank you for your smiles!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:01 pm

let me guess you are either in mom or work at good records or both...wsjr should be totally scared

6:15 PM  
Anonymous The only gay in the village said...

DJitis tonight at Mable peabody's 11pm
don't tell anyone about it cause its a secret
and it could ruin the fun if too many people come
$2 wells

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow this blog is hopping... like every fucking day! Thanks weshot jr for the comment section. I love getting a daily dose of this.

6:38 PM  
Anonymous hairy nipples said...

How are my sexy bitches in Denton doing?

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck san marcos texas.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mom is now sleep whale? SPLENDID since Mom puts me to sleep

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sleep whale formally known as mom? Someone please shove a cock in my ass.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Kream Korn said...

Chase Whale is a fat fuck turd!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous it's hard to play smells like teen spirit if you have a guitar said...

I have some good weed. I'd go to this show, but everyone knows I'm stoned. I'm gonna buy some jewelry instead. I will never listen to This Will Destroy You again.

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are my best friends.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love you we shot jr! Your the bestest.

11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are my only friends

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are my only friends

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna fuck you guys so hard i love you all!

1:21 AM  
Anonymous boobz said...

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great write up. Thanks SR.

Sleep Whale? I wish I could've been a fly on the wall for that one. "Alright, fine- you win- but I still really like Sleep, Love..."

7:59 AM  
Anonymous kra za said...

ugh. "mom". i can't believe people listen to that shit. seriously, did you not get any SLEEP at all as an infant, and now you're forced to listen to these droning, uninspiring acoustic "lullabies"?

too bad it's not good enough to make you shit your pants, as well.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHOAH that is actually true

that is a really stupid decision

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lullabies are for babies

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

babybies are for lullabies

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Peking Grackles said...

Part I: For Mom

I'll say, Mom is quite "fine". But, though they, and their album releasers hate to say, they sound entirely too much like Books, or The Books, or however you call it. You pre-record a butt-load of backing tracks and play acoustic/stringed instruments over the initial backing track, and somehow try to keep the audience interested in what you can do with that arrangement live. Though what you do is pretty, I will always leave before a set is done. Books pull it off always. Mom...always leaves me unfulfilled.

Part II: For Fight Bite

Ouch. That's what I thought when WSJR reported on your Pitchfork Review. But then I thought about Pitchfork and the garbage that they report on. And how unimportant and irrelevant their reporting is. So then I thought about the several times I've seen your band and I thought, yeah, they are pretty average on the national scale, so why should these sub-par musicos report anything worthwhile about a band with no huge splash. They hadn't been recorded in Juan's basement; they haven't played on a rooftop. There is no follow up for you on a Pitchfork video diary week. I kind of want to tell you that their opinion doesn't matter, so you should have the feeling that you should tell them to fuck off, but really, they are kind of right in some respects. Though I like a song or so, after one or two, I'm thinking, alright, get a move on. Another song that sounds like this? Thanks for listening to my WSJR mini-reviews. Next: Orange Coax and Mystery Guest!!!

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peking grackles,

you are way too familiar with pitchfork's "video diary week" to be taken seriously. sorry.

ps-I hear Daniel Rodrigue is looking for interns. Check it out.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

peking grackles sounds like a dork. we can't wait for your assessment of orange coax.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Chase Whale said...

Haha, I just noticed you named dropped me! You guys are funny! :)

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chase whale is a dear boy.

2:01 PM  
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