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Thursday, April 22, 2010

polaroids :: Beach House + Washed Out | Dallas, TX



[all photos by David]


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Anonymous Ryan said...

That show was amazing I loved Victoria's sexy moves.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy said...

she's getting hella (yes hella) skinny...

i want get it on with both of them

12:09 PM  
Anonymous MCD said...

Many thanks to GvB for that GREAT show. Beach House was incredible, and I think Washed Out found a lot of new fans in the crowd.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

great show! beach house gets better each time i see them

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't understand the reportage on the same ye olde bands. Not to be a dick, but blogging about Beach House, who are played widely on just about every radio station (they are so inoffensive), and WO for the one millionth time seems to underscore the quantity of decent music that is being made right now. And makes this blog appear really Lazy.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I post about the bands I like

7:48 PM  
Blogger raz said...

keep doin your thing chris. its actually nice seeing quality bands be reported over and over instead of new shit coming up everyday. If brand new bands and brand new music was posted everyday it would just accelerate the recyclability of quality music and would undersocre the actual dope shit goin round these days. im livin in argentina and have turned quite a few argentines, including the owner of my favortie local record spot (exile records in BA)on to washed out.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Dixxx said...

Don't change a fucking thing.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous dddddd said...

I'll take quality over volume any day. Go read the Forkcast or Stereogum if you want 20 mediocre new bands every day.

The Beach House show was amazing, by the way.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous withabrain said...

anonymous: you are a consumer feeding a system that devalues music. anyone with a brain in their head prefers 10 posts about 2 great artists than 10 shitty ones.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Richie said...

To be fair this blog was early on the uptake about both of these bands, I don't see how there's anything wrong with it continuing to support them.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ everybody. I guess it comes back to what you think a music blog is all about, which for me is discovering new music. Beach House is great, and this blog may have supported them from early on, but because they put out a (halfway) decent album this year doesn't mean that other bands have not. Which is the argument that you are making, withabrain (which does not make a lot of sense).

I think Chris has great taste in music, and we are on the same page with a lot of things, but I also think I could make suggestions of ten different albums he would also think are really great from this year.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

please feel free to make suggestions if there's something you think everyone should hear, I'd love to check them out.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous G said...

can't anyone read?
this show was "GvB Presents" -- all the more reason to report. And yet hardly a conventional "show report" or back-patting account; rather, intimate and situated glimpse, perspective I quite value.

the reactionary bandwagoneers against Anon. don't 'get' it any more than he did(n't?). look at the SRS-XMU playlist posted just prior (everyone, especially Anon.): "breaking / debut" (this week?), relatively new, choice tracks, standards. precisely why I periodically check the Satellite bloggers' rotations, gauge which I appreciate, Chris. of course, the track to criticize for "lazy" or stale rotation is "Beauty" -- staple since 2005! (ha, maybe "Roscoe" to really prove this point?)

Back then, some "readers" would send bloggers tracks when they openly asked; participation means more than registering "Dis/Like Button," folks. Some blogs like this serve multiple functions, with respective values. One year I'll get to SxSW, personally thank a half-dozen facilitators of "indie music infrastructure" (?).

3:24 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Great polaroids. I love Beach House/ wish I coulda been there.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most irrelevant comments on this thread, probably, are the ones talking about wanting to 'get it on' with Victoria, and how good-looking she is. It would be cool if these sections opened up an area for discourse, but all too often it is the reactionary middle finger waving back and forth, like when somebody nearly crashes into you with their car (which is an apt comparison, because the comments' section offers about the same level of anonymity as your car, while still enabling you to make conceptually rude gestures to girls in passing cars, apparently).

Which, I think, gets to something (sub) culturally larger, but which is probably too complex to talk about here. Because what does it mean when we're shouting at each other louder and louder?

If Chris wanted to open up some kind of forum for discussion of new music that people are into, G., I think that would be a cool idea. But I am also sure that he gets more than a fair share of submissions from bands, and it would probably also be limited to more of the same, near misses and finger waving. Or worse.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

You're just jealous you weren't there to see her sexy moves.

7:14 PM  
Blogger @Nataliekbeats said...

I love your blog. Don't listen to someone who anonymously comments and obviously reads your blog regularly. They are so "inoffensive"? really? realllly? I laughed out loud reading that. Reminds me of the music snob scene from "High Fidelity". I love Ernest Greene and Beach House are wicked. If you like something...you like it. It's simple.

12:34 AM  
Blogger @Nataliekbeats said...

ps- when someone says "not to be a dick" they usually mean "hey I'm going to be a dick in a minute."

12:36 AM  

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