Chvrches

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11 Responses:

  1. jwz says:

    This band only has one EP out -- where did all of these people come from??

    Hah, I just noticed that their cover of "I Would Die 4 U" is called "I Would Die 4 V".

    • David M.A. says:

      Yeah, but it's a good EP. And everyone loved "The Mother We Share" -- it's like a more accessible The Knife.

      • jwz says:

        I don't think they sound anything like The Knife. I think the only people who say that must have stopped listening as soon as they saw the title of that one song.

    • the hatter says:

      It seems that they gained their popularity in a medium not related to physical formats. I hear it's popular with the youth of today. Those kids, eh ?

      They've been getting mainstream airplay in the UK off the back of their efforts, so I hope they succeed in translating popularity into cash in their pockets so they can continue doing what they do.

      • jwz says:

        Someone not just looking to score smartass points would have correctly interpreted "they only have one EP" as "they have only released four songs".

        • the hatter says:

          Not trying to be a smartass (for a change), there are only four tracks that you can purchase, but they've recorded, made available and performed a good number more, which is enough to make them popular. What I was getting at is that popularity is divorced from sales. Being a smartass is pointing out the nuances of 'released', I'd guess a record label releases things to purchase, a band releases songs into the wild.

  2. Micah says:

    I love them! I saw them during SXSW and I'm gonna see them again next week and I'm excited.

    I also liked this video for "Lies" a lot. Not even a music video so much as moving album art for the single.

    • tkil says:

      Ok, between that video, the ones in the roller rink (from the Pitchfork site upthread), the other videos where she looks a bit like Shirley Manson but with Siouxie Souix makeup (from Detour Scotland), and the overall tone of their music, I feel that they managed to take a chunk of my nostalgia-tinted '80s experiences and put them back on the screen.

      I don't know whether I'm captivated or appalled (or both).

      [One of the comments elsewhere described it as "music from my fictional 1980s prom". +1.]

      [And as for the static, back in the late 1980s I had friends that were doing experimental theater and video production, with Amiga video toasters etc. Other than being on a 16x9 CRT(!), this video could have come straight out of that era...]