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TJ Wells 12/29/10 02:44 PM

As I begin to sink into this fate that I have tried so hard to tread, while you sit with your magazines, your cigarettes, your apathy, we continue downward into lukewarm discontent.

singregardless 12/29/10 03:08 PM

"a brief intermission" is one of my all-time favorites. purchased everything they released - felt awful for the drummer in the dvd. hope that dude latched on with another group or something.

pleasedontpanic 12/29/10 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ Wells (Post 82374702)
As I begin to sink into this fate that I have tried so hard to tread, while you sit with your magazines, your cigarettes, your apathy, we continue downward into lukewarm discontent.

Heck of a great song.

So bummed that these guys never really got noticed, but I'm so happy that I got to see them at least once.

imagination 12/29/10 07:41 PM

love this band.

LastDeclaration 12/29/10 08:48 PM

Fucking great band. I still go back to them frequently. I don't know of any other band quite like them.

Keith21 12/29/10 09:11 PM

Saw them open at one of Thursday's Christmas shows a few years ago. Everyone was pretty clueless as to who they were and were angry that Dillinger wasn't going on. Such a good performance though.

The documentary is really good and I'd recommend you pick it up if you still can. Worth the money.

Brian vs Shark 12/29/10 10:01 PM

Riyl?

bhs1158 12/29/10 10:11 PM

Wearing my "On A Carousel of Sound..." shirt as we speak. Only got to see this band live once, unfortunately. So good.

bringthenoise 12/29/10 10:17 PM

they were seriously one of my favorite bands in high school. that first EP, Like A Moth To (Before?) A Flame, was so clutch and then Mander Salis hit and everything went clusterfuck for me with them. i miss them alot now, thinking about it.

imposs1ble 12/29/10 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Brian vs Shark (Post 82398272)
Riyl?

think pink floyd in the dark side era, but in today's musical landscape. it's fucking incredible and all over the place.

echolalia16 12/29/10 11:05 PM

One of my favorite bands of all time. I have never enjoyed a CD in its entirety the way I enjoyed Mander Salis. Its one of the most complete albums I've come across, without a weak point in any song. My username is track number 9 from that album and one of the most flawless songs I have ever heard. Cotton Teeth was phenomenal, gutsy, and fresh, unfortunately perhaps too much so, because it never caught on with the public.
I hope these guys find the time to pull out a handful of new songs, even if they bypass touring, promotional shit, merchandise, etc. They are one of a small handful of bands that know exactly what they're doing.

thesollopsist 12/29/10 11:26 PM

I miss these guys

PIG DESTROYER 12/29/10 11:40 PM

If you watch the documentary (which is incredible- interesting, powerful performances and beautifully shot), it seems pretty clear that their slow death was partly because they never got the credit or fanbase they deserved, yes- but much, much more because of their laziness. They just never had the desire to tour as much as you have to to make it. They didn't want to do really any of the things you have to do to be in a band, other than play music. I can 100% see where they're coming from- shouldn't making incredible music be enough? But it's not. They know that, and they weren't up for the challenge. It sucks, but thats life. And that's why they've disappeared.

It also seems fairly clear that there will be music eventually, either from the band as a whole or just a few key members (i.e. the singer). Maybe I'm taking suggestive quotes and making them out to be much more, but I think there will eventually be another album. Maybe a brief tour or just a few shows in key places, but at least another album. God, I hope so. I don't think you can create music that good, eventually finding their sound, and then just stop entirely.

Mander Salis and especially cotton Teeth live in my car and goddamn, what great albums to drive and sing along to. Please make more music. Please.

pleasedontpanic 12/30/10 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by imposs1ble (Post 82399862)
think pink floyd in the dark side era, but in today's musical landscape. it's fucking incredible and all over the place.

Mix in classic Americana and I think you'll be a little more accurate.

EarlSweatshirt 12/30/10 12:53 AM

I haven't thought of this band in forever. Need to give them a listen again soon.