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Post by whininggirl » Wed Oct 03, 2007 18:19

No Lucksmiths thread yet??

I am very jealous of all the people who have seen them on their US tour dates because I already had tickets for an Arcade Fire show.

The Lucksmiths make me happy.

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Post by cuppie » Sat Oct 06, 2007 16:32

i missed their tour too but they still make me happy. you can't be sad while the lucksmiths are near.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Oct 09, 2007 09:07

I am no big Lucksmiths fan but that cover of The Siddeleys' 'Falling Off Of My Feet Again' is dead good.

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Post by Pop Kid » Wed Oct 10, 2007 15:35

crystalball wrote:I am no big Lucksmiths fan but that cover of The Siddeleys' 'Falling Off Of My Feet Again' is dead good.
They did that for the Matinee 50 comp, didn't they? Is it on the new record too?

I'll buy the new record soon but I've go soo much to listen to at the moment I couldn't take in another 49 tracks.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Oct 10, 2007 15:39

They did. It's an ages old cover, but it's well nice.

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Post by round bits of plastic » Fri Oct 12, 2007 15:05

i love lucksmiths.

my friend from melbourne sen me a lucksmiths fridge magnet. how ace is that?

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Post by gofelt » Thu Oct 18, 2007 20:38

round bits of plastic wrote:i love lucksmiths.

my friend from melbourne sen me a lucksmiths fridge magnet. how ace is that?
The acest!! :D I'm totally and utterly obsessed with them - i adore them.
There is so much sunshine pouring out of them. No other indiepop band can make me so happy.
You can't imagine how much I wait for them to release their new record and come back to Europe.
And their new matinee compilation is just fantastic - their covers of "make a wish" by the Cat's Miaow or "Dolly" by the Sugargliders are absolutely amazing, two of the best covers I've ever heard. When your music heroes include the Cat's Miaow, the Magnetic Fields or the Sugargliders, I guess that says it all...

And don't even get me started on Tali - he is the living GOD of indiepop!

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Post by JohaN » Fri Oct 19, 2007 07:34

is it natural to want to actually - physically - hug a song?
i know it's counter-productive, but is it natural?

i don't care though, because that's how i feel about "columns o' steam"... which is also one of the great train songs! :)

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Post by autoclave » Sat Oct 20, 2007 04:09

The other night I fell asleep while listening to the Lucksmiths, and waking up to Smokers In Love was one of the best things that's ever happened to me. Made it awfully hard to get out of bed, though. They just make me want to cuddle.

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Post by PCP » Sun Oct 21, 2007 22:13

I hadnt heard of these guys till i saw them in Sheffield a couple of years ago and have since bougth Why That Doesn't Surprise Me and A Little Distraction both of which are great despite the later being on of those inpraticle olde fashion 10" things
can anyone recomnd what I should buy next
I guess if I can I shall get all I possible can by them

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 22, 2007 08:15

'Where Were We' is as good a place to start as any.

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Post by JohaN » Tue Nov 06, 2007 16:35

i love love love this song - i don't think i'm exaggerating at all to say that it's definitely in my top 5 of all time... and possibly number one.


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Post by JohaN » Tue Nov 13, 2007 15:14

i've been listening to the song "the year of driving languorously" a LOT lately, and i always wonder about the line:
"we held our breath across each bridge til we were blue,
but i wondered if i wished the same as you,
like a ten year-old pretending
summer isn't really ending"

apart from the fact that it's just such a beautiful line... what do you (yes, you) think he's wishing for?
is it just for the day to never end? (but then, why does he not think the other person thinks the same?)

i remember when i first heard it, i immediately thought he was wishing for the bridge to collapse... so they wouldn't have to move on. a sort of "quit while you're ahead" thing... but now i can't really see why i thought that.

this is a bit of a silly thing to ask, isn't it?

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Post by round bits of plastic » Tue Nov 13, 2007 15:36

Has anyone herd the new version of “how to tie a tie� on their myspace? It upset me :-(

anders

Post by anders » Wed Dec 12, 2007 19:44

JohaN wrote:i love love love this song - i don't think i'm exaggerating at all to say that it's definitely in my top 5 of all time... and possibly number one.
Ooh, I was at that gig! Stockholm last year.

I don't actually have the new comp. yet, but I have most of the tracks anyway. I'll buy it eventually, I guess, but what I can't wait for is the new album. They said early this year, it would probably be released late this year, so it won't be that long hopefully. And then a European tour... Ah, how I love them.

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Post by nml » Sun Dec 16, 2007 09:18

round bits of plastic wrote:Has anyone herd the new version of “how to tie a tie� on their myspace? It upset me :-(
Yes, and as far as I can tell it's the Pipas remix, which has been out for quite a while. Properly named "Like a Churros mix". I quite like it, myself. Then again I am quite the Pipas fan. Then again they never do anything wrong!

anders wrote:
JohaN wrote:i love love love this song - i don't think i'm exaggerating at all to say that it's definitely in my top 5 of all time... and possibly number one.
Ooh, I was at that gig! Stockholm last year.
Awesome song! And that gig was pretty awesome as well, since they played twice on the same night!

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Post by round bits of plastic » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:36

nml wrote:
round bits of plastic wrote:Has anyone herd the new version of “how to tie a tie� on their myspace? It upset me :-(
Yes, and as far as I can tell it's the Pipas remix, which has been out for quite a while. Properly named "Like a Churros mix". I quite like it, myself. Then again I am quite the Pipas fan. Then again they never do anything wrong!
i love pipas. i just thought that mix was terrible. i'll blame it on my laptop speakers and say nothing more on the subject.

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Post by Jens Frodo » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:52

PCP wrote:can anyone recomnd what I should buy next
I guess if I can I shall get all I possible can by them
The first record I bought was "Happy Secret" and it turned me into a Luckies hardcore fan within two days. The sheer beauty of the songs, the lo-fi production and especially the heartbreakingly wonderful lyrics and Tali's wonderful voice... I'd never heard something like this before (but have several times afterwards... speaking of Field Mice / TBS). 'Southernmost' and 'The art of cooking for two' are probably my most listened to Luckies songs... such a shame I didn't have Itunes at the time so don't have a play count.

My favourite Luckies record however is still "What bird is that"!
'Shine on me', 'TwentyTwo', 'Silver Friends' and 'Macintyre' still count among my all time Luckies favourites... and they're all on that record. I remember me sitting on the "shine on me" bench by night several times last year, looking at the empty streets and the Candle Records shop and the stars (I sometimes forget that they're there ;)...) and after all those years it felt like some invisible circle being closed. Of course I had tears running down my cheek. :roll:

The good thing about the Luckies is that their records are still becoming better! The 2005 "Warmer Corners" is one of the most 'complete' records I've heard in years... full of amazing pop songs, beautiful melodies and the most heartbreaking lyrics ever which still tell the saddest stories ever. I admit that for a new fan it's much easier to like their later records as they become more professional, the production is much better... - the band, however, are still the same. 'Professional' doesn't mean that they're trying to appeal to the masses. The overall image as well as the feeling of their songs is still the same - which in my opinion is a huge contrast to B&S for example.

So, I guess you can't go wrong with "Warmer Corners" :)

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Post by nml » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:59

Jens Frodo wrote: I remember me sitting on the "shine on me" bench by night several times last year, looking at the empty streets and the Candle Records shop and the stars

Truly one of my favourite spots in the whole world!

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Post by Elpresidente » Sun Feb 17, 2008 15:00

PCP wrote:I hadnt heard of these guys till i saw them in Sheffield a couple of years ago and have since bougth Why That Doesn't Surprise Me and A Little Distraction both of which are great despite the later being on of those inpraticle olde fashion 10" things
can anyone recomnd what I should buy next
I guess if I can I shall get all I possible can by them
As their record label I suggest you buy everything. I'll give you a deal if you like. :)

"warmer corners" is amazing though...
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