Allo, Darlin'

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by Barto » Fri Aug 22, 2014 14:23

a layer of chips wrote:Okay, right - the album is IMMENSE.
Great to know!


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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by Jay » Thu Sep 18, 2014 02:14

sweepingthenation wrote:The duet with Paul is in the public domain: http://soundcloud.com/slumberland-recor ... ight-eyes/
That's a bit good. Scarily good.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Sep 18, 2014 21:17

Think of the first album as a pop puke, the second as te morning after, and this one as the combination of that. It's their masterpiece. Honest, it's a classic.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by Elpresidente » Sun Sep 28, 2014 23:18

I'm sure you all already know, but the album's up for pre-order now.

Initial copies of the vinyl ship with a limited edition Risograph art print and bookmark designed by Paul Rains. And the first 1000 copies of the vinyl are on heavyweight white-with-blue-splatters vinyl. You can see the print and how the vinyl looks on the Cargo website.

http://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/product ... same-place
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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Sep 29, 2014 18:22

History Lessons stream and Elizabeth interview: http://www.stereogum.com/1707907/qa-all ... interview/

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by Barto » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:10

Listened to the whole album streaming on Pitchfork and yes, it is immense indeed.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by tonieee » Tue Oct 07, 2014 00:03

I'm on my way home and had to stop and sit on a bench in the park to write that I'm full of joy and positivity and yeah, it's probably the beer and it maybe that I've been to an ace digital activist meeting and maybe that I've chatted about politics with the landlady of the Tuns and a lovely old socialist afterwards and maybe that I had a geeky conversation with Richard E about character encoding and international date formats but mainly that I'm listening to the new Allo Darlin' lp for the first time. I mean, I'd read people who'd said it was ace but I was like I know Allo Darlin' are ace but I wasn't prepared for how ace it actually is :-)

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by noLooking » Mon Oct 27, 2014 19:19

New vid. Spat my water out laughing at 0.59


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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by everard » Mon Oct 27, 2014 19:28

anyone know if the new 7" is part of the jukebox 45s series?

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by dandelion » Tue Oct 28, 2014 06:21

Just found out there's a Boston gig the week that I'm there :) :) :) :) Makes up for them skipping Dublin, just about.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by Elpresidente » Sat Nov 01, 2014 23:30

everard wrote:anyone know if the new 7" is part of the jukebox 45s series?
Yep. It's the last one. Just got the badges today so I can post the 7" out with the totes and the badges.
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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by everard » Sun Nov 02, 2014 14:32

ta. glad i didn't buy it the other day!

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by alongwaltz » Wed Nov 05, 2014 07:33

It's 2:26 in the morning and I just got home from Toronto where I saw Allo Darlin' and Persian Rugs. They were both obviously terrific.

After AD finished my friend and I hung around. Mikey gave me his set list and we talked to Paul a bit at the merch table. I told him that I was at the last AD show in Toronto (this is only their second time here ever) but I had to leave that show after three songs to catch the final train of the night home to the suburbs.

We then met Elizabeth and I told her how I first discovered the band. The year was 2007 or 2008 and I was reading an issue of the zine Bottle Rocket. It featured a profile on WeePop! Records. I had never heard of WeePop! or 3" CD's at the time but I was intrigued. I went on their website. I'd never heard of any of the bands but decided to buy two CD's randomly on a whim and decided to go with their two most recent releases. They wound up being The Darlings' Photo EP and The Just Joans' Virgin Lips.

Years later I would fall hard for a girl and give her both those CD's as a birthday present. We don't talk anymore. I really regret giving away the Darlings' EP but I will forever have the music of Allo Darlin' to make up for it and now a set list that I can frame and hang on my wall. As I told Elizabeth tonight, it was worth it.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by kingfisherbluez » Wed Nov 05, 2014 22:56

^^^ ah that's a lovely story! Saw them last week in Vancouver and was happy to pick up the blue vinyl!!!

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by nogoodboyo » Thu Nov 06, 2014 13:29

To be honest , I ‘m pretty disappointed with the new album . The first 4 tracks plod along aimlessly , Bright eyes is the first good track , followed by the lovely but very sudued History lesson. The only other standout track is Romance and adventure which starts off with a Smiths-like feel and the folky middle part reminds me of the Sundays – great song.
I still like Elizabeth’s voice and her lyrics but the band sounds uninspired most of the time , especially the drumming is just lame and makes most the songs tiring to listen to- in general the excitement of Europe seems to be gone.
Maybe it needs a few more listens but my initial impression is rather disappointing – sorry.
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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by noLooking » Thu Nov 06, 2014 19:44

nogoodboyo wrote:To be honest , I ‘m pretty disappointed with the new album . The first 4 tracks plod along aimlessly , Bright eyes is the first good track , followed by the lovely but very sudued History lesson. The only other standout track is Romance and adventure which starts off with a Smiths-like feel and the folky middle part reminds me of the Sundays – great song.
I still like Elizabeth’s voice and her lyrics but the band sounds uninspired most of the time , especially the drumming is just lame and makes most the songs tiring to listen to- in general the excitement of Europe seems to be gone.
Maybe it needs a few more listens but my initial impression is rather disappointing – sorry.
My first impressions were that it's a bit lame as well, trudges on, too many ballads, etc, but you have to give it some time, it's qualities shine through. It's not a 'Europe' mark 2, it doesn't have that us vs the world, 'this is the year we'll make it right' bravado about it, but that's probably a good thing, there's not much worse than bands who churn out carbon copies of their best albums with diminishing returns. It is, after all, an album which is to a large degree about the positive aspects of change ('History Lessons', 'Crickets in the Rain', 'Another Year', etc). The record it reminds me of most is Camera Obscura's 'My Maudlin Career', another record that followed a big pop album with something less immediate in it's songwriting, but one that reveals hidden depths on repeated listening.

Y'know, obviously these things are matters of taste, etc, etc, but a bit of effort may well yield results - they are Allo Darlin' after all and it's safe to assume that they have a plan which will become clear if only you look hard enough.

The 'Jägermeister' line is possibly a bridge too far though.

Edited for rambling - I'll learn...
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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by alongwaltz » Sun Feb 15, 2015 22:05

Does anyone happen to have the old early demos of "Nighty Night" and "Oh, Virginia"? They were available on the first website circa 2008 I think but are surprisingly hard to find now.

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by dano » Wed Feb 18, 2015 01:15

did you just want those two demo songs ?

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Re: Allo, Darlin'

Post by alongwaltz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 15:53

dano wrote:did you just want those two demo songs ?
I did. I managed to find "Oh No! Another E-Mail From You!" and the other tracks are available in better versions on their albums. I just like having the songs I haven't heard.

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