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the elephant 6 recording company

Post by gloom button » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:35

I'm all about yesterday's news, me. Except the new Apples in Stereo mentions it sort-of reopening maybe?

Anyway, I love everything about every e6 band I've heard and I've probably heard about one per cent of them.

So I would like to hear about some more maybe.

Exciting new sort of e6-related people for me are The New Sound of Numbers, who make a great beautiful mess of slightly pop noise oddness. Tuning the Air on that myspace is totally worth a listen. I think they come across better live than they do on that myspace page though, maybe. They're pretty loud.
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Post by I Need a Blanket » Thu Oct 04, 2007 14:25

I always enjoyed the Olivia Tremor Control immensely. Marshmallow Coast are also brilliant (esp. the LP 'Juniors and Seniors') though I'm not sure if they were classed as part of the collective. Oh, Beulah too!

Elf Power win because they have the bestest name :)
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Post by Mr Bear » Thu Oct 04, 2007 14:32

e6 has got to have the most consistent bands:brilliant ratio of any record label ever. 'Black Foliage' by Olivia Tremor Control is a bloody masterpiece.

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Post by gloom button » Thu Oct 04, 2007 14:45

I keep putting that Olivia Tremor Control song Love Athena on repeat. Every time that massive messy opening guitar riff kicks in I get shivers.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Oct 04, 2007 14:56

OTC have the most wonderful bass lines, don't they??

I'm very sad to have never caught Jeff Magnus live. And if you ever get a chance to see Elf Power, I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy them. They are real musicians. There's all kindsa shit going on on that stage. Maybe my favorite gig of all time was Elf Power opening for j mascis--talk about an odd couple that worked! The lead singer of EP did the worm! It was awesome.

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Post by sarahluv » Fri Oct 05, 2007 16:28

beulah-when your heartstrings break (brian wilson!)
apples in stereo-fun trick noisemaker
marbles-pyramid landing (pop!)
gerbils-are you sleepy? (fuzz!)
essex green-everything is green
of montreal-the gay parade

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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:07

I hate that Of Montreal are aligned with E6. It's a petty and irrational hate.

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Post by sarahluv » Mon Oct 08, 2007 16:10

why?

the first couple of albums were defintiely very e6. i'm so out of the loop.

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Post by gloom button » Thu Apr 10, 2008 13:44

I Need a Blanket wrote:I always enjoyed the Olivia Tremor Control immensely. Marshmallow Coast are also brilliant (esp. the LP 'Juniors and Seniors') though I'm not sure if they were classed as part of the collective. Oh, Beulah too!

Elf Power win because they have the bestest name :)
I'm listening to Beulah just now, and that song Cruel Minor Change, the first five seconds of that, I can't believe how great they are. I love when you can't quite pick out what's going on but it sounds brilliant. It's the only thing that makes me feel sad about playing music sometimes is that, listening, I automatically go to pick out the guitar part and bass part and whatever part. I liked when I was younger and nearly everything was just a beautiful mess of sounds that I couldn't separate. Anyway!
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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Apr 10, 2008 13:50

I've had 'The Score from Augusta' in my head all week because of those BBC trailers for the shitty golf.

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Post by aorta » Thu Apr 10, 2008 14:32

I've been on a major E6 kick for the last month. Neutral Milk Hotel, OTC, Frosted Ambassador, Apples, Elf Power are all great. I also got the Secret Square album and it's like weird shoegaze stuff at times.

The cover for Major Organ and the Adding Machine is nice:

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Post by gloom button » Thu Apr 10, 2008 14:59

What is Major Organ and the Adding Machine? I'm sure someone told me it was a film, and I remember reading a very (very) odd plot description, but I couldn't find anything last I looked so it may have been a fevered imagining.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Apr 10, 2008 16:49

gloom button wrote: I'm listening to Beulah just now, and that song Cruel Minor Change, the first five seconds of that, I can't believe how great they are.
Both Beulah and Elf Power are bands I really miss seeing live. One thing that always amazes me about Beaulah is that the two main guys--Bill Swan and the other dude--openly hated each other. Such pretty music despite the animosity! One of the sweetest things I've ever seen was when Beulah had this 16-year-old girl that had approached them in one city asking if she could play her flute on stage in that one song where the flute plays a big part in the hook (second track on The Coast is Never Clear) and they said yes. She had so much fun that they took her (and her mom!) on the road with them and they brought her out at all the gigs just to play that one part. She was such a geek and it was so adorable.

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Post by aorta » Thu Apr 10, 2008 19:50

gloom button wrote:What is Major Organ and the Adding Machine? I'm sure someone told me it was a film, and I remember reading a very (very) odd plot description, but I couldn't find anything last I looked so it may have been a fevered imagining.
It's an album and an upcoming movie. I'll post the trailer later on. And yes it's looks very weird.
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Post by tekno_alice » Thu Apr 10, 2008 23:18

sarahluv wrote:why?

the first couple of albums were defintiely very e6. i'm so out of the loop.
I'm an advocate for their later stuff, to be honest I tried and tried but could only listen to their earlier stuff in small doses apart from maybe "the bedside drama", Kevin does write some awesome pop songs they're just kinda annoyingly quirky at times.

I was an e6/kindercore nut when I was 18 though (such a long time ago...), i still adore the gerbils (probably the most underrated e6 band) and the neutral milk hotel lps, and the first dressy bessy lp and the early apples stuff, ahhh happy times...

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Post by aorta » Fri Apr 11, 2008 03:20

Major Organ trailer:
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Post by sarahluv » Mon Oct 13, 2008 17:21

bloody hell

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Post by Mr Bear » Mon Oct 13, 2008 17:49

Oh my goodness. If they came over to play in the UK I might burst with joy.

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Post by Gordon » Mon Oct 13, 2008 22:24

Is he actually touring or was it just a surprise appearance? I heard he did like 3 songs, which seems to be the sort of thing he does now and then...
Toot toot.

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Post by sarahluv » Mon Oct 13, 2008 22:44

Gordon wrote:Is he actually touring or was it just a surprise appearance? I heard he did like 3 songs, which seems to be the sort of thing he does now and then...

it was a surprise appearance, ut i think he's going to do a couple of more dates on the tour.

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