The Reverend

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  1. Yes! One of my fave happy-Kei indulgences.
  2. reflections

    Merry Go Round are one of the bands that act as a bellwether for my judging others' tastes........ like "oh you like Merry go round? You're a good egg" Good work creating a thread where we can come out and gush a little a bit.
  3. At least one of you fine folks is from Wisconsin right??? Holla at ya boy.... I've got a job interview up there soon; and they're flying me up so I'm confident about my chances. I may soon have to decide whether I want to move to a state I've never been to!
  4. Hi

    Welcome! You'll have to tell us how Monolith was the first VK band you heard.... I don't think I've seen them mentioned as anyone's gateway band before.
  5. Damn that's both guitarists down (right?) Don't go anywhere Tokiya!
  6. About to have a Skype interview for a new job..... jesus sitting around waiting is nerve-wracking. Let's get this over with!

    1. evenor


      good luck!!

  7. 'sup Muma?
  8. Hmmm... I apparently have a few thoughts on Emmure. So I saw Emmure back in 2007 when only their first album was out. I didn't know who they were before the show (they were opening for a band I liked.... From a Second Story Window if you're curious). So my first impressions of them were unclouded by all the subsequent hate they started getting I think around the release of Speaker of the Dead. I think they get hate for two reasons: the simplicity of the songs and the lyrics. I don't agree with the first (well I don't deny it's true, I'm just not sure it's a bad thing). I'll occasionally throw some Emmure on when I'm specifically looking for some mostly uncomplicated shit I can just headbang to. Sometimes I wish a VK band would just lean into having big, dumb riffs that are heavy/fun the way Emmure do on most songs and see where it takes them. (The Emmure songs I spin most are 'You Got a Henna Tattoo That Said Forever', 'I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me To Casper' and 'Solar Flare Homicide') The lyrics are a bit of a problem for me though. I mean, if there's an opposite of poetry "I want to watch you suck his dick, I know you fucking love it bitch" might be it. (not to mention the tshirts the vocalist sold you can find if you google them....) That stuff is just trying to be 'shocking' without much artistic merit behind it. Other people have done misogyny or shocking in ways I can dig, but Emmure certainly don't (or didn't... I haven't listened to anything they've released in the last five years). tl;dr - I sometimes like simple, downtuned mosh pit inspiring riffs without much technicality, but the vocalist's lyrics are just trying too hard and I don't think come across as earnest
  9. Cool, I was never going to track down a bunch of live-limited singles but this is something I'd seriously consider picking up! Also do we think VK bands do or don't understand that "best of" ≠ "all of our songs"??
  10. Nice! I really like these guys. (There's a VK shop called "LD'50" ???)
  11. Happy B-Day @pinkmakona!

    1. pinkmakona


      Thanks Rev! It's been all good.

  12. The 妖幻鏡 VA from last summer was surprisingly awesome.... so I'll def check this one out! (Wasn't メリーバッドエンド on the last one that was subtitled 'west'.... what is 'west' in Japanese geography anyway??)
  13. Well fuck, they were one of my favorites.
  14. Whoa, killer song/vid! sounds crisper than Mama did. nice that it comes out so soon
  15. Glad you enjoyed my mix @Kaleidoscope. Indeed our general tastes seem to be pretty compatible, it was a joy to be partnered up with you. Even when you didn't actually know the artists performing the songs I included, you still basically guessed them! Track 5 is by a side project of THE post rock band (Godspeed You Black Emperor) and Track 7 is indeed Kaya singing with his regrettably short-lived band Femme Fatale. My theme wasn't more complex than just "Birds". I had been listening to that MIA song with the weird kazoo beat where she basically just makes bird puns for three minutes and thought I could build a mix around that haha. I of course had to put that song last or the theme would've been too easy to guess the first time through. I tried to include different birds at least for each song, I was proud of starting the mix with a band and track name that both referenced birds! (And I know it's cheating to include that 12012 song cause there is only like a .001% chance they mean 'swallow' the bird and not 'swallow' the thing you do with your throat.... it's an awesome song though) Funny, until you said something about it I never noticed the word 'butterfly' in the first line of that Born song to throw you off the theme's scent. It was like an accidental red herring. Anyway, the trackslist: 1. The Gallo - 黒い雄鶏 (black roosters) 2. Plastic Tree - 梟 (owl) 3. Bill Evans - The Peacocks 4. Coaster of the Deepers - Waterbird 5. A Silver Mt. Zion - This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen 6. MeWithoutYou - The Fox, The Crow And The Cookie 7. Femme Fatale - L'Oiseau Bleu 8. Red Sparowes - And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole. 9. 12012 - Swallow 10. Born - 鴉 (crow) 11. MIA - Bird Song