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Giant Post Of What The Hell Happened To You, Band?

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:15 am
by nobodygirl
This list has been a work in progress for a long while and contains some of my favorite bands of my misspent youth. Feel free to contribute your own versions of this list or clarify answers to any of my contributions:
Alkaline Trio
Girls Against Boys
Hot Hot Heat (I remember reading something shady about them, but it was a very long time ago)
Digable Planets (seriously. What the fuck? I LOVED THEM.)
Spoon (this one is cheating; I know for sure they're still together, I just want their album to goddamn come out, goddammit.)

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:38 am
by grounded5am
i would also like to add to that list the sundays. man they were a great band. their last cd came out in 97 and was really really good. summertime was a great song. then all of sudden you heard nothing from them. it's been years. where the hell are they?

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:59 am
by Johnny Loftus
Nobody Girl, did you hear the Good Mourning record from Alkaline Trio, came out in 2003 on Vagrant? It was maligned by too-slick production (thanks, Vagrant!). But there were some incredible melodies on there ("This Could be Love", "Continental", "Fatally Yours" in particular), and the lyrics about slitting wrists and car crashes were cynically morbid instead of sappy and emo.

JTL

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:20 am
by nobodygirl
Johnny Loftus wrote:Nobody Girl, did you hear the Good Mourning record from Alkaline Trio, came out in 2003 on Vagrant?
Heard bits of it, and heard LOTS of the criticism of it. Did they break up because of it? Was it the Dear You, version Alkaline Trio? What's going on? Bastards!

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:53 am
by trainwreck2
I think Spoon is doing new stuff and tehyll be on Austin City Limits soon

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:17 am
by Coopstar
Yeah I think I read recently that Hot Hot Heat were getting ready to release their major label debut. Anyone back me on this?

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:31 am
by Proptronics
Spoon and Hot Hot Heat both have releases coming out this spring. Britt Daniels from Spoon put out a solo split with Bright Eyes last year on the Home series.

Hot Hot Heat lost their guitarist though, he's still all over the new album.

Alkaline Trio put out a split ep this year with another band that I can't remember on BYO Records. Worth checking out...

Digable Planets, no clue. They were fun.

GVSB, I think I heard that they played some shows recently in NYC but I can't remember.

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:15 pm
by BandyLou
"more than you probably wanted to know about digable planets and wished you'd never asked"

dp's were a fantastic group, and then they broke up. their members were quiet for several years, but have recently come out with a few low-key projects. i was so enamored of blowout comb, and so mystified by their breakup, that i web searched for them for a few years, on and off...

check out www.cherrywine.net to see what butterfly is up to.

see http://www.altrap.com/features/spotligh ... ight1.html for a possible ladybug mecca report, although there were articles / pages floating around like this on butterfly for a few years, and a canned album, before cherrywine came out.
also http://www.hieroglyphics.com/cgi-bin/st ... em&idx=199 --encore, a newer hieroglyphics artist, has mecca as a special guest on a song.

for doodlebug, look up cee knowledge on artistdirect, or craig irving, his real name. he had a project called the cosmic funk arkestra going a few years ago

http://www.digableplanets.net has a blurb on each.

Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:57 pm
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
trainwreck2 wrote:I think Spoon is doing new stuff and tehyll be on Austin City Limits soon
Just this past weekend, I caught the last part of Spoon on ACL. I think it was a split episode with Spoon for the first half and Ben Kweller for the second half.

GTSM

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:46 am
by nobodygirl
Update:

Hot Hot Heat To Release New Album In April

YAAAAAY.
You know, it occured to me that to get answers to all these questions I could have gone to Google, but Google doesn't particularly care when I bitch. It's much more fun this way.

And who else is looking forward to the new Bright Eyes album (ducks)(runs)?