Post by livlovesmusique on Oct 11, 2008 17:32:49 GMT
I was expecting it to sound a little rawer like it did in the live video of it, but I love how they can have it sound so atmospheric and having a kind of a lulling quality recorded, but then sound a little more brash live. I think I must've listened to this at least 5 times and counting today. Now I think knowing what the production job sounds like on the album is making me be a little more patient because it sounds amazing, and I understand why they took more time to do it.
Post by livlovesmusique on Oct 11, 2008 20:59:21 GMT
Okay, so I think I'm seriously becoming addicted to this song--I've just listened to it again 4 times in a row. I think this song might just be the song to gain more fans, because I just played it for my sister, and other than "Low Happening" I couldn't get her into them, but she just sat there and went "wow" and made me send her the link to it.
Ahh, isn't it february yet? I really need this album--like now! Maybe they'll put some up on the myspace soon to give us a preview?
Post by livlovesmusique on Oct 12, 2008 1:51:00 GMT
Ahh I don't think I've been excited or addicted to a new single straight off of the first listen like I have been with this song in a long time. It's got everything a song should have in 3 minutes of bliss. I'm definitely importing this when it comes out--I'll see if I can borrow my friend's vinyl to mp3 USB turntable because this song is for me the best song to be released in '08.
You mightn't have to: it'll probably be available as a download. Well... hopefully. All of the Bells' other vinyl singles are, but then they're available on CD, too. Hmm.
I hope though that the download version gets put on on US iTunes then...They're signed to Independiente now, right? I just checked on iTunes and they have all of Travis' stuff up under that label, so maybe the Bells' stuff will finally be available in the US iTunes when they get released?
Please note that though I used the best program I could find and I even recorded with 320 kbps, there is of course going to be a bit of loss of quality - the biggest problem, however, was the volume which I had to pump up (which is not the best thing ever for the quality).
Here's the song with the volume pumped up to normal levels:
If you think you can do a better job at adjusting the volume, give it a shot, here's the original radio rip I did, with low volume: www.megaupload.com/?d=EMWU008I
Please note that I don't mean to support piracy, I'm simply assuming that you're all real fans, meaning you'll buy the album when it's out (and maybe the single too), cause no matter how you look at it: Howling Bells are still a struggling indie band. Thank you.
As a final note, it'd be nice to see this song on top of the Howling Bells charts on Last.fm this or next week
I doubt that anybody's intention is to 'steal' and I'm sure we'll all buy it when it comes out. I know I will because I always want to have the 'real' thing (CD etc) rather than a transient mp3 file that nobody knows you've got.
I think it's great when you go to somebody's house and they've got racks/shelves full of CDs or vinyl (that's the first thing I head for if I'm visiting for the first time, to ascertain that person's musical tastes) and it's never appealed to me to keep your whole music collection on your computer or on a little device in your pocket!
I mostly ripped it because I figured the stream wouldn't be up much longer.
Anyway, thanks for the vote of confidence, guys =] it sucks that we'll have to wait another ~3 months but I'm sure it'll be worth it. It's a good first single but not quite as... different as I had hoped.
EDIT: Just for the record, I've actually bought the selftitled album twice (and suggested it to a couple of friends who probably bought it too) - and bought 2 of their singles as well.
I don't believe in heaven so the threat of being sent to hell is not the most effective method (then again, threatening never is) to me, but I obviously agree that everyone should fully support the Howling Bells.