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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hiatus'd


Photo by Kathryn Yu

Electrelane announced their break-up/indefinite breather today. It makes sense in a sad, unfortunate way. No Shouts, No Calls was their The Woods, and their Aeroplane Over the Sea and their Loveless: a giddy but taxing career high; creative breakthrough and subsequent exhaustion; a point of no return. Where do you go after "In Berlin"? "Between the Wolf and the Dog?" "Five?" By way of memorial, explore this trove of live tracks from 2004...their cover of "More Than This" is heart-stopping. Rippling piano scales, massive Mia Clarke guitar, hushed vocal breakdown--Roxy Music Electrelanized. Covers should all be so lucky. And so should we.

7 comments:

Todd said...

Damn. What a great band. I hope we can all look forward to some brilliant solo projects and then maybe, just maybe a reunion...

TC

Lizzie said...

Speaking of a reunion...I mentioned Loveless, and we're finally going to be getting another album from MBV after all these years. So maybe there's hope for Electrelane someday, too:

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.net/news/index.html

smelly mcsmellsmell said...

AAAHHHHHHHHHHssssssssshAWEFAWE!

what? god. seriously?


but...you are right. what can one do after no shouts?

smelly mcsmellsmell said...

i take it back. they could do even more - i believe in their magic. make 'em come back lizzerz.

Julie said...

I had no idea this had happened. So sad.

Todd Colby said...

Well if MBV did have a reunion...which would be great...and I've heard rumors about for years now...perhaps in some cosmically-synchonic way it means Electrelane would regroup and tour with them? We can only hope.

Dane said...

i loved 'em