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JEFF TWEEDY

Message  Hugues le Lun 2 Oct - 22:49

DVD de Tweedy (en solo sur scène)

là, j'ignore si c'est multizone ou quoi, j'ai pas encore pris le temps de m'informer...

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Message  Hugues le Sam 28 Juil - 13:15


“I’m probably the only person that wanted to be a rock critic and failed at it and started a band,” says Jeff Tweedy, lead singer of the Chicago group Wilco.

JEFF TWEEDY, 39, is the lyricist, lead singer and guitarist of the Chicago rock band Wilco. In the last decade, as it has shifted from alt-country to rock, Wilco has built a devoted fan base. This spring its sixth studio album, “Sky Blue Sky” (Nonesuch), had a strong debut, ranking No. 4 on the Billboard charts the week of its release. Mr. Tweedy recently took a brief break from touring Europe, the West Coast and the Midwest to talk to Winter Miller. “I’m probably the only person that wanted to be a rock critic and failed at it and started a band,” he said. As he coasted along Montrose Avenue in Chicago, Mr. Tweedy shared what he’s been listening to and why.



DR. DOG We All Belong (sorti le 27 février 2007)

Almost everything about Dr. Dog and the way they sound draws on my favorite stuff on earth. They’ve got elements of the Band, the Beatles, the Beach Boys — all the bands that begin with B. This record sounds really mature and accomplished. I was astonished when I heard We All Belong (Park the Van). They’re very irreverent, but they’ve really studied their stuff. They’re a working band. They sing out, they sing with gusto, which isn’t something that I hear a lot these days, especially in younger bands. They sound like real singers, people that really love to sing, as opposed to people that you kind of wonder why they’re singing. Maybe I fall into that category sometimes. There’s a certain drunkenness to their music that I usually find unappealing in other bands, but it’s contagious the way they do it.



GRIZZLY BEAR Yellow House (sorti en 2006)

I read a lot about this band but resisted based on the snide expression on a couple of their faces in a magazine. I can’t get past those first impressions easily. There’s so much music to listen to, so you narrow it down any way you can. I’ve missed out on a lot of stuff (probably based on arbitrary facial displeasure). They make really beautiful, evocative music that has a gauzy fuzziness to it; you can’t accurately pinpoint their place in time. Their music is like a painting by Monet; there’s something soft about it. There’s an awesome piano sound throughout the record. The Yellow House (Warp) reminds me of being in my old bedroom at my parents’ house, feeling sort of a blissful loneliness. I like records that have their own internal logic, their own universe. This feels like a fully formed world, a real place that I’m not a part of but I get to visit.



BATTLES Mirrored (sorti en mars 2007)

If I’m going to listen to math rock, I want it to have a pedigree. I don’t put much stock in classifications, but all these guys have been in math-rock bands so it’s a math-rock supergroup. Mirrored (Warp) is music that sounds like you have to be really smart to remember how to play it. A lot of counting, odd time signatures, odd lengths of measures. It requires the ability to count out a lot of musical subdivisions. I recommend the video of the song “Atlas.” It’s really smart dance music. I don’t tend to dance, so I enjoy listening to the technical side of what they’re doing. A lot of music classified as math rock is maybe cold and technical. But this record has a sense of excitement and whimsy that contrasts in an intriguing way with how regimented the rhythm has to be.



A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (sorti le 20 juillet 2004)

I followed this band because Jeremy Barnes used to be in a band called Neutral Milk Hotel, and I loved their records. This group has made at least one or two other records. A Hawk and a Hacksaw (Leaf) was a collaboration with the Hun Hangár Ensemble. It has a cymbalon, which is like a piano played like a hammered dulcimer. I actually bought a cymbalon in Hamburg, Germany, on tour and had to find a way to ship it back home. It has a broken string, so we’re still looking for someone who could repair it. I listen to a lot of folk music from around the world. I don’t know the background of everyone in this group, but the music has a freshness to it. Just love that cymbalon, can’t get enough of it.



PANDA BEAR Person Pitch (sorti le 20 mars 2007)

It’s hard to get any biographical information straight about Panda Bear and the rest of the guys in the band Animal Collective, so I don’t know much other than the records. I did see Animal Collective once a few years ago and was pretty astonished at how great they were and how powerfully lost they would get in everything they were doing. It was inspiring, one of the more memorable shows I’ve seen in the last five years. Panda Bear (I still have trouble saying the name seriously) has made a beautiful record. There’s some sort of internal logic to Person Pitch (Paw Tracks) that you only experience by listening to it. The easy critical shorthand to describe it is a Brian Wilson-Phil Spector-influenced wall of sound, but it’s much more trance inducing than those polished pop nuggets. It’s more like girl-group music or Beach Boys music as meditative, droning mantras. It’s a fantastic record.


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Message  Hugues le Sam 28 Juil - 13:21

Ci-dessus Jeff Tweedy nous fait part de ce qu'il écoute en ce moment, et explique pourquoi il aime ces groupes et ces disques.

Je n'avais jamais entendu parler d'eux et suis allé écouter des extraits: ils m'ont tous impressionné, et je pèse mes mots. J'ai l'impression que Tweedy et moi avons les mêmes goûts, ou les mêmes oreilles! (ça n'arrive pas souvent, quand même, d'être emballé par 4 recommandations sur 5 faites par quelqu'un).

J'ai donc acheté ces disques de Dr Dog, Grizzly Bear, Battles. Particulièrement séduit par Dr Dog, j'ai aussi acheté le précédent du groupe (ils en ont fait deux). Pour A Hawk and a Hacksaw, j'ai choisi un autre disque (The Day the Wind Blows). Par contre je n'ai pas été totalement convaincu par Panda Bear.

En tout cas, que du neuf, et je crois que mes oreilles vont se régaler le mois prochain. J'ai déjà reçu le Yellow House de Grizzly Bear ce matin. Je vous dirai ce que j'en pense.


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