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Favorite new song on "Ultimatum"?

The Commander Thinks Aloud
5
21%
Ultimatum
7
29%
Everything is Talking
5
21%
Delicate Hands
7
29%
 
Total votes: 24

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Here is where we fawn over the new EP

Postby MrBlueSky » Sun Oct 23, 2005 5:58 am

It's gorgeous. "Delicate Hands" is easily my favorite.

I agree with the reviewer who called it "autumnal." I can't think of another group of music that I can strongly associate with a season (except, you know, Vivaldi), but this EP seems to capture the tartest of seasons. I'm glad I paid extra for the shipping - it arrived just in time.

Clearly, the world is itching for a Long Winters album.

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Postby Liesbeth » Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:15 am

Funny, I really feel that John Vanderslice is winter music, and I haven't played Sufjan Stevens or Great Lake Swimmers all summer. For me artists are often linked to a season - although basically it's spring/summer vs autumn/winter.
I'm camping under my letterbox, although I have heard almost every song on the ep from different sources, I'm curious what the whole EP will do for me - not entirely sure if it can still feel as a unity.

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Postby Laura Suzanne » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:05 am

I actually associate TLW with Summer -- or at leat TWYCDIS
and WIPTF -- because I started listening to them in Summer,
driving around ln my little black Jetta, drinking cherry lime
Mister Misty. Or at least the second part was suggested to
me. But, I think it could be said that Ultimatum is Autumn
music.

For me, Fall is all about Eels.

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Postby chelsea » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:40 am

while i think i'll end up associating the "ultimatum" EP with autumn, i have a very, very strong association with WIPTF and spring. i got it in spring, listened to it a ton during the spring, and it just sounds like...sunshine to me. a bit cheesy, i know, but it's true.

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Re: Here is where we fawn over the new EP

Postby Unremarkable » Sun Oct 23, 2005 11:26 pm

MrBlueSky wrote:It's gorgeous. "Delicate Hands" is easily my favorite.


Agreed.

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Postby the new girl » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:08 am

I may have to change my vote...originally I went with Ultimatium, just because there's something about that song that really, really hits a chord with me (probably the bits with the 'I miss you, but don't say your in love with me' theme...story of my life). Now I can't stop humming Delicate Hands everywhere I go, so it's a toss-up.

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to swim the mister misty sea and cease the mister mystery

Postby meg » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:57 pm

Laura Suzanne wrote:driving around ln my little black Jetta, drinking cherry lime
Mister Misty.


Mister Misty?

Cherry lime?

You kids and your fads.

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he ended up sad

Postby Flyn » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:09 pm

I don't know if I'll ever forgive Dairy Queen for their discontinuation of the Nerds Blizzard.

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Postby Laura Suzanne » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:35 pm

I could forgive DQ for a lot,
so long as they keep me porky.

But, seriously, can we talk for
just a minute about how delicious
mint oreo Blizzards are?

...Almost as delicious as that
new EP that's out from that
one band we all sort of dig...

Sort of.

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Postby chelsea » Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:43 pm

Laura Suzanne wrote:But, seriously, can we talk for
just a minute about how delicious
mint oreo Blizzards are?


as delicious as reese's peanut butter cup blizzards? i doubt it.

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Postby Laura Suzanne » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:52 am

Hey now, there is room enough for all of us here! =]

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Postby No You Are » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:37 am

Throughout my high school years, I worked at a Dairy Queen.

Ever heard of a Blue Dew? It's a Dairy Queen Insider...

Mr. Misty Ice
Blue Raz Flava
Soft Serve
Mt. Dew

Mix it all up like a blizzard. Sounds like crap, tastes like a cool summer breeze.

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Postby Karousme » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:38 pm

I probably put away two large Cherry-Lime Mr. Mistys a day back in my teenage years. Back when they were $1.10 and my friend and I didn't get a nasty glare for coming in so many times a day.

But yeah Ultimatum... good stuff

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tough vote

Postby BlanketHog » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:40 am

i really like all the new songs...especially the ultimatum acoustic live version. probably would have voted for that. although delicate hands is a beautiful song....

and the commander thinks aloud is an amazing song

overall, the EP reminded me that TLW are my favorite band!!

BH

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Postby Betty Felon » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:39 am

I am about five seconds away from downloading this from itunes (knowing full well that I will also order a hard copy.)

I am internet jealous of all of you.

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:40 am

Everything is talking! To me that's the standout track, on an ep of amazing songs. Just something about it.

I used to love the cookie dough blizzards, until the straberry cheesequake came along. Good. Sweet. Jesus.

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Postby Laura Suzanne » Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:56 am

For some reason I'm not nearly so drawn to Everything Is Talking
as any of the other tracks. I'm not sure what it is.

I also really like Blizzards involving coffee and brownies. Perhaps
some fudge.

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Postby Liesbeth » Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:50 am

I have formed myself an opinion, and voted for Everything is talking. Which is slightly odd, because it wouldn't rank among my favourite LW songs (yet), and both Ultimatum and The Commander do. I guess it has to do with it being the only song I didn't know yet, so I keep jumping to it when I put the cd in the player.

I must say that this song is on the very edge of being too much - just a bit more of that vocal synth, just a tad more drama in the oohs and aahs and it would have gone over that thin line and into the land of tacky. But god, the bassline, the guitar fills, the combination of weird electronic sounds and lush acoustic ones, and the great lyrics are enough for me to play this on repeat.

I like this version of The Commander better than the Future Sound one, I've always felt the break messed with the flow of the song. And Ultimatum, ah, Ultimatum... Delicate Hands is least favourite, but that might have to do with the other songs being so strong.

I really like to hear this solo version of Bride & Bridle. Somehow though, this version of solo Ultimatum doesn't grab me the way the recordings from KEXP in December 2004 and live at the Croc in Nov 2004 do.

Finally, I think we have to fawn more over the artwork, it's so beautiful. I bet it accounts for a lot of the autumnal feeling, if there had been icebergs on the sleeve it might have felt wintery.

Okay, my two cents, now I'll go back to my usual non-analysing gushing fanhood. Have I ever said how much I love this band?

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Postby BlanketHog » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:14 am

I'd like to change my vote to The Commander Thinks Aloud

what a GREAT song

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Postby philistien » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:52 pm

*clears throat* hello all! i've been hanging around here far too long without saying anything about the illustrious long winters. so it's time to come out of hiding. i (finally) got the ep and i love it with a passion. so this was the best time i could think of to say hello. so hello! and the long winters are amazing. and based on my listening only today, i'm gonna say delicate hands is my favorite.


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