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Subject: Info on 'Lilys' albums
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From: [email protected] (Mark Garvin)
Date: 1997/10/10

I just heard a track by the Lilys called 'Hermit Crab'. I'd like to find out if the rest of "Eccsame: the Photon Band" is similar to that particular track.

I've heard that their other CD's are very different. True? Anything else similar to "Hermit Crab"? (I guess I liked it).
MG

From: [email protected] (Mark Garvin)
Date: 1997/10/16

In [email protected] (Mark Garvin) writes:

>I just heard a track by the Lilys called 'Hermit Crab'. I'd like to >find out if the rest of "Eccsame: the Photon Band" is similar to that >particular track.

>I've heard that their other CD's are very different. True? Anything >else similar to "Hermit Crab"? (I guess I liked it).

OK...no response yet. I'll try this again in case anyone has heard the Lilys.

Actually I have heard part of an EP that came out after "...Photon Band" and it was completely different (I didn't particularly care for it).

Has anyone heard their "Photon Band" CD? Comments?
MG

From: [email protected] (Bobby Tendinitis)
Date: 1997/10/16

I attribute the following post to [email protected] (Mark Garvin):

>Actually I have heard part of an EP that came out after "...Photon Band" >and it was completely different (I didn't particularly care for it).

OK, here we go.

The Lilys are always Kurt Heasley, with a revolving cast of backup musicians. The first Lilys album, whose title I can't remember now, was gorgeous (albeit amateurish) MBV-inspired Ameri-shoegaze. Not quite as "quirky" as the Swirlies, but not nearly as atmospheric as the original MBV.

Next up came "A Brief History Of Amazing Letdowns" - a 10" EP featuring a completely different style- their take on Byrdsian pop.

Around this time, Kurt was living in Glenside, and was actually practicing with two girls that I sort of knew. They were quite serious about becoming the next version of the Lilys. That's when Kurt picked up an Apples in Stereo record. The next week, he was on a plane to Denver, Colorado.

"Eccsame" followed next, and featured a little more Beatle-inspired works than before. Still poppy, but a definite progression forward from all the other releases so far. I personally didn't like this album too much.

"Better Can't Make Your Life Better" is the most recent, available on Che. The band, as always, is the furthest from their first album on this one. This is compete 1967 psychedelic pop. You'd swear that Kurt sat there and only played instruments made before the 60's, used recording equipment from that time period, etc. They pull it off almost too well.

Well, that's that.

From: [email protected] (Wordydiva)
Date: 1997/10/17

>"Better Can't Make Your Life Better" is the most recent, available on Che. >The band, >as always, is the furthest from their first album on this one. This is >compete 1967 >psychedelic pop. You'd swear that Kurt sat there and only played instruments >made >before the 60's, used recording equipment from that time period, etc. They >pull it >off almost too well.

And let us not forget the EP released on Primary/che this past spring, "Services (For The Soon To Be Departed)". Sounds like the aforementioned, only it would have been the perfect soundtrack to "Austin Powers" -- thoroughly timewarped, yet thoroughly modern at the same time.
Lisa

From: [email protected] (Shoegaze99)
Date: 1997/10/17

>>"Better Can't Make Your Life Better" is the most recent, available on Che. >>The band, >>as always, is the furthest from their first album on this one. This is >>compete 1967 >>psychedelic pop. You'd swear that Kurt sat there and only played >instruments >>made >>before the 60's, used recording equipment from that time period, etc. They >>pull it >>off almost too well. >

>And let us not forget the EP released on Primary/che this past spring, > "Services (For The Soon To Be Departed)". Sounds like the aforementioned, >only > it would have been the perfect soundtrack to "Austin Powers" -- thoroughly > timewarped, yet thoroughly modern at the same time.

Well, here is a good place for me to push my nose in. To get all the Lilys info you could possible want, try clicking the link in my sig file. It will pretty much cover every Lilys release there is, as well as letting you know about the TWO pending Lilys releases, and covering some stuff that was never officially released.

Enjoy, and dammit, LISTEN TO LILYS!!!

From: [email protected] (Bobby Tendinitis)
Date: 1997/10/18

I attribute the following post to [email protected] (Shoegaze99):

>Well, here is a good place for me to push my nose in. To get all the Lilys > info you could possible want, try clicking the link in my sig file. It will > pretty much cover every Lilys release there is, as well as letting you know > about the TWO pending Lilys releases, and covering some stuff that was never > officially released.

Would that include this supposed 12" ep for Darla's "Bliss Out" series? Any idea what the deal with that is? I haven't talked to James in a while, but I kept meaning to ask him.

From: [email protected] (Shoegaze99)
Date: 1997/10/18

[email protected] (Bobby Tendinitis) writes:

>I attribute the following post to [email protected] (Shoegaze99): >

>>Well, here is a good place for me to push my nose in. To get all the Lilys >> info you could possible want, try clicking the link in my sig file. It >will >> pretty much cover every Lilys release there is, as well as letting you know >> about the TWO pending Lilys releases, and covering some stuff that was >never >> officially released. >

>Would that include this supposed 12" ep for Darla's "Bliss Out" series? Any >idea >what the deal with that is?

Yeah, that Bliss Out release is due out this month, though there was some talk of moving it from Vol. 10 to Vol. 11...so far that hasn't happened yet. It is unknown exactly how it will sound, though I imagine it will be a Moog orientated work, reminicient (?) of the Icy Water, Water Everywhere track from the Services EP.

They are also in the studio at this very moment recording a new album for Discovery records. It is unknown whether they are officially gone from Che's roster, though with the $$$ troubles they had with Che, it wouldn't be surprising.

From: [email protected] (Wordydiva)
Date: 1997/10/20

>Yeah, that Bliss Out release is due out this month, though there was some >talk > of moving it from Vol. 10 to Vol. 11...so far that hasn't happened yet.

Didn't see it on Darla's most recent list of titles shipping to distributors in the semi-near future. Maybe November/early December?

From: [email protected] (Shoegaze99)
Date: 1997/10/20

[email protected] (Wordydiva) writes:
> >>Yeah, that Bliss Out release is due out this month, though there was some >>talk >> of moving it from Vol. 10 to Vol. 11...so far that hasn't happened yet. > >Didn't see it on Darla's most recent list of titles shipping to distributors >in > the semi-near future. Maybe November/early December?

Bad news guys...I have received word from a person "in the know" that the Darla release will NOT be happening. Some sort of contractual dispute, it seems. I later verified this information with people at Darla Records, as well as a few other sources close to the band.

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