Shoutbox

  • StDionysus

    this shoutbox is why bands shouldn't lend their music out to products.

    April 2010
  • marisela_

    @JonRobson91 .... WHO CARES? if you listen to them it should be because you like their sound, not because you're a "mainstream fag". What gives you more right than someone who found them because of the trailer...? The Beatles are the most famous band if the world, if I listen to them, will I be a "mainstream fag"? No, I'm just going to be someone who listens to great music ;)

    April 2010
  • vacantwinterday

    I'm happy about the exposure he's getting because of the trailer. Not the best way to discover Sun Kil Moon... but either way, music this good deserves more attention.

    April 2010
  • wahdiohead

    I heard about Gears of War through Sun Kil Moon!!!!! !1111

    April 2010
  • catachresistant

    I was going to mock deathorse's shout, but then I realised that it mocked itself.

    April 2010
  • Deathorse

    Lol @ all the mainstream kids discovering another band because of a Gears of War trailer.

    April 2010
  • T0mmyGun545

    I think it's pretty cool the band are getting this kind of attention.

    April 2010
  • killface5

    i discovered them from the gow3 trailer too, and i'm glad i did. they're really good!

    April 2010
  • jangbanger

    haha so funny how many people are discovering this band cause of the new GOW3 trailer.

    April 2010
  • pooon

    Heron Blue isn't in the top 15 most listened. How long will that last.

    April 2010
  • van-schneider

    only listened to Heron Blue so far, (just watched the GOW3 trailer) but this is wonderful so far. Kudos to the GOW marketing team for using some thoughtful, well written music instead of some generic "epic" song, i wouldn't have found these guys otherwise.

    April 2010
  • DanielREBarrett

    Found them from the Gears Trailer and am so happy about it, their music is amazing!

    April 2010
  • Agent1337

    inb4 1000 comments of ZOMG HERON BLUE GOW3 FOR REELZ

    April 2010
  • Fantje92

    omg, discovered the band through GoW3 trailer too, now I'm quite addicted to them. All their songs are brilliant!

    April 2010
  • AnnoyingChild

    lol me too, I love Heron Blue!

    April 2010
  • Ronnie11

    heard it for the first time in the gear of war 3 trailer... its awesome

    April 2010
  • Th3_Skyliner

    Here's a money shot for Sun Kill Mooon then. EPIC Game literally advertised this band across the planet! I mean, they make good music, so it's not a bad thing.

    April 2010
  • danielforster

    it suits the trailer so i don't see the problem.

    April 2010
  • debaser__

    Ugh I can't believe Sun Kil Moon were in the Gears of War 3 trailer. Fucking retarded. Whenever I hear Mark Kozelek, the first thing I think is CHAINSAW GUNS.

    April 2010
  • nicoinfurs

    Lol I was so surprised when I saw the GoW3 trailer. I don't know what to think.

    April 2010
  • triprotic

    Just saw the Gears of War 3 trailer too, great song by Sun Kil Moon, will have to investigate their music more.

    April 2010
  • antiquetiger

    Epic certainly does know how to advertise, and hopefully Sun Kill Moon will gain more, deserved, attention because of it.

    April 2010
  • georgiadawg1014

    Just saw the trailer for Gears of War 3, and it had "Heron Blue" playing in it. Very haunting song. A shame there aren't any full tracks to listen yet. I'm intrigued.

    April 2010
  • HomeSafe

    words can't describe the greatness of Mark Kozelek. thats not a cheap cliche on my part, just pure honesty!

    March 2010
  • jp_smartins

    Carry me Ohio... : -/

    March 2010
  • Corblimeyguvnor

    http://www.last.fm/music/Red+House+Painters/+images/42575165

    February 2010
  • Corblimeyguvnor

    New pic: http://www.last.fm/music/Red+House+Painters/+images/42527421

    February 2010
  • nicoinfurs

    Now why did you have to do that?

    February 2010
  • nicoinfurs

    April is such a landmark of an album. It's almost 2 years since it's been released and I've been listening to it ever since. I think it's still my best cd purchase ever.

    February 2010
  • wal-in-space

    check out my band!! hope u like it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOPRmEh441E

    February 2010
  • Psycho_555

    kill me soon

    February 2010
  • skinnedteeen

    ghost of great highway is sososo good, glenn tipton will never get old.

    January 2010
  • EraserKid

    why can't I love both Sun kil Moon and Modest Mouse? :(

    January 2010
  • spilled_milk

    <3

    January 2010
  • beigeflag

    We hate you too spilled_milk.

    January 2010
  • spilled_milk

    I hate you all

    January 2010
  • donkeydoo

    @Hinduwall. I agree with you about the voice being an instrument that can have an important effect, but it is only one section of a song. The main bit in my opinion is the composition that took planning in one person's mind or a group's. That's really the main artistic/creative element. The performance is secondary IMO. It's not worthless, far form it, but 2ndary. I repeat that I only said I give covers less credit, not no credit. And comparing the two versions of Tiny Cities. This song kinda explains my point about the lyrics working with Isaac's voice. All the lyrics are written with that tongue and cheek that he pulls of in the vocals well because he wrote it.

    January 2010
  • HinduWall

    @donkeydoo: Any partiality you have is an opinion, not a universal truth on the integrity of covers. Consider, for example, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's popular version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" -- just as, if not more, resonant. I agree with the plastic-pop musicians part, although remember that the human voice is an instrument; even if the singer does not write the vocal line, there is still much liberty they may take in the tone, expression, delivery and overall feeling. This is why I consider Patsy Cline a good 'artist,' although she wrote nothing of her songs - a vested, powerful singer can easily change a passé song into a relevant one. And lastly, there are plenty of radical differences between these covers and their originals. Your reasoning there is a little oversimplified. Compare the two versions of "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" and tell me that the two don't strike completely different chords.

    January 2010
  • catachresistant

    "Firstly there's only so much credit you can give to covered music. No matter what, cover songs don't have as much of a personal touch that is specific to the artist who wrote them. It's one of the mains reasons I don't rate plastic-pop musicians because they have no creative talent in that they can't write music/lyrics." Yawn.

    January 2010
  • donkeydoo

    I feel like I have to defend Modest Mouse here. Firstly there's only so much credit you can give to covered music. No matter what, cover songs don't have as much of a personal touch that is specific to the artist who wrote them. It's one of the mains reasons I don't rate plastic-pop musicians because they have no creative talent in that they can't write music/lyrics. All that aside, the only difference between tiny cities and MM is that Sun put slightly different acoustic melodies to the original songs. I'm just gonna ignore the guy who thinks that MM's only good song is float on. Lol. That's not even just a difference of taste, it's just total ignorance. Anyway, on a personal level, I much prefer the originals although tiny cities is good to listen to once in a while. The reason being that I find Isaac's lyrics and style fit the subtle wordplays and metaphors in the songs.

    January 2010
  • Kashmir09

    yeah really...album rules

    January 2010
  • pianistman1337

    why doesn't last.fm have "april"?

    December 2009
  • DaveSarge

    Ok, I'll come in with the final say here: Modest Mouse aren't a bad band and have done some decent stuff, but Sun Kil Moon (and Mark Kozelek in general) makes better music and, therefore, the Tiny Cities cd is better than the original versions.

    December 2009
  • jessjess3

    Modest Mouse is great, no way do they "fucking suck" Sun Kil Moon's versions of their songs are great, but the originals are amazing as well

    December 2009
  • rasputinarian

    retard

    December 2009
  • CaptainGaylord

    what the fuck do you mean, "what the fuck do you mean"?

    December 2009
  • LePlatypope

    Modest Mouse fuckin' sucks. Save for Float On. But that song's only good because it was playing in a cop's car one time I got arrested.

    December 2009
  • catachresistant

    Basically, you're wrong.

    December 2009
  • Happy_Old_Crow

    "what the fuck do you mean, "could have"?" Well, for starters, they weren't. Then, when you take into account how possible it was for them to be good, being Modest Mouse plus Sun Kil Moon, it's quite easy to understand.

    December 2009
  • Slaky311

    I love this stuff. All of it. Sun Kil Moon's music is from a dream world where everything is in sepia. There's never any doubt what you're listening to the moment you hear.

    December 2009