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Post by fortysixand2 » Tue May 19, 2015 1:20 am

Part 2 of Failure's in-studio diary for 'The Heart is a Monster' + more tour dates

Jul 02 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
Jul 03 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Jul 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul 05 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
Jul 07 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion Amphitheatre
Jul 08 - Lansing, MI - Common Ground Festival
Jul 09 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
Jul 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Jul 12 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul 14 - Quebec City, QC - Quebec City International Summer Festival
Jul 16 - Portland, ME - Asylum
Jul 17 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theatre
Jul 21 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
Aug 08 - Atlanta, GA - The Wrecking Ball

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Re: Failure

Post by petemasterpete » Tue May 19, 2015 9:15 am

Pretty bummed I'll just miss them ... I fly back to Oz from B-lo the day before they hit Syracuse, granted I'll have pretty solid schedule while back and would be unlikely to make it to a gig anyhow ... On the bright side, they intend to hit Oz soon, so unless I move to Adelaide in the next six months or so, my chances are pretty good at catching them in the near future.
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Re: Failure

Post by Kittaan » Tue May 19, 2015 2:39 pm

Ouch. That wasn't nice.
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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Tue May 19, 2015 4:53 pm

They killed it at Cinquanta last year. Riot Fest was ok but it was cold, rainy and miserable so I'm looking forward to seeing a proper headlining show with new material.

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Re: Failure

Post by petemasterpete » Thu May 21, 2015 2:29 am

Naattik wrote:Ouch. That wasn't nice.
Sometimes the truth hurts

but staying on topic, I'm looking forward to there new record ... personally, apart from FNM, there's probably not another band I'd have preferred to see reunite
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Re: Failure

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Re: Failure

Post by ATARI » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:12 pm

looks like a couple of those dates are with Jane's Addiction, which as long as they stick to old material would be interesting to see as well.

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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:13 pm

More tour dates added.

Jul 02 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
Jul 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul 05 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop %
Jul 07 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion Amphitheatre $
Jul 08 - Lansing, MI - Common Ground Festival
Jul 09 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre %
Jul 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE $
Jul 12 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul 14 - Quebec City, QC - Quebec City International Summer Festival
Jul 16 - Portland, ME - Asylum %
Jul 17 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theatre %
Jul 18 - Westbury, NY - The Space at Westbury %
Jul 21 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley %
Jul 23 - New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans %
Jul 25 - Austin, TX - Emo's %
Aug 07 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Aug 08 - Atlanta, GA - The Wrecking Ball
Aug 09 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre #
Aug 11 - Washington, DC - 930 Club #
Aug 13 - New York , NY - Webster Hall #
Aug 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory #
Aug 15 - Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub #
Aug 18 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
Aug 21 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Oct 25 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival

% w/ Queen Kwong
$ w/ Jane's Addiction
# w/ HUM

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Re: Failure

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:17 pm

Don't mow your lawn

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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:11 pm

The new album scored 9 out of 10 from AlternativeNation.

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Re: Failure

Post by petemasterpete » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:53 am

fortysixand2 wrote:The new album scored 9 out of 10 from AlternativeNation.
thats pretty damn bold, considering that's about how I'd score fantastic planet as one of my all-time faves
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Re: Failure

Post by nxrm » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:20 pm

EW is streaming the new album here: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/18/st ... -a-monster

Just finishing up my first listen: it's dense.

I'm enjoying "Hot Traveler" and "Mulholland Drive" even more in the context of the whole album.

The version of "The Focus" on the album is different than the one they previously released (https://failureband.bandcamp.com/track/the-focus). After a few listens I definitely prefer the updated version.

*edit*

And now having listened to the album a few times, I think it's good. Not great, but good.

Stand out tracks are "Snow Angel," "Counterfeit Sky," "Come Crashing," and "I Can See Houses."
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Re: Failure

Post by hellboy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:53 am

AJ from Soundwave tweeted a couple of things about Failure this afternoon, so I'd say you can pretty much lock them into Soundwave 2016.

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Re: Failure

Post by Calfium Jay » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:15 pm

fortysixand2 wrote:The new album scored 9 out of 10 from AlternativeNation.

:lol:


Failure are the lite beer equivalent of Stone Temple Pilots.

And I hate lite beer. AND Stone Temple Pilots.
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Re: Failure

Post by hellboy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:37 am

They're really nothing like Stone Temple Pilots. I doubt you even listened to it. Let's keep the trolling for other threads please.

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Re: Failure

Post by nxrm » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:21 am

I saw Failure perform in store at Amoeba Records in Hollywood tonight. They were incredible, and now I'm hoping they play a full show somewhere nearby.

This was the first time I've ever seen them live and even though I think "Fantastic Planet" is great, I wasn't really interested in checking them out before. That's definitely changed after tonight, and I won't skip a chance to see them again now.

They played: Hot Traveller, A.M. Amnesia, Smoking Umbrellas, Otherwhere, Another Space Song, and Screen Man.

If you like their tunes and have a chance to see them, don't hesitate to do so.
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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:03 pm

I love the new album! My favorite track is 'Petting the Carpet.' I'll be seeing these guys in August. Tickets for the show are $18. It's like a sore peter, you can't beat it!

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Re: Failure

Post by Bill Hilly » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:18 pm

Yeah. Petting the Carpet is my favorite as well. It has that Smoking Umbrellas feel to it. I got to catch them live last summer and they sounded fantastic.

I was just doing some research and it appears that Petting the Carpet was actually a Comfort outtake. That makes sense as it definitely has that 90s feel to it.
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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:24 pm

Failure's performance at Summerfest will be streamed live tonight at 9 pm EST.
http://www.nowlive.com/event/5581fd56135727266b3b7148

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Re: Failure

Post by fortysixand2 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:54 pm

New tour dates just announced:
Aug 19 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall
Aug 23 - Lincoln, NE - The Bourbon Theater
Aug 25 - Denver, CO - The Summit
Aug 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Aug 28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Aug 29 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Aug 31 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

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Re: Failure

Post by Bill Hilly » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:41 pm

After giving this record a few more listens, I've concluded that it's the best album I have heard this year. I give it a solid 9, just below Fantastic Planet.
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Re: Failure

Post by petemasterpete » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:50 am

Bill Hilly wrote:After giving this record a few more listens, I've concluded that it's the best album I have heard this year. I give it a solid 9, just below Fantastic Planet.
I agree with all of this

A "reunion" album that sounds like they'd never gone away so much as they were before their time by a long shot.

They should be proud of this record and are deserving of all of the hype.
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Re: Failure

Post by Calfium Jay » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:29 am

What the?!?

In all seriousness.....I mean, really?!? Such high praise for something so....BLAND and pedestrian. I don't understand the positive vibe these guys are generating here. Having listened all the way through TWICE, to make certain I'm not just being a negative, closed minded stick in the mud....I'd say it's like getting excited over coffee cake or brown suede.
You guys are head scratchingly frustrating when it comes to stuff like this.
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Re: Failure

Post by Bill Hilly » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:47 pm

I can't take you serious after comparing Failure to Stone Temple Pilots. Stick to snooker.
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Re: Failure

Post by Calfium Jay » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:05 pm

Here's a hint: they're both bland, predictable and formulaic - mildly edgy adult contemporary rock.

Better?
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