Proper. - I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better (July 26th 2019) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Carrow, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Carrow

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    You might remember Brooklyn band Great Wight, who released the fantastic The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life at the start of 2018, then a few months down the road changed their name to Proper. - well, they're back, and surprise dropped their second album today following a couple of singles, one released as recently as last week.

    1. Reprise
    2. Curtain's Down! Throw in the Towel
    3. No Loitering
    4. Bragging Rights (feat. Willow Hawks)
    5. Trill Recognize Trill
    6. A$AP Rocky Type Beat
    7. New Years Resolutions
    8. IDFWA (Art School)
    9. Lime Green Jheri Curl
    10. Fucking Disgusting
    11. White Sheep
    12. Dekalb Ave
    13. Toby
    14. I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better

    Full stream - FFO Modern Baseball, Front Bottoms, Say Anything, The Wonder Years (come for the title reference, stay for the music). This is fucking amazing.
     
  2. Built to Fail

    You and me, twin firing machines.

    This album is downright incredible and it won't get the recognition it deserves for some time.
     
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  3. Built to Fail

    You and me, twin firing machines.

    Genuinely might be my record of the year so far. I will not let this thread be buried.
     
  4. troyplaysbass

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    The last song on this is so good and reminds me of my favorite moments on the early TWIABP albums.
     
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  5. Carrow Jul 26, 2019
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    Carrow

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    Lime Green Jheri Curl and White Sheep speak to me on a deep emotional level and I can relate to a lot of the experiences Erik's singing about on this thing. It's SO good.
     
  6. Yellowcard2006

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    Any band with a Wonder Years reference (in the title and track name no less) immediately gets my attention. Will listen later.
     
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  7. Anthony_ Jul 26, 2019
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    Anthony_

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    Is this band named after that Into It. Over It. album?
     
  8. Carrow

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    Not sure, they might be!
     
  9. Anthony_

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    Ah, gotcha. Just, wouldn't be great if they were, is why I asked.
     
  10. Carrow

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    Oh yeah, the whole IIOI situation and Evan being trash.
     
  11. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    my first listen of this was reallllll good.
     
  12. Anthony_

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    Yeah. The period in name leads me to believe that it is named after the IIOI album, too. I get that changing a band's name isn't the easiest thing in the world to do but I feel like it would be warranted following the all the stuff with Evan. Especially for a band like this that hasn't done much yet.
     
  13. Carrow

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    The irony being that they've already changed it.
     
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  14. 333 GANG

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    If it is named after Evan’s record, it’s a real bad look considering they changed their name to Proper. just last year.

    Seems likely it is considering TWY title reference. There was a lot of crossover between those two fanbases at one point.
     
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  15. Anthony_

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    When? Recently? Because if they changed it to Proper. after the Evan stuff happened that's also not great lol

    Oh wow. Yeah. Not good.
     
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  16. Carrow

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    Might just not be aware, it wasn't an especially high profile story. Or maybe it's an incorrect assumption about the name, could be either. And they changed it last April after originally being known as Great Wight.
     
  17. Anthony_

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    If it is a reference to the IIOI album, idk, anyone who's a big enough fan of an artist to name their own band after that artist's most popular record can't really use that excuse, you know?

    I don't know if it is for sure or not but if it is, I feel like they should know.
     
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  18. Snoblin

    Chaotic-Good Goblin Person Prestigious

    the period on the end makes me uncertain.

    ..Though, even if was only aware of the IIOI situation, I would avoid naming my band the same thing as what is arguably the most popular IIOI album..
     
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  19. 333 GANG

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    I asked them about it on Twitter. Will update if I get any response.
     
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  20. Carrow

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    I didn't think so either but there was a, now-clarified, possibility.
     
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  21. 333 GANG

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    There we go.
     
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  22. Carrow

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    Thanks for asking them!

    Right, so now we've cleared that up - everyone needs to hear this thing.
     
  23. 333 GANG

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    Of course!

    Just digging into this, but enjoying it a good amount so far.
     
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  24. Anthony_

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    Good enough for me, highly doubt they’d use stories of casual racism against them to deflect from having a problematic band name lol that would be truly reprehensible
     
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  25. marioeatworld

    Keep on moving. Busy street.

    I can't stop smiling while listening to this, it's such a breath of fresh air
     
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