RE: Anyone like the band Wheat? | from dcsJan 03 2003 - 08:58
Wheat is too good to be opening for Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Wheat is too good to be opening for Toad the Wet Sprocket.
For those of you on the eastern seaboard, Wheat will appear on
MIT Radio WMBR's Pipeline on Tuesday, January 7 at 9 pm. You can also listen online at http://wmbr.mit.edu/?p=listen
wheat are not an incredibly weak band, they piss from the highest height onto anything you could remotely attempt to do, so there !
( thats got 'im telt )
Oh ok ED...er, I mean Dad....take a joke mister will ya??
has anyone else heard of this great band, i think there called wheat ?
oh, ok eminem. Why don't drop the loser hiphop talk and go seek therapy.
why in the hell don't y'all go to the Wheat message board and talk about damn Wheat....this is for talkin smack about IDAHO damn it!!
dont talk about wheat then
i'm really tired of all this talk about WHEAT. IMHO, they are an incredibly WEAK band...
Oh yeah. Saw Wheat Friday night at TTTheBears (tell me that doesn't sound dirty), and they were great.
Not as good as the Idaho show in NYC, imo, but the music is good, they know how to sing, and they know how to play. Great combination, for sure.
Lone Pigeon is horrid, but Wheat is fantastic.
Two words: Talcum Powder
The first LP is just a warmup: wait til you hear the new one!! This boy nmeans business!!
Xuxan: don't all those leathers chaf when you are locked in battle??
Ed Harcourt is brilliant! His music is much different from Idaho and the other bands I usually listen to, but it's really growing on me. The second song on his CD is amazingly creative.
Oh yes, that they are. I forgot to add that "Per Second..." will make its overdue arrival this spring. Can't wait to hear it!
Off-topic: the new Sea & Cake's awfully good too.
Wheat are dead good:
'medeiros' and 'hope and adams' have been played to death on my stereo.
Good to hear they're still making records.
The latest from Ricky Brennan:
"Well we hope everyone had a pleasant T-day (those of you in the States, that is ... ) As we get into that time of year we want to wish all of you a pleasant and safe holiday season.
We have couple of exciting shows coming up in December, and are planning a US tour for February that should bring us to all of the major areas. We will let you all know as soon as we have dates confirmed. Here's where we will be this coming month:
TT the Bear's Place
with The Fly Seville and Burning Paris
New Years' Eve
with The Flaming Lips
As always we will keep you informed of any tour dates or other happenings that arise. 2003 is going to be a busy year for us ... we have some catching up to do. : )
Thank you for your support!"
i've been playing hope and adams a lot lately. it's a great record. i hope they get the new album out soon.
ed harcourt sounds ok on record, at least the few songs i've heard on radio, but he wasn't very good live. nothing that would make me want to see him again or buy his album.
and suede really are called london suede over there? strange.
Wheat - all good - no patchiness - waiting for the new one per second per second every second.
Ed Harcourt - gooood but not for everyone - kind of jeff buckley meets rufus wainright. Saw Ugly Cassanova live - pretty good but really not all that different from modest mouse in my humble opinion.
I'm glad the record is finally going to be released - even if they're playing on the farm team for Sony Music.
There are some new mp3s at
I heard Jon Brion's next record will come out on Aware as well, so that's 2 out of 5........
Hmmm: methinks Who's the one and someone with strengths are lush but the rest of Hope is a bit patchy. Anyone checked out Ed Harcourt or Lone Pidgeon or that modest mouse blokes solo album yet???
Just got this from Ricky Brennan:
"Finally, after months of uncertainty, we are pleased to announce that we will be signing with Aware Records
(http://www.awarerecords.com). With any luck, the new album, Per Second, Per Second Per Second Every Second will be released early next year. (Yes, we know that's still a long time from now, but please understand that these things take time) In the meantime, we are putting the finishing touches on the album, adding a few new tracks to it and
that sort of thing. In addition, we are considering doing touring in the fall, but nothing solid has been set up yet.
For a preview of what's to come, check out the Aware 9 compilation
(http://www.awarestore.com/display.cfm?PRODUCT_ID=2312" ), available now from Aware. The new song is called 'I Met A Girl.'"
This means they'll be labelmates with-- throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you don't care-- Five For Fighting, John Mayer and Train.
Susan, yeah the song "Girl Singer" is on Medeiros. And as I was listening to it last night, to me it almost sounds like they copped it from Skyscrape, but that too isn't exactly a bad thing. You can also download mp3's of an entire show they played in Cambridge MA in April at wheatmusic.com ---- a few of my personal faves are "Leslie West", "Summer" "Don't I hold you" and "who's the one" - I hope they come to Chicago in the near future!!!!
I know-- I can't wait to hear it either. According to the band's latest news update at wheatmusic.com, they're still in the process of reacquiring 'Per Second' from Nude: "In the meantime, we have begun recording new material, some of which may be added to 'Per Second,' and otherwise will likely be the beginnings of the fourth album, the idea being that if we can stockpile a load of material now, it won't take as long for the fourth album to come out as it has for the third. (Of course, 'Per Second' has been done for a year now)."
Hopefully they'll be able to get all this worked out before the end of the year. In the meantime, Wheat do have a song called "Test Tones (Demo For The Flaming Lips)" on Wishing Tree's second Amos House comp, which came out last summer.
Oh man, Wheat are great. And I don't
use that word lightly. Yes, there is
an Idaho vibe to some of their material,
especially from a chord progression standpoint.
But lyrically they're more straight-ahead.
Here's my Wheat story: I went to a
Pearl Jam show a year ago last September,
and I was just enthralled with Wheat at the time.
Before the show we had one of those
silly tailgate parties and naturally
I was blasting Hope and Adams on my
car stereo. At least a half-dozen hardcore
PJ fans wanted to know who it was,
what the record was called, and so on. My informal
survey of these rawkers made it clear that
it was the Wheat guitar sound that got them.
I'm champing at the bit about Per Second.
Any idea when it might come out?
I remember CMJ reviewing Medeiros and listing Idaho as one of the bands under RIYL (recommended if you like). It's nice to see bands do their own album artwork. The tin packaging version of Medeiros is cool. Seeing Ryan Adams at that Wheat show at the Knitting Factory LA was weird.
i've only heard hope & adams. i like it.
You're talking about Medeiros, right? I never heard that one-- I was first attuned to Wheat when 'Hope and Adams' came out, which is *amazing*. They signed with Nude Records in the UK last fall (which made 'em labelmates with Black Box Recorder and the London Suede), and the label unfortunately went under not long after that. Wheat have a new album called 'Per Second Per Second Per Second Every Second' which they're in the process of extracting from the Nude rubble. They're saying that by the time that happens they might have its follow-up in the can! Which wouldn't exactly be a bad thing...
I think alot of Idaho fans would really like Wheat. There's a song called Girl Singer on their 1st record that kinda reminds me of Idaho's Skyscrape.
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