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the world may be cruel [04 Jun 2007|09:24pm]

who else called in to sing on the new album?
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rare les savy fav singles. complete your collection [19 Apr 2007|09:40pm]


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[26 Nov 2006|02:55am]

sooooo i have 2 new tracks
they sound pretty awesome
i was afraid they broke up
i was wrong
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wtf [19 Aug 2005|11:29pm]

ok, so i'm a dumbass and the show on friday is sold out.

but what is up with this??


who says "LES and TAN"? is that the new thing the kids are saying now?

so here's where i email the band and beg and plead with them to get in...
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[15 Jul 2005|02:40pm]

Hey guys, I started a new journal that's devoted to my latest musical finds. Every day (hopefully), with the help of yousendit.com, I'm going to post a new song I've fallen madly in love with. Basically, if you're down to sample new music that at least one person finds mesmerizing, you should definitely check it out.


Apologies for the cross-posting madness if you share membership to many similar communities as me (but hey, isn't that a sign you'll probably dig the stuff?)
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The Fav are playing the Pitchfork festival in chicago [16 May 2005|05:16pm]

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tell me [28 Apr 2005|09:23pm]

I listened to them for the first time in a long time. Since my burned cd is scratched i never pull it out because of the annoyance of skipping. BUT i was so much in teh mood. And, just now, i realized Les Savy Fav was the very first headliner band i ever saw at a show.
When are they touring or are they? I haven't kept up with anything so i havent paid attention.
k bye
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Les Savy Fav Old OOP7" Inches Reprobates Resume#edition [25 Apr 2005|03:46pm]

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[23 Apr 2005|09:36pm]

Hello, Anyone interested in buying Les Savy Favs Reprobate's Resume b/w No Sleeves 7"? This is on X-mist records and is numbered 29/500. I'll take the best offer I suppose...
email me: if you need to isdeadxcore@yahoo.com

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[27 Mar 2005|10:54am]

If you guys are egging for something in the form of a fix to mend what the LSF hiatus has done for you, I have a band for you....

A Trillion Barnacle Lapse


Check out their samples. I think they're also from Rhode Island. Otherwise, think of LSF, more lo-fi, and more synthesizer-friendly.

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IMPORTANT. [16 Mar 2005|07:27pm]


Please please please sign this asap.
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Oi [28 Feb 2005|02:28pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Are you in?

If you guys like music, you should join this new community :-D
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i doubt, but i hope. [14 Feb 2005|03:38pm]

does anyone have Les Savy Fav - Our Coastal Hymn 7", they want to sell?

or any other 7"'s they want to sell?
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[14 Feb 2005|05:19pm]
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some fkr news [03 Jan 2005|01:36am]

frenchkiss has a new site it seems, some random news for you all:

Finally, we will have the last Les Savy Fav 7" from the Inches collection this week! The fine lads over at Monitor just finished them and are shipping us a limited amount this week. This is the first place to get them as it will not be in stores till January '05. We still have limited amounts of the Sub Pop ones, so get em now if you need em.

That's all the news for now, check be often for a vast amount of updates. This is just the bare bones for now..

Id get in quick for the sub pop ones, some idiots have paid $125 and $75 US for the sub pop ones respectively, god help us all
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[19 Dec 2004|11:03am]

letting you know:

abattoirnoises is now _dysrhythmia.

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I get my news from pitchfork: [18 Dec 2004|10:10am]

Ryan Schreiber reports:
Fresh off a grueling tour that sent them through the 'roo-torn outback of Australia, notorious spaz-rock art-punks Les Savy Fav have returned to their respective home bases, and are now preparing to begin work on a follow-up to 2004's glorious Inches compilation. Now, hold up. Note that we didn't say "official follow-up to 2001's glorious Go Forth." Also note that there's a reason for that: Inches was Les Savy Fav's first archival release, doing fans the great service of collecting each of the band's nine previous seven-inches on one convenient disc, and while the upcoming release's sequencing will require a bit more creative input from the band members, it will be another strictly "from the vaults" affair.
Provisionally titled Rabbit Trancing and tentatively slated for release in summer or fall of next year, the disc will feature previously unreleased material that bassist Syd Butler describes as "slow" and "pretty"-- which ought to make for an interesting change of pace from the chaotic thrust of their other records. "It's kind of a long instrumental thing," said Butler, speaking to Pitchfork yesterday by telephone from the headquarters of his Frenchkiss label in Brooklyn. And then he sprung the surprise: "It's 50 songs and noises and things that you would maybe go to sleep [to]." ...50?

According to Butler, the record will include several full-length pieces and a number of shorter ones, all pulled from what the band calls The Progress Tapes, an extensive recorded archive of their album and practice sessions that spans the past six years. "Our writing process in the past was usually done on minidisc and we just record every practice, so it's just sort of us screwing around making pretty songs before we'd decide to play loud rock songs."

Butler says that at least one of the tracks vying for inclusion on the set is an early version of a song that later grew up to be a full-fledged LSF rocker: "Reprobate's Resume" is performed solo by frontman Tim Harrington on a keyboard, in a rendition Butler calls "very humbled and earnest." However, much of the material stems from general practice-space jams: "We go to the practice space and we'll be there for six hours and play one or two riffs and it might be really pretty. But it's mostly stuff that we did before Tim wrote lyrics to it."

So what about another conventional album, then? Has the band begun work on anything new in the wake of Inches? Unfortunately not. In fact, anyone waiting for another album of that nature could be waiting a very long time, as sources close to the group say the band may be nearing the end of its lifespan. Butler dismissed these claims, if somewhat half-heartedly, in a conversation with Pitchfork earlier this fall: "People were asking when we were going to put our next record out, and we were like, 'Actually, we're going to take some time off. And then Tim asked his girlfriend to marry him, and that postponed the record and heavy touring. And then [drummer] Harrison [Haynes] proposed to his girlfriend, whom he married in October.

But Haynes and Harrington are both showing signs of settling down and possibly spending less time focused on Les Savy Fav. With his wife Anna, Harrington has launched a self-described "home and apparel crossover line" called Deadly Squire that designs such grown-up items as ties, throw pillows and pot-holders. Haynes, meanwhile, has even moved away from the band's New York home to open an art gallery with his wife in Carrboro, N.C. Receiving glowing press at Miami Beach's recent NADA Art Fair, their Branch Gallery "is committed to promoting the work of local and national emerging artists." Its most recent exhibition, White Diamonds, showcased the work of Amanda Barr, who uses fabric and thread to create original designs she has called "felt paintings."

Butler is now owning up to the band being, if nothing else, on hiatus. As it stands, Les Savy Fav has no immediate plans to record, write new music, or even to tour. Still, he remains optimistic: "I think that we've always been this really weird band, since we still get along and like to play music. I'm sure that eventually we'll just be one of those bands that keeps playing, or does break up. I can't predict the future. But I think the amount of touring we did for so long, it's really hard to spend time with your significant others and run a label. We just have to catch up when we can without a breaking up type of speech."

For now, Les Savy Fav are offering one more piece of music, recorded in November just before the launch of their Australian tour. Issued by the Pop Frenzy label as the first in a series of tour-only releases, the two-song seven-inch was originally intended as a split release showcasing two songs a piece from Les Savy Fav and Pretty Girls Make Graves. Unfortunately, PGMG were unable to submit music for the project, so the label did with what they had-- which, it turns out, is some very nice stuff. Recorded with producer Chris Zane at Gigantic, the record is available via Pop Frenzy's official website, and features two very slow and very pretty songs. Coincidence?
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[16 Dec 2004|09:15pm]

[ mood | aggravated ]

o come on!
i need new music!
when is the next 7"!

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we've got boxes [24 Nov 2004|05:01pm]

[ mood | working ]


there are more Les Savy Fav pictures at this link

yeah, ummmmmm, also,
there's a ton of stories on Aural Minority .com

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so... pics and text
and thanks for listening

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I funny excerpt i found [18 Nov 2004|04:28pm]

Lifter Puller singer/guitarist Criag Finn, now lyricist for The Brokerdealer, sums up everything he has to say about Les Savy Fav in this anecdote:

"We played with them in Detroit at this club called the Gold Dollar," Craig says. "The first band, a local band, was playing to a pretty much empty room. As part of their set, this band was auctioning off items from their living room. They attempted to get the bidding going on a lamp. 'Do I hear one dollar? Would anybody want to buy this lamp for one dollar…?' No takers. Finally, Tim Harrington, frontman for Les Savy Fav, stands up and gives him a dollar and takes the lamp…

"Tim brought the lamp back to the Les Savy Fav merch table and put a Les Savy Fav sticker on the lampshade. Later that evening the club was full and the band was putting on a typically amazing show. Tim pulls out the very same lamp and says, 'Who wants to buy a Les Savy Fav lamp for $10?' He sold it immediately to a guy in the front row."

Also on another note what does Tim say at 2:46 in "Obsessed with the Excess"? "We're trading our eyeballs for ......."
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