Major Arcana is the debut full-length studio album from the indie rock group Speedy Ortiz. It was released on July 9, 2013 by Carpark Records. Pitchfork Media's Lindsay Zoladz gave the album a Best New Album designation, claiming that frontwoman Sadie Dupuis "writ lyrics that are actually worth poring over". David Brusie of The .
The first album to bear Speedy Ortiz’s name (which itself is a nod to a doomed character in the beloved alt-comic Love and Rockets ) was a solo affair. Dupuis’ self-recorded 2011 release The Death of Speedy Ortiz was a patchy, sardonic (sample titles: Hexxy Sadie, Kinda Blew ) lo-fi gem in the tradition of early Sebadoh or Liz Phair ’s legendary Girlysound tapes. And thank goodness- because Major Arcana finds Speedy Ortiz joining a depressingly small club of young indie rock bands (maybe the first new members since Parquet Courts ’ Light Up Gold ) writing lyrics that are actually worth poring over. My mouth is a factory for every toxic part of speech I spew, Dupuis quivers on the Mascis-indebted sludgefest Tiger Tank, and the rest of the record makes good on that promise.
Album · 2013 · 11 Songs. Speedy Ortiz (Bonus Track). 11 Songs, 36 Minutes. Released: 9 Jul 2013. 2013 Carpark Records. More By Speedy Ortiz. See All. Real Hair - EP.
Major Arcana (CD, Album, Dig). referencing Major Arcana, LP, Album, CAK87. My vinyl copy came with the promotional version of the CD (with an audio watermark) as well as a digital download. I'm not sure if that should be a separate release or not.
BPM Profile Major Arcana. Album starts at BPM, ends at 146BPM (+146), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Speedy Ortiz. The Death of Speedy Ortiz.
Named after a reference to a deck of Tarot cards, there is a subtle black magic theme underlying Major Arcana, illustrated by lyrics like "This is how the pros do it right/Wedding chapel exorcism under a dim lamp light" and a story in "Plough" about an ex-boyfriend who is freaking her out by burning all her candles while convulsing. This issue is addressed with more slacker attitude than genuine concern. Distancing sentiments like "Vaccinate the ones you love/Anesthesia so they can't feel you" and instrumentation built on tense barbed-wire arrangements and.
Major Arcana is the debut studio album from the indie rock group Speedy Ortiz. It ranked on Pitchfork's top 50 albums of 2013 list. Tracklist: 1. Pioneer Spine 2. Tiger Tank 3. Hitch 4. Casper (1995) 5. No Below 6. Gary 7. Fun 8. Cash Cab 9. Plough 10. MKVI. Sadie Dupuis - guitar, vocals Matt Robidoux - guitar Darl Ferm - bass Mike Falcone - drums.
Major Arcana is a markedly assured debut, one that makes Speedy Ortiz an act to watch. Like its songs, the band’s detonation is inevitable. 84. With its quaking rhythms, twisted riffage, and jet-black wit, Major Arcana is a redemptive ode to the broken bones that grew back together a little crooked-the ones that taught Dupuis how to walk in her own weird way.