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Bend Sinister
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:24:06 PM »
Speaking of bands who surprisingly don't have their own thread, but probably need one (like the Diable Swing Orchestra).

They just opened for Flying Colors for their brief tour of the US, and will be doing the same with Big Elf and Jolly soon as well.

They just posted a new video of sorts for their song "Best of You," which is shown with a lot of slow-motion video shot in NYC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Cm2liIFmw

I know there are some fans around here. I suppose a question or 2 to ask being, what are your favorite albums and how do you compare them? Favorite tracks, etc.

Here's my (fanboy) assessment of their recordings

Their most recent records, Small Fame (2012) and Animals (2014) you can hear a lot of classic rock influence. But even my power-pop loving girlfriend enjoys some of their music, I think namely due to their pop sensibilities at times. Dan Moxon is a fan of stuff like Elton John, Billy Joel and Hall & Oates at the same time as being a Rush or Deep Purple fan.
 
I would personally rank their catalog as such:
 
1. Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers (2008)
2. Through the Broken City (2005)
3. Animals (2014)
4. Small Fame (2012)
5. Bend Sinister [EP] (2007)
6. Spring Romance [EP] (2010)
 
Even though these are ranked, I enjoy pretty much all of these pretty closely.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 10:34:29 PM »
bump.

new song 'Get Along" is sweet.

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2 new albums coming in 2017.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 10:54:23 AM »
bump.

their new EP "The Other Way" is awesome!.

Maybe their best EP actually. Great energy, catchy as hell, and pristine production!

"Move  A Little Slower" is a banger. Keyboard led, it builds slowly but gets so uplifting by the end.

"Walk the Other Way" is catchy as hell!

"Get Along" has this incredibly guitar solo.

"Run" is ballsy as hell and filled with energy

Streaming, downloadable, and on CD.

https://smarturl.it/theotherway
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also the Wife asks me this weekend in the car

"Why has Bend Sinister never toured with The Dear Hunter ?"

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 11:05:24 AM »
bump.

https://www.popmatters.com/bend-sinisters-heard-itall-before-2546684216.html

new single "Heard it All Before" streaming.

new album "Foolish Games" coming in May  :tup

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 04:14:17 PM »
bump.

great, catchy new tune+video "Shannon."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqw7cUeUvHw

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 04:41:26 PM »
Damn. I've never heard of them.   They sound great! Time to blow some money.
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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 10:45:55 AM »
Foolish Games preorder:
https://www.bendsinisterband.com/

includes puzzle piece signed by the band used in the making of the album cover.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 11:21:33 AM »
Foolish Games out today.

a lot of these songs are very catchy.

whole thing is on the streaming services including
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Jkez4y_FkwaiSsCWUDJDA/videos?pbjreload=10 (you may need to hit refresh once to get it to load)

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2023, 06:14:37 AM »
new single "The Price You Pay" coming on Friday 7/14/23

the clip sounds super catchy!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ct9iH_sAoZU/
https://twitter.com/Bend_Sinister/status/1673384806741311488

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2023, 03:21:38 PM »
Oh cool!

Any idea if a new album is on the way at some point? The last EP was ok but not as good as the last few albums.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2023, 04:44:34 PM »
Yeah. That was great.
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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2023, 04:48:15 PM »
Oh cool!

Any idea if a new album is on the way at some point? The last EP was ok but not as good as the last few albums.

yeah, it very likely will be coming this year per they've been posting clips for months on Instagram, and now are going out on tour.

I would guess whatever the plan is, it'll be announced on the 14th when the single is up.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2023, 06:55:11 AM »
"Price You Pay" is up along with a -B-side "Hot City"

https://open.spotify.com/album/0uEHjc37inI2QfoH4JJ6TM

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2023, 07:12:04 PM »
Official video for Price You Pay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AId9wSu9ofM

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2023, 08:20:26 AM »
Loved this song. That mid section is the sugar daddy likes. When Bend Sinister gets in this pocket they can create breathtaking moments; see: Best of You, My lady, Hot blooded man, and their first 2 albums.


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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2023, 01:26:52 PM »
new single "What It Takes" coming this Friday 9/8

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cwx4cGzP3id/

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2023, 07:06:30 AM »
"What It Takes" + "Leave the Light On"

https://open.spotify.com/album/4mAQTWbAbUh4uv3ETdHokC

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2023, 07:15:53 AM »
I'll definitely spin the new song today. 
I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'. - Bob Newhart
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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2023, 10:16:18 AM »
new tunes

Renegade + Can I Get Your Name?
https://open.spotify.com/album/65KVAZy9rzhfJe37aIkRHJ

still no info on the new album, although they've replied to me saying it is coming, after 6 new songs, lol.

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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2023, 07:19:00 AM »
Very late to this party. I was very disappointed with the EP they released in 2020, but it seems that they've gone back to something much more akin to what they were doing before which is great. These guys can achieve a great combination of super interesting yet catchy music when they put themselves to it.
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Re: Bend Sinister
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2023, 12:30:44 PM »
hmm,  actually really dig "Why Can't We Be Happy?"..that track "I'm Tired" is awesome the way it builds.

But I do agree, the new tunes are all qute catchy and accessible, much like some of their previous stuff.