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2 hours ago, NotNow said:

I’m also fine with 10 if it’s an amazing album, but no matter what I won’t like how they released two a year in advance and are now stale. And then we’ll get two more before the album. Its meh.

Who knows maybe they won’t actually end up on the album.

I hate when artists do that too, I mean, give me one single one or two months before the album drops and that's enough, much more ruins the hype

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I was expecting a 4 or 5 song EP at this point including the 2 songs we got. 10 songs is a miracle, but you never know what can change before the final release.

I wonder if he put his ex wife through what he puts the fans through. Saying he is taking her on a tropical vacation, sending her Instagram stories of booking flights, activities etc and then delaying the trip 5 times because of alien meetings in random locations.

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1 hour ago, Feeling_This_1 said:

I was expecting a 4 or 5 song EP at this point including the 2 songs we got. 10 songs is a miracle, but you never know what can change before the final release.

I wonder if he put his ex wife through what he puts the fans through. Saying he is taking her on a tropical vacation, sending her Instagram stories of booking flights, activities etc and then delaying the trip 5 times because of alien meetings in random locations.

Go lick some public door handles, weirdo .

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I honestly don’t know if Kiss & Tell can be topped. I think now that some time has passed I’d go so far as to say it’s one of the best AVA songs of all time.

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1 hour ago, Cheerios4u98 said:

I honestly don’t know if Kiss & Tell can be topped. I think now that some time has passed I’d go so far as to say it’s one of the best AVA songs of all time.

I agree! That's a good call, bud!

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It’s def up there for me, but I’ll still take Wolfpack over it. Still can’t believe they cut K&T from the setlist on that second stretch, it was so rad live.

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Ilan did an IG Live and said he has no clue on whether AVA tour was still on, or album ETA. He also said it does get frustrating working with Tom and is ALWAYS a struggle in the studio lol. (I also didn’t realize he tracked all instruments for TDW.)

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1 hour ago, Ry-Bread said:

Ilan did an IG Live and said he has no clue on whether AVA tour was still on, or album ETA. He also said it does get frustrating working with Tom and is ALWAYS a struggle in the studio lol. (I also didn’t realize he tracked all instruments for TDW.)

I wondered if he had just based on that mini doc of them working together. Plus the styles a bit different then Tom. 

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TDW is leagues ahead of any past AVA work, so i'm not surprised to hear tom allowed ilan to take the creative reigns

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I just watched the Ilan q and a and it confuses me how he could be that out of the loop. He says he has straight up no idea what’s going on with the angels and airwaves album and that it’s frustrating to work with Tom and he has no idea what he’s up to right now.
 

Tom is posting recording the album in the studio on Instagram multiple times a week for the last couple months with his own brother and youre the only other member besides Tom in the band. How do you have no idea what’s going on with the album? Even if Tom’s taking the lead and doing this album by himself for the most part, he’s still recording everyday with Ilan’s brother so how do you still have no idea what’s going on?

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6 hours ago, Ry-Bread said:

Ilan did an IG Live and said he has no clue on whether AVA tour was still on, or album ETA. He also said it does get frustrating working with Tom and is ALWAYS a struggle in the studio lol. (I also didn’t realize he tracked all instruments for TDW.)

Yeah its why that albums so good lol 

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3 hours ago, NotNow said:

I just watched the Ilan q and a and it confuses me how he could be that out of the loop. He says he has straight up no idea what’s going on with the angels and airwaves album and that it’s frustrating to work with Tom and he has no idea what he’s up to right now.

Yeah I think he was being 100% honest too, to me it just seemed to reiterate what we all know which is that Tom is being very sporadic and working when he wants on it.
 

Ilan’s obviously been busy with TNR, so he probably is just steering clear until Tom is “done” with a song, and then comes in and picks it apart. But yeah, the vibe of the AVA questions was just kinda like “Ask Tom, no clue.” 

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8 hours ago, Ry-Bread said:

Yeah I think he was being 100% honest too, to me it just seemed to reiterate what we all know which is that Tom is being very sporadic and working when he wants on it.
 

Ilan’s obviously been busy with TNR, so he probably is just steering clear until Tom is “done” with a song, and then comes in and picks it apart. But yeah, the vibe of the AVA questions was just kinda like “Ask Tom, no clue.” 

But does Ilan not talk to his brother? Aaron is there everyday, I would imagine at least his brother is filling him in. But who knows maybe not.

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4 minutes ago, NotNow said:

But does Ilan not talk to his brother? Aaron is there everyday, I would imagine at least his brother is filling him in. But who knows maybe not.

Yeah idk man...he's been out on the road, not sure how often they talk. But given Tom's sporadic interest in music, and only making ~20 AVA songs in the past 8 years, I doubt he's inquiring daily for updates and more like "Let me know when Tom needs me." I was surprised at how offput/frustrated he seemed, but it's not surprising at all. (And always makes me think of what Mark/Trav had to deal with for so many years.)

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Whats the odds on this will be the last angels and airwaves album with this lineup....

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I think a brief timeline on why Tom is the way that he is, is something like:

-Young Tom is just happy-go-lucky, party hard, immature musician who knows how to write good hooks with easy, yet catchy guitar riffs.

-Tom eventually began to resent the band's immature image and wanted to be treated seriously. I think this began around the time of BCR/Self-titled/endorsing John Kerry/AvA making the best album in 20 years/etc. He had an irrational chip on his shoulder to prove to people he was smart/edgy/artistic and wanted to be treated seriously, but he overcompensated for it and his ego fucked things up with Blink/AvA. 

-Tom realized the immature image is part of the band's schtick and embraced it again in the Reunion/Neighborhoods era. 

-Tom has fluctuated between immature/mature whenever it benefits him. The TTS debacle proved that, while he wanted to be treated seriously and do big things, he doesn't have the critical thinking or business acumen to succeed when he tries to run a company. He was taken advantage of and lost a bunch of money; he believed the dumbest/most fake UFO videos as being real. But he can also be likeable and funny/immature in his social media posts, interviews, etc. 

 

Then throw in alcoholism, drug abuse, and potential mental illness, and you can see why things have gone the way they have.

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On 3/13/2020 at 6:54 PM, Speedo said:

Go lick some public door handles, weirdo .

Why would you suggest such a thing during these times!? Time to stand together united as one 

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On 3/19/2020 at 4:40 PM, Tom Bot said:

I think a brief timeline on why Tom is the way that he is, is something like:

-Young Tom is just happy-go-lucky, party hard, immature musician who knows how to write good hooks with easy, yet catchy guitar riffs.

-Tom eventually began to resent the band's immature image and wanted to be treated seriously. I think this began around the time of BCR/Self-titled/endorsing John Kerry/AvA making the best album in 20 years/etc. He had an irrational chip on his shoulder to prove to people he was smart/edgy/artistic and wanted to be treated seriously, but he overcompensated for it and his ego fucked things up with Blink/AvA. 

-Tom realized the immature image is part of the band's schtick and embraced it again in the Reunion/Neighborhoods era. 

-Tom has fluctuated between immature/mature whenever it benefits him. The TTS debacle proved that, while he wanted to be treated seriously and do big things, he doesn't have the critical thinking or business acumen to succeed when he tries to run a company. He was taken advantage of and lost a bunch of money; he believed the dumbest/most fake UFO videos as being real. But he can also be likeable and funny/immature in his social media posts, interviews, etc. 

 

Then throw in alcoholism, drug abuse, and potential mental illness, and you can see why things have gone the way they have.

So you’re just throwing out there that he has a mental illness? Are you a doctor, and have you talked with him?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Diddy Faplord said:

So you’re just throwing out there that he has a mental illness? Are you a doctor, and have you talked with him?

 

 

Guess you missed the word potential there 

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5 minutes ago, Tom Bot said:

Guess you missed the word potential there 

Didn’t miss it, but the fact is you’re still suggesting it without having the slightest idea in the world. 

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