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Said The Whale / As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide
Album:As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide Collection:General
Artist:Said The Whale Added:03/2018
Label:Hidden Pony 

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Add Date:2018-03-06 Pull Date:2018-05-08 
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-03-03 
Reviewed: 2018-03-03
Genre: General
FCCs: “shit” & “fuck” on #4, “fuck” on #6
Review: Vancouver, BC indie rock group. This new thoroughly enjoyable release delivers something vastly different from their past work. The album as a whole has a different feel sonically, and there is quite a bit of surf rock and dream pop influence across the whole album, plus interesting vocal arrangements.
If You Like: Yo La Tengo, Guster, Beach Boys, Cocteau Twins
Track Review (favorites denoted by*):
*1/ Step Into Darkness (2:56) – drums start> midtempo song with soaring vocals & vibrating guitar underpinning> quick stop on vocal
2/ More Than Ever (3:21) – vibrating keyboards start> midtempo dream pop love song with echoing vocals> quick stop
*3/ Heaven (2:58) – vibrating keyboards start> midtempo dream pop song about a dream with a touch of psychedelia> interesting harmonies> quick fade
4/ I Will Follow You (3:02) - (FCCs) – guitar starts> midtempo love song slides into heavy beat & soaring vocals> fade
5/ Realize Real Eyes (3:27) – vocal starts> slow song on love lost builds in intensity> fade
*6/ Confidence (2:52) – (FCC) -keyboards start> uptempo song with intersecting vocals> quick stop
*7/ Miscarriage (3:33) – piano starts> slow song with harmonizing vocals builds to uptempo rocking then slows to fade> false stop> spacey song with reverse vocal harmony> quick fade
8/ Beautiful Morning (3:05) – vocal starts> jaunty midtempo song about the weather & the relationship> shifts to sonic psychedelic dream pop & fades
*9/ Emily Rose (3:37) – keyboards/piano start> slow song on lost love swells to midtempo rocker> quick shift to mellow, then soars to fade
10/ Lilac And Willow (3:44) – organ starts> midtempo song with overlapping vocals soars into the universe, then slows in waves to fade

Track Listing
1.Step Into Darkness 6.Confidence
2.More Than Ever 7.Miscarriage
3.Heaven 8.Beautiful Morning
4.I Will Follow You 9.Emily Rose
5.Realize Real Eyes 10.Lilac And Willow