Those Lavendar Whales / Tomahawk Of Praise
Album: Tomahawk Of Praise   Collection:General
Artist:Those Lavendar Whales   Added:Mar 2012
Label:Fork And Spoon Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-02 Pull Date: 2012-08-05
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jun 24
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 13, 2012: Ember's Everlasting
2. Jun 22, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Growth In Question

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-05-27
Those Lavender Whales play goofy folk-rock or light-rock songs, with childish lyrics. It’s kind of a cross between Bare Naked Ladies and Raffi. RIYL Burl Ives children’s songs, Puff the Magic Dragon, etc. but with a weird sense of humor. Instrumentation includes accordion, banjo, strings, and electronic sounds. This is silly and fun.

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1 First 30 seconds is an electric buzz, followed by a very silly song. (1:38)
2 * Mid-tempo. Very upbeat & fun. Children’s song lyric, folky instrumentation. (2:28)
3 * Mid-tempo. Two good male voices. Good electric guitar and organ. (2:34)
4 Mid-tempo. Gentle banjo, hard elec guitar, sleigh bells, Beach Boys-y harmony. (2:34)
5 Acoustic guitar & bells. Fretboard squeeks are as painful as blackboard scratching. (2:50)
6 ** Mid-fast. Good singing. Mult good guitar parts, and banjo. Less silly, still fun. (3:00)
7 Mid-tempo. Acoustic guitar & vox, then circus calliope, then fuzzy elec guitar. (2:59)
8 *Mid-tempo. Starts simple, quiet, quaint. Grows to be loud & powerful. Interesting. (3:29)
9 Fast. Hokey silliness done in a country style. (1:55)
10 ** Mid-tempo. Childish lyric, simplistic banjo picking, a plastic flute, some bad whistling. But it all adds up to be rather touching and heartfelt. (2:40)
11 * Mid-tempo. Miscellaneous silly sounds backed by rhythm guitar. Toward the end, a harder rock guitar. Worth a listen for the more adventurous. (2:51)
12 ** First half is flat & dull. Second half is pretty cool: an upbeat folk-rock song. (2:20)

Track Listing
1. Fingertips   7. Lions Vs. Laziness
2. Exist   8. Mountain
3. Buckling   9. A Loose Interpretation Of Something Augustine Of Hippo May Have Once Said
4. Who/Why/We   10. Family Trees Share Their Leaves
5. Having Haves And Halving Halves   11. Sleeping Is So Easy
6. Growth In Question   12. Tomahawk Of Praise