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Metal Alvin / Metal Alvin
Album:Metal Alvin Collection:General
Artist:Metal Alvin Added:04/2012
Label:Blonde Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-05-12 Pull Date:2012-07-15 
Week Ending:15 Jul1 Jul17 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 10, 2012:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Water Silver
4.Jun 01, 2012:Lost Verses
Water Silver
2.Jun 26, 2012:Meow
Water Silver
5.May 23, 2012:Brownian Motion
3.Jun 13, 2012:Brownian Motion
Water Silver
6.May 20, 2012:A Family Affair
Rain And Shine

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-05-01 
Desolate, bedroom “shoegaze.” Goth? Guitar-centric, female vocalist, cough syrup, field recordings, lo-fi, noisy, slow, dark material. Mostly short tracks that can be squeezed into a lot of different sets. I think a lot of the songs are in the same key, it’s kind of weird and soothing. RIYL Jessica Bailiff, Christina Carter, Jason Molina, maybe S, even old Cat Power? FCC on track 4.

*1. Found sounds give way to slow, psychedelic, melodic pound. (2:09)
2. Dramatic vocal shriek, slow uneasiness. (1:56)
3. Dark, bent distortion. Creepy and good. (2:18)
4. multiple FCCs (1:51)
5. Rhythm changes halfway through, vocal acrobatics. (2:49)
*6. Slow, mucky, backwater hypnotic acoustic guitar strum and gentle vocals. (3:25)
7. Sailing and rowing imagery, high vocal pierce. (2:17)
*8. Interesting (poly)rhythm and lots of vocal layers. Strange and warm. (2:04)
9. Slowcore guitar with some nice violin(?) in second half. (3:34)
*10. Distorted vocals, angsty. (2:43)
11. Warm and fuzzy with a mechanical loop. (1:43)
*12. Howling pretty vocals over rumbling and acoustic strum. (2:10)
13. Dreamy and seeps into distance. (4:06)
14. Shimmery bendy keyboard tones. (2:25)
15. Renaissance fair banjo instrumental. (1:58)
16. Relaxing sounds of thunder and field recordings. Ends with child/adult duet of “You Are My Sunshine.” (2:56)

Track Listing
1.Water Silver 9.Body
2.Breaking 10.I Do
3.Roar 11.Stacked
4.Long Story Short 12.The Howling
5.How Are You? 13.Lost Animals
6.Moon 14.Heart Beats Thunder
7.At Bay 15.Shoreside
8.La Huesera 16.Rain And Shine