Boy Eats Drum Machine / Battle, The
Album:Battle, The Collection:General
Artist:Boy Eats Drum Machine Added:Nov 2012
Label:(No Label Information) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-06-27 Pull Date:2014-08-29 
Week Ending:Aug 10Aug 3Jul 13Jul 6Jun 29

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 05, 2014:Eclectic Erudition week 06 summer '14 My Dad's Records
Oh! Little Brother
4.Jul 12, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Brother, Amen
2.Aug 02, 2014:Music Casserole
Oh! Little Brother
5.Jul 12, 2014:The Fishbowl
The Devil's Wheels
3.Jul 30, 2014:A-philiac
Brother, Amen
6.Jul 11, 2014:Time Traveler
I, William, Your Ex-Lover

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-06-25 
Rock/Electronic. AKA solo artist Jon Ragel of Portland, OR; songwriter, producer, singer, turntablist who plays the saxophone, guitar, synthesizer, organ, and several percussive knick-knacks. “Conscious” lyrics. 70s soul influence. Soulful yet thin voice, not the best singer really. Lots of audience sounds (though no end-track clapping). Faves: 5,8,10 ~eme o.

1. Royal Countess (3:38) Mid-tempo. Soul sounds, saxophone. Abrupt end.

2. I, William, Your Ex-Lover (3:05) Mid-fast. Flute, audience sounds (claps, whoops). Slight Caribbean sound.

3. Devil Hands (3:38) Mid-fast. Audience sounds (talking), strong beat, synth sounds, then the other instruments enter. Slightly Western guitar.

4. Speak For God (5:38) Mid-tempo 70s. Depeche Mode quality to this one. Audience gets a whooping solo. Earnest lyrics. Rock guitar, semi-solo. Possible FCC: “Goddamn”

5. Brother, Amen (4:17) Mid-tempo. Ambient aquarium sounds lead off, beat follows. Harp, flute, percussion, a moment of turntable scratching. Light on the singing.

6. The Battle (3:19) Mid-slow. Strings, staccato rhythm alternate with fuller rock sounds.

7. Election Drinking Song (2:30) Mid-tempo. Audience/party sounds. Funky beat, synth arpeggios.

8. The Devil’s Wheels (2:51) Mid-slow. Moody. Almost a dance beat. Abrupt end.

9. Destroy Imagination (4:20) Mid-tempo. Clatters in with bouncing synth beat and metallic percussion.

10. Oh! Little Brother (5:27) Slow to mid-slow to rock. Piano, synth sounds to start. Then a nosing beat enters. Theremin(?) enters at points.

11. Every Man (3:14) Mid-tempo. Opening is a mix of slightly Latin drumming and surfy guitar. Drumming normalizes, surfiness remains alternating with a funkier strum of chords, bird sounds.

12. 100 Tanks (3:53) Mid-fast. Stuttering beat. Vibey guitar. Brief strings solo. Track ends ~0:45 early.

Track Listing
1.Royal Countess 7.Election Drinking Song
2.I, William, Your Ex-Lover 8.The Devil's Wheels
3.Devil Hands 9.Destroy Imagination
4.Speak For God 10.Oh! Little Brother
5.Brother, Amen 11.Every Man
6.The Battle 12.100 Tanks