Redfearn, Alec K. And The Eyesores / Sister Death
Album: Sister Death   Collection:General
Artist:Redfearn, Alec K. And The Eyesores   Added:Nov 2012
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-18 Pull Date: 2014-09-19
Week Ending: Sep 7 Aug 24 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 04, 2014: Binders Full of Sopranos
Amplifier Hum
4. Aug 02, 2014: The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Fire Shuffle
2. Aug 21, 2014: Homeward Bound
The 7 And 6
5. Jul 22, 2014: Meow
Fire Shuffle
3. Aug 08, 2014: Octagonal Banana
6. Jul 21, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles

Album Review
Grumpy Sean
Reviewed 2013-01-16
Seventh full-length release by Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, in addition to another pocketful of Redfearn releases in other bands (AKR and the Seizures, Amoebic Ensemble, etc.). Redfearn is based in Providence, RI and has composed for dance, theater, and film in addition to more conventional musical outings. During listening hours, this was pegged as "gypsy glam" -- on a longer listen, it comes out somewhere at the Venn diagram intersection of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gogol Bordello, and Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti. Eastern European influences weaving through broader psych-rock and avant-classical themes. Highly engaging compositions that would fit a wide range of shows. No FCCs.

1. * med+, M vox, nice workout for the band, swells and recedes, grounded in krautrock, would be tremendous to see live
2. med+, mixed M/F vox, more folk/balkan
3. * med-, haunted calliope feel with M lead vox and drifty F backing vox
4. * dn, mellow with F choral vox but no lyrics, incidental film music
5. dn+/free, sparse but echoed, mostly vox with few lyrics
6. med(+), sparse but frenetic, accordian leads the way, long fade out
7. dn, similar to #4
8. * up, no vox, accordian led, jarring organ blasts, harsh-toned guitar solo, ends with audience applause
9. med(-), ominous undercurrent in eastern groove, wanders through multiple segments resolving on an organ outro and long low-pitch feedback fade
10. dn/varies, dynamically low cover of classic folk tune; woven so cleanly that it's hard to tell if there really are two songs here
11. med, buzzy, herky-jerky, M vox
12. dn, string-heavy, M lead vox, elegiac way to wind down the trip

Track Listing
1. Fire Shuffle   7. Exhumed
2. Unawake   8. Scratch
3. The 7 And 6   9. Hashishin
4. Longreach   10. St. James Infirmary / Headless Emcee
5. Amplifier Hum   11. Wings Of The Magpie
6. Black Ice   12. In The Morning