Dump / I Can Hear Music
Album: I Can Hear Music   Collection:General
Artist:Dump   Added:Apr 2013
Label:Morr Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-05-05 Pull Date: 2013-07-08
Week Ending: Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 May 19 May 12
Airplays: 4 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 12, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
4. Jul 03, 2013: Brownian Motion
Morning Morning
2. Jul 05, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told To Hervey Okkles
Hope, Joe
5. Jul 03, 2013: Meow After Midnight
Slow Down
3. Jul 05, 2013: Tunes
Flap My Arms
6. Jun 25, 2013: Schlepping Cobalt
Don't Let On

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2013-04-30
Re-release of rare 1993 record from Yo La Tengo member James McNew’s solo project. Wow does this sound “early 90’s”, when “lo fi” and unsigned “DIY” ruled the planet and when the term “indie rock” meant something: exactly that. When Guided By Voices and Helium spawned Hello Kitty backpacks and Death Cab for Cutie played air guitar in their bedroom mirrors to Pavement, dreaming. This is the soundtrack to BoTH Sunday bbq’s and great live music at the Kilowatt. Play if you like YLT, Neutral Milk Hotel, 18th Dye. Theres really nothing this guy can do wrong, makes you realize what a huge part he plays in the band (despite the husband wife team getting most of the attention). He’s kind of the George Harrison of YLT. Lots of covers and what are likely song ideas, drafts.

1) (3:14) low fi pop, off key singing, epitome of early 90’s diy simple guitar bass drums
2) (2:43) feedback noise with drums intro, launches into simple rock with sustained guitar chords
3) (3:43) jangly upbeat pop
4) (2:17) subdued
5) (4:15) this has “that sound” that makes YLT such a good band, but without the non-singing that usually accompanies it, nice!
6) (2:13) simple organ and guitar, very YLT
7) (1:36) simple song idea
8) (2:39) guitar+vocs, song idea, melodic and pretty
9) (5:14) slow drum machine, meander, pleasant
10) (2:08) simple, melodic with some fem backs
11) (2:15) simple and melodic guit+vocs
12) (4:44) beautiful noise in intro and then that soaring epic YLT strum, great!
13) (2:36) Johnny cash cover, sounds like one
14) (3:32) chill, droning keyboard, pretty
15) (2:45) noisy guitar, drums, dissonant, good and noisy
16) (2:11) melodic, jangly
17) (4:15) simple guitar chords, singing
18) (3:20) its got that synth sound and the tambourine’y drum beat, no/little bass but sweet 90’s indie
19) (3:40) no drums but guitar/voc harmonies betray this as a YLT song in the making, a hit
20) (5:27) another YLT feel with the organ, drum machine, nice
21) (4:15) quiet, simple organ and sparse perc. builds nicely
22) (5:31) no drums, chill feel but strummy

Track Listing
1. Slow Down   12. Don't Let On
2. Jury Duty   13. Wanted Man
3. Hope, Joe   14. Curl
4. Into Fall   15. Zusaan Says
5. Flap My Arms   16. Liberty Spikes
6. The Letter   17. Burning
7. Relocation Program   18. Its Not Alright
8. Ceilings   19. Beyond The Door
9. Invisible   20. Never Comes
10. Morning Morning   21. Vienna
11. Remembering   22. Over