Woolen Men, The / Dog Years
Album: Dog Years   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Woolen Men, The   Added:Jul 2013
Label:Dog's Table  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-10 Pull Date: 2013-12-12
Week Ending: Dec 15 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 17 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20
Airplays: 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 29, 2014: Space House
Donkey Island
4. Nov 26, 2013: late nite dryer
West Coast
2. Dec 11, 2013: Sunflower Sutra
West Coast
5. Nov 21, 2013: All Things Go
West Coast
3. Dec 10, 2013: late nite dryer
Today, West Coast
6. Nov 20, 2013: Meow After Midnight
Land Of Laughs

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-10-03
Fuzzy lo-fi garage pop/indie rock/power pop bla bla bla, psych/punk touches. Muddy, slurry, and above all catchy. Oregon DIY; the homemade jacket should be a big tip off to its sound. A bit post-punky. cool bass lines. These guys are crafting songs, not just hitting genre stereotypes. Compilation of tracks from cassettes over 5 years; they're on Woodsist now. No track lengths available; pay attention/look at the grooves.

RIYL: GBV, Eat Skull, the Intelligence, the Mallard, Pavement

1 Pounding guitar line, midtempo, "whoa oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh oh" vox
*2 Spooky psych touch, just a bit gothic, spider web of a bass line
3 Bouncy, surfy motif
4 A bit slower and psychier; Carlton Melton goes pop. solo at end
*5 Total slacker/cassette tape tribute. feels disconnected but never clashes, simple riff
6 Slowwww, fuzzy guitar strums and a melancholy vibe

7 Keys, rainy bass open; country bluesy, very much like Silver Jews, particularly the vox
*8 Loud organ open, driving psychy, totally obscured vox, yelps, organ grooves. super 1967. Long (~6-7 minutes)
9 Catchy rhythm. straightforward pop
10 Fuzzy. distorted guitars; Sabbath riffs in second half but this is a pop song. "Minor key" if I know what that means
*11 Uptempo dancy drum beat, cheap beer and cigarettes; poppy, punky, catchy
12 Slow, slacky with stony psych guitar n bass. Vox spoken at end

Track Listing
1. Land Of Laughs   7. Wick Is Sick
2. Fig Leaf   8. West Coast
3. Mrsa   9. Today
4. Trapdoor   10. Boomerang
5. Girls On The Lake   11. Donkey Island
6. Dogs   12. Two Brothers