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Woolen Men, The / Dog Years
Album:Dog Years Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Woolen Men, The Added:07/2013
Label:Dog's Table 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-10-10 Pull Date:2013-12-12 
Week Ending:15 Dec1 Dec24 Nov17 Nov10 Nov3 Nov27 Oct20 Oct

 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