Just Another Snake Cult / Cupid Makes A Fool Of Me
Album: Cupid Makes A Fool Of Me   Collection:General
Artist:Just Another Snake Cult   Added:Feb 2014

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Add Date: 2014-02-14 Pull Date: 2014-04-18
Week Ending: Apr 20 Apr 13 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9 Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 16
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Recent Airplay
1. Aug 09, 2014: Box of Chocolates
The Pasta Song
4. Apr 11, 2014: Time Traveler
I Know She Does
2. Jul 05, 2014: Box of Chocolates
The Pasta Song
5. Mar 21, 2014: A Visit From Drum
You Live, You Die
3. Apr 14, 2014: Box of Chocolates Pilot
The Pasta Song
6. Mar 18, 2014: Meow After Midnight
Cupid Makes A Fool Of Me

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-02-11
Just Another Snake Cult—Cupid Makes a Fool of Me

Review by Luis A. Apolaya

This psychedelic indie pop band hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland is weird, but it takes pride in its eccentricity. The duo sounds ambitious in its own way, like Arcade Fire did in its debut, and throughout the album one can feel a fun atmosphere and carefree attitude emanating from their songs. Recommended tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10. RIYL Brian Wilson, Pulp, MGMT, early Arcade Fire, Broken Bells.

1. (2:03) Sounds like track 7 played backwards, could have fit somewhat nicely as part of a slowed-down version of the Beatles’ “Revolution 9”.
*2. (2:51) Electric guitar, synth, and auto-harp lead, happy feeling throughout, sounds like a track off of Pulp’s Different Class.
**3. (2:10) Multifaceted, makes use of different tempos and instruments every thirty seconds or so while maintaining a common melodic theme, pleasantly crazy.
*4. (3:13) Quirky and mid-tempo, also uses a number of different instruments and effects, finishes with a marimba solo.
*5. (5:11) Seemingly off-key (but still weirdly enjoyable) background melody, cello and vocals somehow fit with the sounds surrounding them, slows down slightly by the end.
**6. (4:28) Best track of the album, makes use of elements of 60s pop music (surf, baroque pop, early psychedelic, overall Beatlesque feel), a beautiful chaos.
7. (1:40) The melody of the first track played in an intelligible manner, instrumental, a bit eerie, but also hauntingly playful.
8. (1:47) Strange yet lively guitar and auto-harp intro with contrasting bass and falsetto vocals, shifts to jumpy tempo and finishes with a short synth solo.
*9. (5:24) Slow and melancholy, resonant percussion and cello, distant vocals have a lot of echo, finishes with a loud synth crescendo 11 seconds early.
*10. (6:45) Baritone vocals over a soft dub-like synth riff in a relaxed, reggae pace, cello comes in temporarily, then a synth crescendo takes over the track until it finishes 40 seconds early.

Track Listing
1. Evolym   6. Cupid Makes A Fool Of Me
2. I Know She Does   7. Evolym (Reprise)
3. You Live, You Die   8. Inconstant Moon
4. Have You Seen This Girl Anywhere?   9. Birds Carried Your Song Through The Night
5. The Pasta Song   10. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key