New Bums / Voices In A Rented Room
Album: Voices In A Rented Room   Collection:General
Artist:New Bums   Added:Apr 2014
Label:Drag City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-05-23 Pull Date: 2014-07-25
Week Ending: Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 8
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Add Date: 2014-04-25 Pull Date: 2014-05-18
Week Ending: May 11 May 4
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Recent Airplay
1. Jul 23, 2014: Brownian Motion
Mother's Favorite Hated Son
4. Jul 10, 2014: The Sunset Life
Black Bough
2. Jul 18, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Cool Daughter
5. Jun 28, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
The Killers And Me
3. Jul 17, 2014: The Sunset Life
Cool Daughter
6. Jun 19, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
Cool Daughter

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-04-23
New Bums
Voices In A Rented Room

Reviewed by BravoMarco

The duo of the Bay Areas own Donovan Quinn & Ben Chasny more notably with Skygreen Leopards & Six Organs Of Admittance respectively, offers us a feast of folky twangy delights. Anything to do with Six Organs… deserves a good listen to & this is no exception. Pretty sure this will become a KZSU fave. A bit sweary in places, but not enough to halt the daytime airplay. Dual strumming with both singers taking the limelight. Shades of Neofolk done in a new lighthearted style.

Bleak Ry Cooder-esque with mellow Throwing Muses mixed in.
Play any, tops: 1,5,8,12
FCC’s* 2, 5, 6, Rest OK

1) Black Bough (4.52) Strained voices & various effects add to this angst driven haunting ode.
2) *Pigeon Town (3.20) Like a lovely lullaby, but with plenty of ”Fucks” thrown in for good measure.
3) Your Girlfriend Might Be A Cop (2.46) Easy listening fare. Top song title though.
4) Sometimes You Crash (2.19) Country like softness.
5) *The Killers And Me (2.51) Atmospheric laid back murder ballad. (“Bitching” - FCC?) – Top drawer.
6) *Your Bullshit (3.51) More up-beat than the previous-Not as strong.
7) It’s The Way (3.51) Easygoing edginess.
8) Welcome To The Navy (1.57) Pulsating military theme. Too short.
9) Burned (3.43) The most accessible maybe. Slightly more upbeat.
10) Town On The Water (3.30) Folksy campfire quality to it.
11) Mother’s Favorite Hated Son (1.36) Almost a 60’s feel. Slowing it down.
12) Cool Daughter (2.41) Sounds simple - that’s why it’s so effective I suppose.

Track Listing
1. Black Bough   7. It's The Way
2. Pigeon Town   8. Welcome To The Navy
3. Your Girlfriend Might Be A Cop   9. Burned
4. Sometimes You Crash   10. Town On The Water
5. The Killers And Me   11. Mother's Favorite Hated Son
6. Your Bullshit   12. Cool Daughter