Steffaloo / Heart Beats
Album: Heart Beats   Collection:General
Artist:Steffaloo   Added:Jul 2014
Label:Mush Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-04 Pull Date: 2014-09-05
Week Ending: Sep 7 Aug 3 Jul 13 Jul 6
Airplays: 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 01, 2017: day tapes
Sweet Talker
4. Jul 09, 2014: Brownian Motion
Eyes For You
2. Aug 31, 2014: Radio Personality (summer)
Sweet Talker
5. Jul 08, 2014: Meow
Eyes For You
3. Jul 31, 2014: Amber Waves
Sweet Talker
6. Jul 06, 2014: Pentagonal Banana
Eyes For You

Album Review
John West
Reviewed 2014-07-02
electronic, synth/dreampop. female fronted with interesting up- and down-pitching of her voice to harmonize, big synths. recommend if you like flume, bjork.
1. watery echoing droplets, teenage synth pulses. adoring female vox with pitched-down counterpart beneath.
***2. quick elf keys, 80s soundtrack synths/drums, dubby baseline. more lovey-dovey lyrics with cool vocalizations in the last minute
3. fat bass drum and glockenspiel riff. feels nico-ish but with more percussion. her interplay between high, normal and low-pitched vocalizations works super well on this track.
4. rare shoe-gazey guitar moment on the album with some six-million dollar man drums. “the cold wind blows” the only discernible lyric.
5. danciest song on the album, house hi-hat track with snaps. cool harmonizing with herself begins at 3:10.
***6. simple riff and in-your-face 808s. worth it for the conclusion, over-the-top stadium drumkit and g-funk synth explosion.
***7. tight bloopy drums, surprising acoustic guitar, extra bjork-y vocals. rare moment of bitterness for the loving steffaloo. favorite track.
8. record static underlay. dub step womps, kinda off-putting with the rest of the song.
9. cheap arcade electronics, baby robot sighs. mostly forgettable.
10. ticking clock melancholy, return of the acoustic guitar and 808. cool hi-hat patterns in the last minute. her voice from afar, haunting.
***11. starts with a cool wall of static/synths. beat and found sounds feel nautical on this one. strange and overwhelming back-tracking around 2:30.
12. tiny hand claps, shakers, soaring synths. send-off feel, fits well as the last song of an album (or set).

Track Listing
1. Made To Love You   7. Sweet Talker
2. Eyes For You   8. Don't Wanna Cry
3. Lovesick   9. Come Talk To Me
4. You're Not There   10. Miss You
5. Shoulda Known Better   11. When I'm Happy
6. Young   12. Sunshine