Shy Hunters / O, That I Had Wings
Album: O, That I Had Wings   Collection:General
Artist:Shy Hunters   Added:Jul 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-08-01 Pull Date: 2014-10-03
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 14 Aug 10 Aug 3
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 09, 2014: The Fishbowl
Raise Voices
4. Sep 12, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Right World
2. Oct 08, 2014: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand
Real Love
5. Aug 09, 2014: Fishbowl
Pure Joy
3. Oct 01, 2014: Narnia
Dead Girls
6. Aug 07, 2014: Binders full of sopranos
Dead Girls

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2014-07-19
“O, That I Had Wings”: Shy Hunters

This is the first album from a new Brooklyn-based boy/girl duo. They’re styling themselves as indie pop, and I suppose they are, but parts of some of the songs sound post-punky.

Beautiful soprano female voice soaring on top of drums, limited electronics, and guitar. Songs are generally slow, mounting builds. The guitar often plays a countermelody. Often the first minute of one of their songs is distinct from the rest, so listen to at least the first two minutes to get a sense of whether you want to play it. Good lyrics.

Definitely check this out if you get a chance.

1) “Echoes” (4:22): pretty brilliant poppy chorus.
2) ** “Time Bomb” (5:24): FCC: FUCK. Strong post-punk influences on this one. First minute of this one isn’t poppy at all. Vocalist mostly just talks. Then we get a bass line and the song picks up. Only during safe harbor.
3) “Raise Voices” (5:20): Cool, chill, Warpainty first minute; then the guitar touches down and it picks up speed.
4) “Right World” (5:17): Electronic first minute, then a brief hard rocky interlude at the second minute.
5) “Stained Glass House” (3:41): Slower. Big soaring notes above twittering guitar.
6) * “Pure Joy” (5:35): Quick repetitive guitar/drums with more big notes for vocalist. Nice moment around 3:40 when the guitar is allowed to play a larger role. Sound becomes dense, interesting in the last minute.
7) ** “Dead Girls” (5:27): Welcome to the kingdom of dead girls. I have to recommend this song just for that line. Beautiful interlude around 2:15. Some stylized yelling at the end.
8) “Real Love” (3:22): Catchy beginning but I found it a bit repetitive.
9) * “Idle Days” (4:14): Guitar and vocalist share melody for a little while. One of the simpler songs and one of the catchier melodies. More of a quiet pop song.

Mr Tumnus

Track Listing
1. Echoes   5. Stained Glass House
2. Time Bomb   6. Pure Joy
3. Raise Voices   7. Dead Girls
4. Right World   8. Real Love
  9. Idle Days