El May / Other Person Is You, The
Album: Other Person Is You, The   Collection:General
Artist:El May   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Red Eye  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-19 Pull Date: 2014-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 5 Sep 28
Airplays: 1 1 2 4 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 20, 2014: Meow
My Policeman's An Addict
4. Nov 04, 2014: Cladio Rub
Took It On The Mouth
2. Nov 13, 2014: Meow
5. Oct 31, 2014: Time Traveler
Lessons Appear
3. Nov 06, 2014: ZoeRadio
Took It On The Mouth
6. Oct 30, 2014: ZoeRadio
For The Doctor

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-09-17
Indie rock / Folk rock. El May is the stage name of multi-instrumentalist Lara Meyerratken. She is originally from Australia and known as a set musician for bands like Nada Surf, Luna, Luscious Jackson, etc. She is also known for her work composing music in commercials and short films. Her music is poppy and well constructed; there are often 8 or so instruments without getting too overwhelming. It is also accessible with introspective lyrics. She recorded most of the songs at home and wrote, arranged, and produced every track. RIYL: Rilo Kiley, much like Jenny Lewis’s solo work, Beck. FCC Clean

1. (3:45) **Bass line and calm female vocals. Drums, soft electric guitar. Very chill.
2. (2:46) *Poppy drums with a little western surf
3. (3:41) Electronic beat, sing/talk vocals, steal drums, happy instrumentals, something of a nostalgic but independent and introspective song.
4. (4:10) Poppy upbeat song, simple and nice. “All of your diamonds girl” is the hook.
5. (2:43) *Poppy, happy clap beat with a little western feel from the guitar.
6. (4:36) **Organ with electronic dance beat, throaty vocals, soft and poppy. Piano, various percussion, e.g. shakers, drum set, another drum of sorts, slide guitar
7. (4:03) **”I’ll let it go”, like track 6, has many instruments without getting overwhelming. Pop and accessible reminds me a little of beck. Interesting song.
8. (3:56) **Slow and dreamy. Least accessible song so far. Picks up, synth, acoustic guitar, steady bass drum, about the lyrics.
9. (2:32) **Acoustic picking, folky, second guitar strums quietly in background, “You’re alright, you’re safe you’re warm” Great song.
10. (4:30) *Electronic intro, piano and strings section (cello, violin), constant bass beat in background, pretty song. At ¾ way through, transitions to clap beat with vocal chant and back up vocals. Becomes rock anthem…

Track Listing
1. Took It On The Mouth   6. Thrills
2. Lessons Appear   7. My Policeman's An Addict
3. I Played A Role   8. Diagnosis
4. Diamonds, Girl   9. For The Doctor
5. Science   10. Atlantic, Pacific
  11. Oh, Get Carried