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Astounds, The / Astounds, The
Album:Astounds, The Collection:General
Artist:Astounds, The Added:Jun 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-06-06 Pull Date:2016-08-08 
Week Ending:Jul 31Jul 24Jul 17Jul 10Jun 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 10, 2016:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Miercoles Me Va Bien
Sky Dispatches
4.Jul 20, 2016:The Library
Miss Bubble Universes
2.Jul 27, 2016:The Library
Favorite Truth
5.Jul 19, 2016:Hysteresis History
Miss Bubble Universes
3.Jul 25, 2016:Viewer Discretion Advised
The Sun Was Proud
6.Jul 14, 2016:The Library
Canvasses You Happen To

Album Review
In the Process
Reviewed 2016-06-03 
Energetic, fun, slightly disjointed power pop. Another lo-fi project by Dean Wells of The Capstan Shafts. If Guided by Voices did exclusively a bunch of short, catchy pop songs. Combines the infectious hooks of 90s guitar pop with a messy, lo-fi aesthetic. Uplifting, fuzzy melodies and guitar solos galore. The songs are difficult to distinguish from each other and all delightful for the radio.

RIYL: Capstan Shafts, Guided by Voices, Feelies, Breeders, Superchunk, R.E.M., Badfinger, Replacements

No FCC’s!!

1. ***The Sun Was Proud (1:32) –summery, feel-good stuff
2. **Favorite Truth (2:17) – guitar solos that could fit in 70s/80s power pop
3. ***Cemetery Dance Off (1:47) – whining harmonies, evident tambourine here
4. ** Uncanny Valley Sunday (1:28) – “bahh bahh bahh” backing vocals, happy clapping
5. ***Sky Dispatches (1:41) – steady, cheerful melody, flows into next song
6. **I Get Astound (0:44) – just the chorus of a pop song, possibly the band theme
7. ****Canvasses It Happens To (1:30) – they really jam out in this one
8. *** Objectivity is So What Was (1:57) – vocals more relaxed yet uplifting here
9. ***Cosmic Pouts (1:53) – air guitar material
10. **Space That Gets to Be (0:59) – more wistful but still just as catchy
11. **Miss Bubble Universes (2:17) – the song so catchy even that buzzy thing is humming along
12. ***Full Joy (1:33) – more whiney harmonies, more fun

Track Listing
1.The Sun Was Proud 7.Canvasses You Happen To
2.Favorite Truth 8.Objectivity Is So What Was
3.Cemetary Dance Off 9.Cosmic Pouts
4.Uncanny Valley Sunday 10.Space That Gets To Be
5.Sky Dispatches 11.Miss Bubble Universes
6.I Get Astound 12.Full Joy