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Minor Victories / Minor Victories
Album:Minor Victories Collection:General
Artist:Minor Victories Added:06/2016
Label:Fat Possum Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-08-21 Pull Date:2016-10-23 
Week Ending:23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 22, 2022:Zootopia
For You Always
4.Sep 18, 2022:Zootopia
2.Sep 21, 2022:Zootopia
Give Up The Ghost
5.Sep 07, 2022:Zootopia
A Hundred Ropes
3.Sep 19, 2022:Zootopia
The Thief
6.Sep 01, 2022:Zootopia

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-08-21 
Band comprised of members of Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors. Shimmering indie rock with a heady dose of synths, strings, and shoegaze. Rachel Goswell sings mostly but sometimes male vox are present too. No FCCs.

1. (3:41) *** Give up the Ghost—Drowsy vocals and guitar distortion, ponderous head-swaying rocker
2. (3:55) ** A Hundred Ropes—Bubbling synth intro, drum machine and dazzling synths/guitars, urgent
3. (6:25) **** Breaking My Light—Dense and grave with a certain airy lightness in the vocals still. Soaring synths and more spare passages with just voice and piano
4. (4:17) Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)—Hopeful, grandiose, twee. Male and female vox, synths, driving guitars
5. (6:42) * Folk Arp—Softer acoustic ballad, airy female vox, sublime synths. Adds drums and feedback-drenched guitars eventually
6. (3:19) ** Cogs—Fast rock anthem, grinding guitars, memorable synth line, never loses momentum
7. (3:50) For You Always—Male and female vox alternate in conversation about a love story. “We once met in Los Angeles just around the time of the Columbine murders and Mojave 3 were playing on Sunset Boulevard at Tower Records.” Steady beat, synths, chime
8. (4:09) Out to Sea—Hazy female vox, strings, synths. Steadily becomes a more thunderous, opulent shoegaze
9. (7:26) ** The Thief—Spooky. Low female vox, chime and violin.
10. (6:20) *** Higher Hopes—Melancholy piano, fragile raw female vox, spare. With three minutes left it takes off—violin and drowned out vocals, swiftly building drums, syrupy shoegaze textures

Track Listing
1.Give Up The Ghost 6.Cogs
2.A Hundred Ropes 7.For You Always
3.Breaking My Light 8.Out To Sea
4.Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard) 9.The Thief
5.Folk Arp 10.Higher Hopes