Essex Green, The / Hardly Electronic
Album: Hardly Electronic   Collection:General
Artist:Essex Green, The   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-07-04 Pull Date: 2018-09-05
Week Ending: Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15
Airplays: 3 2 2 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 10, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
Sloane Ranger
4. Nov 26, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
2. Sep 22, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Smith & 9th
5. Apr 09, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
Sloane Ranger
3. Oct 07, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
Sloane Ranger
6. Jul 31, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
Smith & 9th

Album Review
Super Chuck
Reviewed 2018-07-03
The Essex Green are a neo-psychedelic pop outfit from Brooklyn, NY, via Burlington, VT. Fans will recognize The Essex Green’s signature sound in this work, their first since 2006's Cannibal Sea: stacks of harmonies, upbeat melodies telling melancholy tales, layers of keys and sparkling Telecasters. Their time-honored custom of fusing obsession with spontaneity has been refined through experience and wisdom. Hardly Electronic continues their string of excellent releases without missing a beat.

Like: Belle and Sebastian, The Apples in Stereo, Beulah

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Play: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10

1.Sloane Ranger (4:02) 60ish sunshine pop that they do so well.
2.The 710 (3:45) Classic Essex Green track.
3.Don't Leave It in Our Hands (4:20) Soaring coda that signals you're in for something truly special.
4.In the Key of Me (3:51) Complicated melody that is laced with an echo of arty Baroque rock.
5.Modern Rain (4:12) Has a root that touches the best of The Beatles’ pop sound.
6.Catatonic (3:37) Breezy pop with thrilling liftoff chorus.
7.Patsy Desmond (4:16) Piano ballad with lush strings, acoustic guitar and harmonized vocals.
8.Bye Bye Crow (2:44) Country track to its core.
9.Waikiki (2:49) The great pop center of the record.
10.January Says (4:23) Sublime chorus embraces the dramatic guitar and organ.
11.Slanted by Six (3:38) Earnest ballad that gathers steam, guitars, vocal harmonies.
12.Smith & 9th (3:31) Relaxing flow indie pop.
13.Another Story (4:13) Clever bit of pop music.
14.Bristol Sky (4:40) Pure folk psych with a graceful melody.

Track Listing
1. Sloane Ranger   8. Bye Bye Crow
2. The 710   9. Waikiki
3. Don't Leave It In Our Hands   10. January Says
4. In The Key Of Me   11. Slanted By Six
5. Modern Rain   12. Smith & 9th
6. Catatonic   13. Another Story
7. Patsy Desmond   14. Bristol Sky