Young Jesus / Whole Thing Is Just There, The
Album: Whole Thing Is Just There, The   Collection:General
Artist:Young Jesus   Added:Nov 2018
Label:Saddle Creek  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-11-24 Pull Date: 2019-01-26
Week Ending: Jan 20 Jan 13 Dec 23 Dec 2
Airplays: 5 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 29, 2019: Magnetized Toner = Best of 2018 [Conclusion] + New Music
Fourth Zone Of Gaits
4. Jan 16, 2019: Brownian Motion
2. Jan 18, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler’s Token Brit Assistant
Fourth Zone Of Gaits
5. Jan 15, 2019: Attitude Adjustment
3. Jan 16, 2019: The Fuzz Deli
Fourth Zone Of Gaits
6. Jan 13, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
For Nana

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2018-11-24
LA quartet that uses emo as a point-of-departure for adventurous, jazz-inspired and improvisation-heavy jams. Loose, meandering, and melodically askew like Sonic Youth, but swapping out Sonic Youth’s cool for wide-eyed wonder. Perfect for lovers of ’90s mathy post-rock like Slint, Rodan, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Chavez, and Lift to Experience not long after. Also great for lovers of newer, rough-around-the-edges emo-ish bands like Big Thief or TWIABP. And what other rock ’n’ roll bands are putting [good] twenty-minute songs on their records right now? Favorites: 1, 3, 5. No FCCs detected.

1. *(5:58)—Upbeat. Grungy, mathy plod to start. Stops and picks up speed. Long build, post-rock meets Steve Reich. Slow again before a bashout ending.
2. (6:58)—Piano beginning. Slow and blocky rock. Metaphysical lyrics. Long instrumental jam section. Nice big group vocal finish.
3. *(4:17)—Slow, woozy, warm, pretty. Explores its own vibe, doesn’t jump around, except for a nice noisy guitar solo.
4. (6:21)—Mid-tempo, stuttering beat. Really reminds me of Lift to Experience. Some Thin Lizzy moments, too! Jazzy middle. Long distorted guitar finish.
5. *(5:34)—Mid-tempo. Starts with post-rock guitar. Minimal, pretty jazz-like improvisations. Dreamy, yearning build: beautiful! Fades out.
6. (20:39)—Slow, relaxed beat. Builds and hits a shuddering groove. Long jam, up and down and up and down. Goes way out. Spoken/sung middle reminds me a bit of both Patti Smith and Anohni. And back to the beginning.

Track Listing
1. Deterritory   4. Bell
2. Saganism Vs. Buddhism   5. For Nana
3. Fourth Zone Of Gaits   6. Gulf