El Gato / We're Birds
Album: We're Birds   Collection:General
Artist:El Gato   Added:May 2002
Label:Motherload Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-08-12 Pull Date: 2002-10-14
Week Ending: Oct 6 Sep 8
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 20, 2011: Garrulous Greg Talks about E
Lost in America Part 2
4. Aug 22, 2002: Strange Attractors
Lost in America Part 2
2. Oct 03, 2002: Baptism of Solitude
Three Moons Over
5. Aug 20, 2002: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
3. Sep 04, 2002: press and release
Never Thought I Was

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2002-08-01
male vox, well produced but not overly slick pop, guitar/drums/bass/kbd/reverb, mellow but not the least lethargic. Lyrics kinda silly so I try not to pay attention. All tracks decent. Most pick up after a slow start
1.very brief acapella intro track, let it run into next
+2.nicely layered rock track, hints of emo
3.synth/kbds takes the lead here, slower, rock band picks it up halfway through though the mood doesn't change much.
+4.mid tempo pop, some backwards production halfway through
5.mid-tempo, Simple basic beat."winter is taking over" repeated
6.getting too "big" here, like a movie theme. ¾ time
7.keeping it anthemic
+8.continues from previous track- quiet guitar intro, harmonized vox, drums come in and stay low in the mix, some unobtrusive synths.
+9.pop hook. Vocals sorta like janes addiction here. Goes with next track
10.one minute, picks up where 9 leaves off, guys sing "aaaah" to the tune.
11.clear intro, becomes fuzzy
12.this one starts mid-fast and fuzzy and stays that way
13.heavy on the piano & echo
14.starts w/whale sounds + singing-thru-the-phone effect

Track Listing
1. Intro   8. Lost in America Part 2
2. Wonderlost   9. Three Moons Over
3. Were Birds   10. Modnight Beach Theme
4. Pianos on Crutches   11. Reso Silverleaf
5. Winter   12. Stained-Glass Windshield
6. Christmas in My City   13. Never Thought I Was
7. Lost in America Part 1   14. Dolphin with Legs