Subtonix / Tarantism
Album: Tarantism   Collection:General
Artist:Subtonix   Added:Aug 2002
Label:Troubleman Unlimited  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-09 Pull Date: 2002-11-11
Week Ending: Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 22 Sep 15
Airplays: 2 4 1 3 1 5 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 20, 2019: on the warpath
Into the Fire
4. Mar 15, 2007: public noize racket
Into the Fire
2. Jan 23, 2010: On The Warpath
Ashtray Girl
5. Feb 07, 2006: Eclectica: more mustaches?
Ashtray Girl
3. Apr 12, 2008: On The Warpath
Into the Fire
6. Dec 13, 2005: eclectica: the final 10 shows
Into the Fire

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-08-25
Punky new wave goth, all female recently defunct local band (see their Wed Night Live CD). Spooky synths play a big part in these songs that are mostly driving urgent surfy beats a la Slant Six. The beat/synth combo smacks of new wave punk stuff, early MTV fare (Missing Persons?) but that is quickly erased by the total mix and overall feel, more like Joy Division. Sax plays a big part on many songs, bringing to mind No Wave bands and the X-Ray Spex. But this is far too garagy for all of that. Check it out.

1) driving urgent beat w/ swirling synth and sax up front
2) new wave goth feel, upbeat simple beat bogs slightly
3) straight upbeat driving
4) new wavey feel
5) straight song w/o sax, devolves in end
6) surfier beat, discordant riff, different feel
7) more
8) slower joy division feel
9)sax out front surfy punk
10) upbeat with sax

Track Listing
1. Into the Fire   6. Throwing Rocks in the Sewer
2. Dropout   7. In Theatres
3. Black Nails in My Coffin   8. Berlin 1930
4. Ashtray Girl   9. X-Rated
5. My Favorite Way to Die   10. Vertigo