Division of Lauralee / Blackcity
Album: Blackcity   Collection:General
Artist:Division of Lauralee   Added:Oct 2002
Label:Burning Heart Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-18 Pull Date: 2003-01-20
Week Ending: Dec 1 Nov 24
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2002: Robin Hood Music (subbing for Milo)
2. Nov 22, 2002: Robin Hood Music

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2002-11-19
Swedish punks on Epitaph/Burning Heart. These guys, along with the Hives, International Noise Conspiracy, Hellacopters, and Sahara Hotnights (all of which have gone through the A-file recently), are being hyped as garage punk revivalists. Like a lot of those bands’ releases, this album is too well-produced to count as “garage” though. Nonetheless, it’s catchy, a bit dark, and has a number of good songs.

1. This is the first single. Catchy punk sound but a bit gimmicky in terms of the chorus, “You need to get some.”
2. Very Stooges-ish sound here both in terms of sloppy guitars, manic drums and singing.
4. Slower, with neat little synth sounds over the chorus.
5. Similar in feel to the first one. Catchy, but again, a little gimmicky in the chorus, “You’ve got everything you need / From me!”
6. Really mellow, with an ocean-y sounding slide guitar and soft keyboard.
7. FCC warning
8. My favorite song on the whole CD. Very catchy punk, with a little edge to it, and with a minimal amount of cheese. If you pick one track to play, make it this one.
9. Very soft, with some string instruments in the background. A bit melodramatic and atmospheric, but worth a listen.
10. Really paranoid, fast punk stuff.
11. FCC warning.
12. FCC warning.

Track Listing
1. Need to Get Some   7. The Truth Is Fucked
2. We've Been Planning this for   8. Blackcity
3. Number One   9. I Walk on Broken Glass
4. Trapped in   10. Second Rule Is
5. Access Identity   11. Pretty Electric
6. I Guess I'm Healed   12. Wild and Crazy