Braun, Grace D.Q.E / Im Your Girl
Album: Im Your Girl   Collection:General
Artist:Braun, Grace D.Q.E   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Dark Beloved Cloud  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-06 Pull Date: 2003-03-10
Week Ending: Feb 23 Feb 2 Jan 26 Jan 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 24, 2023: Virtually Happy
What I've Seen
4. Oct 26, 2005: Eels in the Loo
Time Has Told Me
2. Nov 02, 2021: Virtually Happy-Buggy
5. Apr 20, 2004: Cold Clammy Hand of Friendship
Sent on Ahead, The Quiet Ride
3. Oct 19, 2021: Virtually Happy
6. Jul 14, 2003: Radio Red Well
What I've Seen

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2002-11-17
DQE is an underknown, great (if quirky) rock band. The lead, Grace Braun, is much like Jad Fair or Daniel Johnston (but a decade younger): strong DIY ethos with clear personal expression in the songs.

It's the same players on both the discs- the Grace Braun is a little more on folk/country/bluegrass and the DQE is more punk. Music is a rock trio recorded live to 2-track in the studio, some self-harmonizing added later. Vox are earnest though often "off" (just adds to the charm if you ask me).

This is about their 6th album, not counting their cassettes. From around Atlanta. An aside- I'm sometimes confused as to which voice the song's story is told with- similar to some Magnetic Fields.

Grace disc:
+1.mid-slow. harmonium & acoustic guitar. Nibbled the belladonna.
2.toy piano, happy
+3.mid-fast sad acoustic country
4.mid-slow, relieved, found-a-love song
+5.Catchy, countryish indie-rock, lost-a-love song
6.barroom piano, lost-a-dad song?
7.toy piano keeps a monotone beat, slow, drawn-out vocal, 3/4 time, twang guitar, rebound song
+9. Indy-rock depression, just voice & piano. Nick Drake cover.
+10.Dulcimer & marching drums. Leaving song.
+11.Great midtempo easygoing pickup song.
12.Folk. Rare- a male voice harmonizes.
13.Catchy singalong river song. Reprises "Jenny Wren" from a previous album.
+14.Very pretty, acoustic guitar & voice only. Sad- about a child's death - but not at all woeful.
15.spoons? quiet bass, acoustic guitar. Sounds like a judgement song.
16. Slow stripped alt-country you're-the-one-for-me song.Nick Drake cover
17.mid-slow, we're fishies in a pond, sweet
18. The famous Frost poem set to music
19.A-capella, solo and mournful, sounding 100% Appalachian (A.P. Carter)

DQE disc- queerly fits w/some 90s queercore, exhortation to continue rocking
+2. Fun cuz it goes from fast to slow (A.P. Carter)
+3.mid-fast, catchy, cool Jad Fair-like bridge.'re-the-random-one-for-me song, not enough energy
5.Lethargic version of #6 from Grace disc
+6.Horror movie song
+7.simple, punky cut-her-down song (yeah you know her, rip her to shreds)
8.raining tears, countryish enough to belong on the Grace disc
9.mid-slow, rebound song
11.mid-fast, complaining about an annoying ego, clever rhyming, gamelike
+12. sing-song 3/4 time, let-me-be-yours, dedicated to John Fahey!
13.Spoken intro, mid-slow & heavy-handed. I don't get what this is about., short, ode to freckles
+15.mid-fast, it's fun.
16.slow, hurt, righteous. about the suicide of a Nick Drake?, looking outward. Daniel Johnston cover

Track Listing
1. Down in the Garden   19. The Wandering Boy
2. The Constant Friend   20. Rock on
3. My Darling, My Dear   21. Jealous Hearted Me
4. Could this Be the Moment?   22. Fabulous Guy
5. Better Place to Hide   23. I Choose You
6. Im Your Girl   24. Im Your Girl
7. Dont Stop the Music   25. Devils Shoes
8. Fire Engine Blues   26. Mas of Class
9. Parasite   27. Blue Teardrops
10. Dulcimer Song   28. Monstor
11. Tonight You'll Take Her Home   29. Too Late to Love Me
12. The Wandering Girl   30. Passive Aggressive
13. Muddy River   31. Candy Girl
14. Sent on Ahead   32. Gonna Get You
15. Short Days of Fall   33. Freckles
16. Time Has Told Me   34. Hot Dog!
17. On the Lake   35. If I Could Fly
18. The Road Less Travelled   36. The Quiet Ride
  37. What I've Seen