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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 23Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19

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

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
+8.fast, 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
+1.fast, 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.
4.you'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
+10.fast, 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.
+14.fast, short, ode to freckles
+15.mid-fast, it's fun.
+17.fast, hurt, righteous. about the suicide of a Nick Drake?
+18.fast, 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