|Braun, Grace D.Q.E / Im Your Girl|
|Album:||Im Your Girl||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Braun, Grace D.Q.E||Added:||11/2002|
|Label:||Dark Beloved Cloud|
|Add Date:||2003-01-06||Pull Date:||2003-03-10|
|Week Ending:||23 Feb||2 Feb||26 Jan||19 Jan|
|1.||Oct 26, 2005:||Eels in the Loo |
Time Has Told Me
|4.||Feb 19, 2003:||Brownian Motion |
|2.||Apr 20, 2004:||Cold Clammy Hand of Friendship |
Sent on Ahead, The Quiet Ride
|5.||Jan 28, 2003:||In The Leaves |
|3.||Jul 14, 2003:||Radio Red Well |
What I've Seen
|6.||Jan 21, 2003:||In The Leaves |
Time Has Told Me
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.
+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
|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|
|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|