Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Banhart, Devendra / Oh Me Oh My...
Album:Oh Me Oh My... Collection:General
Artist:Banhart, Devendra Added:01/2003
Label:Young God Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-01-27 Pull Date:2003-03-31 
Week Ending:23 Mar2 Mar23 Feb16 Feb9 Feb2 Feb
Airplays:211212

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 19 Apr 09:SASQUATCH
The Twilight Zone
4.Tue, 23 Nov 04:The Bawd Of Euphony
Lick My Moody Guitar Show
2.Thu, 13 Apr 06:Eel
knifefishhappyhour
5.Tue, 26 Oct 04:Mor
All This - And Mor!
3.Fri, 08 Apr 05:Natty
The Fifth Column: Music for the Discerning Proletariat
6.Mon, 06 Sep 04:Mor
Short Song Marathon - Part 3

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-01-22 
Low-fi folky weirdness from Michael Gira’s (Swans) Young God label. Even the cover artwork looks Swans (was indeed designed by Gira) and the music sure feels that way, like lo fi ghetto blaster late night rough ideas, drafts for Swans songs recorded with an acoustic guit and singing. Sounds of birds and cars etc imply it was recorded during the day out in a park. Vocals are double upped, female, Jarboe-soul-swanky-swampy-smarmy-gospel at times with some strange Diamanda Galas freakout moments. Simple guitar and that’s about it. I’m one of the biggest Swans fans in the world but I find some of this pretentious. Regardless of how I feel, its still cool and twisted and since most of the songs clock in under 2 minutes, merciful. Left me realizing how incredible Faun Fables is.

1) brief, w/ handclap
2) very swans’ish in the repetitive demonic melody
3) folky familiar feel
4) kinda psychotic feel
5) waltz, mellow, strange
6) strange sounds followed by ditty
7) mellow with almost a real chorus about Michigan
8) folky with some overdriven yells and lots of off-tune vocs
9) mellow, almost songlike
10) mellow song
11) sorta bluesy, some vague percussion
12) brief, strange vocs
13) almost melodic
14) swampier, smarmy
15) almost pleasant folk feel, bordering on “normal”, quite nice, ends with strange radio like sample
16) spooky swans feel w/ jarboe/galas voc twang
17) instrumental
18) childlike w/ la la’s
19) gospel feel w/ vocs and handclaps only
20) strange tape manip intro, then simple tune
21) slower
22) xmas theme, slow

Track Listing
1.Tick Eats the Olives... 12.The Red Lagoon
2.Roots... 13.A Gentle Soul
3.The Charles C. Leary 14.Happy Happy Oh
4.Nice People... 15.Pumpkin Seeds
5.Animals... 16.The Thumbs...
6.Cosmos and Demos 17.Legless Love
7.Michigan State 18.Marigold
8.Lend Me Your Teeth 19.Make It Easier
9.Hey Miss Cane 20.Ones
10.Soon Is Good 21.Little Monkey
11.Tell Me Something 22.The Spirit Is Near