Shipping News / Three-Four
Album: Three-Four   Collection:General
Artist:Shipping News   Added:Mar 2003
Label:Quarterstick Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-28 Pull Date: 2003-06-30
Week Ending: Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11 May 4
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 2 4 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 01, 2005: Strange Attractor
We Start to Drift
4. Jun 10, 2003: Lick My moody guitar
You Can't Hide the Mark Inse
2. Jun 20, 2003: The Weekend Effect
You Can't Hide the Mark Inse
5. Jun 03, 2003: lick my moody guitar
You Can't Hide the Mark Inse
3. Jun 17, 2003: Lick My Moody Guitar
The Architect in Hell
6. May 28, 2003: the discovery channel
The Architect in Hell

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-04-14
Dark indie meanderings, in places theres an acoustic layered vocal feel a la Sebedoh or Eric’s Trip, in others theres dark dissonant heavy electrified material, bordering on Shellac emo. Not overtly post rock despite the Chicago/Quarterstick connection, but I could see them on a bill with Tortoise, Crime in Choir. Understated layered male vocal production. Guit/bass/drums. Simple song structures are mostly dark and minor and introspective. Overall trippy dissonant sparse yet heavy, intelligent and psyche. Nice. Hang yourself today, avoid the rush.

1) ¾ mellow acoustic with voc layers and sounds a la sebedoh, eric’s trip
2) heavy snare beat, dark minor guit tone
3) heavy beat, overdriven, understated vocs, dark and spooky, cool organ
4) emo urgency, start stop, instrumental
5) mellow with dissonant clean guits, backwards guit leads
6) cool dark synth, beat, repetitious, hypnotic, long with trippy synth outro that could be faded or used as soundbed easily
7) acoustic, dissonant desperate, noise ridden
8) upbeat fast driving pace, dissonant guits
9) heavy beat, cool theme that is explored minimally a bit, gets post rockish on us
10) 6/4 timed heavy beat, vocs, nice treatments, cool strings
11) no drums, strumming ¾ dark folk feel
12) instrumental guit rock jam, post punk somehow
13) upbeat near pop rock 80’s feel, true indie rock
14) epic instrumental feel, nice guits and med-slow pace, mindfull

Track Listing
1. Sickening Bridge Versus Horr   8. You Can't Hide the Mark Inse
2. Haunted on Foot   9. Cock-A-Doodle-Do
3. Paper Lanterns   10. Non Volant
4. Haymaker   11. ...Diamond Lined Star...
5. Dogs   12. Wax Museum
6. We Start to Drift   13. The Architect in Hell
7. Variegated   14. Everglade