Phillips, Britta & Wareham, De / L'avventura
Album: L'avventura   Collection:General
Artist:Phillips, Britta & Wareham, De   Added:Jul 2003
Label:Jetset Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-13 Pull Date: 2003-12-15
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 02, 2007: Fiction Romance
Knives From Bavaria
4. Oct 29, 2003: Wednesday Morning Radio Program
Indian Summer
2. Jan 15, 2004: 15 Miles til Sunday
Night Nurse
5. Oct 22, 2003: Wednesday Morning Radio Program
Random Rules
3. Nov 27, 2003: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Night Nurse
6. Oct 15, 2003: sad and dangerous
Ginger Snaps

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-10-14
There are some great, mellow indie pop songs here led by Dean Wareham of Luna and Galaxie 500 fame. Is he dating Britta Phillips? A neat factoid about her – she used to be the voice of Jem from the 80s rock cartoon Jem and the Holograms. Though she is hot, and her voice has the same sweetness of Saint Etienne, she sometimes strays melodically just a little too close to the border of pop diva for me. Dean, on the other hand, has a much better sense of understatement in melody. In addition to the very typical Luna sounding songs here, there are also some nice covers - Silver Jews’ Random Rules, the Doors’ Indian Summer, and Angel Corpus Christi’s Threw it Away.
6, 10, 1, 2, 9.

1. sweet midtempo pop song, boy/girl duet. nice, catchy.
2. driven by a catchy lounge beat, syncopated bass. supercute duet.
3. midtempo strummed guitars. mostly boy vox. almost like cracker.
4. very slow swing, dreamy diva vocals, a bit pop for me. shoegazer.
5. quiet arpeggiated guitar w/ boy vox. then grooves slow, builds.
6. classic squeaky vox between luna & galaxie 500. mellow. great!
7. spacy, wandering girl vox. her melodies are too close to pop diva.
8. cover of threw it away by angel corpus christi. midtempo groove,
distorted guitar. mostly boy vox, very typical luna application.
9. strummed guitars, breathy girl vox. wandering.
10. a worthy cover of silver jews’ amazing 1st song off american water.
amazing lyrics, so sad, so beautiful. good choice, dean.
11. cover of the doors’ indian summer. wandering, drony.

Track Listing
1. Night Nurse   6. Hear the Wind Blow
2. Ginger Snaps   7. Your Baby
3. I Deserve It   8. Threw It Away
4. Out Walking   9. Knives From Bavaria
5. Moonshot   10. Random Rules
  11. Indian Summer