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Oranger / Shutdown the Sun & From The...
Album:Shutdown the Sun & From The... Collection:General
Artist:Oranger Added:10/2003
Label:Jackpine Social Club 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-02-02 Pull Date:2004-04-05 
Week Ending:28 Mar14 Mar29 Feb22 Feb8 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 15, 2008:Overthrow of PA Pop Overthrow (sub for Phil Andrews)
Going Under
4.Mar 11, 2005:Distraction-Limited
Cut Off Yer Thumbs
2.Aug 18, 2006:Memory Select
Pleschette Gun
5.Sep 06, 2004:Short Song Marathon--Tom, Mr. Sparkle, and Mor fill in
The Rover, Intermission
3.Aug 31, 2005:Lost and Found [sub]
Going Under
6.Sep 06, 2004:Short Song Marathon - Part 3
Twenty Three Skidoo

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-02-15 
Oranger is GREAT local indie-pop, derived from Beatlesque melody and '70s sounds (major 7th chords, tight harmonies).

This is a two-CD set ... Disk 1 is the new Oranger album, 11 great tracks. Disk 2 is a collection of older songs and rarities, excellent stuff that doesn't have that "outtake" sound (well, mostly). These guys are a local treasure.

Some faves:

2- "Hit single," a chugging midtempo beat, melancholy but rocking
4- Gentle psych rock with some cool time-signature twists
8- Parlour pop? Happy, quaint White-Album-like ditty
11- Slow reprise of track 2

13 (disk 2 track 2) - Big dark bassline with comforting lush chords.
14 (disk 2 track 3) - Dreamy, breezy late-'60s pop, great stuff
35 (disk 2 track 24) - Instrumental version of "Suddenly Upsidedown," a song from their previous album
The CD ends with six very short, silly takes of "23 Skidoo."

Track Listing
1.Cut Off Yer Thumbs 21.Yard Sculpture
2.Going Under 22.Space Colony Boogie
3.Bluest Glass Eye Sea 23.The Amazing Life Of...
4.Shutdown the Sun 24.Circle Gets the Square
5.Tree Bent Gun 25.Bleeding Kneecaps
6.Just a Little Dumb 26.Bizarro
7.Othersider 27.Monster
8.The Writer (H.F.) 28.Intermission
9.Static on Teh High Desert 29.Winter Gardener
10.Sweet Goodbye 30.The Rover
11.Delivered By Compass 31.Mike Love not War (Live)
12.Up Over the Summer Fields 32.Sleepwalk
13.Pleschette Gun 33.Manatee Party
14.Shake Yer Leisure 34.Siamese Fingers
15.Gorilla in a Rucksack 35.Sugarpop '66
16.Butterfly Magician 36.Behold, Mercury!
17.April Skies 37.Outside It's Coming Down
18.Things I Say 38.Spy Tactics
19.El Cerebro Esta Zumpando 39.And It's Alright
20.Friend to You 40.Twenty Three Skidoo