Showdown at the Equator / Character Study
Album: Character Study   Collection:General
Artist:Showdown at the Equator   Added:Aug 2004
Label:<No Label Info>  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-16 Pull Date: 2005-03-20
Week Ending: Jan 30
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
3. Jan 23, 2005: Robot Talent Show
Dear Friend
2. Oct 17, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
Canadian Dime

Album Review
Guest DJ Account
Reviewed 2005-01-07
"Soft Sound" pleasant jangly pop with dreamy vocals. This is exactly the kind of pop to play on a lazy afternoon and daydream to. Male and female vocalists (with voices slightly fuzzed occasionally) take turns wistfully thinking aloud over looping guitars, bubbly organ, and shuffling drums. In the case of a few tracks, this style gets a little tired, and the songs either are or seem longer than necessary. There are no dud tracks though, and all are nice and relaxing. This is album is a good choice for fans of Majestic and Bikeride.
FCC Clean
Start with: 10, 8, 7 then: 6,2 Reviewed by: Coop

1. fairly fast, male vocal, smooth looping/sliding/shuffling guitar, fairly minimalist song, longer than necessary
2. * fast, quiet slightly fuzzed female vocals, jangly, great bubbly guitar hooks
3. mid tempo, female vox, acoustic guitar, ethereal organ, lounge influence, mid tempo
4. fairly fast, male vox, intertwining repeated guitar lines
5. slowish, male and female vocal, unremarkable
6. * mid tempo, male vox, entertaining lyrics
7. ** fairly fast with slow parts, female vox, album centerpiece, catchy video game sounds, long song with various movements, most musically diverse song on album, vocals cut out with 2 minutes left, gives way to guitar soloing/noises
8. ** mid tempo, female vox, amusing lyrical premise: "you make me shine like a Canadian dime," lovely acoustic guitar soloing, catchy vocals
9. male vocal, extreme Steely Dan vibe
10. ** slowish, soft electric piano leads, ultra-chill, female vox begins at 2:15

Track Listing
1. Character Study   6. Urban Camping
2. Consequences   7. Dear Friend
3. Powers   8. Canadian Dime
4. Psychopathic I   9. Out of Sympathy
5. Turnpike   10. Red Zinfandel