Alaska! / Rescue Through Tomahawk
Album: Rescue Through Tomahawk   Collection:General
Artist:Alaska!   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Altitude Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-09-11 Pull Date: 2005-11-13
Week Ending: Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Sep 25 Sep 18
Airplays: 1 3 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 14, 2006: Hangtime
Through the Years
4. Oct 15, 2005: Biff Bang Pow
The Fury of Trees
2. Dec 16, 2005: vampires dont bite other vampires
Real Is Your Control
5. Oct 13, 2005: Trip Over Sparkle
C the Shape
3. Oct 20, 2005: Lost and Found
Real Is Your Control
6. Oct 13, 2005: Lost and Found
Kiss You

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2005-08-19
Alaska! (ex Sebatoh/Folk Implosion) is a pop-rock blend of 70s classic rock with power-popish guitar jangle and messy guitar leads that flirt with dissonance and angularity that give the band the hard edge they need to escape from being just another Live 105 alterna pop-band. Heavy bass lines with lots of of vocal harmonies and production effects (eg. use of uncredited but noticable sustained organ/synth notes, tambourines etc) give out a strong psych sensibility. A blend of Aerosmith, U2, Les Savy Fav, Radiohead, and the Strokes.
Play: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
1. 70s rock guitar grooves, distorto chops, heavy bass lines, and psych departures.
2. Jangly guitars, somber mood and vocals.
3. Edgy. Head bopping power-pop number.
4. Catchy pop-alterna rock. Upbeat. Pleasant vocal harmonies... the Strokes? Power pop guit jangle.
5. Slow builds up to med tempo. Mood reminds Radiohead.
6. Steady med-tempo with heavy bass line and early U2 vocals. Fuzzy guitar mess in the background and lots of sustained synths. Goes on forever (8 min).
7. 60 seconds of beautiful Nick Cave-like slow-spooky noise.
8. Striped down rock with lyrics about social change. Nice guitar chops. Early U2.
9. Slow and pretty with chimes and bells. Swells up into a rocking groove with dissonant guitars that sound like Seth's lines from Les Savy Fav.
10. Acoustic folky number. Atmospheric.

Track Listing
1. The Fury of Trees   6. Through the Years
2. Krystal Korpse   7. Interlude/Lose Yourself
3. Real Is Your Control   8. C the Shape
4. Kiss You   9. The Light
5. Surrender   10. Stay