Various Artists / What-The-Heckfest 2005
Album: What-The-Heckfest 2005   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2005
Label:Kelp! Monthly  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-08-14 Pull Date: 2005-10-16
Week Ending: Sep 25 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21
Airplays: 1 2 5 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 25, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
4. Aug 08, 2006: The Top Shelf (local music special)
This Ship It Sails Today
2. Feb 12, 2008: At Your Local Dive
Beaten Down, 17
5. Feb 28, 2006: Lick My moody Guitar
Clear As a Bell
3. Feb 17, 2007: Biff Bang Pow
6. Dec 18, 2005: The Ground State

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2005-08-15
This is a fucking GREAT collection assembled by Karl Blau to help celbrate this year’s What-The-Heckfest which takes place up in Anacordes Wa.. I’ll explain: What-The-Heck is an anual festival put on by the Anacortes record label Know-Yr-Own records and features basically one giant group of friend which includes many K records all stars. Kelp! Is a monthly CD-R music series put together by K and Know-Yr-Own veteran Karl Blau. This cd is the 19th Kelp release and features amazing songs by Mount Eerie, Calvin Johnson, Little Wings, Mecca Normal, Kimya Dawson, D+, Dennis Driscal + Many more. Songs range from Lo-Fi pop to Anti-Folk to Punk to Avant Hip Hop. This CD highlights the amazing talent that exists up there in the Pacific Northwest music scenes. So many choices to play, so much weirdness and beauty, I love it! -tHE bAWD oF eUPHONy

CD 1
1**(2:37) Poison Dart: Simple fem pop stomp, uplifting with great chorus’.
2*(3:19) The Graves: Cool percussion, acoustic folk-country twang. Very cool
3**(3:40) Al Larsen: Cool scratchy beat over piano and off-Vox stomp. Bluesy and wierd
4***(3:17) Whysp: Great vocals, faster weird cowboy song. Great arrangements.
5**(1:30) Little Wings: Very odd, talk singing on an answering machine message. Love it
6***(1:38) Woely: Dubbed out beat, off guitar drone and duel vocals (Phil Elvrum?), Moody
7***(3:07) Calvin Johnson: Calvin’s Great LOW vocals over lo-fi cowboy ballad, real funny!
8***(2:10) Watery Graves: Instrumental moody piece, piano, drums and snapping. Pretty
9***(5:22) Bryan & Clara Elliot: Favorite Track! Bryan and his young daughter singing a moody ballad live. She has the cutest voice but she really sings it feeling. AWESOME!
10***(3:42) Laura Veirs: Beautiful finger picked guitar with fem vox. Moody and lo-fi.
11**(2:13) Nate Ashley: Great Lo-fi pop. Electro beat, with guit, drums, melodica and vox.
12**(3:23) Squid Vs. Shark: Moody lo-fi pop. acoustic guitar and vox. Cool
13*(5:04) Solvents: Live ballad, strummy guitar, violin and drums, Nice
14***(4:06) Mount Eerie: Live w/ full band. Vox, fuzzy guitar and steady beat. I love Phil
15***(3:01) Mecca Normal: Electric Guitar and Fem Vox. Classic Mecca Normal Song. Punk influenced. Rocking

CD 2
1***(4:42) D+:Epic vocals, strummy guitars, cymbol crashes and doomy electric riff!
2**(3:48) Liar Bird: Slow piano, duel fem vocals. Drunk feel, cool changes. Love it!
3***(2:35) Kimya Dawson: Super Lo-fi recording, quick vocals and guitar, upbeat.
4**(5:05) The Gift Machine: Horn intro into slow beat driven song. Think Pavement
5**(2:08) Your Heart Breaks: Slow piano, march beat, fem vox. Popy
6**(2:07) Darrin Matthies: Palace Brothers ballad, drunk and swingy. Cool
7***(2:00) Sandman: accapella song about animals & humans. Funny lyrics. Cool
8*(4:11) Eddy Blau: Coasting pop number. Cool. Think Lo-Fi Elvis Costello
9***(3:31) Intentional Falls: Upbeat but moody. Catchy pop, great chorus. Yes!
10*(3:04) Frank Barcott: Upbeat pop.
11***(2:30) Fanny Algier: Fuzzy guitar, rocking, lo-fi Punk feel. Acoustic Dead Kennedys
12***(1:20) Jesus Chords: Polka-pop-punk. Awesome!
13***(2:25) Dennis Driscoll: RAD white-boy rap. Funny as fuck! Awe Shit!
14***(4:21) Mouseheart Factor: Soft wurlitzer, moody guitar line, low beat. Enchanting!
15**(2:54) Amigo: Drunk ballad, ucalele, vox, farty trumpet. Odd but still poppy.
16***(3:20) Thanksgiving: I love this guy. Moody piano, guitar, Cool double vocals.
17***(5:08) Karl Blau: The master of ceremonies. Weird glitch beat and swirly sounds. Sweet vocals and electronicness. Beat enters later. RAD!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Poison Dart Lay Low Lay Low
2. Graves, the Clarity
3. Larsen, Al Walk Through the Mystery
4. Whysp This Ship It Sails Today
5. Little Wings Rooster Calls
6. Woely Reconciliation
7. Johnson, Calvin Empty Cat in the Bunkhouse
8. Watery Graves Instrumental
9. Elliot, Bryan & Clara Summer Wine
10. Veirs, Laura 17
11. Ashley, Nate Monkey See, Monkey
12. Squid Vs. Shark Outside Down
13. Solvents Summertime
14. Mount Eerie No Flashlight
15. Mecca Normal Beaten Down
16. D+ Red, White & Blue Lite
17. Liar Bird All the Trees
18. Dawson, Kimya I Like Giants
19. Gifta Machine, the Landmines of Love
20. Your Heart Breaks Lullaby
21. Mathies, Darrin Crawdad Hole
22. Sandman Crazy Animals
23. Blau, Eddy Sunday
24. International Falls Clear As a Bell
25. Barcott, Frank Lets Talks About Me
26. Fanny Algier Brown Lantern
27. Jesus Chords Shriek & Silence
28. Driscoll, Dennis Lea Rap
29. Mouseheart Factor Whats Coming Over Me
30. Amigo I Will Run to You
31. Thanksgiving Song
32. Blau, Karl Suggestion