Giant Haystacks / Blunt Instrument
Album: Blunt Instrument   Collection:General
Artist:Giant Haystacks   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Mistake Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-11-05 Pull Date: 2007-01-07
Week Ending: Jan 7 Dec 31 Dec 24 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 4 3 7

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 02, 2007: At Your Local Dive
Young Shavers
4. Jan 04, 2007: Lines and Dots
Life Goes On
2. May 01, 2007: At Your Local Dive (live performance with The Finches)
Lide Goes On
5. Dec 27, 2006: Under the Radar (2006 at A Glance)
New Position
3. Jan 23, 2007: At Your Local Dive (except for the last 30min - Marco's trip down memory lane)
New Position, The Noose
6. Dec 27, 2006: Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-11-07
GIANT HAYSTACKS – “Blunt Instrument” CD (Mistake)
Great local minimal punk/post-punk. Prominent bass, clearly sung vocals and angular almost no wave guitar in the background. Catchy tracks you can sing along with, the bass often playing along with the singer instead of the guitar. Somewhere between THE JAM, GANG OF FOUR, and THE MINUTEMEN.
1. Very catchy with odd lyrics.
2. The bass is up front while the guitar plays around vocals are just holding on.
**3. Nice guitar and bass interaction.
4. More melodic, poppy and tight.
**5. Faster, noisier, and like THE MINUTEMEN. Great.
**6. Short, jutting, fast, and multiple arty vocalists.
**7. Lost of bass
**8. Choppy jutting quick track again not that far from THE MINUTEMENN
**9. Love the busy guitar. Almost spoken vocals.
10. Slower and more spoken vocals. Vocals later fall a little flat.
11. Fast but with funny low vocals…sound like a guy singing for the first time.
12. All over the place guitar.
Great stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Catatonic State   7. New Position
2. Not Entitled   8. Closing Time Scene
3. Lide Goes On   9. Question Time
4. Young Shavers   10. Cost/Benefit Analysis
5. Valour   11. Election Day
6. The Noose   12. Winston Is A Grass