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Persephone's Bees / Notes From The Underworld
Album:Notes From The Underworld Collection:General
Artist:Persephone's Bees Added:12/2006

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-04-08 Pull Date:2007-06-10 
Week Ending:10 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May13 May6 May29 Apr22 Apr

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 29 Mar 14:Eme O
Music Casserole
4.Thu, 28 Jun 07:Natalie
At Your Local Dive
2.Tue, 08 Jul 08:Andrea L
Deep Fried & Sanctified
5.Tue, 26 Jun 07:Francis D
Time Traveler
3.Wed, 26 Dec 07:Francis D
Time Traveler
6.Fri, 08 Jun 07:Gamma
Living Souls

Album Review
Natalie Ruiz Tofano
Reviewed 2007-04-06 
LOCAL! 2nd album from Oakland-based retro pop/prog rock band. First self produced LP, “City of Love” was nominated for best debut album at CMAs in 02. Also received a 2001 SF Weekly Award for Best Pop Band. Songs are mixture of dancey, retro indie pop w/heavy electro guitar based prog rock. Fem vox (Angelina Moysov – orig fr/Russia) are strong & sweet & have a foreign feel w/her accent. Generally I enjoyed the upbeat tracks more.
NO FCCs Picks – 3, 4, 5, 7, 2 -natalie

1 – happy pop w/cutesy sing along lyrics, jumpy piano; heavy guitar a bit much
2 – swaying and sweet pop, a little quirky w/electro bits and xylophone; sounds a bit like Belle and Sebastian/Camera Obscura w/a retro sound
3! – faster beat, more retro pop w/organ and percussion; great vocals on this song; really fun instrumental at end section with jazzy bass, guitar and organ
4! – the “single” track on this album; retro bossa nova/jazz sound w/prominent piano & organ; lyrics a bit boring, but great sound w/dancey bass
5! – yea! Silly motorcycle sound intro; retro spy music w/twangy surf guitar & soft vocals, along w/some electro space sounds; also, song in Russian
6 – mellower track, a little too sweet/poppy for me w/lyrics about being in love
7! – jumpy fast beat w/driving guitar & deeper vocals, another dancey or bounce around track; weird interlude where it fades out & back in
8 – another mellower track, soft/sweet vocals; lilting guitar but still a bit electro heavy; again, a little too sweet (for me)
9 – heavy, fuzzy guitar pop w/hint of blues rock; fast-paced beat & driving bass
10 – acoustic guitar intro, tapping percussion & spoken vox; transitions fr/heavy electro guitar to sweet piano pop; cheesy wailing guitar solo midway
11 – slow pop w/soft guitar & floating vocals, w/heavier drum/guitar interludes

Track Listing
1.Way To Your Heart 6.Even Though I'm Fooling Around
2.Climbing 7.On The Earth
3.City Of Love 8.Walk To The Moon
4.Nice Day 9.Paper Plan
5.Muzika Dlya Fil'ma 10.Queen's Night Out