+/- / Let's Build A Fire
Album: Let's Build A Fire   Collection:General
Artist:+/-   Added:Jan 2007
Label:Absolutely Kosher Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-01-21 Pull Date: 2007-03-25
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Feb 11 Jan 28
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 21, 2007: I once was Canadian
Leap Year
4. Mar 15, 2007: Fiction Romance
The Important Thing Is To Love
2. Mar 20, 2007: Prego Means Please
Ignoring All The Detours
5. Feb 28, 2007: I once got Canadian radio
Ignoring All The Detours
3. Mar 16, 2007: the jewish alternative
Steal The Blueprints
6. Feb 27, 2007: At the Cafe Canadian
Let's Build A Fire

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-04-01
Eclectic indie rock from this New York band. Typically male voiced. Some repeated interesting rhythms like you might hear in math rock. It’s hard to compare this to other bands because it’s quite varied. It’s impressive that an album this eclectic is good across the board.
My picks: 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 FCC: Clean
1. slowish, old-timey sounding (like from a record) at the beginning. Organ, trumpet and voice. mid-way goes into normal production values. Guitars over the previous instruments
2. med-fast. rhythmic tapping and guitar. full band enters slowly. Stays soft and subdued till it gets suddenly loud with a little over a minute left.
3. starts w/ ambient (bird) sounds. Med-fast acoustic guitar and fuzz guitar. mix of subdued (acoustic guitar) and rock (fuzz and drums) except for a fully rock chorus
4. nice soft-strummed acoustic guitar song with reverby vocals. accordion and vibraphone in the middle. More instruments (strings, mandolin) as the song goes on.
5. upbeat pop with math-rocky rhythms. clapping! With female harmony vocals.
6. dreamy pop.hypnotic guitar and piano riffs.
7. medium-slow with guitar and glockenspiel and light drums. Breakdown in the middle and builds up.
8. med-fast. upbeat with falsetto vocals. nice banjo part midway through the song.
9. jaunty. Switching between bass and guitars. Off beat guitar parts. Steady drums. Disorienting. Settles into a steady rock song.
10. med-fast. upbeat acoustic guitar, vocals. vibes and light drums later.
11. fade-in intro. Vocals over a wall of rhythmic guitars, etc. sounds a little like MBV or maybe Bottom of the Hudson. Fake ending/ breakdown in the middle.
12. med-fast. down-beat rim clicks. Constant, but low-level guitars.
13. low-level droney sound. Reverby vocals. light, high piano and strong, low piano.

Track Listing
1. Let's Build A Fire   7. Ignoring All The Detours
2. Fadeout   8. Profession
3. Steal The Blueprints   9. One Day You'll Be There
4. The Important Thing Is To Love   10. This Is All [I Have Left]
5. Thrown Into The Fire   11. Leap Year
6. Summer Dress 2 [Iodine]   12. Time And Space
  13. For You