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+/- / Let's Build A Fire
Album:Let's Build A Fire Collection:Out for Review
Artist:+/- Added:01/2007
Label:Absolutely Kosher Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-21 Pull Date:2007-03-25 
Week Ending:25 Mar18 Mar4 Mar25 Feb18 Feb11 Feb28 Jan

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 21 Mar 07:canuck
I once was Canadian
4.Thu, 15 Mar 07:Riina & Murray
Fiction Romance
2.Tue, 20 Mar 07:Ricky Fitz
Prego Means Please
5.Wed, 28 Feb 07:Rob
I once got Canadian radio
3.Fri, 16 Mar 07:Sarah Bellum
the jewish alternative
6.Tue, 27 Feb 07:canuck
At the Cafe Canadian

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