Spectacular Fantastic, The / Consume
Album: Consume   Collection:General
Artist:Spectacular Fantastic, The   Added:Mar 2008
Label:Ionik Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-04 Pull Date: 2008-07-06
Week Ending: Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 24, 2008: Time Traveler
I Don't Want To Live
4. May 29, 2008: The Joy 'n Danny Division
I Don't Want To Live
2. Jun 17, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Limitless And Free
5. May 20, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Limitless And Free
3. Jun 10, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
I Don't Want To Live
6. May 19, 2008: Now's the time
Limitless And Free

Album Review
Phil Andrews
Reviewed 2008-04-27
Consume by The Spectacular Fantastic

Short 5 track disc of indie pop, clocking in at a total of 12 minutes. Vocals are tinged with echo/delay. Mike Detmer's vocals are high and despite being pushed to strain, feel like they were sung with ease, as if he's comfortable in that register.

_1_: falsettos on a pop/rock guitar bed.
*2: high energy pop. The Killers meets Sloan
3: simple lyrics, multiple guitars, and drums.
4: short, simple number with repetitive chording and plodding lyrics. guitar/drums until vocals start at +0:27/-1:32
5: feels like an early/mid-career STP song, mostly from vocals. half way through the guitar ends up in left channel, bass in right channel. more of a basic, darker rocker than the rest of the disc.

RIYL: Killers, Sloan, maybe Kings of Leon
FCC: All clean
REC: _1_, 2
Personal observation: the vocal delay/echo used to beef up the vocals gets boring after a while. I would love to see this band with a backup singer or co-vocalist.

Track Listing
1. Limitless And Free   3. Top Of The Stair
2. I Don't Want To Live   4. Tiny Little Heart
  5. Sympathy