Mute Socialite / More Popular Than Presidents And Generals
Album: More Popular Than Presidents And Generals   Collection:General
Artist:Mute Socialite   Added:Jul 2008
Label:Dephine Knormal Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-07-13 Pull Date: 2008-09-14
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 28, 2009: Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
(Prelude) / The Damaged Country
4. Jan 02, 2009: Memory Select
(Prelude)/The Damaged Country, Me't
2. Mar 20, 2009: Memory Select
(Prelude)/The Damaged Country
5. Aug 29, 2008: Memory Select
3. Feb 11, 2009: Baptism of Solitude
Violet Smith
6. Aug 21, 2008: press and release
More Painful Than Sex, Me't

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-07-04
Punk/metal instrumental band led by Moe! Staiano, with fast scribbly guitar, ten-ton bass, and TWO drummers. Rapid-fire, agile pieces, a slashing noisy attack with thickly dissonant chords. A sense of abandon but played with precision. Solid, crisp rhythms and speedy riffs -- so you can rock out *and* enjoy your brutal harsh noise all at once. It's maybe like an instrumental XBXRX ... but I'm sure there are better comparisons out there in the world of hard prog/metal.

The skeleton of prog's multifaceted writing, the blood of 150-degree speed metal, the overcaffeinated nerves of well executed punk rock.

1- Fast, a bit dizzying, with a stomp-stomp beat. Awesome bass twiddling in the first minute.
2- Fast and shredding: Hummable, in a dissonant, chaotic way. Downshifts for a nifty fast-driven segment later
3- A slow-grinding burn, dark and spooky.
4- Big booming crash-beat, mid/fast, head-bobbin'. Lotta scribbly guitar and some "calmer" avant-noise breaks.
5- Low-key interlude
6- Ghostly lingering w/fast clock-ticking beat; hard-crash guitar/drums. Later, some catchy melody, before plunging into fuzzy noise.
7- Danceably strong beat, almost new wave keyboard sounds. Crazed babble near the end.
8- Hard-pulsing brutality, fast. A cover of the band Massacre!
9- Slow, heavy, dissonant.
10- Midtempo, almost conventional rock-sounding
11/12 - Distant guitar noodling, then hard-driven mid/fast stuff, a nice intense conclusion to the album.

Track Listing
1. Me't   7. Chicago! Chicago! (You Wake Me Up In The Morning)
2. Violet Smith   8. Killing Time
3. Dirt Never Burns   9. Matt Ingalls Is In The House
4. More Painful Than Sex   10. Cheap Clocks
5. The In-Between   11. (Prelude)
6. A Quiet Execution   12. The Damaged Country