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Bad Hand, The / In This Line Wish You Happiness
Album:In This Line Wish You Happiness Collection:General
Artist:Bad Hand, The Added:11/2008
Label:Daly City Records 

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Add Date:2009-04-05 Pull Date:2009-06-07 
Week Ending:17 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr12 Apr
Airplays:112124

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1.Tue, 15 Aug 17:Sam I Am
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4.Fri, 01 May 09:Kremit The Horn
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2.Thu, 14 May 09:Gears
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5.Thu, 30 Apr 09:Gears
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3.Thu, 07 May 09:Gears
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6.Wed, 22 Apr 09:Your Imaginary Friend
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-03-31 
All instrumental (mostly) “noise jazz party prog” as this Daly City (local) label describes this. A pretty fucked up amalgam of Fender Rhodes “jazzy” sense thrown in with guitar driven noise rock and plenty of mathy beats. Play this along with all those fantastic new Cuniform releases and we’ll sound like “prog” is the “next big thing” (sad, but this is how music trends get started, by little old college radio). That aside, this is great stuff made even better by the fact that its local.

1) intense, borders on noise rock and avante prog at the same time, wall of sound tempered only by Rhodes
2) another wall of rockin mathiness, intens
3) folky acoustic with accordian, mellow but bent
4) almost indie rock guitar strummy feel, piano, buried vocals in there that rise to the surface, almost accessible despite the math beats scattered like dead bodies (and the broken glass)
5) intensity that’s made strange with little pokes of cheesy Rhodes then halfway through (wtf?!?) a simple beat accompanied by mostly accordion makes the fray, hmmm
6) a simple proggy Rhodes fueled mellow feel at first gives way to wall of sound intensity that ebbs and flows, builds, stops, comes back and of course beats you over the head to end it all

Track Listing
1.Your Smellis Your Name 4.First "That Song" Then "Lo Ha" Now This...
2.?Dog Ees Eseeg Od 5.Pls Answer Ur Phone
3.Ruinous Fleshpetal Secrets 6.Mdi2