Cut Off Your Hands / You & I
Album: You & I   Collection:General
Artist:Cut Off Your Hands   Added:Feb 2009
Label:Frenchkiss Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-12 Pull Date: 2009-06-14
Week Ending: Jun 14 May 31 May 17 May 10 May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 3 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2009: Time Traveler
Happy As Can Be
4. May 29, 2009: Time Traveler
Happy As Can Be
2. Jun 12, 2009: Time Traveler
Happy As Can Be
5. May 24, 2009: Aural Sex
Still Fond
3. Jun 11, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Happy As Can Be
6. May 15, 2009: Time Traveler
Happy As Can Be

Album Review
Walter E. Gough
Reviewed 2009-04-03
Inevitably comparisons to The Cure and The Smiths aside, this New Zealand quartet has a more upbeat outlook even if they share a danceable rock style and moody, obsessive lyrics. They back up the buzz with a solid album. The music, with its tight production and radio-ready sound, may seem disposable at first. The quality is borne out by repeated listening though. With Phil Spector and Brian Wilson sited as influences, the band says they have been making music in the bubble of New Zealand. Some of the sweetheart lyrics (“Oh Girl”) bear this out. Think pop-punk without the fear of sounding too polished. Then, there are a couple of songs in second half of the album where they rail against false faith and an inattentive god.

All FCC Clean
* 1. (3:34) Catchy lead single with driving beat.
2. (2:58) Punkier verses with poppy chorus backed by solid drumbeat.
3. (3:24) 60s love song in double time.
** 4. (2:59) Spiraling guitar hook and handclaps plus hooky lyric = dance hit!
***5. (3:05) Punchy song with strong lyrics lifts itself above their formula.
* 6. (3:39) Acoustic guitar, then symphony strings with huge choruses. See Brian Wilson.
7. (2:53) A strange, almost spoken-sung tale of taking advantage of the faithful. Haunting, yet lacking poetry.
8. (3:09) Thumping bass drum, oooh-ahhh backup vocals. Another one for the disco.
***9. (3:05) Their best mix of old style pop, up-tempo beat with a deeper subtext.
10. (3:04) Electric guitar intro a synths pushing up the chorus.
* 11. (4:06) Reverb-soaked guitar and single drumbeat. Bird songs in the crescendo. Radio station flipping and stactic in the outro.
12. (3:19) Simple guitar picking and free form lyrics. Background noise of children playing (?) interspersed. The other anti-religious song.

Track Listing
1. Happy As Can Be   7. In The Name Of Jesus Christ
2. Expectations   8. Lets Get Out Of Here
3. Oh Girl   9. Still Fond
4. Turn Cold   10. Closed Eyes
5. It Doesn't Matter   11. Nostalgia
6. Heartbreak   12. Someone Like Daniel