|We Is Shore Dedicated / Rhinoceroses|
|Artist:||We Is Shore Dedicated||Added:||03/2009|
|Label:||Huevo Imaginary Records|
|Add Date:||2009-05-24||Pull Date:||2009-07-26|
|Week Ending:||19 Jul||14 Jun||7 Jun||31 May|
|1.||Thu, 06 Aug 09:||Farmer Flap-Jack|
|4.||Tue, 02 Jun 09:||ROX|
Indie Flavored Kool-Aid
|2.||Fri, 17 Jul 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
|5.||Sat, 30 May 09:||Raptorfoot|
Mark Kozelek's Wrist Cutting Hour
|3.||Wed, 10 Jun 09:||Red West|
|6.||Thu, 28 May 09:||DJ Adam/Luke|
Death Row Radio
"Art-prog" from the Bay Area, featuring excellent musicianship from its clearly talented members: Sam Tsitrin (from local band The Ebb and Flow), Dimitry Ishenko (jazz/funk bassist from NYC), and Christopher Cline (from local band Scrabbel). A lot of the tracks sound the same, midtempo with liberal use of organ; jazzy guitars and basslines. Sound is very lush and full for the relatively few instruments making up most of the tracks. Many tracks are carried by the band's technical skills rather than creative ideas or interesting melodies. Main vocalist's voice is sneery and nasally, pretty distinct.|
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Picks: 1, 2, 13
**1- (4:01) Electronic sounds at beginning; organ, electric guitar, great bassline throughout; sneering, nasally vocals (they work well), electronic blips and strings come in at the end.
*2- (3:53) Loud drumming, acoustic strumming; dark sounding, much of song is in a different language; I'm guessing it's Portuguese because it's titled Caetano Veloso (Brazilian singer-songwriter).
3- (2:48) Noise introduces, before piano and country influenced ballad begin.
4- (3:53) Loud drumming at beginning, jazzy track follows.
5- (5:17) Circus polka music opens track and leads rhythm of song. Three minutes in everything slows down and quiets.
6- (1:08) Accordion and drum interlude.
7- (4:05) Rocking, uptempo track. Slows at 1:20 but builds up even louder than before.
8- (5:14) Jazzy, slow for the first 2 minutes, loud with crashing cymbals for the next 2, than a return to quietude.
9- (3:14) Acoustic number, backing vocals present unlike most tracks; subdued until a loud ending with harmonica.
10- (4:53) Midtempo with accordion, cowbell; crunching guitars throughout and some spacy noises at the end.
11- (1:59) Pretty bad, sounds like music playing from a radio in a car going down a road in the desert in a comedy the whole family can enjoy.
12- (2:03) Creeping instrumental, bass + piano + accordion.
*13- (3:23) Synths in the place of organs or accordion, good melodies throughout.
14- (2:11) Eight seconds of banter then (presumably Ukrainian) vocals come in, alongside accordion, bass, occasional acoustic guitar, to close out album.