Thunderheist / Thunderheist
Album: Thunderheist   Collection:General
Artist:Thunderheist   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Big Dada  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-09 Pull Date: 2009-10-11
Week Ending: Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
Jerk It
4. Apr 11, 2010: Game On! Game On!
Jerk It
2. May 30, 2010: The Acquisition List
Jerk It
5. Mar 28, 2010: No Conquest: The Age Of Sexual Decline
Sweet 16
3. May 22, 2010: lost and found
Jerk It
6. Sep 24, 2009: Quasi Music Therapy
Sweet 16

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-08-01
Hip hop electronica / dance club fare. Somehow reminds me of the Gorillaz, MIA, and “Everything is Everything” by Lauryn Hill. Yeah. Thunderheist are a Canadian two-piece consisting of female MC Isis and programmer Grahm Zilla. This is their debut album. Deadpan, lazy rap vocals + padded drums and synth = dancey sexy booty music. The provocative/bizarre music video for “Jerk It” was kind of a big deal earlier this year (and the song was on the soundtrack for The Wrestler), but the rest of the album doesn’t really live up to the hype.

try: 1, 3 (FCC?), 13, 2
FCC: 5, 6, 8, 10, 12

*1. pure cool dance track. smooth bass, not too fast. nice use of single-word lyric repeats. ode to underage clubbing. my pick on this disk.
*2. big, loud, commanding synth that could back a faint song. love or hate the one-syllable-per-beat verse. smooth & catchy chorus sort of takes over the track and doesn’t turn back.
*3. ?FCC? the single. trebly power-synth loop and handclaps. terribly catchy. no points for guessing what this one’s about. i swear i heard “bitch” in there, though the online lyrics dispute this.
4. slower, dark synth with staccato video game effects & a time signature aimed to confuse.
5. FCC dance song about dancing. schoolgirl jump rope rap, wa wa synth. upbeat.
6. FCC bizarre intro, vacuum/gravity synth effects, sparse laid-back drums.
7. upbeat. mostly sung (ie, not rapped), no loop, less in-your-face synth. up-and-down key runs a la freezepop’s “less talk”. vocals slightly lagging the beat in the chorus.
8. FCC straight-ahead top 40 rap content (jewels, drugs, boyfriend stealing), musically sounds a lot like the verse on track 3.
9. low-key, spacey synth, dark & moody, but upbeat. “wipe your nose freddie” refrain.
10. FCC explosive synth to start, tight dancey chorus with overarching synth melody notes. layered (doubled) vocals.
11. slower, low spongy/metal springs feel with what sounds like high bells or spurs (as in boots) in the background. crisp & soft lyrics almost whispered, creepy siren noise backs the verses.
12. FCC video game lasers, busy keys/synth loop, lazy behind-the-beat vocals in chorus, rapped verses.
*13. dark, pulsing, muddy and melodic. distorted vocals. nice ghostlike effects. this is the “introducing the band” track. (ie, “t-h-u-n-d-e-r-h-e-i-s-t”)

Track Listing
1. Sweet 16   7. Space Cowboy
2. Nothing 2 Step 2   8. The Party After
3. Jerk It   9. Frerddie
4. Lbg (Little Booty Girl)   10. Do The Right Thing
5. Bubblegum   11. Red Whine
6. Slow Roll   12. Cruise Low
  13. Anthem