Watson, Patrick / Wooden Arms
Album: Wooden Arms   Collection:General
Artist:Watson, Patrick   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Secret City Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-28 Pull Date: 2009-08-30
Week Ending: Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 4 5 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 10, 2012: Modern Donkey
Where The Wild Things Are
4. Aug 15, 2009: Sleepover at Grandma's
Big Bird In A Small Cage
2. Aug 29, 2009: Party at Grandma's
Big Bird In A Small Cage
5. Aug 11, 2009: Hipster Garbage
Down At The Beach
3. Aug 20, 2009: The Alternatives
Big Bird In A Small Cage
6. Aug 08, 2009: Techno Week 2009
Big Bird In A Small Cage

Album Review
Truc Nguyen
Reviewed 2009-06-23
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms
Pretty chill indie pop album but not overly sweet. Blends baroque pop with ambient. No FCC's detected. Reviewed by Truc Nguyen

1. 3:36 Dissonance and feedback interlaced with breathy female vocals. 0:56 changes to a simple acoustic melody with male vocals.
2. 3:48 Unpolished percussion throughout with orchestra instruments at time. Haunting at times.
3.** 4:07 Fluttery sounding violins start off the track with a piano melody and vocals. Pretty bad-ass drums and percussion 2:30-3:08.
4. 3:08 Simple beginning with slight plucking and lethargic vocals. Bittersweet piano with pots and pans and banjo strumming.
5. 2:04 Piano and strings compliment each other well in a nice instrumental interlude.
6. 3:42 Reverby background noise with consistent drumming and twangy guitars. Becomes more playful and upbeat at 1:26. Some weird layering here.
7.*** 4:04 A very sweet (and very much in the vein of folk-rock/pop) song. Female accompaniment. You could play this right after 'Jailbird' from the M. Ward's Hold Time.
8. 5:18 Chaotic mess of distortion, banging on pots, piano and pulsating bass. 3:01 fake ending. More of the same then ends with some harp.
9. 4:12 Simple sweet song, showcases his crooning voice.
10. 3:53 Unmemorable but pleasant.
11. 7:26 Noisy mess, moves into consistent plucking (?) sound with percussive beats. Features bird calls fake ending at 5:20, reemerges as more layering of instruments fade out.

Track Listing
1. Fireweed   6. Traveling Salesman
2. Tracy's Waters   7. Big Bird In A Small Cage
3. Beijing   8. Down At The Beach
4. Wooden Arms   9. Moan Like You
5. Hommage   10. Where The Wild Things Are
  11. Machinery Of The Heavens