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American Folklore / American Folklore
Album:American Folklore Collection:General
Artist:American Folklore Added:05/2009
Label:Haymaker Wax 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-26 Pull Date:2009-09-27 
Week Ending:13 Sep6 Sep30 Aug23 Aug16 Aug9 Aug2 Aug
Airplays:1222121

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 06, 2011:And Other Useful Bibles
16 Bit
4.Sep 03, 2009:Alternatives
16 Bit
2.Feb 07, 2010:You Can Do What You Want!
Driving Wheel
5.Sep 01, 2009:Hipster Garbage (sub)
16 Bit
3.Sep 09, 2009:Subbing - A Surprise Awaits You
Rebel-Rebel
6.Aug 29, 2009:lost and found
Rebel-Rebel

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-07-29 
Folky alt-country with all the fixins -- banjo, harmonica, full-on twang, and some truly inspired percussion choices (see: kitchen utensils). Corey Crawford is a one-man band and calls himself American Folklore. He recorded this album (his first) in Waco, Texas, and it sure sounds like it. This is great road-trip music for hillbillies in pick-up trucks. Can get bluesy, but leans most toward southern-fried indie-rock. Experiments with synth, samples, and 8-bit elements add a modern edge to an otherwise classic sound. Sounds a lot like Beck.

try: 5, 3, 1, 6
FCC: 4, 9

*1. opens with the bass bend from ‘papa was a rolling stone’, but ends up sounding like ‘ride my see-saw’ (moody blues). wacky percussion, tambourine, handclaps, cheerleader callouts, a big band radio sample, picked guitar.
2. uptempo. bells and spoons. crackly lo-fi vocals in the chorus. bass breakdown at 2:10.
*3. rockin bass and harmonica. low-reg beck-style vocals. cool twangy keys breakdown at end.
4. FCC lean and mean groove. sparse banjo, harmonica, handclaps under breezy vocals. nice beat & guitar effects.
*5. oh, the twang. slower, indier vocals. percussion that sounds like moving machinery. could be travis. winds down with “da da da da” singalong vamp.
*6. jazzy flute, funk beat and totally unexpected synth. sounds like stick-drumming on bicycle spokes and trash cans. beck beck beck.
7. low vocals (the cheerleader callouts are back!) and acoustic guitar. 8-bit samples and synthy bass.
8. kicks off with a lot of noise. straight vocals, chorus harmonies, strummed acoustic guitar, a time signature that seems unsure of itself. truly random outro.
9. FCC start at 0:27 to skip profanity. weird rap / sample / girl-vox combo. not sure if it works.
10. acoustic country-tinged folk, sighing beachy “ah” backing vocals. guitar, warm bass, vocals, and very occasional vibes only. no drums.

Track Listing
1.Rebel-Rebel 6.Revelator
2.Don't, Alright 7.Aeroplane
3.Switchblade Comb 8.We Are All Together
4.Driving Wheel 9.Shout!
5.16 Bit 10.Tinhorns And Calico