Various Artists / Break Thru Radio Vol. 1
Album: Break Thru Radio Vol. 1   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2009
Label:Break Thru  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-08 Pull Date: 2010-01-10
Week Ending: Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15
Airplays: 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2010: Proles Take Over!
Hold It In
4. Jan 12, 2010: The Rock Lobster
Got The Hunger?
2. Mar 30, 2010: The Rock Lobster
Got The Hunger?
5. Nov 27, 2009: Hipster Garbage
Oh, La
3. Jan 14, 2010: Songs about Music
Oh, La
6. Nov 27, 2009: The Regular DJ Doesn't Have It
Cheer Me Up Thank You

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-11-02
Smashin’ collection of upcoming indie artists. These are all live tracks recorded in the Break Thru Radio studios. Lots of exciting stuff here—tends to be a lot on the “Urban Outfitters” side of indie—not too experimental, but still quality. A lot of these bands are still relatively unknown, so help make them famous. Be a part of music history. Play this CD!
FCC: 8, 11, 13
Best Tracks: 10, 5, 4, 2, 3
1. Slow-tempo beginning turns into a ruckus-rock rampage. Lots of layered vocals and interesting woodwind section.
2. Slow tempo electronic song with harp playing. Beautiful emotional female vocals.
3. Fiest-esque female piano ballad with backup female vocals. Lots of high, wispy notes. Dreamy.
4. Sweet syrupy acoustic guitar song. Great layered vocals. Lots of wavering emotion.
5. Jaunty piano-driven with bold exciting vocals. Lots of start-stop dynamics and cheery pop sounds.
6. Very spacey slow piano and guitar song with gruff (male?) singing. Bluesy.
7. Accordions, strummy strings and kick-drums give this a mid-tempo Celtic sound. It also sounds a lot like the Decemberists.
8. Slow piano ballad with pained singing.
9. Acoustic plucky folk song.
10. Very upbeat SUPER-catchy pop song. Great strings section and percussive guitar playing. Nice smooth vocals.
11. Funky romping song. Lots of soul here. Great display of wide vocal range.
12. 2 minutes of talking introduction, and dedication to Jeff Buckley. Then about 3 minutes of very intricate complex acoustic guitar work.
13. Electro upbeat. Lots of synth. Eclectic lyrics, lots of drug use and even some la-la-la’s for good measure.
14. Hard-rocking guitar solo session with very sharp drumming. Every few minutes, there are some traditional dub beats, but then it’s back to the slamming guitar. Gnarly. (Instrumental)
15. 10+ minutes of bebop jazz, with intricate solos.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Brunettes, The Baby
2. Chairlift Bruises
3. New Buffalo Cheer Me Up Thank You
4. Kaiser Cartel Okay
5. Jukebox The Ghost Hold It In
6. Rosewood Thieves Moon Song
7. La Strada Sun Song
8. Wakey! Wakey! Blame You
9. Collett, Jason No Redemption Song
10. Ra Ra Riot Oh, La
11. Alice Russell Got The Hunger?
12. Gary Lucas And You Will
13. Project Jenny Project Jan Zoo Bar
14. Dub Trio Bay Vs. Leonard
15. Patrick Wolff Trio, The Habits Of Pride