|Misty Roses / Villainess|
|Label:||Frog Man Jake|
|Add Date:||2010-01-10||Pull Date:||2010-03-14|
|Week Ending:||7 Mar||28 Feb||7 Feb|
|1.||Mar 01, 2010:||My Musical Midlife Meltdown (post-PACC) |
|4.||Feb 01, 2010:||Palo Alto Pop Overthrow |
Mario And Dario
|2.||Feb 23, 2010:||Fill in Show |
|5.||Jan 31, 2010:||The DJ Never Has It |
|3.||Feb 22, 2010:||Palo Alto Pop Overthrow (the midlife edition) |
Mario And Dario
Two dudes from NYC. Cough. Gaudy, gauzy, over the top orchestral pop. Soouuper saturated sound. Very, very Bowie. Dream pop but thicker, busier. Think: Dipped in syrup. For-the-Oscar Bowie-style Broadway vocals (talent? yes. tact? uh...). There’s something uncomfortably “drama club” about this record. Maybe the godawful operatic lyrics? It gets to be too much at times. I guess they’re going for atmosphere -- I’m not sure what kind. All their promo stuff namechecks Scott Walker, so I will as well.|
try: 10, 3, 7, 6
1. floaty, halfway groovy. audibly shifts dial at least twice (ie, fake endings). weirdly reminiscent of the “pure imagination” song.
2. laid back, low. hand drums, repetitive strummed acoustic, femme backing vocals.
*3. warble effects to start. picks up to pushy snare and fairly straight vocals.
4. deliberate, slow breeze pop. bellsy guitar. upfront power vocals.
5. start at :15. dreamy, sway-worthy waltz. gets a little spacey midway.
*6. mellow, croony bowie goodness. single-strum acoustic + space effects. vocals-centric and slow. nice pick-up for the last minute.
*7. acoustic guitar and blow-out effects. this track’s in a good mood, very chill. gets up to a respectable clip.
8. ooh, vibra slap! insidious southwest twang & tambourine a la, uh, the NBK soundtrack? crawls out into a more straight-ahead middle section.
9. weird/dark. incredibly tame chick-in-bed samples. synth + low vocals with robotic rhythm. ends with pretty piano coda.
*10. slow echoey/trembly electric guitar and vocals to start. plinky and drumless. cool jazzy sax bit midway in.
|1.||Clouded Sulpur||6.||Gloria Grahame|
|2.||Dreaming Of Delphine||7.||Villainess|
|3.||Nicht Plus Ultra||8.||Perfect Sunset|
|4.||Mario And Dario||9.||Sleeping Beauty|
|5.||Starry Wisdom||10.||Summer Electric Falling|