Assistants, The / Fiction
Album:Fiction Collection:General
Artist:Assistants, The Added:Sep 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-10-04 Pull Date:2009-12-06 
Week Ending:Dec 6Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 8Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 06, 2011:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stop Dead
4.Jul 13, 2010:At The Cafe Of Cookies
2.Apr 30, 2011:Everyday Commotion
5.Dec 17, 2009:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow - Quarterly Retrospective
3.Nov 05, 2010:Everyday Commotion
6.Dec 03, 2009:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stop Dead

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-09-27 
Cute little jangle pop EP from a bunch of Canadians who probably wish they were British. Happy, but not overly power-poppy. Let’s say “pleasant”. Classic Stone Roses guitar runs. (Most of the guitar on this record is not strummed.) Sounds like... the Go-Betweens. Really! Fans of Bishop Allen, Apples in Stereo, B&S, even the Magnetic Fields will appreciate this. Vocals a la B&S or the Smiths. Is that enough cross-reference? I hope so.

no FCCs
try: 1, 2

*1. catchy upbeat jangle pop w/corroborating rudder guitar and keys. mellow, dampered vocals.
*2. mid fast. busy, shimmery, smiths-y guitar runs. happy brass. somewhat repetitive chord-climbing chorus.
3. bright guitar & low harmonies. lazy, noon nap sound. also dangerously approaches “country porch song” territory. it’s the vocals, i think.
4. kicks off w/solo electric riff. mellow & soothing melody. loads of pretty interlocking guitar. chorus has a simon & garfunkel vibe.

Track Listing
1.Fiction 3.When The Rain Falls
2.Stop Dead 4.The Ghost In Your Skin