|Assistants, The / Fiction|
|Artist:||Assistants, The||Added:||Sep 2009|
|Add Date:||2009-10-04||Pull Date:||2009-12-06|
|Week Ending:||Dec 6||Nov 29||Nov 22||Nov 15||Nov 8||Nov 1||Oct 25||Oct 18|
|1.||Oct 06, 2011:||Palo Alto Pop Overthrow |
|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 |
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.|
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.
|1.||Fiction||3.||When The Rain Falls|
|2.||Stop Dead||4.||The Ghost In Your Skin|