You Just Don't And The Ashtray Life / Monsters And Bird Monsters
Album: Monsters And Bird Monsters   Collection:General
Artist:You Just Don't And The Ashtray Life   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Missing Words Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-18 Pull Date: 2010-06-20
Week Ending: Jun 20 Jun 6 May 16
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 16, 2010: public noize racket
Sweet Sylvia's Ghost, Wait For A Train, She Spoke To Ventilate
3. May 09, 2010: poetry in parlando
Make A Move
2. Jun 05, 2010: Music Casserole
She Spoke To Ventilate

Album Review
Rhonda Goodman
Reviewed 2010-04-01
Good effort from the frontmen of two group: Gamelight's guitarist and vocalist Joshua Manis (You Just Don't), and The Return's guitarist and vocalist Derek Jennings (The Ashtray Life). The CD is two separate solo efforts with both Manis and Jennings each contributing five songs - Manis the first half, and Jennings the second. Largely guitar-driven tracks have a nostalgic feel. Manis relies on guitar and extra vocals of Becca Stone to drive melodies. Jennings focuses on the combination of guitar and drums to drive rhythms. Both artists seem to be reaching into their childhoods for inspiration. These tracks seem to be the songs they have waited years to sing. No FCC violation detected. See 2, 5, 9.
Reviewed by Rhonda Goodman, March 2010

1. folk banjo sound. 2. moodier sound, chords go in and out of harmony in the beginning, but they work - lyrics begin 1 minute into the song. 3. mid-tempo sound, folksy, sounds like more than one man singing, but it's just the one. 4. a girl talking opens the sound for the first 10 seconds - low-key sound. 5. nice track, good lyrics, good melody, relaxed tempo. 6. the opening made me think of the Beetles and the rest, Roy Orbison. 7. regular folk sound with Hawaiian riffs. 8. mid-tempo regular folk song. 9. folk sound, vocals dominate music, nice sound. 10. Again, a folk sounding piece you'd hear at a campsite.

Track Listing
1. Asia   6. Little Light
2. Make A Move   7. Canvas
3. New Prey   8. Dining With Desire
4. She Spoke To Ventilate   9. Wait For A Train
5. Left To Think   10. Sweet Sylvia's Ghost