|Silversun Pickups / Swoon|
|Add Date:||2009-12-13||Pull Date:||2010-02-14|
|Week Ending:||14 Feb||7 Feb||31 Jan||24 Jan||17 Jan||10 Jan||27 Dec||20 Dec|
|1.||Fri, 20 Oct 17:||Francis D|
KZSU Time Traveler
|4.||Fri, 03 Jul 15:||Mr. Esquire & The Terrahist|
|2.||Fri, 03 Jun 16:||Francis D|
|5.||Fri, 24 Oct 14:||Francis D|
|3.||Fri, 18 Sep 15:||Francis D|
|6.||Fri, 03 Oct 14:||Francis D|
|Guest DJ Account|
Glittery, modern-rock shoegaze with crisp vocals. Seems like an effort to distinguish and polish their sound (and probably to stop attracting so many Smashing Pumpkins comparisons). A little monotonous and over-orchestrated as a result, but still some standouts. My picks: 1, 5. FCC clean.|
1 - Upbeat, poppy; simple, catchy, two-note riff. 7 seconds of almost-silence at beginning, ends at -0:56, with a spacey outro following
2 - String parts and distorted guitar accents give this an unfortunate video-game-soundtrack feel, but solid choruses break out of it.
3 - Starts with slow tempo, bass/ambient synth with electric noodling, heavy vocal reverb; gradual, effective build in intensity.
4 - Chunky guitar riffs, some weird androgynous vocals on verses, sprawling choruses with more strings.
5 - Nice bass riff, unadulterated shoegaze guitar, vocal harmonies, choruses that stand out.
6 - Slow, quiet number, rises and falls rather than going for another long crescendo.
7 - Heavy, brooding, mid-tempo.
8 - Simple, bright; lo-fi guitar and clean vocals are refreshing.
9 - Sparse, with interesting conjoined bass/guitar parts. Well-used strings toward end.
10 - Darkened pop song; slow stretch in middle then picks back up.
|1.||There's No Secrets This Year||6.||Draining|
|2.||The Royal We||7.||Sort Of|
|3.||Growing Old Is Getting Old||8.||Substitution|
|4.||It's Nice To Know You Work Alone||9.||Catch & Release|