Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists / Brutalist Bricks, The
Album: Brutalist Bricks, The   Collection:General
Artist:Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists   Added:Mar 2010
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-11 Pull Date: 2010-06-13
Week Ending: Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30 May 23 May 16 May 9 May 2 Apr 25
Airplays: 4 2 2 5 3 5 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 23, 2021: suzi_emanuele-Manbrck_DEMO
Bottled In Cork
4. Jul 16, 2010: Time Traveler (Best Indie/Pop 1st Half 2010)
The Mighty Sparrow
2. Jan 13, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees
5. Jun 28, 2010: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow - Quarterly Retrospective
One Polaroid A Day
3. Oct 05, 2010: Daydream Disaster
Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop
6. Jun 12, 2010: the denial hour
Woke Up Near Chelsea

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2010-04-04
Vigorous, hyper-intelligent punk/pop/rock from the veteran indie-rocker and his crew. More of a separation between the punk numbers and the pop rather than the blend we've seen on his earlier stuff, but he's adept at both. A few dud tracks, but they really go at it on the feistier ones. My picks: 9, 8, 1. FCC: 5 –Andy

**1 - Aggressive pop with Brit-punk strained vocals; two false endings at -0:33
2 - Dark and frustrated with murky guitars; striking, sparse post-choruses
3 - FCC: "fucked"; mid-tempo pop-rock, with Dirty-Projectors-quirky vocals
4 - Grabbing rock number with summery acoustic guitar
*5 - FCC: "shit"; fun punk romp that plays with the restraint switch
*6 - Kind of cheesy pop song pushed through a punk lens, to interesting effect; sappy hook repeated ad nauseam at the end
*7 - Classic rock gets the same cynical punk treatment, again effectively
**8 - Pure, unapologetic pop (hand-claps and all) in a funkily cool RHCP mode; Ted checks out the bottom of his range for once
**9 - Well-executed Ramones-style upbeat punk-rock
10 - Catchy, paced, optimistic rock number
11 - Grizzly-Bear-meets-Nick-Drake washed-out acoustic folkiness; totally weird coming from Leo, but nice; ~20 seconds of crickets at the end
12 - Frantic punk-pop with grabbing vocals and eclectic instrumentals; fades out around -1:00 and starts back up
*13 - Tempered rock with striking dynamic range; Green-Day-style vocal hooks, big guitar and simple solo

Track Listing
1. The Mighty Sparrow   7. Woke Up Near Chelsea
2. Mourning In America   8. One Polaroid A Day
3. Ativan Eyes   9. Where Was My Brain?
4. Even Heroes Have To Die   10. Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees
5. The Stick   11. Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop
6. Bottled In Cork   12. Gimme The Wire
  13. Last Days