|Static Of The Gods / Knowledge Machine|
|Artist:||Static Of The Gods||Added:||03/2010|
|Add Date:||2010-05-30||Pull Date:||2010-08-01|
|Week Ending:||25 Jul||18 Jul||27 Jun||20 Jun||6 Jun|
|1.||Jan 02, 2011:||According To Esquire:The Best Of 2010 |
|4.||Jul 18, 2010:||the velvet futon |
|2.||Dec 15, 2010:||A Taste of Esquire |
|5.||Jul 13, 2010:||At The Cafe Of Cookies |
|3.||Aug 01, 2010:||the velvet futon |
Talk You Down, Mean Streak
|6.||Jun 26, 2010:||the velvet futon |
STATIC OF THE GODS-KNOWLEDGE MACHINE|
as reviewed by mr. esq.
pop. almost-kinda-sorta dreampop.
static of the gods (great name) is from boston.
a trio. three guys. and an uncredited female vocalist.
so i guess that makes them a quartet? not much info to go on.
the album was recorded at a farmhouse in vermont.
if you like madder rose, 10, 000 maniacs, sugarcubes, motels, altered images -you'll like this. dreamy poppy.
great for suburban housewives to take pharma to after a long day. dim the lights&relax. i really liked this.
and i'm not a suburban housewife.
recommended tracks: 2,3,4,7,9,11.
1. pretty, synthy. kinda sounds like maria mc kee singing.
*2. lovely middle&vocals. dreamy. 'ooo woo ooo wooo-ooo' (has she discovered the pleasures of a vi-) *3. great intro -building w/hum. vocals kick in double tracked=lovely. *4. driving pop. i'm really starting to like her voice. 5. sweet maniacs. then it gets lame. 6. drone opening, and it gets pretty...cheesy. *7. BEST TRACK: dancy opening. is that a farfisa? muffled beatbox; nightclub noir feel; kick in rock up middle. reminds me a lot of latter-day madder rose =i love it. 8. sad soundy. *9. sadder soundy. the drum pounds. someone's lost in the forest. great middle-pretty guitars. 10. dancy opening into dreampoppy. *11. soaring; cool distorted guitars; vocals going cocteau. is it echo, or is it pharma&a vi-
|1.||Rest Your Head||6.||Eating Well|
|2.||Talk You Down||7.||Mean Streak|
|4.||White Flag||9.||Meteor Fights|
|5.||Church Bells||10.||Between The Reasons|