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Mena, Sissy / Young Girl
Album:Young Girl Collection:General
Artist:Mena, Sissy Added:04/2010
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2010-10-03 Pull Date:2010-12-05 
Week Ending:21 Nov7 Nov17 Oct
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 05, 2010:the seductardation
Young Girl
3.Nov 05, 2010:The Knife
Certain Smiles
2.Nov 14, 2010:the seductardation
Young Girl
4.Oct 13, 2010:Brownian Motion
Udellia

Album Review
tony echo*
Reviewed 2010-09-22 
Catchy, jangly pop debut EP from this Chicago trio. Their promo calls them “shoegaze”, but the first two songs in particular are a bit more rockin’ than your typical shoegaze band.

FCCs: 6. Try: 2,5.

*=liked, **=loved


1. 3:40 midtempo, guitars that are sometimes light/happy/jangly and at others big and rockin. Male vox recall The Shins and Silversun, but more “masculine” than Silversun. Guitar solos get a bit long in the tooth at points.

2.** 4:18 upbeat. guitars are jangly/happy during verses, rock out during chorus. more laid back Silversun-esque vocals. nice rhythm - my head was nodding. interesting broken-up chord progression during “bridge”.

3. 5:07 slow and “artsy”. about 1:15 of elec guitar distortion leads into fast picking and a slow, distorted guitar melody. somewhat plodding. i was waiting for this one to be over.

4. 5:16 pretty typical 90s alt-rock. faster than #3, but still plodding. big, “wall-of-sound” guitar.

5.* 4:31 slow, but pleasant. guitar is restrained, basic, clear; wistful classic-rock influenced solos get jammy but still pleasing. angsty lyrics - Oasis?

6.** FCC 5:06 first 30 secs are moody a la Mazzy Star, then moves upbeat. Slow/moody again from ~3:00 to 4:00. Yes, they are going for epic here. Big guitars are catchy and somewhat danceable. FCC: “I had one thing that wouldn’t fuck me over”. Really too bad, because this is a solid close to the EP.

Track Listing
1.History 4.Pay For Some Sins
2.Certain Smiles 5.Main Drain
3.Udellia 6.Young Girl