Obsessors, The / Living Under The Power Lines
Album: Living Under The Power Lines   Collection:General
Artist:Obsessors, The   Added:Apr 2010
Label:Braindart Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-09 Pull Date: 2010-07-11
Week Ending: Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 13 May 16
Airplays: 1 1 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 10, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Nict, Nein, Nei, Nyet, No
Detrimental Decline
4. Jun 12, 2010: the denial hour
Gates Of Steel
2. Jun 30, 2010: public noize racket
Swim Boy
5. Jun 11, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown
3. Jun 12, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Apparition in Doomlord's Window
6. Jun 08, 2010: Static Cling
She's A Klepto, Best Daughter

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-04-25
Mostly good local (San Jose) new wavey punk that’s big on choruses. Unline a lot of SJ bands they often write good lyrics – that is writing about stuff other than getting wasted & riding skateboards. Tracks 14-16 were recorded @ KFJC.

(((1))) Funny lyrics about the local dive restraurant (off Bascom in SJ-open 24 hrs.). OK but WAAAY too redundant.
(((2))) Again leans too heavy on the chorus but otherwise pretty good.
((((3)))) Excellent punky new wave with good dual vocals.
((((4)))) Classic punk riff into moody dual vocals and “dunt-dunt-dunt” rhythm.
(((5))) So-so new wavey pop with good topical lyrics.
(((6)))) (FCC “Fucking” sung twice) Funny mid-paced tune with well-put together build up & dual vocals. Some metallic crunch guitars near the end. Plus, clown fetish lyrics.
((((7)))) Fast & punky tune with an oddly early Bad Religion meets X vibe.
(((8))) Slow ballad into poppy punk not far off from Holly & The Italians or early 90’s SJ punkers – Red #9. A little too much chorus though.
((((9)))) Tight riff & good lo-fi keyboard sound, simple & catchy poppy punk.
(((((10)))) Fast punk with the now usual dual vocals and simple approach.
((((11)))) Keyboard-laden, driving punk & new wave mix.
((((12)))) Straight up new wave then fast punk at the 2 min. mark. Well done vocally, lyrically & all else.
((((13))))) Solid cover of the Devo classic.
((((14)))) Rockin’ punk with a nice chorus + wailing guitars.
((((15))))) Fast, poppy punk with good dual vocals.
((((16)))) Bare bones riffing but slightly jagged tempo with a huge a 70’s-early 80’s LA punk style.

Track Listing
1. Doomsday Cafe   9. Cherry-O
2. Wire Tap   10. Soccer Mom
3. Detrimental Decline   11. Crossfield
4. Swim Boy   12. Unmedicated Love
5. Emily Louise   13. Gates Of Steel
6. Freakin' The Clown   14. She's A Klepto
7. Robot Brain   15. Best Daughter
8. Jimmy's Jacket   16. Zombie Family