Callel / Body Discovery
Album: Body Discovery   Collection:General
Artist:Callel   Added:Aug 2010
Label:Aardvark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-08-22 Pull Date: 2010-10-24
Week Ending: Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 28, 2011: Rats and Rats and Rats for Python
Best Foot On The Ground
4. Oct 11, 2010: Egg of Columbus Day
Every Day Has Its Dog
2. Oct 19, 2010: Time Traveler
I'd Like To See Your Brains
5. Oct 09, 2010: Music Casserole
I'd Like To See Your Brains
3. Oct 12, 2010: Time Traveler
I'd Like To See Your Brains
6. Oct 01, 2010: Everyday Commotion
Best Foot On The Ground

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2010-08-17
Scottish folk-infused pretty male-voxed indie pop... at its core. And then these guys are no strangers to Rush-inspired Guitar Hero runs, poppy choruses, and even synth tracks undercut by handclaps and a drum machine. Still, the folk grounds them -- melodic acoustic and airy lilty S&G-style harmonies, borrowings from their countrymen B&S, hella nods to Big Star, Elliott Smith, etc, etc. I got into this and Slow Club simultaneously, so. I am going to try very hard to not-compare their more electric tracks to Coheed, because then you won’t play them.

try: 8, 4, 2, 11
FCC: 7

1. screech violin start. upbeat strummed-acoustic waltz. bellsy/shimmery chorus. some late-bloomer electric guitar.
*2. electroclash beat and cute “whoa”s. drum machine. somehow combines summery pop and proggy synth. “i’m so happy i could kick the sky in two.”
3. downtempo acoustic and super-high, super-airy vocals. slow and simple structure, washy layered harmonies. FADE OUT around :50 to end.
*4. swaying midtempo waltz. melodic fingerpicked acoustic ---> sidewinding electric that occasionally caves to prog-rock solos. minus the solos, very reminiscent of dreamworks-era elliott smith... or, hell, 'nightmares by the sea'.
5. quick strums and drums. very busy and happy (handclaps!). shimmery slowed-down bridge with lots of cymbal rolls.
6. hard rapid rudder acoustic and crisp, bouncy vocals. builds and layers. reachy vocals, especially towards the end.
7. FCC “fuck” mid-fast rocker. piercing electric guitar melody (oh, there are solos) and rapid-fire vocals. melancholy pop chorus. (‘la la la la la la la’)
*8. absolutely gorgeous mid-slow melodic acoustic with mournful violin. crusher lyrics.
9. fast 3/4 strums, a climbing electric riff, and vocals fringing on pop-punk. sounds a lot like the thermals.
10. slow shimmery start (sound effects, shakers). hard acoustic + bells + harmonies about 1 minute in. nice prog melodies & progressions. some electric solo wailing and deep bass moves. ENDS at 1:40 to end, but there is effectsy filler starting at about 1:25 to end.
*11. clean version of #7... with really annoying censor beeps.

Track Listing
1. Our Final Eight   6. Every Day Has Its Dog
2. Best Foot On The Ground   7. Body Discovery
3. Gallus   8. Try To Be Quiet
4. I'd Like To See Your Brains   9. Attack Me, Enchant Me
5. Earthling (Hearts)   10. Bones Under My Bed
  11. Body Discovery (Censored)