Upsidedown, The / Town With Bad Wiring, The
Album: Town With Bad Wiring, The   Collection:General
Artist:Upsidedown, The   Added:Oct 2010
Label:Reverb Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-03-20 Pull Date: 2011-05-22
Week Ending: May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 3 Mar 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 20, 2011: awmeow
Something Good
4. Apr 26, 2011: meow
Hang On
2. May 10, 2011: meow
God's Bare Hands
5. Apr 02, 2011: Music Casserole
Hang On
3. May 05, 2011: e hele aku a ho'i mai
God's Bare Hands
6. Mar 24, 2011: meowgasm
Your Sister's Cool

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-03-10
Lots of influences here, but mostly subtle shoegazing. There’s few lyrics within the songs. It’s guitar, drum, bass, keys and a few other instruments as well. The instrumental parts are really magnetic. I wasn’t sure about this album when I listened at the review area, but I’m happy I reviewed it; there’s lots to like here. Peter Buck (R.E.M.) guests on #6. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10.

1. (3:09) Mid. Big guitar, strong drums, stretched-out vocals, background vocals. It’s loud and catchy.
2. *(6:51) Mid. Swirling keys, ominous sound, spacey, droney. Really stretched-out vocals. Few lyrics. Very Jane’s Addiction.
3. (3:54) Mid. Intro with radio surfing? Surf / punk beat. At one point I thought they were going to break out with ‘We Got The Beat’, but it gets very different and rocking. The voice sounds almost like Peter Murphy’s (Bauhaus). Again, few lyrics, a bit of shoegazing.
4. (7:25) Mid. Random noises leads into guitar, bass, drums. Droning and mellow. Random far-off vocals.
5. *(3:51) Mid / Fast. Drums galore, guitar solos. Whispered, but up-front, vocal delivery. Maybe a bit R.E.M. sounding, musically.
6. *(4:19) Slow / Mid. Featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M.) on guitars. Kind of psychedelic with tambourine, plodding drum and guitars. There’s a bit of an interlude with 1:50 remaining.
7. *(6:48) Mid. Nature sound intro, then noise. Drums enter with shoegazing guitar, percussion. Gets loose, free, spacey and just really cool jamming. Cool ending.
8. *(3:44) Mid / Fast. Bluesy with harmonica. Rollicking and driving. Great vocal effects.
9. (4:18) Mid. Droning, percussive, hollow female vocals. Stretched-out and spacey. Slow fade.
10. *(5:22) Slow / Mid. Big ’80’s rock, post-punk (check out the similarity of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Up Jumped The Devil), Mexican trumpet. A hodgepodge of styles. Gets really jamming toward the end.
11. (5:46) Mid. Later Les Claypool bass sound, keys, drums. Big build-up until vocals come in. Background vocals.
12. (7:18) Mid. Noise intro, then drums, then band. Mostly a drone piece, very spacey and ethereal. Ultra-long fade out.

Track Listing
1. Something Good   7. Hang On
2. Your Sister's Cool   8. Whiskey Boots Of Snake
3. La Paloma   9. Spiders
4. Town With Bad Wiring   10. Indio Bernice
5. God's Bare Hands   11. Night Kissed
6. Wounded Knee   12. Katydid