Holy Sons / Survivalist Tales
Album: Survivalist Tales   Collection:General
Artist:Holy Sons   Added:Nov 2010
Label:Partisan Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-09-11 Pull Date: 2011-11-13
Week Ending: Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 2 Sep 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2011: Crooked Spoke Adjourned
3. Sep 30, 2011: Music Casserole
Survivalist Intro
2. Oct 23, 2011: Late Night Good Times Radio Content
Golden Child
4. Sep 14, 2011: Brownian Motion
Survivalist Intro

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-08-28
Portland ambient shoegaze grunge. Did you realize that he's written over 1,000 songs? "Amos said in an interview that, beginning at age sixteen, he used drugs every single day and didn't let up for years." Dark language psychedelia. A challenging listen that's probably best suited for a dark mood, or brooding while writing in your diary.

One FFC warning (#4).

1. *** Survivalist Intro: Instrumental. Electric arena guitar across endless barren wasteland. (2:03min)
2. * Payoff: A lone male sings about his disappointment in a slightly flat, alcohol-scared voice. More spacey guitar. Song kind of ends at 3:00 but makes noise until (5:35min)
3. From Home: A guy sings about someone else's finances. Warning: surprise falsetto breaks.
4. Look Of Pain!: --FCC warning.-- (Fbombs pop up.)
5. ** Golden Child: Heavy 90's acoustic grunge. Shalalala. Bon Iver / Days of the New.
6. Reckless Liberation: Reckless smooth crooning and falsetto.
7. Sympathetic Strings: Metallic echoy reverb and faint vocals, atonal.
8. Slow Days: IT'S TRISTAM. With creaky vocals, which sort of isn't tristam. Man depressed that Blizzard is taking too long to publish Diablo 3?
9. Deprivation Thrills: Almost instrumental...Smooth, creamy grunge with some vowels on top.
10. A Chapter Must Be Closed: Drug song. A long ramble with piano gravy.
11. ** Survivalist Outro: Instrumental, like the first track. More wasteland, more reverb, more guitar.

Track Listing
1. Survivalist Intro   6. Reckless Liberation
2. Payoff   7. Sympathetic Strings
3. From Home   8. Slow Days
4. Look Of Pain!   9. Deprivation Thrills
5. Golden Child   10. A Chapter Must Be Closed
  11. Survivalist Outro