And The Wiremen / And The Wiremen
Album: And The Wiremen   Collection:General
Artist:And The Wiremen   Added:Dec 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-13 Pull Date: 2011-04-17
Week Ending: Apr 17 Apr 3 Mar 20 Mar 13 Feb 27 Feb 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2013: Music Casserole
The Names
4. Apr 14, 2011: Double Daydream Disaster
The Names
2. May 09, 2013: Daydream Disaster
5. Apr 02, 2011: Music Casserole
3. Feb 07, 2013: Daydream Disaster
6. Mar 13, 2011: Lumpy Space Princess

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-07
Jazzy ballads that seep through your skin with penetrating darkness. Stellar male vocals courtesy of NYC-based singer/writer/producer Lynn Wright. Brushed drums, horns, and lovely, sparse arrangements give this album a southwestern Calexico feel in some spots… although there's some gorgeous discordance and rhythmic complexity, too. Eclectic… motifs from Australia, Arizona, Nashville, New Orleans, Ireland, and Bavaria… combined and intermingled masterfully.

Play with John Parrish, Dirty Three, Mark Growden, Friends of Dean Martinez, Calexico, Lee Hazelwood, Nick Cave, The Czars, Tindersticks.

Amazing album. FCC clean. Start with 7, 11.

1. Amazing juxtaposition of musical motifs… slow/fast, sparse/chaotic, melodic/discordant. (There's an accidental, slight similarity here to Rocket Man by Elton John but if you perform a segue between that song and this one, a thousand angels will be waterboarded by abused midgets.)
2. Waltzy 2/4 lullaby feel. Powerfully evokes traveling by train, asleep in the middle of the night.
3. Swaying and dynamic with great vocal arrangement. Starts with discordant guitar arpeggio.
4. Bouncy, Kurt Weill/polka (by way of Mark Growden) feel.
5. Instrumental… bass clarinets. Short.
6. High energy, all instruments percussively-played.
+ 7. Nearly acoustic prog/math jazz. Twists & turns. Stunningly cool.
8. More Kurt Weill bounce (e.g. Alabama Song). Quite sparse.
9. Very jazzy & slow with brushed drums mixed low.
10. Mid-slow and amelodic. Unlikely juxtaposition of sounds create a funky art jazz piece. Reminiscent of Scott Walker!
+ 11. Irish jig rolls along underneath warm, enveloping, Pinback-style vocals… morphing into a positively krautrock groove (although, with handclaps) before getting jiggy/warm again.

Track Listing
1. The Names   6. In The Well
2. Sleep   7. Rayuela
3. Molina   8. Sharpen Your Knives
4. Pick Myself Up Slowly   9. Before He Gave Up The Ghost
5. Pineland   10. Queued And Waiting
  11. Lines