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Builders And The Butchers, The / Dead Reckoning
Album:Dead Reckoning Collection:General
Artist:Builders And The Butchers, The Added:02/2011
Label:Badman Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-03 Pull Date:2011-06-05 
Week Ending:29 May15 May24 Apr17 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.May 23, 2011:You Aren't Going to Sasquatch
It Came From The Sea
4.Apr 15, 2011:Wee Animalcules
Rotten To The Core, It Came From The Sea
2.May 11, 2011:The Independent Mind
It Came From The Sea
5.Apr 14, 2011:American Beauty
Out Of The Mountain
3.Apr 22, 2011:Wee Animalcules
It Came From The Sea
6.Apr 11, 2011:Your Alibi
It Came From The Sea

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-28 
Driving Folk-Rock - Hailing from Portland, TB&TB mix their heavy percussion with gypsy vocals to create a folk album with a bit of edge to it. Their subtle instrumental additions do a superb job of accenting the well-written lyrics, adding a different flavor to each track. Percussion definitely takes center stage on this album, so watch your levels. Think a cross between Country Joe and The Decemberists, but more driving. No FCC’s.
My picks: I really like e’rything, but try 2, 3, 8 & 9.

1) *Mid. (5:35) Soft acoustic intro, drums build slowly, really kicks in at halfway and builds energy. Great pairing of organ, guitar, and fast percussion.
2) **Mid. (4:00) Strong heal-stompin’ drum beat drives this song. Sweet organ solo near the end.
3) **Fast-mid. (2:48) Great transition from acoustic/keyboard intro to driving melody. Think of it as a rock cover of a sea shanty.
4) Mid. (3:53) Stop-time instrumentals, change-ups of tempo throughout song.
5) Mid. (4:37) Though vocals seem a bit mismatched at times to melody, the performance on the chorus makes up for it.
6) Slow-mid. (4:09) Softer acoustic feel, vocals not quite on par with rest of album, but clearly a well-written track.
7) *Fast-mid. (3:52) More urgency behind these vocals makes for a stronger piece, violin and bouzouki provide a cool presence and really neat interlude in middle of song.
8) **Fast-mid. (3:45) Really clever positioning of vocals a half-beat slower than instrumentals, even throughout tempo changes.
9) **Slow-mid. (5:31) Slide guitar and piano gives an eerie feel. Building suspense is never resolved
10) *Slow-mid. (1:23) Industrial hall sound with lingering vocals. Abrupt end.
11) Mid. (5:27) More complex of a song makes for denser instrumentals and great intertwining vocal harmonies. Nice instrumental solo in second half.
12) *Mid. (4:06) Starts like an indie gospel choir with organ, moves towards country rock a bit.

Track Listing
1.I Broke The Vein 7.Cradle On Fire
2.Rotten To The Core 8.We All Know The Way
3.It Came From The Sea 9.Out Of The Mountain
4.Lullaby 10.Blood For You
5.Moon Is On The March 11.Black Elevator
6.All Away 12.Family Tree