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Middle Brother / Middle Brother
Album:Middle Brother Collection:General
Artist:Middle Brother Added:03/2011
Label:Partisan Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-17 Pull Date:2011-06-19 
Week Ending:12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May1 May24 Apr
Airplays:22233352

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 25 Jul 13:Emily
Home Free
4.Thu, 09 Jun 11:Andy S
Daydream Disaster
2.Thu, 21 Feb 13:Andy S
Daydream Disaster
5.Fri, 03 Jun 11:Francis D
Time Traveler
3.Fri, 10 Jun 11:Francis D
Time Traveler
6.Thu, 02 Jun 11:Andy S
Daydream Disaster

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2011-04-17 
Phenomenal alt-country rock from members of Deer Tick, Dawes, and Delta Spirit. At times brilliant, hilarious, and tragic songwriting mostly about being young, bummed out and horny. I'm a sucker for Goldsmith's (Dawes) vocals and writing, and all his songs here stagger me. McCauley (Deer Tick) provides a distinctive grit. Vasquez (Delta Spirit) doesn't do much for me, but lends some ok numbers. RIYL Phosphorescent, Wilco, Old 97's, any of the above bands.
My picks: 3, 8; FCC 4, 11. —Andy

*1 (4:50) - Gentle backing for McCauley's raspy-voiced unrequited love-ballad
2 (4:05) - Energetic multi-voiced honkytonk rock
**3 (3:44) - Midtempo sad-sap folk-rock led by Goldsmith, great images
**4 (3:12) - FCC: "dick so hard"; Rowdy, fantastic self-destructive character sketch with some vicious jabbing at top-40-country-mentality
5 (4:40) - Slower, pining indie-rock with Neil Young-imitator vox
*6 (5:06) - Replacements cover led nicely by McCauley, simple upbeat backing
*7 - (2:43) More Goldsmith heartrending, just voice and acoustic guitar
**8 - (2:57) Rock and roll! McCauley scores again, great backing vox
9 - (3:40) Soulful rock with nice 50's touches to the arrangement (horns, ooh-ahs)
*10 - (6:00) Mopey Goldsmith over sparse electrics; builds to angry love ballad
11 - FCC: "shit" (4:02) Folk rock; McCauley's dynamic vocals, nice electric guitar
*12 - (4:03) Each vocalist takes a turn in a simple, mature, folk number; reminds me of Billy Bragg's Mermaid Avenue stuff

Track Listing
1.Daydreaming 7.Wilderness
2.Blue Eyes 8.Me. Me. Me
3.Thanks For Nothing 9.Someday
4.Middle Brother (Feat. Jonny Corndawg) 10.Blood And Guts
5.Theater 11.Mom And Dad
6.Portland 12.Million Dollar Bill