|Timber Timbre / Creep On Creepin' On|
|Album:||Creep On Creepin' On||Collection:||General|
|Label:||Arts & Crafts|
|Add Date:||2012-03-10||Pull Date:||2012-05-12|
|Week Ending:||13 May||29 Apr||22 Apr||15 Apr||1 Apr||25 Mar||18 Mar|
|1.||Feb 06, 2016:||Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles |
Too Old To Die Young
|4.||Jul 12, 2013:||Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles |
|2.||Dec 12, 2014:||Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles |
|5.||Jun 13, 2012:||The Sunset Life |
|3.||Nov 23, 2013:||Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles |
Creep On Creepin' On
|6.||May 24, 2012:||Synthesis |
(Pronounced "Timber Tamber," by the way.)|
Dark neo-'50s-high-school dance band, done by cool, mopey ghosts drunk on Nyquil. Spooky, doo-woppy, teen-ballad-y, loungey, really quite fantastic.
RIYL: Chris Isaak? (it's better), David Lynch (it's correctly spooky), Danny & The Juniors (played at half-speed)
1. (3:07) Slow, plunking piano, groaning back-up vox. Spooky, lethargic lounge singer.
2. (1:53) Suspenseful strings, horror movie creaking and effects. Mood buffer, not a proper song.
3. (3:59) ** [MARGINAL FCC: "Dickless," "Cock-blocked"] Beautiful '50s strings. Doo-woppy Penguinish singer, imagine the gymnasium dance in "Back to the Future", but all smeared out and indie-fied. Beautifully inept sax solo.
4. (5:59) *** Even croonier. Lugubrious lounge vox under cool, half-assed brass, and cooler lounge piano, with a slow doo-wop chorus, with occasional stabs from reverby guitars. Long and samey, but so copacetic that it works.
5. (3:01) Bleary windchimes, spooky tympani or something. Horror movie violins. Another noodly mood-piece instrumental. Pretty and foresty.
6. (3:51) **** Beautiful-awful sax intro, spacey organ and plucked guitar... staccato doo-woppy lounge vox over plunked piano and spacey f/x. Great melodic hooks. This is the world's most comatose sock-hop band ever. It plods on, inevitably and spookily and nostalgically. Twiddling violins and more spacey f/x.
7. (4:51) *** Energetic stomping, faintly howling intro. Dark lonely mountaintop-garagey vocals. With hep-cat-1960s Henry Mancini keyboard. Distilled fun & cool. Chorus a bit dippy, but it's joined by a faint girl-group backup.
8. (4:43) * More plunking '50s piano, teen-ballad crooner (with Carson McCullers lyrics?). Fuzzed-out textures everywhere.
9. (4:31) ** '50s walking blues pop, nice thwomping beat, creepy sax echoes in back. Harpsichord chorus. Ends in an extended haunted house saxophone nightmare.
10. (3:33) Drone for two minutes, and then some spooky piano chords. And... it's over.
|2.||Obelisk||7.||Too Old To Die Young|
|3.||Creep On Creepin' On||8.||Lonesome Hunter|
|4.||Black Water||9.||Do I Have Power|