Cheer-Accident / No Ifs, Ands Or Dogs
Album: No Ifs, Ands Or Dogs   Collection:General
Artist:Cheer-Accident   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-27 Pull Date: 2012-01-29
Week Ending: Jan 8 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 03, 2012: et. al.
Trial Of Error
3. Dec 14, 2011: Brownian Motion
Drag You Down
2. Dec 18, 2011: lost and found
Cynical Girl
4. Nov 30, 2011: Brownian Motion
Provincial Din

Album Review
Ashkan Eghtesadi
Reviewed 2011-11-20
Cheer-Accident is a band that's been around since 1981, and on their latest album they mix a variety of styles , ranging from post-punk to pop (and a lot of times it happens in the span of one track). This is an interesting album that is able to walk a fine line between experimentation and harmony with pleasant results. Fans of early Mr. Bungle, John Zorn should give this a listen. No FCCs detected. Try tracks 1,3,6,11

1. *4:33 Guitar burst out backed by off-kilter drum beat. Mix in vocals, sounds like everything's slightly off bent, but in a good way.
2. 4:34 Synth, programmed drum beat. Sounds like "Young Throats" by Parenthetical Girls.
3. *4:59 Sounds like math rock. Repetitive guitar, frantic drums. Stops/starts with an actual melody. Very Zorn/Patton-esque.
4. 1:27 Piercing guitar, laid-back groove slowly fades in.
5. 3:48 More straightforward, included horns reminiscent of Mr. Bungle.
6. *3:18 Falsetto, organ. Harmonizing vocals. What the hell's going on? These guys are pretty cool.
7. 3:20 Sounds a lot like track 3 but with vocals.
8. 3:22 Transitions from previous song, same motif of piercing/repetitive guitar with syncopated drums. Vocals come in halfway.
9. 0:44 Short interlude, starts of a cappella, then guitar segues into next song.
10. 4:09 Similar to most of album, then halfway through they go double-time.
11. *1:11 Really cool interplay between guitar and horns.
12. 2:13 Sounds like a conventional pop song, but the drums are pretty unconventional.
13. 0:30 Short interlude, horns
14. 4:42 Sounds like most of album, riffs are heavier
15. 5:13 Sounds like a circus nightmare.

Track Listing
1. Drag You Down   8. Death By Pollyanna
2. Trial Of Error   9. Drug You Down
3. This Is The New That   10. Salad Dies
4. Pre-Somnia   11. Post-Somnia
5. Sleep   12. Cynical Girl
6. Barely Breathing   13. Go Gaunt Green
7. Life In Pollyana   14. Empty Province
  15. Provincial Din