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 8Dec 25Dec 18Dec 4

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