International Waters / 1994
Album: 1994   Collection:General
Artist:International Waters   Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-30 Pull Date: 2012-01-01
Week Ending: Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 4 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 27, 2011: madame psychosis
1994, Hardy Boys
4. Dec 03, 2011: Music Casserole
The Spring, The Mountain, The Cloud
2. Dec 18, 2011: lost and found
5. Nov 29, 2011: madame psychosis
Hardy Boys
3. Dec 06, 2011: madame psychosis
Hardy Boys
6. Nov 26, 2011: Music Casserole
Do I Get So Shy (Shoes)

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-10-21
International Waters was formed by two members of the venerable pop band Voxtrot (Mitch Calvert and Jason Hall). Now, they're 5 piece from Austin that plays indie/80s/twee pop (with a bit of lo-fi). Most songs have a nice, lazy midtempo pace. They also throw in the odd dash of bladerunner core and psych. The vocals are very interesting: a bit coarse and sometimes off-rhythm, making for great hooks. I recommend this for all pop, bladerunner, and even experimental shows. No FCCs detected
2,1 for pop. 4 for acoustic pop. 8,10, 9 for psych
RIYL: Voxtrot, Girls, Sarah Records,The Smiths

1.* 2:42 Languid. Starts off slow with psych-y vocals over a lone guitar. Jumps into nice lazy/hazy groove. Last 15 are a nice little house-esque beat
2.* 2:19 Violins and soft crooning "oh oh oh"'s. Super twee. Building, swirling, jangling chill instrumentals. BEST TRACK
3. 3:48 Morrisey like vocals over a cheesy 70s groove with violins. A bit melancholy.
4.* 4:07 Acoustic love song. Wonderfully pleasant like a warm late afternoon. Sounds a bit like Girls.
5. 3:25 Acoustic hazy and melancholic folk pop. Female supporting vox. Ends ~15 seconds early
6. 3:57 Fade in strings. Gentle acoustic guitars and vocals, very laid back. Charming duet
7. 4:50 Starts quiet. Drums jump in and pep up. Ends 30 seconds left
8.* 3:02 Quiet, simple acoustic little jangle. You late night/bladerunner DJs would like this, some droning synth jumps in. Catchy yet spacey tune.
9. Melodramatic movie-soundtrack violins with smattered vocals. Jumps into what sounds like a dystopian surf rock tune at 2:40
10.* 6:33 Starts with a lone Scandinavian(?) spoken word sample until 5:10. Psych-y, chill, dreamy. The sample plays through the entire track with just instrumentals in the background

Track Listing
1. Hardy Boys   6. Alex And Mitch's Neverending Adventure
2. 1994   7. Green Lights Forever
3. I'm In Love With The Oni Gallery   8. I Stayed Home
4. Do I Get So Shy (Shoes)   9. September
5. According To Wolfie   10. The Spring, The Mountain, The Cloud