Wild Flag / Wild Flag
Album: Wild Flag   Collection:General
Artist:Wild Flag   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Merge Records  

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Add Date: 2011-11-20 Pull Date: 2012-01-22
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-11-13
Merge records release has an edge to the pop this time: Girl group that combines elements of late 70’s London No Wave (Slits, Kleenex, Delta 5) with Motown Girl Groups, and pop/punk (think Bangles/Go Go’s meet Long Beach faves Red Aunts). Excellent crunchy melodic guitar hooks, surfy drums, rich layered vocals, and a cool simple organ. Moments of sweet Casual Dots tossed in too, Breeders, early 90’s Helium, Cakelike. Mr. Esq would probably mess himself all over this, give it a meow or two. All tracks are great.

1) (3:51) upbeat, tribal drums w/ a taste of surf, melodic pop chorus and hip shakin hand claps, shoo bop
2) (4:02) minor toned, a tad darker w/ pretty guitar work
3) (2:44) upbeat w/ sinister organ and a near horror rock feel
4) (5:28) almost ballady, slower and strummy, simple phrased vocs, surprise a capela break in middle
5) (2:59) midpaced classic pop, smacks of the Raspberries or something 60’s with a playful organ hook and doowoppy back vocs
6) (3:34) upbeat pop with no wavey feel, cool guitar hooks and melodies
7) (3:33) slower with a “nicer” feel, big tribal surf beat and an overall epic pop feel
8) (2:44) Casual Dots style guitar, driving pounding urgent drums countered with simple clean Wurlitzer organ
9) (6:40) smarmy rocker feel, bordering on something the Runaways might have penned, jammy in fact
10) (4:29) great upbeat pop w/ sultry vocs, soars like old Helium from 1994

Track Listing
1. Romance   6. Short Version
2. Something Came Over Me   7. Electric Band
3. Boom   8. Future Crimes
4. Glass Tambourine   9. Racehorse
5. Endless Talk   10. Black Tiles