Hermit Thrushes / Mystery Ocean
Album: Mystery Ocean   Collection:General
Artist:Hermit Thrushes   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Single Girl Married Girl  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 29, 2012: meow
Are You There
4. Feb 17, 2012: meow
Milk Teeth
2. Feb 28, 2012: the gilded youth
Telegraph Hill
5. Feb 15, 2012: Everyday Commotion
Telegraph Hill
3. Feb 21, 2012: Audiovault without Ins
Are You There
6. Feb 15, 2012: Modern Donkey - I Want More
Telegraph Hill

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-02
Indie rock group Hermit Thrushes mixes standard indie/folk style with elements of traditional Greek music and darker, garage-rock sounds to create the album "Mystery Ocean". Standout tracks are 4, 5, 9, and 12. No FCCs detected.

1) Watercress (0:38)- This drum-driven track sounds like an industrial warehouse in motion.
2) Braided Stones (1:05)- mid-tempo track driven by repeated guitar lick and loud drums
3) Nails in the Wood (1:45)- drumbeat mimics a hammer punching nails into wood
**4) Milk Teeth (1:50)- faster paced track whose beginning discordant guitar lick verges on hard rock (or as hard rock as indie can get). Then evolves into an upbeat indie tune.
**5) Telegraph Hill (2:22)- Reminiscent of Vampire Weekend, catchy guitar lick
6) Fifty Years (1:47)- uptempo track dominated by drums, pervaded at times by guitar arpeggios.
7) Little Silver Ring (0:44)- short track dominated by a variety of string instruments, ends with a siren segue into the next track
8) Ootheca (3:07)- interesting lyrics: "your eyes are dripping love right now". Ending of the song is interesting because harsher bass/drum sounds are inlaid over the upbeat Greek-style guitar picking
**9) Sleeping in Your Car (2:07)- the two-guitar introduction to the song is the song's highlight. Song is full of tempo switches
10) Ancient Wing (2:16)- faster song
11) Felt (0:34)- acoustic guitar and the singer whistling. Quite soothing.
**12) Are You There (3:07)- Track begins sounding like a computer-generated, slightly creepy music-box and turns into an angry tirade with heavy distortion. Last 57 seconds of the song are mostly silence, except for meowing cats and distant voices. Consider cutting at 2:10.
13) Perfect Yellow (3:09)- soft, slow acoustic track

Track Listing
1. Watercress   7. Little Silver Ring
2. Braided Stones   8. Ootheca
3. Nails In The Wood   9. Sleeping In Your Car
4. Milk Teeth   10. Ancient Wing
5. Telegraph Hill   11. Felt
6. Fifty Years   12. Are You There
  13. Perfect Yellow