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11 Acorn Lane / Swing Thing
Album:Swing Thing Collection:General
Artist:11 Acorn Lane Added:11/2011
Label:Wooden Hat Music 

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Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-12-03 
11 Acorn Lane – Swing Thing
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/3/11
Swing/Lounge, old/new, horns/electronics. Described as Fatboy Slim meets Henry Mancini, as well as “buoyantly Equivelian” (rather nice turn of phrase, that) – it also sounds a lot like early Pinker Tones to me (which is a GOOD thing.) Duo from NY, each playing about a zillion instruments (especially horns). They are also very silly, indeed. I like everything. Apparently they’re getting played a lot on TV shows I don’t watch…
1. 2:06 ***upbeat midtempo Swing instrunmental with mutes on the horns, somewhere between early big band and French café jazz (a la R Crumb), but with modern electronics.
2. 3:34 ***bit of cockney accent spoken word, then jazzy 50’s-ish cha-cha-mambo, fun lyrics.
3. 2:59 ***horns with mutes, 20’s style sax, almost whispered vocals in fake French, boppy female background vocals. Very silly indeed, but loveable.
4. 3:53 ***bass and electronics, uptempo but relaxed lounge-funk with English-accented spoken word snippet.
5. 3:15 ***VERY silly uptempo chorus and boopy keyboards, cute tenor sax, etc etc etc.
6. 4:16 ***big-ass hip-hop boom-bap with goofy British-accent spoken word and swing horns. Crazy mashup! Utterly infectious.
7. 2:39 ***hyperspeed electronic lounge, way groovy, snap your fingers, yeah baby, mambo!
8. 3:01 ***uptempo boppy lounge groove, made for dancing (and the lyrics encourage showing off.)
9. 2:56 ***relaxed mid-tempo boopy hippy-happy… It’s kinda like the 20’s filtered through the mid-60’s Carnaby-Street Brit-Pop, then filtered again through some modern electronics. Gnarly!
10. 4:03 ***”long” version of the first track – more chances for big fun!

Track Listing
1.Swing Thing (Radio Edit) 6.The Party
2.Live It Up 7.Comin' Home Baby
3.Le Sexe Au Telephone (Do Me Do Mix) 8.My Superstar
4.Let It All Hang Out 9.Happy As Can Be
5.I Want To Be Your Friend 10.Swing Thing