Hospitality / Hospitality
Album: Hospitality   Collection:General
Artist:Hospitality   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15
Week Ending: Apr 15 Apr 8 Apr 1 Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 26
Airplays: 5 1 2 7 2 4 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 17, 2015: Temping
Betty Wang
4. Jun 11, 2014: A Family Affair
Friends Of Friends
2. Jan 08, 2015: Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014).
All Day Today
5. Jun 10, 2014: Meow
Betty Wang
3. Dec 11, 2014: Meow
Friends Of Friends
6. Nov 28, 2013: Meow For Thanksgiviong
All Day Today

Album Review
Mister Esquire
Reviewed 2012-01-27
as reviewed by Mister Esquire

indie pop/80's sweet twee lounge revival
it's poppy, it's girly... yeah, I love it.
best description is: what if madder rose didn't come off so pissed off and depressed, and, was happy and/or innocent for a change? singer is american, but has british singing accent (heavy 80's brit influences. smiths are biggest namecheck for this sound) sounds most like madder rose's or blonde redhead's singer. lush arrangements, horns are everywhere.
=it's lounge music for people who write a lotta poems.
one of the best of '12=play now!
any track here will seduce you with it's sweet, sweet pop.
RIYL: sugarcubes, aztec camera, 10,000 maniacs, belle&sebastian, slits, madder rose, raincoats, blonde redhead, orange juice, and a buncha british 80's stuff i'm forgetting, et al.
-or- 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.

*1. BEST TRACK: tiny voice rambunctiousness=blonde redhead sings for aztec camera. upbeat and adorable.
*2. slitsy beat and up beat. the horns are all over the place!
*3. happy, upbeat, and brit post punky.
4. a sad little number. slowed down, builds momentum.
*5. angular begin, gets upbeat, almost new wavey.
6. slow and slitty. haunting, but fun.
*7. a lil' ska, lotta pop. spare beat build up.
*8. BEST TRACK II: sweet and saddy. it pulls the strings.
*9. 10, 000 maniacs, kinda sad.
*10. ahhh! :a nice little fuck you to end with.
p.s. george lu: they are playing great american next month...can we get tickets?....staff singles?...

Track Listing
1. Eighth Avenue   6. Sleepover
2. Friends Of Friends   7. The Birthday
3. Betty Wang   8. Argonauts
4. Julie   9. Liberal Arts
5. The Right Profession   10. All Day Today