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Hospitality / Hospitality
Album:Hospitality Collection:General
Artist:Hospitality Added:01/2012
Label:Merge Records 

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Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 
Week Ending:15 Apr8 Apr1 Apr25 Mar18 Mar11 Mar4 Mar26 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 29, 2022:Zootopia
The Birthday
4.Aug 23, 2022:Zootopia
Betty Wang
2.Sep 07, 2022:Zootopia
The Right Profession
5.Dec 17, 2015:Temping
Betty Wang
3.Sep 06, 2022:Zootopia
Friends Of Friends
6.Jan 08, 2015:Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014).
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