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Kellen & Me / Kellen & Me
Album:Kellen & Me Collection:General
Artist:Kellen & Me Added:02/2012

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Add Date:2012-03-10 Pull Date:2012-05-12 
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 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 21, 2012:Time Traveler
Age Of Eight
4.May 08, 2012:Time Traveler
Why Are You?
2.Jul 20, 2012:Time Traveler
Why Are You?
5.May 01, 2012:Time Traveler
Why Are You?
3.Jun 26, 2012:Time Traveler
Why Are You?
6.Apr 17, 2012:Time Traveler
Why Are You?

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2012-03-08 
“Kellen & Me” Kellen & Me
Kellen Kerwin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter from Chicago. This is indie twee pop, with mostly whimsical, if sometimes a bit out there, lyrics. Kerwin plays almost all of the instruments on the CD (hence the Kellen & Me name), featuring guitar, keyboards and electronic drum lines. Most vocals are processed. The CD reminds me a lot of several Harry Nilsson albums (which may be obscure for many of you — but check out Me and My Arrow or Nilsson Schmilsson).
— Francis

Recommended: 9, 3 or 8. Borderline FCC on #6 (sings “God damn” several times).

1. (3:39) Also So Absurd — Light, breezy and sweet. Playful picking of guitar.
2. (3:10) Batteries & Frequencies — Syncopated, stop-and-go melody. Electronic tambourine shaking throughout.
3. (4:11) Space-Time Ride — Bouncy mix of guitar and calliope synth. ***
4. (4:32) The Earth, Someday… — Strumming guitar over sustained synth bed. Bongo drum rhythm.
5. (3:44) Hum~Bolt Tribute Song — Circus-like melody with a bass line like an oom-pah band. Contrasts with dark lyrics about drug dealing and related violence.
6. (2:35) Practical People — Hesitant pace. Bells. Handclaps. Borderline FCC. (God damn, sung several times.)
7. (4:07) The Lovers (Waltz) — Circus calliope again — in 3/4 time!
8. (3:58) Age of Eight — Dreamy, skipping guitar and vocals with rolling waves of synth and soft vocals. ***
9. (2:26) Why Are You? — Bright, uptempo twee pop melody — not as sweet as some. Reminiscent of Paul McCartney’s first LP. (Another obscure reference, I know…) ****
10. (4:45) So Long for Now, Goodbye… — More pensive than the rest of the CD. Nice guitar picking backing the vocals. Lengthy trail-out has a Western flavor.

Track Listing
1.Also So Absurd 6.Practical People
2.Batteries & Frequencies 7.The Lovers {Waltz}
3.Space-Time Ride 8.Age Of Eight
4.The Earth, Someday... 9.Why Are You?
5.Hum~Bolt Tribute Song 10.So Long For Now, Goodbye...