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Trans Am / California Hotel
Album:California Hotel Collection:General
Artist:Trans Am Added:05/2017
Label:Thrill Jockey Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 
Week Ending:2 Jul25 Jun18 Jun11 Jun4 Jun28 May21 May14 May

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 29 Jun 17:agent scully
4.Wed, 21 Jun 17:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 28 Jun 17:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
5.Wed, 14 Jun 17:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Fri, 23 Jun 17:DJ Stace
The Library
6.Thu, 08 Jun 17:DJ Postnatal
I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-05-03 
Chicago trio that harkens back 20 years, was part of the new post rock movement at the time: how, I'll never understand cuz their music rocked out in its own original way, never approached Tortoise vibes. Songs are usually instrumental and bounce from drum machines, to real drums, synths, guitars, dual bass attacks. This newest may be their best ever really. Gorgeous, weird, rockin. Krautrock meets experimental synth and garage. Great band. Play any song.

1)* (3:46) soaring dream rock, grows dense, epic 2) (3:16) mid paced big huge dual bass attack, instrumental 3)* (4:29) krautrocky synth appears with mathy offkilter drum beat, very reminiscent of the band Wume (check them out) 4)* (3:35) stiff 80's "schprockets" industrial dance with vocoder vocs, cool if retro 5) (3:19) dreamy synth piece, slow w simple drum machine, atmospheric and lovely 6)* (4:00) simple with guitar and synth, vocals in vocoder, lyrics, this is a real song, a strange love song. 7) (1:29) urgent pulsing synth wash. 8) (3:39) synth pop flare, chill, lovely

Track Listing
1.I Hear Fake Voices 5.California Hotel
2.Staying Power 6.I Want 2b Ignored
3.Ship Of The Imagination 7.Expansions
4.Alles Verboten 8.Rules Of Engagement