Songs For Snakes / Charcoal Heather
Album: Charcoal Heather   Collection:General
Artist:Songs For Snakes   Added:May 2012

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Add Date: 2012-12-15 Pull Date: 2013-02-17
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Recent Airplay
1. Feb 09, 2013: Controlled Chaos
St. Mary
4. Jan 08, 2013: We're All Alright
L Terrible
2. Feb 07, 2013: The Show with T-Lex & Lolo
Mothball Fleet
5. Jan 05, 2013: Feral Pop Frenzy
Mothball Fleet
3. Feb 02, 2013: controlled chaos
St. Mary
6. Dec 19, 2012: Meow After Midnight
L Terrible

Album Review
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Reviewed 2012-12-05
Songs for Snakes – Charcoal Heather

An indie/pop/alternative punk band hailing from San Fransisco, this sophomore album is nothing revolutionary, but it sure is a solid punk album. At times melancholic and at times almost aggressive, this would be one that would be kickass live, but would still hold its own on a late night drive. Reminds me of like a Bad Religion/Descendents combo with a little splash of melancholy and maybe a splash more melody than the two bands mentioned. Good hooks, good guitar, good vocals, good album.

The whole album is pretty good, try 1,7,10, FCC’s detected: 6

1.*St. Mary: (3:31): Combo of punk-rock flattish vocals and hard hitting guitar chords; melodic rock-like chorus.
2. Sidewalk Rider:(2:32): Sounds like angst and indie punk. Fast tempo with powerful riffs
3. Charcoal Heather: (3:32): A single and the title song. Mid tempo, melodic, minor chords
4. Half Life: (2:27) Aggressive and intense, they show their post hardcore muscle
5. Thorazine Eyes: (3:01) Balance of raw punk vocals, and melancholy guitar. Slower pop/indie punk
6. The Most Documented Man: (2:11) Straightforward pop punk. One FCC
7. *L Terrible: ( 3:00) Catchy and hummable, midtempo, and gives a care-free upbeat vibe. “Who do I want to be, this time?”
8. Outdoor Kitty: (3:13): Headbanging good song, uptempo, would be cool to see live.
9. America’s Shiniest Objects: (2:29): Steady Guitar; focused on lead singers verses, feels heavy
10. *Mothball Fleet: (2:23): Vocals and chord progression blend so nicely together that it belongs in a movie about teenagers doing rebellious things. Break in the middle to an even better 2nd part.
11. F.E.A.R.: (4:15) Slower tempo song with simple guitar, sweet basslines and a soft touch to the vocals that makes this one uniqueish on the album
12. Get Small: (2:54) Another straightforward alternative punk song; slightly melancholic

-Ethan Liwanag

Track Listing
1. St. Mary   7. L Terrible
2. Sidewalk Rider   8. Outdoor Kitty
3. Charcoal Heather   9. America's Shiniest Objects
4. Half Life   10. Mothball Fleet
5. Thorazine Eyes   11. F.E.A.R.
6. The Most Documented Man   12. Get Small