Eitzel, Mark / Don't Be A Stranger
Album: Don't Be A Stranger   Collection:General
Artist:Eitzel, Mark   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-02-02 Pull Date: 2013-04-07
Week Ending: Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 24 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 24 Feb 17
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2020: Best Of Everything - hr1: 1-23-17. hr2: 2-11-13
Nowhere To Run
4. Apr 04, 2013: The Sunset Life
All My Love
2. Jan 02, 2014: KZSU Top 100 of 2013
Nowhere To Run
5. Mar 25, 2013: "no way to say" 0008
Break The Champagne
3. Apr 04, 2013: The Sunset Life
The Bill Is Due
6. Mar 23, 2013: The Base of A Dream is Empty
All My Love

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2013-01-31
Melancholic songs, downer melodic indie balladry. SF stalwart, former frontman of “proto-slowcore” band American Music Club (are they still a thing?). Hard to bring up Eitzel without mention of his (follower and) contemporary, Mark Kozelek, and I do want to compare this record to the 2012, “off-the-cuff” Sun Kil Moon record in that it takes a striking lyrical approach, for better or worse-- really uncomfortable stuff about fans signing his posters but also quite tragic in places. Makes me think a bit of Spain (the band), Jon Derosa, Henry Rollins’ spoken word stuff, and maybe if Tindersticks was less a band and more a Stuart Staples solo project. FCC on 5.

*1. Bobby, pleasant anthem with a tinge of melancholy. (4:36)
2. Radiohead Faust Arp. (3:12)
*3. Dreamy, airy gauze for your ears. Pleasant harmonies. (5:08)
*4. Striking, sad lyrics that cut deep; kind of upbeat strangely. (4:04)
5. One FCC, stripped down slow, dreamy sounds/tambourine. (2:31)
6. Smooth, consonant piano, self-doubting, mid-tempo, pleasant tune. (3:20)
7. Slow, lush, a little bit sappy. (4:57)
8. Waltz, big vocal performance. Skip. (3:37)
9. Simple piano, solemn. (4:20)
10. Another slow downer piano-dabbed acoustic lush tune w/o drums. (4:48)
11. Long, sustained vocal notes, acoustic guitar, sparse. (3:12)

Track Listing
1. I Love You But You're Dead   6. Why Are You With Me
2. The Bill Is Due   7. Lament For Bobo The Clown
3. All My Love   8. Break The Champagne
4. Oh Mercy   9. We All Have To Find Our Own Way Out
5. Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace   10. You're Waiting
  11. Nowhere To Run