Rare High / Hot Reason
Album: Hot Reason   Collection:General
Artist:Rare High   Added:Aug 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-08-25 Pull Date: 2013-10-27
Week Ending: Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 15 Sep 1
Airplays: 2 2 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 26, 2013: Music Casserole
Distant Some
4. Oct 15, 2013: late night dryer
Confirmation Bias Baby
2. Oct 24, 2013: The Sunset Life
Confirmation Bias Baby
5. Oct 08, 2013: late night dryer
Get The Gold On
3. Oct 19, 2013: Music Casserole
Distant Some
6. Oct 05, 2013: ThermoNuclear Bar
Off Label Pornography

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-20
Fuzzy garagey lo-fi pop songs from the leader of the Capstan Shafts (who have a light KZSU presence). Noisy, but much more noise pop than noise rock; there are a ton of good riffs and hooks to be found here. Fuzz everywhere. Stick the East Bay retro garage-punkers (Nobunny, Warm Soda, et al) in the subrural Midwest or Cough Cool on AM radio and I bet you get something like this. Virtually no internet presence; the kind of thing KZSU ought to be playing. No FCCs detected.

RIYL: Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, the Kinks, Bare Wires

1 (1:29) Loud drums, fuzzy noisy guitars, barely intelligible vox
2 (1:04) Groovy, rhythmic, sounds like it's about getting high
*3 (1:40) Constant drums, slacker/stony vox, guitars jut back and forth
**4 (1:29) Fuzzy and catchy, brief solos, way too short for its own good
5 (1:10) Bringing the Kinks up to mid-90s lo-fi standards
6 (0:49) Pounding, fun GBV style pop
*7 (1:24) Drums kick along with fuzzed out vox, distorted guitar, awesome
8 (1:17) Drummy again, vox yell along in the style of Neutral Milk Hotel
9 (1:12) Summer party blackout soundtrack
10 (1:22) Short, straightforward lo-fi pop song
*11 (1:58) Slightly jangly guitar, slurred vox, killer drums, fuzzy as hell
12 (0:40) Heavily distorted, awfully catchy for 40 seconds

Track Listing
1. Confirmation Bias Baby   7. Big Need
2. Forgiving Light   8. Ion Drive Lips
3. Everything Is Real   9. Hold My Hand Where It Counts
4. Rate With The Haloed   10. Floating Bedroom Guild
5. Cosmic Stray   11. Distant Some
6. Get The Gold On   12. Off Label Pornography