Caseworker, The / Voices Out There
Album: Voices Out There   Collection:General
Artist:Caseworker, The   Added:Jan 2014
Label:Hidden Shoal  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-17 Pull Date: 2014-03-21
Week Ending: Mar 16 Mar 9 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 2 Jan 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 21, 2015: The Sunset Life
The Great Revealing
4. Mar 06, 2014: The Sunset Life
Voices Out There
2. Mar 13, 2014: The Sunset Life
Effi Leaves The Boat, Effi Enters The Boat
5. Feb 20, 2014: The Sunset Life
3. Mar 12, 2014: Meow After Midnight
The Great Revealing
6. Feb 13, 2014: The Sunset Life
The Great Revealing

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2014-01-11
The Caseworker is a SF project led by Conor and Eímer Devlin, former members of the slowcore band Half Film. Shaped partially by Conor’s time in a hospital post-car-crash, this fourth album is immaculately crafted to create an overarching feeling of tranquil melancholy at the axis of guitar pop, slowcore, and shoegaze. Catchy and magnificent (and released by Hidden Shoal!). All songs are good, but my favorites are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. No FCCs detected.

1. *(2:48)—Slow, dramatic, sad, psychedelic, absolutely gorgeous.
2. *(3:41)—Medium-slow, lazy, minimal. Nice woozy slide guitar.
3. *(3:21)—Mid-tempo, dark slow burn. Especially catchy.
4. *(2:53)—Slow, soft, expansive. Percussion is heavy on the tom-toms.
5. (3:02)—Mid-tempo. Bouncy but moody, intense. Washes of distortion.
6. *(3:06)—Slow, funky. Restrained in the verses, heavy in the choruses.
7. (3:13)—Medium-slow, slightly bluesy. Waves of guitars bury the vocals.
8. (4:10)—Slow. Hits a nice groove, wafts along. The jammiest song here.
9. (3:41)—Slow, calm, accentuates the band’s slowcore roots.
10. (1:22)—Mid-tempo. Instrumental. Reprise of track six.
11. (2:43)—Slow, almost a dirge. Shuffling percussion, then drums. Fades into track 12.
12. (3:16)—Slow, grand. Droning distortion. Builds and then fades.

Track Listing
1. The Great Revealing   7. Negatives
2. Ultramarine   8. Notes From The Summer...
3. Dependence Day   9. Where Did All Those People Go?
4. Voices Out There   10. The Outside View
5. Morgen-Colla   11. Effi Enters The Boat
6. The Inside View   12. Effi Leaves The Boat