Split Screens / Before The Storm
Album: Before The Storm   Collection:General
Artist:Split Screens   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Name Drop Swamp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-12 Pull Date: 2014-11-14
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 19 Oct 12 Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21
Airplays: 4 1 2 1 1 2 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 28, 2015: Time Traveler
4. Jan 30, 2015: Time Traveler
Stand Alone
2. Jun 19, 2015: Time Traveler
Stand Alone
5. Jan 16, 2015: Time Traveler
Stand Alone
3. Mar 27, 2015: Time Traveler
6. Nov 28, 2014: Time Traveler
I Will Never Know

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2014-09-11
“Before the Storm” Split Screens
Indie psych-rock and psych-folk from talented, local, multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Cafiero. Cafiero plays guitar, lap steel guitar, bass, keyboards, and Autoharp — while composing all the songs and singing lead vocals. So, he’s quite capable of sounding like a band by himself. But for this album, he assembled a talented group that includes an additional guitarist, keyboard player, a number of guest players, and Rory O’Connor of Tycho on the drums and organ. A really solid album.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 8, 5, 10, 9, 6. No FCCs detected.

1. (3:30) Stand Alone — Sprawling, airy, folk-rock. Pulsing organ. Light rat-a-tat rhythm. Moaning lap steel guitar. Great! ****
2. (3:35) All I See — Soulful strut, with a stop-and-go rhythm. Angular guitar. Smooth vocals like Autumn Defense.
3. (3:37) No More Sound — Laid-back rock groove. Strong bass line, light keys and repeated lines of distinctively picked guitar.
4. (4:10) Close Your Eyes — Lap steel guitar prominent. Brushes on drums. Skating along next to a beach on a summer day.
5. (4:31) I Will Never Know — Great mix of jangly, reverb-y guitar and crying lap steel. Softly tripping keyboards. Could be an electric psych-rock ballad out of the 1970s. ***
6. (3:30) Mirrors in the Maze — Piano. Bongos come and go. Lap steel guitar. Sitar. Slightly breathless, dramatic vocals. **
7. (1:50) Before the Storm — Instrumental. Sitar. Lap steel. Far out, man!
8. (3:46) Home — Fun! Funky, brass-driven rock. Arranged like a Van Morrison song, but with vocals that are reminiscent of Jack Johnson. ***
9. (3:42) Back and Forth — Softer. Fingerpicked electric guitar. Spare vocals. Light, shimmering keyboards. Builds to add some distorted guitars and backwards music at the end. Reminds me of The Sea and Cake. **
10. (4:29) The Sinner — Up-tempo folk-rock romp. Jangly guitars over a crisp rhythm track. Sustained organ chords are added, and there’s a strong guitar solo in the lead break. ***
11. (5:18) Time to Wait — Floating, dreamlike. Glistening keyboards punctuated by occasional guitar attacks. Very cool, distorted keyboard solo in long lead break. Reminiscent of Pink Floyd.

Track Listing
1. Stand Alone   6. Mirrors In The Maze
2. All I See   7. Before The Storm
3. No More Sound   8. Home
4. Close Your Eyes   9. Back And Forth
5. I Will Never Know   10. The Sinner
  11. Time To Wait