Dark Horses / Hail Lucid State
Album: Hail Lucid State   Collection:General
Artist:Dark Horses   Added:Oct 2014
Label:Last Gang  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-10-10 Pull Date: 2014-12-12
Week Ending: Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26
Airplays: 4 2 3 3 3 4 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 23, 2015: The Sunset Life
Saturn Returns
4. Dec 10, 2014: Brownian Motion
Saturn Returns
2. Jan 01, 2015: Meow: The Best Of 2014
Live On Hunger
5. Dec 10, 2014: Monkey Barrier
Live On Hunger
3. Dec 11, 2014: Meow
Live On Hunger
6. Dec 09, 2014: Eclectic Erudition Fall 14 week 11 started 15 minutes late
The Bravest

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2014-10-08
Joy Division meets Krautrock in David Bowies makeup closet. Kick ass accessible rock, nods to dark 80’s New Wave but with cool psyche rock sentiments and a certain glammy flare. Sexy desperate female vocals that totally ring of Ana Calvi. PJ Harvey comes to mind too. Bass heavy songs, with nice fuzz. Just total hip shaking head nodding fun juxtaposed with dark eyeliner moping. Perfect pop in many ways. Live 105 would play this instead if this world had a lick of sense, wasn’t upside down and stupid. Fans of Ultravox, New Order, Loop, Mazzy Star, early Stereolab, aforementioned bands. All songs are great.

1) (5:00) hit quality, groovy driving feel with cool atmospherics but epic bridges and choruses
2) (3:57) chill tribal beginning like dark Ana Calvi, but launches into big epic tone, then back and forth
3) (4:00) has an almost Ultravox soaring, driving tone, nice
4) (3:33) cool driving fuzz bass, nice noises
5) (3:47) a Loop quality in the guitar hook, riff, slower meander with Ana Calvi drama
6) (4:24) driving, very New Wave flavored with the high hat-tom tom beat, lovely
7) (5:03) synth fronted, replaces bass, gives this an even more New Wave flavor or Stereolab, off time beats keep it from being “dancey”
8) (4:41) strong chorused bass and new wave beat gives very early New Order tone
9) (4:12) big soaring, tribal, fuzzy, echoey vocs
10) (4:43) starts quiet and atmospheric/noisey but quickly gets big slow loud

Track Listing
1. Live On Hunger   6. Hail Lucid State
2. Desire   7. Sevens
3. Saturn Returns   8. Wake Up
4. Transister   9. The Bravest
5. Wise Blood   10. Western