Rafter / Xyz
Album: Xyz   Collection:General
Artist:Rafter   Added:Feb 2017
Label:Joyful Noise  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-02-22 Pull Date: 2017-04-26
Week Ending: Apr 23 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 20, 2017: Music for Misfits
Lonely World
4. Mar 21, 2017: Magnetized Toner
2. Apr 06, 2017: Sound and Solidarity
Lonely World, Your Kind
5. Mar 16, 2017: Munch Time
Lonely World
3. Mar 31, 2017: Music Casserole
6. Mar 04, 2017: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
I’Ve Done The Strangest Things

Album Review
Shay Z
Reviewed 2017-02-21
Goofy, playful psych-pop for a good time! After taking some wild artistic wanderings through black metal, reggae, and dance, Rafter is back with a “roots” album if you can call it that. Rafter doing what Rafter does best: super-catchy, kaleidoscopic bedroom pop. Full of youthful instrumentation, foot-stomping choruses, and kooky horn sections, the album is a playful jaunt through the childhood you wish you had. The lyrics dwell on some angsty loneliness, but generally fun record!
Genre: Playground pop
RIYL: Animal Collective, Passion Pit, Santigold, the Beatles after Acid
Favorite Tracks: 2, 3, 9 (but worth playing most tracks!)
I’ve Done the Strangest Things (3:18) - Freak Folk, looping weird vocals, harmonica, organ!
Lonely World (3:24)* - interesting textures, thumping, horns come in at 2:00, funky drums, soft crooning
You Are the Last of Your Kind (4:34)* - Anthemic, thumping intro, awesome percussion
Lifelike (3:40) - Rattling, reverberating percussion, sultry vocals, slower cooler
Oblivion (3:51) - More Beatles inspired, trippy chorus, less poppy, more psych
The Things I’ve Learned from Reggae (3:39 ) - Slower, very spacey, Suess-esque playfulness
When I Die I wanna Get Some of My Blood on Them (4:45) - Dancy, big horns at 2:30
Rafter vs. Maimai (4:03) - Woozy piano intro, soft space craft landing, slow, dreamy
We Could Be Monsters (3:44) - *Funky! Wow, strong song, cool synthesizer
Weird Animal (3:46) - Love this beat, slow burning ballad almost

Track Listing
1. I?Ve Done The Strangest Things   6. The Things I?Ve Learned From Reggae
2. Lonely World   7. When I Die I Wanna Get Some Of My Blood On Them
3. Your Kind   8. Rafter Vs. Maimai
4. Lifelike   9. We Could Be Monsters
5. Oblivion   10. Weird Animal