Trans Am / California Hotel
Album: California Hotel   Collection:General
Artist:Trans Am   Added:May 2017
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-05-04 Pull Date: 2017-07-06
Week Ending: Jul 2 Jun 25 Jun 18 Jun 11 Jun 4 May 28 May 21 May 14
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 29, 2017: moodswings
California Hotel
4. Jun 21, 2017: Brownian Motion
Ship Of The Imagination
2. Jun 28, 2017: Brownian Motion
I Want 2b Ignored
5. Jun 14, 2017: Brownian Motion
Staying Power
3. Jun 23, 2017: The Library
I Hear Fake Voices
6. Jun 08, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
I Hear Fake Voices

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-05-03
Chicago trio that harkens back 20 years, was part of the new post rock movement at the time: how, I'll never understand cuz their music rocked out in its own original way, never approached Tortoise vibes. Songs are usually instrumental and bounce from drum machines, to real drums, synths, guitars, dual bass attacks. This newest may be their best ever really. Gorgeous, weird, rockin. Krautrock meets experimental synth and garage. Great band. Play any song.

1)* (3:46) soaring dream rock, grows dense, epic 2) (3:16) mid paced big huge dual bass attack, instrumental 3)* (4:29) krautrocky synth appears with mathy offkilter drum beat, very reminiscent of the band Wume (check them out) 4)* (3:35) stiff 80's "schprockets" industrial dance with vocoder vocs, cool if retro 5) (3:19) dreamy synth piece, slow w simple drum machine, atmospheric and lovely 6)* (4:00) simple with guitar and synth, vocals in vocoder, lyrics, this is a real song, a strange love song. 7) (1:29) urgent pulsing synth wash. 8) (3:39) synth pop flare, chill, lovely

Track Listing
1. I Hear Fake Voices   5. California Hotel
2. Staying Power   6. I Want 2b Ignored
3. Ship Of The Imagination   7. Expansions
4. Alles Verboten   8. Rules Of Engagement