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Bran Flakes, The / Help Me
Album:Help Me Collection:General
Artist:Bran Flakes, The Added:Aug 2017
Label:Happi Tyme Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-08-17 Pull Date:2017-10-19 
Week Ending:Oct 22Oct 15Oct 8Oct 1Sep 24Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3

 Recent Airplay
1.May 03, 2022:Virtually Happy
Electronic Voices
4.Oct 21, 2017:Music Casserole
Help Me
2.Aug 10, 2021:Virtually Happy
Vacation Slideshow
5.Oct 19, 2017:Brains and Eggs
Clap Your Hands
3.Nov 04, 2017:Stringless Balloon Slumber Party Hour
Comfort & Love, Hey What's Going On In Here?
6.Oct 17, 2017:Magnetized Toner
Hey What's Going On In Here?

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2017-08-15 
The transcendently goofy sample-art dance-polka-rpm weirdos with their first album in eight years. I absolutely love the Bran Flakes (friends of KZSU), from their strange found footage to the rich textures of their beats; this album evokes a brighter, more '80s synthy vibe, but more of the same great stuff.

RIYL: The Avalanches, Evolution Control Committee, Raymond Scott

FCCs on 13, 15, 21

1. (2:29) **** Stentorian instructor recording with bright fun glimmery jam. somber irish movie closing
2. (0:36) **** stuttering man speaks before swank claustrophic 80s cocktail party
3. (1:25) ***** Polka! Polka! Polka! With incredible incredible scat-singing breaks
4. (1:04) **** soulful thrusts within schlock arpeggios
5. (0:37) **** "potato chips, potato chips" some belching
6. (1:42) ***** intelligent synth, New Age and pundits and lush, lush
7. (1:38) **** Stately trumpets, soul beat, escalating "cotton candy"
8. (1:27) **** '70s trilling piano against various voices, very burgundy
9. (1:02) **** bugles into mambo into yodel into codeine-mumble
10. (1:56) ***** late-nite TV hypno synth with infomercial for WEBSITE then nightmare commercial hell
11. (1:07) **** peace on the beach, piano and breathey angels for diaper ad
12. (1:37) **** MIDI honkytonk with weird clipped "icanbewhole" gulping priestcowboy
13. (0:33) ** FCC: asshole. Big Bird spells asshole
14. (1:54) **** FCC: mumbled "fuckin' hell" at beginning. Swank angular, mod: "is god dead; of course he's dead" saxes saxes saxes
15. (2:02) **** chirpy '80s stationwagon organ against after-tv special advice. happy!
16. (2:05) ***** assembly-line polka against audio from vacuous YouTube "how do take a selfie" vids
17. (3:26) **** old school hip hop, shrill tinny "clap your hands", midi bluegrass, Home Improvement growls, a belch.
18. (1:09) **** AM pop sounds with station identification harmony singers singing stingers
19. (0:52) **** quacking, chaos. funny outro with sassy exec
20. (1:12) **** Chickens cluck over hypno beat
21. (0:59) **** FCC: bunch of fucks and more. Pleasant beat, nightmare swearing
22. (2:31) **** dreamy christmas xylo into aerobic workout, carollers
23. (2:52) **** lush atmosphere for storyteller, wall of sound and '70s wimp-rock, movie scenes of being trapped
24. (3:19) **** dissonant overlapping samples, "MELLO 102.9" takes you around smooth, soft sounds. so so soft

Track Listing
1.Help Me 13.The Letter A
2.Bill 14.Of Course
3.Polka 15.There's A Lot Of Things In Life Today
4.Ride The Tiger 16.How To Take A Good Selfie
5.Potato Chips 17.Clap Your Hands
6.Caution 18.Electronic Voices
7.Cotton Candy 19.Pinky Duck Wagon
8.Have You Seen? 20.Nope.
9.Vacation Slideshow 21.Friyay!
10.Hey What's Going On In Here? 22.Dum Dum Dum
11.Comfort & Love 23.On The Moon
12.I Can Be Whole 24.Dream