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Valdez, Sam / Mirage
Album:Mirage Collection:General
Artist:Valdez, Sam Added:Feb 2019
Label:Nevado Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-03-01 Pull Date:2019-05-03 
Week Ending:Apr 7Mar 31Mar 24Mar 17Mar 10

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 11, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2019)
Farther Away
4.Mar 26, 2019:Magnetized Toner
It's Alright
2.Apr 05, 2019:KZSU Time Traveler
Farther Away
5.Mar 22, 2019:KZSU Time Traveler
Farther Away
3.Apr 03, 2019:Take a spin
Farther Away
6.Mar 15, 2019:KZSU Time Traveler's Token Brit Assistant
It's Alright

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-03-04 
Sam Valdez is Los Angeles-based and has experience in previous bands. She has experience in classical violin. She sounds like a lower-pitched Lana Del Rey, the beats sound a lot like Sufjan Stevens’ stuff, and some of the lyrics are like Melanie Martinez. This album in general sounds a bit dreamy and kind of melancholy. The female vocals are pretty soft, but still come across strongly. Overall would recommend. FCC: (track 4 has word “shitty”).

1.***Shoegaze, medium tempo, fast for this album, strong, driving instruments (guitar, drums)

2. **Medium tempo, kind of melancholy, simple guitar chords, sounds like a sad road trip song, interesting guitar distortion sound

3. Slow tempo, tambourine in intro, banjo in bridge

4. FCC watch out: shitty. Starts off with vinyl record playback sound: do not be alarmed. Guitar + drum steady background, soothing sound. Slow tempo

5. Sounds like a sad country song with the guitar twang in intro, balance between loud and soft vocals, sounds like a bit faster and lower-pitched Lord Huron’s song “The Night We Met”

Track Listing
1.It's Alright 3.Funeral
2.Farther Away 4.Carnival
 5.Other Side