Fairmount Girls / Tender Trap
Album: Tender Trap   Collection:General
Artist:Fairmount Girls   Added:Jul 2001
Label:Deary Me Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2009: Brownian Motion
Drivin' By
4. Nov 08, 2002: Robin Hood Music
Skincare Secrets
2. Jul 15, 2009: Brownian Motion
Something Bad's Gonna Happen
5. Nov 27, 2001: Mr. Sparkle Challange
Skincare Secrets
3. Jun 24, 2009: Brownian Motion Sub
Skincare Secrets
6. Oct 27, 2001: Unnecessary Sun Exposure
Years Later

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2001-09-04

Fairmount Girls Tender Trap 08/29/01

Sassy garagey girl rock/pretty pop. Trashy but also clean, well recorded but still a warm lo-fi garage tone. All girl vocs w/ harmonies, heavy guits, simple (nice) drums, requisite analog synth, even a trumpet and strings here and there, but overall guit/bass/drums feel. Rondelles, Breeders, Heavenly, Cakelike, all in a blender. All tracks excellent, clean. Something about girl drummers…

1) upbeat surfy beat, noisy dissonant guits, minor theme
2) upbeat 4/4 melodic vocs w/ epic breaks and nice beat you can dance to
3) bigger sound, slower w/ cleaner wah’ed bass and guits
4) lush and pretty pop, almost introspective sensitive feel, lots of fuzziness but tempered by melody, pretty vocs
5) mid-up 4/4 rock
6) mid almost slow feel w/ pretty Breeders feeling voc harmonies, strings
7) pretty lilting pop, 4/4 rock, noisy guits countered by super poppy vocs + harmonies and cute synth
8) upbeat pop gets heavy w/ guits, voc harmonies
9) acoustic guit + vocs, pretty ballad
10) straight-up driving power pop indie rock
11) slow to build, melodic and dense w/ guits, vocs, noise, etc., ends after 3 min, then 20 sec of silence then “hidden” track of comical lo-fi acoustic guit + guy vocs, like a demo or a scratch track

Track Listing
1. Drivin' By   6. She Got Vertigo (So Deal Me
2. Skincare Secrets   7. Worse Days than this
3. Something Bad's Gonna Happen   8. Years Later
4. Life with a View   9. Kissing the Sun
5. Helicopter   10. Waive the Waiver
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