Theselah / Nice International
Album: Nice International   Collection:General
Artist:Theselah   Added:Dec 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-17 Pull Date: 2003-05-19
Week Ending: Apr 20 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 23
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 16, 2003: Off the Path
Middle of Summer
4. Apr 01, 2003: sad and dangerous
2. Apr 10, 2003: sad and dangerous
Kill Emo
5. Mar 25, 2003: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Kill Emo
3. Apr 02, 2003: The Subterranean Giraffe
Kill Emo
6. Mar 22, 2003: sad and dangerous
O Mellow Syr

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-04-15
From NY, these guys offer their third album recorded with 4-track, and they do some pretty nice things with such little means. Stylistically the album jumps around with each song, but in general the music is down tempo indie rock with clear references to Sonic Youth, Sebadoh, My Bloody Valentine, Pinback. The references are often quite literal, but still the band holds together a coherent sound that’s worth listening to. My main complaint is that the vocals are too sweet and smooth. A decent record though. 4, 1, 6, 9, 3.

1. down tempo drum machine + nice drone + sad vocals
2. very sea and cake, but I can’t stand the long-winded melody.
3. cute pop melody. catchy and sweet.
4. nice instrumental, chilled, droning bass, SY guitar melodies.
5. recorded conversation with some guitar, bass, and screaming guitar
6. rockin’ with a sebadoh chorus that I haven’t heard in a while.
7. slow, quiet beat. thick distorted guitars. sweet vocals, too sweet.
8. slow, thick fuzz guitars. trying for my bloody valentine. spoken vox
9. harmonized guitars a la pinback, then nice rockin’ distortion.
10. small choir with nice guitar background, but weirds me out.

Track Listing
1. Middle of Summer   6. Red
2. Clever Douglas   7. Smoove
3. Perfect Unexpected   8. Piece of Mind
4. O Mellow Syr   9. Kill Emo
5. Trunk   10. Caroline