Shimmer Kids Underpop Associat / Book of Mirrors, the
Album: Book of Mirrors, the   Collection:General
Artist:Shimmer Kids Underpop Associat   Added:Jul 2003
Label:Underpop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-12-22 Pull Date: 2004-02-23
Week Ending: Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11
Airplays: 3 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2008: Sonic Bubble Sub
4. Feb 18, 2004: Stirling's Approximation
2. Feb 18, 2004: In the leaves
Revenge Is Sweet
5. Feb 10, 2004: Today is an Esoteric Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
Revenge Is Sweet
3. Feb 18, 2004: press and release
Engines of the Inner CIRCLE1
6. Jan 29, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Revenge Is Sweet

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-22
This SF indie pop collective definitely fits in with the Elephant 6 sort of crowd. Brian Wilson idolatry and sun-shiney harmonies abound. Their multi-instrumentalism is pretty cool, though they seem to have a real fetish for sleigh bells. Great melodies, catchy hooks. If their next full-length is this good, we’re in for a treat. Spin this sucka’.

Best tracks: 2, 3, 5.

1. Short instrumental. Mostly acoustic guitar, a bit of recorder, some jingle bells.
*2. Meaty pop rock, bass and organ driven. Kind of psychedelic-y.
*3. More of the same, with whispery vocals and some horns. More sleigh bells? Well, it’s a good song.
4. Lots of 60’s bounce. The most Beach Boys-y of the lot.
**5. Starts with languid trumpet and strummed acoustic guitar, then breaks into some awesome accordion and sax. Great song! But man, are they crazy about those sleigh bells...
6. Instrumental with lots of slide guitar and a bit of organ. After 1:25, there’s silence till 7:10, at which point there’s some backwards drum loops and trippy synths.


Track Listing
1. Engines of the Inner CIRCLE1   4. The Last Joke in Town
2. Mythology   5. Tell Your Story Walking
3. Revenge Is Sweet   6. Engines of the Inner CIRCLE2