Awesome Cool Dudes / Awesome Cool Dudes
Album: Awesome Cool Dudes   Collection:General
Artist:Awesome Cool Dudes   Added:Sep 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10
Week Ending: Dec 12 Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2004: All This and Mor: Going Down Under
Lovely Thing
4. Nov 17, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Lovely Thing
2. Nov 25, 2004: Fiction Romance - Thanksgiving Marathon
Jammin Blues
5. Nov 10, 2004: Dross
Jammin Blues
3. Nov 22, 2004: Slipcover Cheroot
Choke on Your String
6. Sep 02, 2004: Hello Kitten

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-03
Neo-psychedelic weirdo pop/turntablism. Male vocals, often bizarre or demented. Highly varied. Many songs follow a pinball-like trajectory across multiple genres. A young quartet that met at Indiana University and now based in Austin. Start with 3, 4, 8, 10. FCC: 2, 7.

1. Mid-tempo. Neo-psych folk rock with cheesy drum machine.
2. FCC: “Shitty.” Mid-tempo. A pathetically/humorously poignant ballad with synthetic instrumentation and scratchy samples in the background. After a minute looses percussion and becomes instrumental and quiet for three minutes, then gets raucous before end.
==> 3. Mid-tempo. Begins with sampled intro (from ’50s?). Then ’30s-ish/telephone-like vocals in call and response, plus all-percussion/scratched instrumentation. Now this is getting strange.
==> 4. Mid-tempo, noisy. Demented, all-over-the-map song... reminds me of recent music by Krakatoa and Rapider Than Horsepower. Slow fade.
5. Mid-fast. Starts with percussion loop. Bouncy, sing-song vocals. Middle gets rather experimental with flashes of world music, turntablism, and electronic noise. Fades into next song.
6. Mid-tempo, trippy. “In the beginning...” spoken word adult/child vox. Metamorphoses into ridiculously happy lord’s prayer sendup, then more samples. Ends with a strangely normal guitar strum.
7. FCC: “Fuck,” “fuckin’.” Mid-tempo. Starts with percussion. Harmony sing-song vocals. “I’m searching for you mamacita!” Demented, dynamic, latin-tinged hip-hop/pop.
==> 8. Mid-tempo, dreamy. Multiple fake endings. Starts with voice and cheesy synth. Becomes a noisy, opiated pop song. Then some perky harmonica? Yup. Watch out for the multiple fake endings.
9. Mid-tempo. Synthetic strings & acoustic guitar, sleepy vox. A drugged-out love ballad. Warning: track marker is in the wrong place. You may want to face before the percussion that starts the next song.
==> 10. Mid-tempo. Demented fake country that slips into electric psychedelic blues. Then it gets weird. Several secs of silence at end.
11. Mid-tempo hip-hop, awesome-cool-dude style. Suggestion: play with MC Lars.
12. Mid-tempo. Trip-salsa. A tasty, low-caffeine genre-blend! Laid-back and pretty.
13. Mid-tempo. Nearly normal folk rock. But there are well-placed dog barks.
14. Mid-fast. FCC: “shitting.” Moo’s (as in cows), then a jaunty little acoustic blues-rock number with flashes of insanity.
15. Various tempos. FCC: “shit,” “fuck.” Long track, about 18 minutes. Someone left a tape recorder running at a party, or something. Mostly ambient. Keeps changing, remains interesting. Ends with several seconds of silence.

Track Listing
1. Redealt   8. Choke on Your String
2. Soma   9. All Women Are Evil
3. Lovely Thing   10. Jammin Blues
4. Thirteen Hours   11. Pyramid
5. Birth of Poopy Fart   12. Mind Away
6. Our Father   13. Shit Machine
7. Solito   14. Bart in Jail
  15. Name and Occupation