Unicorns, the / Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone
Album: Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone   Collection:General
Artist:Unicorns, the   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Alien 8 Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-16 Pull Date: 2004-04-19
Week Ending: Apr 18 Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 29
Airplays: 5 3 2 3 4 3 4 7

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2023: deep storage
Inoculate the Innocuous
4. May 09, 2023: Alien Hour
2. May 23, 2023: Alien Hour
Let's Get Known
5. May 04, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
I Was Born a Unicorn
3. May 15, 2023: Pest Control
Ghost Mountain
6. Oct 10, 2021: Alien Hour
I Was Born a Unicorn

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-02
Incredibly catchy, experimental, lo-fi indie pop. There’s something here for everyone, from jangly guitar numbers, to insane drum machine and guitar freak-outs, to the most incredibly catchy organ riffs since that skanky little bit from the chorus of Outkast’s “Hey Ya”. The thematic obsession with death in the lyrics contrasts with the sometimes cute, sometimes beautiful, always amazingly engaging and catchy music. It can bring to mind certain efforts by the Flaming Lips or the earlier Microphones, but it’s really a completely distinctive brand of demented, sunny pop tunes. The Unicorns discard typical pop structure and forge spastic songs that are just plain fun.
One of my favorite debuts in a long time; all tracks are highly recommended.
Everyone must play this (or face death by stampede from 1000 Canadian gnomes with Flock of Seagulls haircuts and matching pink suits)!!!

1. Organ driven midtempo number. Short and sweet.
*2. Ominous organ and bass. Strident, pounding, with awesome harmonies.
3. Lovely synth intro, softer song.
*4. Pennywhistle solo starts this mellow guitar rocker. Great start/stop mechanisms. FCC at 2:36.
**5. Single material. Bouncy, insane. Great song!
6. Short, harsh guitar, screamed vocals.
7. Softer, strummed guitar. Gets crazy and a bit cutesy near the end, with back and forth vocals. Manic/depressive sort of song.
*8. Poignant reflection on fame. Soft, organ driven.
**9. A song about unicorns. A lovely, driving, inescapably catchy song about unicorns. Wow.
*10. Astute observations on the Bush administration's policies. And with fiddle!
*11. “Asshole” at 1:20. FCC? Wonderful song, all squealing guitars and organ, then soft lyrics and harmonies overlaid.
**12. Faster, lots of ‘oh oh ohs’ in the vocals. Powerful ending.
*13. Soft song about dying. Goes raving mad, then ends abruptly.

Track Listing
1. I Don't Wanna Die   7. Child Star
2. Tuff Ghost   8. Let's Get Known
3. Ghost Mountain   9. I Was Born a Unicorn
4. Sea Ghost   10. Tuff Buff
5. Jellybones   11. Inoculate the Innocuous
6. The Clap   12. Les Os
  13. Ready to Die