Simonian, Erika / All the Plastic Animals
Album: All the Plastic Animals   Collection:General
Artist:Simonian, Erika   Added:Jun 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-09 Pull Date: 2004-10-11
Week Ending: Oct 10 Oct 3 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 1 2 3 3 4 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 05, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar Show
Food From the Cow
4. Sep 11, 2004: music that doesn't hurt
Goodbye Song
2. Oct 02, 2004: music that doesn't hurt dogs and ponies
Mr. Wrong
5. Sep 08, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Food From the Cow
3. Sep 30, 2004: music that doesn't hurt
Pretty Good Wife
6. Sep 07, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar SHow
Food From the Cow

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2004-08-03
Hailing from my home town of Brooklyn, NY Erika Simonian (The Erics, Sprinkle Genies) brings us her second solo record, and boy is it a beauty. Very intimate, moody songs carefully spaced to give you the feeling of a late night or early morning recollection. Mostly Acoustic guitar and voice (and a beautiful voice I might ad) with the occastional keyboard, drum set, electric guitar, and even a kazoo! Great guitar work and song structuring with very poignant lyrics. This is a hauntingly beautiful record, where the songs crawl their way into your being and find their place inside you. PLAY THIS!!!
- tHE bAWD oF euphony

1** I love this song, probably the saddest on the record. Simple and dark. Fuck…
2 -Soft fingered acoustic guitar and lullabyish vocals. Vibes and vocal harmonies enter.
3* Finger guitar and distant vocals. Brighter in feel. Listen closely for the birdies, & Erika’s beautiful siren call. This feels like the morning after good sex. I dunno why.
4** Powerful mid tempo song with electric guitar vox and keys. Full drums enter for chorus. Builds towards the end. Great stuff!. Anyone who mentions “Satan” gets props…
5- Has a country ballad feel. Simple with great layering of melody.
6- Country vibe again. Simple and great. Is that Kazoo distorted?
7** Ok this is my favoritte track, muted guitars with cool electro beat swelling in and out. PJ ish with great lyrics about a one night stand. Erika can be my Warrior princess anytime!
8** Bold cover of Springsteens “Dancing in the dark”. Just guitar and vox. Beautiful
9* Bluesy shuffle. Kind of sexy. Great layering of electric guits and drums.
10- Fingered guitar and vox. Hopeful sounding but still moody.
11** Another raunchy one very PJ ish. Great description of the dark side of falling in love.
12* Beautiful guitar playing, moody all the way. Nice harmonies.
13- Slow acoustic strumming. Kind of anthemesque.

Track Listing
1. Food From the Cow   7. Mr. Wrong
2. All the Plastic Animals   8. Dancing in the Dark
3. Pretty Good Wife   9. Self-Made Drama Machine
4. Bitter & Brittle   10. Number 2
5. Brother   11. Here Comes Love Again
6. Sunny Day   12. Eternal Spinsterhood
  13. Goodbye Song