American Music Club / Love Songs for Patriots
Album: Love Songs for Patriots   Collection:General
Artist:American Music Club   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-05 Pull Date: 2005-02-06
Week Ending: Feb 6 Jan 16 Jan 9 Jan 2 Dec 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2009: Z901 presents... Today's Hit Music
Love Is
4. Feb 03, 2005: I once was canadian
Another Morning
2. Mar 24, 2009: Another PACC Appreciation Hour
The Devil Needs You
5. Jan 14, 2005: I once was canadian
Love Is
3. Feb 09, 2007: college radio sadcore
Another Morning
6. Jan 07, 2005: the ox and hammer show
Patriot's Heart

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-02
First album in ten year from Bay Area sadcore band. Mark Eitzel’s band before and (now) after solo stuff. Much of the sound relies on his plaintive vocals and interesting arrangements. Mostly on the softer side of things. From the sound of it, all of this could be Mark Eitzel solo stuff. Like much of Mark Eitzel’s stuff, this is to an extent hit or miss, though it is more consistent overall than.

1. Starts out noisy and it looks bad, but it settles and turns out well. noisy, slight jazzy piano.
2. soft-sung. acoustic guitar, soft drums.
3. pounded piano and strong drums. almost funky, but not.
4. voice with soft backing, then guitar comes in.
5. voice with soft organ backing, light drums, noisy later
6. vox with harmonies, space in the middle of the song.
7. radio-vocals, soft piano
8. guitar, repeating piano.
9. finger-picked guitar, piano, interesting percussion, fade out.
10. fuzz bass, rim shot drums, horns(?)
11. sort of honky tonk, peters out at the end
12. soft vocals and lyrics
13. long (7:37), soft beginning, builds (trumpet!). distortion, fades out

Track Listing
1. Ladies and Gentlemen   7. Mantovani the Mind Reader
2. Another Morning   8. Home
3. Patriot's Heart   9. Myopic Books
4. Love Is   10. America Loves the Minstrel S
5. Job to Do   11. The Horseshoe Wreath in Bloo
6. Only Love Can Set You Free   12. Song of the Rats Leaving the
  13. The Devil Needs You