Mae Shi, the / Heartbeeps
Album: Heartbeeps   Collection:General
Artist:Mae Shi, the   Added:Aug 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-08-28 Pull Date: 2005-10-30
Week Ending: Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 18 Sep 4
Airplays: 3 1 2 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 02, 2010: Scatterbrain Radio
4. Sep 29, 2009: Hipster Garbage
The Meat of the Injury
2. May 01, 2010: Scatterbrain Radio
Spoils of Victory
5. Feb 02, 2008: Scatterbrain Radio
3. Oct 08, 2009: Great American ManStand
Crimes of Infancy
6. Dec 15, 2007: Scatterbrain Radio
Eat the Prize, Spoils of Injury

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-29
The Mae Shi – Heartbeeps (5RC/Kill Rock Stars)
High energy jagged indie rock with a singer who sounds like an almost pubescent male throwing a tantrum. 10 songs in 15 minutes, guitar and bass that often are at odds and lots of start/stop. The closest thing I can compare them to is the Monorchid.
**2. Short quick riffs from the guitar, clear vocals, in this short, nice head nodding track.
**3. Similar idea as track two. Quick start/stop but with drums that are further out and vocals that are more sung. The track comes goes normal and is even catchy.
**5. Is this track 3 again? The difference is the second half of the track, which is more melodic reminds me of mellow early 90s Dischord bands.
7. Somewhat spoken ranting vocals and a silly keyboard centric mellow section. When the track goes back to rocking the sound is more dramatic.
8. Starts quiet with vocals that sound less kid-like, which changes into a melodic poppy sound. Doesn’t rock.
9. Begins with quiet guitar which builds for a while, joined by vocals and simple drums. The track quiets down with short bursts of guitar and vocals and rocks at the end.
10. Poppy and playful with more keyboards. Ends with 15 seconds of near silence and just vocals.
Good stuff -mph

Track Listing
1. Heartbeeps   6. Spoils of Injury
2. Born for a Short Time   7. Eat the Prize
3. Crimes of Infancy   8. Spoils of Victory
4. Heartbeeps   9. The Universal Polymath
5. The Meat of the Injury   10. Heartbeeps