Triffids, The / Born Sandy Devotional
Album: Born Sandy Devotional   Collection:General
Artist:Triffids, The   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Domino Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 3 May 27
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 03, 2016: Brownian Motion
Lonely Stretch
4. Mar 14, 2012: Brownian Motion
Time Of Weakness
2. Sep 16, 2015: Brownian Motion
Born Sandy Devotional
5. Jul 18, 2007: Where the Girls Are
Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity) Alt. Vers.
3. Mar 19, 2014: Brownian Motion
Born Sandy Devotional
6. Jul 12, 2007: Fiction Romance
Time Of Weakness

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-05-13
Early 80’s Australians that pre-date/were contemporaries of countrymen Nick Cave/Birthday party concoct a brand of pop that is along the same lines, dark emotional male vocals (a few feature female leads), Hammond organs and dramatic string arrangements, twangy dark western guitars. While Cave went on to plunder gothic circus macabre themes these guys are poppier, more along the lines of epic 60’s or 70’s radio pop. However a few tunes definitely give cynics fodder to accuse Nick Cave of ripping these guys off bigtime (tunes that come across best though, thanks probably to mr cave). For fans of Tindersticks, Joy Division, Calexico, Bad Seeds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Slim Cessna, Barry Adamson et al.

FCC free. My Picks (the darker, Nick Cave’ish ones): 4, 5, 8, 16, 17, 19

1) orchestral arrangements over epic slightly western toned ballad
2) slide guitar, jangly
3) upbeat 80’s beat, Echo and Bunnymen type
4) dark swaying with female vocals, very Cave’ish
5) echoey vocs smack of Suicide, dark pensive with big hollow slide tones
6) 80’s epic alternative pop feel
7) dark triplet swing
8) triplet sway, ballad story telling, piano in front
9) big slow, somber later Joy Division feel
10) female vocals, a bit brighter, pretty, minimal w/o drums
11) twangy fuzzy guitars, dark western feel, drumless ballad, story
12) dark cinematic feel, distorto twang guitar, slow plod
13) very minimal, near low-fi just vocs and quiet tremelo’ed guitar chords
14) spoken word/solo sing-speaking poetry
15) country indie pop a la Wilco or something
16) minor, dissonant, smarmy sultry swing, very Birthday Party/Crime and the City Solution/These Immortal Souls
17) title track, triplet swing, catchy melodies and low-fi feel, excellent
18) simple solo singing with finger snaps keeping rhythm
19) duet with female vocals, organs, simple somber tone

Track Listing
1. The Seabirds   10. Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity)
2. Estuary Bed   11. The 107
3. Chicken Killer   12. When A Man Turns Bad
4. Tarrilup Bridge   13. Of The Plaza
5. Lonely Stretch   14. White Shawl
6. Wide Open Road   15. Convent Walls
7. Life Of Crime   16. Time Of Weakness
8. Personal Things   17. Born Sandy Devotional
9. Stolen Property   18. Wish To See No More
  19. Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity) Alt. Vers.