Sportsman's Club, The / Falling Scenery Converts
Album: Falling Scenery Converts   Collection:General
Artist:Sportsman's Club, The   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Wife Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-02-24 Pull Date: 2008-04-27
Week Ending: Apr 27 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9 Mar 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 20, 2016: Waste FM
This Date
4. Mar 19, 2008: Time Traveler
Pretty Revisions
2. Apr 22, 2008: Time Traveler (Earth Day)
Pretty Revisions
5. Mar 12, 2008: Time Traveler
Pretty Revisions
3. Mar 19, 2008: Radio Show
Ship Out Of The Way
6. Mar 05, 2008: Time Traveler
Pretty Revisions

Album Review
Phil Andrews
Reviewed 2008-02-18
Dreamy, folksy acoustic guitar pieces by Mike Brewer of Granville, OH. Natural comparisons are made to Jeff Tweedy and Wilco. There's not a whole lot of variety on the disc, save tracks 6, 11, 14, 15.

1. somber guitar tune, with harmonica
2. strumming choppy guitar, doubled vocals
3. upright bass, guitar,
4. clean guitar, upright bass
5. little bit of piano, mostly acoustic and vocals, wide stereo
separation on the instruments
6. drum machine, guitar, upbeat poppy song
7. more of the same Wilco-esque stuff
8. sounds of nature in the background, crickets and the like. Soft dreamy vocals with ever so slight delay.
9. lower-fi off-mic/"room sound" recording, just guitar and vocals
10. guitar and hammond (mixed far back), lost in a wash of instrumentation.
_11_. bright song but with soft vocals, channels Elliot Smith
12. more of the breathy vocals on reverb, with strummed guitar.
13. what if David Bowie had a cold, and then got all sentimental and only had an acoustic guitar? yeah.
_14_. instrumental, acoustic and minimal chords from an electric
guitar. very pretty
_15_. a much more "full band" feel than the rest of the tracks.
includes drums and bass to round out the sound.

Rec 11,14,15
FCCs: all clear
RIYL: Jeff Tweedy, Wilco
personal opinion - 2 of 5 stars - songs too much the same

Track Listing
1. Fame's Vampires   8. Beautiful Night
2. Calling   9. Easy Ride
3. Ship Out Of The Way   10. Mary Keep On Shinning
4. Wild Flower   11. Stay
5. Mightier Than The Sword   12. Song For A Wife
6. Falling Scenery   13. This Date
7. Let's Sort This Out   14. Pretty Revisions
  15. To Kill A Dream