Talk Normal / Talk Normal
Album: Talk Normal   Collection:General
Artist:Talk Normal   Added:Mar 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-11 Pull Date: 2008-07-13
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 1 May 25
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 06, 2009: gasmgasm
4. May 22, 2008: The Courtesy Flush
2. Jun 11, 2008: Brownian Motion
5. May 21, 2008: Brownian Motion
3. May 28, 2008: Brownian Motion
Uniforms (W. Richard Hoffman)

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-04-26
Yup, Howes nails it: “Arty experimental rock”. Female vocs mixed low and fuzzy, instruments leaning toward distortion, beats non-standard. Low fi, overall. What you might expect from New York hipsters. Don’t get me wrong: its actually good! Great, in fact. When so much posing occurs, or bands have to have some sort of shtick (“look, we’re all lesbians!”). But this takes on a few more elements that need bearing, noise a la Throbbing Gristle, a post-punk approach to the vocals, general song structure, approach to instruments, and a fuck-it-all nihilism of Pussy Galore or other trash can bands. I think I am in love with this band. All tracks not good, but GRRRR-REAT!

1) noisey intro to galloping skippy rhythm, just keeps going and fails to bore
2) good noise elements, with a slow plod that justifies the liner notes nod to Throbbing Gristle
3) marked by a piercing repetitive synth tone, this bounces back and forth with an upbeat funky beat and indecipherable vocals
4) sloppy drums+sloppier fem vocals, this is just the sound of your brain on drugs, or when you bang your head on the floor cuz you are in so much pain, like the Swans put in a blender with God is My Copilot

Track Listing
1. Grinnin In Your Face   3. 33
2. Uniforms (W. Richard Hoffman)   4. B-L-U-E-S