Thieves Like Us / Play Music
Album: Play Music   Collection:General
Artist:Thieves Like Us   Added:May 2009
Label:Shelflife Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-22 Pull Date: 2010-01-24
Week Ending: Jan 24 Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3 5 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 19, 2013: Pumping Iron
Program Of The First Part
4. Jan 06, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy
Drugs In My Body
2. Mar 17, 2011: Treeswinger Radio
Miss You
5. Jan 05, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown
Miss You
3. Jan 17, 2010: The DJ Never Has It
Drugs In My Body
6. Jan 01, 2010: Time Traveler
Your Heart Feels

Album Review
Basil and Zan
Reviewed 2009-10-18
Thieves Like Us “Play Music” Electro-pop group crafts minimalist thumps, snare snaps and synth aching to be grooved along to. Name is from a New Order track & many of the Thieves’ songs pull from the new wave group, but not without a unique freshness. Play any track nice and loud and let the percussion rattle your heart, inspire your feetsies to tap and head to nod. Thieves Like Us are Andy Grier (US) and 2 Swedes: Björn Berglund and drummer Pontus Berghe. They met while living in Berlin but now call Paris home.

NO FCCS Try 2, 8, 7, 11, 9 basil

1) **snare, simple electro beats turn bitchin; deep, cool lyrics “you need me, admit it”
2) ***DiscOH so good! Upbeat & peppy w/o losing its cool “go downtown put the drugs in my body…say up late put some heat in my heartache”
3) *New Order is back! (*ClapClapClap*) If only I were bold enough to try acid…
4) *Acoustically space-defying eeps & bleeps; Darker, driving track
5) *Is that a wood pecker? Pop popopopopop! high energy bursts into streaming electro
6) * Steel drums respond to booming bass; haunting but leaves an impression
7) *** feels low @ a high tempo; dark organ + deep percussion + streaming space synth!
8) *** daydream about David & Angela Bowie; great disco whippin snare
9) **Chill driving guitar, deep vos accelarate until peaking w/ fluttering flute-like synth
10) **starts like Moby’s “We are all made of stars” then BOOM! Percussion! Snare! Pull it back now – midtempo cycling of phrase “like waves do”
11) *** Vox fits melancholy vibe; “I get along/With sugar & song” (don’t we all!)

Track Listing
1. Program Of The First Part   6. Program Of The Second Part
2. Drugs In My Body   7. Your Heart Feels
3. Fass   8. Miss You
4. An Easy Tonight   9. Desire
5. Lady   10. Headlong Into Night
  11. Sugar And Song