Warlocks, The / Mirror Explodes, The
Album: Mirror Explodes, The   Collection:General
Artist:Warlocks, The   Added:Jun 2009
Label:Tee Pee Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-11 Pull Date: 2009-12-13
Week Ending: Dec 13 Nov 15 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 6

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2009: On The Warpath
Standing Between The Lovers Of Hell
4. Oct 30, 2009: Wendigo
The Midnight Sun
2. Nov 13, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
There Is A Formula To Your Despair
5. Oct 25, 2009: wizzardmusique
There Is A Formula To Your Despair
3. Oct 31, 2009: Music Casserole
Static Eyes
6. Oct 21, 2009: Brownian Motion
Red Camera

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-10-05
Psych/drone rock. Dark, melancholy, gloomy, subdued. Remarkably pretty... sometimes. “Barren” is the word. Sounds like: the Velvet Underground, My Bloody Valentine. I feel like I keep name-checking Joy Division in these reviews, but... yeah. All tracks are slow. Some are so despairing they’re crushing. Others are just sleepy and grey. There’s a faraway, lost, caged quality to this record -- like you’re hearing it from the wrong end of a well. Very unhappy stuff.

The band: They’re from L.A., they’ve been around for about a decade. Their frontman grew up in a radio station. Well, not literally. Their one-sheet says they have four guitarists and two drummers... why?

try: 4, 5, 2
FCC: 6

1. stripped-down. drony single-note-repeated guitar. bleak, elongated vocals. slow boom-chk drums.
*2. uplifting two-chord guitar. a luller/nodder. soundtrack for a sunrise. fuzzy.
3. shakers & bass drum. builds to electric hum, then cranks up. slow, atmospheric, uneventful. early fade.
*4. this song destroys me every time i listen to it. soft, fragile sun-through-clouds guitar & thin, wispy vocals. slow, simple, beautiful. early fade.
*5. somber, ploddy, eerie. minor descending riff. hangman tambourine & shakers & bass drum. drum kit in midway smarts up the track. cryout vocals: “i’m gonna destroy everything i see”
6. FCC slow. full-bodied sustained guitar and cymbal-heavy kit.
7. (comparably!) faster, (comparably!) noisier. cymbal-heavy. develops a nice groove towards middle, but takes a long time to get there.
8. high-pitched ring intro. shimmery picked acoustic + mellow drum kit. slow, but... optimistic.

Track Listing
1. Red Camera   5. Standing Between The Lovers Of Hell
2. The Midnight Sun   6. You Make Me Wait
3. Slowly Disappearing   7. Frequency Meltdown
4. There Is A Formula To Your Despair   8. Static Eyes