Historics / Strategies For Apprehension
Album: Strategies For Apprehension   Collection:General
Artist:Historics   Added:Aug 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-11 Pull Date: 2009-12-13
Week Ending: Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 11, 2009: Total Pops Madness (sub)
A Lot Less
4. Oct 30, 2009: Mittens & Scarves
Skin Orders
2. Nov 08, 2009: wizzardmusique
Skin Orders
5. Oct 20, 2009: TagLines
Skin Orders
3. Nov 06, 2009: Time Traveler
Skin Orders
6. Oct 13, 2009: Taglines
Skin Orders

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-10-01
Historics “Strategies for Apprehension”
Called “sonic-pop” (I’d add a grunge and/or punk label in there too…), this supergroup’s songs are pastiches of disparate feeling and electro/alt-rock sounds. Each track, and the album as a whole, has ups & downs & noises that seem incongruous but somehow unified, much like the band members themselves. Historics is Don Devore (Amazing Baby; Ink & Dagger; The Icarus Line), Josh Grubb (VietNam), Mickey Madden (Maroon 5), Jeff Knutsen (Fast Fourier), and Matt Werth (Favourite Sons).
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1) **solid alt-rock ditty with subtle a hint of electro bits and bobs
2) driving, droning song; much lighter than its title (“two tons”)
3) starts w/ odd Disney-sounding score
4) * dreamy chillaxed vox, instruments seem tame but dislodge themselves and create a menacing swarm of sounds a few times during the storm
5) nice rumbling percussion beneath a whirring, driving atmospheric track
6) * Kool Keith provides quirky lyrics on choppy, aggressive track
7) * machinated vox & piano chords about defiantly getting over a break up
8) dark, heavy guitar chords mix w/ hair rock cosmic plucking & pounding drums
9) mid-tempo alternative rock w/ electronic drone; has a pause mid way through
10) slow, folk grunge song w/ a ghost onbackground vox; about leaving worries behind
11) rumbling, erratic percussion alongside consistent electro whirr
12) same formula – rumbling drums, droning synth & vox, but overall very bleh

Track Listing
1. Skin Orders   7. A Lot Less
2. Two Tons   8. All Fatheres
3. Fanfare   9. City To City
4. Taverns   10. No Worries
5. Kinda Personal   11. Language They Use
6. Take It To The Top (Feat Kool Keith)   12. Things Are All Right