Desolation Wilderness / New Universe
Album: New Universe   Collection:General
Artist:Desolation Wilderness   Added:Sep 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-25 Pull Date: 2009-12-27
Week Ending: Dec 27 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1
Airplays: 1 2 4 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 15, 2011: brain drip
Restless Heart
4. May 20, 2010: Hipster Garbage
Moon Dreams
2. Apr 06, 2011: brain drip
Strange Cool Girl
5. Apr 22, 2010: Hipster Garbage
Slow Fade
3. Dec 07, 2010: No Dead Air
San Francisco 2 Am
6. Dec 24, 2009: Feed Your Head
Strange Cool Girl

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-10-08
Hazy, fuzzy psych pop. Loosely shoegaze, noise pop; blends ambient, jangle pop, post-punk, and psych together. Filtered, treated, distant, incomprehensible vocals set to compressed, distorted, but warm and druggy soundscapes. A lot of the guitar fuzz sounds like it lacks structure, but this gives the music the trippy, spacey feel. Sounds a lot like Atlas Sound and like a more ethereal No Age or Wavves. Like taking tranquilizers to Jesus and Mary Chain. Good stuff. No FCCs detected.

1. Dreamy, spacey, blurry, heavily filtered vocals, jangly but warm. (2:36)
2. Hazy pop, lightly propulsive drums, laid-back feel, rhythmic guitar strums. (4:01)
3. Strong chord progression, spaced out, tambourine, dynamic outro. (4:00)
*4. Whoa, sounds really familiar, mellow, overdubbed distorted, ringing guitars, tambourine, bliss pop. (3:34)
*5. More urgent snare drum, more concise guitar part, and almost discernible vocals. This is one of the more straightforward tracks. (3:30)
6. Poppy, warm, melodic, Panda Bear? (2:50)
7. Distorted guitars ring, more sweet hazy appealing guitar pop rock beneath the treated, spacey, murky sheen of the surface. Drums are interesting on this one. (4:35)
*8. Very distant, introspective, pretty vocals, pop comes in, still one of the more emotive tracks on here, great slithery, overdubbed guitar work. (4:37)
9. Slower bliss out pop; softly hums along. (5:20)
10. Upbeat, sweet, wavy tremelo, swirly, dreamy pop. Channeling Jesus and Mary Chain in their little world. (2:46)

Track Listing
1. Venice Beach   6. Restless Heart
2. Boardwalk Theme   7. Satellite Song
3. Moon Dreams   8. San Francisco 2 Am
4. Strange Cool Girl   9. You Hold A Power Over Me
5. Slow Fade   10. No Tomorrow (Version)