Assistants, The / Fiction
Album: Fiction   Collection:General
Artist:Assistants, The   Added:Sep 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-04 Pull Date: 2009-12-06
Week Ending: Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25 Oct 18
Airplays: 1 3 3 4 5 5 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 06, 2011: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stop Dead
4. Jul 13, 2010: At The Cafe Of Cookies
2. Apr 30, 2011: Everyday Commotion
5. Dec 17, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow - Quarterly Retrospective
3. Nov 05, 2010: Everyday Commotion
6. Dec 03, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stop Dead

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-09-27
Cute little jangle pop EP from a bunch of Canadians who probably wish they were British. Happy, but not overly power-poppy. Let’s say “pleasant”. Classic Stone Roses guitar runs. (Most of the guitar on this record is not strummed.) Sounds like... the Go-Betweens. Really! Fans of Bishop Allen, Apples in Stereo, B&S, even the Magnetic Fields will appreciate this. Vocals a la B&S or the Smiths. Is that enough cross-reference? I hope so.

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try: 1, 2

*1. catchy upbeat jangle pop w/corroborating rudder guitar and keys. mellow, dampered vocals.
*2. mid fast. busy, shimmery, smiths-y guitar runs. happy brass. somewhat repetitive chord-climbing chorus.
3. bright guitar & low harmonies. lazy, noon nap sound. also dangerously approaches “country porch song” territory. it’s the vocals, i think.
4. kicks off w/solo electric riff. mellow & soothing melody. loads of pretty interlocking guitar. chorus has a simon & garfunkel vibe.

Track Listing
1. Fiction   3. When The Rain Falls
2. Stop Dead   4. The Ghost In Your Skin