Various Artists / They Say That Graffiti Is Popular These Days
Album: They Say That Graffiti Is Popular These Days   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Sep 2009
Label:Sickroom Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-09 Pull Date: 2010-07-11
Week Ending: Jul 11 May 30 May 23 May 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 26, 2013: Music Casserole
Quatre Tete
4. May 19, 2010: Proles Take Over!
Eternal Halflife
2. Jul 08, 2010: Memory Select
Pink City
5. May 18, 2010: SCRAM
3. May 27, 2010: Memory Select
Dead Horse Swimming
6. May 15, 2010: Music Casserole

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-05-04
Interesting collection of music from Chicago & Italian label with similar math rock & prog sensibilities. Hadn’t heard of any of the bands but now I think these are labels to watch. Everything on this sampler is decent.

1. dry rock, electric guitar & M vocal. I love the guitar sound. Song changes often, best portion is discordant, jangly, reminiscent of early 90’s indie rock
2. Math rock instrumental, fast and intricate
3.mid-heavy rock instrumental, lots of tempo/time changes
4.mid-fast prog with a nod to metal. Wacky middle section. Synth & guitar instrumental
5.It’s like indie rock with odd constantly changing tempo. Math bridge. Interesting listening. M vocal self-hamonies
6.High pitched guitar harmonics layer into a rough drone, bass barks over it, then come the heavy drums. Don Cab style math instr, ends with a good pounding.
7.3/4, 5/4 time math rock, punky emo. M vocals too angsty for me
8.Mellow bedroom hometape rap moving, M vocals from the 70s. Toe-tapping minor key rock on the edge of psych
10.Mellow clean guitar & drumkit, angry M vocal
11.Very quiet intro of M harmonies and tapping, then caveman math rock, emo lyrcs
12.angry live intro, loud/quiet/loud, bits of rubber-band guitar. Experimental, pulls together
13.Odd poetry over military tinkling
14.HC vocals, metal guitars. “I can feel the fire, the fire of 1000 hells”
15.buzzy bassy /warbly tweeting synth and prog arpeggios on the guitar, with chord bursts. Genesis would be proud. Instrumental.
16.abstract rhythmic scratchings, 2nd half has high-pitched feedback whine/drone

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Push-Pull Tans Taafl
2. Them, Roaringtwenties Labia Arabia
3. Passe Montagne 98% Cuir 2% Sky
4. Pink Mountain Pink City
5. Pink Mountain Eternal Halflife
6. Hey!Tonal Kcraze
7. Sacred Gene Pool Quatre Tete
8. Alexis Gideon Brimstone Blaine
9. Mass Shivers Tense And Anxious
10. Blackbelt Band, The O5
11. Three Second Kiss Dead Horse Swimming
12. Conformists, The Quality
13. Conformists, The 2-2-3 Fridges
14. Bear Claw Stubborn Agenda
15. Aucan Imho
16. L'ocelle Mare Porte D'octobre #6