King Kong Ding Dong / Youth Culture Index
Album: Youth Culture Index   Collection:General
Artist:King Kong Ding Dong   Added:Nov 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-06 Pull Date: 2010-02-07
Week Ending: Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 10 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 06, 2010: Music Casserole
Distant Drums
4. Jan 15, 2010: A2Z
2. Jan 29, 2010: A2Z
5. Jan 13, 2010: Brownian Motion
(You're The) Drone Machine
3. Jan 20, 2010: Lost Luke
Repetition, Flares
6. Jan 07, 2010: A2Z
Hot Train

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-11-26
Bedroom psychedelia, distant vocals, pitch modulation, tape hiss, detuned guitars, sample manipulation, “random melodic percussion,” tribal stand-up drumming, summer in India, noise drone passages, 4-track field recording chaos, boxes of kittens. Parts sound a little like Animal Collective, the Flaming Lips, and Liars, but please do not let that influence whether you play this because fans of those bands would not like this, and frankly, that sells this a little short. Hard to describe this, but it is a fresh amalgamation of elements in a completely unpretentious, openhearted, pure way. It’s clear they love what they are doing and since they do not wear anybody else on their sleeve, their music sounds like complete unique, creative expression. Production is warm and lush, but not slick; structures constantly evolving; mood is dreamy and dare I say happy? An offshoot of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and based out of Philadelphia, they thank KZSU in the notes. Thank you, guys. Cue it up and go with your gut. Too hard to recommend specific tracks. No FCCs

1. Wolf Parade-esque indie rock but weirder, riff undercurrent with noise and experimentation on top. (3:52)
2. Looped samples, tropical warm repetitive drone, bubbling effects. (3:22)
3. Tape hiss, guitars, fluttery, airy, drugged textures, squalls of distortion, melodic buried female vocals, breaks down. (5:34)
4. Pounding rhythmic, slower, distant vocals, vague tribal drone rock. (2:17)
5. A little more upbeat, changes structure, gets a little noisy. Cue this one to get what the groove sounds like. (5:34)
6. Flaming Lips Embryonic funneled through an Indian woodchip machine, spewing flakes of tambourines, kazoo noise, cascading drone keyboards. (3:41)
7. 4 track field samples bent and shifted with persistent, clear drumming and percussion, darker tone, squeakling noise, soothing female drowning flutters. (6:21)
8. Deep bubbling tones with freaky ghost distant vocals and rumbling bass drone, noisy distortion, stumbling, messy percussion. (3:28)
9. Slower, dynamic structure, guitar stabs, big complex percussion, cue it up, I don’t know. (6:01)
10. Grainy production with dissonant, sustained siren tones harmonizing or maybe not. At least it sounds beautiful to me. (1:35)
11. Out-of-tune harmonica is looped in the background, shimmery, melodic textures and almost a normal tune and chorus. (4:35)

Track Listing
1. Jample   6. The Tiniest Anything
2. A Violent Light   7. Evil
3. (You're The) Drone Machine   8. Crisis Cycle
4. Here We Rest   9. Distant Drums
5. Hot Train   10. Repetition, Flares
  11. This Is Not A Parade