William Blakes, The / Wayne Coyne
Album: Wayne Coyne   Collection:General
Artist:William Blakes, The   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Last Gang  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-01-10 Pull Date: 2010-03-14
Week Ending: Mar 7 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 5 4 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2010: The Knife
4. Feb 12, 2010: Everyday Commotion
On Fire
2. Feb 21, 2010: Static Cling
5. Feb 10, 2010: Static Cling
3. Feb 19, 2010: Time Traveler
Secrets Of The State
6. Feb 07, 2010: The Knife

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-07
Talking Heads-esque indie-psych pop. Yes, this band is named after an English poet and yes, the album is named after the lead singer of The Flaming Lips. No, neither of these facts really relate to the band’s music, which is at times cheerful, spacey and melancholy, and always with ample use of synthesizers, reverb, and vocal distortion. Sounds like the best parts ofClap Your Hands, Tilly and the Wall, and—ok—The Flaming Lips, with dashes of Broken Social Scene and Tears for Fears.
No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 3,5,7.

1. Upbeat, echo-y synth-driven anthem. [3:52]
2. Psychedelic indie rock tune. Would go well with anything from Islands to Sunset Rubdown to Tilly and the Wall. Play this track, ye hipsters! [4:16]
3. Funky and bold track with lots of great, chaotic instrumentation and distorted vocals (a bit like the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah effect). [2:38]
4. Pretty uninteresting ballad. Vocals sound vaguely U2-like. [3:12]
5. Synth-tastic dancy number. Almost like Hall and Oates, on the moon. Wild! Also the title track. [3:11]
6. A very chipper number with choral vocals. [3:57]
7. Fun indie rock anthem, complete with hand claps. [2:44]
8. Brief, wicked, dirty guitar solo. [0:36]
9. Atmospheric song with call and response-like verses and space sounds. [3:58]
10. Bit of a dissonant, downer track. Wolf Parade-esque. [4:54]
11. Short ambient instrumental track. Great for behind a quick PSA! [1:12]
12. Neat atmospheric track. Short. [1:29]

Track Listing
1. Secrets Of The State   7. Beginnings
2. Violent God   8. Guitar Solo
3. On Fire   9. The Magician
4. Reality   10. Large Cities
5. Wayne Coyne   11. The Love From Above
6. Science Is Religion   12. Give It Away