Tindersticks / Falling Down A Mountain
Album: Falling Down A Mountain   Collection:General
Artist:Tindersticks   Added:Jan 2010
Label:Constellation Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-02-14 Pull Date: 2010-04-18
Week Ending: Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 28 Feb 21
Airplays: 2 3 3 2 1 4 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2012: Pseudo-Brownian Motion
Falling Down A Mountain
4. Apr 07, 2010: Beatnik Bourgeoisie
Factory Girls
2. Apr 28, 2011: e hele aku a ho'i mai
Harmony Around My Table
5. Apr 06, 2010: Lyric Ballads/Spider Rave
Falling Down A Mountain
3. Mar 30, 2011: Nick & Noah: The Radio Show
Falling Down A Mountain
6. Apr 02, 2010: A2Z
Black Smoke

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2010-02-02
Melancholy, lush orchestral chamber pop. If you are unfamiliar with Tindersticks, they are a lounge-rock, chamber pop ensemble who incorporate restrained gloominess within the unusual intersection of barroom jazz, smoky lounge music, pop, rock, and maybe classical and soul. (Hipster alert: The Tindersticks were a major influence on The National.) Stuart Staples’ voice is a wholly unique smooth baritone. This album is the second in their vague comeback-but-not-really-a-comeback period. It is not heavy enough to really hold a candle to their early stuff (which everyone should be familiar with), but is more interesting than most ‘indie’ these days. For fans of all early Waits, Nick Cave, and Lambchop.

*1. A loose, jazzy, 15/8 groove that is positively swirling with trumpet warbling, driving upright bass, layered, floating vocals. Arty as hell, interesting, atmospheric, and moody. (6:32)
2. Stripped back, delicate Tindersticks ballad, gentle, has a weird, gauzy 70s soul vibe kind of going, too. (3:22)
3. Handclaps, joyful major key xylophones, full piano, chant-y backing vocals, a capella section, warm; really is a nice pop song. (5:04)
4. Simplistic, minimalistic jingly piano chords, duet with Mary Margaret O’Hara, harmonica, mellow laid back. Not that great, though. (4:35)
5. Spanish-tinged stomp, like something off one of their self-titled albums, atmospheric, great trumpet part and fluttering flute. (3:17)
6. Ominous organ boardwalk instrumental that bobs along. Oddball piece that would fit in on any ‘organgasm.’ (3:03)
*7. More of a straightforward song, vocals seem a little distorted and jagged, catchy, bizarre blend of snarly, western rock and soul; hazy, bumbly horns. Definitely surreal. (3:41)
8. Strummy, tambourines, blaring organs, delayed guitars, trebly, poppy. (3:10)
*9. Slow, piano ballad, haunting, melodic, sweet, picks up in intensity to a jazzy storm of keys, delicate, beautiful. (5:53)
10. Instrumental. Descending, lush, dramatic strings underscored by steady, understated rhythm and light guitar work; sounds like a soundtrack piece. Very nice. (5:46)

Track Listing
1. Falling Down A Mountain   6. Hubbards Hills
2. Keep You Beautiful   7. Black Smoke
3. Harmony Around My Table   8. No Place So Alone
4. Peanuts   9. Factory Girls
5. She Rode Me Down   10. Piano Music