Boy Eats Drum Machine / Hoop + Wire
Album: Hoop + Wire   Collection:General
Artist:Boy Eats Drum Machine   Added:Apr 2010
Label:Tender Loving Empire  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-18 Pull Date: 2010-06-20
Week Ending: Jun 20 Jun 13 Jun 6 May 30 May 23 May 16 May 9 May 2
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 3 2 1 6

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2020: KZSU Training Hour
Lolo Forest
4. Mar 04, 2011: No Waves In Paris
Hoop + Wire
2. Apr 20, 2012: Outrun My Gun
5. Aug 13, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy
3. Feb 03, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
Hoop + Wire
6. Jul 05, 2010: NO PACC Tonight = Quasi Music Therapy

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2010-04-16
Oh, this is good. Bright synth-addled zany cruise ship pop with some surprise elements. Cue: saxophone. Cue: spaceship noise. Cue: vocals a la Paul Banks. Don’t look at me like that! Epic cross between Mr. Centipede and Bibio, the Mario sound effects library and Spongebob Squarepants. If ever a record sounded like kicking back island mojitos whilst on incredibly friendly hallucinogens. The cover art, actually, should give you a great idea of what to expect. Impeccably produced, fun stuff.


try: 1, 6, 3
no FCCs

*1. beachy keen. pushy synth, delayed sax backbeat, groovy calypso-tinged vocals. false ending! play to end.
2. bright individ-sounded jangle strings. island percussion. pop pop pop chorus. random hymnal ending. fade out 10 seconds to end.
*3. dark, downtempo, spongy/splatty, aggressive synth. and then there are the... eyes wide shut vocals?! soundtrack for your next cult initiation.
4. fun, upbeat sax groovester. repetitive and chill. actually ends right at the end.
5. difficult time signature. sinister western twang + spursy tambourine over deep synth. dark bowie-like vocals. also ends on the dot!
*6. W. T. F. cue this up, oh my god. the bass line is acapella! the lead guitar sounds like the freaking strokes! this fucking cooks.
7. on the airy/indie side. a capella “doo doo” backbeat. fast, yet chill.
8. busy rattler percussion, bells, syncopated beat. disjointed collage of sounds. horns, cutesy melody in the chorus. random forbidding outro.
9. cool synth beat. delayed keyboard effects. cute video game (it sounds like... a power up) noise. ends at the end.
10. doppleganger whine opener. fanfare with horns and bubble noise. very upfront “off” vocals. difficult downtempo beat. more “colored-girls-go-doo”s. gets epic and instrumental in the second half. false ending at :38 to end. could cut it there.
11. lost in airspace. synthy bass. blippy echoey keys effects. downtempo.

Track Listing
1. Hoop + Wire   6. Lolo Forest
2. Constellation   7. We Make Our Own Light
3. Abq   8. The Pieces Fit Together And Never Fall Apart
4. Syncopated   9. Mr. Train
5. Gold In The Hills   10. New Mexico To Old Arizona
  11. 70 Miles An Hour