Japanese-Lovers, The / Basement Tape, The
Album: Basement Tape, The   Collection:General
Artist:Japanese-Lovers, The   Added:Dec 2010
Label:Workerbee Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-16 Pull Date: 2011-03-20
Week Ending: Mar 20 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 23
Airplays: 1 2 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2023: down in the basement
She Crashed
4. Feb 12, 2011: Music Casserole
You Trip Me Up
2. Mar 20, 2011: Hangtime
She Crashed
Yoko Ono, She Crashed
3. Mar 19, 2011: mew
She Crashed
6. Feb 02, 2011: Hipster Garbage
She Crashed

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-12-12
The self-proclaimed product of “Lou Reed having a baby with the Jesus and Mary Chain.” Just as its name implies, this album sounds like it was legitimately recorded in your basement. It’s got that awesome, raw lo-fi sound with lots of fuzzy guitars and enough reverb to blast paint chips off your walls.

RILY: Jesus and Mary Chain, Lou Reed, late-era Sonic Youth, Radar Eyes, a less-enthusiastic Pixies

FCC CLEAN! TRY: 1, 2,5, 6

*1. Upbeat and punky. Too-cool-for-school sneered vocals.
*2. The Pixies are playing a benefit concert underwater.
3. Slow-paced. Deadpan vocals with squeals of distortion.
4. Scratchy ringing guitars, muffled lyrics, and steady minimal drumming.
*5. Slower, melancholic. Lou Reed style vocals. Lots of layered guitars and jangly, scratchy percussion.
*6. An upbeat rocker with a truly paralyzing amount of feedback. What is the singer even trying to say?

Track Listing
1. She Crashed   4. European Song
2. You Trip Me Up   5. Yoko Ono
3. Several Boys Galore   6. Happy Now