Paley & Francis / Paley & Francis
Album: Paley & Francis   Collection:General
Artist:Paley & Francis   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Sonic Unyon Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-16 Pull Date: 2012-03-19
Week Ending: Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 28, 2012: The Songsmith Show
4. Mar 01, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Magic Cup
2. Mar 15, 2012: The Songsmith Show
5. Feb 01, 2012: Modern Donkey - Nontraditional Song Structures
On The Corner
3. Mar 07, 2012: Modern Donkey - Song 2
On The Corner
6. Jan 26, 2012: The Songsmith Show

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-01-07
Reid Paley joins Black Francis (of the Pixies) here for a great release. It’s got David Hood and Spooner Oldham of Muscle Shoals fame (they’ve played with everyone over the years) on bass and keys, respectively. So it’s got that r & b thing going on, as well as some unique sounding stuff, which includes good ol’ r’n’r, punky, garagey, bluesy, loungey, alt-country stuff. For fans of Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Pixies. This album was written and recorded in FIVE days!! - each song done on the first take, no less - and it’s absolutely brilliant. Every song is outstanding. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: Every Song.

1. (3:45) Mid. Bass, drum intro very Bad Seeds-ish. Ominous gutar. Some very nice violent lyrics. 0:10 silence at end.
2. (2:19) Slow / Mid. Mellow piano, drums with tambourine, guitar, backing vocal. Ballad type blues, gospel, jazz.
3. (3:47) Mid. Plodding guitar, drums, piano, tambourine. Upbeat and hip.
4. (3:55) Mid. Almost a ’50’s r & b, but a bit, um, vocalist-cum-garagey thing? Quite alluring. Cool organ, crunchy guitar. Great lyric.
5. (4:29) Mid. Great guitar, great piano, perfect vocal delivery. Catchy and killer. Fuck yeah!
6. (3:39) Slow / Mid. Loungey type, vocalist styling with mellow guitar, drum, piano, backing vocal.
7. (3:26) Mid. Guitar and piano give it a bit of a psyche styling. Mellow, hip, cool.
8. (3:44) Mid / Fast. Upbeat, rockin’, bluesy. Great rolling piano, drums, sax.
9. (3:37) Mid. Choppy guitar, tambourine. Has a Lou Reed thing going on.
10. (3:22) Mid. Easy-going alt-country tune. Organ, drum, guitar. Very cool.

Track Listing
1. Curse   6. The Last Song
2. On The Corner   7. Crescent Moon
3. Magic Cup   8. Deconstructed
4. Ugly Life   9. Praise
5. Seal   10. Happy Shoes