Logic Will Break Your Heart CD (2003)

Artist: Stills

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Label Vice
SKU 60617339
UPC 075678367427
UPC 14 00075678367427
Format CD
Release Date 10/21/2003
Author Stills
Technical Info
CatalogID 83674
Lable Name Vice Records
Released 10/21/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678367427
Album Notes and Credits
The Stills: Dave Hamelin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Tim Fletcher (vocals, guitar); Gregg Paquet (guitar); Oliver Crowe (bass).
Additional personnel: Werner F (baritone guitar, programming); Liam O'Neil (keyboards).
Recorded at The Boiler Room, Brooklyn, New York.
Personnel: Dave Hamelin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Tim Fletcher (vocals, guitar); Werner F. (guitar, baritone guitar, drum programming); Greg Paquet (guitar); Liam O'Neil (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Gus Van Go; Werner F.
Recording information: Melody Lanes, New York, NY; The Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NY.
Illustrator: Gordon Hull.
Photographer: Santiago Marotto.
There's a creepy goth veneer crawling underneath Stills lead singer Tim Fletcher's vocals as he sings lines of timeless ennui such as "I'm just so bored of wasting my time/love and death are always on my mind," an undercurrent of dread not unlike Robert Smith or Morrissey coming down from a particularly potent sadness bender. Even happy-sounding titles like LOGIC WILL BREAK YOUR HEART's opening single "Still in Love Song," are portraits in lurking danger, and about-to-boil-over lust and anger. And it works; as overlapping guitars somewhere between power pop and new wave swirl around the intricate, neurotically-Nietzsche-ian lyrics, a rapture develops, as does a downpour of pitch-perfect indie pop.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/13/03, p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[LOGIC...] is a stunner, a rush of shoegazer guitars and suave loverboy angst. They expand on the Eighties guitar-synth chemistry of bands such as the Cure or the Comsat Angels for a sound that could pass for [a] lost New Order album..."
Entertainment Weekly (10/24/03, p.104) - "...The Stills succeed at distilling their influences [the Chameleons, House of Love, and Echo and the Bunnymen] into an inviting update." - Rating: B
Q (3/04, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Singer Tim Fletcher adds his swooping voice to Dave Hamelin's songs to astonishingly moving effect."
CMJ (11/3/03, p.8) - "...Marked by enviably creative arrangements, hyper-enveloping guitar textures and some of the smoothest vocals this side of Morrissey, LOGIC WILL BREAK YOUR HEART [is] one of the defining moments of exactly what this whole new wave revival has been leading up to..."z
Mojo (Publisher) (3/04, pp.106-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Donnie Darko - and you - will adore them."
Disc 1
1 Lola Stars And Stripes
2 Gender Bombs
3 Changes Are No Good
4 Love & Death
5 Of Montreal
6 Ready For It
7 Let's Roll
8 Allison Krausse
9 Animals & Insects
10 Still In Love Song
11 Fevered
12 Yesterday Never Tomorrows
Product Attributes
Artist Stills
Label VICE
Music Format Compact Disc

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