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Street Dad (2002)

Artist: Out Hud
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Format: CD
Sku: 60578413
UPC: 796441805723
UPC 14: 00796441805723
Release Date: 11/19/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Story Of The Whole Thing
2. Dad, There's a Little Phrase Called Too Much Information
3. This Bum's Paid
4. Hair Dude, You're Stepping On My Mystique
5. L Train Is A Swell Train And I Don't Want To Hear You Indies Complain, The
6. "My Two Nads" (Dad Reprise)
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Out Hud: Phyllis Forbes (guitar, bass guitar, drums); Molly Schnick (violin, cello, keyboards); Tyler Pope, Nic Offer (bass guitar).
Muze PNote Personnel: Tyler Pope (guitar, drum programming); Nic Offer (acoustic guitar, keyboards).
Muze PNote Recording information: Pus Cavern; Rare Book Room.
Muze PNote Out Hud could be described a number of ways in indie-speak, such as "What Tortoise might sound like if their avant-garde jazz and minimalism fixations were replaced by oddball disco and post-punk." Or maybe "Chamber post-punk that shares nothing in common with the Meters-mimic of 5ive Style and the Beastie Boys." Crazier yet, people who caught all the references in LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge" might use a phrase like "This Heat meets Arthur Russell." Despite these comparisons and anti-comparisons, Out Hud is unique, and not just in the indie sense. An instrumental unit who could get by on their nimble, intricate rhythms alone, they adorn their brisk machine-drum patterns and low-slung basslines with a wide variety of instrumentation. Spirals of guitar; patters of bongos, drawn-out notes, and percussive jabs of cello; and waves of keyboards -- both textural and confrontational -- drift in and out of a jumble that often thrives on dub production techniques (reverb, echoing snares, unexpected surges of sound). This, the group's bizarrely titled full-length debut (stranger still are the song titles), is an incredibly creative fusion of several styles of music that winds up sounding like no one else in particular. The obvious references to inspirations are few and few between, and any comparisons have more merit in approach than sound. This 40-minute series of fluid, labyrinthine passages is equally cerebral and hip-shaking, with pulsating grooves and webs of intricate adornments tangling for an otherworldly type of psychedelic dance music. People who had been snapping up this group's vinyl releases prior to this long-awaited full-length can prove once and for all that the slobbering wasn't a put-on. ~ Andy Kellman

Engineer: Eric Broyhill

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/05/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : KRANK 057CD
Music Label Name Label : Kranky
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00796441805723

Professional Reviews

Spin (2/03, p.99)
- 8 out of 10 - "...A synth-pop idyll - meditative bleep boogie..."

Uncut (12/02, p.134)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Life-enhancing instrumental dance music..."

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