The Black Watch

The Black Watch: Fromthing Somethat

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Product Type: CD
Artist: The Black Watch

Title: Fromthing Somethat
Label: Atom Records, LLC
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Fromthing Somethat, the tongue-twister title of legendary L.A. dreampop/indiepop foursome, The Black Watch's nineteenth LP, comes from a mistake front man John Andrew Fredrick made whilst singing a line from the song "The Lonesome Death of Mary Hansen." Cleverly self-effacing album titles have been a part of this serious band's aesthetic ever since 2011's well-received Led Zeppelin Five (along with such titles as "Jiggery-Pokery", "After the Gold Room", "The Gospel According To John", and "Magic Johnson"). This record hops, skips, and jumps from dreamy-floaty (the opening number, "St Fair Isle Sweater") to dance-y (the almost-disco of "The Nothing That Is") to majestic ("All I Know (Is That the Moon is Beautiful)" to dark/ominous ("Drip, Drip, Drip") and back again to dreamlike ("For Always Then To Keep" and the soaring closing lullaby "I'm Not Hung Up"). And yet it's all of a piece-a record that perhaps sounds like every 60's, 80's, or 90's guitar band you've ever loved and, well, unmistakably a The Black Watch record.

Tracks:
1.1 Saint Fair Isle Sweater
1.2 The Nothing That Is
1.3 The Lonesome Death of Mary Hansen
1.4 Green Stars, Clouds Departing
1.5 Drip, Drip, Drip
1.6 All I Know (Is That the Moon Is Beautiful)
1.7 Such Like Friendly Demons
1.8 The Haves ; Nots
1.9 For Always Then to Keep
1.10 I'm Not Hung Up

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