10th Avenue Freakout

10th Avenue Freakout

by Fog


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Andrew Broder crafted 10th Avenue Freakout as a rhythmic, up-front electronic-pop album, much less pensive and subdued than Fog's previous full-length, Ether Teeth. His impeccable sense of pop spontaneity -- tremendous hooks sprinkled in among intense, droning atmospherics and lucid, loosely built drum machine lines -- is still very present, albeit far more out in the open and crisply produced, allowing for more standard songcraft and much less downtime. Broder's twisted and often absurd lyrics, such as "Jesus Christ is my American Idol/He's the brand new funky president" from the catchy "We're Winning," are equally balanced by his moments of inspired illustration. "Hummer," for example, creates a bleak, bittersweet feeling of numbed malaise, which Broder establishes very effectively, harmonizing with himself as he ponders, in a positively unaffected daze, what it's like "to be a sprinkler system in a thunderstorm." Fog is essentially Andrew Broder's moniker, under which he pursues various projects, all considerably different but, like 10th Avenue Freakout, consistently imaginative and never predictable.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
Label: Lex Records
UPC: 0801061533021
catalogNumber: 5330
Rank: 24915

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Performance Credits

Fog   Primary Artist
George Cartwright   Saxophone
Jeremy Ylvisaker   Guitar,Slide Guitar,Korg,Group Member
Greg Lewis   Trumpet
Michael Lewis   Group Member
Andrew Broder   Group Member
Martin Dosh   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Julie Wellman   Vocals
Tim Glenn   Group Member
Adam Linz   Bass
Mark Erickson   Group Member

Technical Credits

Tom Herbers   Producer,Engineer
Jeremy Ylvisaker   Engineer
Doseone   Composer
Andrew Broder   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Julie Wellman   Composer
Mark Erickson   Composer

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