Heart And Unicorns
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Heart And Unicorns

6 Feb 2014

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Song Title
Kevin Is Gay (Album Version)
Cordial Invitation (Album Version)
This Isn't It (Album Version)
Yflmd (Album Version)
Pretty Little Neighbor (Album Version)
Blunt Picket Fence (Album Version)
High Friends In Places (Album Version)
You're Full Of S*** (Check Out My Sweet Riffs) (Album Version)
Everythings Worse (Album Version)
My D*** S*** (Album Version)
Smashing (Album Version)
Slayer (Album Version)
Wicked Game (LP Version)

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  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Interscope Records
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  • Total Length: 44:11
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  • ASIN: B001KEXC5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,489 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give yourself up pop kids! 5 April 2006
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
Giant Drag's debut album 'Hearts and Unicorns' comes on the back of last year's 'Lemona' e.p. released on Wichita and featuring three songs here 'this isn't it', 'cordial invitation' & 'YFLMD' (You **** Like My Dad)It's pretty instant stuff - in some ways fantastic pop you have to give yourself up to (...it's quite nice in an age of fractal post-shoegazing soundscaping like Sigur Ros, Jeniferever, Mogwai & Explosions in the Sky to hear SONGS...and 'Hearts and Unicorns' are full of them...)

Giant Drag are duo Annie Hardy and Micah Calabrese (male/female due seems a bit Royal Trux?) with some additional help here - the cues seem very 1990s: The Breeders, Belly, early Liz Phair (Ms Hardy's filthiness is equal to that found on '**** and Run' and 'Chopsticks'), Drop Nineteens, Veruca Salt, Sebadoh, Julianna Hatfield Three, the poppier elements of Sleater Kinney (e.g. 'Little Babies', 'Dance Song '97') and lots of other good stuff. There could be debate whether they are a tribute band - something levelled at lots of folks these days - but I think the charm and sass overwhelms that.

'Hearts and Unicorns' is a packed record, a 12-track classic with a special bonus cover version (...more in a moment). Upcoming single and opener 'Kevin is Gay' displays some punk-ass brattiness, while 'Cordial Invitation' like recent work by Joy Zipper and Ladytron invokes My Bloody Valentine. 'This Isn't It' sounds like the best song Veruca Salt forgot to record, while 'yflmd'has a robotic beat fusing the industrial with a song that sounds like a much harder Cardigans. 'My Dick Sucks' sounds like a fuzzed up take on Suede's 'Filmstar' (not a bad thing where I reside), while closing epic 'Slayer' is another standout.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wicked!! 4 Feb 2007
Format:Audio CD
Really cool album, theyre like a mix of the breeders bit a PJ Harvey add in some kinda quirky bjork type sense of humour and voila u gots Giant Drag. The Melodies are really catchy u'll find yourself humming along in no time. Basically if u like yer indie rock to have strong catchy melodic hooks giant drag is yer band!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Grower 2 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
First off; Big Drag, despite all the weirdness surrounding them (have you seen their video to Kevin Is Gay?), are one awesome band, and im sure will have a prolific 2006. The Starting Track 'Kevin Is Gay' has a rift as catchy as the common cold, penetrating melacholic vocals and a whole verse consisting of a series of 'meows'...what more could you want? Seriously though, it seems to work, just dont ask me how. People who may be thinking at this point that Big drag don't take their music serious enough, one listen to the next track will change your mind. 'Cordial Invitation' is a beautiful song, with the soft acoustic feel being juxtaposed by the eerie sound of the vocals and the tension of the drums. My favourite track on 'Hearts and Unicorns' is 'Your full of S**t', it has such an electrifying chorus which really lifts you. The final track 'Slayer' weirdly enough, is a really smooth song (the name seems to suggest otherwise), with a smouldering chorus embued with the evocative whispers of the lead singer.
Every track is killer, with the highlights being the first two, 'Your so full of s**t' and 'Slayer'. At first i thought this band was a bunch of weirdos with a guitar, effects and a drum and to be honest i still think they are a bunch of weirdos, though looking passed that they have musical talent by the bucket load, all the songs are varied, and im going to go see them live in april, i truley have been converted.
Just to give you an idea about my musical perspective, I like bands like Coldplay, Arcarde Fire, Bloc Party, Muse, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Interpol.
Sorry for saying weird too much btw
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like finding a gold nugget !! 27 Feb 2006
By ed
Format:Audio CD
I new nothing about this duo at all heared one track and took a gamble, WOW I suggest you go to my space and check them out , the could be the next big thing! miss it miss out!!
These guys are good , bloody good.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Giant Drag Channels Throwing Muses 17 Sep 2007
By John A. Mckeon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Annie Hardy, Giant Drag's brains and brawn, grew up in the '80s on the opposite coast during the best years of alt-rock's creative and intelligent Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly's Throwing Muses recordings and tours. So two decades later how does Hardy so effectively recreate some of the best of the East Coast's (Rhode Island at that!) Throwing Muses' harmonies, lyrics, ironies, humor, and sound?

I'm not a music critic; I simply listen to music and have been for decades. I saw, and with every audience was mesmerized by, the Throwing Muses and Belly and Kristin Hersh and used to smile as my then three-year-old son, now 21, sang along in his car seat to Hunkpapa's "Devils' Roof" with the mistaken lyric "I have two dads" instead of "I have two heads."

Repeated playings of Annie Hardy's "Hearts and Unicorns" bring all that and more back to me. Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly would be proud of Hardy as will you if you give "Hearts and Unicorns" a chance.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Giant Drag's debut is amazing 7 Aug 2007
By bOoKwOrM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
There's just something unique about Annie Hardy's vocals. :)
Too bad there's only the "Lemona" EP and the "Hearts & Unicorns" album released so far. Hopefully another Giant Drag release is not too far off in the future.

This particular review is for the March 2006 re-release of Giant Drag's 2005 debut album "Hearts & Unicorns". It was released in the UK in 2006 with an extra track, a cool cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game". Now the band's label has issued the album again in the U.S, now including the "Wicked Game" cover song. No more need to pay for an expensive UK import.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ENUF of all the LIES !!!! 10 Aug 2009
By Paul Shikata - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Let's STOP beating around the bush ....

This album is GREAT

and EVERYthing else SUCKS !

if you've downloaded/STOLEN these recordings, well then SHAME SHAME SHAME on YOU !

stop being SATAN'S little HELPER and redeem yourself by BUYing the damn thing !!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done 9 April 2013
By Kegan Terry - Published on Amazon.com
Something different for me. Has a garage band sound to it that I like, with well written music. Annie Hardy is unique in a lot of ways, and it shows in her music.
5.0 out of 5 stars Giant Drag CD 17 May 2011
By Dale Thorn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Interesting, isn't it, how a "girl-fronted" band merits so much commentary about how that fact compares to "normal" bands or whatever it is these reviewers are comparing them to. I once mentioned in a music-support venue at UCSB in Santa Barbara that I wanted to offer financial or logistical support for all-girl rock bands in that area, and the host asked me "What about 'girl-fronted' bands?" And I replied "Oh, you mean girl-fronted boy bands?" And that was the end of that discussion. They didn't need the money after all.

BTW, the music here stands on its own. Unique, good, uplifting even.
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