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Swan Song EP


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  • Audio CD (16 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Megaforce
  • ASIN: B0032IAB74
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,045 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 15 April 2010
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Parts of Giant Drag's debut LP Hearts And Unicorns were glorious. From the fuzz-heavy dissonance of "Kevin Is Gay" to the disquieting Pixies-esque drum rolls, Annie Hardy's childish asides and much-quoted meowing in place of vocals, it rocked. Giant Drag were sufficiently different, and yet still safe thanks to a secure pop heart.

Beset with label trauma, it's taken five years to follow up and on the whole, and perhaps unsurprisingly seen as at least two of the tracks on offer have been existence some years, the four-track Swan Song EP continues their erstwhile template.

The title track is a mid-tempo lollop replete with droning guitar and a sleepy sounding Hardy. It kicks in with the arrival of Calabrese's drums, guitars surfing the ensuing shoegaze-grunge with two of its five minutes to go.

Whereas, "Stuff To Live For" starts in clumsy lo-fi. Hardy's buccal movements are plain to the ear, as is an awkward rhyme involving "for" and "bore". Happily, heavier psych-rock guitar wails save proceedings on an otherwise stodgy rocker that is nevertheless indicative of Swan Song's arguable lack of progression, and perhaps excitement.

It's an idea given further credence on "White Baby", which is again warmly familiar with waves of drone and two-piece noise. Yet, slowed into sludgy grunge and loose bass, it succeeds in being neither deafening nor jagged enough to satisfy. The walls of potty-mouthed fuzz that Hearts And Unicorns provided carried Hardy's silliness, which is here absent, but in losing their childlike enthusiasm, Giant Drag also appear to have lost their edge.
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I miss these guys so much. Brilliant Grunge-Gaze. AND SO MUCH MORE.
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By J. Everington on 27 Aug 2011
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If you liked Giant Drag's (so far only) album this is probably a must - a more mature sound than something like Kevin Is Gay true, but still the trademark combination of fuzzed-up guitars, childlike vocals, pop sensibilities and lo-fi aesthetic.

Hopefully a good sign for album #2!
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I'll Take Just What You... 19 Feb 2010
By silence - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The new Swan Song EP has been a long long long wait for all the big Giant Drag fans, and Im sure it was the same feeling for the band itself. Well, finally it is here and there are no complaints. It is interesting to see how the song writing has evolved since Lemona and Hearts & Unicorns came out. The songs on Swan Song seem to be much more complex- there are more depths too the songs with more guitars and stronger vocals (especially in Stuff to Live For, which has a crazy amazing music video to go along with it). There is something so cute...and creepy about the crazy frontwoman Annie Hardy, it's hard to not appreciate her unique qualities..and they translate into the music for sure.
The negative comments they had gotten on previous works was that their material was so simple, and maybe seemed unfinished. Swan Song clearly had more time put into studio, and it pays off! There is even a nice accustic-folk sounding song, Heart Carl which is pleasantly unexpected ending. This is a great little taste for what I'm sure will be an amazing full-length album, hopefully in the not-so-distant future!
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sugar sweet coating with a crazy center 18 Aug 2010
By Someone - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this the day it came out and was NOT disappointed. A GREAT long awaited ep....swan song was worth the wait. a truly underrated band and stellar ep.
for two people great cd 24 Mar 2013
By wolfman - Published on Amazon.com
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I choose this rating because these two people put such a wonderful sounding album.Love this group,hope they put out a new full length album soon.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Shut your mouth - But I'm just talkin' bout Giant Drag! 5 Dec 2012
By star69 - Published on Amazon.com
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Oy vey! What can I say? Just stay out of my way... or you'll pay! LISTEN to what I say! Hey, why don't I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, lay by the bay? I just may! What'd ya say? Sorry; I got nothin'...
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