- Audio CD (5 April 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry
- ASIN: B000168A0U
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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A stunningly noisy eclectic 7 song debut from Los Angeles' Scarling. Think the perfect mixture of My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath and Babes In Toyland in Robert Smith's garage. Features cover art by Mark Ryden and single Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole. Sympathy For The Record Industry 2004.
About the Artist
One look at Scarling might suggest that they're a new batch of goth-inclined neo-hipsters ready to sell themselves to America's disaffected youth. However, while a spin of their debut full-length, Sweet Heart Dealer, confirms that legions of mopey kids should go for this big-time, it's also clear that this band has an awful lot more going for them than the surfaces might suggest. While dominated by the massive guitar sounds of Christian Hejnal and Rickey Lime, Scarling's songs display a canny pop sensibility that bobs just beneath their aural surface, and former Jack Off Jill vocalist Jessicka's voice seems to have gained some welcome depth and texture in the context of her new band. Hejnal and Jessicka have cited Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine as key influences on Scarling's approach, and it shows rather than going for standard-issue Marshall-stack crunch, Hejnal and Lime utilize feedback, drones, and floating masses of overtones to give these seven songs an attack that could be described as a loving pummel that embraces as it bruises. And you can actually sing along with 'Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole' without hurting yourself, which is no small feat. Sweet Heart Dealer is a remarkably accomplished debut from a band with very real potential. " --Mark Deming
Top Customer Reviews
Don't buy this expecting it to be Jack Off Jill's third studio album: this is something new, something different; something to remind us that we all have scars, and they don't make us any less beautiful.
Buy this to remind you why you love music. That's what it's done for me.
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The wait was certainly worth it, as the music on the album is literally flawless in every way.
The album balances between heavy louder songs and softer mellow songs - while all still keeping that "edge" that makes them all flow into each other perfectly. The music is heavy, noisy, and loud - totally complimenting Jessicka's voice. All the instruments blend together to make a thick wall of sound that is sure to entrance and inspire many.
Individual Song Comments:
The Last Day I Was Happy (3:49) - I think this is a great album opener. The chorus plays on 2 certain words that rhyme, Jessicka's scream after the first chorus gives goosebumps.
Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole (3:26) - I think this track has alot less "texture" than the rest of the album, extremely catchy.
Crispin Glover (3:18 ) - My personal favorite on the album. I found myself singing the catchy chorus of the song as I was out walking my dog. Described by a certain succexy as "cure-esque"... I agree.
Baby Dracula (3:54) - I think would sound great live (). Once again I love the textured guitars.
Alexander the Burn Victim (6:00) - I think this is the saddest song on the album lyric-wise. ("And when he dreams I know he is ok / Cause when he dreams, he's someone new... It's all for love" ) It's starting to really grow on me. One of my favorites.
Black Horse Riding Star (5:31) - The heaviest track on the album. I really love the guitar.
Can't (7:21) - The intro of this song is very My Bloody Valentine, slow and fragile throughout, but picks up pace towards the end - Finishing the albums journey off.
Total night and day from Jack off Jill (musically NOTHING alike). I'd choose scarling. if I had to pick though - Better, and more interesting musicians!
Other Notes: Sitting here with the album playing in my laptop, the cd slowly heats up and the disk art gives off a mixture odor of both cinnimon and vanilla. How odd!
The last day I was happy - Oh my , this is sucha great opening track and one of my fav songs . I can picture them play this song live and make it sound just as great as it sounds on the cd . Picture art-rock mixed with lots of noise and haunting vocals and you are halfway there .
Band aid covers the bullet hole - Well , everyone has said things about this track . I dont know what more I could add . Except that I understand why they released this track as their first single . very catchy .
Crispin Glover - Really lovely track with lots of swirling guitars , smooth vocals and you get a feeling of both tragedy and beauty while listening to it .
Alexander the burn victim - Another fav song of mine . It's one of the most beautiful songs ever written , very calm and soothing. This is how it feels to be heartbroken and drowning in sadness but gives you a stray of light during the whole song. The lyrics are so extremly vulnerable and makes me almost want to cry .
Baby Dracula - This song will probably be stuck in my head for weeks . This song makes you want to play it over and over again and sing along because it's really really catchy .
Black horse riding star - Ahh another one of my favs . I wanted to hear the whole song the first time I heard the clip posted on the website . It's the album's heaviest track and from my interpretation, heroin addiction gone very wrong . When the song starts you can feel how it creeps up along your spine and then the drums crash in and makes you feel both dizzy and angry . Kinda how it feels to be in a situation that you cant handle on your own .
Can't (halloween valentine) - a haunting song that makes me think of teardrop explodes/my bloody valentine . Jessickas lyrics and vocals makes me think about how it feels when your feeling really down and lost all your faith in yourself. Another beautiful track .
This album gives you the perfect mix of art/noise/dreamy pop/ -rock and will change lives . Im 100 % sure . This is the only cd you need . Im impressed , very impressed .
The Last Day I Was Happy Wow. This song is amazing. As I said, it was much heavier than I had expected, but it is certainly executed well. It's definitely one of my favorites on the album.
Band Aid Covers the Bullet Hole What is there to say about this song that hasn't been said? It was the first single, so most of you (if not all of you) have heard it. It has been discussed to death (most likely), so I have no new insight to offer. However, I will say that it is a melodic, catchy song, so it surely was an excellent choice for a single.
Crispin Glover How could one not love a song called Crispin Glover? This song had me from the title alone, but the song itself is nothing less than incredible. I love the way Jessicka's voice blends with the music. It's definitely the song that brings tears to my eyes.
Alexander the Burn Victim You know the feeling right after your heart's been broken? If not, listen to this song, and you will. I really don't know how to accurately describe this song. It makes me feel like I'm swimming.
Baby Dracula As different as Scarling are from Jack Off Jill, this song reminds me of Clear Hearts Grey Flowers a TINY bit. I think it's the tone in Jess' voice that makes me feel this way, but I can only hear the similarity during the verses. Regardless, I think it's amazing, and as Iain said, definite single potential!
Black Horse Riding Scar From the moment I heard the clip of this song, I wanted to hear more. I could tell it was going to be a favorite even then, and I was right. It's definitely the heaviest song on the album, but it brilliantly blends a calm breakdown within.
Can't (Halloween Valentine) I am really surprised that this song is my least favorite because I really loved the clip I heard all those many months ago. I still love the song, but it doesn't strike me the same way the others do. I think it's amazing how Scarling flawlessly mesh a softer song like this with the heavier, rougher previous tracks.
The lyrics are pretty good, especially on the tracks Crispin Glover, where jessicka states 'yeah, theyre laughing at you, theyre not laughing with you' or in H/C where youre pointed out admist the heavy guitar walls, that 'When your life turns fashion, here comes love/ watch the people cash in, here comes love.' The oddest thing about this album is how it combines the light and the dark. Its like dark punk and light goth, which makes for a strange, strange sound that is undeniably fresh and new. The guitar work is some of the most inventive heard today, and i really like the progressions and the way the sound seems to spiral out of control. Although the album has its high points, found in tracks like 'Band-Aid covers the bullet hole' 'Alexender the Burn Victim' 'H/C' or 'Crispin Glover' it still finds itself coming into problems such as songs that you just plain dont care about, like 'The last day i was happy' or 'Baby Dracula' or the fact that Scarling. sounds lightyears more refined and 'studio' than JOJ fands will expeect, not to mention you cannot be distracted from the fact that youve just spent $14 on a 30 minute CD. The more i think about Scarling. , the less i know where i stand on them. Funny how theyre like that.