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The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band


Download links and information about The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band by Imperial Teen. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Indie Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:49 minutes.

Artist: Imperial Teen
Release date: 2007
Genre: Indie Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:49
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No. Title Length
1. Everything 3:19
2. Do It Better 3:30
3. Shim Sham 2:56
4. Baby and the Band 3:12
5. One Two 2:28
6. Room With a View 4:08
7. It's Now 2:47
8. Fallen Idol 3:35
9. Sweet Potato 2:27
10. Everyone Wants to Know 3:17
11. 21st Century 2:50
12. What You Do 3:20



WWith the previous five years spent on hiatus, pursuing the real-life topics reflected in the album's title (careers, family, and side band projects), Imperial Teen are back where they belong: in the studio, with knob-guru Steve McDonald of Redd Kross (along with wife Anna Waronker of That Dog) back at the helm, creating smart and sassy, hook-heavy garage pop. The collection kicks off with a stunning Phil Specter-inspired number setting the tone. “Everything” has glassy tambourines, a huge, live drum sound, and breezy vocals — with a heavenly boy/girl chorus — in the background. The album slides into full shimmy-shake pop mode with the bubbly “Do it Better” and then revs up a notch with the Breeders-like, guitar-driven, “Shim Sham,” a wink at the clubbing life. By the time the exhilarating “One Two” winds down, you’re ready for the more introspective side of the band, shown best here on “Room With a View” (funny how going to the gym might supplant smashing one’s guitars for kicks at a certain age), and the fabulously Beatles-esque “Fallen Idol.”  The naughty, roaring “Sweet Potato” will have you shaking it again, this time with a giggle. The gorgeous closer (perhaps our favorite track here), “What You Do,” glides along on a simple, repetitive piano line dressed up with atmospheric guitar notes, calling to mind the reflective, personal pop of indie rock statesmen Yo La Tengo.