“Tearjerker demonstrate a deep understanding not only of how really impactful shoegaze works, but how a really enjoyable album works. For example, closer “Slip Away”: my pulse picks up with the sternum-thumping bass palpitations, the lifts in the vocals, the clacking, muted clap-track that begins as the song washes out; it simultaneously drifts out the door and fades from clear transmission without any sense of deflating, instead leaving an uplifted, bare whiff of happiness hanging in the album’s wake. It’s a polished finish to a sophisticated album that never imposes itself as heady, polished, or sophisticated.”
"…shuffles along a dusty road, kicking pebbles of melody around empty cans of sun-bleached reverb."
“I walked off into the frigid night, clinging to the warmth of stiff drinks and good company, just tipsy enough to ride a satisfied smile all the way home.”
“…I like to absorb my albums before making a judgement, and this is definitely one of the better albums I heard in 2010.”
Two Way Monologues:
“Every time I listen to it, I find myself wanting to come back more. The melodies feel like they are slowly unfurling with each additional listen, becoming somehow catchier the more familiar I get with the songs.”
The Styrofoam Drone
"They have in essence released a beautiful collection of everybody’s sad aching moments transcribed within the medium of musical scores."
released 16 November 2010
- all songs written and recorded by tearjerker 2010
- tearjerker is Micah, Trevor, and Taylor
- daniel garbutt plays piano on 'nice clothes'
we fucking love you all. xo