As Option said, 'If you're already a fan of
the Loud Family, you don't wait for reviews of the latest album-you know it's
going to be brilliant." As Rolling Stone noted, the Loud Family are "smart,
funny and instantly memorable." As Stereo Review observed, they're "the smartest,
most imaginative rock band in America."
The latest, ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE, is a complex,
thoughtful album that's going to grab you like good pornography. From the opening
sonic rocket-ride "720 Times Happier Than The Unjust Man," to the ultra-pop
of "Save Your Money" and "Years of Wrong Impressions," to the wry festivities
of "Backward Century," ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE delivers track after track of tasteful,
artistic nudes! You will love this record!
The Loud Family debuted on Alias Records in
1993 with the Mitch Easter produced PLANTS AND BIRDS AND ROCKS AND THINGS. It
was a Melody Maker album-of-the-week, and Aimee Mann recently called it one
of the five best records ever made.
The 1994 follow-up was THE TAPE OF ONLY LINDA.
Dark and jagged, it made Rolling Stone's year-end list of "albums to remember"
and was described by Alternative Press as having "enough silky and gnarled gems
to woo any fan of exquisitely crafter rocque."
1996 saw the release of the ambitious and
experimental INTERBABE CONCERN, an album reminiscent of LOLITA NATION, the cult
classic by guitarist/vocalist Scott Miller's previous group Game Theory. It's
"a truly brilliant record" according to Cake and "damn near a masterpiece of
beautiful pop" according to AP. INTERBABE is the first album to feature bassist
Kenny Kessel, formerly of Indian Bingo.
The next-most-recent album, DAYS FOR DAYS
(1998), was the first featuring the current lineup: Scott on guitar, Kenny on
bass, Alison Faith Levy on keyboards, and Gil Ray on drums. Most San Francisco
music scene cognoscenti known Alison from her piano-based solo releases (including
1998's THE FOG SHOW) or film scoring. Gil Ray returns to the Scott Miller fold
after recovering from a back injury, which interrupted his days as the drummer
for Game Theory. DAYS FOR DAYS received four stars in the U.K.'s Q Magazine,
and CMJ said "Miller and Family" construct arching melodies like master craftsmen,
making each cut both sonically interesting and memorable."
1. Sodium Laureth
2. North San
Respond, She Can Tell
4. I'm Not Really a Spring
5. Rise of the Chokehold...
6. Such Little Nonbelievers
7. The Softest Tip of Her...
8. Screwed Over by...
9. Top-Dollar Survivalist...
10. Not Expecting Both...
11. I No Longer Fear the...
12. Hot Rox Avec Lying...
13. Uncle Lucky
14. Just Gone
15. Asleep and Awake On...
16. Where They Go Back...
17. Where They Sell...
18. Where the Flood Waters...
19. Where They Walk Over
Tape For Only Linda
1. Soul Drain
2. My Superior
4. Hyde Street Virgins
5. Baby Hard-To-Be-Around
6. It Just Wouldn't Be Christmas
7. Better Nature
8. Still Its Own Reward
9. For Beginners Only
10. Ballet Hetero
& Birds & Rocks
1. He Did
the Police In A...
2. Sword Swallower
4. Self Righteous Boy Reduced...
5. Jimmy Still Comes Around
6. Take Me Down ( Too Halloo)
7. Don't All Thank Me At Once
8. Idiot Son
9. Some Grand Vision of Motives
10. Spot the Setup
12. Rosy Overdrive
13. Slit My Wrist
14. Isaac's Law
15. The Second Grade Applauds
16. Last Honest Face
17. Even You
18. Ballad of How You Can All...
19. Give In World