Calamine | What We Forgot To Remember

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What We Forgot To Remember

by Calamine

Dreamy Pop
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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  Song Share Time Download
1. These Days
4:37 $0.99
2. New Machine
4:09 $0.99
3. Lovey
4:17 $0.99
4. More Sad Robots
4:33 $0.99
5. The Truth About You
3:53 $0.99
6. Coney Island
1:59 $0.99
7. Porch
4:38 $0.99
8. The Accident
4:11 $0.99
9. Asleep in the Sun
1:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Back in the 90s, songwriter Julie Stepanek put an ad in the Village Voice looking for a female bass player. What did she get? Guitarist Dan Crane and the start of a new indie pop band - first as Stephonic, then as Calamine. The band released one ep before going underground in 2001. Julie resurfaced in 2006, releasing the lovely "What We Forgot To Remember".

This band is probably best known for performing the theme song to the popular television show Sealab 2021. Their songs are lush, pretty and pure-spun pop. The group writes original songs, has a dedicated following, and its distinctive trademark is the lead vocal work by Julie Stepanek.



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Zac of the Flying Paper Cut-Out Collective

i wish they'd come on tour!
Calamine's What We Forgot to Remember is a real find. Granted: it's the second ever official release by the band, but that doesn't mean it has gone through the sophmemore slump. This piece is well put-together, thouroughly thought-out, and fine tuned to perfection.
Most of the songs open with a short but phasey keyboard intro, usually just a few notes, but enough to let the album glide together as a whole, incorporating fade-ins, fade-outs, instrumental layering, and a very smooth attention to progression. Each song is definately unique, and unlike some pre-released demos, returns, for the most part, to the guitar-bass-drums-vocals lineup of the band. to match this apparent concept album-almost, a number of the songs feature seemingly related ideas, which one can infer deal with a loose story of two people, at least one of which suffers amnesia, and conversations they have. This idea is most prominent in the best track of the album, "The Accident", which seems to adress the idea in lines like "Did you see the car?" and "do you remember my name? does it mean anything to you at all?". Julie's amazingly sincere yet fairly confident vocals really put everything together, and personally is my most favorite female voice of all time.
All in all, it is definately apparent that there has been strong influences of Modest Mouse, but it's just still so unique that it's more of a supplement for fans of that genre but woul like to see more. The only downsides of the piece are a) it's only 35 minutes long, nine songs all together, and b) it has two very great instrumental pices, that easily could have become fantastic pieces if made longer and finished with vocals. All in all, definately worth getting, 9.4/10. And if you order it off their website, you get a free sticker!


Great album, so "sweet"
Can't get enough of how "sweet" (and endearing) this band is... very soothing. Makes me 16 again. what else can i say? Buy it, and the Calamine EP!

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great record! highly recommended, julie really engages you from the very first verse of "these days"; beautiful songs, stellar production.