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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Sub Pop
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The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Fat Possum
Parker and Lily
Singles Club
Orange Recordings

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The two songs on Parker and Lily's Singles Club 7" are different in a couple of ways, the two most glaring being that "three-day life" includes vocals, while "hey sau jin" does not, and "three-day life" is a fairly solid and interesting track, while "hey sau jin" is, unfortunately, not.

"Three-day life" is ethereal, quite beautiful in fact. The song is roughly two minutes long, with low, soothing male vocals, countered with higher, angelic sounding female vocals. There is nothing incredibly intricate going on, just a dreamy melody that mesmerizes the listener.

"Hey sau jin," though it sometimes has the same mesmerizing qualities, albeit to a lesser extent, seems to have absolutely nothing to it. It seems like the kind of song that would be filler on a fairly good LP, but is definitely not worth 50% of the space on a 7''. It brings the rest of the release down.

It seems Parker and Lily are quite capable of making beautiful music. They should simply delve deeper into their repertoire to find songs worth hearing, even with B sides, and if their repertoire is not that copious, they should dig deeper into their selves, to find and record songs more worthy to put on a decent single.

Reviewed by Jeanette Samyn
A contributing writer for LAS and a former music director WBAR at Barnard College.

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