Planet Anthem

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Jam-trance-fusion band the Disco Biscuits have an opera about hot air balloons in their repertoire, plus their fans love discussing whether that version of "Morph Dusseldorf" they played last night was either "inverted" or "dyslexic." Clever experimentation had always been their thing, at least up to this smart but not nearly as outlandish album, which puts songwriting first while embracing both indie rock and the more melodic side of '70s prog. Retaining their love of both the futuristic and the funky means Planet Anthem is a wild mix of space-disco man Meco, prog guru Alan Parsons, alternative heroes Radiohead, and indie punk-funksters LCD Soundsystem accented by a bit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Jam-trance-fusion band the Disco Biscuits have an opera about hot air balloons in their repertoire, plus their fans love discussing whether that version of "Morph Dusseldorf" they played last night was either "inverted" or "dyslexic." Clever experimentation had always been their thing, at least up to this smart but not nearly as outlandish album, which puts songwriting first while embracing both indie rock and the more melodic side of '70s prog. Retaining their love of both the futuristic and the funky means Planet Anthem is a wild mix of space-disco man Meco, prog guru Alan Parsons, alternative heroes Radiohead, and indie punk-funksters LCD Soundsystem accented by a bit of that eccentricity found in Gabriel-era Genesis. The new attitude is reflected in the opening track's "Loose change/The kind that feels so strange/You know I wanna take it over," a statement of intent that frees the band to mess about in Black Eyed Peas territory with the feel-good and Auto-Tuned party number "On Time." The rest of the album works just fine and spikes right around the one-two punch of the furious synth rocker "Sweatbox" and the alt-hip-hop inspired "The City." Old-school residents of Camp Bisco might miss the muso-stance and all the knottiness, but the direct and determined Planet Anthem is bound to pile just as many onto the bandwagon as it shakes off.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Diamond Riggs Rec.
  • UPC: 662102113226
  • Catalog Number: 21132
  • Sales rank: 162,527

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Loose Change (4:27)
  2. 2 On Time - Tu Phace (3:35)
  3. 3 Widgets (4:41)
  4. 4 You And I (2:54)
  5. 5 Konkrete (4:05)
  6. 6 Uber Glue (4:50)
  7. 7 Rain Song (5:16)
  8. 8 Fish Out Of Water (3:45)
  9. 9 Sweatbox (2:56)
  10. 10 The City (4:48)
  11. 11 Big Wrecking Ball (3:22)
  12. 12 Vacation (5:23)
  13. 13 Quad D (5:52)
  14. 14 Camouflage Soul
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Disco Biscuits Primary Artist
Tom Hamilton Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Marc Brownstein Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Aron Magner Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Jon Gutwillig Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Joe Russo Drums
Nikki Jean Vocals
Zach Djanikian Horn
Harry Zelnick Keyboards, Vocals
Adam Flicker Horn
Allen Aucoin Drums, Group Member
Jessica Champ Vocals
Nick Bockrath Guitar
Tu Phace Vocals
Shara Dae Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Hamilton Producer
Kevin Morris Management
Simon Posford Producer
Marc Brownstein Composer, Producer
Aron Magner Composer, Producer
Alex Brahl Management
Jon Gutwillig Composer, Producer
Benji Vaughan Producer
Andy Cass Road Crew
Tor Hyams Producer
Nikki Jean Composer
Alex Chiger Composer
Harry Zelnick Composer, Programming
Allen Aucoin Composer, Producer
Hank Sacks Booking
Neal Larson Producer
Mike Polans Road Crew
Pat Hutchinson Road Crew
Bryan Holroyd Road Crew
Johnny R. Goode Road Crew
Tu Phace Composer
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