Sunset on Dateland

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mixing three parts punk attitude, two parts pop hookiness, and one part '70s rock swagger, Visqueen pick up where they left off with their fine debut album on the sophomore effort, 2004's Sunset on Dateland. Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Rachel Flotard is once again the star of the show here, though drummer Ben Hooker and bassist Kim Warnack are, if anything, a stronger rhythm section this time out, giving the songs a solid framework and pushing them forward with power and smarts. But Flotard is out front in this band for a good reason -- she's got the goods, singing like the highly attitudinal kid sister of Kristin Hersh, playing guitar with plenty of crunch and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mixing three parts punk attitude, two parts pop hookiness, and one part '70s rock swagger, Visqueen pick up where they left off with their fine debut album on the sophomore effort, 2004's Sunset on Dateland. Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Rachel Flotard is once again the star of the show here, though drummer Ben Hooker and bassist Kim Warnack are, if anything, a stronger rhythm section this time out, giving the songs a solid framework and pushing them forward with power and smarts. But Flotard is out front in this band for a good reason -- she's got the goods, singing like the highly attitudinal kid sister of Kristin Hersh, playing guitar with plenty of crunch and melodic force, and writing tunes that don't sacrifice intelligence for attitude. In short, Sunset on Dateland rocks on out, and does it without compromising or condescending; at it's best, it's the album you've always wished the Muffs would make, or Courtney Love could make.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Local 638 Records
  • UPC: 634457160026
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 301,713

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Alive (3:42)
  2. 2 A Viewing (3:20)
  3. 3 Friends in Love (3:18)
  4. 4 Buttercup (3:28)
  5. 5 Blue (3:40)
  6. 6 Beauty Deluxe (3:39)
  7. 7 Manhattan (2:52)
  8. 8 Crush on Radio (3:12)
  9. 9 Houston (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Visqueen Primary Artist
Kim Warnick Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Ben Hooker Drums, Group Member
Rachel Flotard Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ed Brooks Mastering
Phil Ek Producer, Audio Production
Rachel Flotard Composer
Peter Hilgendorf Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Crush On Visqueen

    Remember when music excited you? You would rush home with the latest release from this special band. You could barely wait to hear it. You’d go to every show they played in your town, no exceptions. Their next release couldn’t come out soon enough. Visqueen makes that kind of music and “Sunset On Dateland” is their latest release. Rachel Flotard drips honesty. She writes cliché free songs of relationships gone good and bad and sings them with a sincere, truthful and beautiful voice. Her guitar sound is tough and fuzzed out and provides an amped up foundation for every song. Ben Hooker plays drums and is a constant presence but never gets in the way. Kim Warnick sings and plays the bass like the pro she is and has been for almost her entire life. Visqueen is about relating stories, stories that are wrapped in a Les Paul’s distortion, accented by a solid bass player, and beaten to by a frenetic drummer. “Blue” and “Manhattan” stand out as perfect power pop masterpieces, and “A Viewing” and “Beauty Deluxe” are excellently crafted full rocked out blasts. All the songs are smart, cleverly arranged, and presented with real power and punch. You owe it to yourself to grab a copy of this cd. If you like power-pop, or just good guitar driven rock performed with honesty and sincerity, “Sunset On Dateland” was recorded specifically for you.

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