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Don't Tell Me Now


Download links and information about Don't Tell Me Now by The Halo Benders. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 35:26 minutes.

Artist: The Halo Benders
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 35:26
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No. Title Length
1. Phantom Power 1:51
2. Halo Bender 4:30
3. Mercury Blues 3:10
4. Bombshelter, Pt. 1 1:50
5. Bombshelter, Pt. 2 4:15
6. Volume Mode 3:18
7. Inbread Heart 2:13
8. Planned Obsolescence 4:40
9. Magic Carpet Ride 2:08
10. Blank Equation 3:17
11. Crankenstein 4:14



Don't Tell Me Now sees Calvin Johnson's baritone and Doug Martsch's high-pitched whine working with and against each other to catchy effect. Lyrically obtuse, with subject matter praising draft dodgers as heroes and a supremely catchy theme song about themselves, the Halo Benders create a guitar-heavy indie poptopia throughout the album. Martsch might not attack his guitar in as epic a fashion as he does with Built to Spill, but his trademark sound is on display throughout. Built to Spill fans might consider this a Built to Spill album as recorded by Martsch at a circus. If that metaphor holds up, Johnson becomes the ringleader, singing about all sorts of mundane things and randomly spouting clich├ęs. Martsch in turn becomes the more serious guitar god and a more realistic conscience. The album might seem scatterbrained, but the mix of vocal styles makes for charming harmonies amid mostly enjoyable hooks. God Don't Make No Junk might be a little more charming and The Rebel's Not In might be better produced and more melodic, but Don't Tell Me Now has more than a few diamonds in its rough. It might be smart to note that each album contains a contraction in its title, as the fractured nature of the music suggests a similar fusing of two styles: Johnson's arch wit with Martsch's brave sonic force and heartfelt emotion. Don't Tell Me Now isn't a great rock & roll album, but it's as fun to listen to as it must have been to record.