Getting Into Sinking
Oct 16, 2001

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In March 2001, Philadelphia's AM/FM's debut full-length Mutilate Us was met with instant critical acclaim. After touring through 2001 with bands ranging from Cinerama to Rainer Maria to Cave-In, AM/FM released Getting Into Sinking, a record on which they continued to display their incredible range of influences.

As the title may suggest, Getting Into Sinking is a murkier, smokier affair than previous recordings. Progressing over the course of 40 minutes, AM/FM slowly drift into softer and more exquisite sounds.


  • 1
    Virgins! Virgins! (5:12)
  • 2
    If We Burned All The Assholes The Earth Would Look Like The Sun (3:12)
  • 3
    All Your Dreams Come True (3:54)
  • 4
    The Death They Claim (3:35)
  • 5
    And Then I Got To Thinking About The Amimals (3:57)
  • 6
    Call Me Up (1:14)
  • 7
    I Was Never Here Two Seconds Ago (2:32)
  • 8
    Head Gone Vertical (3:25)
  • 9
    It Fell Out of My Head (4:50)
  • 10
    Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye (3:01)
  • 11
    Come Suck Down A Cloud (4:12)
  • 12
    Getting Into Sinking (3:58)


AM/FM succeeds by playing Flaming Lips to its own Modest Mouse.


Getting Into Sinking is altogether more confident in its experimentation, more cohesive in its execution, and more concerted in its impact on the listener.

All Music Guide

An album engineered for springtime, where the increasing temperatures and longer daytimes make even the hardest heart vulnerable to an innocently catchy song's viral attack.


The hummed background vocal parts, the quietly strummed acoustic guitars, and the uncommonly liquid-like lead guitar lines all form together to concoct an emotionally satisfying brand of pop that melts into your ears.


Fans through a range of musical influences wide enough to rival the record collection of any rock-critic dork.


A head bopping, toe-tapping collection of post indie rock confessions, complete with brushed guitar, a face full of tears and more maturity than you've found on a rock record in ages.