I’ve been trying to identify some signature points to ascribe to Monomyth, and while I agree that the band has their own sound, you can also look at nods to the Wrens or Wilco for a hint at their sound. The chorus of this track is pretty enchanting, with a nice little upswing that grabs you, while the rest of the tune provides steadied folk-influenced bedroom pop. You’ll hear a bit of the current indie mood via the song’s noodling, though that incessant guitar ring in the background helps sets the band apart. Sounds to me like Happy Pop Family is going to find it’s way into a lot of people’s collection; it’s released on November 4th via Mint Records.
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Apparently Nap Eyes is a band that’s slipped beyond everyone’s awareness, at least here in the United States. The first reason the band caught my eye is that it features members of Monomyth and Each Other…two bands I’ve heard of and adored. Then there’s this song; it’s fucking great. It’s got this steady pace to it, as if the song was created simply to back the spoken word. It’s like a modern twist on the music that nerds fell in love with…see fans of The Feelies and They Might Be Giants. The group will re-release their hit Whine of the Mystic on July 10th via Paradise of Bachelors and You’ve Changed Records.
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Sometimes when you hear a great pop song, your ears perk up and you’ve just got to share it with the public. This sweet lil’ number comes from Halifax based Monomyth and is called “Something Else”. I find myself enjoying the breezy, pop feel to this one. Who can resist such temptation?
New album, Saturnalia Regalia, is due out on July 22nd via Mint Records.
Download: Monomyth – Something Else [MP3]