Friday, June 26, 2009

Dark Mean

dark mean ::: frankencottage

Hamilton Ontario's Dark Mean represent the rare exception of a band that I took one listen to and knew I was on board. The trio's debut 4-song EP Frankencottage is an eclectic hodgepodge of folk rock, electonic elements, and pop. The title track is built on a thudding bass riff, stuttered drums, and 80's-tinged keyboard, while the aptly titled "Happy Banjo" melds melancholic lyrics with upbeat instrumentation that includes banjo (naturally) and horns. Vocally, the different ranges of voices weave together seamlessly to create an intoxicating blend that will have you nodding your head uncontrollably. Frankencottage is the first of three EP's that will form the band's first full-length, and it is available for FREE on the band's website. Highly recommended. -- Capt. Obvious
I couldn't have put it better myself.

dark mean ::: happy banjo