Monday, January 21, 2008


Fameseeker and the Mono

This psychedelic indie rock band from Ashville, NC describes their music as "sweetly sleeping faeries nestled in the dewy grass of a magical land while drooling creatures lurk nearby". I guess you can say that listening to their latest CD Fameseeker and the Mono.
Reclaiming the sounds of 1970’s jam bands, Fameseeker and the Mono depicts the hippy world of psychedelic creation with driving bass lines, finger picking chords, flute sounds, tuba and layers of vocal harmony.
The calming nature sounds of the first track "Thimble" sets the tone for the CD, leading you into the feel good melodies of chord progression and bohemic drum beats. By far, the most appealing of the songs, "Life is Great" is one you can’t help but sing along to. Cascading harmonies and gentle guitar licks create a mood for the CD that continues as the tracks roll on.
Although a very chill CD indeed, I’d have to say it does drag on a bit.
I do highly recommend it for a camping trip or a rainy day indoors, though.

- Mia Carlin

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