Title - 'That Shadow' [Cassette]
Artist - Mount Sharp
For those not in the know, Mount Sharp are back!
With their first release in five years, they have just released the highly anticipated new album That Shadow via Dadstache Records.
Mount Sharp, who began on a rooftop in Brooklyn, or on a boat in Maine, or perhaps somewhere in between, is a Brooklyn band making fuzzy pop songs about space and bad decisions.
The band grew around the bittersweet, poetic songwriting of Swood (Sarah Wood) paired with Bryan Bruchman’s noisy, chaotic tendencies around 2012.
On 2014’s Weird Fears EP (with the rhythm section of Ryan Zumsen and Maia Macdonald), the band exhibited a blast of unbridled energy, excitement, and confusion - a fitting soundtrack to a brief blissful, carefree time before so much changed.
The band - now with Sal Garro and Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt firmly holding down the drums and bass - has matured, and the songs are maybe a little more serious, maybe a little more reflective, but no less cutting and catchy.
Taking inspiration from the cosmos, sci-fi tv, and the messed up state of the world, Mount Sharp puts all the feels into their songs that they could possibly manage to; and it's all done for the love of you, their devoted fans!
6. 'Voyager I'
8. 'The Spin'
10. 'Sometimes I know'
11. 'Voyager II'
On this absolutely superbly-crafted album (ok, well, cassette, if you wish to be pedantic about it!), they kick things off in fine, mid-tempo alt-rock style with 'MBA,' before rolling seamlessly into the lo-fi drum-led, melodic Domes.'
Up next is the gentle, All About Eve-esque hipsway of 'Apostate' which is followed by the upbeat, low key jangly guitar of 'Ordinary,' the grungy guitars and thumping drums angst of 'Godzilla,' and then we head into a rather delectable realm of calming sedation within 'Voyager I.'
The guitars light up again for the joyous alt-bash of 'Don’t' which is backed by the exuberantly captivating 'The Spin.' The album then rounds out with the heartfelt reminiscing of 'Bones,' the polished fuzz rock of 'Sometimes I know,' before rounding out with the space-embodied, melody-shifting, garage prog-rock of 'Voyager II.'
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