Monday, July 22, 2013

newmusicmonday #111:: Fear of Men

My musical tastes may be getting more & more predictable, but this Brighton, UK band (Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey, Michael Miles and Robyn Edwards) is sweet, jangly, and dark all at once. My fave tracks below are "Born", juxtaposing seemingly sunny pop and existential angst. "Mosaic" is another standout track, while "Green Sea" (video below) has grown on me. The low-fi music is listenable and doesn't drift into being ambient somnambulism. The lyrics are chock full of literary and philosophical references and while I wouldn't go as far as to call it beach music for the depressed, the more introspective amongst us will appreciate their offering.