- The Other Side
- Fenced In
- Found Out
- Dispersion of Will
- Calling for Kings
- Marie Antoinette
- Stars and Flags
- Up With the Sun
After Countless Fortnights of Recording at a Glacial Pace
Songs as Timeless Today as They Were in the Century Past
Alchemical Sounds Drawn Out by Force of Will
Plain Sweeping Themes for the Unprepared ...
Monroe Mustang, The Imaginary Band, Regretfully Declines
From Norman, Oklahoma, via Austin, Texas, Monroe Mustang takes a long time to do anything. Their new album, Monroe Mustang, The Imaginary Band, Regretfully Declines, is the product of home recording sessions spanning more than a decade. The material, recorded onto sticky tape and rust, then converted into ones and zeroes, has been reworked, lost, found, and duct-taped back together to intoxicating effect. The layers of grit and grime add a hazy dreamlike quality to timeless songs with the strange familiarity of a lost recording from a band that time forgot.
All five members, Brian Barry, Taylor Holland, Christopher Linnen, Michael Linnen, and Jason Stout, share singing and songwriting duties while rotating instruments -- both onstage and in their home studio. It's been said that if you were to gun down two or three members of the band – regardless of who was taken out – you would end up with the better half. Sonically speaking, you can't help but think that Monroe Mustang's "epic, post-psychedelic" meanderings have been around since the early 70s. This is headphone music for aficionados of adventurous, woozy, classic rock and the space where pop veers toward the strange. An excellent antidote for hurting heads. Best administered when somnambulant sounds are most desired.
Monroe Mustang, The Imaginary Band, Regretfully Declines is the band's fifth release, following I Am the Only Running Footman (Emperor Jones, 2000), De Avonden (Jagjaguwar, 1999), The Elephant Sound (Jagjaguwar, 1999), and the band's debut, Plain Sweeping Themes for the Unprepared (Trance Syndicate, 1998).
This album is a digital-only release.
(JAG078 released: 04/08/08)