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Slow Gears

by The Mitchells

Pop-structured guitar-heavy songs that mix buzzy dissonance and bright hooks.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Still Might Happen
4:10 $0.99
2. Modern Travel
3:36 $0.99
3. R.I.
3:30 $0.99
4. For Your Winter Semi Formal
4:27 $0.99
5. Lit Doorbells
3:37 $0.99
6. Book Learning
3:46 $0.99
7. Arctic Markings
4:26 $0.99
8. Darts In The Phone
3:52 $0.99
9. Welcome Back
4:31 $0.99
10. Nostalgia Loses Hold
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
The third full length from this long standing
Massachusetts indie rock group. This time acheiving a more fluid and sometimes atmospheric sound. But never fear, the songs are still constructed from stacked odd-ball chords and tones that allow melodic glimmers and hooks to escape.

Recorded in many short bursts of activity over almost 2 years of late nights at the storied Slaughterhouse Studios (Hadley & Westhampton, MA). Mastered at Peerless Mastering Studios in Newtonville, MA.

"The Mitchells are another local outfit that's stayed the course for [over] a decade, although in the Mitchells' case the course is an angle-filled zigzag into maze land. Since their cassette debut in 1994, the guitar/bass/drums/vocals group has gotten more and more scientific, experimenting with just how discordant you can make a pop song without stripping it of its catchiness. Their guitar and bass parts duel in gentlemanly fashion, parrying and lunging, sometimes joining forces for the chorus. The band outlasted its heroes Polvo and Archers of Loaf, and has honed a truly original sound."
-Daily Hampshire Gazzette (Northampton, MA)



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Never a disappointment, these guys
I've been keeping up with these guys since I slept on Caleb's couch. Each CD they've put out has shown a cleaner, crisper sound and this is no exception. While the lyrics are often cryptic, they fit right in with the sound this band has put together. At one point they were described as something along the lines of "Geometry Rock". I don't have a source for that but it has stuck in my mind as it seems to fit quite well. Mind you, that is a good thing. When it comes to indie rock, they have it down pat.

I highly recommend these guys if you are/were a fan of The Smiths, The Cure or other moody 80's rock. They don't sound like them all that much but you can pick up the influences if you listen to music and don't just play it in the background.