This three-piece band is based in Gaineville, and they make acoustic folk punk music. The difference between this and what most people think of when they hear folk punk (AJJ, Ghost Mice, Defiance, Ohio and the like) is that these guys take a much more bluegrassy approach, and it ends up sounding more, for lack of a better word, authentic. This album sounds like some good ol’ boys sitting around with their ramshackle instruments, and, well, that’s what it is! Drummers need not apply to this band; acoustic guitar strumming and banjo picking abound! The next time you’re on a roadtrip, at a bonfire, or having a hoe-down, you will be prepared with an appropriate soundtrack. Get into it!
November 28, 2009
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November 24, 2009
“paul is a guy from michigan. he is friends with matty pop chart and erin tobey. spoon boy brought home a live demo and played it for me and i loved it. i wrote paul and asked him to send me a demo and a “bio” as a joke. he stayed up that night and recorded 14 songs and mailed them to me the next day. i liked them so much i wanted to release it. so here it is. 14 songs, recorded in 1 night with a guitar and paul. that’s all there is. nothing but passionate, honest songs. this album will destroy you, if you’re a human. bella says that watching paul play live feels like you are sneaking a peek at something you shouldn’t. it’s too personal. he is so intimate and pure and burning on fire.” -from Plan-It-X
Beautiful, emotional music. Definitely someone I want to see live before I die.
P.S. This album is .m4a in 128 kbps, sorry.
November 20, 2009
Intelligent acoustic pop songs, with special guests, Madeline, Hannah Jones, Matty pop chart, Chris Clavin, Erin Tobey and more. Spoonboy is also in a really great band called The Max Levine Ensemble that he started when he was in high school in the DC area. The songs of Spoonboy and TMLE share the same catchy melodies and sharp lyrics as well as the ability to make you tap your feet and sing along. This is the kind of album that won’t leave your CD player for the first week you have it.
ISSUES TACKLED: Conversation, being stuck, burning up.
OVERALL MOSHPIT: Parking lot, vans, geetar and side stepping” -from Plan-It-X
Download this if you like: folk-punk, awesome pop, vocals like Atom and His Package cause Spoonboy sounds exactly like Adam, music. You will not regret this download at all.
November 8, 2009
“Absolutely adorable anarcho-folk. That is something I feel is said all too uncommonly. Nonetheless, it is fully merited in use of this artist. I originally discovered it on the underutilized Collective Family website. Therefore this is a free album and another one of my guilt-free shares. As to the music itself, it sounds like a young man with a banjo and ultra-left literature on his mind. Perhaps it is because I am sympathetic to his political views, but it doesn’t come off as preachy, but then again I find myself singing along to blues songs about Jesus with even more vigor despite being no fan of his. The songs are about liberation and utopian ideals, or in the case of “Get Away Song” merely a display of banjo-playing skills. The whole thing is barely describable as an album at only 19 minutes, but they’re highly enjoyable and I claim good for any fan of folk, banjos, anarchy, or just cute shit. ~ spacerockmountain“
October 14, 2009
Here’s a fun little album. Some quality folk-punk, with cellos, electric guitars, and typical grunty punk-vocals. Defiance, Ohio sounds kind of like Against Me! would if they were a good band. The album’s a mere 25 minutes long, but as a tradeoff it never seems to drag in parts. It’s good from beginning to end.
October 10, 2009
“Three years in the making, Blanket Truth finally has a full length album! Released on cassette and compact disc, the music contained on the two formats are completely different recordings, with an exclusive track on each. The CD is a full band, digital 8-track recording by Tory Fiterre of Cartoon Monster and the tape is a solo, boombox recording. Exclusive artwork can be found on both formats, both designed by Stacey Hamilton (www.mystace.ca). All the best tracks from the inception of the band have been re-recorded and a bunch of brand new pop-infused baritone ukulele folk songs make up this 30 minute album. This is the ‘good stuff’.
First pressing of 500 CDs with full color artwork and 8 page, stapled booklet. Album mastered by Stereophonic, this is truly legit.” Taken from Lost Sound Tapes. Some really good pop gems here. Just a fun album.