artist: Munny & the Cameraman
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Philadephia’s Munny & the Cameraman released their self-titled debut disc this past fall. October 8th to be exact…and we missed it. How in the heck did we miss it? Time to fire the Research Department. Wait. That would be me. Ok…bad idea. Let’s focus on the positives here shall we? We shall.
Regardless of how long it’s taken for us to hear this disc, it’s been well worth the wait. As I hit play on the mp3 player, the opening track entitled “Tattoos” begins and immediately captures my attention with quasi-military style drum cadence. Next the guitars add a sparkling layer of texture that meshes will with the warm bass and vocals which resonate with unmistakeable clarity and melody. “Start a revolution maybe, you’ll feel better inside.” I thought indie-folk was all about the love? “Revolutions” showcases earthy vocals set against a shuffle like tempo on the drums and echoed by guitar and bass. I really like the flow of this song. The same can be said about “We All Wanted Something,” as M & the C ditch the rhythm section and rely solely on the interplay of voice and guitar. Nice.
This is one of those albums that one could imagine hearing while sitting in solitary at a local coffee shop. You’d notice it right away, then you’d stop to listen just for a second and before you know it you are lost in thought as your mind switches over to autopilot. Take my advice, don’t fight it…just enjoy the ride.