Fall Back Open

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All Music Guide - David Serra
Now It's Overhead mix up a late-'80s new wave vibe with a '90s shoegaze sensibility on their record Fall Back Open, released on Saddle Creek. The first half of Fall Back Open leans more to the moody new wave of someone like Peter Murphy, Depeche Mode, or the Cure. Andy LeMaster creates dark, dramatic pop, combining layers of vocals and guitars with danceable beats, as in "Wait in Line" or the Brit-pop leanings of "Surrender." At times in the first half, the repeated song structure can make your attention wander. The last half of the record is more successful in its shoegaze direction. In tracks like "Reverse," "Antidote," and "A Little Consolation," Now It's Overhead bring ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Serra
Now It's Overhead mix up a late-'80s new wave vibe with a '90s shoegaze sensibility on their record Fall Back Open, released on Saddle Creek. The first half of Fall Back Open leans more to the moody new wave of someone like Peter Murphy, Depeche Mode, or the Cure. Andy LeMaster creates dark, dramatic pop, combining layers of vocals and guitars with danceable beats, as in "Wait in Line" or the Brit-pop leanings of "Surrender." At times in the first half, the repeated song structure can make your attention wander. The last half of the record is more successful in its shoegaze direction. In tracks like "Reverse," "Antidote," and "A Little Consolation," Now It's Overhead bring out the best qualities of '90s Brit-pop and shoegaze, harking to such bands as Spiritualized and My Bloody Valentine. Reverberated guitar washes blend against harmonized vocals and big beats. LeMaster's vocals and lyrics tend to be laid on a bit thick, but Fall Back Open's best moments push past those shaky parts. Athens, GA, local Michael Stipe and Saddle Creek labelmate Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame help out on backing vocals to add to the mood. Despite some tedious melodramatics, Fall Back Open is a decent sophomore effort from Now It's Overhead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2004
  • Label: Saddle Creek
  • UPC: 648401005820
  • Catalog Number: 58
  • Sales rank: 272,555

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wait in a Line (3:40)
  2. 2 Surrender (3:37)
  3. 3 Profile (4:27)
  4. 4 Turn & Go (3:25)
  5. 5 Fall Back Open (4:29)
  6. 6 The Decision Made Itself (3:40)
  7. 7 Reverse (5:22)
  8. 8 Antidote (5:26)
  9. 9 A Little Consolation (4:17)
  10. 10 Surrender
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Now It's Overhead Primary Artist
Michael Stipe Background Vocals
Andy LeMaster Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Sitar, Vocals, Group Member
Orenda Fink Bass, Trumpet, Background Vocals, Group Member
Maria Taylor Keyboards, Background Vocals, Group Member
Conor Oberst Background Vocals
Victor Uzur Cello
Clay Leverett Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
William Garrett Engineer
Andy LeMaster Composer, Producer, Engineer, Images
Glenn Schick Mastering
James Renfroe Video Editor
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