Grownass Man

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Grownass Man, the debut from longtime friends Justin Vernon Bon Iver, Phil Cook Megafaun, and Brian Moen Peter Wolf Crier, finds the indie folk heroes/steadfast Wisconsinites morphing into a surprisingly competent blues-rock trio. Far removed from the troglodyte roots rock of Kings of Leon and the slick, overdriven, R&B-kissed alt-rock of the Black Keys, the Shouting Matches seem to have no actual agenda other than spending the afternoon in the basement playing as loud as possible and then remembering to clear off the cans of beer from the tops of their amps before packing them in the van for the gig later. Vernon's ubiquitous falsetto, which made such an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Grownass Man, the debut from longtime friends Justin Vernon Bon Iver, Phil Cook Megafaun, and Brian Moen Peter Wolf Crier, finds the indie folk heroes/steadfast Wisconsinites morphing into a surprisingly competent blues-rock trio. Far removed from the troglodyte roots rock of Kings of Leon and the slick, overdriven, R&B-kissed alt-rock of the Black Keys, the Shouting Matches seem to have no actual agenda other than spending the afternoon in the basement playing as loud as possible and then remembering to clear off the cans of beer from the tops of their amps before packing them in the van for the gig later. Vernon's ubiquitous falsetto, which made such an impact on Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, is all but vanquished on Grownass Man, appearing for only a few brief moments on the soulful, slow-burn closer "I Need a Change," and replaced elsewhere by a meaty, gritty croon that can go from stoic and pained to Stax-fueled howl in a matter of seconds. The band keeps things refreshingly simple, whether storming through the gates of hell, as is the case on the Physical Graffiti-era Led Zeppelin-kissed "Heaven Knows" not a cover of Robert Plant's quasi-mystical 1988 stadium jam of the same name, or basking in the glow of the savior amidst the church organ-driven, gospel shuffle of "New Theme," and while they don't always land the punch square in the face like a lot of blues instrumentals, the meandering "Three Dollar Bill" isn't half as fun to listen to as it probably was to play, they never miss their mark.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2013
  • Label: Middle West
  • UPC: 789577705326
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 42,000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Avery Hill (2:24)
  2. 2 Gallup, NM (5:33)
  3. 3 Heaven Knows (3:35)
  4. 4 Mother, When? (2:27)
  5. 5 Seven Sisters (2:40)
  6. 6 Milkman (3:20)
  7. 7 New Theme (4:17)
  8. 8 Three Dollar Bill (3:27)
  9. 9 I'll Be True (2:43)
  10. 10 I Need a Change (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Shouting Matches Primary Artist
Justin Vernon Group Member
Brian Moen Group Member
Phil Cook Group Member
Technical Credits
Richard Dodd Mastering
Brian Joseph Engineer
Zach Hanson Engineer
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