In Ghostlike Fading

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As an indie rock outfit with heavy debts to classic rock, My Best Fiend is like no other band Warp Records has signed. While the pioneering electronic label has dipped its toe in rock waters from time to time with bands like Battles, Pivot, Born Ruffians, and Maximo Park, all of those groups had some quirks or experimental tendencies that made their affiliation with Warp a bit more understandable. My Best Fiend, on the other hand, is so relatively straightforward that it makes them somewhat revolutionary in the label's context. In Ghostlike Fading is a low-key debut, full of mellow, worn-in songs replete with extended jams, guitar maelstroms, and harmonicas -- in other ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
As an indie rock outfit with heavy debts to classic rock, My Best Fiend is like no other band Warp Records has signed. While the pioneering electronic label has dipped its toe in rock waters from time to time with bands like Battles, Pivot, Born Ruffians, and Maximo Park, all of those groups had some quirks or experimental tendencies that made their affiliation with Warp a bit more understandable. My Best Fiend, on the other hand, is so relatively straightforward that it makes them somewhat revolutionary in the label's context. In Ghostlike Fading is a low-key debut, full of mellow, worn-in songs replete with extended jams, guitar maelstroms, and harmonicas -- in other words, it may be a little too traditional for some Warp fans. However, just because My Best Fiend aren't doing anything radically new doesn't mean they don't have their merits. If their songs feel familiar, it's mostly in a good way, with shades of Tom Petty's earnestness popping up on some songs "Jesus Christ," "One Velvet Day" and Velvet Underground drones on others "Higher Palms," "Odvip". On the album's finest moments, such as the title track, there's a narcotic glow that elevates My Best Fiend above their influences, but on the whole, In Ghostlike Fading is more warm and pleasant than riveting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2012
  • Label: Warp Records
  • UPC: 801061022426
  • Catalog Number: 10224
  • Sales rank: 329,581

Album Credits

Performance Credits
My Best Fiend Primary Artist
Damian Genuardi Group Member
Danny Bensi Cello
Shannon Funchess Vocals
Anni Rossi Viola, Vocals
Sasha Vine Violin, Vocals
Christiana Key Violin
Paul Jenkins Group Member
Leah Cary Vocals
Kristopher Lindblade Group Member
Joseph Noll Group Member
Frederick Coldwell Group Member
Technical Credits
Joe Lambert Mastering
Matt Boynton Producer, Engineer
My Best Fiend Composer, Producer
Leif Podhajsky Artwork
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