Megafaun

Megafaun

by Megafaun
     
 
For their third studio album, spacy North Carolina-based, alt-country-folk trio Megafaun dial back the more progressive elements of their sound in favor of a languid, Laurel Canyon-inspired foundation that treads the middle ground between Blitzen Trapper's experimental, neo-Southern rock romancing, and

Overview

For their third studio album, spacy North Carolina-based, alt-country-folk trio Megafaun dial back the more progressive elements of their sound in favor of a languid, Laurel Canyon-inspired foundation that treads the middle ground between Blitzen Trapper's experimental, neo-Southern rock romancing, and Will Oldham's post-Palace Music infatuation with American Beauty-era Grateful Dead. While the eponymous Megafaun is far less exploratory than its predecessors, that doesn't mean that the band has forsaken its acid-folk roots. At 15 tracks, some of which clock in at over seven minutes, it's obvious that brevity is a word best left to grace the studio door mat, but outside of the Phishy, jazz-tinged "Isadora," there's little here that isn't instantly accessible. Richly textured and laden with long, cavernous harmonies, songs like "Real Slow" and "Get Right" feel lived in and highway ready, while simpler, more compact cuts such as "Resurrection" and "State/Meant" wouldn't have sounded out of place on fellow Carolina crooners the Avett Brothers' elegant I and Love and You.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2011
Label:
Hometapes
UPC:
0656605714721
catalogNumber:
57147

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Megafaun   Primary Artist
John Lilley   Saxophone
Bob Miller   Trumpet
Frazey Ford   Vocals
John Teer   Mandolin
Justin Vernon   Guitar
Lance Koehler   Horn Engineer
Brian Hooten   Trombone
Jason Scott   Woodwind
Heather McEntire   Vocals
Bradley Cook   Group Member
Phillip Cook   Group Member
Joe Westerlund   Group Member
Reggie Pace   Trombone
Mark Paulson   Violin
Toby Whitaker   Trombone
Marcus Tenney   Trumpet
Reggie Chapman   Bass Trombone
Jeremy Holt   Guitar
Paul Cook   Accordion

Technical Credits

Traditional   Composer
Megafaun   Arranger,Producer
Matt White   Horn Arrangements
BJ Burton   Producer,Engineer

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