Megafaun

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • Label: Hometapes
  • UPC: 656605714721
  • Catalog Number: 57147
  • Sales rank: 181,799

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Real Slow (4:52)
  2. 2 These Words (3:26)
  3. 3 Get Right (8:31)
  4. 4 Hope You Know (4:38)
  5. 5 Isadora (3:24)
  6. 6 Second Friend (3:00)
  7. 7 Resurrection (4:24)
  8. 8 Kill the Horns (2:08)
  9. 9 Scorned (3:19)
  10. 10 Serene Return (2:05)
  11. 11 You Are the Light (4:13)
  12. 12 State/Meant (3:23)
  13. 13 Postscript (2:37)
  14. 14 Everything (4:10)
  15. 15 [Untitled] (7:30)
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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
Jeff Lipton Mastering
Traditional Composer
Megafaun Arranger, Producer
Matt White Horn Arrangements
BJ Burton Producer, Engineer
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