|Maine, The / Lovely Little Lonely|
|Add Date:||2017-04-27|| ||Pull Date:||2017-06-29|| |
|Week Ending:||28 May||21 May||7 May||30 Apr|
!!! The Maine is my favorite band ever !!! Five best friends from Phoenix, AZ make heart-on-sleeve pop rock that’s equal parts Third Eye Blind and Ryan Adams. At their recent SF show frontman John Cornelius O’Callaghan V brought a local dad onstage to sing along to a song called “Girls Do What They Want”. Driving drum sequences, riffs, and John’s raspy Arizonian drawl define this windows-down masterpiece in friendship and nostalgia. Love!|
Related: Third Eye Blind, Ryan Adams, The Replacements, @johnmaine
1. (3:13) Don’t Come Down—Cheerful, dynamic. Nice breather towards the end.
2. (3:10) **** Bad Behavior—Total jam! Bright chord progressions, punchy vox, so terribly catchy.
3. (0:34) Lovely—Instrumental interlude. Synths, soft percussion, wordless vox.
4. (3:23) **** Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu—Driving, relentless, beautiful.
5. (3:07) **** Taxi—More subdued, acoustic. Builds into a gorgeous slow jam.
6. (3:02) *** Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23)—Serious Third Eye Blind inspiration here. Incredibly driving and infectious. Huge sound.
7. (1:13) ** Little—Dreamy nostalgic interlude. Clouded vox and acoustic guitars lead into the next track (play together).
8. (3:30) **** The Sound of Reverie—Best track! Impassioned vocal delivery, chillingly-good 90s-inspired chorus.
9. (1:40) Lost in Nostalgia—Meditative bass-driven track. Dreamy keys, hazy vox.
10. (4:33) *** I Only Wanna Talk to You—Tribute to the more emo side of Third Eye Blind/Replacements. Solemn acoustic guitars, vox, very earnest.
11. (2:32) Lonely—Moody, weightless interlude.
12. (4:22) *** How Do You Feel?—Strong drum intro, great vocal delivery. Slowly pounding drums/bass close things out.