People's Temple, The / More For The Masses
Album:More For The Masses Collection:General
Artist:People's Temple, The Added:Jan 2013
Label:Hozac Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-02-26 Pull Date:2013-04-28 
Week Ending:Apr 28Apr 21Apr 14Apr 7Mar 31Mar 24Mar 17Mar 10

Recent Airplay
1.May 21, 2013:Home Free
Loose (Fire)
4.Apr 17, 2013:Minding The Gap
Looter's Game
2.Apr 25, 2013:Daydream Disaster
House Of Fools
5.Apr 11, 2013:Daydream Disaster
Loose (Fire)
3.Apr 20, 2013:Uncle Steve's Dance Party
6.Apr 09, 2013:Home Free
House Of Fools

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-02-22 
Fuzzy lo-fi psyched out rock & roll with a somewhat inconsistent vocal identity that sometimes verges on Brit-pop.

Second full-length LP from two sets of brothers out of Lansing, Michigan on Chicago’s Hozac Records. This album is a big ol’ reminder that guitar music is surviving these days by riding the nostalgia wave. But hey, nostalgia is fun and they definitely crank it out on this album.

No FCCs detected. Most songs have a 15 second fade out.

Side 1
1. (2:29) Punchy, carried by bass. Manly 70’s vibe, grunts.
2. (2:31) Poppy, upbeat. Changes pace about a minute in – slows down, psychs out, a scream – then back to poppy.
3. (3:23) New wave feel, but upbeat with poppy guitar. Slows down at – 0:30
4. (1:41) Harmonica, jangle. Noise outro at – 0:15
5. ** (2:13) Up-tempo garage, tambourine and piano.
6. * (2:52) Talky vocals that remind me of The Gift (VU). Ends with nonchalant, groovy psych.
7. (3:50) Slower, spacey and distorted.

Side 2
8. ***(4:44) Starts out slow, then catches a nice rhythm. Interesting buried percussion. My favorite vocal personality on the album. Starts to fade out at –0:30
9. (2:39) Mid-tempo, synth and tambourine.
10. * (2:00) Sparse, slow drum beat with an easy guitar rhythm. Prominent, but fuzzed vocals.
11. (2:59) First 20 second make you think this is going to be Incense and Peppermints psych pop but it never breaks through. Hesitant vocals. Psych licks for the last minute.
12. (3:29) This song is weird. Vocals aren’t cohesive and throw me off.
13. * (3:00) Background track with sitar, gentle but full vocals.
14. (3:14) Slow and pleasant with acoustic guitar, high-pitched and echoed vocals

Track Listing
1.More For The Masses 8.Loose (Fire)
2.Blinding City 9.(The) Forest Speaks
3.Nevermore 10.Fortune Teller
4.Texas Revisited 11.Right From Wrong
5.Looter's Game 12.One Million To One
6.House Of Fools 13.The River (Donovan's Song)
7.Restless 14.(Dark Dreams) Distant Memories