Saturday, 13 August 2016

Ages and Ages - They Want More

     1.    Who are these wonderful people?

      Ages and Ages are an inspirational indie folk/choral pop band from Portland, Oregon. They Want More (June’16) is the lead single from Ages and Ages' third album Something To Ruin (August’16). 

     2. What's They Want More sound like? 

     They Want More is a slow burning acoustic number with a foot tapping beat. A low key treasure with a singalong chorus.

     3. Who do Ages and Ages sound like? 

     The Mowglis, Great Lake Swimmers and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes. Ages and Ages were compared to Foster The People, Polyphonic Spree and Vampire Weekend by The Guardian. 

     4. What have the esteemable members of the press corps said about They Want More?

“Simple song-writing that cuts through the clutter of the current music scene” – NM Matters. 

“An introspective pop gem” – NPR.

“A spirited song with the band’s signature harmonies” – Paste Magazine.

     5. Which bands have inspired Ages and Ages? 

     No knowledge. But one might feel music from The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel or The Byrds may have influenced them. 

    6. Why should I give They Want More a whip around the ears? 

     At three and a half minutes the unaccompanied vocals build up to the chorus as the instruments drop in. Divine. 

    7. Do Ages and Ages have any more great songs?

     Diversionary (Do The Right Thing) is the band's break out track, a killer campfire classic, a song that should be prescribed school curricula. No Nostalgia keeps up the theme. 

    8. Any last words compadre?

     The new album Something To Ruin was recorded at Isaac Brock’s studio (formerly of Modest Mouse).

     Something To Ruin was inspired by a visit to Central America and seeing native ruins being reclaimed by nature and speaks to the consequences of commercial interests and frivolous consumption. 

“Often we discover just exactly what it’s worth”

The Mowgli's are an effervescent indie folk rock band from Calabasas, California. Evolving out of a musical collective in 2010 the band have three rousing long players on their roll of honor. The Mowgli's are influenced by Grouplove, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and their sunny, care-free Californian environment. The Great Divide (2013) is from The Mowgli's second album Waiting For The Dawn (2013) and is chippy, choral, indie pop at it's best. In Your Speakers described the album as "uplifting power pop and sing-along folk that endears them to misty-eyed optimists searching for an upbeat message." Get some happy.

“They say the west is home to reason,

So that’s where I’ve gone”


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