Remain in Ether
Not bad. Three guys, good hooks, interesting lyrics, all the ingredients for a band that may make it to the top. The arrangements are simple enough to catch your ear the first time through but have enough depth to keep you interested and finding nuances with each subsequent listen. Greg Preston plays guitar and sings, with a clear, engaging voice, bringing out the inner existence of songs like “Country Under Canada” and “Move While the Door is Open.” There’s always a drummer, of course, and Marc Berrong keeps up a steady, if yeomanly, beat. Tim Baier wraps up the trio with bass and guitar duties. It’s not for dancing, but rather for philosophizing in a friendly, bohemian atmosphere. These guys have the coffeehouse intellectual look of a really good college town bar band, and with their pleasantly clever lyrics, they should be a part of your record collection, today. I know they are in mine.
Morphius Records: www.morphius.com