Monday, February 24, 2014

MP3 REVIEW: Anna “Anna” (Howlin' Banana Records)

                Judging a book by its cover can be a funny thing, just like judging music based on its album cover can be.  Here we have an album called “Anna” by a band called Anna and a female on the cover you would assume was in fact Anna, but this is a far cry from, say, Selena. 

                Though there are some experimental electronic parts here, this has a lighter overall feel to it, mostly in an acoustic sort of way.  It could be Daniel Johnston covering the Flaming Lips, or vice versa, but also brings out classics like Pink Floyd and the ever so slightest bit of Zeppelin. 

                Along with the classic rock bits, there are some psychedelic moments and I find myself clapping along to the song “Lamb”, which has a Beatles/STP vibe to it.

                I’m pretty sure that the song  “Haircut” pulls out some lines from Nirvana’s “I Hate Myself and Want to Die” (Can you hear it?) and overall this is just fun to listen to in a Pixies way.  Garage at times, rockabilly even to some extent, the songs also can be instrumental which I do enjoy.   And then in the end, only fittingly, it just sort of cuts off.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! Got to dig deeper into this.