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Keep In Mind Frankenstein

Grand Archives

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Album Review

Grand Archives' second album reprises the sound of their 2008 debut, from the emphasis on rich vocal harmonies to the leisurely strum of their instruments. Founding member Ron Lewis left the lineup several months before this album's release, choosing to blaze a slightly livelier path with the Shins instead. Even so, the band sounds remarkably unchanged throughout Keep in Mind Frankenstein, whose track list makes room for intimate numbers as well as faster, campfire-worthy tracks. As before, Grand Archives sound best whenever the members' voices are combined, and they stack their harmonies high on songs like "Silver Amongst the Gold" and "Oslo Novelist." "Lazy Bones" stands out as perhaps the most moving number, with ambient guitar noise and keyboard drones providing a gorgeous setting for the vocals, while "Siren Echo Valley (Part 2)" abandons vocals altogether, focusing instead on the band's ability to create an instrumental track worthy of spaghetti western cinema. There are small diversions from the formula, of course — a Theremin shows up during several tracks, and Sera Cahoone duets with Mat Brooke on the sadly beautiful "Siren Echo Valley (Part 1)" — but Frankenstein is essentially the companion CD to 2008's Grand Archives.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful

This album will be the sountrack of Fall 09, unbelievably beautiful. Mat Brookes talent for lyrics and story telling is something music seemed to forget. So far, the whole album is my favorite song.

best album ever!!!!!!!

this is the most underated album I ever heard its up there with m.ward post war and micah p hinson baby and the and satelite,some day maybe people will truly recognize great music when they hear it.this is beyond great!

Biography

Formed: 2006 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Although their audience never extended beyond a small cult following, the Seattle indie folk band Carissa's Wierd (yes, that's how they spelled it) helped pave the way for a number of acoustic bands partially inspired by British and American folk-rock of the '60s and '70s, from Joanna Newsom to the Decemberists. Splitting suddenly in 2003 after an eight-year tenure, the group splintered into several factions. Singer Jenn Ghetto started the lo-fi D.I.Y. project S, drummer Sera Cahoone opted for an...
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