FINFANGFOOM: Monomyth: LP

I was all set to have a field day bagging on this CD because of the doofy band name and indie rock yuppie record label, but it’s pretty damn pleasant. The vocals are passionate and engaged without being overwrought and the echoing guitars are spacious and pretty. They include keys, vibes, and weird percussion in ways that vary the arrangements without making the new instruments sound tacked on. That said, there really isn’t a whole lot going on here. It brings me back to my early impressions of indie rock, as a skate rat in the first half of the ‘90s, when I would have said, “This sounds like boring college guys ripping off Sonic Youth.” That still holds.

 –CT Terry (Lovitt)