MANDATE OF HEAVEN, THE: Mark Music: CD

Jul 29, 2013

Had to do a wee bit o’ searching around to find out a little about this band. They appear to have been around long enough to release ten albums, including this, their latest. Tracked primarily by multi-instrumentalist Greg Pier, the songs here are for the most part quirky indie rock that would’ve easily garnered airplay on like-minded stations more than a decade ago. What I read about ‘em leads me to believe this album showcases ‘em with their sound toned down a bit, which if true is unfortunate because what’s left, while well written, lacks much in the way of edge or urgency. Still, while I’m not all that impressed with this, I am interested in poking around in their back catalog to see what I might find lurking there.

 –jimmy (mandateofheaven.bandcamp.com)

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