Tuesday saw the Montclair-based Those Mockingbirds release Fa So La, the follow up to the band’s 2010 debut EP No Symmetry.
Complete with four genre hopping anthems caressed by a pair of ghostly, minimalist, instrumental bookend pieces, this record was composed for the attention deficient music enthusiast. The section of scorched, metal-dressed, terrain (Coast To Coast) careens downhill like a magma flow before crashing into the more subdued waters, some lovely and pleading (Don’t Stray), others harmoniously sinister and violin infused (The Bloodiest Gums), and one particular body possessing a made for stadiums chorus (We’re Animals), which churn together before solidifying into one of SIMGE’s favorite EPs of the year…Fa So La.
The five-piece Indie-Rock collective has opted to release this beast into the wild as a free download with digital liner notes, song lyrics, and a bonus track. You can get all of it here.