Title: There is A Moth In Your Chest
Mason Proper harnesses a sound that is somewhere between the unhinged power of The Pixies and the moody melodies of Radiohead. They are confident in their thrashing alternative rock riffs but they don’t just settle for guitars, there are all kinds of keyboards playfully contributing and accenting various songs; even driving them on occasion. Both “My My (Bad Fruit)” (3) and “Lights Off” (7) have a perfect mix of guitar and keyboard that never interfere with the other, they only accent and amplify. They blaze through so many styles; raw punk energy, “Mr. Charm” (9), quiet loud ballads, “The World is Smaller than You Think” (8), and even something of big beat with album closer “Blue Lips Eternal Inquiry” (13). Not bad for a bunch of guys from
On another interesting note is that these guys are playing in Syracuse over my spring break for $5. Is this fate? That this CD would fall into my lap? Who knows, but it's sweet that I can go to a good show locally for once. If you're interested check out their myspace for tour dates.