Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Two Is A Mysterious Number

So what do you do when your a band and the term post punk seems almost as run of the mill as music. Well if you're Mystery of Two, you soldier on, throw two sheets (mysterious ones of course) to the wind and crank out the tunes. And that's just what Mystery of Two have done since their first album back in 2006.

Three years later and they're still at it and their self-titled new album, finds Mystery of Two further traversing the boundaries of experimental pop, and no where is this more evident than in the masterful guitar playing of singer/guitarist Ryan Weitzel. Channeling Robert Quine (Voidoids) and Richard Lloyd (Television), Weitzel creates songs that convey a sense of urgency and immediacy, which at times evolve into turbulence's reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr.

It's quirky but excellent stuff that will remind some of David Byrne (see "Repeat It," as an example). In fact maybe the whole mystery of Mystery of Two can be traced back to the Talking Heads. Whatever the comparison or the solution, Mystery of Two should be given respect for plodding along and doing what they love and doing it so well. Post punk might be a thing of the past, but Mystery of Two prove that sometimes the best things lie there.

Download: Repeat It
Download: French Rocking Horse

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