The full length debut from Oakland duo, Upside Drown. Taking retro pop and bringing it into the metaphysical--imagery of magic and nature disguised as catchy love songs, fairytales and mythology as piano ballads. Nine songs too good to easily fit in your hands (bigger than that).
Featuring members of Silver Shadows, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Twig Palace, The Mumlers, La Dee Da, and Tall Grass.
Mastered by Evan Hashi.
"Mood Music is sparse on the surface, but scrutiny reveals an intricate weaving of sound. Staccato guitar and bass bounce against each other to form screwball harmonies while the stop-and-start rhythms keep you off balance. It's sort of a combination between the jazz-inspired complexity of fIREHOSE and vocal stylings that faintly remind me of Dirty Projectors. There's something I can't quite put my finger on that makes the sound instantly infectious" -Half-Gifts
"This duo creates a sympathetic resonance that rings through the listener gut, amplifying their hunger for more of their music. The music of Upside Drown quenches the human soul through their subtle complexity." -fiusm.com
"Mood Music is a gloom folk wonderland just garage enough to get the heavy homies at the show bobbing their heads up and down...Think a softer Grass Widow with a wider palette." -Cassette Gods
released 24 August 2012