Remnose is a band from Detroit, MI that recently released an impressive album entitled For the Birds. On this album the band plays as a three-piece comprised of Marlon Morton, Carson Morton and Vince Bashi. The songs are just made up of two guitars, bass and vocals and the band proves they have no need for a drummer although their next album includes the addition of one.
The guitar work is exceptional on almost every song and the vocalist has an aesthetically pleasing voice. They deliver a consistently enjoyable array of melancholy, alt-country style folk that is easy on the ears. The songs are dreamy and drip with solace as the warm reverb washes over you.
The album starts off with “Passing Thing” which envelops you in a style that is indicative of the rest of the album. You can feel the emotion the vocalist has and the guitars and bass reinforce the nostalgia and melancholy. The same could be said for the next song “Beehive” which is a certified highlight. I thought the vocal melody was one of the most infectious and memorable on the album.
As the album progresses it continues to deliver the goods. The country/folk appeal of “No Future” is undeniable while “Treecloud” manages to find a beauty behind the sadness. “Trashy” is the only song that attempts to rock out in any manner and they do it quite successfully.
The band really did a great job at making a uniform album that you can listen to from beginning to end. There weren't any songs that were noticeably better than others which I thought that was a good thing. I hope they don’t stray too far from this sound on their next release with a drummer because what they going on with For the Birds is certainly unique.
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