That IS Genius
Since mp3s and other digital forms of music have become the preferred way for cats to dig their tunes, there's been much debate over whether or not the traditional album format is "dead." This is not another one of those debates. Instead, today we're going to focus on Brooklyn's Team Genius and their latest genius move. Rather than deal with the potential death album concept, they simply decided to change what the concept of an album means.
In band leader Drew Hermiller's own words:
“Basically it’s a reaction to the modern way music is consumed and listened to. The idea of an album with a focused sound and a complete statement kind of gets lost now-a-days. Everyone shuffles around, so I thought ‘why not write an album that does the same thing?’ Luckily, the band did an awesome job of keeping up with it.”What the listener gets is a bunch of tracks that stand on their own merits and can be enjoyed (or not) despite what the rest of the CD does for you. And if the first single, "Take Me Home," is any indication, it's all good. There's nothing like some Prince-like falsetto to keep a track jamming.
mp3: Take Me Home
Labels: Team Genius