Light had something to prove -- and it revitalized muscular wankery. But Free So Free, the sophomore Mascis + Fog release, is much more -- for lack of a better word -- free. Free from expectations, even somewhat free from familiarity. And while there's no reinventing the croaking comfort of Mascis' weathered vocals, his increasingly crisp, fluid fretwork is framed here in wider emotional arrangements.
"Freedom" hurtles choppily through wah-wah riffs. "If That's How It's Gotta Be" and "Someone Said" gently glide on open-ended acoustics. Wurlitzer chimes on "Everybody Lets Me Down"; synths bubble on "Tell the Truth" and "Outside." And the sludgy squeals of the plodding title track may be Mascis' most Neil Young-esque track to date.
Had such a great time at this show. Came solely for Rodriguez, but stuck around…
An absolutely delightful evening. The audience was extraordinarily attentive for Atlanta.
Thank you Brian for adding some music to our day!
oydave, Faun and a Pan Flute is playing on 7/6 at 529 and 7/10 at…
"too far away"
from what ? i'm like a mile away from this :^)