"Beautified for Sound"
Genres: indie pop, lo-fi, indie rock
1200 Braddock Place, Suite #202
May 26 - Jun 1 2003
in Chicago in 1996, Masked Superstar named themselves after the
infamous masked wrestler of the same name. Since then, they've
released countless EPs and a few full albums to boot. Beautified
for Sound is their latest effort, and it offers a nice taste of
their often-goofy pop sound.
Masked Superstar's music has a very diy, homemade aesthetic
that will certainly appeal to like-minded listeners. "Hang
On Sloppy," for example (not a cover of "Hang On Sloopy,"
if that's what you're thinking), is a deliciously catchy pop tune with
an extremely lo-fi recording style. "The Christmas
Pie" is also very infectious, with a wonderful repeated
chorus and some juicy guitar work, as well as a nice touch of violin
to top things off. While not all of the tracks are winners, it
must be said that a large portion of this CD is really good, and lo-fi
indie pop fans would be well-advised to pick this disc up.
16 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2002]