"We Are All Legend"
Genre: Americana folk pop, lo-fi
This is the third release from Quiet Bears
and I'm beginning to think I've missed out. Recorded in the isolation
afforded by Iowa's winter months, this laidback lo-fi folk/ambient
affair makes for perfect night-at-home material. Songwriter Johnnie
Cluney creates rich songs of domestic Americana that recall the
starlight melodies of Modest Mouse's soft tracks. Spacey
interludes and refrains pad the gaps between We Are All Legend's
four main songs. The weary title-track is the best song on this
record, with its springy, distant guitar part and haunting yet warm
melody. Imagine a cowboy with a guitar below a swirling, purple night
sky. "One Hundred Flashlights," meanwhile, reminds me of the
self-titled Flying Canyon record, as does rolling "Like
Wolves". Finally, "Keep It Secret" closes the disc off in a trodden,
restful state. (Too) short and sweet, We Are All Legend is a
superb EP that anyone will enjoy.
quiet bears live!
Fun Fact: Quiet
Bears' hometown, Davenport, Iowa, is home to the world's first
chiropractic school in the world. It was founded in 1897 and is known
in the chiropractic world as "The Fountainhead" due to its tremendous
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