The Vision of a Dying World
"What You Are To Be You Now
Genre: indie pop, folk pop
san diego's the vision of a dying world
play pleasant folky indie pop made interesting with some flowing,
sparse compositions and the casual use of banjo, mandolin, accordian
and others. what you are to be you now become shows off
jeremy scott and jackson milgaten's impressive songwriting
abilities, and comes off as one of those records that seems more brief
and fleeting than it actually is. which is, of course, a good thing.
the band's casual sound is characterized by loose, freeform songs that
revel in melody but maintain a collective airiness. apparently these
folks have quite the little fanbase, which isn't surprising due to
their fun, clever style. "the beaver king" is a fine example of what
they've got to offer, with its loving banjo part, goofy lyrics, and
light nickel creek-esque approach. "a soul so strange"
is likely the album's best songs, and even winding interlude "the
nickel plated baby" succeeds with its enjoyable keyboard melody. this
is a strong sophomore effort from these folks; i'd like to see what
they come up with next.
the vision of a dying world's myspace
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Fun Fact: In the
"thank you's" section, The Vision thanks "the makers of
Thompson's Teeth ('the only teeth capable of eating other teeth')", a
clever reference to Futurama.
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