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Album Wed Jan 16 2008

My My My, Have We Traveled Back in Time?

My My My, a chill local band that released this past fall their new album, Conjugation Nation, is self-described as sounded like “The Shins fronted by Cat Stevens.” This is wrong. While likely never going to share a stage with Jimmy Hendrix or end up on a Garden State reincarnation soundtrack, My My My would find a very appropriate place among big names had they put out this album ten years ago. The album is carried by upbeat alt-pop and happy crooning evident that the members really like to feel good about their music and want you to feel good about it, too. There is a twist of Jimmy Eat World in their lyrics and a dash John Mayer in their G-A-D guitar lines. And with various riffs that evoke an essence of Belle and Sebastian, it is evident that My My My wants to do more with their sound, but can’t break out of the comfortable formula that worked so well for Third Eye Blind and Everclear. They unsuccessfully drift from this standard alt-rock sound in songs such as “Stallion” and “Chemistry is for Lovers”, and have twelve too many “Oh’s”, “Whoa’s”, and “Na Na Na’s”, but that doesn’t mean you can deny the infectious catchy-ness when they hit it spot on in songs such as “See-Thru” and “Sadder at the Seams”. '90s alt-rock is good and over, and I doubt My My My is trying to dig it up again. They’re just trying to make fun music that is so forgotten about in our strictly serious sense of indie rock these days. Conjugation Nation makes you remember those naïve days when music was just good, no strings attached.

My My My will be playing this Friday, Jan 18th @ The Note
Show starts at 9, they go on at 10
Performing with Project Ultra, The Help Desk, and Meryll. 21 +

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