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For Lack of a Better Word...

by Popular Genius

Cleverly-crafted pop/rock, with refreshing instrumental twists adding flute, sax and even accordion. Must hear for fans of Barenaked Ladies, Guster, and Ben Folds.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Consolation Prize
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2. Girl in the Crowd
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3. Goodbye
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4. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
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5. Yet Unseen
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6. Stalemate
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7. Sunny Song
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8. Pull My Strings
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9. Laugh Out Loud
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Popular Genius is a pleasant departure from much of today's popular music. The singable songwriting, upbeat, positive sensibilities, pro-level musicianship, and surprising, refreshing instrumentation make for a unique experience that remains accessible to all listeners.

"With a grin and a swagger, these guys punch their way through jubilant indie pop tunes with well-stacked harmonies and bouncing arrangments" -Nashville Rage Magazine

This Nashville-based 5 piece has built a strong, loyal fanbase and win over new ears constantly, ranging from middle- and high-schoolers to fellow indie bands to adult listeners to professional musicians.

Popular Genius roll call:
Andrew Bissell: vocals, acoustic guitar;
Scott Van Dusen: electric guitar;
Luke Easterling: bass;
Christi Matuszak: flute, saxes, glockenspiel, accordion, etc...
Ryan Stout: drums;

"Popular Genius do it all with polish and panache, piling up kicky melodies and smart lyrics like pop music pack rats." -Nashville Scene Magazine

Colorful, unique instrumentation has only helped to compliment Popular Genius's truly original sound- not to mention signature lush background vocal harmonies which reportedly has Brian Wilson blushing with excitement!

In addition to fantastic studio work, most notably their latest release "How to be Popular", their live show has become quite a powerful draw. Known for solid musicianship, crowd interaction, and a lighthearted yet energetic atmosphere, Popular Genius delivers an unforgettable performance - not to mention intimate acoustic shows.

"With a penchant for sweet pop tunes, they perform gorgeous, lush songs, complex on many levels, proving they're more than just a catchy hook and sing-along chorus" -www.delusionsofadequacy.com

Some of the highlights:

*Shared the stage with popular national acts such as Cake, Tonic, and Jump Little Children

*Regular airplay on Nashville and regional radio

*Continually chosen as "Critic's Picks" in Nashville Scene and Nashville Rage magazines

*Named "Most Promising Nashville Band" by Nashville Scene Magazine

*Composed original theme song for Nashville's 102.9 Buzz radio program

*Represented by Wally's World of Entertainment booking agency

*Performed live on several TV programs, including Fox Mornings

*Bassist, Luke Easterling, featured in "Bass Player Magazine" July '03 issue


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Mark Bradbourne

Jellyfish-esqe
Just got the CD yesterday and I can already tell that its going to be one of my favorites. I can't help make the comparison to Jellyfish for their pop sensabilities and the tight harmonies... excellent stuff.. can't wait for the other CD to become available again.

-Mark

(Lost in America)

Cedric

Top 5 unsigned talent I've ever heard
Undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, CDs I've ever heard from an unsigned band. It is catchy and very well written. The array of instrumentation is not only broad, but well-fitting. It's difficult to use string sections, horn sections, a flute, and a saxophone effectively, but they do. If you can listen to one song, check out either "Goodbye" or "Stalemate".

Sarina

Will they ever stop being so wonderful?
This, I must say, is one of my fav cds. It's always in my player. So now I'm gonna buy another so I can have it in more then two place. This is a must have for anyone who is a fan of the illustrious group known as Popular Genius.

KrisG

Great CD! The songs are all very catchy. BUY IT!
I love the songs that Popular Genius put out. ALl their songs are very catchy and easy to sing along to. Andrew and the guys write some awesome lyrics and put some really great music to it. Where else are you gonna find a guy like Adam playing millions of random instruments? My favorite song off this album is "laugh out loud." It's not as super poppy as some of their other, but it's a great song. Great album!!

Mitzi


This CD is no less amazing than PG's first album. The clever lyrics of "Consolation Prize" and the melody of "Goodbye" are favorites of mine. PG is great- definitely the best unsigned band I've ever heard.

Jesse Miller

If you liked the last PG CD, you NEED this one!
If you liked the last PG CD, you MUST get ahold of this one! Everything is bigger, better, and well...better! The strings section gave me chills, and the horns never sounded better! Standout track is "Stalemate" for me! more! More! MORE!


For lack of a better word...splendid!
After a friend let me listen to PG, I just had to have my own copy. I really enjoy the sound and find the lyrics clever and genuine. My favorite tracks would have to be Yet Unseen and Laugh Out Loud. I wish PG good luck with their future musical endeavors. I'll be listening!

Ashlee

Can you believe the hype?
Well you should. This band has the power to enhance your musical mind ten fold. When I stumbled upon this band I was completely taken away. Their sound is laced with glorious harmonies, and melodic instrument arrangements. This band will always put you in a good mood, no matter what woes the day might bring. So if you are thirsty for music with feeling, offer your ear to Popular Genius, You will be refreshed.

Ashlee


Well you should. This band has the power to enhance your musical mind ten fold. When I stumbled upon this band I was completely taken away. Their sound is laced with glorious harmonies, and melodic instrument arrangements. This band will always put you in a good mood, no matter what woes the day might bring. So if you are thirsty for music with feeling, offer your ear to Popular Genius, You will be refreshed.

a huge fan

fantastic
absolutely, no-doubt-about-it, one-hundred percent fantastic! i love seeing them live and have been to several shows. i remember when they were but a wee little band just scratching the surface of their musicalityness. great boys in this band and that makes it even better!

three cheers for Pop G!
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