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5 Popes

by My Education

Trying to pigeonhole the music of Austin's My Education is akin to trying to stuff a pigeon in a hole: the sound is calamitous, there's movement all around, the frenzied beating of wings against wall, and somewhere something is pumping out blood.
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1. concentration waltz
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2. lesson 3
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3. nightrider meets the waterfall
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4. deep cut
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Trying to pigeonhole the music of Austin's My Education is akin to trying to stuff a pigeon in a hole: the sound is calamitous, there's movement all around, the frenzied beating of wings against wall, and somewhere something is pumping out blood. There's great beauty as well, counter pointing the seeming chaos, and flowing like a mercury tear into the emptiness inside. Vocals were never necessary to begin with, and even Phil Spector couldn't envision a wall of sound this gorgeous. Formed in 1999 featuring former and current members of Stars of the Lid, ultrasound, and Cinders, the seven-piece My Education is an instrumental hybrid: part space-rock cacophony, part punk rock sonic wipeout, and part ambient bad trip. Founding members Brian Purington, Eric Gibbons, and Sean Seagler left "dirty, nasty" San Angelo, TX, behind in 1999, relocating in Austin, TX, and promptly found themselves frightening clubgoers with their unique yet unsettling sound, and eventually recorded a two-track 7" at former 16 Deluxe snakepit/recording studio The Bubble with vocalist Joe Covington. Covington was later sacked to make room for larger mike stands, and with the addition of keyboardist Kirk Laktas, viola player James Alexander, violinist Travis "T-BONE" Weller, and second, taller guitarist Chris Hackstie, assumed their current line-up, usual suspects all.


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Jeremiah Dowd

It's musical yin and yang of power and clarity
It's like you're caught in a tornado of Starflyer 59 and melodious Radiohead tracks. I would have given it 5 stars were it not for the short lenthg (36+ mins) It has the potential to blow you away.

Lisa Lou

Can't wait for the new album
Some Eastern European and Russian classical composers, Glen Miller, Stan Kenton, late 50's/early 60's Miles Davis projects (like "Sketches of Spain"), the and the Cure's "Disintegration" all have an indefinable, cascading symphonic "wall of sound." So does 5 Popes. I am not typically a listener of modern alternative/rock. But these guys execute something timeless and visceral. This album in total was for me a bit too similar from beginning to end. But it great for the first, and I can't wait to hear what they do next. Thanks for wowwing me.