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The Many Moods Of

by The National Convention

Eleven original songs that hearken back faithfully to Brill Building AM-radio gold; lush and dynamic - a modern classic.
Genre: Pop: Brill Building Pop
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1. I Can't Believe This Is Happening To Me
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2. Telephone Road
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3. Favorite Complication
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4. The Indecisice Type
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5. Virgil
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6. Local On The Eights
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7. Olympic Stadium
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8. World's Tallest Tree
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9. The Park And The Mountain
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10. '99 Is Over
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11. Twenty Dollar Guitar (The Polish Picnic Song)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, National Convention’s brainchild and songsmith Eric Poulin set out to make a record that would paint a more upbeat portrait of the oft downtrodden indie rock scene of Massachusetts. He called upon a cast of many of the area’s premiere talents to graciously lift these songs from a simple acoustic foundation to the massive, horn and piano laden pieces that you hear here. At times, National Convention will recall the lost AM radio crackle of giant 70’s fare such as King and Goffin and The Carpenters. At other times it will blast the rock polishings of 70’s giants Steely Dan. Lyrically, Eric spins a web of half fiction, half non-fiction through various characters that help relieve demons and also help the listener yearn for a lost and sweeter youth, all set within the backdrop of a wonderfully small New England setting. Recorded for well over a year in the basement of Cranberry Fields Studios in Easthampton, MA the full sound that was originally in Eric’s head when he set out with a pen and paper and six strings has been fully realized in this short and strikingly lush record.

All songs written by Eric Poulin.
Recorded by Eddie Downey at Cranberry Fields Studios.

Featuring:

Jose Ayerve (Spouse)
Mark Schwaber (eponymous, Spouse)
Matthew Hebert (Haunt, Ware River Club)
Matt Cullen (Haunt, Ware River Club, The Sighs)
J Johnson (National Carpet)
Anne Pinkerton (Nuclear Waste Management Club, Mark Schwaber)
Ken Maiuri (Spouse, Mark Schwaber, Young at Heart Chorus)
Eddie Downy (Storm the Ohio)
Jim Elliott (Red Door Exchange, Storm the Ohio, Harper)
Lori Shine (Verse Press)
Michael Wyzik (Red Door Exchange)
Stefan Cressotti (Talmo)

Similar Artists:

The Wondermints, Baby Lemonade, Lambchop, Apples In Stereo, Belle and Sebastian, The Polyphonic Spree


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jk

ok this sounds good
sounds more like tribeca to me. that\'s a compliment. was standing right next to eric after the b. wilson show - didn\'t know it. mr maiuri told me - very busy man, ken. dude, cullen is a god. this cd has the stuff you need. listen for yourself. their best is yet to come - i think.

jk

ok this sounds good
sounds more like tribeca to me. that\'s a compliment. was standing right next to eric after the b. wilson show - didn\'t know it. mr maiuri told me - very busy man, ken. dude, cullen is a god. this cd has the stuff you need. listen for yourself. their best is yet to come - i think.

Chris & the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Remarkable Alternative Pop Album
The Many Moods of The National Convention” is an upbeat alternative indie pop album from The National Convention. Each track on “The Many Moods Of” was originally written for acoustic guitar by the man behind The National Convention, Eric Poulin. With a little help from his friends, Poulin has created a solid album full of great arrangements that include horns, piano and full band. The National Convention is clearly inspired by many of the sounds of the ‘70s and combines them with alternative pop both musically and vocally to create an overall sound similar to Belle & Sebastian and Kings of Convenience. As a result, the album is full of upbeat songs, catchy lyrics and fun melodies that you won’t easily tire of. “The Many Moods of” was recorded in the basement of a Massachusetts studio; thus creating a quality of sound on the finished product that is very complimentary to the genre. “Favorite Complication” opens with a jazzy piano beat and follows with intellectually stimulating lyrics on a variety of subjects. “Local on the Eights” is an instrumental track that opens with a sort of vaudevillian piano keying and turns into a soothing musical performance by the guitarist, pianist and drummer. “The Many Moods of The National Convention” is a remarkable album with great arrangements and lyrics. It certainly brings about a longing for the return of AM radio. If you are a fan of ‘70s influenced alternative pop, give The National Convention a shot.