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The Station Myth
The Station Myth
(self-released)
www.thestationmyth.com


How many Daniels does it take to produce a good album? Well, in the case of The Station Myth….it takes 4. There's: Daniel Bellury on bass and guitar, Daniel Fickle on guitar and keys, Daniel Ryan on guitar and vocals, and Daniel Whitt on drums.

Now, put aside the fact that all your band members having the same name is slightly confusing. Moreover, you'll see that their first self-titled album came out clear as day. The Station Myth is one of those albums that make you question: What kind of music is this? Where do these guys come from? Did they only audition members if their name was Daniel? Well, I don't know the answer to the latter question, but the other two I can help out. They hail from New York and this is their first album... But, already they've shown they have something good going on. When you try to categorize The Station Myth, you can't quite place a finger on just one genre, and rightly so. First off they are definitely Indie, which by the definition of today can mean multiple things. "Indie" could be defined as simply a band operating independently or not associated with a major label. However, then "Indie Rock" describes a type of music normally being alternative in nature and containing electric guitars, live drums, and vocals. Comparing to bands like: Eisley and The Fray, you find similarity in both styles and label status. Secondly, TSM can obviously be classified as "Experimental", with the vocals being almost digitized and the keys giving out a type of synthesized quality. In the end, they're also very "Rock". There's a reason they have drums and a bass and don't just let the computer do all the work, they want you to really jam. In the song "Sentences and Paragraphs", you finally get that toe-tapping, head bopping sound that is classic for "Rock" songs.

So, the next time you're in NYC and you have a chance, try to check out The Station Myth and their new album. Or, sit down with Dan, Dan, Dan, or Dan for a little while, I'm sure they have quite an interesting story to tell. Because, it's obvious that their music does.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. On The Mountain
2. Cinema
3. Buried In The Sound
4. Goodbye Or Goodnight
5. Digger
6. There Was A Hurricane
7. She Can Reach
8. Sentences & Paragraphs
9. The Man Who Pleased
10. Atlas


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