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
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.
1. On The Mountain
3. Buried In The Sound
4. Goodbye Or Goodnight
6. There Was A Hurricane
7. She Can Reach
8. Sentences & Paragraphs
9. The Man Who Pleased
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