Monday, February 3, 2014

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk {Music Monday 25}

It's been several weeks since my last Music Monday. But that's okay...I've come to terms with the fact that this feature just won't happen every single week. Because if it did, you guys would probably get sick of hearing about The Avett Brothers. :)

But it's happening today because I've got some lovely new music to share!

It seems a lot harder (for me, anyway) to find new music that you'll like than to find new books or films. And then if you find something you think you'll like, you have to take the time to actually listen to it to decide. It's not like you're usually drawn in with pretty album art like you are with a pretty book cover. But that's sort of how I found this group. :)

When NoiseTrade sent out their weekly email, I skimmed it, like I always do. Then I saw this really pretty album cover. Seriously, this is one of the loveliest album covers I've ever seen! Everything about it appeals to me and what I like in art. And then there's the name of the group: Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk. How could I not click on that and check out their music?

Thankfully, the music definitely lived up to my expectations from the CD cover and the awesome name. :) NoiseTrade recommends it for fans of Eisley. I am an Eisley fan, but I can't say that this album reminds me too much of their music. I don't know who it sounds similar to. It's just a really pleasant, upbeat, enjoyable album...a bit pop-sounding with a folksy feel. But not too much banjo or twang, just in case that's not your thing.

Did I mention that this CD is absolutely free on NoiseTrade? Yes, free. But there's no guarantee as to how long it will be on there, so download it now if you want it. (It seems like lately NoiseTrade hasn't been leaving music on the site for as long as they used to. I've gone to find CDs and they've been taken down.)

This is probably my current favorite song from the album: the title song. I could only find a live video of it online, and it sounds a bit more rock than it does on the album, but that's okay. I love how all of the band members are pretty much staying in one spot, maybe swaying a bit, except for that one guy who is just totally doing his own thing. It makes me smile. :)


  1. I just listened to, and then downloaded the album. Love it! Somehow I must have skimmed over it in NoiseTrade's email, so thank you for the heads up. :D

    1. I'm glad you like it! :) I've been listening to it nearly nonstop for the last few days.

  2. If you're a fan of Eisley, you might also like Camera Obscura. I wouldn't exactly say they sound alike, but they definitely seem to exist in the same musical universe.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I've heard of Camera Obscura but never listened to any of their music.


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