I Could've Had a Rustic Pagoda

Modern Bison - I Could've Had a Rustic Pagoda
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September 18, 2006 / Release Date
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Math Rock / Genres
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Interesting to see where (half of) Everything Everything got their start. There is a few solid riffs here and there are spots I genuinely enjoy, but overall it is a pretty decent little EP, not anything amazing but not totally useless either.


This project has a huge Slint influence, I found it a lot more accessible than something like Spiderland though of course. Regardless, I think the riffs are catchy the sound is a little uninspired but the writing and especially the rythm of this album is really cool.


Maybe this would have had more of an impact if it had been given a proper wide release, but as it is in 2020, it's kinda generic by Math-Rock standards. Really glad that Everything Everything formed after this and went in the direction they did!

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Track List

  1. Draw Swords
  2. Matches
  3. Battered Cod
  4. L’Homage
  5. (Got My) Sealegs (Back)
  6. The Glassblower
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Added on: February 9, 2020