At The Moonbase

Slaughter Beach, Dog - At The Moonbase
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didn’t love the spoken word bits but overall this is pretty good
faves:my girl, are you there, thinking of you, fell in love, van
least faves:spoken word songs
FAVORITE TRACK: Song For Oscar's



I've made it very clear in the past that Modern Baseball is probably my favorite band ever. Slaughter Beach is a band I always lump in when I think about Modern Baseball since the band is almost a sister act- half of the original band making up the indie-rock act. I knew SBD was probably gonna put something out before the end of the year. But a whole record? When I got the notification for this on bandcamp, ... read more
"Are you there?
Did patience wane?
Did you fall asleep to your four-track recording of rain?
Do you feel tame?
Do you feel insane?
Is there anyone in the audience currently living in vain?"

Only 10 seconds into the album and I am already tearing up.

Jake Ewald has been my favourite songwriter for quite some time now. His ability to portrait emotions and feelings through descriptions of objects, people or actions is just phenomenal. All of Slaughter Beach, Dog's albums tell a story. ... read more
They take influence from electic genres, like indie folk/country, spoken word, and even some showtunes. The songwriting doesn't do much for me, except on lower-register spoken word pieces like Do You Understand or Song For Oscar's - they really complement the album, and exude the best storytelling, specifically with the outro. But even if it did, some of the instruments (like the piano on Fell In Love or the drums on Jonathan) are too quiet or distant to have an impact on me. And there's ... read more
I wrote and entire review but the website crashed and it deleted so this one is much shorter, it’s a good indie rock album with pretty great songs besides the spoken word tracks dragging on a bit and you should definitely check it out by the end of the year
Favourite tracks: Are you there, Thinking of you, A Modern lay, Fell in love
Least favourite track: Do you understand?
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Track List

  1. Are You There
  2. Do You Understand (What Has Happened To You)
  3. My Girl
  4. Jonathan
  5. Thinking Of You
  6. A Modern Lay
  7. At The Moonbase
  8. Fell In Love
  9. Song For Oscar's
  10. Van Morrison
  11. Notes From a Brief Engagement (at the Boot & Saddle)
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Added on: December 23, 2020