Band Name Stagnant Pools. Released date 10 June 2014. Labels Polyvinyl Records. Music StylePost-punk. Members owning this album0.
A misstep in practically every way, Geist has Stagnant Pools taking a noisier and more simplistic approach to their music. The approach results in an ugly, cacophonous mess that not only retains the faults of its predecessor, but actually worsens those faults tenfold. The album’s sound is simply dull, hindered considerably by its terrible production. Although his vocals are equally as lifeless as the tone of the guitars, they are shoved into the foreground of the music, causing the instruments in the background to form a wall of discordant noise on songs such as Filed Down and Dots and Lines. The biggest change on this album from the band’s debut is its pacing. Each song has been slowed down, and is mostly devoid of tempo changes. The slow, boring pace Stagnant Pools have chosen to adopt only highlights the album’s most obvious issue: its repetition.
Stagnant Pools are currently out on the road with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, playing new songs from Geist each night. Check out all the dates & grab tickets on our TOUR PAGE. And finally, spend a little time with Stagnant Pools' latest single, "Intentions" below.
They released their debut in January of 2012 and they’re due to put out Geist, their sophomore record on 6/10 via Polyviny. The band’s name connotes a hazy scene, near motionless. The record’s title implies a phantom or spiritual figure. Geist certainly channels some kind of ghostly misery. You’ll hear a bit of Joy Division, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, with an undercurrent of emo. It’s a familiar dream that doesn’t always work – sometimes there’s too much going on to feel much and sometimes there’s just nothing to feel – but it’s great for any creative mind.
|B2||His Head Was Warm||3:00|
|B3||Dots And Lines||2:54|
- Copyright (c) – Polyvinyl Record Company
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polyvinyl Record Company
- Recorded At – Earth Analog
- Mastered At – Chicago Mastering Service
- Artwork [Insert] – Aaron Denton
- Mastered By – Matt Barnhart*
- Recorded By – Matt Talbott
- Songwriter, Artwork [Cover] – Stagnant Pools
NotesIncludes lyrics/credits insert and coupon for digital download.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 44110 02801 3
- Matrix / Runout (A): S-90283 PRC280-A [sideways peace sign]JW140304
- Matrix / Runout (B): S-90284 PRC280-B [sideways peace sign]JW140304
|PRC-280||Stagnant Pools||Geist (Cass, Blu)||Polyvinyl Record Company||PRC-280||US||2014|
|PRC-280||Stagnant Pools||Geist (CD, Album)||Polyvinyl Record Company||PRC-280||US||2014|