If it sounds like Man’s Body are trying to be all things to all people at times, you might not be wrong. But rather than “trying,” I get the impression that they just kind of “are.”
It’s an extraordinarily grown-up album, and it works like a catharsis. Each time you listen to it, you feel physically lighter.
The album does an outstanding job of bringing home the staggering sonic and stylistic range we deny ourselves when we return too often to the same genre well.
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The quartet’s third full-length, while still capturing their orchestral essence, has a more muscular backbone, crackling with rock impulses.
“I feel like film, comedy and music go together really well. Especially in Chicago, because it’s such a big community and everyone does at least two of them.”
One of the bright sides of our recent pandemic is that it has forced many opera companies to adapt, and many of the resulting digital media productions have been wonderful.
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“The responsibility of having a drummer or a bassist would really stress me out,” says Swanberg. “My stress level compared to a traditional band, is a lot smaller, and I’m fortunate for that.”
Sunshine Boys’ CV is the music they make; it’s solid, poppy rock that never rocks too hard or too soft. It’s never too alien to not be groovy and never too familiar to sound like received wisdom.