My Brain

The My Brain EP

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Opening with "Movies, Pt. 2 (The Sequel)," the only CD from Michigan's My Brain immediately displayed a playful and heartfelt quartet hell-bent on creating lighthearted and new wave-influenced indie pop songs. The drum machine and spirited ending conclude the eccentric opening track. On "No, No More...," vocalist Geoff Pickering sings whimsically about his childhood in the '80s, including references to Commodore computers, the Teacher's Pet computer, and the video game Oregon Trail. The use of found sounds on "Bunnies" adds layers and dimension to the track. Undoubtedly, the fourth track, "Pretty," is the gem of the disc. Having also been featured on the band's debut cassette, the song features a wild keyboard by PJ Pawelek, a guitar line by Evan Smale, and a steady bass by Ryan Cady. The song also features Pickering's broken-down lyrics and the most sincerely executed vocals on the disc, adding up to the catchiest song of My Brain's career. "You Look Like Hell" is the scaled-down ballad of the collection, while "Movies, Pt. 1 (The Prequel)" showcases the quartet's tongue-in-cheek approach to songwriting. The song features the band's most creative wit and subtle instrumentation on the disc, making it a perfect album closer. The disc was recorded in August 2000 at Downscale Studios with Alvin Bahoora. Audiopants Recordings released the disc in the fall of 2000. The group disbanded soon after the album's release.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:16
2
2:17
3
3:08
4
2:05
5
2:44
6
2:46
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