Monday, December 30, 2013
Mavis Gary - Pin Me Up
Mavis Gary is Trick Mammoth's Adrian Ng, vocalist, guitarist and a songwriting talent. Frankly, the young Dunedin musicians such as Ng, Millie Lovelock (Astro Children; Trick Mammoth) and Sam Valentine (Trick Mammoth; Males) are so prolific I don't know which projects are side/solo projects and which are the primary effort. Perhaps trying to analyze it in such fashion is simply a fault of my own and such rankings aren't relevant to the artists. In any case, Ng has gathered of his ten sparkling lo-fi guitar pop nuggets in Pin Me Up. The album features layered vocals, sweet chord progressions and haunting melodies. There is a good bit of jangling guitar and a dose of glam and sunshine. You can sample three tracks below and stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link.
Adrian has made the album available for download for "name your price". If you give him a bit of money it may help him write more songs, and I think that is a good thing.