Thursday, January 7, 2010

Album Review: The Very Foundation Is Very Good

Album Review: The Very Foundation Is Very Good

The Very Foundation

This Restless Enterprise

It's easy to label The Very Foundation's latest release, This Restless Enterprise, as a break-up album. Each song is intricately laced with an intimate and brutal honesty about the destruction of a relationship, while at the same time giving voice to the binge-fueled return to the land of the non-monogamous.

It would be easy to call it a break-up album, but it's not. It's 10 times more than that.

This Restless Empire is the type of album that makes you want to drink one beer too many and say something you might regret. From brassy anthems of one night stands (“Runaway to Tokyo”) to blistering anti-ballads (“Feel Anything,” with one of the best opening riffs of the year), The Very Foundation has it, gritted teeth and all.

Oh, and they go all super group on us with appearances from members of The Decemberists, Blind Pilot, Oh Darling, Blue Horns, The Spooky Dance Band and Blue Skies For Black Hearts.

The band celebrates their album release on December 1st. You can check them out live at Langano Lounge on December 4th at 9:30 p.m. (21 and over...and FREE), or at the always dependable Music Millennium on December 6th at 5:00 p.m.

- Pat Moran

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