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Music Review: Vengeance And All Its Friends by Lion In The Mane | Pop Song | Stream free | Spotify | Apple Music


08-08-2019 15:36 GMT

Indie Music Reviews (August 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by Lion In The Mane on Spotify | Apple Music

Lion In The Mane
"Vengeance And All Its Friends"

I can't believe it's pop music

Everyone knows too much MTV is bad for you. It's like listening to the Cookie Monster yell out "cookie!", "cookie!", "me eat cookie", "me want more cookie" all day while simultaneously watching him munch on more cookies than Kanye West after a relapse (and then realising he was talking about "the good cookies" - with the milk on top, not on the side). It's like throwing the UK's Shagger of the Year, Russell Brand into the pool at an 18 year old's birthday party at Spring Break and expecting him not to eat his way out. To cut a long story short, it's nothing short of soft porn and no one knows what the hell any of the artists featured are singing about or if they are any good even, and no one really cares. It's sexy, raunchy, colourful, exciting, addictive, disgusting, and it's damn enjoyable too  - if you intend to spend the whole day lying on the couch with your hands in your pants. That's not to say we don't like it - as the old weed smokers' saying goes, "it's not bad until it kills you".

But enough about Muff TV, let's get back to reviewing the amazing single by New York City's highest rated independent pop rock band of all time, Lion In The Mane, who mysteriously broke up a couple of years back at the peak of their career but are reuniting at a gig on the 6th of September in New York (event details on the SRL Events page). "Vengeance And All Its Friends" was a pop record that gave a good name to pop at a time when it had lost all credibility whatsoever. Indie bands where staying well away from the genre and even when they made anything close refused to label it as such, but not these guys. They came out loud and proud and the sensational quartet took their local music scene by storm with such an exciting sound and so much oomph that not only were critics who had criticised pop for years lost for words, they even seemed to have been filled with joy to have been proven wrong. It is an infectious track that just feels so honest and real that nothing else mattered - not where they were coming from, not where they were trying to go, or if they sounded like anyone else (and they didn't), if they would stand the test of time, nothing. Even after several notable hit singles and EPs it's a record that always comes up in any discussion about the band. If this is your first time listening to them this is a good place to start and the perfect song to remind you of what good pop sounds like and how it makes you feel - no, it doesn't always have to give you a stiffy or get you completely soaked, or in the mood for another joint (yep, any hip hop on MTV is pop too - you didn't know?).

 Add this to your "meaningful pop" playlists if you have one.

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