In 2008, Rob SweitzerÂ parted waysÂ from the beloved indie pop group Mae due to “someÂ personal reasons, intraband tensions, and a desire to focus on home life and the budding stages of his own independent musical path.” Â My God, It’s Full of Stars reflects the daunting undertaking of starting over, facing your demons and moving on.
There are hints of that grandiose emotional sound that he grew up in with Mae, but for the most part, Sweitzer hasÂ taken a different path both musically and lyrically. Â Colossal layers filled with cavernous piano arrangements and outstretched guitars splashed withÂ reverb are married with existential ponderings and vulnerable introspection. Â If you loveÂ Doves, Delta SpiritÂ and Sunny Day Real Estate’s The Rising Tide era, you’ll find this one an enjoyable listen.
The ‘transparent blue with white haze’ variant, pictured above, will be the first to sell out, but Spartan Records always does a bang-up job on every colorway. Â If you’re after the ‘clear with gold glitter’, keep in mind that glitter can sometimes make for an unpleasant listening experience on vinyl. Â It sure is purty, though.
First pressing limited to 500 copies:
â€˘ Transparent Blue with White Haze (100)
â€˘ Clear with Gold Glitter (150) *
â€˘ Gold (100)
â€˘ Coke Bottle Green (150) **
Full color jacket printed on reverse board stock with full color uncoated innersleeve with gold metallic ink.
This is a pre-order. All orders come with a high-quality download of the M29 EP on December 18th.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive