Alright, I can almost guarantee that regular AD readers will be into the following tunes; and hey, now that we’ve installed the streaming media player, you may as well stream a track…you know, save yourself that 20 seconds of downloading, and get your preview on.

Megafaun, which I misread as Mega”fun” several times last week (and almost, live, while on the air), are a North Carolina based band that call the Research Triangle home. Already an indie bedrock (insert your favorite Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham band here), the Triangle appears to be having a musical renaissance of late, and Megafaun are certainly a part of it. While it may have been the band’s connection to Bon Iver (former bandmates) that initially caught my eye, it was “Find Your Mark’s” seventies-leaning, expansive, pop sensibilities that drew me in.

“Lazy Suicide,” with its anxious spoon clattering, rusty banjo, desperate vocals, and sub rosa guitar lead comes from a different space entirely. Ostensibly drawing on the Triangle’s rural surroundings, the track sounds like some kind of long lost 16 Horsepower outtake. Great stuff. The band is set to release their six song EP, next week, via the Table of The Elements label.

SXSW: If you’re heading to Austin next month for the indie rock hoedown that is South By Southwest, Megafaun have, at present, three dates lined up in support of Akron/Family.

MP3: Megafaun :: Find Your Mark
MP3: Megafaun :: Lazy Suicide
Pre-order: Megafaun – Bury The Square ++

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5 Responses to “Megafaun :: Find Your Mark/Lazy Suicide”

  1. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I saw these guys during the summer of last year up in Chapel Hill and they are very, very awesome. It’s 8:26 AM or else I’d be more specific.

  2. I dug it…I mean really dug both songs, but 20 bones for 6 songs from amazon…c’mon guys, i got kids to feed too!

  3. wow – awesome tunes. wish i wasn’t out of town when they come to nyc.

  4. […] Jump to Comments Megafaun is tremendous; but I’m a sucker for a banjo. Along with the Deep Dark Woods and theHymns, their tracks are forming a future mix tape in my brain. There are six tracks on the EP Bury the Square, and you can download two of them, Find Your Mark and (banjo-rific) Lazy Suicide, from either Stereogum or Aquarium Drunkard (who were all over these tunes a month ago and I neglected to listen). […]

  5. […] Buy the six tracks on their EP Bury the Square. You can download two of them, Find Your Mark and (banjo-rific) Lazy Suicide, from either Stereogum or Aquarium Drunkard. […]

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