Thursday, May 13, 2010

The For Carnation - Marshmallows (1996)

So long as I am going through and sharing the albums I meant to months ago, this is was in the pile. Obviously not something new, but is is something good. This the group that appeared after Slint broke up and before any reformation for the tours they went on a few years back. Still based in Louisville, Kentucky, the band has only one constant and core member, Brian McMahan. Marshmallows is hardly long enough to be considered a full-length, but has all the things a fan of Slint or similar late-80s to early-90s post-rock groups might be wanting for. However, if you're a fan of that stuff you might already have it, so this is for those of you in the dark I guess. While most of the tracks are the epic, building post-rock compositions that you'd expect, done well at that, there is a little surprise with the song "Imyr, Marshmallow." It is a short, sweet lullaby that for whatever reason does not feel artificially inserted into the track listing. I suppose one of the things that sets it off is that McMahan does do some singing in some tracks, not something all too many post-rock bands do.

To be had here:
The For Carnation - Marshmallows [192 kbps]


  1. Do you have that touch n go TFC album, that shit is dope! I've been missing it like mom's cooking!

  2. I don't have it, but I can do a search.

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