Kill Your Memory
Excited but not hurried, Kill Your Memory is sure-footed music written to a quickened heartbeat in the throes of inspiration. Fraternal twin songwriters Mark and Scott Grundy (Quaker Parents/Monomyth), in tandem with rhythmic partners Cheryl Hann (Old and Weird/Picnicface) and Nathan Doucet (ex-Crosss), have spent the last two years developing their highly personal musical language. The end result of overnight sessions at their local studio (Echo Chamber Audio) and much tinkering out of their Halifax homes, Kill Your Memory marries poetic lyrical narratives with a special blend of experimental rock n’ roll. It’s an album that incorporates the adventurousness of jazz and nervous post-punk energy with ornamental touches of tape collage and electronics. Brian Eno would be proud.
Throughout the album, the brothers spur each other on to greater heights as each tries to best the other's latest trick, posing pointed questions that are understood to be part of the endless march towards self-perfection. Lyrics suggest an embrace of life's inevitable changes, leading listeners down a path populated with wayward travellers in search of momentary homes, ghosts of former selves, and lovers brushing up against their current counterparts. While tipping their hats to spiritual forebearers Devo, incorporating shades of Sparks' progressive lean, and mixing Built to Spill's emotional gravitas with the unflinching optimism of early Talking Heads, Heaven For Real manage to create a unique sound that is entirely their own.