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The Life You Thought You'd Have (2009)

Melodic, concise, alternately jubilant and contemplative, heavy on the lyrics, emotional, off-center, and, as is the norm for the artist behind it all, seeming to nestle happily in its own little world. All songs for this album were recorded via tweaked layers of acoustic guitar and vocals (except for the last song, which is technically a previous song with added beats). Future output will either be different or the same. Enjoy!

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Melvyn Bernard

BIOGRAPHY

Eclectic, lyrically-flooded, melodic, sometimes not melodic at all, contemplative, manic, sleepy, humorous, and occupying his own little world (to which you are most definitely welcomed). Influenced by every 45 single he ever owned (dating from the 1950s through the 1980s). Layers of vocals and an acoustic guitar comprise the bulk of the debut "The Life You Thought You'd Have." Described as "gothic folk rock," which could mean "this is what would happen if Donovan was a fan of The Sisters Of Mercy and Oingo Boingo." Or maybe not. Mainstream tunes for an alternate universe? Who knows? Screw it. Listen. See what happens. Enjoy!

BAND MEMBERS
All words and music: Jeff Mansk

YEARS COMPLETED
2009

GENRES
Unclassifiable


Completed Albums

The Life You Thought You'd Have(2009)

Melodic, concise, alternately jubilant and contemplative, heavy on the lyrics, emotional, off-center, and, as is the norm for the artist behind it all, seeming to nestle happily in its own little world. All songs for this album were recorded via tweaked layers of acoustic guitar and vocals (except for the last song, which is technically a previous song with added beats). Future output will either be different or the same. Enjoy!


(Theme From) The Life You Thought You'd Have   Download
I'm Tripping Over Me   Download
Meanwhile   (preferred)   Download
You Belong   Download
Suburban Communion   Download
Somebody Else Can Play My Part   Download
La La La La (The Cracks)   Download
Everything Brought Us Here   Download
The Memo   Download
Draw A Circle   Download
Meanwhile (Remixdown)   Download