Marooned / Demon Oar
This is technically catchy. Technically, in that The Everybody’s musical technique is notably developed, what with its syncopated rhythms and experimental nature, yet welcoming and captivating. And so, there’s little surprise this band was founded by Joey Santiago and David Lovering, two members of the legendarily Alternative group, The Pixies.
The group’s song, “Marooned,” is experimental without shedding its accessibility. It’s somewhat dark, heavy, though certainly groovy – the kind of tune you’d want to plug into and simply absorb.
Completing this split 7” vinyl, Stationary Odyssey modifies “Marooned” and presents listeners with “Demon Oar,” a track with a similar mood, but radically different structure. Some parts are just disassembled, repositioned sections of “Marooned,” others are new sections played by the band. The remix is similar, yet a different creature altogether. Listening to the two uninterrupted, it’s difficult not to imagine them as the same song, yet the converse is true when listened in isolation. Stepping back for a moment, it’s clear it’s a pun, as “Demon Oar” is both a musical and literal anagram of “Marooned.” It’s not terribly clever, but the music goes down so well.
– RJ Vandrish
Album Review: The Everybody – Marooned / Demon Oar