Label: Self-release Release date: 06/09/10 Link: Official Site When I first became aware of Truman Peyote, they were placed in the “Bands That Want To Sound Like Animal Collective” list. It was the kind of music that I didn’t mind listening to, but at the same time rarely found myself returning to. Of course, that snap judgment was flawed, with the band’s Light-Lightning LP turning out to be an interesting piece of electronic experimental music, the kind of stuff that was again cool but not what I was returning to. So with a new single, Turn Into Feathers and a sound that is decidedly more organic, how do the sounds compare? To make it short: this is kind of dull. You get Emily Reo adding in some “Yah yah yah yah yah yah” vocals like…Animal Collective…and an incessant organ drone that is so emotionless that you’d think it was played by a Casio demo. The vocals are akin to a Fang Island group shout, often utilizing the same intonation and melody to create a verse without change. Or is it a chorus without change? It’s damn near impossible to tell, especially given that this is a song built around the same two note organ drone and a far more interesting bass to organ riff that gets dumped within 90 seconds. It’s just such a damn boring song that it feels as if no thought were put into it. The sound is actually not bad, using organic drums and laying off the distortion, but instead the repetitive keys and cheesy chorused guitar make it sound like an amateurish production from the late ‘90s. The idea of a kickback song is nice, and perfectly fine, but in this context it’s a futile attempt to revive some dying vestige of a song. Nothing here is really uplifting despite the song’s attempts at being that kind of cathartic song, instead letting the mood be one of a happy dirge for Panda Bear’s funeral if constructed by an idealess Avey Tare. The mere fact that I dislike this hurts, because I was expecting to at the very least enjoy this single, letting my own expectations fool me. Looks like I was wrong this time. It’s a decent tune for the band, but pales in comparison to their other work and next to the recent outputs of almost all other bands in the experimental pop scene. Photobucket