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Faris McReynolds, who also makes music as the minimalist avant-garde pop project One Finger Riot, takes a totally different songwriting approach as Exdetectives. McReynolds made the Exdetectives debut album Take My Forever (Feb. 14th, 2012, Post Planetary) in a quick two-week fit of recording and plays all of the instruments on the record himself, save for the drums, which were played by Ted Scarlett (who also mixed the album).
“I’m paying tribute to the music of my youth,” McReynolds says about the record. “Britpop bands like Blur, Ride, and Elastica, first wave indie rock like Dinosaur, Jr. and also The Beatles which I didn’t hear until after I’d gone through punk. This music is about being straightforward and letting the songs do the work. It’s loose, casual and direct. Hopefully something I didn’t plan for comes out of that approach.” [Bio]