Megafaun | Five Years On
Think of all a child learns between birth and the age of 5 — interpreting a new world, becoming aware of its body and its senses, crawling, walking, developing language to relate to others. Now imagine that same small child with a pair of thick glasses, some wondrous guitar licks, a mammoth beard and a penchant for delivering pseudo-religious, but irresistibly rousing songs to a hushed room of captivated adults.
That there child is Megafaun, age five, with a spectacular new album on Home Tapes.
“We’re all recovering jazz cats. The point of getting good technically is to get out of the way of the music. We punished ourselves not to transpose the songs to push our ranges,” Brad says with a rueful chuckle. “On some songs, it’s meant a lifetime of failure. The more you listen to bands you love, the more you realize that there’s a reason some people write songs in certain keys.”
Read the complete INDY profile of Megafaun by Brian Howe — sweet material.