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Mongoose Thompson - "Fast Forward" (Single) TDRCO-030

Hold onto your hats folks, and get ready to sit your asses down and space out for a spell, Mongoose Thompson is back with another single guaranteed to set you horizontal and (perhaps) induce some amount of tracers if you shut your eyes for a minute. Sure, with a name like “Fast Forward” one might subconsciously expect something deft and agile, perhaps jittery and nervous. But not so here, and what’s brought to the table doesn’t ever seem to be too overwrought from this delay-and-reverb-heavy Oregonian outfit, whose modus operandi usually gravitates more towards the blissed/chilled out vistas somewhere over the shoegazing rainbows of meditative singular focus and throwback cool. “Fast Forward” strikes out from this trailhead and progresses into thickets of bravery, repetition, and noise, with the same slowly creeping sense of hermetic hipness that colors much of their other output, and yes, it’s even danceable at points, granted that one may have imbibed the right substances. (REED BURNAM, Aug 7, 2012)

You’ve heard of three chords and the truth? How about three notes and a groove? “Fast Forward,” the latest effort from the curiously named Mongoose Thompson, takes just such a stripped down, trance-y approach. It’s tasteful Casio dreampop that would have made a solid opening act on Duran Duran’s Sing Blue Silver Tour. A simple, repetitive melody made to sway with a retro-fit drum loop. Computer chirps and deeply reverbed whisper-vocals really tie the room together. In the card catalogue you can find the file somewhere between the Pet Shop Boys and Yeasayer. (HUTCH HILL, Sep 9, 2012)

Release Date: July 31, 2012