Due to popular demand, I did “Pegasus” after all.
Pegasus is a genus closely related to Gryps (griffins and hippogriffs), which was once widespread across Europe and the Americas, but underwent a sharp decline following the last ice age. The most famous species, Pegasus olympius, is not actually found in Greece but in parts of Northern Europe and Russia, but was named for its resemblance to its mythical counterpart. It is about the size of a large deer and ranges in color from white to speckled grey or greyish-brown. “Pegasette” is the smallest species of Pegasus, and the only remaining in the Americas. It is a textbook case of Insular dwarfism.
Okay so Going Grey is a really good album, and I feel like its a rebirth of their old style. A lot of people are saying that its so unlike their other albums, but its not trying to be. The album title itself indicates a change. It makes me so nostalgic because I love the Front Bottoms from their early music that sounded like it was recorded for fun in someone’s garage by a few friends who were fucking around and made these really deep and relatable songs, to their music now, which is equally as deep with the same beautiful, sometimes abstract, lyrics. They’ve grown so much and really refined their sound. I’m proud of the boys and I love this album as much as all the others (Even though Talon will always have a special place in my heart above all others). If youre a “real fan” then you’ll support them even as their sound changes a bit. Everyone has their favorites, but there’s no need to talk down Going Grey as a “weak” album.