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Back in mid-September, Megafaun unveiled their third release, a self-described “mini-album” on Home Tapes entitled Heretofore. Whereas the material on their first two efforts was meticulously crafted over the course of several months in the studio, the tracks on Heretofore were the product of a more spontaneous, intuitive process. It lends these new songs a heightened sense of immediacy and approachability, as thoroughly evidenced on the band’s ode to their home state, “Carolina Days.”
Rollicking and free-wheeling, “Carolina Days” is a chewy bit of near alt-country that conjures up associations to T. Rex’s swaggering best and Supergrass’ “Seen the Light.” The song’s straightforward production makes it easy for listeners to dive right in and enjoy–it’s a song you listen to with your gut, not your brain. (It’s even got a guitar solo, if you can imagine that.)
Best of all, it acts as a warm, humid breeze as the calendar continues its slide into winter. “Carolina Days” is a self-contained ray of sunshine.