Alvin Band – Transcendental Meditative Mutant Ninja Turtles

November 27, 2011

It’s hard to figure out just how seriously we are supposed to take Alvin Band, the solo project of Miniature Tiger’s Rick Alvin Schaier. Mantis Preying was an album that was entirely acapella, and now Schaier’s newest adventure, Rainbow Road, is chockfull of references to Mario Kart. But if you’re able to ignore or embrace the gimmicks and antics, Alvin Band is able to pull off a wildly fun and rewarding Animal Collective inspired dream-pop sound on songs like “Transcendental M.M.N.T.”