- Aliens Come Calling Plain Mister Smith 4:02
Plain Mister Smith has premiered his new single titled ‘Aliens Come Calling’. A broad canvas painted with sound is that first feeling I get. Think XTC and ‘Workbook’ era Bob Mould. I love the way the guitars slightly battle the vocals with distinct chords and arpeggios splashing against the semi-falsetto styled vocals.
The heart of the song, however, is that hook. It blends in to the point where you think either the entire song is a hook or the transition is hard to find. What ever you think know this: Plain Mister Smith is an artist. Plain, pure, and simple.
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About Plain Mister Smith
One evening, Mark Jowett (Moev, Cinderpop) woke up and there was a man in a pin striped suit with a globular head looking at him. Mark couldn’t figure out if it was a freaky stranger, a ghost, or one of his own musical personas exemplified.
Plain Mr. Smith explained he grew up in many places. He had dreams of making it BIG. He would travel the world and work hard and Big times would come. However, the River of life got in the way and he keeps getting lost down tributaries of fantasy and folly. Will he ever make it back to the land of normalcy? Who’s to say.
Travel in his leaky kayak down some of these tributaries and you will see islands of absurdity, beauty, poignancy. Plain Mr. Smith gets trapped in airports, is terrified of aliens, and hangs with Mr. Tomfoolery in the streets of Chiswick. He talks to cats but who doesn’t.