Three Man Cannon – “Will I Know You Then” Review

Posted: by Sean Gonzalez

I don’t know how to talk about this record. Will I Know You Then fills a void that only a method actor could. The songs sulk and brew with an intense amount of emotional potency. Three Man Cannon embody a new sound of indie rock that casually digests its former folk roots and spits out a more cohesive project. The album is being released through Lame-O Records.

The one thing I have to say is that this record takes a while to sink in. It’s slower than most other albums I enjoy listening to and it trudges along with an intellectual passion not seen in many other acts. There are only six songs here but they encompass 31 minutes of music. The dark toned “Mood” is the song that brought to life my interest in this record. The song unwinds as the guitars grow in power, the drums pounding along as the vocals groan out, “spinning deeper into a dark, dark place. always together.” It sounds melancholic and feels even more down. Three Man Cannon possess the power to make beautiful movements, such as the mid section of opener “Honest.” The pianos and lead guitar melody hum along together against a steady rhythm section. 

A few of these tracks are hefty, with “Pushing People” being a six and a half minute pulse of arpeggiated chords. Closing track “Now Nothing” is the same way, but stretched out longer and filled in by more airy musical motifs. It can be either hit or miss depending on how the listener feels about this dark, almost emo revival jam progression. It’s a rather perfect send off for an album I had no idea I would connect with. Will I Know You Then is a record more for people willing to lose themselves in a fit of sincere compositions. I still don’t know how to talk about it, but I enjoy listening to it.

Score: 7/10

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