Slave to the Grind
Damn Fine Coffee, the latest project of Jonn Buzby (Land of Chocolate, Finneus Gauge) takes a stripped-down approach to the frenetic musical mayhem that has long been a trademark, eschewing the use of guitar in exchange for a more simplistic trio that most notably resembles Ben Folds Five in terms of setup and personnel... The similarities to BFF end there, however, as Damn Fine Coffee takes a much more daring approach to songwriting than most, combining intellectually mind-numbing mixed-meter grooves with multi-part vocal harmonies and interweaving lines between piano and bass, while still maintaining a penchant for the ever-melodic and memorable melodies that are *just* enough to confuse the mass public into believing they're still listening to some good ol' pop music... DFC's take? Screw the cream. Forget the sugar. This is the high test stuff, people... Ain't it time YOU tried some Damn Fine Coffee?