Thyme Travel

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Thyme Travel
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ReleasedJuly 2009 (2009-07)
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Label Cougar Child Tapes
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Thyme Travel is a rare EP released by Mansions in 2009. The music is performed primarily solo, with just vocals and an acoustic guitar. Only 190 copies were made. [2]


The tracks "Unwell", "All Those Dreams", and "Lost In Space" were recorded while vocalist Christopher Browder was house-sitting for his parents in Louisville, Kentucky. "Family Dinner Week" was written while Browder played in a band called "Once More". [3]


Because Thyme Travel was such a limited release, very few professional reviews were written about it. gave the EP three and a half stars out of five, saying "while the dynamic, powerful soundscape provided by producer Mike Sapone was one of the strongest points on Browder's full-length, New Best Friends, released earlier this year, Thyme Travel definitely contrasts, but not in a bad way. It seems simultaneously more organic and unintentionally reverb-y." [4]

Track listing

  1. "Unwell" – 2:48
  2. "Family Dinner Week" – 3:33
  3. "All Those Dreams" – 2:50
  4. "Lost in Space" - 3:29

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