Thyme Travel

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Thyme Travel
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EP by Mansions
Released July 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]

Mansions is an American indie rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, currently residing in Seattle, Washington.


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]

Mike Sapone is an American record producer, composer, audio engineer, and mixer whose credits include producing records for bands such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Sorority Noise, Boston Manor, O'Brother, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Public Enemy.

<i>New Best Friends</i> 2009 studio album by Mansions

New Best Friends is the official debut album by Mansions.

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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