Flipping the Pig

Flipping the Pig

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Pop - Alternative | Detroit, Michigan, United States
Total Song Plays: 63   
Member Since: 2012
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Just This Shy of Happy

Just This Shy of Happy, the seventh full release from Flipping the Pig, and the first in over three years, is another grab bag full of catchy...

The Life You Thought You'd Have

Review from indie-music.com:

"(Flipping the Pig), i.e. Jeff Mansk, charms with his acoustic guitar and quirky harmonies on the intensely...

My Heroic Cadences

It's Flipping the Pig's most lyrically cohesive collection yet. The focus is one of personal loss, guilt, fear, neglect, regret, catharsis...

You Get The Idea

You Get The Idea, was recorded in November of 2007. Perhaps oddly, it's one of Flipping the Pig's more upbeat ventures. "Oddly" because it was...

Pout

Ranging from the acoustic twangy ode to the fishfly "364 Days" to the power chord in-your-face simplicity of "Pleeeeease" to the nightmare-inspired...

The Life You Thought You'd Have

Pop - Rock

Review from indie-music.com: "(Flipping the Pig), i.e. Jeff Mansk, charms with his acoustic guitar and quirky harmonies on the intensely likable album, The Life You Thought You'd Have. Mansk is a one-man operation, who writes, performs, and records everything single-handedly... I'm not always a big fan of acoustic music - although I do enjoy a lot of it - because it often falls into the same repetitive trap. But Mansk reminds us just how versatile and creative the medium is if you have the right mind behind it. I found these songs to be engaging and entirely unique. Beginning with the short but sweet 43 second intro, "(Theme From) The Life You Thought You'd Have," Mansk piques your curiosity for what's to come - and there's plenty. We're treated to gorgeous vocals on the meditative "You Belong," and overwhelmed by "Suburban Communion," a twangy country send-up with Mansk spewing a story about first communion as fast as the Micro Machines spokesman. "Somebody Else Can Play My Part" is another spacey cut that's warm and has a bit of a retro vibe, while "La La La La (The Cracks)" is an upbeat little ditty juxtaposed to hilariously sarcastic lyrics. The album takes a decidedly melancholy turn on "Everything Brought Us Here," a heartbreaking tale of love slipping away. But we don't stay depressed for long - the next cut, "The Memo," is another comedic gem written in the form of a corporate memo. The album winds down with the introspective "Draw a Circle," and finishes off with a well-done remix of "Meanwhile" - it's interesting to hear this song with drums. The Life You Thought You'd Have is sweet, sunny, and carries a sincere optimism. I'm amazed by Mansk's one-man show, and I love his imaginative style and tongue-in-cheek approach. I'll be eager to hear more from this delightfully unorthodox solo act soon."

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