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Well Meaning Fiction [edit]
by Mainstay | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: February 21, 2006
 

For the better part of the past half-decade, members of the modern rock trio Mainstay knew they wanted to pursue a balance of artistry and ministry as their lifelong passion. After coming together as a punk outlet in members' suburban Minnesota garages and refining its sound to a more sophisticated alternative style come college in Minneapolis, the gang amassed a sizable audience and considerable record label interest.
The new CD features grinding guitars and ethereal piano nuances throughout. "Mirrors," a track about turning away from the emptiness of the world and filling in the gaps with faith that penetrates much deeper than temporary remedy. The momentum building "Yesterday" attempts to curb listeners out of longing for pointless nostalgia in favor of seizing each new day in Christ, while the speedy guitars and harmonies throughout "This Could Be" serves as an anti-stress out anthem of spiritual sustenance. Then there's the riveting "Take Away," a lushly brimming ballad about the sovereignty of God and His ability to transform people's hearts away from humanity's sinful state.

Track Listing
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01. These Pages
02. Mirrors
03. Yesterday
04. This Could Be
05. Overnight On Nicollet
06. Take Away
07. Danger
08. Well Meaning Fiction
09. October Came Late
10. Down Silver Lake
11. Take Away (Reprise)

Entry last edited by KevinMcNeese_NRT on 06.12.07

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Talented Artist And Great Debut! | Posted June 12, 2007
BEC Recordings, home to Jeremy Camp, Kutless and Falling Up among others) is quickly turning into a respectable and solid label. Mainstay, the latest act with the BEC stamp of approval, continues the label's streak of signing talented artists and groups.

Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Kutless, Pedro the Lion, Anberlin), Mainstay's debut album, Well Meaning Fiction, is full of melodic, thought-provoking songs that will challenge both the believer and nonbeliever alike. "Absolutes are everywhere," singer Justin Anderson says, "and hopefully our music will allow everyone to think beyond themselves and get in touch with a Higher Purpose."

It's these absolutes and key themes of sin and repentance that set the tone for the entire album. Between the grinding guitars and ethereal piano nuances throughout "Mirrors" is encouragement to turn away from the emptiness of the world and filling in the gaps with faith that penetrates much deeper than temporary remedy. The momentum building "Yesterday" attempts to curb listeners out of longing for pointless nostalgia in favor of seizing each new day in Christ, while the speedy guitars and harmonies throughout "This Could Be" serves as an anti-stress out anthem of spiritual sustenance. Then there's the riveting "Take Away," a lushly brimming ballad about the sovereignty of God and His ability to transform people's hearts away from humanity's sinful state.

Mainstay's debut does find the band setting comfortably into a familiar sonic tone and by the end of the album, you find yourself wondering if you've heard the song already. However, given that Mainstay has obviously mastered the art of writing a decent hook, that's not such a bad thing.

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!!!! | Posted March 14, 2009
Very cool.






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Mainsaty | Posted October 31, 2008
I was pleasantly suprised by how good this band was when I heard this cd. Mainstay is an incredible band with catchy melodies and solid lyrical content.My fav songs are Overnight On Nicollet and This Could Be.

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Amazing!! | Posted May 20, 2008
So i bought this album without even listening to it beforehand. All I can say is that i wasn't disappointed...It starts off with the song These Pages, which is quite possibly the best Mainstay song ever. As you progress through the cd, you'll find that there is something for anybody on this album. You will not be disappointed with this album.

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nice | Posted March 26, 2008
great easy listeneing sorta rock i like danger and these pages

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Great CD | Posted September 09, 2007
This CD is great, with songs talking about who God really is. "Take Away" is a great song that has really touched me, and was really encouraging to me when my grandfather passed away earlier this year. The whole CD is great and a definate must have.

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Well Meaning Fiction | Posted August 22, 2007
This album is awesome! What else can I say? These are some very nice and talented boys. I love them. and they did a great job on this album. And they're on a great lable too..BEC Recordings.

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