It was just a few months ago that the band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger was created by Sean Lennon and his model-musician girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The legendary music bloodline in one half of this up-and-coming indie folk duo had audiences filled with anticipation as to what The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger had waiting for us.

The release of their nine-track EP, Acoustic Sessions in late 2010 was met with a heavy amount of blasé commentary and questions as to where the band’s sound was going or where they’ve come from, for that matter. From Lennon’s unreachable brooding to Kemp’s sole purpose as his vintage bubblegum tagalong, the futility of the band’s success seems unavoidable. They might be cute; but for Lennon to create his own musical space, it will be quite a difficult task. Nonetheless, he has his own thing going on and that’s a fact.

Invoking a delicious amount of beautiful imagery, Acoustic Sessions is a lyrically full, warm and peaceful album. The opening track ‘Lavender Road’ lends a hand to Lennon’s ability to make his words dance. The simple folk melody and Kemp’s vocals bring a lighter balance where Lennon treads with a symbolic grounding throughout the entire album. Spattering about through bouts of mellow and gloomy dissent, the album continues with a heavy amount of pretension; especially when it comes to the subject matter. ‘Dark Matter’ rears its head at existence and entropy. The undercurrents are a bit too much as Kemp and Lennon trail along in a quiet rhythm accompanied by redundant riffs that are perfect for a lullaby. The drone changes a bit with ‘Robot Man,’ but the song still fails to promote any energetic inflection whatsoever.

Who knows, maybe their cheeky costumes and beautiful photographs will keep them around for a while. While it does have the ability to sweep you into a fantasy land of sorts, the album is an average display of hipster playfulness, conjoined by soothing vocals and imaginary tales. Acoustic Sessions is a fun album to listen to, but you may not feel compelled to listen to it again; though.