Different rock is alive and nicely and in nice arms if these arms belong to The Moss, a band that types itself as an “exuberant modern-indie-meets-’60s-blues four-piece” who carry a whole lot of depth and good vibes to their reside reveals. The band has lately been added to Spotify’s playlist “Right this moment’s Indie Rock”, rightfully putting them among the many stewards of the style, for my part..
“There’s one thing particular that occurs if you get a direct response to a music, Whether or not it’s throughout a reside present and even only a songwriting session, if there’s a response from folks within the room, you’re heading in the right direction.” -Tyke James.
Presently primarily based in Utah, The Moss was fashioned in Oahu, Hawaii in 2015 by then-teenage surfers Tyke James (vocals/guitar) and Addison Sharp (guitar) who reduce their enamel taking part in for audiences munching among the many meals stands. In 2018 they moved to Salt Lake Metropolis after being joined by Willie Fowler on drums and Addison’s brother Brierton on Bass guitar duties, at all times carrying a little bit of the Tropical Bohemian life-style of their sound, notably within the expansive reverbs of the guitars.
The Moss’ newest is a shiny new music that leans again on a few of the surf/reggae roots that little question influenced the band in its early days, it’s referred to as “Insomnia” and it’s a doozy of an unrequited love story of a coronary heart that may’t discover no respite from the depth of longing. The music options the most effective Leitmotif riffs I’ve heard all 12 months -a relatively maritime reverb wail calling out for love and hanging on to hope with each little bit of energy it will possibly muster.
The Band ready a extremely superior music video alongside artist and Animator Duncan Hatch that includes that very same literal coronary heart caught in his little alcove, sending his plight throughout the night time sky of his longing.
2019 marked the debut in earnest of the band with the aptly titled “Bryology.” a reasonably stable 11-song-strong outing that set an extremely well-defined blueprint to construct upon. Followers didn’t have to attend too lengthy for his or her sophomore launch, “Kentucky Derby”, a relatively conceptual piece soaked to the bones in a Briney resolution of Equestrian Americana that I completely can’t suggest exhausting sufficient now that I’ve heard it. Significantly, in the event you favored “Insomnia”, go test it out as nicely.
The band is presently on tour, they’ve already offered themselves in Denver, Colorado, and Seattle, however you should still catch them:
July thirtieth – Sandpoint ID w/ Mt. Pleasure(opening for mt pleasure)
Sept tenth – Hurricane UT – Superbloom fest
Oct 29 – Salt Lake Metropolis, UT
PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of the Artist Story: Samuel Aponte
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