Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Moonage Shine -- lord, i must be stoned

The Moonage Shine has released another delightfully weird EP. With three EPs/albums under their belt, it's fair to say that these guys are consistent fantastic.

Some people might be put off by the Moonage Shine's willful flouting of folk and roots stalwarts -- the wide-ranging, 7-minute opener, the distorted vocals on "hello, my name is time," the 3-minute instrumental on "senderos." If I was reading this myself I'd probably roll my eyes.

But it's that disregard that makes the music richer. At the end of the day, this is still Americana music: it's raw and combines the traditional with the artist's vision. Maybe you can't just pick up your guitar and learn these songs, but they're there for us to enjoy when we feel lost or uplifted. Isn't that what it's all about?

Moonage Shine -- Facebook, Bandcamp, Spotify

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