Does the rock and roll experience get any better than this? I’ve probably posted it before, but the rabbit hole that represents my musical meanderings has brought me back, yet again, to the aural fucking explosion that was the MC5. I didn’t really discover them (and the Stooges) until college and I owe eternal thanx to Gage Freeman for that…it was like this missing link, the skull of some proto-human and all of a sudden it made sense.
“Several songs MOLOSSER creates are about water. The song “Dive In” doesn’t specify which body of water but the song immerses you as completely as if you had “Dove In” to a lake. The duo Jahn and Tess compliment each other with a bluesy, diminished guitar piece that’s laid over a “Minstrel Boy”-esque sounding drum. I don’t know how she does it, the voice work is manic, it fits the song perfectly. I swear I heard a 3rd guitar in the middle guitar run. Restrained, yet unbound, further complimenting an already beautifully interwoven guitar break. If the question of “genre” ever comes up, I have heard some call their sound folk. When I think of folk music, I think of starving hobos spieling about how the WPA gave them all a chicken in every pot, or how they don’t care about Jimmy and how he cracks corn (whatever in hell that means.)As one person who has no bearing on anything, I like to call their sound Ambient Doom. The music has an elegance, a class that draws me to it. it makes you feel like you haven’t felt in a long while. Go ahead, feel elegantly doomed.” – Brian
“Melancholy. That’s the word stands out. As someone who has spent a majority of his adult life away from loved ones somewhere else, this song has a lot of power. Before the internet made instant gratification possible you’d go months without hearing your loved ones voice. The only time you got to make a call was when something bad happened. You long for it. I once spent $40 American to call home for 5 minutes. Money well spent. This song, “Hear Your Voice” is a beautifully crafted song that recalls that longing, that need for connection. Mark Elliot has a voice that needs to be heard.” – Brian
I love all the parts that makes this a song, except that it’s too dang short..it begs you to spin it over and over again. 19 fucking 66 and punker than anything going on right now, that’s for sure…all the dudes rock in this band, but that drumming really stands out…stoked!
“I like this guy. He sings like Christopher Cross without all the yacht rock pretension. He has an exuberance that I haven’t felt in some time. I’m not sure if this is all him ( sing, drums, guitars, all of it) but as he is singing, he takes flight and you feel compelled to go follow where he is leading. Tony Meade, well met young man, lead on!” – Brian