The Driving And Heartfelt Alt-Rock Of MoonMaker
The new EP release from MoonMaker is an absolute romp through a bright alternative rock soundscape complete with driving guitar work, melodic and radio friendly 90's undertone energy.
The Desert Places EP has a huge soundscape to it as it rocks with a thrashy almost punk rock style peeking through most of the time.
The songs have soul and heart and really sound familiar almost like you've heard them before.
The record has its own atmosphere to it and even though it's awe inspiring as one EP, each song has a life of its own.
Tracks get personal and passionate as the songs get ambient and massive sounding.
There are a few power ballads on the record that really hold a colorful style and even incorporate some outside the box instrumentation at times.
Love songs take over and the EP starts to remind you of driving to a friends house when you were in your early 20's and the songs you'd hear on the radio at the time.
Still, that hard hitting alternative rawness holds nothing back and really holds true to that Empire Records, Dramarama aesthetic.
There is an edginess that shines as well and they give it with every other song to keep you on your toes and it really works.
The Desert Places EP feels often like a concept record of sorts. Like the songs connect to each other and tell a story as a whole. Maybe it is. Either way this is a killer record with ballads, and alt rock bangers that really let you grow an attachment to the band quickly.
This is a great way to get to know MoonMaker and is incredibly worth your time to dig into.