Substitute rock is alive and well and in excellent palms if those people fingers belong to The Moss, a band that models alone as an “exuberant modern day-indie-meets-’60s-blues 4-piece” who convey a whole lot of intensity and excellent vibes to their dwell displays. The band has a short while ago been included to Spotify’s playlist “Today’s Indie Rock”, rightfully putting them amongst the stewards of the style, in my belief..

“There’s something particular that happens when you get an quick reaction to a track, Whether it is through a are living exhibit or even just a songwriting session, if there is a reaction from people today in the area, you know you’re on the suitable observe.” -Tyke James.

Currently based mostly in Utah, The Moss was fashioned in Oahu, Hawaii in 2015 by then-teenage surfers Tyke James (vocals/guitar) and Addison Sharp (guitar) who minimize their teeth enjoying for audiences munching among the the foodstuff stands. In 2018 they moved to Salt Lake Metropolis right after becoming joined by Willie Fowler on drums and Addison’s brother Brierton on Bass guitar duties, always carrying a little bit of the Tropical Bohemian lifestyle in their sound, significantly in the expansive reverbs of the guitars.

The Moss’ newest is a sparkly new tune that leans back on some of the surf/reggae roots that no question affected the band in its early times, it is known as “Insomnia” and it is a doozy of an unrequited love story of a coronary heart that simply cannot obtain no respite from the depth of longing. The track capabilities one particular of the very best Leitmotif riffs I have read all calendar year -a alternatively maritime reverb wail contacting out for appreciate and hanging on to hope with each and every little bit of power it can muster.

The Band well prepared a really brilliant new music movie along with artist and Animator Duncan Hatch that includes that identical literal coronary heart stuck in his tiny alcove, sending his plight across the night time sky of his longing. at?v=tL0E-EIVZ5Y

2019 marked the debut in earnest of the band with the aptly titled “Bryology.” a pretty stable 11-track-powerful outing that set an incredibly properly-described blueprint to make on. Lovers didn’t have to hold out much too lengthy for their sophomore release, “Kentucky Derby”, a fairly conceptual piece soaked to the bones in a Briney resolution of Equestrian Americana that I completely cannot advise hard plenty of now that I have heard it. Significantly, if you liked “Insomnia”, go verify it out as properly.

The band is currently on tour, they’ve already presented on their own in Denver, Colorado, and Seattle, but you may perhaps still capture them:

July 30th – Sandpoint ID w/ Mt. Pleasure(opening for mt pleasure)

Sept 10th – Hurricane UT – Superbloom fest

Oct 29 – Salt Lake City, UT


Photo Credit score: Courtesy of the Artist Tale: Samuel Aponte





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