It took me a moment but once I heard a couple songs I realized that I had heard Moon Taxi before. This band from Nashville who started in 2006 will blow your mind with the musical vastness they accomplish. They’ve had their music featured in numerous commercials, late night shows and festivals. The band released two previous records before their latest and greatest Daybreaker. They have all the elements of a light indie pop/alternative rock group, with a darker tinge of garage rock injected into the mix.
Daybreaker was just released October 2nd, just a few weeks ago and has everyone falling head over heals. Most of the songs on the album sound like a mix of Interpol with droning guitar riffs and sound similar to Kings of Leon vocally. It’s reminiscent of something Danger Mouse might produce save for the grunge here and there throughout the record. It was actually a pleasant surprise to hear the different sounds they are capable of making as I’m not generally a fan of more fluid indie rock. But I was thoroughly impressed with how they produced this album and all of its dynamic.
You can really feel their performance, and how every single part of each song melts together in the perfect sequence while appropriately placed. This is the type of band you want to see live because you know they have it down to a science. All of the songs, including the single “Year Zero” have a slight Vampire Weekend sound with milder vocals and more full sounding instrumentals. I’d highly advise you to check out their album Daybreaker! If you’re ever in the mood to dance this album will be your best friend. Check out the Jazzy tune “Make your mind up” from the new album right here and watch these bad asses focused and rocking live at Lollapalooza. The Beasts approve and beyond!