Mosey West

Bermuda
Mosey West Records

The psychedelia-tinged Americana and expensive spirit of Mosey West's Bermuda evoke Green on Red's 1985 opus Gas Food Lodging, except that these songs have an atmospheric quality that contrasts with the earthy honky-tonk vibe of that record. "The King and Queen of L.A." offers a gritty Memphis-via-California feel without mixing any power into its introspective pop; instead, layers of melody and textural interplay really make the song shine. Adam Brown's sparkling guitar work and slight vocal quaver on "The Next Breakdown," meanwhile, conjure a countrified early R.E.M. song. Closing with the rocker "Hurricane Eyes," Mosey West evokes Red Cloud West a bit in its willingness to not separate the country rock from its frayed psychedelic edges.

 
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