Sooooo, we’re going to stray from the pack a little here since The Gypsy Moths have a new record dropping following their performance at this year’s In Between Days Festival and figured that a new album review would serve as the best preview before they take the Arbella Stage on Day 1 of the 2-day fest happening on August 19th and 20th at Veterans Memorial Stadium over in Quincy!
Beginning with “A Six Man Bicycle”, The Gypsy Moths combine lush, orchestral textures (Thanks to Jonah Sacks on cello, Eva Walsh on violin, Clara Kebabian on violin, and Chris Brainard on viola) for an opening salvo that ponders what The Verve might sound like with Folk tendencies. “Don’t Let The Love Songs Fool You” shares some similarities of labelmates Eddie Japan with the way this track dives into some Old School ’70’s Classic Rawk and then “Somewhere There’s A Party” is a timeless track that could be plucked out of any era with Springsteen meets Dylan Americana feel to it. “Tilt-A-Whirl” shares the same feel with Scott Miller’s horns on full display as Phil Thompson drops some stunning low end grooves on the bass,
Steve O’Brien’s voice practically bounces along with the instrumentation throughout “Turn It Down” while “The Further Adventures Of Paul Villiard” is a driving harmonious anthem with Chris Conway’s guitars shining as much as Miller’s sax. “Metronome” is an interesting ditty starting with Miller’s flute intertwining with Matt Miceli’s subdued drumming in the beginning, “One Tough Rose” is a swaying sonic story with all the swagger, and “No Respect For Tomorrow” is sure to be a live favorite if it isn’t already with Miceli’s steady sticks laying down a solid beat as O’Brien cries out the song’s infectious chorus. “Time Ran Out” is a fantastic finale with the winning combination of acoustic guitars, piano from Mark Donahue, and sax sounds with O’Brien’s voice ringing out across this somber tale of woe.
Sounds On arrives through Rum Bar Records on August 25th and can be streamed right now as well as pre-ordered by heading here. For more music and the latest from The Gypsy Moths, follow them across their socials by clicking here, here, or here. In Between Days Festival is happening on August 19th and 20th over at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy and you can still secure your tickets in advance NOW by heading here.