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Album Review

On this Canadian trio's self-titled debut, Johnny and the Moon (apparently the name of the frontperson and the backing band, though it is not immediately clear) create a pleasant collection of lower-key but affecting songs that stand out in an era of overstated pageantry that seems to define the current state of North American indie rock. Beginning with an adaptation of the traditional song "Green Rocky Road" that establishes a mood of gentle rambling, thanks in part to lead singer Johnny's calm, slightly wounded voice, Johnny and the Moon deftly suggest any number of recent roots nicely recombined. While the widescreen approach of bands and producers like the Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann creeps in from time to time — the deep echoes and keyboards on "Kid Heaven" are just two examples of many — something about the group almost suggests a more classic alternative in a mid-'90s sense. It's not grunge, it's not lo-fi, it's another kind of approach that's alternately warm and reticent in both singing and playing. Meanwhile, the quick banjo strumming on "The Ballad of Scarlet Town" and "Oleanna," among other songs, suggest even older roots in turn, while the hollers and clattering rave-ups on such pieces as "When You're All Alone" similarly touch on both the past as idealized and as reimagined by modern musicians working in the field. By keeping his singing gently downbeat (but not lacking for energy), Johnny invites the listener in, and even well-worn tropes like the combination of acoustic guitar and harmonica on "All Things Gonna Come Back Around" have their own power.

Customer Reviews

Another something wonderful related to Wolf Parade...

Yeah, iTunes really has no idea what it's talking about...The lead singer of the band is Dante from Wolf Parade. But something great about this side project is they don't really sound at all like Wolf Parade, unlike Sunset Rubdown, Handsome Furs, and some instances of Swan Lake. It's also refreshing to hear Dante's vocals instead of Spencer's and Dan's (whom I do still love very much, but they sound so similar sometimes!). This album showcases a completely different kind of sound, but one the band nails perfectly. The lyrics aren't the BEST, but I think they are on the right track and with little improvements here and there, this band could be onto something really great in the future. Definitely worth a listen!

Great album.

and um..itunes needs to check the fact before writing an album review. The frontman's name is not actually Johnny, but Dante DeCaro from Wolf Parade (ex-Hot Hot Heat). Anyway, album's worth listening to.

A return to a lost art

This is yet again another example of a great band related to the Wolf Parade franchise. The hurt in Johnny's voice throughout the album produces a wonderful melody and deep sense of higher meaning in the listener. All the songs seem to recant great adventures in youth along with those loved, and those loved and lost. I am very excited to follow this new and exciting young band, I await their next album with much anticipation.

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