Mosey West

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:: Hodi’s Half Note :: May 11 :: (CD release)
:: hi-dive :: May 25 ::
:: Mishawaka Amphitheatre :: May 26 ::

Mosey West

Merica

Independent

4 out of 5 stars

They may still be a relatively new band, but the writing prowess of Fort Collins-based Mosey West makes it feel like they’ve been doing this for eons.

It also feels like they’re doing all of this writing in another time. With nods to country-rock legends like Uncle Tupelo, Gram Parsons and Neil Young, the band has a sound that is relaxed and perfect for a front porch. Lots of other acts have that sound too, but Mosey West’s magic is their phrasing, which keeps the material engaging throughout and eschews the chance of the album becoming background music. Phrasing comes in the form of poetic lines like, “Don’t get me wrong, my dear, plenty men round here would like to call your name,” off the track “Gone.” And it shows up again on the EP’s strongest track, “Bad Actors,” which has a direct Neil Young vibe.

Merica is Mosey West’s second EP in as many years and with that relatively modest output they’ve already landed a spot at the Wakarusa Music Festival. Not bad, gents. Keep it up.    — BFJ

 

:: Hodi’s Half Note :: May 11 :: (CD release)

:: hi-dive :: May 25 ::

:: Mishawaka Amphitheatre :: May 26 ::

 

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