On their upcoming album, An Opening, Minor Moon looks inward as they delve outward, delivering a personal examination of textured humanity in the postmodern age, underscored by brief but relentlessly sane glimpses of existential dread.
New single and opening track Hold Me Up (Liar) paints a series of impressionistic images that explore how a person experiences their sense of self as time passes. The track is borne along by a sense of future uncertainty as it looks to the past, addressing a person's vitality and the idea that, throughout our lives, we actually live many lives and say goodbye to ourselves many times.
And musically, it all clicks. Eminently smooth and stuffed full of thoughtful harmonies, Hold Me Up (Liar) morphs from a spacey and rich horn-led introduction into an airy waltz, lush and melodic, bearing atmospheres of neon midnights under gentle, unaffected guitar tones and backing organs. Through it all, Cantor hints at something primal; a powerful image that's open to many interpretations.
Calling Chicago home, the four-piece, led by singer/songwriter Sam Cantor, have released a five-song EP, a prior full length record and played nearly a hundred shows – all since their 2016 inception. Now, with their next record on the cusp of release Minor Moon is preparing for national recognition.
Label: Ruination Record Co. Genre: folk rock Hometown: Chicago, IL Influences: Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Radiohead Sounds like: Wilco, Grizzly Bear, Big Thief