Genre: bedroom pop
Hometown: San Francisco, CA // Cincinnati, OH
Influences: Simon and Garfunkel, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit
Sounds like: Built to Spill, Alex G, Dr. Dog
Self-reflective and erratic, moonweather’s new single Until Later bubbles forth with frothy, electric energy, hiding thoughtful wistfulness behind cheerful pageantry and reverberant vigor. At only two minutes long, it packs a miniature yet mighty punch, dropping in right away with dynamic vocals, thrumming guitar chordings, light piano harmonies, and vocals that ricochet in and out.
Upon listening, it’s readily apparent that moonweather is a close-knit group. Boasting an extremely collaborative songwriting style wherein band members collaborate equally on virtually all facets of songwriting – lyrics and arrangements included – the song pieces itself together as it progresses into something rambunctious and homogenous and ultimately endearing.
All things together, Until Later sees the band trying to fit the mistakes they’ve made into their lives as they age and self-actualize, foregrounded against a backdrop of shiny surfaces, road trips, and train journeys. Drawn from their second full-length album Overgrown, it’s a storied reflection on aging and on problems that seem insignificant on their own, but together compound into bigger issues. The Cincinnati group is a prime example of musicians with a killer work ethic working together toward mainstream success.