New York City-based trio Moon Hooch honed its high-octane funk-jazz workouts by busking in NYC subway stations but has since transcended that subterranean start, opening tours for the likes of Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty and perennial indie pranksters They Might Be Giants. Comprised of saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and drummer James Muschler, Moon Hooch’s sonic assault involves deep bass grooves and intricate interplay, characteristics that have endeared the group to the jam-band and EDM sets. But the music on the band’s self-titled debut never comes off as mere wankery; instead, its organic approach acts as a wholly human counterpoint to the over-computerized detachment of most modern electronica.
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