New Paltz, NY band What Moon Things is no stranger to Athens, having mixed and mastered its debut, self-titled LP here in town and joining forces with new local label Hot Grits to release it. The tunes that populate said album are heavy on mood and atmosphere, slow, viscous and guitar-heavy. The group seems to nod deliberately to certain influences throughout. Modest Mouse’s whammy-bar’d harmonics and The Cure’s chorus-coated excavations make early appearances—and set a cold, lovely tone for the rest of the record, which also experiments with sludgy grunge power and sensual post-pop. It feels reverent without being either melodramatic or cheeky. Also, judging by tunes like “Vampir,” I am pretty sure at least one member of What Moon Things enjoys latter-era Deftones almost as much as I.
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