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August 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM
It’s not often that a band so explicitly lays out its intentions, but Everett, Wash., rockers The Moondoggies do just that in the liner notes to their latest album, “Adios I’m A Ghost.”
In a scrawled note, the band explains that their third LP, out today, is about death, rebirth and the changes that happen that kill some opportunities and pave the way for others. So, it’s about nearly the whole spectrum of existence, something not easily captured on 12 tracks.
Let’s just say that The Moondoggies don’t do a particularly great job of capturing that spectrum, but that goal was probably pretty lofty anyway. What they do end up with is a pretty great collection of indie rock tunes, many of carry an admittedly spooky vibe.
After an ethereal opening aptly titled “I’m A Ghost,” things get kicked off with the blazing rocker “Red Eye,” which jolts the album awake. It’s a good harbinger of the strong collection of songs that follow.
“Midnight Owl” is the lead single and it’s a great late-summer jam, taking the band outside of their previous sleepy comfort zone with some nifty drumming and jangly SoCal guitars that lend the song some nice instrumental moments.
There’s a lot to like on “Adios I’m A Ghost.” Go into it without the baggage of the band’s intent and the songs get even better.
-Owen R. Smith, on Twitter @inanedetails
July 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM
The schedule for Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee is below. Rumors have been flying that Soundgarden will play, but other than a “TBA” at 7:30 p.m. there has been no official word. That rumor has been based on pure speculation and some creative lip reading at the end of this video.
I can confirm that Hardly Art band, the Moondoggies, will headline the 12:30 a.m. showcase at The Mix.
Any bands from the label’s history that you wish were playing? Let us know in the comments.
The full schedule:
12th Avenue S and S Bailey
9am to noon – Yagya Opening Blessing
Sub Stage (at S. Homer Street)
8:30 pm – Built to Spill
7:15 pm – Mudhoney
6:00 pm – J Mascis
5:00 pm – METZ
3:45 pm – Pissed Jeans
2:30 pm – King Tuff
1:30 pm – Shearwater
(Beer Garden opens at noon)
Pop Stage (at S. Vale St.)
7:45 pm – Father John Misty
6:30 pm – Greg Dulli
5:20 pm – Shabazz Palaces
4:10 pm – The Baptist Generals
3:00 pm – clipping.
Elysian stage (at S. Lucile St.)
7:30 pm – TBA
6:15 pm – Chad VanGaalen
5:00 pm – The Catheters
4:00 pm – Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (this is TAD’s new band)
3:00 pm – Jack Endino’s Earthworm
2:00 pm – The Tom Price Desert Classic (Tom Price was in the legendary U-Men)
1:00 pm – David Buhler (The mind behind Loser Pale Ale and partner at Elysian Brewing)
(Beer Garden open at noon)
The Mix: The Hardly Art Sideshow Jubilee
12:30 am – TBA
11:30 pm – Deep Time
10:30 pm – Protomartyr
9:30 pm – Hausu
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