Trouble in Mind announce the release of the sophomore album from New Hampshire-based psychedelic jam warriors MMOSS. Only Childrenwill be available for trip-inducing consumption on November 13 and today Pitchforkpremieres LP track “Another Dream.”
Here’s the first taste of Only Children, “Another Dream”, which features a paced Summer of Love organ and some lovely harmonies.
MMOSS capture the psychedelic sounds of 60s like no other – from jangly organs, flutes and driving drums, unexpected arrangements, classic recording sounds and psychy harmonies, MMOSS emerge from the wilds of New Hampshire with a fully formed sound and vision. More information on MMOSS below.
From the damp and misty woods of New Hampshire emerges the second full length from psychedelic jam warriors MMOSS. The minute we heard the band’s 2011 debut on Burger Records they immediately rocketed to the front of our release “wish list.” Recorded by the band themselves at home, Only Children is everything we could have hoped for. The songs swirl and shimmer as the vocals waver and glide together like the trippiest acid test light show. Only Children is a decidedly heavier trip than the debut album, paring down the sheer number of tracks in favor of expanded blasts of musical mayhem. “War Sux” has the motoric kraut of Cave while “Marty Hills” lays down the drone and drum a la “Parson Sound.” That being said, MMOSS hasn’t lost their pop sensibility – “Another Day” and “Another Dream” take you from mono to stereo with cascading vocal harmonies so sweet, you won’t even notice that the hooks have already sunken in. Their vocal interplay affirms an affection for the group vocal stylings of the 60s west coast acts like the Rose Garden, Comfortable Chair & Peanut Butter Conspiracy, taking their melancholic and bittersweet recollections and bringing them to a plugged-in generation. MMOSS is the sound of hippies that took the brown acid and like it. Live free or die.
The vinyl edition of Only Children is pressed on 150gram, randomly mixed vinyl and includes a download code.
RIYL: Paperhead, Woods, Cave, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Soundtrack of Our Lives