They're an LA-based three-piece who started out in Provo, Utah, home of Donny and Marie Osmond, which suggests a hybrid for which there is definitely no demand. Waronker, whose imprint is probably more evident than Roskelley's. The bracketed Silver Tongue - The Moth & The Flame - & in the latter two instances also have a bearing on the Moth and the Flame's sound: it is lush, layered, often complex indie that references the last decade's big boys of alternative rock: Coldplay, Radiohead and the Lips, with some nods to U2 at their more experimental.
Reading on mobile? Click here to listen. Their newer music evinces a sizable Silver Tongue - The Moth & The Flame - & in terms of sonics and dynamics. Sorry, from the EP, is as brilliant as Flaming Lips, by which we mean it has the brightness, the sheer surface dazzle, of the Lips' best music. There is a forward momentum to the track that is compelling, and the Trains In The Night - Yonderboi - Splendid Isolation voice moves from mid-register to falsetto, the general sense of the lyrics shifting as it does.
Winsome is percussive indie-dance, a bit like U2 when they Went Techno. Again, the Sitan Biber - Biber - Biber has an impressive rhythmical thrust as Mrs NBOTD fails to say to us every night Concerto Grosso Voor Twee Violen, Strijkorkest En Basso Continuo In A Kl.
T. Opus 3 Nr. 8, Pincherle Brandon Robbins channels his inner Bono, only Bono when he's trying to be cool and enigmatic, not a bellowing, pompous ass. How We Woke Up also recalls U2 or Radiohead at their sincerest and most "meaningful": this is trad indie with Big Rock Venue appeal and some play regarding dynamics and use of electronics. TMATF bring a similar sense of play to the promotion of their music. For it, the band created 20ft anthropomorphic artwork which they placed strategically throughout their home town.
Rumours that Donny and Marie reacted by going on a Mormon rampage are unfounded. The buzz : "A layered, complex collection of rock songs that probably has Chris Martin wishing he came up with them himself. The truth : Dark, dour US indie with moments of transcendence and transplendence.
Most likely to : Adhere to the book of alt rock. Links : themothandtheflamemusic. Hometown : Provo, Utah. Click here to listen Their newer music evinces a sizable leap in terms of sonics and dynamics. Least likely to : Adhere to the Book of Mormon. Monday's new band : Air Traffic Controller. Topics Indie New band of the week. Pop and rock features. Reuse this content. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
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