On-Air Review: Moondoggies

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Artist: The Moondoggies
Album: Adios I’m a Ghost
Released: August 13, 2013
Label: Hardly Art

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    Adios Im A Ghost Review Fernando Espinosa

Self-defined as shapeless, Seattle native Moondoggies released their latest album “Adios I’m A Ghost” this past August. Composed of Kevin Murphy, Caleb Quick, Bobby Terreberry, Carl Dahlen, and Jon Pontrello, The Moondoggies bring a totally new and evolved album. “Adios I’m A Ghost” brings a new style of lyrics, music, band line-up, and all while maintaining some of the core rock and folk behavior of the band.

Founding the album, “Red Eye” begins to play with powerful guitar rhythms and exploding drums. “Red Eye” introduces the explorer to The Moondoggies’ power to create a strong rock sound while incorporating their signature soothing lyrics. Fully energetic, “Red Eye” is the perfect way for “Adios I’m A Ghost” to begin your adventure.

Changing playing style, “A Lot to Give” brings a more compelling story. Eerie and almost creepy, The Moondoggies achieve a song full of dominant guitar melodies and drums that seem to echo in your body as they bang in your head. “A Lot to Give” has lyrics that inspire and shadows The Moondoggies own performance.

With a more hopeful and contented tone, “Stop Signs” eases through the album. Preserving more of the folk sound, The Moondoggies deliver a melody that connects with an anecdote of love and passion. “Stop Signs” delivers an optimistic view on the life of a relationship, and is sure to strengthen yours with The Moondoggies.

“Adios I’m a Ghost” is a fascinating collection of a new sound that the Moondoggies have worked on for over a decade. The stories, the lyrics, the melodies, and the atmosphere created by the album are an experience like no other that the Moondoggies offer in the best way that they have ever done.

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Reviewed by: Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros

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