Indie band Night Moves has been slowly turning into one of my favorite local acts of the summer. I got a chance to catch their show at Grand Old Day in St. Paul in early summer and their sound has been resonating in my head ever since.
The trio formed in 2009 and since then have evolved into a family of four. With a handful of self-recorded tracks, they were later paired up with producer Thom Monahan to put the finishing touches on their debut album Colored Emotions, released on Domino Records. The label also boasts the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Dan Deacon, Dirty Projectors, to name a few. Not bad company to be in by any means.
They have been touring the country this summer with the likes of Father John Misty in support of their first release with new music undoubtedly on the way. For only being in their twenties, and only one album under their belts, it’s astonishing to hear such a polished, mature sound throughout the record. Their album opener, “Headlights” sets the mood for the rest of the record with dreamy vocals, catchy hooks, and the calming combination of acoustic and electric guitars throughout. They are undoubtedly a rock band by definition, but at times add a folk element with the inclusion of twangy acoustic guitars.
Below you can check out a preview of the album as well as their newest video for the title track “Colored Emotions”.