The Moondoggies – Adiós I’m A Ghost (2013)
The Moondoggies are among the latest bands to crop up from Seattle’s fertile, folk-inspired flowerbed, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Band of Horses and Blitzen Trapper. Adios, I’m a Ghost, the Everett, WA, quartet’s third full-length record and first for Sub Pop, covers a broad cross section of the ’60s folk, psychedelia, and ambient alt-country sounds that have come to redefine the region. After opening with a brief spell of woodsy fingerpicking, the band gets right into it on “Red Eye”, which turns the record’s soft opening on its ear with a full-bodied chunk of twangy rock and roll. From there, “Pride” revels in the haunting, backwoods folk of Fleet Foxes, “Start Me Over” channels Band of Horses’ big, pastoral power pop, and the echoed, ’70s groove of “A Lot To Give” screams My Morning Jacket.