One of the best perks of starting MMC was the influx of amazing musicians we found in the Midwest area. It seems like every Artist of the Month we put up becomes my new favorite band and The Moose is no exception. With a wide array of musical interests, it’s always nice to find a band that crosses so many genres to satisfy all of those interests. The downside of that is when it comes time to write about those kinds of bands picking a genre that will give the audience a general sense of their sound is hard. While a fan described The Moose as “southern emo blues” it’s hard to know exactly what that would be, it some how is strangely fitting but even that isn’t quite all encompassing. That’s Why My Friends Call Me Whiskers is a fast-paced song that feels like Modest Mouse covering a Justin Timberlake song while Cabeza de Vaca is a much more tender and traditional acoustic indie song. I think the best way to describe their sound is try to imagine if Brand New made an all acoustic album, it has the same intimate lyrics while keeping an undeniable rock’n’roll vibe. We sat down with The Moose to talk about their sound, their intense workload, and their not-actually-animal-inspired name.
MMC: Tell us a bit about you guys and the band.
beautiful, but that’s also been Daves nickname for Matt for 7 or 8 years, the nickname for Mitch and Matts dog, among many other things. It just seemed like a recurring theme in our lives that feltlike a good representation of who we are. So we went with it.
Moose: It will be our first “official” tour, we had one short one back in November. We’re mostly excited to play in new places, and experience the local scenes from all these different cities.