Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Moaners

ARTIST / BAND: The Moaners

SONGs (MP3): "Cowboy Bob" / "Humid Air"

ALBUM: Nocturnal

FILE UNDER:  Rock / Folk / Experimental

LABEL: Holiday For Quince

INFO: Head south past the Mason-Dixon line and into the swamp-hot humidity of North Carolina’s summer months, and a porch-swing singalong with The Moaners starts to sound very appealing. Melissa Swingle (formerly of alt-country darlings Trailer Bride) and Laura King (formerly of Grand National) have been conjuring the spirit of the South for over five years and two records with the ambitious goal of “[capturing] the feeling of … Faulkner’s South, O’Connor’s South.” With Nocturnal, their spell is stronger than ever.

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