REVIEW: Supermoon – Playland
June 3, 2016 - Supermoon
Making their entrance on Vancouver indie tag Mint Records, Supermoon brings us a plain new LP of self-aware indie cocktail tracks. Playland successfully marries elements of upbeat, jangly cocktail with candid garage rock, and any lane facilities intelligent lyrics around a lead singer’s honeyed vocals that belligerent a strain via all a fun. Having only come behind from NYC Popfest final weekend, Playland is a ideal segway to some-more nostalgic-sounding twee cocktail — and a sunlit lead guitar riffs and altogether enterprising atmosphere positively acquire a summer!
Playland opens with a lane “Night Division,” a ideal introduction to Supermoon’s sound. The darker drum tools contrariety ideally with a brighter lead guitar riffs, that ring out in that familiar, twisted way. Charmingly slight vocals and relentless pitter-patter continue a engaging complicated contrast, while also nodding to a Sarah Records-esque indie cocktail of a ‘90s.
Following marks “Witching Hour” and “If You Say So” successfully build adult movement for a quite familiar “Bottleships,” that has also been expelled as a band’s initial singular in April. The lead guitar provides an confident gusto opposite a childish melody, and a hairy atmosphere reinforces a dreamlike peculiarity of a song. The guitar exaggeration builds adult toward a finish of a song, maybe alluding to a suit of a boat holding off.
“Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves,” maybe a not-so-shy curtsy to California- and New York-based author Joan Didion’s most-quoted line, sounds reasonably beachy. The repeated vocals and fun nonetheless murky guitar tools ring out together in a summery haze. The manuscript continues to offer pushing cocktail in a same vein, though any strain brings something somewhat opposite to a table.
Playland was expelled on May 20th, 2016. The manuscript can be downloaded digitally and is also accessible as a 2×7 record for we collectors out there!