In this edition of our song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape the spotlight turns to Spies’ upcoming single ‘Moosehead’.
From it’s brooding percussive intro to the melodically weaving undercurrent of the first verse the depth and weight of ‘Moosehead’ sonically, becomes clear.
Pushed forward by the persistent pounding of syncopated drum patterns, Spies’ sound is given a broader feel by the deft harmonic howls of guitar that form the recording’s backdrop.
Central to the washing soundscapes of screeching guitar tones and dominating rhythm is the main vocal. Never losing focus or a sense of place within this turbulent large-scale production, the vocal delivers a clear and defined core for the music to expand upon.
Frantically building to an enthralling crescendo the Dublin band’s latest single blends post-punk atmosphere with alternative-rock dynamism to result in a powerfully affective sound that reveals hidden textures with each listen.
An exciting new release from Spies, ‘Moosehead’ is a brilliant showcase of the group’s considered songwriting and musicianship. Stunning.
It is for these reasons that ‘Moosehead’ by Spies is this week’s addition to The Mixed-Tape. The single will be released on August 1st as a 7″ vinyl on Trout Records. To read previous additions to the feature click here.