The Moth & The Flame
Hailing from Utah and now stationed in Los Angeles, The Moth & The Flame fills a void in today’s omni-pleasing, moody and clever Alternative Rock category. The quartet can be rousingly anthemic (namely on “Young & Unafraid,” the lead single from the band’s album release for Elektra Records which boasts unabashedly ’80s synth riffs and stick-it-to-the-man lyrics) but also calculatedly math-like and Prog-y. The group is perhaps best categorized as “Chameleon Rock,” as it is capable of fluidly reflecting avowed influences as varied as Radiohead, Neil Young and Sparklehorse. The Moth & The Flame is multifaceted and piquant enough to suit a wide range of diverse musical taste.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Interpol, Coldplay, Radiohead, U2, Muse. (LS)