Moon Glyph 2011 Sampler
There are a lot of good things about being able to check your email via your phone while you are away on vacation, namely the fact that you can try to keep up with things and only have a few hundred unread emails when you get back. I discovered one bad thing this last weekend, as I got an email the day I left featuring a link to the 2011 Moon Glyph compilation that the label had put together for the Pitchfork Music Festival a few weeks back. While I was excited to get the link, I knew I was still days away from actually hearing the tracks, featuring new and unreleased material from some of the very best bands in the local (and regional) scene. Highlights are all over the place, from the zonked out synths of Food Pyramid, Camden and Forma to the faded pysch pop of Velvet Davenport, Magic Castles and Dead Luke. Claps, Lee Noble and Ghostband all take on various forms of minimalistic synths, ranging from the pop-y to the deranged. The “album” is book-ended by the buoyant pop of Buffalo Moon at the start and closed out with a spirited and funky jam from local duo Tender Meat, which leaves the listener with a high that makes them want to start it all over again. Check out the track list below and grab the link for the download to dive into another example of why out local scene, especially Moon Glyph, are getting the well deserved national attention that they deserve right now.