Thursday, October 25, 2007
NOT at CMJ: Moonbabies
If there's one thing we Bobkats love, it's Scandinavian music. More specifically, Swedish indie-pop. Nothing makes our hair stand like the sweet coos of Hello Saferide or the rhythmic jangles of The Ark. I don't even have to mention Jens (who's on a first-name basis now) or Peter Bjorn and John for that matter. So who's next on our Nordic love tour? How about co-ed indie-pop duo Moonbabies, whose 2007 release, Moonbabies at the Ballroom, is a fun mix of synthesizers and acoustic guitars (the combination never gets boring).
Aside from their 2005 so-called 'mini album,' Moonbabies at the Ballroom is the duo's first album since their outstanding 2004 release, The Orange Billboard. Slightly more dense, At the Ballroom makes great use of dreamy harmonies and at times even sounds epic. The strength of the album comes from the duo's ability to blend genres (think of it as a mix between Creeper Lagoon and Architecture in Helsinki).
Moonbabies - War On Sound [from 2005's War On Sound mini-album and 2007's Moonbabies at the Ballroom]
Moonbabies - Take Me To The Ballroom [from Moonbabies at the Ballroom