If your having a causal workday with not much happening, why not brighten it up by spending 20 minutes listening to the new EP by Mosman Alder called ‘Burn Bright’.
The EP which features the popular single ‘Raisin Heart’ is a relaxing listen, which considering what a meticulously crafted piece of work it is is kind of ironic. The five track EP has a lot going on in it, but maintains this melancholy beat which is almost perfect to work to as it just keeps plodding along.
‘Raisin Heart’ has rightly been the most popular track off the EP, and in many ways sounds like The National collaborated with Dappled Cities. Both Matt Berninger (The National) and Mosman Alder’sValdis Valodze have these deep commanding baritone voices which dominate each song, whilst the keyboard work and hazy back up vocals just screams Dappled Cities. As a big fan of both The National and Dappled Cities, I love Mosman Alder. I particularly like the build up to the final chorus in ‘Raisin Heart’ and the backing harmonies, its a really cool song.
The other news is that Mosman Alder are touring to support their new EP, and will be playing three dates. Be sure to catch them live in what are sure to be very intimate performances.
Fri, Jun 15 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD
Fri, Jun 22 – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Jun 23 – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW