The endless river of kick-ass music coming out of Atlanta these days keeps on a ‘rollin with Mood Rings, a dreamy psyche-pop group with a 7” Promise Me Eternity that sounds like it could be a long lost gem from The Association, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds or even Spanky and Our Gang. William Fussell, Tymb Gratz, Christopher Alley and Peter Cauthorn have clearly been geeking out on scrumptious, trippy pop records from the past whose emphasis centered around lazy-day, wistful yearnings and it shows. Their abundance of jangly guitars, vaporous vocals and meandering melodies would seemingly fall under a sunshine-pop category if it weren’t for a barely-there, dark and sexy underbelly that moves this atmospheric sound into the new millennium. It’s both sweetly pensive and hauntingly ethereal all at once; a heart-tugging combo if there ever was one. This 7” follow-up on the tails of their incredible debut EP Sweater Weather Forever on Double Phantom Records definitely promises of more good things to come from this Atlanta foursome.
You can catch Mood Rings currently on tour with labelmates Carnivores.
-Post by Miss Dolly Mod
Mood Rings on Tour…
9/15 – The Velvet Lounge – Washington, DC *
9/16 – Dream Oven – Philadelphia, PA *
9/17 – The Dead Herring – Brooklyn, NY *
9/18 – Great Scott – Boston, MA *
9/19 – The Monkey House – Winooski, VT *
9/22 – Pop Montreal @ Royal Phoenix – Montreal, QC
9/25 – The Garage – Toronto, ONT *
9/27 – Zen Tapes Presents – Ann Arbor, MI *
9/29 – The Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI *
9/30 – The Ball Hall – Chicago, IL *
10/7 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC