As usual, when I get ready to listen to a band I usually go in with an open mind. I had no idea what to expect from Cincinatti’s Walk The Moon, but they gave me a great sound. With a sound very similar to Two Door Cinema Club, these guys are a lot of fun. I’m not the only one who thinks so because these guys have earned a spot at this years Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The first song “Tightrope” is a song that immediately tells you what they’re about. A fun, fast beat and happy musicality, this song kicks the EP off very well. This song is a great sing along and will be a fan favorite at shows. The next song “anywayican” is a little slower. There is less instrumentation. The song consists of basically just a relatively simple, yet catchy drum beat with a few quick riffs played over it. Its a very lyrically driven song that gives a nice change of pace.
“Tete-A-Tete” is a song that has a jazzy feel to it. There is really great instrumentation at the beginning before the lyrics come into play. Once the lyrics come in, there is a few heavy riffs played, but they bring it right back to their cheery ol’ sound right away. This is a great short song that has some great guitar riffs in it. “Drunk In The Woods” is a song that sounds a lot like a lighter version of Sleigh Bells. Its an in your face sound but the voice and other instrumentation really give it a happier feel. The hook slows down is very lyrically driven, then they kick it in your face quickly after. This is a great song as it meshes several sounds seamlessly together.
They threw in an acoustic version of “Tightrope” and I must say it is very good, but, then again, I am a sucker for anything acoustic. “Burning Down The House” is another great compilation of sounds. It starts off kind of blusey then goes into a kind of punk sound. They have short lines with in-your-face-musicality. They have chants of “Burning Down The House!” Its not as fast as modern day punk, but still punky in the Misfits kind of sense. They then bring in some horns and electric sounds that really transforms it. This song is a great way to end off this EP because it incorporates everything they have done on the album into a great song that sounds almost nothing like everything else, but it does at the same time.
Watch out for Walk The Moon for those going to the farm this summer. I know when I go, I’m going to do the best I can to catch their set because I feel like it’d be a great show. They have so many great sounds that I love. Seriously though, do what you can to catch these guys over the summer; you won’t be disappointed