Sunday, September 26, 2010

Moses Campbell

A teenage gang from Los Angeles, Moses Campbell get their kicks from pop music (“we don’t have guns, at least we have our songs” they sing on New Country). Their sloppy but poppy approach comes across like the Magic Kids busking, brings to mind I’m From Barcelona back when they were fun and recalls The Mountain Goats’ rugged passion.

If the title of their debut album, Who Are You? Who Is Anyone?, suggests that Moses Campbell are young enough to be still wrestling with life’s unanswerable questions, then the pathos and clattering instrumentation are pulled off with such joie de vivre to win over even the hardest cynics.

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