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Dread-laced and hopeful, meticulous and ecstatic - the music of Chicago based Minor Moon dances with contradictions. Using a sound palette comprised of folk-rock melody, alt-country spaciousness, indie-rock angularity, psych freak-outs and Caledonia-soul mysticism, bandleader Sam Cantor wrestles together something altogether different. It’s a sonic concoction driven by thoughtful songwriting whose final form slips through the hold of well-worn definitions and expectations.
On Minor Moon’s latest album, An Opening (out via Midwest Action / Ruination Record Co.), the band looks inward as they delve outward, delivering a personal examination of textured humanity in a postmodern age, underscored by brief but relentlessly sane glimpses of existential dread. It’s a “lush, stately” (Chicago Reader) and “completely captivating” (Happy Mag) exploration into the dichotomy between alienation and connection, dealing often with political and social motifs in a manner that is “hugely personal and yet reassuringly universal” (Atwood Magazine)