Lay Low Moon is an indie folk collective based in Boston, MA. The first full-length release for the band On This Day Last Year is carefully crafted to contain moments of wonder from cover to cover. An honest and open effort, the high energy and skillful song craft is remarkable. A tenacious effort from Lay Low Moon is sure to captivate listeners with On This Day Last Year.
There are two tracks available for listening currently on either Soundcloud or Bandcamp. They are “All Affirming” and “Without You.” The track “All Affirming” is a sincere and polished effort in the indie folk vein. There are a variety of instruments in the song, each one marking its own trail with intricacies and tenacity. The song builds before eventually plateauing the energy at a cruising speed that is comfortably exciting. It runs long for a single at four minutes and seventeen seconds, however fans of the genre will find it a worthy listen. After getting to know the single it becomes apparent that the transition between the song before it, and the spot that it is placed on the album, are expertly selected. The upswing of energy that it provides for the whole rest of the listening experience is electric.
The upcoming release of On This Day Last Year seems promising from the energy of the leading single “All Affirming.” The sincerity of the lyrics, the attention to detail in composition and song structure, skillful and complex instrumental sections, and an overall upbeat tone despite an emotional delivery in lyrical tone.
The album is also stocked with many other gems. The album’s title-track “On This Day Last Year” paints a vivid picture with imagery and descriptive lyrics over a lone strummed guitar. “Shadow On My Ceiling” is a slower and groovier tune than others on the album. It is not out of place, another example of the important placement and order of the tracks on On This Day Last Year. The rich sound of acoustic guitars, coupled with the support from backing instruments on a fair number of the tracks, is the underline of the album. On This Day Last Year will be satisfying to fans that have awaited the first full-length release from Lay Low Moon, as well as new fans just discovering their work.
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