MMOSS. Only Children will be available for trip-inducing consumption on November 13 and today Pitchfork premieres LP track "Another Dream" below.
MMOSS capture the psychedelic sounds of 60s like no other - from jangly organs, flutes and driving drums, unexpected arrangements, classic recording sounds and psychy harmonies, MMOSS emerge from the wilds of New Hampshire with a fully formed sound and vision.
From the damp and misty woods of New Hampshire emerges the second full length from psychedelic jam warriors MMOSS. The minute we heard the band’s 2011 debut on Burger Records they immediately rocketed to the front of our release “wish list.” Recorded by the band themselves at home, Only Children is everything we could have hoped for. The songs swirl and shimmer as the vocals waver and glide together like the trippiest acid test light show. Only Children is a decidedly heavier trip than the debut album, paring down the sheer number of tracks in favor of expanded blasts of musical mayhem. “War Sux” has the motoric kraut of Cave while “Marty Hills” lays down the drone and drum a la “Parson Sound.” That being said, MMOSS hasn’t lost their pop sensibility – “Another Day” and “Another Dream” take you from mono to stereo with cascading vocal harmonies so sweet, you won’t even notice that the hooks have already sunken in. Their vocal interplay affirms an affection for the group vocal stylings of the 60s west coast acts like the Rose Garden, Comfortable Chair & Peanut Butter Conspiracy, taking their melancholic and bittersweet recollections and bringing them to a plugged-in generation. MMOSS is the sound of hippies that took the brown acid and like it. Live free or die.
The vinyl edition of Only Children is pressed on 150gram, randomly mixed vinyl and includes a download code.
"Fantastically psychedelic and retrofitted with tambourines, flutes, and what sounds like a mellotron, MMOSS don’t just sound like a band rehashing bygone days of 60s experimentalism and open-minded, open-spectrum grooves. They literally sound like the real thing... I feel like somehow living way out in New Hampshire has done great things for this band." - I Guess I'm Floating
"Take a journey inside your mind’s garage. MMOSS can take you there. “Spoiled Sun” has an hypnotic groove that will open up the doors of reception; welcome to the world of mid-fi psychedelia. The guitars drone. The synths rip holes in the space-time continuum. The modulated vocals are nearly unintelligible so as to not distract you from whatever it is you’re thinking about now that you’ve entered MMOSS’s realm. Let go. You’ll be back in 5:35. Unless you put it on repeat…" - Day Kamp Music
"There’s a sense of mystery moving throughout the music of Mmoss – a sense of something familiar perhaps surreptitiously altered, or of traveling a well-worn path only to arrive at a destination previously unknown... No mystery at all, then, to declare we are fully invested in following Mmoss wherever the next journey leads." - Revolt of the Apes