2019Worthwhile Sounds Presents...
MOVES (formerly Holy Ghost Tent Revival) Album Release Show! w/ The Mystery Lights
MarchDoors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv/ $15
Like Dr. Dog, Lake Street Dive, and Vulfpeck, these experienced musicians carry on the traditions of layered instrumentation and stout three-part harmonies, proving themselves students of ‘60s and ‘70s rock greats while finding plenty of room for contemporary flair. On stage, they provide non-stop entertainment with each member moving seamlessly from one instrument to the next, delivering well-crafted shows with undeniable ensemble-wide chemistry that’s as much a visual treat as a sonic one.
Moves recently released its self-titled debut album digitally with a physical release coming soon. Funneled through smooth production by River Whyless’ Dan Shearin, the dozen original tracks feature lyrics that reflect on love and loss, while making eloquent pleas for social justice and harmony. Pocketed between them are bursts of raw storytelling that would feel at home in an anthology of modern Southern literature and further showcase the versatility of this gifted group.
The explosive live shows gradually became the stuff of legend, as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery. Organically unfolding over the nights months and years, the Lights’ sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful 70s punk, that is all their own. 2016 finds these rock’n’roll knights embarking upon the next logical step – unleashing their own brand of kick out the jams on tour and in the studio.
When Daptone Records launched their Wick Records rock imprint, they wasted no time approaching The Mystery Lights as their inaugural act. Hot on the heels of the “Too Many Girls”/”Too Tough To Bear” single, Wick officially released The Mystery Lights’ debut LP, recorded at Daptone Records’ House of Soul studio, on June 24 and they’ve been on the road touring nonstop since. Be sure to look out for them!
– Jonathan Toubin