Radio – Mansions on the Moon
by Vanessa Palmer - (Contact) - September 11, 2012
I thought M.O.T.M. had hit a lull; an incurable dry spell of sleepy tunes lacking a passionate energy. Their latest, just released a few hours ago, is a candid account of music’s somewhat sad state. Instead of a bitter tone, the band harnesses a creative, positive vibe that kind of makes you want to twirl around in whatever your current location may be…and sing. Laugh at this, but then take a listen for yourself! I’m hearing notions of M83, Passion Pit and Foster the People…of course with that ethereal M.O.T.M. twist.
‘Cause you heard it on the radio doesn’t make it beautiful / where did all the music go? / I think it’s locked in a box in my heart and my soul’