Moonlight Bride – Twin Lakes EP Review

By Travis Parnaby

Fans of modern noise-pop outfits like the Pains of Being Pure at Heart will warm to Moonlight Bride’s latest offering.

Emerging from Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Twin Lakes EP is the band’s first output since their 2009 debut album ‘Myths’ and sees them tread a familiar 90s melodic rock path.

Wearing influence Sonic Youth on its sleeves, opener ‘Diego’ sets the scene and is the best cut here. It starts as an acoustic twang before the group smashes the effects pedals, and driving guitars, bass, and drums take over. It’s a direction the four-piece will hopefully take on their upcoming sophomore album, as this shows plenty of promise.

Radio-friendly ‘Lemonade’ – in the mould of Silversun Pickups – is an ode to summer love while ‘Versinthe’ is a short but sweet workout that could easily turn into an extended jam in a live setting.

Slow burner ‘Drug Crimes’ momentarily changes the pace before the dramatically-titled closer ‘And the Death Ship Had A New Captain’ rounds things out with its tension-building soundscape, reminiscent in style to Cage The Elephant.

The Twin Lakes EP is available from February 28, 2012. Check out details on