Moses Campbell // Expectations
Big Joy Records
Recommended Track: Cold
Listening to Moses Campbell can make a sane person deeply nostalgic. Reminiscent of the indie-folk that became steadily popular in late 90s and into the mid 2000s, their music takes you right back to those moments of when you drove around your hometown feeling very young and confused.
Riddled with powerful pop acoustic guitar riffs that escalate into massive walls of sound, Moses Cambellʼs Expectations is pleasant collection of tracks that belong on a label like Orange Twin.
However, there is something in particular that separates Moses Campbell from simply being characterized as “indie-folk” and brings to the mind comparisons to groups like Cap nʼ Jazz. The songs are fervent with angsty teen emotion in both the lyrical and musical composition that itʼs hard not to get contemplative and sad. Just listen to “Everythingʼs My Fault” and “Nest”, both of which really explore being depressed and crying.
The track “Cold” is easily the catchiest track off Expectations. The song, which is held together by Moses Campbellʼs forceful violinist, exhibits the groups ability to create music that always end with an explosive musical bang.
Expectations is available in digital format, as well as on cassette and CD. Go on and get sad with them.