The Molochs are an organic and groovy good time. From chill to euphoric, America’s Velvet Glory is an updated glimpse of the past, from both music styles and personal stories.
“No Control” is a guitar-picking bounce track meant for the freedom of playtime. Grab a friend and run around the park, go to the local pub for a drink, or stay inside and have a dance party. Do anything you want, but good luck staying stagnant.
The languished singing of “Trouble With You” floats along with strumming chords and twanging melodies. It’s the song to play for your somewhat exasperating significant other, the one whose flaws make them just that more appealing. If they take offense to the good natured teasing, move to the next track “The One I Love” and place yourself back in their good graces.
The Molochs fill a gap in the music industry that has stood absent for far too long. They’ve brought the suave harmonizing that slows down the race of life. There is an art to doing nothing, so take a minute to breathe, remember you’re alive, and notice the details. “Little Stars” will sit alongside you with a chill persona.
When you are refreshed after the mental break, swing into “No More Cryin’” and get it together. The steady singing brings a dancing beat with a hopping hook. This track is like eating ice-cream. It just makes you smile.
“You and Me” captures a snapshot of a relationship you should walk away from, but hot damn it’s magnetic. It’s an ode to the damaged, but played to a pop rock aesthetic. This is the track you slap on a mixed tape and leave in a past lover’s mailbox. Just remember, the whole mixtape thing is a lot of work, so just put on one of their aforementioned soothing tracks and skip the trouble.
The Molochs are what we need in music, they pay homage to an older generation’s style while keeping current times apparent. They are musicians in the purest form.