Mossbreaker is a group of four charming young boys from Los Angeles who churn out fuzz-heavy post-hardcore/space rock in the vein of Hum, late Jawbox and Failure. Now, we get it “oh cool, another throwback band” *jerk off motion*, but honestly, who fucking cares? Every band formed after 2000 takes influence from groups between 1975-1999, no matter what genre.
What Mossbreaker does is take a genre that lightly scratched the surface of radio waves in the mid-’90s and puts a youthful, modern punk spin on it. They crank out driving, bass-heavy songs with guitar tone that feels like it’s about to peel apart at any minute into a wall of noise, a constant drumming that’s so infectious you just have to move your head, and vocals that range from a soft coo to a sharp bite of angst with a mellow sing-song you would expect from a ’90s-influenced band. The lyrics make me want to know who hurt this guy. I wanna hold him…
Mossbreaker has two releases under their belt, including their latest Transmission which shows so much promise. Transmission is a record you can plug your head phones into and zone out to on your bed all night, or take with you on your morning commute and feel a bit better about going to your boring fucking job.
And guess what? We’ll be releasing Transmission on cassette to take with them on tour this summer. It’s perfect for your busted ass car radios, and your busted ass boom boxes. Hopefully that’ll hold you over until we release their upcoming full length debut later this year.
Mossbreaker - Between the Noise and You
7/28/17 · GKR041
Mossbreaker - Transmission
11/14/14 · GKR034