Pocket The Moon [Self-Titled]
“An indie two-piece with folksy and electronic flavor, Pocket the Moon delivers a striking instrumental and vocal delight with a slightly dark and somber aesthetic.” – Claire MorganClaire Morgan
out of 10
Pocket the Moon
Pocket The Moon
June 24th, 2011
A distinctive and gifted duo consisting of Sara Crawford and Geoff Goodwin, Pocket the Moon and their new self-titled LP demonstrate imagination and brilliance and undoubtedly justify their achievement of the 2011“Best New Local Act” title from the Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta survey. An indie two-piece with folksy and electronic flavor, Pocket the Moon delivers a striking instrumental and vocal delight with a slightly dark and somber aesthetic.
“Sleepwalking”, a heavy-eyed track with warm piano and tight drum recordings introduces the listener to Sara’s haunting and moving vocals as she chants “It was only a dreammmmm”.
With its novel combination of instrumentals and electro elements, “Rooftops” delivers the fragility and harmony of an Azure Ray hit—especially with the elusive vocals of Sara Crawford.
“Falling” has an electro tinge and exhibits a refreshing darkness and edginess—the perfect song for driving home from downtown at 4 am. This song almost has a shoe gaze-like appeal—to the point where one might be convinced it came straight off of a Sneaker Pimps album.
“Hipster Haircut”, a more indie/folksy track provides a change of pace with refreshingly clever lyrics. “I hate your trendy hipster hair. Did you get that to impress the anorexic painter so you can stay out late with her on the futon that you stole from me?” Employing unique features such as the xylophone and trumpet, “Peters Lament” provides a folksy, sing-a-long ballad, with the staple subject of lost love.
Overall, Pocket the Moon, thought endlessly talented, seems to be going through some sort of identity crisis. From delicate to vulgar, Fleet Foxes to My Bloody Valentine, there is not a sure shot image of who this band truly is (or wants to be) within the walls of this LP. However, all of their alter egos prove to be equally satisfying and dazzling—something that cannot be said for most groups in their early stages.