Night Moves have announced that the single "Country Queen" will be released on March 25th to coincide with the release of debut album 'Colored Emotions'. The album initially received a US release in October 2012, and now the band's bringing it to Europe.
From the beginning, "Country Queen" radiates a warmth and fluidity that continues into the lavish waves of sound that occur right up until the single's tender conclusion. Similar words can be said of the rest of 'Colored Emotions' as it roams across atmospheric soundscapes, effortlessly blending bluesy, wholesome Americana with psychedelic bursts.
Given the album's feel, it's unsurprising that the band worked with producer/mixer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, Devendra Banhart) to tighten and brighten the album. However, it's the album's apparent maturity that separates it from many debut releases.
The core members of Night Moves, guitarist/lead vocalist John Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, grew up together in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and spent their younger years rotating in and out of one another's musical orbits. After a couple of promising false starts, the trio re-coalesced in 2009 in earnest as Night Moves and began recording. Since then, the band has been joined by drummer Jared Isabella completing their live set-up.
"Country Queen" will be available from March 25th digitally (RUG515D). Colored Emotions will be available digitally (WIG296D), on CD (WIGCD296) and on vinyl (WIGLP296) from March 18th.