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Night Moves' Colored Emotions is streaming

Night Moves drinking to success at Lyn-Lake Street Festival earlier this year.
Night Moves drinking to success at Lyn-Lake Street Festival earlier this year.
Photo by Erik Hess

The trippy debut album from Night Moves is streaming online a week ahead of its official release. Colored Emotions is the band's Domino Records debut, and it possesses a wealth of sonic influences that hearken back to the psychedelic '70s, as well as a pretty sizable revival about a decade ago.

Erik Thompson interviewed the guys recently for this week's featured print story, and they discussed the role producer Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Vetiver) played in honing the sound. Additionally, they detail their touring equipment now that they're a big-time act -- a bigger tent.

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As for the twangy delight of Colored Emotions, let a waterfall of the star-gazing pop found in classic Todd Rundgren, E.L.O., and even early Elton John flow in, and overflow out of your ears.

If there's any act that comes to mind more than others, it's the Flaming Lips. Credit frontman John Pelant's Coyne-ish, ceiling-scraping tenor lines and reverb touching nearly every surface of tracks like "Headlights" and "Horses." The latter song in particular even has a Lips-fave Dark Side of the Moon-style coda. Either that, or this is what the Eagles on acid would sound like.

Spin has all ten tracks, which are revamped from their self-released versions that emerged last year, streaming here.

Night Moves play a CD release show with Lord Huron and Enola Gay at 7th St. Entry on Tuesday, October 16. Click here.


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