AN INTERVIEW: MOSS

Moss is playing this weekend’s Culture Collide fest in Los Angeles. I’ve written about this Dutch band before, who give a unique spin on British-influenced indie rock.

In honor of them coming to America, we had a really short and illuminating interview with Jasper from the band.

They play Friday at 9pm (The Echoplex) and Saturday at 7pm (Origami Records).

SOP: Tell us a bit about your newest album, which came out earlier this year. Where can fans in the US find it?

MOSS: It’s called Ornaments and is still only available in Europe. Fans in the U.S. can find it at Amazon or through import.

SOP: Give us five words to describe your sound.

M: Delay, reverb, guitars, drums, melody

SOP: What brings you to Los Angeles? Have you played the US before? When and where are your gigs during Culture Collide?

M: We’re coming to LA for the festival and to visit our friends from the London Police. We’ve played CMJ in NYC two years ago. We really enjoyed that. We play the Echoplex on Friday and we’ll do an instore at Origami Records on Saturday

SOP: What’s been your best experience at a gig? The worst one?

M: Best experience was the Lowlands festival in the Netherlands. The weather, the people, and the atmosphere were all great. The worst one was in Scotland where we played at a festival in the winter. Outside. We were all freezing and almost unable to play our instruments.

SOP: How will you deem this trip to the States a success? No arrests? You get to eat the best burrito of your life? Something else?

M: New jeans and guitars for everyone in the band.

SOP: Who are some bands from back home you’d recommend to readers?

M: Alamo Race Track, Jacco Gardner, The Secret Love Parade, Lola Kite, Eklin, zZz (Lola Kite is an excellent band -Ed.)


DAILY BREAD “LOVERST”

I wrote about Daily Bread a few weeks ago. Their latest (free!) EP, called The Present, is well, um, a present to their fans, and a bridge between first and second records. Album number two is called Iterum and will be out on 10/15.

While the band had previously self-dubbed themselves “sexy garage dance,” thankfully they’ve filed that one away. With the new material, there’s a move to a more accessible indie-electro sound that is both darker and more mature. Sounds like something every band says, so we’ll have to wait a few weeks to hear the proof.