A Love Sleeps Deeps bones rattle with all the seismic changes of the last five years since the release of The Moondoggies Adios, Im a Ghost. While the Washington band got lumped in early on with the woodsy folk-rock/Americana movement that sprung up in the Pacific Northwest in the 2000s, the core Moondoggies sound has always been rock in the more classical sense--more Pink Floyd than Woody Guthrie. A Love Sleeps Deep crystalizes that.Perhaps more importantly, A Love Sleeps Deep finds singer/guitarist Kevin Murphy at his most pointed as a songwriter. Theres no lyrical pussyfooting this time around. Lacking the need to prove himself, he opens up and lays bare his feelings. Generally, I feel frustrated because theres a lot of this escapist stuff going on in rock and roll, says Murphy. I just didnt want to not talk about my frustrations with what I was seeing around me. I have two little girls now, and Im just thinking about where things are going. Love in my life has changed everything.While the album on a whole is about love, theres an unmistakable anger boiling under the surface. Murphy captures the life-altering glory of finding real love on Sick in Bed and Easy Coming, and speaks to that special unbridled brand of parental love on Mother. But the highs exasperate his counterbalancing frustrations. He sings with poetic pointedness about the casual racism his girlfriend has faced on Cinder and how were all ruining the planet his daughters will inherit on Underground (A Love Sleeps Deep). He further lets his political feelings be heard on the distorted (literal) barnburner, Soviet Barn Fire.Recorded in Seattle in the spring of 2017 with production wizard Erik Blood (Shabazz Places, Tacocat, THEESatisfaciton), A Love Sleeps Deep is also an album of collaboration. The band seemingly threw each tune up in the air to see how it bounced around the room, making sure everyone got their hands on it. From around 30 initial demos, Blood helped select the most jam-heavy numbers.
- Start:April 24, 2018
- End:April 24, 2018
- Where:The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85016
- Event Type: Other
- Ticket Price:N/A