The Moondoggies

Moondoggies - (2010) - «Tidelands»

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Bitrate: VBR
Size: 77,8 Mb
Total Time: 00:42:14
Track listing:

01. It's A Shame, It's A Pity
02. Tidelands
03. What Took So Long
04. Uncertain
05. Empress Of The North
06. Lead Me On
07. Down The Well
08. Can't Be In The Middle
09. We Can't All Be Blessed
10. A Lot Of People On My Mind



- Release Info -------------------------------------------------------------- -

Artist: Moondoggies
Album: Tidelands
Label: Sub Pop Records
Playtime: 42:14 min
Genre: Rock
Rip date: 2011-02-23
Street date: 2010-10-12
Size: 62.72 MB
Type: Normal
Quality: 196 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo

- Release Notes ------------------------------------------------------------- -

There is something inherently calming about large bodies of water. In times
of emotional duress, standing at the edge of an ocean watching the waves roll
in and out, centers the spirit in a way that standing on terra firma cannot.
Kevin Murphy (lead vocals, guitar) chose to title the Moondoggies new album
Tidelands in part because of a remote area outside his old stomping grounds
of Ketchikan, Alaska where he used to go to escape from civilization. More
importantly, as the sly recurring themes of water throughout the Seattle
quartets second full-length underscore, these are songs crafted to provide
solace, sense, and cause for celebration in a world fraught with turmoil.

What the water represents can be taken many different ways, concedes
Murphy. Many of the lyrics came to me while trying to be constructive in how
I dealt with feeling depressed, rather than just getting wrapped up in my own

Although full-throated vocal harmonies are still central to the bands sound,
the ten selections that comprise Tidelands embrace a wider range of timbres
and dynamics than their 2008 debut, Dont Be A Stranger. Stylistically, this
sophomore set is a strong creative leap forward for the young band. There are
selections fashioned from little more than hushed acoustic guitar and vocals
(the haunting A Lot of People On My Mind), and otherslike the robust What
Took So Longthat rise and fall and accumulate momentum, veering towards
gospel fervor with impassioned blasts of organ, then reeling back in quiet
reflection. Tunes written almost exclusively by Murphy are juxtaposed with
those born from long sessions improvising with his band mates: drummer Carl
Dahlen, keyboard player Caleb Quick, and bassist Robert Terreberry. There are
numbers that were composed at home in Seattle, alongside others created
during Murphys isolation in Alaska (Empress of the North). Lead Me On,
featuring violin by Seth Warren of the Maldives, sprang from the union of two
different songs by Kevin and Carl. Further enriching the albums sonic
palette are pedal steel performances by another member of the Maldives, Chris

Recorded in the winter months bridging 2009 and 2010, the record has a more
unified feel than its predecessor. On our first album, we crammed everything
on there, because we didnt know if we were ever going to have another
opportunity, admits Kevin. This time I really wanted it to make sense as an
album. There was a theme, and I felt that honing in on certain songs and a
particular feeling made it a more interesting record, and not just Dont Be A
Stranger, Part 2. (Songs deemed worthwhile, but inappropriate for inclusion
on Tidelands, found a home on the EP Youll Find No Answers Here, released in
June 2010.)

The new album was produced and recorded by the band and Erik Blood (who also
oversaw the making of their debut), with additional production input from
Seattle stalwarts Phil Ek and Kurt Bloch. The quartet experimented and took
risks during this process: multiple reads on the same song were tried, with
various vocal and instrumental arrangements taken up and abandoned until the
right balance was struck. While Empress of the North appears on Tidelands
as a hushed acoustic ballad consisting entirely of acoustic guitar and
pained, longing vocals, Blood convinced the guys to record an additional,
vintage soul-style rendition of the tune. Bloch, meanwhile, recorded the
quartet live-in-studio to capture the feel of their spirited live shows.

Though they sprang from Seattles vibrant roots music scene, the Moondoggies
are a band schooled in much more than the common touchstones of the current
Americana movement; there are no intentions of treading water stylistically
here. Its precisely this creative stretching that has resulted in the bands
most artistic step forward to date: Tidelands.

- Track List ---------------------------------------------------------------- -

01. Its a Shame, Its a Pity ( 2:43)
02. Tidelands ( 3:17)
03. What Took So Long ( 5:48)
04. Uncertain ( 5:13)
05. Empress of the North ( 3:48)
06. Lead Me On ( 3:53)
07. Down the Well ( 5:35)
08. Cant Be in the Middle ( 3:30)
09. We Cant All Be Blessed ( 5:16)
10. A Lot of People On My Mind ( 3:11)
The Moondoggies - Don't Be A Stranger (2008)

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Artist: The Moondoggies
Title Of Album: Don't Be A Stranger
Year Of Release: 2008
Country/City: USA, Seattle
Label: Hardly Art
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock / Country Rock / Southern Rock
Format: mp3
Bitrate/Quality: CBR 320 kbps / 44100Hz / Joint Stereo
File Size: 119,91 MB

01. Ain't No Lord (3:22)
02. Black Shoe (3:54)
03. 'Ol Blackbird (2:27)
04. Save My Soul (0:48)
05. Changing (4:36)
06. Night And Day (7:58)
07. Undertaker (3:45)
08. Jesus On The Mainline (2:06)
09. Long Time Coming (7:25)
10. Old Hound (2:28)
11. Make It Easy (5:37)
12. Bogachiel Rain Blues (4:27)
13. I Want You To Know (5:10)
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The Moondoggies - You'll Find No Answer Here [EP] (2010)

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Artist: The Moondoggies
Title Of Album: You'll Find No Answer Here
Year Of Release: 2010
Country/City: USA, Seattle
Label: Hardly Art
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock / Country Rock / Southern Rock
Format: mp3
Bitrate/Quality: CBR 320 kbps / 44100Hz / Joint Stereo
Time: 16:22 min
File Size: 37,6 MB

01. It's Hard To Love Someone (3:40)
02. Just Makes Sense To Me (1:47)
03. Down The River (3:19)
04. Sad And Lonely (2:40)
05. Fly Mama Fly (5:36)
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The Moondoggies - Tidelands (2010)

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File Size: 93,11 MB

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Artist.....: The Moondoggies
Title......: A Love Sleeps Deep
Label......: Hardly Art
Genre......: Rock
Rip date...: 2018-04-12
Runtime....: 44:02
Tracks.....: 8
Size.......: 102m
Quality....: 320kbps 44.1kHz
Codec......: MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)
Encoder....: LAME


01. Easy Coming 06:15
02. Cinders 05:12
03. Match 04:05
04. Sick in Bed 05:42
05. Soviet Barn Fire 04:40
06. My Mother 04:15
07. Promises 05:19
08. Underground (A Love Sleeps Deep) 08:34
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"There’s a melody in everything, I’m trying to find a harmony, but nothing seems to work, nothing seems to fit".

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