The self titled debut from indie group, Muzz, is poetic and spacey. The group includes members of Interpol, The Walkman, and Bonny Light Horsemen, so it is easy to see the similarities in these acts. The deep, baritone voice of the lead vocalist, Paul Banks, leaves enough room for experimental instrument work from the other band members. It seems as though Banks’s voice is used as a tool to accentuate the instruments, not the other way around, as is usual. Throughout the album, nothing is straight forward. All of the lyrics are poetic, and require thought to interpret/understand. Luckily, the arrangements account for this, as the instrumentals allow for pensive thought.
Release date: June 5, 2020
Similar artist(s): The National, Interpol
Top tracks: Bad Feeing, Broken Tambourine, Evergreen