Mourning Moon is a four-piece, an original alternative Rock band from Ruston, La. Dr.Trenchfoot
is a song about WW 1 off of their debut EP Spirit Animal. Offering up an infectious and characterful leading bassline and well-rounded performances from all involved, Mourning Moons Dr.TrenchFoot effectively fuses the spacious and organic sound of classic rock-inspired melody and structural progression.
The intensity of the music is as striking as ever. Mourning Moon takes the most alternative synths and sounds available and seems to express certain emotional depths by means of specific production techniques, even so much so as which type of distortion to use and when exactly to use it. Throughout the four minutes and forty-two seconds that Dr.Trenchfoot is playing, there are distorted walls of sound followed by gentle and dreamlike puddles of minimalism, all of which add to the emotional realness and the journey, and of which showcase the true scope of their ability as artists and producers.
The vocal effect chosen adds a level of distortion and grit that helps keep the band firmly in the rock category, as opposed to the recent tendency for bands to veer off in more of a pop direction. In this case, the band seems free from the confines of societal genre dictations or rules, and this makes for a genuine rock and roll inspired listening experience – complete with high energy guitars and rhythm, and a passionate yet notably mellow leading voice; one that seems to fit in well with the carefree, easy-going vibe of organic music dedicated to the good times.
Structurally the band has put together a song that has a number of distinct threads to keep things familiar, yet that varies and evolves often enough to make sure that interest and attention are maintained. The lyrics come through in fairly short snippets, laying out the song’s sentiment pretty clearly. The vocal performance presenting this has a notably easy-going and fun sound and style that fits the concept and upbeat nature of the music really well. There’s a delicacy to the voice in many instances and this feeds into the organic, spacious element of the whole release.