It’s difficult to disassociate the name Night Moves without immediately thinking of the Bob Seger classic of the same name. The titular Minneapolis band, however, are quickly turning the page on that notion and running against the wind towards national recognition behind their expansive psych-country first full length foray Colored Emotions. Having put the record out originally for free, the band soon garnered attention from Domino who gave Night Moves the means to re-record the work with a heightened studio sheen.
Album opener “Headlights” paints a hauntingly lonely and powerful portrait of life on the road while “Only A Child” swims in deliciously off-beat indie-pop streams, and “Horses” sways and seduces with its tight rhythms and last call guitar lines.
This seamless yet unique blend of evocation in influences was recently outlined in an interview with Bullett:
“We grew up with our parents listening to Neil Young and Bob Dylan and those artists connected with us. Later on we got more into Todd Rundgren and Curtis Mayfield. It was really cool to see Todd Rundgren on Midnight Special, and David Bowie or Elton John on Soul Train and I think we were drawn towards musicians like that who were pop artists that could make good soul/glam songs. Other artists we were drawn to would be Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Rolling Stones, and The Ronettes.”
The deserved buzz surrounding Colored Emotions and their excellent live reputation has most recently landed Night Moves a slot opening for Django Django throughout the month of March including two nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Stream the band’s debut LP and check out their full upcoming tour dates below.
March 07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
March 08 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
March 09 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 12 Toronto, ON – Opera House
March 13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
March 15 Chicago, IL – Metro
March 16 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
March 19 Seattle, WA – Neptune
March 20 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
March 22 San Francisco, CA – Public Works
March 23 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre