The Red Moons is a promising alternative/grunge rock band I discovered two weeks ago with one of their song, Candor, off from their single called, Boomerang // Candor, released on June 21, 2019. The band started their careers with a long-play album called, Out of Touch in 2015. Since then, The Red Moons released two more long-play albums, A Hightened Sense (2017) and Eat Your Own (2018), and one single, Boomerang // Candor in 2019. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
The Red Moons is undoubtedly one of the exciting bands from the Underground rock scene in Chicago. Listening to Candor was the first time I heard about them, and they earned my respect as I continued looking at their social media and reading about them. When I think about the overall picture in my head of The Red Moons, I feel like these gentlemen are fantastic musicians, making fantastic music, yet not interested in the business side of things at all. This is a very common issue between bands lately.
I am so much into stoner rock and metal lately, and this was what struck me about The Red Moons at first. They have this remarkable dirty Gibson sound in this song that gallops all the way to the end. First of all, Candor is a song, special with its energy, groove, mood, and musicality. It has very satisfying standards in everything. In this example, The Red Moons has decided to focus more on the song’s overall energy while keeping other things as simple as possible. And I agree with them on this decision; I’d suggest doing exactly the same thing.
The song hits you with its fantastic atmosphere at first, then takes you on a moody but exciting journey. The band shows potential with their approach, decisions, ideas, experience, and talent in capturing such energy in their album. This is one of the most delicate/characteristic grunge/stoner rock sounds I have heard for a long time. And whenever these qualities come together in such a unique project, this is the outcome.