Moony Matelot – “Strange Kind of Love”


A highlight from their new album Tempest, “Strange Kind of Love” is a hypnotic gem from New York-based act Moony Matelot. Swaying, twangy guitars give off an island-set feel, as lush vocals repeat the track’s title — sounding tonally like a cross of The Clientele, The Radio Dept, and Last Shadow Puppets. The track merely dips your feet into this impressive, eclectic album — which ranges from the bleeping electronics and strings on “Deft Poonk” to the classical key-laden haunting of the self-titled track. “Strange Kind of Love” is a very effective track to get started, also containing some of the only vocals on the entire release.

Stream the delightfully bizarre Tempest in full below:

Mike Mineo

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1 Comment

  1. I completely agree with Mike Mineo’s assessment of “Strange Kind of Love”~ This band is one of the best kept secrets in music today.

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