Le Mood – Adventures in Stereo (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:07 minutes | 538 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Outright Rock Records
“Adventures In Stereo,” Le MOOD’s debut full-length LP, is a perfectly crafted indie pop record – upbeat, insightful, infectious, retro, and even a bit psychedelic. The songs are deeply melodic, full of energy and emotion, and showcase the band’s superb songwriting skills. “Adventures In Stereo” was released on Outright Rock Records on CD and limited edition white vinyl. The first single off the album, “Winning Hand,” is a transcendent power-pop anthem about life in the band. The album also features the songs “Silent Night” and “Poor Young & Gifted.”
A lot has happened since those first promising tracks arrived in my mailbox. Tours, records, and year after year of almost nonstop gigging at home have anchored le Mood at the forefront of a secret New York indie pop renaissance. The group continues to produce painstakingly crafted pop gems, but the songs have taken on greater depth and musical dexterity with each subsequent release. The seraphic tones of three part harmonies have become haunted by a carefully crafted specter of melancholy and longing. The giddy joy of success and anticipation is imbued with nostalgia on a cold winter’s night, a dream-like memory of long summer days on the endless beaches of their native Florida. Its this interplay of youthful exhilaration and sullen lover’s lament that allows Adventures in Stereo to transcend the confines of a traditional power pop record.
In an age where the digital download has killed the concept album, le Mood has crafted Adventures in Stereo with a different approach. This is not a concept record; its a moment record. A feeling record. A mood record. A soundtrack to a flashback of a sunset bonfire on Fort Lauderdale beach. A record that oozes pop perfection, upbeat and urgent, psychedelic and insightful, capable of finding warm moments in even the bitterest cold of winter.
So go ahead and drop the needle. Get up and dance. Reminisce about the good times you’ve had. You’re about to have some more.
1. Le Mood – Silent Night
2. Le Mood – Aloha Hawaii
3. Le Mood – Winning Hand
4. Le Mood – Socks n Shoes (Lovely Day)
5. Le Mood – The Plank of Love
6. Le Mood – Poor Young & Gifted
7. Le Mood – Flying Madness
8. Le Mood – Searching for Sun
9. Le Mood – Little One
10. Le Mood – Ordinary Lie
11. Le Mood – The Mistake