have been releasing music and touring together since 2006, but it took until last year for a major label to sit up and take notice of the Nashville five-piece. Pop powerhouses RCA decided to take the chance last September, likely due to the unprecedented success of "Two High", a track which pushed Moon Taxi into the music mainstream for the first time. Notably, "Two High" was written for last year's Women's March and now Let The Record Play
arrives just in time for this year's march, taking place tomorrow on Saturday January 20th.
As labelmates with the likes of Taylor Swift
and Miley Cyrus
(something you might not have imagined ever saying about Moon Taxi), the group have delivered Let The Record Play
, taking their sound in a poppier direction than ever before. The pop inclinations of this record are somewhat surprising for a group grounded in indie-rock over the years, but it's an inevitable progression after the success of "Two High" and the RCA signing. It really is extremely refreshing to see a concise album, with Let The Record Play clocking in at a good old-fashioned 35 minutes, given that a lot of releases these days suffer from bloated track lists and too much filler.
This is a release full to the brim with positive intent. The band manage to bring some of the energy from their live shows onto the record and it's clear that they're still riding the wave of last year's success into 2018. It's great to see Moon Taxi's tenacity paying off after all these years and this could be the record that really establishes them as a big name act in 2018.
Just last month the boys dropped by for a session with Baeble, delivering a brilliant, intimate performance. You can watch the session in its entirety below.