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MOOD RINGS: VPI HARMONY

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GENRE | SPACE POP
VERDICT | WORTH BUYING
LABEL | MEXICAN SUMMER
RELEASE | 6.25.13

VPI Harmony, the debut album from Atlanta-based rock group Mood Rings is a

dreamy journey through a spacey mix of ’60s pop and post-punk balladry.

It’s hard not to imagine floating through a misty field of fresh flowers when giving the first part of this record a listen through, especially when airy guitar riffs are paired with dreamy lyrics like in “Promise Me Eternity.”

On “Exorcised Painting,” the album gets a stirring wake-up call, rectified as a minute and a half of head nodding, strum-happy, punk-pop goodness. As their name reflects, Mood Rings has put together an album that

stirs and evokes many different emotions throughout.

What starts off as a glittery ride through outer space quickly turns into an increasingly buoyant post-punk compilation from a garage, and then finally ends with one last voyage into a dream-like state of atmospheric melodies and beats. The band maintains cohesion throughout, and there’s a certain therapeutic calming that comes with the frequent change in styles.

The debut is both impressive and impressionable.

Expect a lot of good things to come from these guys in the future.

About ERICA CHAPMAN

Erica's from Dallas, Texas. She prefers a kick in the face by a mountain goat to the taste of cilantro.
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