by CHARLIE ANDERSON
5 stars out of 5
Only days into the new year, and already we are presented with what will surely be remembered as one of the strongest albums of 2014. Six songs is all that Mosey West requires to showcase a core of impressive musicianship on their latest EP, Bermuda, though the high quality of production and mastering of Fort Collins’ The Blasting Room and Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes/She & Him), at Focus Mastering, respectively, should be noted. Each track on Bermuda is enveloped by a remarkably impressive instrumental support, fraught with perfectly distorted guitars, that accentuates imaginative lyrics. The nostalgic airs of “The Next Breakdown” provide an apt introduction to a Wilco/Heartless Bastards lovechild, simply titled “Mike Overreacting.” Bermuda’s highlights, noticeably abundant, will differ according to personal preference; the guitar-led explosion to conclude “Dear Headlights,” however, is a unanimous mindblow. A number of upcoming local tour dates should not be missed, as any upcoming work from the hands of Mosey West will surely impress.