Good things come to those who wait. In this case, fans of Philadelphia’s Mose Giganticus are finally able to reap the rewards of their patience with a new song and video. If you’ve been counting, it’s been six years since the release of Gift Horse, the band’s synthy 2010 prog/sludge masterpiece. Considering the critical success the album received, I’m a bit surprised that it’s been this long.
It doesn’t appear that this should be the case going forward. It looks as though they’ve taken a page from the Protest the Hero D.I.Y. book and will start to release new material as it’s written, although no subscription service appears to be in effect. As a fan of how that panned out, I’m glad to see others latch on to the idea and give listeners a look into the head space of the band in the present. It’s an interesting turn for Mose Giganticus given that Gift Horse was a carefully assembled concept album.
In the first of what’s dubbed as the Singles Series, “We Are One” sees the band blending melodic sensibilities into a trudging psych stomp. There’s also an added emphasis on the visual and technical aspect of the band as they’ve whittled down to a two-piece. The “We Are One” video fits the vibe of the track perfectly and showcases their new gear. I know videos of watching a couple dudes jam in a room can be a bore, but I’m digging the spacey visuals and excellent use of lighting effects. Check it out below:
…And now we wait patiently for the next single.