"This is not political music. These are not ringtones. There is no mystery man in the plasma tent. The floor tom is the new kick. Don’t forget the scale of mercury."
Enter the oddity known as Mood Rings.
Mood Rings proudly defies stereotypical genre classification. Elements of the band's music can bring on anything from post-punk to new wave to shoegaze, yet their dreamy, sullen sound slips through conventional labels by being, as lead-man Fussel says, "more feminine."
Comprised of guitarist/singer/songwriter Will Fussel, guitarist Tymb Gratz, bassist Chris Alley, drummer Peter Cauthorn, synth/guitarist Seth Bolton, Mood Rings came about in an Atlanta basement in 2009. However, their "official" debut album VPI Harmony did not see the light of day until April 2013.
Mood Rings plans to release an extended version of VPI Harmony on indie-label Mexican Summer later this month.
Pure and simple, Mood Ring's music just feels good. Give a listen to the tracks provided above (and below), and within minutes, you'll know exactly what we mean.