MOSSBREAKER is a group of four charming young boys from Los Angeles who churn out fuzz-heavy post-hardcore/space rock in the vein of HUM, late JAWBOXand FAILURE. Now, we get it “oh cool, another throwback band” *jerk off motion*, but honestly, who fucking cares? Every band formed after 2000 takes influence from groups between 1975-1999, no matter what genre.
Aboit the Transmission EP:
This is the band’s follow up effort to their debut 7″ single, “Separation Anxiety b/w Two Way Mirror”, that was released in 2013. This release delivers five tracks of well executed, pop-driven post-hardcore. Taking heavy influence from their mentors such as Hum, Failure, Bluetip and others among the sort, Mossbreaker translates the very spirit of that sound for the modern age. Bringing the space rock phenomena that occurred in the ’90s back to the forefront of our consciousness, the effort is completely consuming and nostalgic. Mossbreaker resuscitates the feeling of a time where pop music and rock were in perfect marriage, and together the troupe is taking risks like none other before.
Originally this EP was self released digitally by the band. Now Glory Kid is proud to bring it to a proper physical release. Pressed on 100 colored cassettes, it comes with a full color j-card layout and a digital download card of the EP.
What Mossbreaker does is take a genre that lightly scratched the surface of radio waves in the mid-’90s and puts a youthful, modern punk spin on it. They crank out driving, bass-heavy songs with guitar tone that feels like it’s about to peel apart at any minute into a wall of noise, a constant drumming that’s so infectious you just have to move your head, and vocals that range from a soft coo to a sharp bite of angst with a mellow sing-song you would expect from a ’90s-influenced band. The lyrics make me want to know who hurt this guy. I wanna hold him…
Mossbreaker has two releases under their belt, including their latest Transmission which shows so much promise. Transmission is a record you can plug your head phones into and zone out to on your bed all night, or take with you on your morning commute and feel a bit better about going to your boring fucking job.
And guess what? We’ll be releasing Transmission on cassette to take with them on tour this summer. It’s perfect for your busted ass car radios, and your busted ass boom boxes. Hopefully that’ll hold you over until we release their upcoming full length debut later this year.
Real talk, this band creates God damn bangers and dreamscapes, and Glory Kid LTD is so excited to have them be a part of our family (mostly because we’re selfish lovers, and want these riffs all to ourselves).
5/22/15 Riverside, CA @ Bloodorange Infoshop w/New Ruin, Sophie, Vril
5/30/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid