The Moondoggies announce A Love Sleeps Deep for 4/13

by Woody on February 1, 2018

Seattle’s The Moondoggies have announced A Love Sleeps Deep for a 4/13 release. Is the follow-up to 2013’s Adios I’m A Ghost. Been a long five years but the new tune finds the band in fine fettle. Lead single, Easy Coming is everything I love about The Moondoggies wrapped up in a six minute package. Here’s some more info on the album.

A Love Sleeps Deep finds singer/guitarist Kevin Murphy at his most pointed as a songwriter. There’s no lyrical pussyfooting this time around. Lacking the need to prove himself, he opens up and lays bare his feelings. While the album on a whole is about love, there’s an unmistakable anger boiling under the surface. Murphy captures the life-altering glory of finding real love on “Sick in Bed” and “Easy Coming,” and speaks to that special unbridled brand of parental love on “My Mother.” But the highs exasperate his counterbalancing frustrations. He sings with poetic pointedness about the casual racism his girlfriend has faced on “Cinders” and how we’re all ruining the planet his daughters will inherit on “Underground (A Love Sleeps Deep).” He further lets his political feelings be heard on the distorted (literal) barnburner, “Soviet Barn Fire.”

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