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Local band Walk the Moon's self-titled album a success

By Patrick Phillips
On September 5, 2012

Chances are you haven't heard of the band Walk the Moon.
However, this new, Cincinnati based band is well on its way to becoming one of the major powerhouses of the indie-rock genre with its June-release of its selftitled album "Walk the Moon." Featuring up-tempo, synthesized dance tunes such as "Anna Sun," "Fixin'" and "Tightrope," it's obvious Walk the Moon knows how to have some fun. These highspirited
tracks are balanced with excellent emotional ballads such as "Iscariot" and "I Can Lift a Car." With catchy electronic backdrops and memorable choruses, it will be hard to get any of these songs out of your head. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca performs with gusto and heart in every song, utilizing his excellent falsetto and synthesizer. His performance in "I Can Lift a Car" is unparalleled among the genre. Behind him, Kevin Ray (bass), Sean Waugaman (drums) and Eli Maiman (guitar) help create a harmonious, psychedelic atmosphere
in each of their songs that listeners can't help but be drawn into. Many critics have noted on the lyrical simplicity of the album, calling it "generic" or "lukewarm." However, Walk the Moon's album does not require intense delving or piecing-apart. They make the point of their album very clear: to have fun and enjoy your youth as much as you can. The listener is
able to key into Walk the Moon's relatable imagery. While some see it as a lack of lyrical depth, others will be able to appreciate Walk the Moon's encompassing themes. Packed with refreshing, synthesized goodness, "Walk the Moon" is an album no one can help tap their foot to. If you are looking for a fun CD to rock out to in your car, add to your dance party playlist or are just looking for some exciting tunes, "Walk the
Moon" is your answer.  

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