The Molochs

America's Velvet Glory Inertia

The Molochs

by Barnaby Smith | January 11th, 2017 11:15:AM EST

The Molochs, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Lucas Fitzsimons, sound like a heady combination of several epoch-defining bands when they were young and raw. "No More Cryin'" is pure pre-Aftermath Rolling Stones; "Charlie's Lips" channels Barrett-era Floyd, while "New York" is a clear homage to the Velvet Underground & Nico. Amid the bluesy, abrasive jangle there are definite songwriting chops ("You and Me"), while Fitzsimons possesses a magnificent nasal snarl of a voice. There may not be a lot that is original, but the Molochs are an invigorating, exciting bunch nonetheless.

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