Album Notes - Muzz - Muzz

Album Notes - Muzz - Muzz

August 11, 2020

Three dudes, one from Interpol, one from Bonny Light Horseman, and one from The Walkman (who is also the touring drummer for Fleet Foxes): that's Muzz. They've been called a supergroup, a label that is somehow both accurate and misleading, depending on your definition of the term. Either way, their debut is 44 minutes of well-written, unhurried, evocative rock tunes dynamic enough to hold your ears' attention despite the less than aggressive template in which Paul Banks' baritone meets Josh Kaufman's all-around adroitness on top of Matt Barrick's restrained stick work. The appeal that keeps drawing me back is easier to absorb than explain. The result hits the spot.