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Moss Jaw Album Release Show w/ Blessed and Vines

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

May 2, 2019 - 8:30pm

Event Door Time: 
May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

$10 - Tickets available at and Bell's General Store

Must have valid photo ID to verify age (21+) and identity at the door.

Catch Moss Jaw's Album Release show with Blessed and Vines on Thursday, May 2nd! 

With dynamic soundscapes that could be found sandwiched somewhere in the middle of the likes of Carissa’s Weird or Modest Mouse, comes Kalamazoo’s brightest new band, Moss Jaw. I guess “new” might not be the best descriptor, though, as the quartet features members of local DIY greats The Reptilian and Vines. This project is a clear departure from their past efforts, featuring songwriting that is much more refined and articulate when compared to their abrasive and chaotic screamo roots. This step in a different direction is perfectly exemplified on “Dry Remains,” the second single from Moss Jaw’s debut LP Embody.

In one word, this track is atmospheric. Guitarist-Singer Kayley Kerastas’ vocals float almost hauntingly over the delicate incoming wave of guitars and drums as they build into an expansive tangle of overdrive, only to retreat to solemnity once more. If you are a fan of bands like Palm, Big Thief, or Bethlehem Steel, you’d be doing yourself an immense disservice by not streaming Moss Jaw’s new track below. Embody comes out April 26 on Already Dead Records.