Muzz Releases Self Titled Debut Album
Supergroup Muzz released their self-titled debut album today through Matador. The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Paul Banks (Interpol), multi-instrumentalist/producer Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman) and drummer Matt Barrick (The Walkmen).
Described as “dark and gorgeous, expansive and soulful,” the new record is truly a collaborative effort with all three members contributing both musically and lyrically. “Josh has more training as a theory musician while Paul comes from a different perspective,” Barrick revealed in a statement. “You never know how Paul’s gonna approach a song, lyrically and melodically, so it’s always unusual and exciting. Everyone is open to everyone else’s ideas. I think three is a great number of people for a band. We all had a big hand in everything.”
Sonically, the LP treads between the detached and the personal. It also alternates between guitar-laden rockers (“Knuckleduster”), sweeping slow burns (“Broken Tambourine”) and expertly layered build-ups (“Bad Feeling”). Ironically, what holds everything together is an airy, open space that only three sage musicians can provide.
Listen to Muzz below: