Moody Guitar Rock

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post about music that no one is going to read. I’ve been thinking about this one for awhile and am finally mustering up enough energy to write it. This time I’m talking about some recent(ish) songs featuring moody guitar rock. I love the sort of gloomy sounds being created in these songs.

Lo Moon was my new band obsession at the end of 2017. I love every song they have available on Spotify (all 4 of them). I can’t wait until their full album comes out on February 23. I’m still super bummed that I missed the Live Lunch concert they did at WTMD towards the end of last year. I was fully planning on taking a long lunch and going up for it, but then I had to be manager in charge for literally those few hours so I couldn’t leave the building. Hopefully they make it back to Baltimore for a full on concert some time soon.


The War on Drugs put out one of my favorite albums of 2017. They are nothing but good for moody guitar rock. I mean in some respects a lot of their songs sound very similar, but I’m here for that sound so I don’t care.

I’m fudging a bit with the last one because while Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats are guitar rock you can’t generally consider them very moody. I feel like the first single off their forthcoming new album takes a turn from the completely jaunty sounds of their first album to something slightly moodier in its undertones. I’m really liking it.

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