Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters new album “Lungs, Dirt & Dreams” will be released on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012.
“There’s something dark and eerie about the opening tracks of Damon Moon’s new LP, Lungs, Dirt & Dreams. The title track flirts with dreamy guitars, but not in the sense of the pleasant atmospheric; rather they echo through the darkness, seemingly coming from every direction. And then there’s Moon’s soft vocals somewhere between a mystery and a (surprise, surprise) whisper.
This continues throughout Lungs, Dirt & Dreams.
In a way, the album is a bit conceptual. Songs blend into each other, many of varying length from less than a minute to just over seven. They, too, range from borderline folky (“The Fool” and “Gild The Lily”) to wild with epic noisy shoegaze (“Restless Roads End”).
But there is more. The sounds are all great, but dive into the metaphysical nature of what Damon Moon has put into his lyrics and you’ll be transported to a different plane of existence. It took a while for that realization to strike, but it was the instrumental “Robert Pirsig’s Blues” that did it (the title). Pirsig, of course, being the author of the brilliant Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Within Lungs, Dirt & Dreams are twelve songs that aren’t entirely songs, rather experiences frozen in time that blend together like faded memories into that which makes up the life of a man. It’s a miraculous thing, what Damon Moon and The Whispering Drifters have created. Plush with experimentation, ripe with emotion, and filled with all the angst, love, heartbreak and hopelessness we all experience from day to day.” Fense Post
“This is the second album from Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters although the band has also released three EPs (Burlap, The Holy Noise, & Snowed In Sessions). Lungs, Dirt & Dreams was recorded in a remote cabin on a mountain near Tiger, Georgia…and thus rather appropriately it seems to capture the feeling and idea of naturally produced organic and electric sound. Damon and his friends aren’t making music that capitalizes on the latest gimmicks and digital effects. This is classic timeless music made with traditional instruments. Some of the tunes remind us somewhat of the 1990s band Varnaline. While these songs could probably best be described as rock, they are by no means formulaic. The compositions have slight droning qualities and the well-crafted guitars add just the right amount of extra zest. We particularly like the fact that the vocals sound like a real person singing rather than ten perfectly processed overdubs. Nothing but keepers here. Our initial favorites are “June 22nd, AR,” “Lungs, Dirt & Dreams,” “The Fool,” and “We Make Our Own Traditions.” Smart music with integrity.” – Baby Sue Magazine