Yuno- Moodie

Yuno- Moodie

19.99

Yuno – aka 27-year-old Carlton Joseph Moodie – is in a New York state of mind. He was born there in the Bronx, but from the age of nine months spent his entire life in Florida, and particularly Jacksonville. He’s dreamed of returning to New York to live ever since. New York is what inspires his creative streak, even though he’s only visited the big city four times. The exotic lure of bright lights, brighter city, is one of the most relatable of tales, and it certainly makes a lot of sense once you’ve wrapped your ears around Moodie – Yuno’s first EP, released via Sub Pop. Moodie is such a New York record. It veers from Tame Impala psych-pop to wonky Vampire Weekend college rock via backpacker hip-hop and, well, Len’s Steal My Sunshine. It’s a collection of songs that chimes with pop’s increasing lack of concern for genre. It’s the opposite of tribal, as multi-cultural and diverse as a ride on the New York City subway, across all five boroughs. It can’t be attributed to one particular origin of sound or vision. The six-song collection thus sounds like a collage of bedroom posters. So Slow, for instance, would be a Washed Out flyer sat next to a piece of Kid Cudi artwork, whereas Why For with its squealing Wavves guitars would probably be represented by a big weed sticker or some Sleigh Bells ticket stubs. It’s deeply creative and visual.


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