ROCK MUSIC IN THE PUREST SENSE: RAW, IMPASSIONED, EDUCATED & SINCERE
“From These Small Seeds” is the debut release from an all-star, genre-destroying, gun-for-hire group of individuals calling themselves MoeTar. Wielding the power of Led Zeppelin, the complexity of Zappa, and the hook-bound pop sensibilities of The Beatles, Moetar’s music is already cross-pollinating an audience that might never venture into the same venue at the same time. Bands like Modest Mouse and Minus The Bear have brought originality and musicianship back into the mainstream diet of listeners, but MoeTar takes it one step further with a grippingly soulful female vocalist fronting the band.
Under the direction of composer, lyricist and bassist, TARIK RAGAB (E is for Elephant, No Origin) MoeTar’s originality is not limited to it’s compositional strength but also relies heavily on the armada of musical talent in its members: MOOREA DICKASON, vocals (Guitar Hero, Garage Band, and Karaoke Revolution); DAVID M. FLORES, drums (Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Santos); MATT LEBOFSKY, keys (miRthkon, Fuxedos); MATTHEW HEULITT, guitar (Zigaboo Modeliste, Narada Michael Walden).
With crisp production and shimmering orchestrations, “From These Small Seeds” is a collection of songs with impeccable balance and artistry, each the unfolding of a beautiful narrative. Moorea sings with reckless abandon amidst tough guitar riffs on “Ist Or An Ism” to contrast the longing and softness of “Never Home”. Stream of consciousness guitar and bass unisons lay counterpoint for lullaby vocals on “New World Chaos” balancing the 5/4 punk-rock of “Infinitesimal Sky”. The title track, “From These Small Seeds,” accurately sets the bar (11/4) for the rest of the album in terms of attitude, proficiency, and sheer power.
"Everyone's new favorite band." - Brian Kenney Fresno
"Tickles my art bone and my rock bone with the same feather." - Dan Rathbun from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Moorea Dickason - Vocals
Tarik Ragab - Bass, Compositions
Matt Lebofsky - keyboards, Compositions
Matthew Charles Heulitt - Guitar
David M Flores - Drums
From These Small Seeds
released June 2010
11 original tracks
For a 60 minute set:
1. Butchers of Baghdad
2. Random Tandem
3. Infinitesimal Sky
4. Friday Night Dreams
6. Ist or an Ism
7. Morning Person
8. New World Chaos
9. Letting Go Of Life
11. Never Home
12. From These Small Seeds
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