Gathering Moss
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Gathering Moss

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Pop


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"Gathering Moss: Gathering Moss"

Chicago melodic post-rock Gathering Moss trio combine the meandering lyrics of seminal band like Sonic Youth and Television. Singer Tom Appling isn't blessed with powerful pipes, but they fit to the music which is bit uneven - balancing issues galore. Their self-titled album was recorded on the cheap, but it will appeal to lo-fi aficionados who can appreciate hard work and passion. Gathering has plenty of that and with a capable engineer their next one won't sound so muddy.

Stand-out tracks are Tedium & Glory (with a guitar riff lifted from Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and the rumbling Riot Act. - Here Comes The Flood


2010 - Gathering Moss
2006 - OTC Submissions ep



Tom likes to listen to rock and roll music like V.U., R.E.M. and XTC. Tom wants to create his own music. Tom buys guitar. Tom learns to play guitar. Tom writes songs. Tom shares songs with his drummer friend, Linc, in 2006. Linc likes songs. They rock. Various players provide the bottom end from 2006-2008 whereupon Tom recruits Maxel Toft as the permanent bass player. More rocking ensues. 12 Track Self-titled DIY release finished 2010. More to come.