The Sock Angels
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The Sock Angels

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"Slow burn"

Singer and writer Daniel Moriarity has an agreeably well-traveled voice and Mandy Walters (the Cher to his Sonny) brings the love with her sweet, intimate harmonies. The pastoral tunes trot along at a leisurely pace, recalling a folksy Mercury Rev or a less Velvets-obsessed Luna." - Splendid

"soft pop"

The songs are basic and stripped down...based around an acoustic guitar...and feature ultra-cool fragile vocals that pull it all together. -

"engaging sounds"

Their self-produced album, Let's Be Friends, demonstrates how the combination of a long Minnesota winter, natural talent, and an Apple laptop can yield an amazingly pleasing album chock full of simple melodies and engaging sounds.

...everything from vocal harmonies and guitar effects to violin and keys sounds fluid and natural.
- The Phantom Tollbooth

"Hip without trying too hard"

From Minneapolis comes this gently swaying album of electronic folk rock. With 10 cuts filled with sincerity and midwestern wholesomeness, The Sock Angels’ easy going tempos, unobtrusive vocals with flying female harmonies will be a tourist brochure advertising their city’s hip without trying too hard vibe. Granted, there is something more akin to Northern California in this music.

I think fans of acts on K Records could also appreciate this serene music. For bleeding hearts and broken hearts and those with their hearts on their sleeves. -


Let's Be Friends, to be released in 2006, is the 3rd full-length from the band. All the songs can be previewed using Real Audio from the band's website,


Feeling a bit camera shy


With The Sock Angels, folk meets pop in modern fashion, combining synths, strings, and drum loops to a mix of acoustic instruments and male-female harmonies. These are quietly intense, delicate songs; sounding like an acoustic Neil Young backed by Natalie Merchant, with an enthusiastic embrace of new sounds and new technology.

The music, like the band's name, is a combination of seemingly unrelated, and sometimes opposite things; light and dark, spiritual and mundane, dramatic and subtle.

From their adopted hometown of Minneapolis, this family band (2 sets of husbands and wives) is optimistic there is an audience for a new type of sound, and their brand of unique songwriting.