I’m a bad Winnipegger. I’ve never heard a Moses Mayes record or seen the band live. This record definitely got me up and dancing, though. From the opening seduction of “Circles” to the closing raunch of “Too Much Time”, the disc is drenched in retro rhythm and super-clean production. Truly, it’s the addition of Winnipeg treasure Maiko Watson (ex-Sugar Jones) on most of the disc that sets this apart from any and all throwback acts - the singer’s pipes let loose when they need to and are rarely given the chance to hold back. It’s only a matter of time before she’s snatched up to tour with Daft Punk, or until Moses Mayes starts opening for them.
Published in Volume 68, Number 9 of The Uniter (October 30, 2013)