Moody Motorcycle

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  • Summary: The Canadian duo of Jim Guthrie and Islands singer Nick Thorburn release their debut album as Human Highway.
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  1. Moody Motorcycle is a deft reappropriation and re-imagining of the harmonic pop of the Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
  2. What is plainer throughout is that someone has finally delivered a follow-up to the Beach Boys' "Friends" album, dwelling on moments and sensibilities that slip past most of us in the normal course of a day.
  3. While enduring a few accidents, the group’s fresh folk approach shows promise.
  4. It is nice to hear a pop record like Moody Motorcycle, not just to wind down the summer, but to combat some other indie rock trends.
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    The title track gusts in more forcefully, but on the duo's best songs, they harmonize like Simon & Garfunkel shutting their eyes against approaching shades of winter.
  6. It’s just the sort of gently strummed, sweetly harmonized and vaguely familiar-sounding pop music replete with quirky lyrical turns that is designed to make indie-rock-obsessed music hacks swoon. And they will.
  7. Human Highway work best in this inviting, flickering-campfire headspace, and for an amiable if ephemeral 40 minutes, Moody Motorcycle offers a pleasant soundtrack to the dwindling days of the summer.

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