Jackson Boone – “Moonbeam” (Stereogum Premiere)
The soft, billowy sounds of Portland’s Jackson Boone flourished when he joined forces with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare, Radiation City bassist Randy Bemrose, and violinist Patti King. For their second LP together, the quartet spent two weeks recording with friends by the sea, which probably influenced their misty psychedelia. The second single off of Boone’s forthcoming album Natural Changes has a strange light bending effect. It’s like you can see the sound glimmering. The song is appropriately titled “Moonbeam,” utilizing acoustic guitar, dreamlike haze synth, softly echoing vocals, and fleeting harp strums for an extra fairy-like effect. The middle section is intense for a mellow song, the instruments’ dramatic wailing opening up to Boone’s faint vocals again. Listen below.
Natural Changes is out 9/11.