Released: Jul 2013
Label: Sub Pop Records
An otherworldly indie-space-country album, Daughn Gibson's second release broadens the baritone's range into hookier, faster territory, with odder noises and the occasional urgency, like on "The Sound of Law." The sounds looped and manipulated are both earthy and alien, familiar and distant -- the perfect road-trip album for a UFO. Plus, "Phantom Rider" is one of the catchiest indie songs of the year, while "You Don't Fade" cuts up vocals into a stuttering bouquet. The most inventive and beautiful thing on Me Moan is saved for last, though: the rollercoaster saloon piano of "Into the Sea."