Moth is a nice rock band. They're not dirty. They're not too rough.

Moth is a nice rock band. They're not dirty. They're not too rough. They're the kind of ever-smiling party band you might see crankin' out tunes under rays of sunshine on shows like MTV's Spring Break. They're aggressive. But they won't hurt you. They're nice—even when they're kinda angry. Not that there's anything wrong with that. When they're on-point (which is fairly often), Moth delivers perfectly crafted, pop-inflected anthems. Cases in point: the single "I See Sound," which is winning friends at rock radio, and the equally infectious "Hearing Things" and "Thinkin' Please." There are countless angry-young-man outfits that would be wise to take a lesson from frontman/tunesmith Brad Stenz. He knows how to write and deliver a song. Still, there are moments when you wish for just a tiny bit of dirt, or just a little bit of edge. Ultimately, such elements would make Moth that much more compelling.—LF

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