If you're going to In Between Days, you're already planning on seeing Modest Mouse, Sunny Day Real Estate, Lord Huron, and Trampled By Turtles. But, this year's festival features some amazing local bands playing earlier that are well worth your time. Today we explore why you should get there before noon on Saturday for The Gypsy Moths.
Boston has a long history of fantastic garage rock. Our latest discovery are The Gypsy Moths, who have been kicking around since 2014. They're on Rum Bar Records, which is a great way of telling that they are legitimately great. Their Bandcamp profile refers to them as "Garage soul shakers," and that pretty much nails it. Their music is rollicking garage rock with killer soul horns and vocals. They have a vintage yet modern sound. It sounds like it could have been released pretty much any time between the late 70's and now, but in a way that only a Boston garage band could. They stick out a bit from the rest of the line up, but that can be a good thing. Of all the bands playing this year's In Between Days, The Gypsy Moths feel the most Boston.
You can listen to "Tilt-A-Whirl" below. For more on The Gypsy Moths, check out the band's website, and be sure to catch them Saturday August 19 at noon at In Between Days! Tickets and more information can be found here.