Advance Review - The Lone Bellow: 'Half Moon Light'


Advance Review - The Lone Bellow: Half Moon Light, (February 7, 2020) via Dualtone Records

The Lone Bellow are back with their first album since 2017, Half Moon Light! Coming in at fifteen tracks, Half Moon Light is chock full of The Lone Bellow's signature Americana goodness. The thing that is immediately going to pop out to you on this album are the vocal harmonies by Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, and Brian Elmquist. These harmonies are downright great (especially on the track "Wash it Clean"). Various members also take turn on leads throughout the album as well, which keeps their approach fresh throughout.

Melodically, the music conveys hope throughout many of the tracks, such "Good Times" and "Count on Me". The group uses a diverse array of instrumentation throughout the album including guitars and piano. The Lone Bellow plays a lot with melody on this album, offering a diverse ray of songs that are more up tempo (like "Count on Me") and other songs that are a little bit slower in their approach ("Enemies"). Suffice it to say, there's a little bit of something for everyone, especially those Americana/alt-country junkies.

Rating - 4/5

THE LONE BELLOW 2020 TOUR

FEBRUARY

12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

13 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

26 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater

27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn

28 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall

29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

MARCH

2 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads