Everybody needs a little variety in their lives and Philly Alternative Rock band Mo Lowda and The Humble (Jordan Caiola – Vocals/Guitar, Shane Woods – Drums, Nate Matulis – Bass) offer mounds of it on their latest studio EP, This is Planet Earth. The five track opus is fueled by infectious rhythms, a plethora of emotional thoughts and influences from a number of genres. The crew’s diverse style and instrumental depth is breathtaking and a joy to listen to.
These guys are nothing short of amazing. Their gift to bend and shift sounds at will is astonishing as it provides an example for other musicians to attempt to emulate. Tracks like “No Parachute” and “Run Run” showcase their ability to inject crisp rhythmical and lyrical transitions at will while “Lately” and “Rain or Shine” offer plenty of crowd participation moments.
This is Planet Earth is one of those music collections that has the power transport you to that perfect moment in your life. Maybe it will take you back to your first kiss, smelling Mom’s homemade baked goods or having a good time with great friends. Personally, this EP reminds me of learning to play chess with Pop Dukes at the dining room table while artists like Hall and Oates and The Isley Brothers filled the air. In contrast, listening to This is Planet Earth gives me something to look forward to as we all bear witness to the continuum that is the evolution of music. This is a must-have for your music playlist, for you’ll have it in constant rotation. Enjoy!