album of the week: Let Me Know Your Moon - Leggy
Leggy thrives on the unexpected. Since 2014, the Cincinnati-based trio has paved their own path to musical success, forgoing the release of a full length album in favor of single releases, EPs, and extensive touring. Their relentless periods spent on the road and frequent improvements to their fuzzy bubblegum punk helped catapult them further, culminating in this long-awaited debut album — Let Me Know Your Moon. And while we’ve come to expect a certain amount of bitting, but sweet, noisy rock from the trio, the album marks the band finally stepping into the identity they were always meant to have, veering away from quick, swinging singles that pack a punch to an album brimming with confidence, unafraid to embrace every idea they have, even when it’s unlike anything their counterparts are creating.
Although Let Me Know Your Moon might mark a shift for the band — take a listen to the hypnotic chaos of “Eden” for an example — it still features the band’s (Véronique Allaer, Kerstin Bladh, Chris Campbell) hallmark identity as the Lana Del Rey of lush punk. Whether comparing a relationship to the sweetness of “Taffy” or decrying the actions of someone who treats them like a disposable “Burner” phone, the release continues the band’s already established routine of creating irresistibly catchy, magical, and downright noisy, rock. However, it’s tracks like “Prom” — which explores consent — or the swaying, repetitious pattern of guitar and drums on “Prosper” that hint at something more to come. Even Bladh makes an appearance as a vocalist on this one, joining Allaer on tracks including “Bad News" and “Prom.”
Leggy may have made their EP debut in 2014, but as Let Me Know Your Moon demonstrates, this is only just the beginning. Much like a new moon brings about excitement for a fresh start, this record signals just the first chapter in Leggy’s journey