Six years after their debut release, supergroup Mister Heavenly, comprised of Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Nick Thorburn (The Unicorns, Islands), and Joe Plummer (Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse), return with their sophomore follow-up Boxing the Moonlight, a wonderfully-fun record that proves to be just as enjoyable as their debut. Their sound is perhaps a bit gritter and tougher this time around, But it is full of great hooks, and catchy beats. The lyrics are pleasantly witty and amusing (such as the “I want a three-way just for the added conversation” off the opening track “Beat Down”), which is no surprise if you’re familiar with the work of The Unicorns, Man Man, Or Modest Mouse. If you’re a fan of any of those, you’ll enjoy this!
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