Published Dec 04, 2015The second EP from Montreal/Paris trio Moss Lime is packed with confidence; with songs like "I Always Get What I Want," a melting pot of voices and attitude, and cheeky lyrics like "Would you put a few more words in all your sentences?" ("Kettle"), it's hard to describe it in any other way. This confidence frees the band of feeling compelled to add unnecessary frills and allows them to say, whether it's in French or English, just what needs to be said and nothing more. This directness is inspiring, and make Moss Lime stand out.
Zoo Du Québec's seven tracks are bolted to the floor by booming bass lines and joined by quick guitar riffs and light percussion. The slacker-pop sounds of the aforementioned "I Always Get What I Want" and the stinging guitar of "Rock Paper" are the best examples of how effective the minimal instrumentation is. That approach makes room to talk about the important issues, like our heath care system ("Comfy Cotton Shoes") and whether or not you can trust your friends ("Bottom Feeder"). Moss Lime may get what they want, but listeners get what they need: memorable and honest songs. (Telephone Explosion)