SPENCER MOODY: Gothic Jazz for Shelley: 7”

Spencer Moody is best-known for doing vocals in the Seattle garage group Murder City Devils, and more recently, singing in the experimental/noise act Triumph Of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death. Moody joins saxophonist and Constant Lovers frontman Joel Cuplin on this two-song EP, which doesn’t sound like any of the aforementioned bands except to the extent that it meanders across genres, with one side sounding like a poppier free jazz Tom Waits, and the other like a fragment of an idea with some shouted lyrics and a soft sax part. Neither goth nor jazz nor Shelley-related, but not at all bad. –Lyle (Let’s Pretend)