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New indie rock band, Moonrise Collective, quickly blossoming from its professional infancy into a vibrant adolescence of creative explosiveness, mixes deep purpose with whimsy and childish absurdity. Pulling from influences as far-reaching and interesting as Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Imagine Dragons, and Louis Armstrong, the fluid-membered group formed by singer/songwriter Patrick Taylor is a shining example of familial worldliness. The band's hard-hitting jungle rhythms layered with bright, springy guitar and soaring synth leads, topped by energetic gang vocals juxtaposed against songs of heartbreaking sensitivity, depth and honesty all make their upcoming debut EP a short-but-poignant journey into the “collective” mind of Patrick Taylor, Alex and Brea Lefler, Andrew Lefler, Charles Reid, and producer/drummer Sam Taylor. Recorded over five nights in a century-old cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, these raw-but-tight recordings are full of spacious sounds and intricate arrangements. [+]