Thursday, May 18, 2023

JOURNAL EXCERPT: The Many Phases of The Milk Carton Kids’ New Album (No Depression)

I originally wrote this for the No Depression Spring 2023 print journal. Click below for the full article.

EDITOR’S NOTE: To mark the release of Milk Carton Kids’ new album, I Only See the Moon, this week, we’re sharing an excerpt of our story about the album and the band from our Spring 2023 journal, available now. Order your copy or, better yet, subscribe today — and support nonprofit roots music journalism in print and online for a full year! 

“We’ve got all of the time in the world to kill,” croon acoustic indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids on the deceptively soothing opening song of their seventh record, I Only See the Moon (out May 19 on Thirty Tigers). While the ethereal harmonizing between Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan might belie some of the song’s more melancholic lines — “time’s a thief” or “blink, now we’re gone” — the overall sentiment of the track feels like a celebration of the moments when the things that are most important in life fall into crystalline focus... Click here for the rest of this article.

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