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Moon Hound is a Ridgewood-based baroque rock band. Lead singer and band-leader Ian Mcnally uses the band’s debut EP, “Crescent,” to explore themes of greek mythology, historical dissonance, and rhapsodical grief. Ian recorded the EP himself in his Ridgewood apartment along with bandmates (and roommates) Daniel Bloch, John Mason, Tim Bustle, Kathleen Rivera, and Sean Kiely. Together, the band sounds like a smattering of different eras of alternative rock. For fans of Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Fleet Foxes, and/or Big Thief, “Crescent” will be out on all streaming platforms via Paper Moon Records on April 15, 2021.

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I’m thrilled by Ridgewood baroque rock band Moon Hound's ability to translate one of the most poetic of these ancient myths into what can best be described as a damn good song.

Sam Sumpter | BandsDoBK

A wonderfully lush and detailed tune.

Kane Wilkinson on 'Once Your Son' | Dusty Organ

When everything comes together, including Moon Hound’s climactic vocals, “Justinian” feels almost orchestral, a feeling you don’t always get from folk songs. It’s unique and emotional.

Anna Swerdlow on 'Justinian' | Two Story Melody