It would be fair to say Tom Weir’s been putting in work. In the past year alone, the Vermont-based artist has released two albums, a rarities compilation, an EP and a single, and he shows no signs of slowing down with his output of winsome, jangly, melodic post-punk.
In recent years, the subgenre has been going through an undeniable revival, and while the general public perception of it can trend slightly dour at times, there’s plenty of room for major-key melody and the kind of emotional release usually found elsewhere. Case in point: Weir’s new single as the prolific Old Moon, on which he adds a bittersweet pop sheen.
Fans of Japandroids and Ducks Ltd. will find plenty to like about ‘All It Takes’, premiering today as the second taste of forthcoming new EP Under All Skies, due on Friday September 16th via Massachusetts label Relief Map Records and available for preorder on Bandcamp on digital and cassette formats. Tune in below: