In a scene too often populated by snare drums and catchy hooks, Moon Taxi injects a refreshing breath of air into the indie music scene. Driven by energetic acoustic guitar riffs complemented by twangy, high pitched overtones, the group out of Nashville maintains essential indie elements while simultaneously pushing the envelope. Moon Taxi is currently touring — including a repeat stop at the Hive in Sandpoint — in support of their Oct. 2 release Daybreaker, the band’s fourth studio album. With a distinctly laid-back vibe, the ambient, pulsating sounds of Daybreaker carry listeners through the purple sky on a smooth magic carpet ride.
— Max Carter