'Strike' finds Moss abandoning the taut motorik inflections of predecessor We Both Know The Rest Is Noise by opening the windows wide and letting the fresh air inside. The band's habit of burning bridges of the past without sacrificing their unique candor has been a career-defining trait. Moss, both as a whole and individually, have now entered the stage where levelheadedness eclipses a relentless drive to demonstrate their overall artistry.
Call it a poised resignation, call it a sly sense of fortitude, but one thing remains crystal clear: Moss is still sparked by boundless musical ambition. 'Strike' once again fulfills that promise and then some. Unswervingly and matter-of-factly, Moss coalesce the avid experimentation of previous albums to their bread and butter: an unmatched finesse for indie rock gems brimmed with exuberance and sincerity. 'Strike' hits you from all angles like a cupid's arrow, right in the feels.