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The Moth & the Flame’s forth-coming EP, produced by Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace), has a refreshingly no-bleed sound. The playing is crisp, each instrument distinct, and the lyrics are both straightforward and relatable. Robbins, Garbett and Tolman have something to say, and they’ve crafted a record to make sure you hear it. Here, themes of redemption, searching and loneliness play under the banner of ever-present tension evoked by the image of the moth and the flame. Sonically, the peaks and valleys of songs like “How We Woke Up” capture that tension, drawing close to catharsis without ever fully reaching it. The result is a dynamic collection of songs that explore a broad spectrum of the human experience — a rare find these days. In an era of monochromatic moods, The Moth & the Flame are here to remind us what we’ve been missing.