For a summer sound as indulgent as a quesadilla shoddily made under moonlight, look not further than Boston-via-Asheville art-pop outfit Midnight Snack, which plays the Red Room at Cafe 939 alongside Two Girls this Saturday (5/6). After giving the new album Child’s Eyes a listen, you may be hungry for more (Sorry. I really am sorry for the pun. Stay with me here.)
The closer on Child’s Eyes (aptly named “Closer”) is, oddly enough, a good place to start. The song accurately displays the many sounds of Midnight snack: bass, keys, synth, crisp vocals, nodding toward shoegaze but melting into something different as well. Think Unknown Mortal Orchestra with more groove; think Duran Duran with less of it (and for the better). There you have the ex-Boston group consisting of drummer/vocalist Jack Victor, guitarist Mike Johnson, bassist Pete Brownlee, guitarist Zack Kardon and trumpeter/vocalist Katie Richter.
That said, if you must know each member’s favorite midnight snack™, we’re ahead of you on that front:
Pete (bass) – Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food
Jack (drums/vocals) – pita chips & hummus
Zack (guitar) – green beans sautéed in butter and garlic
Mike (guitar) – a cheesie (pizza)
Katie (trumpet/vocals) – avocado & pretzels