Release Date: Feb 27, 2012
Record label: Luaka Bop
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Experimental Rock
You might not know Kelly Pratt or his musical project Bright Moments’ name, but you’ve heard his music. He’s been a multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem for the past couple of years and has been able to channel what he has learned with those bands into his very own album. Natives is an airy album complete with synths, accordions and horns that make it enchanting to listen to.
Multi-instrumentalist Kelly Pratt (who records/performs as Bright Moments) is a lot like Colin Stetson. Both have provided some sweet horn sounds for other bands (Pratt’s been featured in cuts from Beirut and Arcade Fire), and now find themselves focusing on solo careers. However, while Stetson stuck to more intricate forms of avant-jazz, Pratt’s debut LP, Natives, is an effort of exquisite pop.