Night of the Worm Moon
It’s all cosmically good vibes on Shana Cleveland’s second solo album. Recorded during 2017’s solar eclipse, the La Luz frontwoman’s latest is partially inspired by a documentary about an alien-worshipping cult. But really, Cleveland’s worshipping at the altar of jazz Afro-futurist Sun Ra, who inspired the title track, a string-laden ode to being a fly on the wall. She also bows down to uncertainty on the woozy “I’ll Never Know” and UFO sightings on the psychedelic dirge “The Fireball.” All this mind-bending turns Cleveland’s record into a surprisingly soothing fever dream you won’t want to wake up from. (4/5)
By Shannon Carlin
Night of the Worm Moon was released April 5, 2019.
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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