The ambitious arranging sensibilities that Vandervelde and Bennett share lend themselves to Moonstation's frame of reference - the expansive pop sounds of late-'60s/early-'70s bands like the Beatles and the Bee Gees. The Lennon-esque "Corduroy Blues" is a utopian love song laden with swooning strings and Sgt. Pepper-like horns a counterpiece of sorts to "Across the Universe." "There's nothing in this world that can change what I feel about you," Vandervelde sings in a high, tapering voice, while hyper-compressed drum fills bloom around him. In another standout, "Murder in Michigan," the strummed acoustic guitars and loping, waltz-time rhythm lay the foundation for a bittersweet tale of betrayal and revenge. In a musical reverie like something from the Gibb brothers repurposed for a modern murder ballad you can almost catch a whiff of dead flowers and freshly turned earth. The song typifies Moonstation, nuanced in sound and sentiment alike.