This track has been around for a few weeks now; it’s Mayer Hawthorne covering James Pants’ “Thin Moon.” I have no idea who James Pants even is, but seeing his name on their roster certainly adds to the lore of Stones Throw Records, which boasts employees with names such as Pants and label founder Peanut Butter Wolf.
But the music here is smooth as silk (or Silk, if you’re lactose-intolerant). I’m reminded of John Legend at the start of the track, but the overall the song is bursting with a kind of astrological sexual soul that you need to hear. I can’t properly describe it.
And, if you live in or around Western New York (or are planning to be in Western New York next Sunday), make sure to enter our ticket giveaway for the Passion Pit/Mayer Hawthorne show in Niagara Falls next Sunday, March 28th.
Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon (James Pants cover) (mp3)