It's not often that a release's own propaganda is either accurate or adequate enough to describe the sounds within a disc, but that's just what has happened here. So, instead of creating another way of saying the same thing, let me just quite from the rear tray card: "Surfing, monsters and spies... If they ever decide to remake any of the old Frankie and Annette beach movies, throw in The Creature From The Black lagoon and spy girl Stephanie Powers to fight him off you'd have the groundwork for a Moon-Rays soundtrack. Spy-Fi music, not a true genre, but close enough." They did leave out one thing - fun! This is a completely original merger of a number of styles that is simply great listening for a tweaky mood.
Phil Dirt- Reverb Central
One of the hardest things to achieve as recording artists is to create something exciting while remaining tasteful. And here, the musicianship is first rate, the instrumentation keeps things interesting and the arrangements are clever. Musically, The Moon-Rays speak the language of cool. Fluently.
Gary Prang- Monster Media Review
I rarely write fan letters but I was completely knocked out by your new recording. Surfing, monsters, and spies are what I grew up on and you guys knocked it out of the park for me !!
Jim Wynorski- Hollywood
Thank you for the wonderful theme song for my movie !
Paul Bunnell- Director (The Ghastly Love of Johnny X)
The Moon-Rays ARE Americas "Spookiest" Hipsters!
Maila Nurmi (Vampira)
to release "Thrills & Chills" on vinyl Lp in 2018
“It's always been a little hard to describe the music of The Moon-Rays to the uninitiated. Their past releases have been mainly rooted in the sounds of the '60s lounge and surf music, but always with a slant toward the unusual and spooky.”
— Kerry Gammill, Monsterkid Magazine