â€œ[David] Moseyâ€™s rich baritone and skilled songwriting brings to mind a young Leonard Cohen playing compositions by Frank Black.â€ â€“ The Portland Mercury
Padre Pio was started in 2006 in a run-down carriage house turned living and rehearsing quarters in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In spite of, or perhaps because of the leaking ceilings, as-of-yet unidentified species of spiders and constant hum of diesel engines, The Madeline EP was written.
The songs were composed by Portland transplant David Mosey and produced by New York keyboard legend Joe McGinty. McGinty is most widely known for his five years as the keyboardist for The Psychedelic Furs and has also worked with Ryan Adams, The Ramones, Nada Surf, Kevin Ayers, Martha Wainwright, Devendra Banhart, Ronnie Spector, Jesse Malin, and others. The result of Mosey and McGintyâ€™s partnership is a lush, vocal-driven, dancy pop album. Precise guitar, Roxy Music-esque piano, crisp bass, and dynamic drums back Moseyâ€™s vocals.
The songs are meant to be contingent upon oneâ€™s point of view. Like a good movie, the setting is as important as the adventure, and the ending is always a crashing resolution.