With 'The Thin Line' The Moon Invaders celebrate their 10th anniversary and although the brothers Hardison actually grew up in Belgium, they were born in New Orleans, a place they will probably never be able to let go. Influences from Louisiana also pop up on 'The Thin Line' and that both musically, lyrically ('Atchafalaya Basin' is about the giant swamp or bayou surrounding New Orleans) and even visually (the cover photo refers to Interstate 10, the long southern highway in the United States connecting Santa Monica, California with Jacksonville, Florida and also passing through New Orleans). With the instrumental tracks on 'The Thin Line' The Moon Invaders emulate the work of ska legends The Skatalites ('Red Tail Hawk') and in the rest of the track list it's mostly the amount of love songs that stands out, again in that delicious mix of soul, ska and New Orleans r&b that has become the band's trademark. Listening to 'The Thin Line' it's at times hard to believe this is a 2011 album, a compliment that hopefully needs no explanation.