Maybe you’re still shaking off the cobwebs of tiredness from your eyes from this weekend, but it’s time for you to muster up the strength to hit up the Mohawk tomorrow night for what will surely be an evening well worth your time. Headlining the inside stage is London’s Shopping, who have been wowing us with their post-punk jangly jams for sometime now, so it’s exciting to see how this sound will translate to the live setting; something tells me these tracks are going to be even more robust and require some dancing shoes. Opening up for them are locals Xetas and Feral Future, so be sure to get there early and support your locals. And if you feel like double-dipping and making the most of your night, get there even earlier to catch Youth Lagoon and Moon King on the outside stage at 6:30. Otherwise, doors for the inside stage are at 9 and tickets are 10$…get them here.
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I missed the hubbub with the first Moon King single, but I made sure I was on the spot to spread the word about their latest single. I love the opening of the track, with the instrumentation hiding in the distance so the vocals can really take the prominent role. Those instruments really begin to pick up pace after the first little bit, but the vocals hold the song quite steady, creating an interesting effect that really builds tension until after the 2 minute mark. From their the band blast off into alternative guitar fare, hurrying to the finish line. Last Gang Records will be releasing the group’s Secret Life LP on April 14th.
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Majical Cloudz burst on to the scene earlier this year with the release of their stellar album Impersonator. With all the positive buzz created from that release, I’d think that their show going down at Red 7 on Saturday night would be highly anticipated by music fans in town. To make this even more enticing, ATH favorites Moon King will also be on hand providing opening support. Nasty Nate did an interview with those guys that you should also check out. See ya there?
Download: Majical Cloudz – Childhood’s End [MP3]
Like many of you out there, we hopped all over town during SXSW, and I think all of us caught Moon King at some point or another, and all with positive reviews. We were lucky enough to catch up with Daniel from the band before they head out on the road with Majical Cloudz.
Read on for his thoughts on SXSW, touring and the band’s future LP.\
For some reason the rain always affects the mood, so with recent cloudy skies, I’ve been looking for something a bit peppier to pick up my mood, and yours too. Luckily, I’ve got this great little jam from Toronto’s Moon King. They’ve just put out a new 7″ that you can grab for free right HERE, but I’ve got one of the tracks to offer you. On this number, you get a more organic version of what Karen O did for the Where the Wild Things Are OST. The rest of the tracks are a little bit more electronic-folk, but it’s all good fun when you give it a listen.
Download: Moon King – Theme For Moon King [MP3]