Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moaning scratches that itch between shoegaze and pop.

L.A. trio Moaning have been around for a decade but are just now finally releasing their self-titled full length debut. It's a taut collection that mixes shoegaze noise with hooks galore and vocals that cut through the mix. Their press materials describe them as post-punk, but that's not quite right. I mean, it does sound like something 4 A.D. would've released in 1989, but it's far more in the wall of noise family than anything like the spiky angularity that "post-punk" usually brings to mind.

Actually it doesn't matter what you call them; I call them good. I think you probably will too.

You'll have to wait for March 2 until you get to hear the full album, but you can pre-order it and listen to its first three tracks below.

UPDATE: The band will play Empty Bottle on March 20, so if you're in Chicago you can catch them live then.

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