Moon Hooch to Release Self-Titled Debut on June 25
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:24:28
New artist alert, baby!
Moon Hooch = saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler, who met while students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. They will release their self-titled debut on June 25.
When they formed, they began busking together around New York, honing an organic, jazz-informed approach to playing house- and dubstep-influenced music. Their (literally) underground dance parties on the Bedford Ave subway platform in Williamsburg were such a hassle for the NYPD to shut down time and again that they've been banned from the station, though they continue to set up shop elsewhere around the city. That is, when they're not on tour bowling over unsuspecting audiences as they open for artists like They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty, Galactic, and Lotus, or playing major festivals like Electric Forest and All Good.
Moon Hooch's self-titled debut album is being re-released June 25 via Hornblow/Palmetto Records, the first time the album has had proper distribution; and includes a new bonus track, "Mega Tubes," featuring singer Alena Spanger.
It's also the only song with vocals on the album. Watch the eerie "Megatubes" video below:
What did you think of Moon Hooch?