NEWS : WED, NOV 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The Impassioned, Self-Titled Debut From Los Angeles-Band Moaning Will Be Out March 2nd, 2018. Now Watch Official Video For “Don’t Go”

Previously announced headlining support dates (with METZ) run December 7th-19th

On March 2nd, 2018, Moaning will release their impassioned self-titled debut, worldwide through Sub Pop.  The 10-track album, featuring “Don’t Go” along with highlights “Artificial,” “The Same,” and “Misheard,” was recorded and engineered by Alex Newport in Los Angeles.

Moaning’s charmingly chaotic, black & white visual for “Don’t Go” was directed by Michael Schmelling. The video stars the band and a few of their dear friends, and was shot in Los Angeles in the waning days of summer. 

Preorders for Moaning are available now on CD/LP/CS/DL through Sub Pop right here. LP pre-orders through and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl (while supplies last), and new t-shirt design will also be available. 


1. Don’t Go
2. Tired
3. Artificial
4. Close
5. Does This Work for You
6. The Same
7. For Now
8. Useless
9. Misheard
10. Somewhere in There

Moaning Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Moaning’s previously announced tour schedule for 2017 begins December 6th in Eugene at The Blue Room and ends December 19th in Phoenix at LBX. For the dates spanning December 7th-15th, the band will act as direct support for labelmates METZ. Moaning will also appear at the 2018 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas. 

Dec. 06 - Eugene, OR - The Blue Room
Dec. 07 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
Dec. 08 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt *
Dec. 09 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
Dec. 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom *
Dec. 13 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
Dec. 15 - Austin, TX - the Mohawk *^
Dec. 16 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co.
Dec. 18 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Dec. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - LBX
Mar. 12 - 18 - Austin, TX - SXSW
*w/ METZ
^ w/ Cherubs

Pro Tip: The time is now to follow Moaning absolutely everywhere, including but not limited to  |  Bandcamp  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Moaning is a band defined by its duality. The abrasive, post punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie, began nearly a decade after they met in L.A.’s DIY music scene. Their debut album comes born out of the member’s experiences with love and distress, creating a sound uniquely dark and sincere. Although the band is just breaking out of their infancy, Moaning’s sleek and cavernous tone emphasizes the turmoil of the era they were born into. One where the endless possibility for art and creation is met with the fear and doubt of an uncertain future.

The trio began regularly frequenting DIY institutions like The Smell and Pehrspace, eventually selling out dozens of their own shows at both venues with their first few bands. Solomon recalls, after a brief hiatus from playing together, Moaning’s conception came when he sent Stevenson and MacKelvie the first demo for “Don’t Go,” setting the tone for the impulsive songwriting that would follow. 

The three fleshed out Solomon’s primitive recordings, adding in MacKelvie’s heavy syncopated drumming, and Stevenson’s melodic driving bass and synth parts, capturing each member’s personality in their sparse and fuzzed out tracks. Like many of their previous collaborative projects, Moaning forces pain up against pleasure, using the complexity of personal heartbreak to inform the band’s conflicted sound. The band eventually landed on the apt moniker Moaning, admiring the ambiguity the name held and hoping to reference both an intimate wail and an anguished scream
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Posted by Rachel White