Today, LA’s Moaning have released ”Make It Stop,” the latest single from their anticipated sophomore album, Uneasy Laughter. Paste Magazine, who premiered the song (see here) and profiled the band today, is calling it “a return to the partly raucous, partly precise guitars of their first album. Lyrically, however, it’s a dramatic turn from their dejected self-titled-it almost comes off as an inner monologue between lead singer Sean Solomon’s past self and newly improved self.”
Uneasy Laughter is available for pre-order and due March 20th via Sub Pop.
Of the song, Solomon says “The song is about questioning negative thoughts but struggling to find a solution. Being stuck in your head. There was a period of time where I thought everyone hated me and was out to get me. Now I realize no one actually is putting that much energy into thinking about me at all. Depression can be extremely narcissistic. I encourage people who relate to this song to call someone and ask for help.
The whole band made a collage for the video. It was really fun piecing different elements together. We also added some extra surprises. The dimensions of the collage are 1920 by 40,000 pixels. It’s a big ass thing!”
Moaning is hitting the road this Spring on a run supporting Black Marble that includes at Austin, TX’s SXSW Music Festival.
3/16-21 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/7 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
4/9 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
4/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
4/11 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
4/13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
4/14 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
4/16 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
4/17 - Houston, TX @ The Satellite *
4/18 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company *
4/20 - Albuqueruqe, NM @ Sister *
4/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
4/22-23 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
5/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent *
* w/ Black Marble
[Album Art Credit: Aaron Jupin (download hi-res)]
Uneasy Laughter will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop right here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on clear w/blue and orange-colored vinyl (while supplies last).