News for Moaning

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 megamart.subpop.com 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. 


Moaning
Tracklisting

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 subpop.com  |  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
[read more here].


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, OCT 4, 2017 at 6:55 AM

We Signed Los Angeles Band Moaning! Now Watch Video For “The Same”, Then Look Out For Their Sub Pop Debut in the Spring of 2018

We are quite pleased to welcome superb Los Angeles band Moaning to the label, who will release their debut album in the spring of 2018 on Sub Pop. Until then, we suggest you watch the group’s video for this here earworm “The Same.”  

Stereogum had this to say of the video: “There’s something innately appealing about watching something get destroyed….Moaning wreck a house in the video for their catchy as hell new song “The Same,” and it’s captivating to see them irreversibly tear things down while they sing about not knowing what’s coming next. Change comes in fits and starts — sometimes it feels like putting a sledgehammer through a wall, but more often than not it feels like nothing is happening at all.”

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



[Photo by Sarah Cass for the Sub Pop Photobooth]


More on Moaning:
Los Angeles-band Moaning is the abrasive post-punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie.  The three initially met as teenagers while growing up in the San Fernando Valley, and immediately developed a kinship through Los Angeles’s local music scene. The three began regularly frequenting DIY institutions like The Smell and Pehrspace, eventually selling out dozens of their shows at both venues with their first few bands.
 
From the sentimental to catastrophic, hiding meek and introspective lyrics within powerful droning dance songs, the music Moaning makes also gives sonic nods to some of the band’s musical heroes like New Order, Broadcast, and Slowdive.  
 
Moaning’s fervent songs are born out of the member’s experiences with love and distress, creating a sound uniquely dark and sincere. This is evidenced in the band’s early version (and video) of their track, “The Same.” The three went into their home studio to record the song and subsequently decided to shoot a music video for the track. Moaning was tipped off about a house that was about to be demolished nearby, and had quickly assembled a group of friends and filmed them taking turns destroying the estate. Meanwhile, Solomon, Stevenson, and MacKelvie tried their best to perform the song amongst the chaos. The video’s budget was limited to the sledgehammers, spray paint, and a case of beer they provided for the friends who were invited to cause havoc, which emphasizes Moaning’s desire to make as much impact with as few resources as possible. The track’s skidding percussion and toned back vocals gave merely a glimmer of the target Moaning aimed to hit with their sound.
 
Moaning is currently at work on their debut full-length, which will be released sometime the spring of 2018.

Moaning Tour Dates

Moaning have also scheduled tour dates beginning December 7th in Seattle at Neumos and ending December 19th in Phoenix at LBX. During this run, the band will act as support for label mates METZ (December 7th-16th).

Dec. 07 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s *
Dec. 08 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt *
Dec. 09 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
Dec. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Independent *
Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom*
Dec. 13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
Dec. 15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
Dec. 16 - Houston, TX -  Studio at Warehouse Live *
Dec. 17 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co.
Dec. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - LBX

*w/ METZ


Posted by Rachel White