Comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson and Andrew MacKelvie, the Los Angeles, CA-based indie rock trio Moaning have spent the past few years crafting a moody and angular sound that draws from shoegaze, slacker rock and post-punk, and over that same period of time, the Los Angeles-based trio have received attention nationally and internationally from the likes of The Fader, The Guardian, DIY Magazine,Stereogum, and others.
Building upon the growing buzz that’s surrounding them, the Los Angeles-based indie rock/post-punk trio’s highly-anticipated self-titled, full-length debut is slated for a March 2, 2018 release through Sub Pop Records, and as you may recall the Joy Division/Interpol/Preoccupations-like album single “Artificial” featured a rousingly anthemic hook while bristling with a tense, self-awareness of artifice, superficiality and ugliness. Their latest single “Tired” may arguably be their self-titled debut album’s moodiest and dreamiest song as it features shimmering synths and angular guitar chords paired with a soaring hook.
Directed by Ambar Navarro, who has worked with Stef Chura and Anna Burch, the recently released video splits between footage of the band performing the song and a surreal, dream-like (almost nightmarish) logic in which a miniature house suddenly burst into flame, a hamster takes a bath, goldfish indifferently swim in circles and other objects spontaneously combust. Along with the band, the video co-stars Casper the Hamster, Mr. Maggie the Cat and two goldfish.
The band will be embarking on a world tour to support their highly-anticipated debut and it will include appearances at SXSW, Treefort, London Calling and several others on the international festival circuit. Check out the tour dates below.
Mar. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ^
Mar. 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar. 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar. 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar. 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar. 18 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley of the Vapors
Mar. 20 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Mar. 21-25 – Boise, ID – Treefort Festival
Mar. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
May 11 – Seattle, WA – Barboza **
May 12 – Portland, OR – State Theatre **
May 14 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop **
May 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo **
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar **
May 25 – Laval, FR – 3 Les Elephants Festival
May 26 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival
Jun. 01 – Nimes, FR – This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Jun. 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
^ w/ Froth
* w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
** w/ Preoccupations