Live Concert Photography: Dead Stars with Moony Matelot at Mercury Lounge 3/25/19
I’ve written quite a bit about the Brooklyn-based indie rock/fuzz pop trio Dead Stars. And as you may recall, the act which is comprised of cousins Jeff Moore (vocals, guitar) and Jaye Moore (drums, vocals) with their longtime friend John Watterburg (bass) have released three full length albums 2014’s Slumber, 2016’s Bright Colors and 2017’s Perfect Patterns, which firmly established the band’s sound — fuzzy, big, hook-driven guitar pop that’s indebted to Dinosaur, Jr., Mudhoney, and a long list of 90s grunge rock acts. Adding to a growing profile, the band has shared stages with the aforementioned Dinosaur, Jr., Mac DeMarco, Yuck, and Speedy Ortiz among a growing list of others.
Over the past year or so, the band has written a batch of new material, which will appear on their fourth, full-length album slated for release sometime this summer. In order to gear up for the recording sessions, the Brooklyn-based trio have begun playing a handful of live sets to test out the new stuff, and it included a headlining set at Mercury Lounge last month with up-and-coming, local act Moony Matelot. Check out photos from the show below.
Todd Goings is a New York-based guitar pop artist, who has started to receive attention with his solo recording project/musical alter ego Moony Matelot. And with Moony Matelot, Goings has released three bedroom recorded and produced efforts — 2015’s self-titled EP, 2017’s full-length debut Voyage and last year’s Tempest, which have helped him establish a breezy take on psych pop and garage rock. Goings and his backing band helped open an early Mercury Lounge set of guitar rock.