Seattle based up-and-comers The Moondoggies have released the first track of their forthcoming sophomore album Tidelands as a free download. The track unfolds in a more or less linear fashion, starting off with some subtle electric guitar and somber lyrics, gradually building in pace and density to a climax rich with keyboards, wonderfully harmonized vocals, and drums, and finally taking the tempo gradually down to end the song. The structure leaves the song feeling a bit short but it is otherwise excellent.
The Moondoggies' album is set to drop on October 12th on Hardly Art, but can be pre-ordered here through the label. The band will be touring the US in support of the album from late October through November with Dawes.
The group has also recently released a short documentary discussing their history and approach for MTV's $5 Cover series on the band's hometown Seattle music scene. It can be seen below or on the band's website. -peter menniti
Moondoggies Tour Dates 10.27 New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
11.10 Chicago, IL at Schubas
11.11 Minneapolis MN at First Ave*
11.12 Madison WI at Majestic Theater*
11.13 Milwaukee WI at Turner Hall*
11.14 Ames IA at the Maintenance Shop*
11.15 Denver CO at Hi Dive*
11.16 Salt Lake City at the State Room*
11.20 San Francisco CA at the Independent*
11.21.10 Santa Barbara CA at Soho*
11.26.10 Los Angeles CA at El Rey Theatre*
11.27.10 San Diego CA at the Casbah*