Moonwalks share new single 'Heavy Tears' and announce new album 'Western Mystery Tradition' out May 26th on Fuzz Club Records.
Detroit, MI via Brooklyn, NY outfit Moonwalks are today announcing their third studio album ‘Western Mystery Tradition’, due for release May 26th on Fuzz Club. Alongside the album news the trio are also sharing the lead single and music video ‘Heavy Tears’. Their first new music since 2018, it’s a piece of jangling garage-psych that welcomes Moonwalks back in suitably reverb-soaked fashion. Watch the video below and pre-order the LP here.
A departure from the band’s DIY psych-rock roots to a more mature and polished sound, the newly-announced ‘Western Mystery Tradition’ was produced by Mattiel’s Jonah Swilley and recorded in May 2019 at Detroit’s acclaimed (and rumored haunted) Masonic Temple with Bill Skibbe (Jack White, The Kills) in a lodge belonging to the Free Masons’ Detroit chapter.
Talking about the new record, Moonwalks said: “Western Mystery Tradition was conceived in the winter of 2019 amidst a polar vortex in Detroit. At the time and in between touring, we lived together in a house on the west side that lacked a working stove and had no power in half of the building. The band - trapped indoors due to temperatures in the negatives and massive amounts of snow - drew inspiration from our isolated state amidst a bleak Michigan winter.”
On the new single, bassist Kate G adds that “Heavy Tears was the first song we wrote together for the record and sets the tone for the album as a whole."
Moonwalks consists of Kerrigan Pearce (drums), Jacob Dean (guitar), and Kate Gutwald (bass). Originating in Detroit's DIY scene, the trio started out playing in warehouses and makeshift venues across the city. Since then, they’ve gone on to tour extensively throughout North America and Europe supporting acts like The Murlocs, Metric, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, Thee Oh Sees, The Liminanas and The Mystery Lights, to name a few.