Moonwalks share new single & video 'War On Nothing'
Detroit via Brooklyn psych-rock outfit Moonwalks are dropping new single ‘War On Nothing’ from their third studio album ‘Western Mystery Tradition’, due out May 26th on Fuzz Club. Pre-order the LP here
Arriving following recent single ‘Heavy Tears’, their first new music since 2018, ‘War On Nothing’ is released alongside a video that’s available to watch below. The trio have also just announced NYC and Philadelphia shows supporting The Nude Party in May.
A departure from the band’s DIY space-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, drummer Kerrigan Pearce adds: "'War on Nothing', recorded in Detroit, MI in 2019, delivers an uncompromising drive matched with a message taking on a new meaning in a post pandemic world."
Moonwalks consists of Pearce, 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.
05/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ The Nude Party)
05/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts (w/ The Nude Party)