Thursday, February 24, 2011

Moving Mountains to release new album and on tour

MOVING MOUNTAINS will release their third album and Triple Crown Records debut, WAVES, on May 10. WAVES is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed FOREWORD EP (Caetera Recordings).

“Our goal with WAVES is to have someone be engaged from the start to the end,” declares Gregory Dunn, singer and guitarist of the Westchester, NY-based ambient rock band.

“When the band first started, a very close friend of mine died,” he continues.

“That was the motivation to for all the lyrics on PNEUMAPNEUMA, FOREWORD and now this new album have all been about that… being young and having people around you die, which when you’re young it’s a very strange thing. A lot of it is also my struggle with understanding faith and existence...and just about questioning those ideas -- and most importantly -- how to overcome that to appreciate what you have,” continues Dunn. (2008 – Deep Elm Records). "They’re very figurative and overly metaphorical, because I was embarrassed to talk about it at that time. With this new album, I said to myself that it's the last time that I’m going to write about it, so I’m going to be really blunt, honest and straightforward about the subject."

Like PNEUMA and FOREWORD before it, WAVES was recorded and produced by Gregory Dunn at the band’s home studio. It was mixed by Matt Goldman (Underoath, Copeland, Anberlin) and mastered by longtime MOVING MOUNTAINS collaborator Mike Kalajian.

MOVING MOUNTAINS are currently on the road supporting Biffy Clyro through March 1 before embarking on two weeks of pre-SXSW headline dates with Into It. Over It. In addition to making their debut SXSW appearance (as part of the Topshelf Records/Count Your Lucky Stars Records party on Wednesday, March 16 along with Defeater, Into It. Over It., Caravels, Grown Ups and many more), the band will be performing at Krazy Fest 2011 and this summer on the entire Vans Warped Tour.

The complete track list for WAVES:

1. My Life Is Like A Chase Dream (And I’m Still Having Chase Dreams)
2. Where Two Bodies Lie
3. Tired Tiger
4. The Cascade
5. Once Rendering
6. Always Only For Me
7. Alleviate
8. Parts In Different Places
9. Furnace Woods
10. Full Circle

Check out MOVING MOUNTAINS at any of the following stops:

With Biffy Clyro:

Wed 2/23 Nampa, ID Northwest Nazarene University (AA - headlining)
Fri 2/25 Vancouver, BC Venue (19+)
Sat 2/26 Seattle, WA The Crocodile (21+)
Mon 2/28 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop (AA)
Tue 3/1 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour (AA)

With Into It. Over It.

Fri 3/4 San Diego, CA Soma Side Stage (AA)
Sat 3/5 Mesa, AZ The Underground (AA)
Sun 3/6 Albuquerque, NM Gold Manor (AA)
Tue 3/8 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre (AA)
Wed 3/9 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall (AA)
Thu 3/10 Oklahoma, OK Conservatory (AA)
Fri 3/11 St. Louis, MO The Firebird (AA)
Sat 3/12 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music (AA)
Tue 3/15 Denton, TX Hailey’s (AA)

May 20 – 22 Louisville, KY Expo 5 (Krazy Fest)

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