“The Easy Way Out” is the latest single and video from Moonlight Towers
Austin-band Moonlight Towers released the video for the latest single from its 2011 album Day Is The New Night today. The clip for “The Easy Way Out” was created by Danny and Miranda Cameron with each band member being shot separately and then composited in post-production. Of the clip, Danny Cameron says, “I wanted to create an atmosphere which made the band seem as though it were playing in the middle of space, surrounded by nothingness.” “The Easy Way Out” is also the title track of a new Moonlight Towers EP scheduled for release on January 31st.
The new EP captures Moonlight Towers live at the famed Austin club Antone’s where the band performed in late April of 2011 to celebrate the release of Day Is The New Night. The performances on the EP give a glimpse into a live show that has been steadily gaining word of mouth for Moonlight Towers around the country. One of the songs featured in its live form on the EP is “Heat Lightning,” the previous single from Day Is The New Night, and the track that caught the attention of Little Steven Van Zandt, famed guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and former co-star of The Sopranos.
Shortly after the release of “Heat Lightning,” Van Zandt named the track as his weekly “Coolest Song In The World” and went on to give the tune (and others from Day Is The New Night) lots of airplay over the following months on his long-running SiriusXM radio show, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” syndicated to stations around the world and heard by 1.2 million listeners a week. Moonlight Towers capped the year by seeing “Heat Lightning” named as Van Zandt’s #12 “Coolest Song of The Year” and fans of the show voted the song as their #9 “Coolest Song In The World” for 2011.
Proclaimed “amazing” by Performing Songwriter for creating what the Chicago Reader calls “perfectly molded power-pop,” the members of Moonlight Towers are “Austin’s favorite three-minute heroes” according to the Austin American-Statesman. In addition to the new video and live EP, Moonlight Towers is wrapping up production on the video for “Distant Wheels,” another track from Day Is The New Night.
“The Easy Way Out EP – Live At Antone’s”
(Chicken Ranch, Jan. 31, 2012)
01. The Easy Way Out (Album Version)
02. Heat Lightning (Live)
03. What Else Can I Say (Live)
04. Baby Don’t Slow Me Down (Live)
05. Back Home To Tara (Live)
06. The Easy Way Out (Live)
07. Can’t Shake This Feelin’ (Live)
Day Is The New Night
(Chicken Ranch, Out Now)
01. Heat Lightning
02. Can’t Shake This Feelin’
03. Distant Wheels
04. The Easy Way Out
05. Comes A Time
06. What Else Can I Say
07. Baby Don’t Slow Me Down
08. Not A Kid Anymore
09. Black River