The Bowery Ballroom
Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi

Gambit

Fri, July 13, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

Moon Taxi
Moon Taxi
Nashville band Moon Taxi are thrilled to announce the release of their third full length album,Mountains Beaches Cities, which will be available via BMG on September 10th, 2013! The record was self-produced by Moon Taxi’s own guitarist Spencer Thomson with the help of keyboardist Wes Bailey and was mixed byVance Powell (Jack White,The Dead Weather) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Fleet Foxes).



The album announcement comes on the heels of the band’s buzzed about festival performances at this year’s Hangout and Wakarusa. Moon Taxi wowed the festival crowds, led by lead singer and guitarist Trevor Terndrup who is known for his uninhibited stage presence. After live-streaming their Hangout performance, MTV claimed Moon Taxi to be the network's “new favorite band.”


The five-piece, which was formed in 2006, toured extensively last year in support of their tastemaker-lauded album Cabaret (2012). Cabaret and their raucous live show helped land them debut performances at major music festivals Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, plus opening slots for such artists asMatisyahu, Dr. John, and Dirty Heads - all as an unsigned act. Their extremely loyal fan base have been known to follow them on tour and travel hundreds of miles just to see them play. Their sound, which Relix says “successfully bridges the gap between jam and indie,” has been highly praised by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Paste Magazine and more, and their songs have recently been featured on ABC’s Nashville, an HBO fight promo, and the independent film Zero to 100, which is based on the true story of leading female surfer Lakey Peterson.



On Mountains Beaches Cities, Moon Taxi honed in on extending their sonic landscape. “We made a conscious effort with our last record to produce long-lasting, good, catchy songs that will outlast us. With Mountains Beaches Cities we created a record to reach an even broader range of people,”says Trevor.



“I think people may have perceived us as solely a live band for a long time,” says Wes. “So I’m glad to release another album. We love playing shows, but we also care a lot about the art of creating an album.”



Apparent throughout Mountains Beaches Cities is the project’s traveling narrative, which stems from them touring relentlessly and experiencing growing together and as individuals while on the road. The album’s own title and certain track titles such as “Running Wild” and “Young Journey” also embody the album’s story and imagery. The band utilizes both acoustic and electronic elements on the album, but this time around they amp up the speed and turn up the volume – creating an overall bigger sound.
Gambit
Gambit
After graduating from Harvard in 2004, Gambit began working a 9 to 5 with a venture capitalist real estate firm. Despite the beach house on Long Island and the six-figure salary, he found himself numbed by his “comfortable” lifestyle and longed for the suspense of his adolescence. He missed the music he obsessed over as a teenager, the music he somehow knew was his true calling. So, with the same rigor and discipline he developed in college, he committed to learn how to play, write, and record music in the hopes of feeling once again. Before long, Gambit was playing to music reps convinced they were watching a life-long musician. The raw emotion of both his recordings and live performances are no doubt a result of man doing what he is truly meant to do.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/