The Bowery Ballroom
Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi

The Ludlow Thieves, Great Elk

Sat, December 1, 2012

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

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

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.
The Ludlow Thieves
The Ludlow Thieves
After being left the sole survivor in a car accident that claimed seven lives, The Ludlow Thieves’ front man, Danny Musengo, had a shift in perspective. He was finished working the midnight shift at a gas station on a highway in Iowa; he was moving to NYC and dedicating himself to music. Having grown up singing gospel songs in his church, music was where he found peace and purpose, especially after the accident.

The Ludlow Thieves are the realization of the sound, sensation, and dedication he had been pursuing since the accident.

He met Dan Teicher (DT), a guitarist and producer who presented him with music that allowed his voice to reach places it had never gone before. The sonic landscape the two reached in early recordings sent them on a journey to find the musicians to represent that music on stage.

That hunt took a year, but the people they found did more than play that music on stage—they sculpted it into something deeper, grander, and more unique. Walker Adams (drums), Molly Fletcher (violin), Laura Martin (vocals), and Isamu McGregor (keys) have since pushed the boundaries of what the band could be by bringing their musicianship and attitude to the band. The Ludlow Thieves began in earnest when these musicians joined the fold.
With a sound as enormous as it is exuberant, The Ludlow Thieves’ passion and intensity will always trace back to a highway in Iowa where gratitude and purpose ignited a band. Their music has been featured on film and television and was used during The World Series last October.
Great Elk
Great Elk
“The Brooklyn rockers Great Elk display the control and restraint of a band with deep chemistry, as they sway gracefully between gentle ballads and mid-tempo indie-rock tunes.” – The New Yorker

"Lead single "I'm going to bend" is a slow-simmering pot of Kosmic American music that should find favor with fans of Band of Horses or the erstwhile Grandaddy." - My Old Kentucky Blog

"Great Elk's Autogeogaphy is a remarkably consistent and conceptually coherent record." - Adequacy.net
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/