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
When Danny Musengo was the lone survivor of a car accident it gave him a fresh outlook on life. He decided to leave Iowa behind in favor of New York City, where he planned to dedicate himself to music—he’d grown up singing gospel songs in church and knew that music was where his heart was. Musengo met producer and guitarist Dan Teicher, and the two began crafting lush soundscapes. The six-piece the Ludlow Thieves (above, performing “All the Money”) was born in 2012, now including Laura Martin, Isamu Mcgregor, Amando Lo and Bruno Esrubilsky. They make big music touching on roots, rock, folk and gospel (or as they describe it, “the energy of roaring lions and lovemaking llamas channeled through a gospel singer from Iowa”). And despite the fact that they still remain unsigned, the Ludlow Thieves continue to rise, having headlined The Bowery Ballroom this summer and scoring an Adidas World Cup commercial with Kanye West. Catch them Dec. 5th, headlining Rough Trade in Brooklyn for the first time.
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/