Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Moonlight Towers-Austin's "favorite three-minute heroes" return with upcoming third album

See the band live at SXSW.  “Day Is The New Night” out April 12th.  “Heat Lightning” single available now.


Clockwise From Upper Left: James Stevens, Richard Galloway, Jacob Shulze, Jason Daniels. Photo by Carol He.



“Heat Lightning” is the first single from “Day Is The New Night” by Moonlight Towers


About Moonlight Towers

Austin, Texas band Moonlight Towers (taking its name from the tall vintage streetlights that illuminated Austin’s nights of yore) is a genuine band that does what comes naturally: writing, recording and playing real rock n’ roll (with a hearty pop kick!) It’s really that simple.

Proclaimed “amazing” by Performing Songwriter for creating what the Chicago Reader calls “perfectly molded power-pop,” Moonlight Towers is “Austin’s favorite three-minute heroes” according to the Austin American-Statesman and the renowned music city’s “finest power pop export” (Pop Culture Press).

On Day Is The New Night, the band’s third long-player, the foursome delivers its finest and richest offering yet. Such superlatives become viscerally tangible the moment the band steamrolls into “Heat Lightning,” (MP3) the disc’s aptly named lead track. The timeless potency of two mighty guitars and muscular bass and drums bring the urgency, buoying vocals that alternately sear and soar.

Augmented by a panorama of keyboards as well as punchy horns here and swirling strings there, Day Is The New Night is melodic, energizing, and boasts unshakable hooks galore. And in the end, it all boils down to simply rock’n’roll at its finest and most fun.

“We just want to make people dance,” is how lead singer, main songwriter and guitarist James Stevens summarizes their musical mission. “I’m just as excited about this album as I was when I went to Memphis at 16-years-old to record my first demo,” he adds. “I still feel the same way about it.” And after all, what else can a poor boy do but play in a rock n’roll band? “I have no choice. I can’t hide from it,” Stevens concludes.

The new Moonlight Towers album Day Is The New Night will be released by Chicken Ranch Records on April 12th, 2011.  The band will perform several times at this year’s SXSW music festival.

Moonlight Towers is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Moonlight Towers Live

03/16 Austin, TX @ The Elysium Chicken Ranch SXSW 2011 Day Party w/ The Woggles, The Clutters, Starlings
03/16 Austin, TX @ Gueros Comboplate Booking SXSW 2011 Day Party
03/18 Austin, TX @ Dog And Duck Pub Dog And Duck Pub SXSW 2011 Day Party


Moonlight Towers
Day Is The New Night
(Chicken Ranch, 4/12/2011)
Request: FULL LP

Track Listing:

1. Heat Lightning (MP3)
2. Can’t Shake This Feelin’
3. Distant Wheels
4. The Easy Way Out
5. Comes A Time
6. What Else Can I Say
7. Baby Don’t Slow Me Down
8. Not A Kid Anymore
9. Black River


Moonlight Towers Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.

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