Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Moaning Announce New LP 'Uneasy Laughter', Share New Single/Video "Ego"

Los Angeles post punk/shoegaze trio Moaning have announced the release of their new album 'Uneasy Laughter'.

The 13-track album was produced by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Bloc Party, Melvins) and will be out on March 20 through Sub Pop Records. Get your copy here.

Uneasy Laughter is a collaborative breakthrough which significantly brightens Moaning’s once claustrophobic sound, again abetted by producer/engineer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Bloc Party, Melvins). The trio points to first single “Ego,” which features a costume-heavy video directed by Ambar Navarro, as an embodiment of this evolution.

Solomon admits Uneasy Laughter could have gone in quite another direction had he not gotten sober and educated himself on such core subjects as gender and mental health. “I did a lot of reading in the tour van — authors like bell hooks, Mark Fisher, and Alain de Botton, all really inspired me. I don’t want to be the person who influences young people to go get high and become cliche tragic artists,” he says. “What I’d rather convey to people is that they’re not alone in what they think and how they feel. ‘Ego’ specifically and the album overall is about those themes — letting go of your bullshit so you can help other people and be present.”

“We want to be part of a community,” he adds. “I wrote online about being sober for a year, and I had kids from all over writing and asking for advice. One of them said, ‘For the first time I can remember, I didn’t drink last night.’ I thought, for once, maybe we did something besides sell a record. That’s a win. That’s incredibly exciting.”

Check out the album's tracklist and and watch the video for "Ego", below.

Uneasy Laughter Tracklist:
01. Ego
02. Make It Stop
03. ///
04. Stranger
05. Running
06. Connect the Dots
07. Fall in Love
08. Coincidence or Fate
09. What Separates Us
10. //////////
11. Keep Out
12. Saving Face
13. Say Something


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