Austin band to issue live EP (with hit “Heat Lightning” streaming now.) Video and tour (w/ CMJ show) on tap.
Moonlight Towers: James Stevens, Richard Galloway, Jacob Schulze, Jason Daniels. Photo by Carol He.
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“The Easy Way Out” is the latest single from “Day Is The New Night” by Moonlight Towers
“Heat Lightning (Live)” is taken from the upcoming “Live At Antone’s” EP by Moonlight Towers
Little Steven Van Zandt, famed guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and former co-star of The Sopranos, fell in love with the Moonlight Towers track “Heat Lightning” this summer. Naming the track his “Coolest Song In The World” for the week, Van Zandt went on to give the tune (and others from the album) lots of airplay over the following weeks on his long-running SiriusXM radio show, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” which is also syndicated to stations around the world and heard by 1.2 million listeners a week.
Now Moonlight Towers has followed-up “Heat Lightning” with another gem of a track from its latest Day Is The New Night album. The new single “The Easy Way Out” is streaming now. The band is also wrapping production on the video for “The Easy Way Out” in addition to a live EP recorded at hometown venue Antone’s in Austin, Texas. The “Live At Antone’s” EP features a high-energy version of “Heat Lightning” which can be heard here.
Proclaimed “amazing” by Performing Songwriter for creating what the Chicago Reader calls “perfectly molded power-pop,” the members of Moonlight Towers are “Austin’s favorite three-minute heroes” according to the Austin American-Statesman. The band will be playing a handful of dates on its way to this year’s CMJ conference where it will perform as part of a showcase presented by Chicken Ranch Records and Fanatic Promotion. The show on Saturday October 22nd at Bowery Poetry Club also features Nashville band The Clutters and New York’s own Peelander-Z.
Moonlight Towers Live
10/19 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
10/20 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire 9PM, $7
10/22 New York, NY @ Bowery Poetry Club Chicken Ranch and Fanatic Present @ CMJ 2011 w/ The Clutters, Peelander-Z, 11PM
11/04 Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall w/The Lennings, Colin Gilmore