Scheduled for a May 26, 2015 release on vinyl and digital formats, Inhibitor is the follow-up to Wild Moth’s 2013 debut full-length on Asian Man, Over, Again, as well as a recent split 7″ (Broke Hatre) with fellow Bay Area post-punks Creative Adult.
Inhibitor was recorded at Atomic Gardens with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr) and Max Senna (Miserable) at Secret Bathroom Studios, and it finds Wild Moth hitting a new gear. Layering sludgy, darkly textured guitars on top of each other, the band pulls the listener along on an even stronger melodic underpinning than previous releases.
SF Weekly cited Wild Moth as “one of the Bay Area’s most promising young post-punk bands” while Impose Magazine called its recent split “a slowed down power trudge, perpetually layering sounds on top of one another, and building in sonic momentum.” Think modern shoegaze that mixes spikes of punk-infused energy, akin to Isn’t Anything-era My Bloody Valentine crossed with Drive Like Jehu.
In late March, Wild Moth will headline a tour of California and Arizona with new label mates and recent Iron Pier signings Hollow Sunshine. The outfit will hit the road again in mid-April supporting Whirr across the Southwest and California. Dates are below. If you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.
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MAR 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Hollow Sunshine, Chasms, Cruel Summer
MAR 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/ Hollow Sunshine, Terry Malts, Pocketknife
MAR 28 – Murrieta, CA @ The Duh w/ Hollow Sunshine
MAR 29 – Tempe, AZ @ Double Nickels Collective w/ Hollow Sunshine, Dogbreth
MAR 30 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Museum of Art w/ Hollow Sunshine, Paperman
MAR 31 – San Jose, CA @ Chromatic Coffee w/ Hollow Sunshine, Try the Pie, Koi
APR 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records w/ Swamp Wolf, Foster Body
APR 15 – Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis w/ Disaster Canyon, Foster Body
APR 17 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s w/ Whirr
APR 18 – Austin, TX @ Red7 w/ Whirr
APR 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova w/ Whirr
APR 20 – El Paso @ Tricky Falls w/ Whirr
APR 21 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater w/Balance and Composure, Whirr
APR 22 – Las Vegas @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Whirr
APR 23 – Bakersfield, CA @ Muso’s Gym w/ Whirr
APR 25 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records! w/ Whirr
02. Gallery of Walls
07. Hello, Star
10. You Found Out
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