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by The Moonband

Like The Decemberists or Edward Sharpe, The Moonband make beautiful folk – free from time and places . »Atlantis« brings polyphonic vocals, arrangements made with love and beautiful melodies. Accoustic, Harmonic, Intense.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. No Bargain
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2. Set the Fire
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3. The Ivy in Your Garden
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4. Foghorn
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5. Joe Stack
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6. Marta Says
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7. Oh Brother
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8. Coral Strand Lane
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9. Heaven & Hell
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10. A Sparrow's Wings
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11. 10.000 Voices
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12. Atlantis
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Album Notes
In August 2010, The Moonband released their debut album »Open Space«. The feuilleton of Süddeutsche Zeitung (one of the biggest German newspapers) wrote about »mighty clever folk«, with »an enormously versatile, catchy and steadily growing sound spectrum«. »Open Space« was chosen for the album of the week in the Bavarian Radio (»beautiful folk«). The insider tip became a unexpected success.

The band sharpened their own musical style on their second album »Denavigation«, which was released in the summer of 2011. The SZ commented » they have emancipated themselves from the great heroes of the Neo-Americana-movement. Nevertheless, it can happen that somebody asks if there's Bob Dylan played, when this album by the fantastic Moonband is on. «

On March 21st, 2014, The Moonband's third album »Atlantis« will be released.
It was predominantly recorded live, during a three-week stay in a secluded house in the Bavarian Forest.

On their new album 'Atantis', The Moonband bring into question what you may call folk music over here – at the same time, they're upholding their own story as a departure: New facets, instruments, twists. The Moonband are getting louder and more urgent.

Nevertheless, the band's trademarks remain: polyphonic vocals, arrangements made with love, beautiful melodies. Or, as a reviewer once wrote: 'Music to dwell.'

Somewhat legendary, that's what The Moonband themselves are. Since 2008, the Munich based band around the two songwriters Houston & Mondbasis have been calling for attention, while their fanbase was constantly growing. 'Alternative Folk', 'Contemporary Country', 'Alternative Americana' – the music journalist's standards of definitions have hit the brick wall with The Moonband from the start – and this is, as the fanciers of everything audible know, mostly a good sign.

In 2010, their debut album 'Open Space' was published, and as early as in the following year, The Moonband demonstrated with 'The Significance...' that stylistic enhancement on a steadily high level is definitely possible.
Now, in early 2014, the journey continues at last. With the new album called 'Atlantis', The Moonband complete a first trilogy, not only in numbers. 'Atlantis' is the fulminant completion of a suspenseful tale – and, at the same time, the pathbreaking prologue for the following chapters of the band's story.

The recordings were altogether made (mainly live) in the 'Alte Schmiede' ('Old Smithy'), Till Hofmann's bandhouse, situated in the Bavarian Woods. Till Hofmann is a bustling promoter of culture in Munich – not alone, he's the founder of the Munich based indie-label 'Millaphon'. Like before, with the previous album named 'Denavigation', the music producer Martin M. Hermann was responsible for the sound of the record this time as well.

„The Moonband make beautiful folk – free from time and places“
(Bayerischer Rundfunk)

„Countless concerts as buskers which The Moonband have given alongside their stage gigs have perfected the interplay of the five musicians in such a way that long since, one would like to predict them an international success.“

'You can feel how much fun it is for the band to create a complete and coherent cosmos. Maybe it is because they have emancipated themselves from the great heroes of the Neo-Americana-movement. Nevertheless, it can happen that somebody asks if there's Bob Dylan played, when this album by the fantastic Moonband is on.'
(Süddeutsche Zeitung)

'The Moonband make... (s.o.). As well as the sound of their brothers in spirit – the Americana-gods Calexico – they're orientating themselves by the American folk tradition, but without coming across as frumpy.' (Bayerischer Rundfunk)



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