Detroit, MI via Brooklyn, NY rock/glam/psych band Moonwalks have announced the release of their third studio album ‘Western Mystery Tradition’.
Due for release May 26th via Fuzz Club, the album marks a departure from the band’s DIY psych-rock roots to a more mature and polished sound. Pre-order your copy here.
The trio have also shared the lead single and music video ‘Heavy Tears‘, “a piece of jangling garage-psych that welcomes Moonwalks back in suitably reverb-soaked fashion.” Watch/listen below.
‘Western Mystery Tradition’ was produced by Mattiel’s Jonah Swilley and recorded in May 2019 at Detroit’s acclaimed (and rumored haunted) Masonic Temple with Bill Skibbe (Jack White, The Kills) in a lodge belonging to the Free Masons’ Detroit chapter.
Talking about the new record, Moonwalks said:
“Western Mystery Tradition was conceived in the winter of 2019 amidst a polar vortex in Detroit. At the time and in between touring, we lived together in a house on the west side that lacked a working stove and had no power in half of the building. The band – trapped indoors due to temperatures in the negatives and massive amounts of snow – drew inspiration from our isolated state amidst a bleak Michigan winter.”
On the new single, bassist Kate G adds:
“Heavy Tears was the first song we wrote together for the record and sets the tone for the album as a whole.”
Western Mystery Tradition Tracklist:
- War On Nothing
- Natural Possession
- Cherry Shade
- Jodi’s Shoes
- Outer Limits
- Crown of Roses
- Joy of Geraniums
- Cream of The Country
- Into Time
- Heavy Tears
Moonwalks consists of Kerrigan Pearce (drums), Jacob Dean (guitar), and Kate Gutwald (bass). Originating in Detroit’s DIY scene, the trio started out playing in warehouses and makeshift venues across the city. Since then, they’ve gone on to tour extensively throughout North America and Europe supporting acts like The Murlocs, Metric, Julian Casablancas & The Voidz, Thee Oh Sees, The Liminanas and The Mystery Lights, to name a few.