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There are many projects named Moonrise.

1 - Brazilian shoegaze post-punk guitar-pop band Moonrise was formed in late 1993.
Their first demo, Woodland, is from 1994, by its original formation: Cesar Zanin (future member of Magic Crayon and other projects) playing the guitar and singing; Isabel Zanin playing bass; Claudio Louzada (ex-Femme Fatale) playing guitar; and Marco Costa (ex-Harry) playing the drums.

The second demo, from 1995, is called Victor. By then Marco had left the band, having been replaced by Paulo Gabrielleschi (ex-City Limits) programming the drum machine.

In 1996 Moonrise participated with two songs in the first Brazilian guitar-pop CD compilation project. The album is called Don’t Be Afraid, My Son, and also features bands like Cigarettes, Sleepwalkers and Snooze. By then Paulo left the band and Carlos Cal replaced Claudio on the guitar. The drum Machine was then programmed by Cesar.

Out is the name of their third and last demo, from 1996. It’s a compilation demo, with material from their three distinct incarnations: with acoustic drums, with drum machine, with no drums at all.

In 1997 Artifact recs released the split CD Old Moon Whale, with 6 songs of each of the following bands: Moonrise, Speed Whale, Old Magic Pallas.

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