Moonlight Bride is a noise-pop outfit born in the industrial outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The band consists of four members: Justin Giles, Matt Livingston, Justin Grasham, and Dave Maki. After relentless writing, reinvention, and touring, the band has developed a cult following as well as many critical accolades.
The band began crafting their sound in the summer of 2007, spawning two self-recorded EPʼs. Quickly becoming hometown favorites, word spread and the band began attaining buzz throughout the Southeast. In late 2008, guitarist Justin Grasham joined, and with a newfound vigor the band retreated to an abandoned factory, shaping what would become their debut album, Myths. Written in just over a week through a series of intense writing sessions, the four members would convene around 7 PM, often finding themselves leaving well after six in the morning. These sessions marked an immense change in the band’s sound, abandoning the piecemeal recording style and metaphorical narrative for a more abstract sound and genuine perspective. The album was recorded in two weeks in May 2009, primarily at As Elyzum studios, while supplementary parts were captured in various locations, including a derelict cabin and Wilcox’s apartment.
Upon it’s release in October 2009, Myths was received exceptionally well by fans and critics alike and garnered the band their first bit of national and international recognition and press. The vinyl and CD copies of Myths sold out within 3 months of its initial release. The band made multiple year-end lists including “One of the 8 most auspicious
musical debuts of 2009” by Paste magazine. Multiple songs from the record made a variety of film and TV appearances. The band began touring the Southeast relentlessly in support of Myths and continued to attract new fans with their hypnotic live show.
In the spring of 2011, Moonlight Bride once again headed into As Elyzum studios to record a follow up EP to 2009’s Myths. With the current lineup solidified, the new EP was recorded by Stephen Nichols and Moonlight Bride with mixing duties handled by John Goodmanson. Titled Twin Lakes, the new recording shows the band moving towards a more dynamic sound. Filled with layers of noise and melody, Twin Lakes takes Moonlight Bride to another level.
With a new release on the horizon, Moonlight bride continues to write and improve their already inspiring live show. 2012 will prove to be a big year for this hometown band that never stops.
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