Bay of Seething

by Moonsicles

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Available on limited edition vinyl LP from Feeding Tube Records.
feedingtuberecords.com/releases/bay-of-seething/

Byron Coley: "Lovely, mysteriously canted LP by the new Austin-based quartet put together by Aaron Russell (ex-Cherry Blossoms, Weird Weeds, etc.). The music on Bay of Seething is instrumental, and rolls with a very cinematic feel, as though it were the soundtrack for some sort of rather sad, but highly psychedelic, movie. Sonically, if you need easy handles, the sounds are probably closer to Weird Weeds' than to Cherry Blossoms', perhaps because bassist Lindsey Verrill is a Weeds alum as well. But perhaps not. The blend of Aaron's guitar -- sometimes raw and heavy, sometimes more in the electro-folk mode -- with Sheila Scoville's synth, Verrill's bass, and Carolyn Cunningham's drums creates a dynamic and surging whole that's hypnotic and rapturous. Curiously, Moonsicles grab neither of the easy tropes that have lately been the stock-in-trade of instrumental units -- orientalia and spaghetti westernism. Their approach is straighter in a way, more based on proggy rock-qua-rock without nodding to either the far east or the faux west. The more the record plays, the deeper you'll sink. So grab yr duvet and prepare thyself for a solid ride."

Christopher Stigliano: "I wasn't expecting this 'un to be as much of a SURPRISE as it was, but man was BAY OF SEETHING by the Austin TX-based Moonsicles perhaps thee album of the week to catch me totally off guard! For being an outta-nowhere sorta act Moonsicles really know how to pour on the heavy-duty sound stylings comin' off one part cheezy film soundtrack and about ten post-krautrock electronics with the results being pretty nerve-bending in a Can meets O-Type sorta way."

Nathan Ford: "Ray Bradbury couldn't paint a better picture with words. And that in a nutshell is what this quartet excels at - building a three dimensional world and stimulating all of the senses - an admirable talent when you consider that they only have direct access to one of the listener's senses. This is transportive music, requiring little from the listener except a willingness to yield control. Once Moonsicles are behind the wheel you'll be taken to the most amazing places."

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released March 4, 2016

Carolyn Cunningham: Drums
Aaron Russell: Guitars
Sheila Scoville: Synthesizers
Lindsey Verrill: Bass VI and Cello

Grant Johnson: Recording Engineer
Carl Saff: Mastering Engineer

All songs written by Moonsicles
Produced by Moonsicles and Grant Johnson
Cover Painting by Sheila Scoville

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