Moon ToothJesse Korman

Moon Tooth To Release New Album “Phototroph” In May, Debut “Carry Me Home” Video


Moon Tooth‘s new Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira) produced full-length album “Phototroph” has been slated for a May 13th release on Pure Noise Records. Speaking of the theme of the record, the band’s vocalist John Carbone offered:

“The theme of plants growing towards the light was just something I kept coming back to in different songs. Our previous record, Crux, was like a crossroads and was dealing with a lot of negative shit. Phototroph is about walking from the middle and picking a road that goes onward and upward on a brighter path.”

A music video for the album’s latest single “Carry Me Home” directed by Tom Flynn has just went up online and is available for viewing below. Speaking of that track, the band’s guitarist Nick Lee commented:

“I really wanted to go all the way Allman Brothers or Hendrix on a Moon Tooth song. We’ve definitely flirted with those sounds on songs in the past but it felt really good to just go all the way bluesy-country and unabashedly old school rock and roll. I think this song is a testament to the fearlessness with which Moon Tooth writes music. We will flirt with any genres we want and it will still sound like us.”

Phototroph” track listing:

01 – “I Revere
02 – “Back Burner
03 – “Deathwish Blues
04 – “The I That Never Dies
05 – “Alpha Howl
06 – “O My Isle
07 – “The Conduit
08 – “Nymphaeaceae
09 – “Grip On The Ridge
10 – “Carry Me Home
11 – “Phototroph

Pre-orders can be found here. Yesterday the group were announced as the opening act for Dance Gavin Dance, Memphis May Fire and Volumes‘ spring tour, those dates include:

04/23 Sacramento, CA – Swanfest
04/26 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/27 Boise, ID – Revolution
04/29 Wichita, KS – Cotillion
04/30 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
05/01 Des Moines, IA – Val Air
05/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
05/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora
05/06 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/07 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
05/09 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/10 Albany, NY – Empire Live
05/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
05/13 Richmond, VA – The National
05/14 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05/15 Columbia, SC – The Senate
05/17 Ponte Vedra, FL – Concert Hall
05/19 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Auditorium
05/20 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces

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