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Moon Tooth Go ‘Goodfellas’ In Newly Debuted “Alpha Howl” Music Video


Moon Tooth have launched their new song “Alpha Howl” online complete with a music video inspired by the 1990 classic film ‘Goodfellas‘. Director Tom Flynn was tasked with overseeing the latter.

Speaking of the song itself, vocalist John Carbone offered:

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“There’s nothing more precious in life than finding your true purpose. It’s a miracle in and of itself. Equally impacting is the misery of finding it and then being kept from it. When I’m home, sleeping in a comfy bed in my comfy apartment, I toss and turn furiously feeling in every sense of the word, restless.

But touring all these years, sleeping on filthy hardwood floors in punk houses, wearing the same sweat-drenched show clothes from days ago, I sleep like a baby because my heart, mind and spirit are nourished.

Of course it’s important to remember my privilege: I have an apartment, a bed, and I am grateful, but I have worked to put food on the table doing things I hate and having found true purpose, I think it’s reasonable to want to work my ass off at that for survival. ‘Alpha Howl’ is about emotionally, philosophically, and spiritually starving to death.”

Guitarist Nick Lee commented of the video:

“We had been working through a few more ‘serious’ video concepts for ‘Alpha Howl’ but once the ‘Goodfellas’ idea happened we just couldn’t stop laughing and knew it was the winner. We’re four Italian-Americans from Long Island so that movie is just essential and over the years we’ve fielded plenty of jokes around having a ‘Carbone’ and a ‘Romanelli’ in the band.

I remember one interviewer making a joke about reading the names and thinking ‘what is this, the Long Island mafia?’ It’s obviously not meant to be tied to the lyrics or anything but it was incredibly fun to make and we hope people will get some laughs out of it!”

The song is the final advance single set to be launched from the band’s next full-length album “Phototroph“, due out May 13th on Pure Noise. Look for the band to be out on the road shortly at the following U.S. shows:

04/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
04/18 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
04/19 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
04/21 Denver, CO – Lost Lake
04/23 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park (‘SwanFest‘)
04/24 Portland, OR – Mano Oculta
04/25 Seattle, WA – Substation

With Dance Gavin Dance, Memphis May Fire and Volumes:

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

Moon Tooth:

05/21 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05/22 Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
05/23 Huntington, WV – The Loud
05/24 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
05/27 Ridgewood, NY – TV Eye
05/29 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall (album release show)

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