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Moon Kissed is a collective powerhouse.
NYC-based synth-pop trio, Moon Kissed, are gearing up to release their sophomore album, I’d Like To Tell You Something Important, due out October 22 — which also happens to be the night of their sold-out album release party at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY. Today, the not-a-girl band trio shares their second offering from the forthcoming record and “Strange Satisfaction” is out now, along with an official music video.
New tour dates have just been announced. On stage, the band transcends stale expectations associated with “live music” and brings, to every audience, something completely new and saturated with a pulsating otherness. Now that Moon Kissed and NYC are officially back in action, the band is back on stage. Many ponder “What does it look like when a city returns to its senses?” and the band was photographed by The New York Times to answer this question. It looks like Moon Kissed singing topless in a circle of fans screaming their lyrics back to them. With a sold-out release show and a previously sold-out show on June 18th in Brooklyn, and a last-minute epic show this summer, the high-energy they’re known for is in full force.
The forthcoming album’s first single, “Bubblegum,” is out now along with a music video. Moon Kissed is not a “girl band.” They are a force that, when creatively combined, creates a vortex of safety that can be physically and emotionally experienced through the joy of pure freedom, where it’s ok to be weird — in fact, it’s encouraged. Expression within the container of Moon Kissed culture looks like bravery, joy, body love, happy tears (and all kinds of tears/release) and full-body chills. This new album is an extension of that energy.
The new single follows the stand-alone release of “Clubbing In Your Bedroom” and a remix EP of the track. “Clubbing In Your Bedroom” is an ode to everything people lost during Covid when it came to connecting, dancing and just being with each other — a true shared struggle over the past year and a half. The original song was written and produced by Khaya Cohen and Emily Sgouros after a late night of clubbing in Emily’s bedroom. It was mixed and mastered by Justin Van Der Volgen and the music videowas edited by Leah Scarpati.
A common thread in the band’s current releases is joy as an act of resistance and Moon Kissed acts as a permission slip to feel free in your body and soul even within the confines of the world today. At their core, this band is a magnet for self-expression without hesitation. That’s how they formed, after all. When Emily, Khaya, and Leah met at a Lower East Side New Years party in 2019, they knew they had to start a band. It was instant. The energy between them had that rare storybook (once-in-a-generation) vibrancy that warrants comparisons to trail-blazing acts like The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, etc.
They are taking the stage at The Basement tonight!
Image: OK McCausland – The New York Times via press release.
Source: Press Release
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Doors Open 6:30pm
Parking is available in front of The Basement (behind Grimey’s) and in the gravel strip next to dumpsters off of Alloway St. Legal street parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the fenced in gravel lot behind Grimey’s Too as it will be locked at 8pm.