Collective Concerts Presents
Moonwalks, Keegan Powell
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 19 and over
Warbly Jets - PropagandaIn our globalized, algorithm-ruled, data-based society, where the lines between public and private are blurred beyond recognition—where the hive mind masquerades as marketable individualism and Big Brother is welcomed with open arms in the name of convenience— some alarming questions present themselves. What is human connection? How easily are webought and sold? Is there any way to cut through all the noise? Is it too late? Do we even care? And how does music—real music—fit into it all?These are the ideas that motivated Warbly Jets’ new EP, Propaganda—which has the LosAngeles trio examining the idea of life-commodified, with a genre-wrecking sample-based set of rock songs that highlight their studio dexterity as well as their disinterest in doing whatanyone expects of them. Just like their self-titled debut, released in 2017, Propaganda pullsno punches, articulately and acidicly riffing on the seedy state of things, over an arena-ready, anthemic sound and massive beats.“ ‘Propaganda’ is a term as much as it’s a cultural ethos that’s been widely accepted. Anything from advertisement to self-aggrandizement qualifies,” explains multi-instrumentalist Julien O’neill. “From social media, push notifications, targeted ads—we’ve openly elected to carry around miniature billboards, playing our part under the promising guise of a sense of ‘connection.’ We feel empty without it.”After a non-stop year spent on the road opening for Liam Gallagher, The Dandy Warhols, Mystery Lights, and Night Beats—as well as headlining international tours of their own in China and the UK—Propagandaserved as a welcome return to Ultrasound Studios, the band’s home-base in downtown Los Angeles, and a chance to use their newfound experience, stamina, and perspective to take things to the next level. “We were getting burnt out and really wanted to shake up our writing process, so we’ve been working much more with samplers and keyboards,” adds frontman Samuel Shea. And while Propagandadoes provide a distinct shift in the band’s sound, the juiced-up, souped-up prowling attitude they do so well remains right at the core.And while early praise fromFlaunt, Brooklyn Vegan,Indie Shuffle,LA Record, and Rolling Stone France, as well as a swift climb up the Spotify charts, plays on Sirius XMU and Beats1 would look a lot like validation to most bands, Warbly Jets are already back in the studio and gearing up for their 2019 North American Tour.
Moonwalks are a psychedelic space rock outfit based out of Detroit, MI. The bad consists of
Kerrigan Pearce (drums), Jacob Dean (guitar), and Kate Gutwald (bass). Their first EP,
recorded by the legendary Jim Diamond (White Stripes/The Dirtbombs), was released in
November of 2014 on LA-based label L.O.O.S.E+Manimal Vinyl, and was dubbed a ‘New and
Notable Release’ by Bandcamp.
Originated in Detroit’s DIY scene, the band played in warehouses and makeshift venues across
the city. Since then, Moonwalks have toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, and
well as opened for notable acts such as Thee Oh Sees, Metric, The Voidz, Kikagako Moyo,
Priests, Cosmonauts, Wand, and LA Witch. Their debut LP, Lunar Phases, also recorded by
Diamond, was released November 6, 2015 on Manimal Vinyl.
Moonwalks released their first 7” single, ‘A Little Touch of Gravity//Steam Train’ on
Brooklyn-based Greenway Records in January 2017, and released their international debut on
Stolen Body Records (Bristol), In Light (The Scales in the Frame), in January of this year.
Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes