Monday, August 24, 2009

Swing South: ATL's Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun

Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun: "Traits of a Traitor (Autonomic Remix)"

This is what I am saying with Atlanta's Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun: the minimalism is over. I've been listening to a lot of good folkish indie rock lately, and I'm ready for something with substance, something that I can't handle in all one listen, something with so many things going on aurally that I pass out from overstimulation.

Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun isn't quite that thick, but they do provide some alt-eletronica rock for all of us to appreciate. It's not all that dance-y, but there are some nice beats. Think Bloc Party. Then they slay with sped-up drone guitars, think Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. So what we have here is party music for those that refuse to wear high heels except to their own wedding. Bouncy and jumpy with no sense of being club music. They've put out two EPs (most recently
The Lightning Exhibit) and and it looks like they are recording again soon.

So open up Photoshop. Pour on the layers. Find some bright colors, but only ones complementary on the color wheel. Add some noise. Some pixelation. Some blur. Find that one tool that makes everything kind of retro in a somewhat, but not too dated way. What you'll get is Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun. And find them on tour in the southeast.

Vid and tour dates after the jump...

Like It Or Not from today the moon, tomorrow the sun on Vimeo.

8/24 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
8/25 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
8/26 - Norfolk, Va. @ The Boot w/ Whispering Winds
8/27 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
8/28 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Fresh Brewed Coffee House
8/29 - Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
9/4 - Sandy Springs, Ga. @ North River Tavern
9/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa Club w/ The Ropes
9/12 - New York, NY @ Resonator Magazine Presents show... (venue TBA)
9/16 - Auburn, Al. @ The Independent w/ The Bandar-Log
9/19 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Other Sound Festival
9/25 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse w/ Here We Go Magic and The Walkmen
9/26 - Lexington, Ky. @ Buster's Billards w/ Varsovia

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