Today The Molochs are premiering the video for their second single You And Me at Noisey. Talking of the single, lead singer Lucas Fitzsimmons said, “You And Me” is about losing the struggle to control one’s emotions.” The sentiment is accompanied by a nice hammond organ. You And Me is the second single from the band. It follows their first single No More Cryin’. Both tracks will be released on America’s Velvet Glory out Jan 13th via Innovative Leisure.
As part of the band’s further preparations for 2017, they’ve just been confirmed for next year’s Primavera Festival, as well as scheduling in two UK live shows for their first trip here. See the band live at the following dates:
22 May – Shacklewell Arms, London – tickets
23 May – Montague Arms, London – tickets
America’s Velvet Glory was recorded with engineer Jonny Bell at effortless (says Fitzsimons) sessions at Long Beach’s JazzCats studio – also incubator for Molochs’ new labelmates Wall of Death and Hanni El Khatib. It starts with an anxious electric minor-key melody and ends on a last lonesome unresolved organ riff, and in between comes beauty, doubt, loss, hate and even a moment or two of peace. There are flashes of 60s garage rock—like the Sunset Strip ’66 stormer No More Cryin’ or the Little Black Egg-style heartwarmer-slash-breaker The One I Love —but like one Fitzsimons’ favourites The Jacobites, The Molochs are taking the past apart, not trying to recreate it.