The Molochs have announced their new album ‘Flowers In The Spring’ is due out September 7th this year via Innovative Leisure. They have also shared the first single to be taken from it ‘I Wanna Say To You’ and today, a brilliant video to accompany it.
Speaking about the video, director Juan P Wauters explained, “In I Wanna Say To You I wanted to show The Molochs in their natural environment. Both Lucas and Ryan grew up in the Los Angeles area so I thought it would be good to make a video that showcases them and their city. I was aware of all the clichés related to the aesthetics of L.A. so I looked for an angle that allowed me to show their qualities without falling into redundancy. I thank the band and Innovative Leisure for giving me free rein in my creative process.”
The band will also be performing at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles on August 3rd – more details on the show are available here.
The Molochs’ America’s Velvet Glory was the earliest burst of light and energy to hit in 2017, an album of electrified rock ‘n’ roll like Dylan and Lou Reed by a band named after the Ginsberg-ian glutton god who demanded the sacrifice of all things good and pure. In 2018 Moloch himself is fatter and happier than ever, so the Molochs couldn’t just make another record. After Glory showed the world who they were, they needed to make an album that showed what they could do. So ‘Flowers In The Spring’ is where the Molochs worked harder, thought harder and fought harder to be the kind of band that the times demand.
“I like to think the world just needs some good solid songs out there,” founder Lucas Fitzsimons says. “It’s simple. It’s not easy … but it’s simple.” As on Glory, inspiration from Syd Barrett, Dylan, Nikki Sudden and kindred spirit Peter Perrett of the Only Ones was at work, but the Molochs are endlessly ravenous when it comes to things to read and listen to and learn from. On Flowers they refine and recombine their sound, working in that long tradition of poets who cover themselves in pop songs.
“I Wanna Say To You”, their first single, draws from some of Creation Records’ dreamiest dreamers than it does from any esoteric 60s howlers.
‘Flowers In The Spring’ will be released on the LA indie label Innovative Leisure on 7th September 2018.