by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: New Moods - Playtime (MP3)
New Moods @ Swan Dive (More by Tim Griffin)
We are last-minute shoppers at BrooklynVegan. In addition to G-Side TONIGHT (12/6), next week we've got three BV holiday shows and we're still adding bands to them. A week from tonight (12/13) is the first of them: Anna Calvi and Eleanor Friedberger at Music Hall of Williamsburg. We're happy to announce that New Moods will open the show. Tickets are $8, still on sale (though going quick) and one dollar of that will go to Toys for Tots.
If you haven't heard New Moods yet, the band features Billy Jones from Other Passengers and Melati Malay (who also is in Young Magic). You can download the a-side to their debut single, "Playtime," at the top of this post. The band mix a lot of disparate influences -- tropical pop, some definite techno/trance stuff going on in there too -- but the pieces fit together for a very danceable (and hum-able) whole. They played one of our day parties in Austin during SXSW this year, maybe some of you out there were there for that?
For those keeping score, the other two BV Holiday Parties next week are Fucked Up, Dom and more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday 12/16 and Twin Sister, Widowspeak and Ava Luna at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday 12/17. Tickets are still available for all of them as of this posting.
If you'd like to hear more New Moods, there's a couple more tracks you can stream at the bottom of this post. And if you'd like to hear even more, come to the show!