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LA band The Molochs releasing new LP (watch the “No More Cryin” video), touring with The Mystery Lights

Jeff Fribourg
Jeff Fribourg

Los Angeles group The Molochs will release their new album, America’s Velvet Glory, on January 13, 2017 via Innovative Leisure. The group, led by Lucas Fitzsimons, pull from their hometown’s rock past, circa ’66, with a little Stones and Kinks in there too. The album’s first single, “No More Cryin,” has that Brit influence (think “19th Nervous Breakdown”) and it’s done very well. We’ve got the premiere of its video, which looks like it could’ve been shot in ’66. Fitzsimons fills us in

The video is a minimalist portrait of the group. Shot in super 16, we wanted a classic look that moved into something more modern — the first half of the video taking place in a dance hall type auditorium and then moving into outdoor footage shot in south Pasadena gives that feeling. There is no story, plot, or angle — the main objective was to shoot something that looked beautiful while maintaining an earthy fidelity.

Mission accomplished, check out the video below.

The Molochs have tour dates in November with The Mystery Lights (that’s a well-matched double bill) and a couple shows are also with Night Beats. Nothing on the East Coast but all dates are listed, along with the album’s tracklist and artwork, below.

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The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory tracklist
01. Ten Thousand
02. No Control
03. Charlie’s Lips
04. That’s the Trouble with You
05. The One I Love
06. Little Stars
07. No More Cryin
08. You and Me
09. New York
10. I Don’t Love You
11. You Never Learn

The Molochs – 2016 Tour Dates:
Nov 6 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA W/ The Mystery Lights
Nov 7 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA W/ The Mystery Lights
Nov 8 – Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA W/ Night Beats, The Mystery Lights
Nov 18 – Pomona w/ Night Beats
Nov 20 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA W/ The Mystery Lights
Nov 22 – The Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA W/ The Mystery Lights
Dec 9 – Pionneertown w/ Hanni El Khatib

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