Night Moves | 03/09/12

Image: Night Moves Announcement Photo

We're very pleased to announce the latest American addition to the Domino family, the Minneapolis cosmic groovers, Night Moves.  

To begin, the group will be spending the springtime touring the US as well as preparing their first release for Domino, a 7" single for "Headlights" b/w "Horses."  Said single can be previewed here:

Prior to the release of "Headlights", the band will be playing a number of dates on a mini-tour that will take them to South By Southwest, the annual musical proving ground where many T&E accounts, breakfast tacos and bands are consumed.  From there, they will trek across the desert Southwest for select dates and to complete work on their debut album with producer/mixer Thom Monaghan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, The Lilys) in Los Angeles, California and then eastward for select dates with the Brooklyn-based Caveman. 

In the band's own words, "break out the Michael McfuckingDonald and the bud, the boys are going on tour:"

Here are the dates:
3/9 - Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon with Ava Luna
3/10 - Norman, OK Opolis with The Hood Internet, Class Actress
3/11 - Houston, TX Fitzgeralds with Oberhofer, Pond

3/14 - Austin, TX Brew Exchange at 4:30pm (706 W 6th St)
          Buca Lounge at 8pm (422 Congress Ave) Official Showcase

3/16 - Austin, TX Swan Dive at 1:15pm (651 Red River St) First Ave Showcase
          Dogwood Bar at 3pm (715 W 6th St)

3/17 - Austin, TX The Liberty at 6:25pm (1618 East 6th St)
3/19 - Phoenix, AZ Yuca Tap Room with Milagres
3/21 - Los Angeles, CA  Silverlake Lounge
4/7 - New York, NY  Pianos
4/9 - Washington DC  Red Palace with Caveman
4/10 - Columbus, OH The Basement with Caveman
4/11 - Ann Arbor, MI Bling Pig with Caveman
4/12 - Chicago, IL  Schuba's with Caveman

The core members, guitarist/lead vocalist John Pelant, bassist Mickey Alfano and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, grew up together in the Twin Cities and spent their younger years rotating in and out of one another's musical orbits.  After a couple of promising false starts, the trio re-coalesced in 2009 in earnest as Night Moves (Gene Hackman or Bob Seger?  Only the shadow knows) and began recording and building a fervent local following of fans and media alike.

Colored Emotions will be released in the waning days of the summer of 2012 on Domino.

Domino SxSW sampler: