Night Moves | 06/29/12

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Following the news of the Minneapolis' band signing to Domino, we're happy to announce the release of their debut album Colored Emotions out October 9.

The band has quickly made their way to the head of the Twin Cities music scene, landing the cover story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune describing them as a “slow-grooving, neo-twangy, cosmically-baked band”, as well as being named the area’s “Best New Band” by Minneapolis City Pages.

Night Moves--John Pelant (guitars/vocals), Micky Alfano (bass) and Mark Ritsema (multi-instrumentalist)--grew up together in the Twin Cities and spent their younger years rotating in and out of one another's musical orbits. The trio reconvened in 2009 to form Night Moves and began recording and building a fervent local following of fans and media alike.

The band joined producer/mixer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, Devendra Banhart) in Los Angeles by way of their first appearances at South By Southwest to tighten and brighten the ten-track album, which the band had begun on their own before signing to Domino earlier this year.  The first taste of the collaboration with Monahan comes in the form of the single “Headlights.”  Stream and download it below.

The band also has a number of tour dates set for this summer, leading up to the release of Colored Emotions.

07-07 Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival
07-13 Madison, WI - The Terrace at UW-Madison (w/ Wild Nothing)
07-14 Chicago, IL - Schubas (w/ Father John Misty)
07-17 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis (w/ Cloud Nothings)
07-21 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave (w/ Jeremy Messersmith and Greycoats)
07-30 Minneapolis, MN - Loring Park Music and Movies
08-11 Stillwater, MN - Square Lake Film & Music Festival