PensEyeView.com that provides a great introduction to the band. Snippets from the interview are below...
PensEyeView.com (PEV): How would you describe your sound and what do you think makes you stand out from others in your genre?
The Midnight Moan (MM): The sort of music that was around before computers had to win at everything. Rock and roll. A lot of guitars. We sing songs about love and lonesomeness. The things that keep us up at night. As far as standing out above others, I’m 6’4” so I’m probably taller than others in our genre.
PEV: Tell us about your recent release, Comes In Phases.
MM: It’s very straightforward rock (I wasn’t kidding about it all being major chords). But there’s a lot of variety to keep it interesting. It’s rare that people listen to full albums but we wanted to make one that holds up song to song. The kind of thing you could put on late at night and play all the way through. It has some country, blues and New Orleans influence. We got a smoking sax solo from Tom “Bones” Malone of the original Saturday Night Live band [editor's note: and the Blues Brothers] on one song. Brian Mitchell, who played a lot with Levon Helm over the years, contributed a killer piano part on a tune. It’s good drinking music.
The Midnight Moan are playing a record release show for their debut disc, Comes in Phases, at Arlene's Grocery on June 14th. Doors at 8PM, show at 11PM and tickets are $10.
The Midnight Moan