Moon Tooth, the Long Island-based four-piece who have wowed fans and critics alike, leading Rolling Stone to say: “not since the early days of the Mars Volta has a rock band managed to sound so wildly adventurous”, return with one of the year’s most eagerly-awaited rock albums: “Phototroph”, out on May 13th, 2022, via Pure Noise Records.
“The theme of plants growing towards the light was just something I kept coming back to in different songs”, explains Moon Tooth singer John Carbone on the impetus for the album title. “Our previous record, Crux, was like a crossroads and was dealing with a lot of negative shit. “Phototroph” is about walking from the middle and picking a road that goes onward and upward on a brighter path”.
News of the Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Quicksand, Dillinger Escape Plan) produced album is accompanied by the release of “Carry Me Home” and a hilariously, campy Tom Flynn-directed video. Guitar player Nick Lee provides insight into the track: “I really wanted to go all the way Allman Brothers or Hendrix on a Moon Tooth song. We’ve definitely flirted with those sounds on songs in the past but it felt really good to just go all the way bluesy-country and unabashedly old school rock and roll. I think this song is a testament to the fearlessness with which Moon Tooth writes music. We will flirt with any genres we want and it will still sound like us”.
“Carry Me Home” is the third preview of the forthcoming “Phototroph”, with the band unveiling the life-affirming clip for “Nymphaeaceae” in October, followed by the blistering, psychedelia-infused video for “The Conduit”.
Watch the music video for “Carry Me Home” below.
Album pre-orders, which are available now, include several limited edition vinyl variants:
• White/royal blue with yellow splatter (200 copies, Pure Noise exclusive)
• Black and gold pinwheel (300 copies, Pure Noise exclusive)
• Yellow and blue galaxy (300 copies, indie retail)
• Royal blue cloudy (UK/EU retail exclusive)
• Black and hot pink (250, Moon Tooth exclusive)
• Royal blue in milky clear vinyl with heavy yellow and green splatter (1150, various retailers)
Pre-order “Phototroph” here.
1 I Revere
2. Back Burner
3. Deathwish Blues
4. The I That Never Dies
5. Alpha Howl
6. O My Isle
7. The Conduit
9. Grip On The Ridge
10. Carry me Home
Moon Tooth will join Dance Gavin Dance on their recently announced Spring tour, with tickets available tomorrow at 10 am local time.
US Tour Dates 2022:
April 23 Sacramento, CA Swanfest (Heart Health Park)
April 26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
April 27 Boise, ID Revolution
April 29 Wichita, KS Cotillion
April 30 Omaha, NE The Admiral
May 1 Des Moines, IA Val Air
May 3 Ft. Wayne, IN Pierre’s
May 4 Cleveland, OH Agora
May 6 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
May 7 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
May 9 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
May 10 Albany, NY Empire Live
May 11 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
May 13 Richmond, VA The National
May 14 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
May 15 Columbia, SC The Senate
May 17 Ponte Verde, FL Concert Hall
May 19 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Auditorium
May 20 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnace